Tom Mason invokes the spirit of Abraham Lincoln in the “Badlands” episode of Falling Skies. Can he deliver “a new birth of freedom” or will hope die with those that gave their “last full measure of devotion”?
What does she want? What is her agenda? Is she really the next Overlord?
According to Tom Mason she is, although my radar has detected a few false flags from the initial two episodes. But look at that sweet face, who wouldn’t want to follow her over a cliff into your complete and utter doom.
She has leader written all over her!
She certainly seems to have her tentacles everywhere. And given proclivity for evil, tentacles seems and apt description of her reach. Let’s start with poor ol’ Hal.
As Maggie has claimed, Karen did something to him and it was in the form of one of the Espheni cyber-bugs. As we all saw, Karen had placed a bug buried deep inside his cerebral cortex. It allowed her to manipulate him with a Svengali like thrall. He would come to her in the depths of the night in a dream like trance and from there she would work her magic as pictured above.
See the rest of Karen and her “magic” plan at my blog….
Who are the Volm? Can they be trusted? Do they have an agenda? I tackle these and many more questions in my latest blog entry. Join me there before Karen and evil Espheni censor me out of existence! (They’ve tried before.)
Yikes, what is it exactly that we are selling here?
Falling Skies has come out with a titillating video to attract viewership for this upcoming season 3. I suppose if you want to lose yourself in the mythology of the show and become an active participant, then you could see this video as propaganda from the alien invaders.
Join us! Meet hot girls! Slavery isn’t so bad when you’re getting a little sumptin’ sumptin!
Yeah, I can see how that could work.
Oh well, who am I to judge? Sex sells and the Overlords are no dummies. A new alien species has arrived on Earth and if the Espheni feeling a little threatened then they break out the big guns.
Followers of Falling Skies Facebook page got a little treat this week with the revelation of a new poster to promote the upcoming season. Featured on the poster are the new upgraded “Mechs” the 2nd Mass has been fighting all along and the new species that landed in season two’s finale.
I like the look of the Mechs. More streamlined less clunky, gone is the resemblance to a two legged crustacean. The shoulder firing pods look like some borrowed from Iron Man’s armor and I wonder if that third appendage up there is a high intensity light or some sort of major weapon system that fires energy bolts.
The figure to the right is the new ally to the human race or at least I’m assuming as much since it says “new allies” beneath him. He’s definitely humanoid and we see him without any sort of breathing apparatus or space helmet. Does this mean he is from an Earth like planet or is it artistic license?
Or new friend does have a name as does his race and I’ll reveal that courtesy of EW.com later.
The color scheme of the poster is typical of what we get from Falling Skies. Cold hues of black and blue that add certain menace and a grim nature to the picture. You’ll note our two figures stand amidst the ruins of battlefield Earth. I guess our planet is their playground to settle their differences. Sparks fly in the foreground also. They could be residue from the particle beam weapon the Mech has used or they could be embers from a burning and ravaged Earth. Poor Charleston, maybe Boston is on the mend!
Come to think of it, if you read “New Enemies” and “New Allies” in a different way it could mean that the original invaders, the Espheni or Overlords, have a new ally and they are our new enemy. Yikes, that would mean major trouble for Earth. Let’s hope the original interpretation holds true and the new race race is our friend.
If you follow this link to the EW.com interview page you’ll get a bunch of season 3 spoilers including the nature of our new visitors. For those who want to know the name to the new visitors right away see below after the spoiler warning.
The new race is called the “Vohm” and our new friend is nicknamed “Cochise”. Interesting he gets the name of the great Apache warrior chief that sadly represents a conquered people. Are they trying to be ironic?
(If the Vohm are a distant relative to the North American Indian that have come back to retake their land through time and space I would be all for it. That would be both courageous and inspired.)
(My earliest prediction to the now dubbed “Vohm” was that they were some sort of rival space gang to the Espheni or they were some sort of Space Police looking to track the Espheni down for their crimes. Of course, they also could be a conquered or wronged race of the Espheni that have rebuilt themselves and are now looking for revenge. That would be pretty cool also.)
What is the price of greatness bestowed upon Tom Mason? Will he have to sacrifice his ideals? What’s in store for the 2nd Mass? Join me at my Battlin’ Boston Blog to explore these and many other questions.
I was on the website Seriable.com recently and the question was asked what the viewing audience thought the final scene of Season One of Falling Skies meant? It’s where Tom Mason is confronted by the Bi-pedal alien and he joins the alien on their craft as they are curious why humanity is still fighting back?
I answered something to the effect that the Aliens must be curious about us from an anthropological point of view because we had been so handily beaten so why are we still fighting?
I then began to think that maybe they don’t have time to fight a prolonged occupation. Perhaps they need to harvest what they need from our planet and move on because quite possibly something is pursuing them! It would also be to their benefit to train a dedicated fighting force behind to protect their conquest. Why destroy us if they could use us?
This could be what Tom Mason learns aboard the Alien ship. Join the Aliens in their fight and they will leave us alone and share the Earth’s resources. This could also buy Humanity time in their effort to evict the Aliens. “Join or Die was an old wood carving by Ben Franklin predating the Revolutionary War and as there are many parallels between that time and mankind’s current plight on the show I thought it fit perfectly.
So what do you think, on Falling Skies, will it be join or die?