I thought that the first half or so of the first season was a bit slow but as the show went on it really started to get much better and I feel that by now the show has really found its legs, so to speak. The only thing I have to wonder is how the 2nd Mass got so many automatic weapons, especially ones like G36's which aren't widely available in the US in selective fire or even in semi-auto. But stuff like that isn't a deal breaker for me though, I still enjoy the heck out of the show even if they are better armed than they'd probably be if the show were real.
As far as the Skitters go, I'm also in the camp that they're humans or the ultimate end of harnessing is to turn them into Skitters or something like them. I thought that they showed something last season that strongly hinted that Skitters were derived from harnessed humans but I don't recall exactly what it was though.
It's clear to me the new showrunner wants to eliminate as much of the first season as possible. He's killed Jimmy now? What an *******.
Btw, after watching the season opener does anyone else smell a Mythbusters episode testing the effectiveness of fiberglass matting over the hood of a car to block heat?
The technobabble stuff on Star Trek is one thing. They're usually working with stuff that is essentially magic to begin with.
But a sheet of R6 Fiberglass is just that, R6 Fiberglass. Even with R30 fiberglass in walls, police with handheld thermal imagers can still see people inside a house. I have to think that alien tech would be even more efficient in it's detection capabilities. But when even our own current day technology can defeat the 'magic fiberglass' the showrunner so cleverly thought up, then it's pretty **** poor writing. And yes, the exhaust still heats up too, but that and the pipe are still pretty small pieces of mass and would cool off pretty soon. But that multihundred pound engine block is going to retain heat for quite a while. And engines need cooling, so the coolant would remain hot for a while. No fan running over the radiator to cool things down. Plus, that heat needs to radiate out so are they taking it off when driving? Even if they do, once they park how's it cooling off if it can't radiate that heat out, and thus be seen?
It's just crappy writing by a guy who figured he suddenly knew better and decided to demean the first season by calling stuff 'magic bullets' and then doesn't know **** about science.
Good news for fans. Season 3 was announced today. Still just 10 episodes and a long wait but at least people don't have to worry about it getting killed after season 2.
Excellent! I'm really enjoying the show and while it has its ups and downs it's super entertaining for me.
I'm enjoying this season and can overlook things like the blankets. If that's what we think is improbable in a science fiction TV show, then there are about a 1000 other things to hate. One thing that bothered me in the last episode is, they were completely surrounded by aliens and gun blasts, then after the commercial break they were all cozy in the hospital. It seems like they couldn't think of a way out of the jam they had written themselves into, so they just made it go away. Regardless, I'm enjoying the show and glad another season has been picked up.
I thought they were in the jam then back to the bus where they were told they needed to get to hospital to fix her up.
They weren't surrounded they were being shot at from behind. He got to the girl who was too hurt to do anything on her own. The cut to the bus was so much writing out of a jam, but cutting out the dragging/carring her to his bike and riding off (all while dodging blasts)
Add to it now BOTH of the top brass of the second mass are out in the filed with little support where they both could be killed.... I always hated that about star trek and I hate it even more in falling sky's, going from such a military mind set to ***** it let's both go out into the field ... And letting his little girl go off with that guy who almost got them all killed?!
Ugh, this season is stinking compared to where season one left off.
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I'm really enjoying season 2. The character development is quite good, and given the lack of good special effects, that's really what will keep people coming back to watch.
I'm a bit surprised that I'm liking Ben more and more. His role can't be easy to play, but the actor has done a good job...writers too.
Now, his brother on the other hand...
Sundays episode was quite interesting. Anyone catch it? This season is definitely giving us much more than last season
Agreed - I'm curious as to where they're going with "Charleston"...
Their entire group is made up of idiots. They get there and they expect to see standing intact city, and when they don't they decide to leave? Of COURSE the human survivors would be hiding in the city. They couldn't use intact buildings. They'd be hiding in underground structures if possible, or at least low laying ones. It's like Mason and the rest forgot the aliens can fly over any city looking for heat sources.
Good point but with the rebel skidders and finding the new capital apparently I'm anxious to see where it all goes. I'm entertained
I'm willing to cut them slack based on 1) their blind hope and 2)perhaps the thought was that Charleston wasn't a "primary target" and might have been left intact.
Yea the week of it not airing made me miss it more! How many episodes are left for the season? I don't want it to end!
Pretty good episode even though there was just filler and no real story. I mean the whole harnessed kid storyline. That seemed to go no where. I did enjoy the captain and the guy who eventually says he was a marine story. That was pretty good. I'll also be interested to see what happens in Charleston.