Falling Skies (2011–2015)
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The world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet's remaining human population to fight for survival against the occupiers. ... See full summary »


Carl Franklin


Robert Rodat (creator), Robert Rodat


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Wyle ... Tom Mason
Moon Bloodgood ... Anne Glass
Drew Roy ... Hal Mason
Jessy Schram ... Karen Nadler
Maxim Knight ... Matt Mason
Seychelle Gabriel ... Lourdes Delgado
Peter Shinkoda ... Dai
Mpho Koaho ... Anthony
Connor Jessup ... Ben Mason
Will Patton ... Captain Weaver
Bruce Gray ... Uncle Scott
Dale Dye ... Jim Porter
Dylan Authors ... Jimmy Boland
Brent Jones Brent Jones ... Click
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Kate Gordon




The world is left in tatters after a sudden, unprovoked and unexplained invasion by aliens, leaving the planet's remaining human population to fight for survival against the occupiers. History professor Tom Mason has been named second in command for the 2nd Mass, but his real focus is on his three sons, one of whom has been captured by the aliens for an unknown purpose. Written by TNT Publicity

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At the beginning of the Pilot, humans are engaged in active battle with Skitters and Mechs. At one point, during a human partial retreat, one young woman runs full tilt at the fighters, yelling: "South Boston! South Boston! They've just taken South Boston!". South Boston contains Dorchester Heights, where George Washington forced British troops to evacuate during the American Revolutionary War. So this would indicate a serious conquest for the aliens - taking a section of human real estate with such distinct historical value. See more »


Tom Mason uses historical examples of battles. He refers to the Battle of Stirling Bridge (1297) as the Scottish against the British. It was actually the Scottish and against the English - the formation of Great Britain and the cultural identity of being 'British' only existed from the 18th Century. The character is actually a history professor so shouldn't make this sort of mistake. See more »


Dai: They die just like we do. You just have to get close.
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References Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) See more »


Falling Skies (Credits Theme from TV Series)
Performed by Falling Skies Orchestra
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User Reviews

Addictive but pacing is off
11 December 2012 | by thomd-2See all my reviews

There are quite a few compelling characters in this series and the acting is engaging. But, many scenes seem to be stretched to fill time and music is used to fill-in for situations where nothing much is happening. Wish there could be a second editor who could re-cut the series making it move more quickly. The younger actors actually outshine the experienced actors- they are well directed. I enjoy many surprising plot developments but I want to see more light and detail. They may be using dark scenes in order to cut down on the expenses of set development, a lot can be hidden with high contrast night shots. Recommend for all lovers of dystopian fiction but warn the impatient to be prepared for dragging story development.

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Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ajax, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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