If you like “Falling Skies”, then you might enjoy…

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Falling Skies is an splendid form of entertainment. And if you love it as much as I do, then you wil love some of the following TV-shows and Movies.

Falling Skies opens in the aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. The few remaining survivors have banded together. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people while engaging in a campaign against the occupying alien force, whose purpose remains a mystery. – Amazon

TV

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The year is 2149 and the planet is dying. In and global attempt to find a solution they find a strange way to kind of sol it. They have managed to open a portal 85 million years back into the time of the dinosaurs. We follow one family, the Shannons, as they manage to join the selected few who are sent back to join the Terra Nova Colony.

Some people disliked this show, but I loved it. I was quit sad when it got cancelled.

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The year is 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived. They drasticly altered earth by terraforming it and colonizing it. In the frontier town of Defiance the different alien species and humans are living side by side. This off course is not without tension between the different spices, which makes for a lot of small, and not so small, problems to overcome.

This is a great post-apocalyptic show. I really hope it will get many more seasons.

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An extra terrestrial object has landed in the Atlantic ocean. The govornment actually has a plan for this, THRESHOLD. Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey, who created the plan, and a group of other scientists are gathered together to handle this crisis. Is this the start of an alien invasion?

This is a cool short TV show. You should give it a Try.

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The U.S. is devastate by a hue terrorist attack. Multiple simultaneous nuclear attacks destroys 23 big cities. Residents of Jericho, a small Kansas town, is left completely isolated and must come to terms with a new and very different reality as they wonder if there are anyone else left alive. They have to fight for survival in this post-apocalyptic world. Do they find enough food and water, can they defend them self against bandits, and who wins the power struggle to lead Jericho in this time of strife?

I remember I could barely wait for the next episode when I flowed this show. It was absolutely fantastic.

Jericho has nothing to do with aliens, but it is a post apocalyptic show. And an great one at that.

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Aliens have come among us, and they aper to want peace and to share there knowledge. After the uncertainty in the beginning they become a fascination. People have started to work for them and promote them. Agent Erica Evans, working in the counter terrorist division in FBI, discovers what hidden beneath the human exterior of the aliens.

V was a fantastic show that I truly miss. I wish it had lasted longer.

Movie

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We follow one family as Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting robots.

This is an OK movie. You should watch it if you like science fiction, otherwise it is not that good… Unless you for some strange reason love Tom Cruse.

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Alien UFO comes to earth and places themselves above our biggest cities. We try to communicate with them in hopes that they are friendly, but we are not so lucky. They fire a beam of destruction down on the cities and sends out fighter planes. Our survival hangs on a small group of determined people that might be able to find there weakness.

I remember I watched this multiple times as a kid. I truly loved it. I think I need to re-watch it. Se if the movie hold up to the nostalgia.

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Hostile alien invaders attack the planet. A every other city falls, Los Angeles becomes our last stand.

Cool straight up sci-fi action, if you are in mood for that. It has not much else going for it.

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We are mining rare minerals in space, and we have found a truly rear one on a planet far away. The only draw back is that this planet is occupied a native species. But as history has shows, that`s not going to stop us. We first try a peaceful approach by using Avatars that look like the inhabitants. Sadly, we fail to convince them to move peacefully, and force is outsource used. Luckily for the natives, one of our Avatar riders has switched sides, he is helping them out in the fight for survival. How is this going to end, are we going to get our minerals, or are they keeping there planet for them self.

Avatar is a truly amazing movie. I remember watching it in 3D when it come out, and I was awestruck. It was so visually stunning, and it has a good story too. A twist on an old classic.

In avatar it is we humans that are the invaders.

What do you think, are they similar to Falling Skies? Anything else you think should be on this list?

  • I was sad about Terra Nova too! I agree with all of your recommendations. I love Independence Day and Avatar! The 4400 was a good show when it started. Have you seen the original V? I remember liking it when I saw it, but it’s been a while. There was that show Surface that was on for one season too along with Invasion and Threshold it was the year of alien invasions. The movie Battleship is fun too. ūüôā (Pacific Rim stunk though)

    • Ah, yes I had forgotten Surface and Invasion. I don`t think the monsters in Surface was aliens, wasn`t those creatures created by a secret organization?

      I must try Battleship, I have managed to overlook it. But Pacific Rim did not stink, I kind of liked it. Reminded me a little about mecha animes.

      I Have not watched the original V. I should probably try it, but I am not a big fan of older sci-fy tv shows. The oldest I have seen in Babylon 5… It is a really good TV show.