They Most Definitely Did Not Come In Peace

In artist Sung Choi's concept art series ARK, an alien invasion drives humanity from Earth. Fortunately, we find a habitable planet to make our home after the horrors of war. » 1/26/15 5:00pm 1/26/15 5:00pm

A Perfect 1960s Housewife Has A Horrific Surprise For Her Husband

Joe lives a perfect 1964 life in a perfect house behind a white picket fence and a manicured lawn. But one day he comes home to find that his wife Betty isn't cooking dinner. The truth is, she has very different plans for their life going forward. » 9/22/14 2:20pm 9/22/14 2:20pm

What Was The Most Bonkers Season-Ending Twist On Falling Skies?

Falling Skies still has one season left, but it's pretty clear that this show will be remembered for its wacky spit-take moments at the end of each season, among other things. But which season-ending moment of ridonkulousness is the best? We have a handy poll. » 9/02/14 9:40am 9/02/14 9:40am

Heads Up: Falling Skies Has Gotten Pretty Watchable Again

Falling Skies' latest (and penultimate) season got off to a rocky start, with Nazi reeducation camps, Tom Mason as a masked superhero, and Tom's daughter Lexi as a creepy cult-leader. But over the past few weeks, this show has seemed to find its groove again. At least somewhat. Spoilers again... » 8/28/14 5:30pm 8/28/14 5:30pm

This Was Actually A Pretty Decent Episode Of Falling Skies

Falling Skies is always at its best when it's dealing with mild body horror — the show's original "hook" was the harnessed children, and since then the most compelling stuff has always involved humans being changed by contact with aliens. So it was nice to see a lot of that in last Sunday's episode. » 8/13/14 1:20pm 8/13/14 1:20pm

Wild Concept Art For The Trippy Final Moments Of Luc Besson's Lucy

Luc Besson's "superpowered drug mule" movie Lucy went to some pretty intense places in its final act. And concept artist Ben Mauro did a lot to shape the look of those scenes. Check out more of Mauro's Lucy concept art below — plus Mauro's attempts to reinvent alien invasions, and create a live-action movie of his own… » 8/11/14 10:30am 8/11/14 10:30am

Tom Mason's Egomania Finally Costs Him, On Falling Skies

You know, there's probably a historical precedent for a leader who overreaches and over-promises, while hypocritically protecting his own family from the consequences of their actions. Napoelon, maybe? In any case, last night's Falling Skies finally showed Tom Mason falling short. Thank goodness. Spoilers ahead... » 8/04/14 4:13pm 8/04/14 4:13pm

Falling Skies's Villain Conference Is Today's Most Wonderful Cheesefest

They don't make villain conferences like this any more. One of the interchangeable aliens from this season of Falling Skies grabs a lump of coal and scrunches it into a red diamond, so he can have a teleconference with another alien, in a burning hellscape lifted from a Mortal Kombat game. » 7/14/14 5:36pm 7/14/14 5:36pm

Why Exactly Would Anyone Ever Trust Falling Skies' Alien Invaders?

That was the big question I kept asking as I watched the latest episode of this gritty alien-invasion war drama. Plus, why doesn't Tom Mason put together a soccer team to escape from the prison camp? That would have been way cooler. Spoilers ahead... » 7/07/14 4:35pm 7/07/14 4:35pm

The Exact Moment When We Gave Up On Falling Skies Ever Making Sense

Here it is: the scene where Falling Skies basically abandons any notion of having a coherent plot. It's sort of fitting that Falling Skies' slide into illogic began with Tom Mason randomly getting on a spaceship, and it ends with the same thing. Spoilers ahead... » 6/30/14 2:02pm 6/30/14 2:02pm

Rejected Edge Of Tomorrow Alien Designs Include Some Nightmare Fuel

Edge of Tomorrow had some pretty amazing visuals, including aliens who proved to be a formidable enemy. But in designing the aliens that would kill Tom Cruise over and over, the designers started out with some pretty wild — and creepy — ideas. » 6/26/14 7:00pm 6/26/14 7:00pm

Falling Skies Shows What Happens After The Humans Have Lost The War

Falling Skies was originally sold as a gritty war drama, created by the writer of Saving Private Ryan. And since then it's been about twenty different things. But now, I guess we're getting to see what happens when the humans have lost the war against the aliens. Spoilers ahead... » 6/23/14 2:30pm 6/23/14 2:30pm

Everybody's Freaking Out In Falling Skies Season 4!

Remember Falling Skies? It's coming back, in a couple months. And this time around, the Second Mass is even more bedraggled than ever, judging from this promo. Also, Tom and Anne's half-alien daughter is apparently already fully grown, and still creepy. » 4/21/14 3:20pm 4/21/14 3:20pm

"Thanks Safeway": A Fake Trailer Comparing Downsizing to Alien Attack

Losing your job due to corporate downsizing can feel pretty apocalyptic — and one employee of supermarket chain Dominick's captures that feeling perfectly in this video, made after Safeway closed 72 of its Chicago-area Dominick's stores. » 12/30/13 1:50pm 12/30/13 1:50pm

Another young adult novel, The Fifth Wave, heading to the movies?

Director J. Blakeson's debut film, The Disappearance of Alice Creed, has an 81 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and he almost directed a Wool film. But now, instead, he seems primed to direct the movie of The Fifth Wave, Rick Yancey's exciting alien invasion novel. » 9/03/13 1:47pm 9/03/13 1:47pm

Falling Skies is a graduate seminar in why science fiction fails on TV

Seriously, last night's Falling Skies season finale was like a masterclass in fail. Pulled punches. Alien clichés, done badly. Characters with no purpose. And most of all, a story that seemed to be going nowhere. Spoilers ahead... » 8/05/13 11:00am 8/05/13 11:00am

Can Falling Skies be saved?

This season of Falling Skies has been frustrating. The storylines have felt sillier and more random, and outings like last week's "extended dream sequence" romp haven't helped. But the show's getting a brand new writing staff next season, and last night's episode showcased the main reason it deserves another shot: the… » 7/29/13 5:28pm 7/29/13 5:28pm

Falling Skies finally gives us what we've been dying for

Last night's episode of Falling Skies was way better than the melodramatic "Hal's got an eyebug" showdown the previous week, although it still wasn't a landmark in television history or anything. In particular, last night's episode gave us what we've wanted from this show for ages: some development of the themes of… » 7/15/13 7:18pm 7/15/13 7:18pm

Dear Falling Skies: I just don't know what you're about any more

Seriously, I want to love Falling Skies, and I have a lot of affection for the show's characters and concept — but I don't understand what this show's storyline is about. Last night's episode, in particular left me wondering whether this show's storyline is just one colossal alien shaggy dog. » 7/08/13 5:46pm 7/08/13 5:46pm