Under a cold, driving rain, a platoon of resistance fighters moves through piles of dead, charred Skitters — the spidery aliens that invaded Earth and massacred billions — and smashed-up Mechs, their giant deadly robots. Signs of who (or what) killed them are nowhere to be found, but that mystery could provide the truth about the invasion that kicked off TNT's Falling Skies. Right now, however...
A year ago, Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood made a relatively quiet appearance at Comic-Con International, showing only a trailer and taking some questions about their upcoming alien invasion series Falling Skies. With little to go on, the crowd had to keep its enthusiasm in check. What a difference a year made. At Friday's panel for the show — now a summer breakout hit for TNT — Wyle, Bloodgood, cast mates Drew Roy, Will Patton, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Sanguin Carter and their producers took the stage of the San Diego Convention Center's Room 6BCF, which was filled with adoring and energetic fans. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, the panel featured a lively Q&A session and clips of upcoming episodes...
Stop us if you've heard this one before. Aliens have landed on Earth and they have not come in peace. While most of the world's population has been killed, a ragtag group of survivors stage a resistance.
This is not a new idea to TV. We've seen V's Fifth Column and the U.S. government in The Event take a stand against threatening extraterrestrials, so what makes TNT's Falling Skies, which premieres on Sunday at 9/8c, different? "We haven't been canceled yet," star Noah Wyle deadpans.
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Be that as it may, the show's cast and producers offered five real reasons why they think Falling Skies (produced by some guy named Steven Spielberg) could work better — and last longer — than more recent stabs at the genre.
Beware: Some of their answers might still seem, well, a little familiar...
Facing a roomful of press at Comic-Con Saturday the Terminator Salvation cast minus Christian Bale and director McG offered thoughts on just how things are shaping up for the next film installment and what kinds of themes they took to heart Almost from the get-go it was apparent that the filmmaker was searching for some salvation of his ownWith cast members Sam Worthington Anton Yelchin Moon Bloodgood Bryce Dallas Howard and Common seated on either side of him McG soon owned the podium with comments that were almost sermon-like Here are some of the highlights149 Fear was one of the dominant themes of McGs motivation and thought process in making the film He feels hes a different filmmaker than who he was during the Charlies Angels era In order to make Terminator he said I needed to face what I most afraid of 149 The fear theme soon digressed into a soliloquy about modern technology McG outed all of us with our laptops and digital cameras strewn across
Moon Bloodgood may be heating things up as the latest addition to the cast of Terminator Salvation The Future Begins The Journeyman star is in final negotiations says the Reporter to play the female lead in the upcoming film which will be the fourth in the franchiseIf the deal does close Bloodgood will play a tough drama-free and battle-hardened not that Id expect anything less member of the Resistance who will probably save the world and look amazing at the same time Previously cast actors include Christian Bale Sam Worthington and Anton Yelchin The film is due out in summer 2009 Can you picture Bloodgood fighting killing machines Most of us would probably watch her do anything but give us your take anyway Anna Dimond