TNT Falling Skies. There are more science fiction television series out there today than one could count but a few are actually worth the time it takes to watch them. The Falling Skies TNT television series would be one of them.
The series takes place in a post-apocalyptic Boston only six months after an alien invasion totally devastated the planet. A group of survivors, led by retired U.S. Army Captain Dan Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason, known as the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment flee Boston, fighting back against these extra-terrestrials. But the battle is always much more difficult then anticipated as would be expected from the TNT Falling Skies series.
Within 3 days of the attack, the alien invaders had managed to neutralize all power and technology, completely destroy the military forces of all countries and kill over 90% of the human population. The reason behind the attack remains a mystery but the alien invaders seem to have an objective and it involves the children of the world, specifically those between the ages of 8 and 18.
After capturing a child, a biochemical device known as a “harness” is attached to the spine of the child. This device seems to cause complete and unobjectionable obedience, ultimately controlling the minds of children around the world. The only problem with the device is that, even if a child is rescued, it cannot be removed. Removing the device will kill the child.
The alien invaders seem to come in 3 different forms and each with different duties. The “Mechs”(the attack drones who do most of the fighting), alien beings with six legs and green skin called “Skitters”(in charge of controlling the “Mechs”) and the “Espheni” or the Overlords, masterminds of the entire invasion and, seemingly, the beings in control of the “Skitters”.
The Falling Skies TNT show stars Noah Wyle as professor Tom Mason, the second in command of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment.
Additional Main Cast:
Moon Bloodgood as Anne Glass
Drew Roy as Hal Mason
Connor Jessup as Ben Mason
Colin Cunningham as John Pope
Maxim Knight as Matt Mason
Sarah Carter as Maggie
Mpho Koaho as Anthony
Seychelle Gabriel as Lourdes
Will Patton as Dan Weaver
Jessy Schram as Karen Nadler
Peter Shinkoda as Dai
Doug Jones as Cheechock il Sneetch-nitch Chatico / Cochise
The TNT Falling Skies series can be watched on Sundays at 10/9c on TNT!
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