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.
Did You Know?
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
They die just like we do. You just have to get close.
Falling Skies (Credits Theme from TV Series)
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