Steven Spielberg’s Falling Skies returns for its second season Sunday. The members of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment continue their fight against the alien invaders with a two hour episode on TNT.
Falling Skies is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama series, which is TNT’s highest rated new series last year. In case you’ve forgotten about the series or haven’t caught the first season then you can get the 10 episode Falling Skies: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray.
Falling Skies starts six months after the aliens have shattered planet Earth and almost wiped away the human race. The survivors of the invasion got together to form resistance groups and try to stay alive as the aliens continue to seize and kill everyone they find.
Noah Wyle is Tom Mason, a Boston professor who has extensive knowledge of military history. He is also the second in command of the 2nd Massachusetts Militia Regiment with the goal to protect the remaining civilians in the area. He has three sons and one of them is held by the alien invaders.
Will Patton is Captain Dan Weaver, a retired Persian Gulf War veteran who is the leader of the regiment. Moon Bloodgood is Doctor Anne Glass, a pediatrician before the invasion and now the chief medical officer of the group.
The aliens known as Skitters looks like spiders with multi-limbs. They have two legged metal robots called Mechs. They are difficult to kill with the weapons that the human are able to find. The alien invaders take children alive and make slaves out of them.
But it’s not just the aliens that humans need to look out for. They also have to be careful around other humans because some help the invaders and others have their own agendas. Humans rescued from the alien prisons are not quite the same.