Falling Skies: Get Ready for Episode 3 “Prisoner of War” Pre-Review with Sneak Peek!

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Greetings Scifi Fans!

TNT We Know Drama - Click to visit Falling Skies on TNT!I hope you were all glued to your televisions for the exciting two-hour U.S. premiere of Falling Skies on TNT.  But if you missed it, or if you saw it but want to watch it again, good news!  The pilot episode will be shown several times more before next Sunday and is available by Comcast XFinity On Demand, so check your local listings and or cable provider for viewing times and availability in your area. 

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Falling Skies is definitely a show you will want to watch from the beginning, although you could jump in at any point and join the story in the midst of the action.

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Getting Ready

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Rescue the target

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - The masters - The Skitters

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - The masters biped mechs

A DreamWorks Television Studios production created by screenwriter Robert Rodat and producer Steven Spielberg (who previously worked Falling Skies by Dreamworks Studios - Click to follow on Twittertogether on Saving Private Ryan), Falling Skies is co-produced by Mark Verheiden, Greg Beeman, and with executive producers Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Graham Yost.

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Everyone is in the resistance

Falling Skies is a true science fiction series with carefully crafted creature models and special effects, as well as a top notch cast including Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Colin Cunningham, Will Patton, Steven Weber, Maxim Knight, Mpho Koaho, Sarah Sanguin Carter, Connor Jessup, Bruce Gray, Dale Dye, Drew Roy, Seychelle Gabriel, Peter Shinkoda, Dylan Authors, James Collins, Martin Roach, Daniyah Ysrayl, Melissa Kramer, Jessy Schram, Yulia Lukin, Jaclyn Forbes, Llyane Stanfield, Wes Berger, and Joe Vercillo.

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Scanning the sky for aliens

If the rest of the season is as solid as the premiere, we are in for a real treat as you can see below when Noah Wyle recently discussed Falling Skies on Late Night with Jimmy FallonActually, thanks to the good people at TNT and as part of the Falling Skies reporting team for WormholeRiders News Agency, I had the great good fortune to view next week’s episode in advance and I can tell you that it is well worth watching.  But for the benefit of those readers who have not yet had a chance to see the pilot, I will refrain from giving away any spoilers (people in the UK have to wait until July 5, for goodness sake!).Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - The odds look good

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Devastation on Earth

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Mech blast

Several different story elements were introduced in the two-part pilot, and you may be surprised at how some of those elements start to play out beginning with Episode 3, “Prisoner of War.”  The title alone may start you wondering about what might happen next—Will this episode focus on the harnessed kids?  Are they the POWs referenced in the title?  Will the Skitters capture one or more of the adults?  Will the Skitters capture some of the resistance, or will both occur? If an adult survivor were captured, what might the Skitters want with them?  There was certainly some taking of prisoners in the pilot episode; perhaps episode three is a continuation of that story?

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Colin Cunningham as John Pope

I cannot divulge what will happen next, except to say that you will get to see even more of the Skitters and how they interact with each other and with humans.  Ick!  I think it is also safe to say this is a very dramatic and moving episode, with an unexpected twist involving a romantic interest and some very intense family scenes as well as some nail-biting action sequences.

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Moon Bloodgood and Noah Wyle

The special effects artists have done a terrific job of creating the creatures and ships for this show.  The six-legged Skitters move smoothly, like spiders or crabs, whereas the Mechs appear to have real weight when their mechanical feet hit the ground.  Of course, some of the effect is achieved with sound, but the result is two different types of creatures altogether, one biological and one technological.

Mech foot

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - Dale Dye and Noah Wyle

For those of you looking for even more of a Falling Skies experience, TNT has put together some fun things to explore on two Web sites: The TNT Falling Skies main web site and Falling Skies Dot Com.  I put my home address in the Last Defense app and watched the Skitters blow up my house and take over my neighborhood.  A little cheesy but still cool.  There is also a Web comic published by Dark Horse Comics that you can view online.

Falling Skies Webcomic

Falling Skies S1x03 Prisoner of War - What is this?

Click to visit and follow WormholeRiders News Agency on Twitter!Falling Skies returns each Sunday on TNT at its new scheduled time 10 PM east and west, 9 PM central. The WHR Falling Skies reporting team will be tweeting during the airings and look forward to your tweets too!

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One thought on “Falling Skies: Get Ready for Episode 3 “Prisoner of War” Pre-Review with Sneak Peek!

  1. Hello Offworlder!

    Nice pre-review with no spoilers, good pics too! What is that thing at the end?


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