The first trailer for Steven Spielberg's TV megaseries Falling Skies has made its online debut. Take a look:
It looks very much like a generic alien invasion movie. But for the small screen. The aliens and their ships look cool, the action looks decent, but they really haven't sold us on a story here - the most unique thing about it is that the explosions are blue. You really want more of a high concept than 'there are aliens, they invade'. Let's see if the official synopsis does any better and letting us know what the show has to offer:
FALLING SKIES is an exciting new series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Noah Wyle (ER, TNT's The Librarian movies) stars as a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force. Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a therapist who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic situation. The series also stars Drew Roy (Lincoln Heights) as Hal and Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom's two sons; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps run the group's commissary. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT's Into the West) will play a recurring role as a fierce resistance fighter.
Not really. Hopefully they're just playing it all really close to the chest, it'd be a shame to see such a lavish production go to waste. What do you think? Anyone else bothered by how insanely detailed those kids' drawing were...?