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    Quote Originally Posted by generaloneill View Post
    I liked the ending i would have hated to see any or all of the characters die, i've become so attached to all the characters over the last 5 seaons and i'd hate to lose any of them.
    While i also like them, i DO feel with what was going on, we needed more deaths in the ranks of the main folk, not just 'yet another nameless backround guy or gal # 999.."

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    It seems to be a trend in apocalyptic movies/shows.. When they finish off, they either don't even BOTHER showing reconstruction, or completely skip it.
    ..?
    Two stories that is rarely, if ever told in scifi:

    Earth building it very first interstellar ship, imagine the politics, internal bickering, Political hearings, training of the crew, there got to be plenty of drama and stories to tell there.

    An reconstruction after a apocalyptic disaster,

    wish we got 2012 tv series that was being work on but got cancelled, sadly ID2 seems will be just another shoot them up with the Americans saving the planet, again, probably with that Chinese chick chipping in to appeal to the Chinese market. Rather than it perhaps being about attempts to integrated alien and human survivors into some sort of society. With Aliens wanting to be free from their prison camps.

    I am wondering though.. Has anyone seen any other fan boards discussing falling skies and see what THEY are posting about this..?
    Don't know about other boards but reviews have universally pan this, mediocre from IGN and they have generally gave favorable reviews to the show, 1 star from den of geeks again from a site that generally gave okay reviews to the show episodes.

    There might be one or two comments in the comment section who thought this was good, I have rare seen comment sections on those site with so many people agreeing with each other that this was poo and agreeing with the reviewer that this episode was crap.
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    Did anyone else recognise the voice of the Espheni queen it's Tricia Helfer aka the number 6 cylon, i knew the voice sounded familiar but i couldn't figure out right away where i had heard it before.

    Either her voice was edited to sound alien enough so that no-one would recognise it immediately or Tricia made herself sound different when recording her lines for her role as Espheni queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by generaloneill View Post
    Did anyone else recognise the voice of the Espheni queen it's Tricia Helfer aka the number 6 cylon, i knew the voice sounded familiar but i couldn't figure out right away where i had heard it before.

    Either her voice was edited to sound alien enough so that no-one would recognise it immediately or Tricia made herself sound different when recording her lines for her role as Espheni queen.
    Maybe her voice has changed due to an illness she had just prior to recording her lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    While i also like them, i DO feel with what was going on, we needed more deaths in the ranks of the main folk, not just 'yet another nameless backround guy or gal # 999.."
    I agree. I almost wish Anne had stayed dead. I feel like a few main characters should have perished. (Sounds heartless, but they got away almost unscathed it seems like.)

    I agree with what most everyone said. The finale was way too rushed. It could have easily been stretched out over several episodes. Heck, over the whole of season 5 for that matter. Most of season 5 episodes were crap anyway. I felt so underwhelmed. I really feel like this show lost its way after season 2 and never gained back. Too much side drama going on and not enough dealing with the aliens or too many aliens being introduced and confusing things.

    Also I think I may be forgetting but why were the mechs no longer being used? If someone tells me why, I know I am going to kick myself because it is something I should know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatechick View Post
    I agree. I almost wish Anne had stayed dead. I feel like a few main characters should have perished. (Sounds heartless, but they got away almost unscathed it seems like.)

    I agree with what most everyone said. The finale was way too rushed. It could have easily been stretched out over several episodes. Heck, over the whole of season 5 for that matter. Most of season 5 episodes were crap anyway. I felt so underwhelmed. I really feel like this show lost its way after season 2 and never gained back. Too much side drama going on and not enough dealing with the aliens or too many aliens being introduced and confusing things.

    Also I think I may be forgetting but why were the mechs no longer being used? If someone tells me why, I know I am going to kick myself because it is something I should know
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    Wasnt it because the power core on the Moon was knocked out? Could be wrong though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatechick View Post
    Also I think I may be forgetting but why were the mechs no longer being used? If someone tells me why, I know I am going to kick myself because it is something I should know.
    After Tom and the kid rammed the power source on the moon all the mechs went dead.. Same as the beamers and such.

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    Regarding the time of the last scene it was about four to five months after Anna was put in the water based on the size of the bump, if that's anything to go by.

    Like most others this felt rushed, cop out with the new aliens we hardly saw, Anna being bought back from the dead (wtf?), I'd even go as far as saying the only decent bit of the episode was Pope, so ironic after all his rage and anger towards Tom, that he simply slips away while sat on the river bed after throwing one last insult towards a Mason.

    Also I have a question for our American friends, have the rules/regulations on language in scripted stuff changed recently? I've noticed there's a lot more swearing (or what I would consider swearing, even if the rest of the world doesn't) in a lot of shows in comparison to previous years?

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    These days it does seem more swearing gets a lower rating than what it used to... compared to say smoking.

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    This finale was so anticlimactic. There was no one guarding the queen or the eggs? She wanted to invade Earth because a couple of centuries ago primitive earthlings killed her daughter and ate her? Never mind that the red shirt who ate a skitter (or whatever it was) died the moment he ingested the alien flesh.

    The farm, Pope, Isabella (?), military base, FakeLexi and the Mason militia were basically all useless. Could have just been left out. Such a waste.

    Also, at least two Masons and Anne should have died. But it's not like anyone actually expected pregnAnne to die, right? That family has plot armor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perelandra View Post
    ^^ I was wondering that, too. Perhaps names of all the actors and others involved behind the scenes over the last 5 years?
    I looked up Falling Skies on IMDB and didn't see any of the names that I looked up so I figured they might be names of fans.


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    I couldn't finish season 4 due to moving to a place with no TV service. So I just finished season 4 and 5 a few weeks ago.

    I never really liked Anne and Tom's daughter being super alien powerful. And the aliens even decided to drop the project (kill her) after spending so much time and energy to f**k up with the 2nd Mass.

    So season four felt kinda odd. If it was just them surviving until they determined they could attack the power source, I think it would have been better.

    I has half expecting Pope to get alien possessed as to be an avatar of the queen, so Tom would have to fight Pope in the finale or urge him to put his hatred of Tom aside and fight the alien within. But that didn't happen.

    The explosion with Pope was anticlimatic and served as a CLEAR turning of the wheel to write the episode out of having to deal with it.

    I really feel like the show didn't know it was going to be a finale until some time during production of season 5. The themes and focus were just plain off.

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