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|Falling Skies tells the story of the aftermath of a global invasion by extraterrestrials (including mechanical attack drones called "mechs", a race of humanoid yet green-skinned and six-legged beings known as "skitters" that appear to control the mechs and a third race little is known about, presumably the actual engineers of the invasion and masters of the skitters, who are known as overlords). Within a few days the invaders neutralize the world's power grid and technology, destroy the militaries of all the world's countries, and apparently kill over 90% of the human population. The aliens' objectives are not explained, though the aliens try to round up children between the ages of 8 and 18 and attach a biomechanical obedience device onto (and into) their spines, referred to as a "harness". The harness controls the child's mind, and forcibly removing it generally kills the child. The story picks up six months after the invasion and follows a group of survivors who band together to fight back. The group, known as the Second Massachusetts (an allusion to a historical regiment from the Continental Army), is led by retired Captain Weaver and Boston University history professor Tom Mason who, while in search of his son Ben, must put his extensive knowledge of military history into practice as one of the leaders of the resistance movement.
Zijn nu twee seizoenen beschikbaar en het derde seizoen is op komst. Is lekker zo'n alien invasie-film in echte episodes. Noah Wyle is heel overtuigend als lead en zijn drie 'kinderen' zijn goede acteurs.