Falling Skies

Falling Skies

The Complete Fifth Season

DVD - 2016
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All breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on earth. The Espheni's power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms, even if it means resorting to hand-to-hand combat against the enemy. After four years of being tortured, imprisoned and mutated and having their loved ones stolen from them. Tom and the second Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth.


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Mar 23, 2019

I liked the series.

Dec 24, 2017

FINALLY -- someone had the good conscious to end this pap turkey!
For the love of sci-fi .... re-watch new BSG, Firefly, Star Wars, Stargate series, Defiance, old Star Trek, new Star Treks, heck there are better home-made things on YouTube.

Jul 07, 2016

I really liked the series is fun to binge watch on a rainy week end.

Apr 21, 2016

Well, I must not be as critical as the average viewer, but I enjoyed the series, though it did lose most of its momentum and dramatic tension a few seasons ago. I guess I like closure. Noah Wyle doesn't disappoint, and Moon Bloodgood has grown into her role. SPOILER ALERT: I was sorry to see that Colin Cunningham's character and Noah Wyle's had a falling out, but was not sorry that fewer skitter close-ups came across the screen in this final season. I do agree the Espheni seemed to get less clever as the series wore on, and wished that we had more scenes with the Volm.

ravenheart Feb 29, 2016

This show has some good actors in it, but the writing isn't very good at all, and this season is the worst. It has been steadily degrading over the years, and has culminated in a very mediocre end for the show in this final season. What brings about the end is really ridiculous and silly. No intelligent species would ever bring the instrument of their destruction directly to their enemies and essentially drop it in their laps. The new writer they had for this last season should be publicly beaten.

Feb 15, 2016

Wow! What a let down. Plot holes you could drive a whole convoy thru. Script so lame it needs wheelchairs, note plural. And, if it weren't for the Eshpheni being so stupid the Second Mass would have been wiped out in season one. Thank goodness for stupid aliens.

Waste of time. Unless you want to test your knowledge of other SF shows these writers plundered for plot points.


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Dec 29, 2017

. _1_Find_Your_Warrior_ Tom's visitor (Rebecca) to him in his former house, urges this. After vision of 8 leg being. Then on drifting Beamer, from Moon Mission. He somehow gets back to Earth, urges militias to go on offensive, to win war. Espheni have lost a lot of command and control ability - Skitters uncoordinated and merely going after anything edible!

. _2_Hunger_Pains_ During mass Skitter attack, 2Mas friendly fire their one and only food store. 2Mas recon team find food store but held by woman, looking after her Skitterized bro! One makes her a false fix promise... . 2Mas elements find Espheni G E hornet, with Espheni, hornet and human DNA!

. _3_Hatchlings_ Espheni have a factory, churning out Skitters, Hornets. All climbing or flying from goo pot. 2Mas member looses friend because leadership prioritize attack on Espheni factory. Where Anthony messes up. The writing fails a little, when Dan remarks time was, when friend would have been saved first... ?

. _4_Pope_Breaks_Bad_ Anthony is angry - taken off front line. Fight sees a few quit 2Mas. Cochise almost dies but dad dies instead. Ben draws Tom description of 8 leg being. Cochise ID as race, extinct a thousand years, from Espheni attack. Rebecca adds detail - were skitter harnessed by Espheni, now hiding in different dimension.

. _5_Non-Esential_ 2Mas head for hoped to be final Espheni battle. Get held up by deranged gunman! Who wants their gear. New group being besieged, by deranged skitters - seeking sustenance from eating them. Saved by 2Mas quitters, now lead by Pope. Who signs on most - tells 3 get lost. Also has Hal hostage and Tom radio controlled, running around, looking in dumpsters, abandoned buildings, and bombed sites, for Hal.

. _6_Respite_ 2Mas guy wakes up in farm house, being tended to by woman. Who's here with her dad and kids. Espheni have left them alone and they are also sheltering their kids from the war! After some days of searching a city, 2Mas find the Espheni Coms Relay, under the floor, in their temporary base. One of the spiked people gets sick of it and de-spiked... SO 2Mas loose one of their Super People! Some of their lost find each other!

. _7_All_Have_Reasons_ 2Mas find fully functional feudal Manned Military Base. Despite my yelled warnings, they see no Espheni around, Dan finds old Army friend is in charge, assume all is well and 2Mas go in. Ben has a spike ripped out, without anesthesia or any apparent damage to his spinal cord! DESPITE spikes entwining it. 2Mas lad steals motorbike, races off to get help. Dingaan and Cochise work on moving Espheni Coms Relay.

. _8_Stalag_ 14_ 99% 2Mas are disarmed and jailed, with 8 leaders sentenced to death. Various brawls as a few hardier 2Mas members escape. Suspicions are aroused that Espheni Overlord has had some input to 2Mas apparent end. Ben is able to see the Espheni communicating through the Coms Relay - a skill I hope he remembers to include on his VC. Dan asks his old friend if friend was involved or a Espheni G E replica? A 2Mas leader returns with retinue, urges they unite against Espheni.

. 9_Reunion_ Tom is given a weapon that might wipe Espheni. Or not? Or Espheni and everyone else, ALSO!? 2Mas team try testing. Ben risks limb, life and health to read ES Coms. Espheni managed to slip 2Mas yet another impersonator. Fellow human attacks just as 2Mas start toward rendezvous with all available Militias for all in assault on Espheni fortress.

. 10_Reborn_ They are bombed by Espheni bread hornets, using human made bombs Espheni found in _OUR_ arsenals! Espheni Minefield of eggs - causing Cochise considerable concern - which is articulated. Despite all this, one of the team stops to peer in at the creature within... ! Espheni Queen complains of their mistreatment and of her and of her daughter as well. Pope reappears for his reprise.

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