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Falling Skies Returns And A New Expanse Novel Hits Shelves: This Week In Science Fiction

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It’s a busy week on the sci-fi front. NBC’s surprise hit Revolution is wrapping up its freshman season, but three sci-fi series are premiering to help chew up all your DVR space. http://www.tnt.tv/series/fallingskies/“>Falling Skies launches its third season Sunday night, with a two-hour block of episodes that picks up seven months after the events of last summer’s season finale. If TNT’s alien invasion drama isn’t up your alley, the surprisingly fun time-travel series Continuum returns to Syfy for a second season, and audiences on this side of the Pond will finally get to see the zombie series In the Flesh, which got some solid reviews a few months back when it premiered in the U.K.

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Falling Skies Viral Ad Has Something In Your Eye

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TNT’s Falling Skies has been maddeningly mediocre for much of its run, occasionally hinting at great promise but never really rising to the occasion in the way it should. Last year’s season finale introduced a potentially game-changing twist in the form of a mysterious new alien who could prove to be friend or foe for Tom Mason and his fellow beleaguered humanity. But with the show set to return for its third season in a little under two weeks, Falling Skies has decided to try a new tactic for luring in viewers: stomach-churning body horror.

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Cross The Streams: Cabin In The Woods, Falling Skies, And John Dies At The End Are Now Streaming

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After taking a hiatus last week while the Internet decided to hold off on releasing anything worth a damn, I am now drowning in top-notch recent releases from all your favorite streaming sites. Let’s dive in!

The Cabin in the Woods
The Cabin in the Woods (Netflix and Amazon Prime)
Do I even need to talk about this movie? Chances are, you either got sick of hearing about it a few months ago, or you still have no idea what lurks inside of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s titular cabin. And the less you know about it, the better. Just know that familiar horror tropes are turned on their heads, and there is a moment in this film that might turn your actual head around. We love The Cabin in the Woods around these parts. Join us, won’t you?

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Falling Skies Season Premiere Pics And Details

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Falling3TNT’s alien-invasion drama Falling Skies returns for a third season on June 9th. It will pick up from last season’s intriguing finale, which introduced a mysterious new player into the conflict between humanity and the invading skitters and their overlords. To help get people hyped up for the new season, TNT has released a new batch of pictures from the premiere, as well as a snapshot of what’s going on as we return to the world of the 2nd Mass. Check it out, but fair warning — some of this could be considered SPOILERS.

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Falling Skies Cast Teases Season 3 And Mega-Mechs

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Falling SkiesTNT’s Falling Skies has been a maddeningly uneven affair, occasionally showing a flash of brilliance but mostly content to coast along the path of least resistance. That said, the series did leave off on a promising note with last year’s season finale, which introduced a new alien species into the war between humanity and the invaders, suggesting that there may be a much bigger conflict going on beyond our homeworld. The cast of the series put in an appearance at WonderCon last week, and provided a few hints of what is to come, including “mega-mechs.” Alright, you have my attention…

The new alien introduced in the final scene of last season will unsurprisingly play a big part of season three, and we reported previously that he/it is being played by the lanky Doug Jones (Abe Sapien in Hellboy, the Pale Man in Pan’s Labyrinth). The new alien visitor will present himself as an ally for the humans, but there’s no telling if his true motivations are as altruistic as they appear to be. Either way, the Second Mass. has an ally who knows the Skitters better than they do, and that allows them to up their game in trying to rescue as many harnessed kids as possible. In response, the Skitters bring in their big guns: the aforementioned “mega-mechs.” As writer/exec producer Remi Aubuchon puts it, “They’ve become so desperate they’ve brought out the Mega-Mechs which are not to be messed with.”

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Falling Skies Featurette Teases Season 3

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TNT’s Falling Skies has been an occasionally frustrating affair, featuring some memorable moments but so far not really living up to its full potential. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the upcoming third season this summer will see the show finally hit its stride. We’ve still got a long wait to find out, but in the meantime TNT has released a first look at season three courtesy of this featurette. Check it out: