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

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

When Falling Skies keeps its eye on the ball, it's a truly great show

In case you were wondering if Falling Skies is really just a grab-bag of aliens, soap-operatic plot twists and treacly "Hallmark movie" moments, then you really ought to check out last Sunday's episode. Because when this show actually focuses on its characters, it's suddenly a really great piece of television.… » 7/02/13 12:20pm 7/02/13 12:20pm

Spend Some Quality Time With The Manliest Version of Doctor Who

Is Matt Smith's Doctor a black belt at every martial art in the universe? Did David Tennant's best mate have an epic mustache? How many car chases did Eccleston have? Jon Pertwee may or may not have been the best star of Doctor Who, but he was clearly the manliest. And some new DVDs will let you get to know him way… » 6/21/13 3:55pm 6/21/13 3:55pm