Falling Skies - The Complete Second Season

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday June 10, 2013

With the Cold War behind us there is still nothing more frightening to Western civilization than the fear and the possible threat upon our cultural identity, that an exterior power can move in and completely annihilate our way of life. It's an allegory that plays out often in science fiction usually in the form of an alien invasion. In the original sci-fi series "Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season" humanity is losing the battle against an invading force that has enslaved our young people and hunts down every last living humanoid.

At the start of Season 2 Tom (Noah Wyle) is reunited with his sons and his band of resistance fighters in the 2nd Mass, a remnant of fighter repelling the alien invaders we call Skitters. After Tom is abducted and introduced to the leader of the alien force, he learns that the aliens will stop at nothing short of genocide. Liberating his son Ben from the alien harness that enslaved him, Tom is then made privy to the Skitters plans that they perceive humans as a hostile species that must be eliminated.

Now Tom leads the remaining resistance through a veritable minefield on route to Charleston, SC, and a whole new set of threats await them along the trek. Does the human race have an ally among the invading aliens? Is there help waiting for us among the stars? Before Season 3 premieres, catch up on where the fight stands now with "Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season" on Blu-ray now.

Loaded with special features, the "Falling Skies" 2 disc Blu-ray set takes the viewer behind the scenes and into the design lab revealing creature designs and more. Episodes include producer commentary that reveal more about Season 2 and what's next for the sci-fi adventure. Join the rebellion.

Falling Skies: The Complete Second Season
Available now on Blu-ray for $49.99

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".