Falling Skies - The Complete Third Season

by JC Alvarez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Tuesday June 3, 2014

The stakes are much higher as we go into "Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season." Before the popular science fiction series returns for a new season, get caught up on all the action with the release of the 2-disc set of the third season on Blu-ray. With Steven Spielberg and his DreamWorks team producing this dramatic action series, you can expect the thrills and chills to only increase as the race for the planet heats up!

The alien occupation of the Earth has come at a great loss, and now the rebellious freedom fighters lead by Tom Mason (played by Noah Wyle, also one of the series' producers) find themselves in the middle of a crossfire between not one, but two alien aggressors. Seven months have passed since the 2nd Mass has arrived at their destination. They finally reached Charleston and have settled in. Tom has been elected president of this remnant of surviving human civilization.

Along with continuing efforts to locate other survivors, Tom has negotiated an uneasy alliance with a new alien race -- their lead representative Cochise is promising to help the humans win the war -- while debating the allegiance of a sect of rebel "Skitters" that are fighting alongside the humans and providing some very important intel. Amid the threat of a spy in their midst, the arrival of yet more alien military forces and his expecting wife Anne's baby, Tom learns early on that their allies, the Volm, are sending for reinforcements -- but whose side are they on?

If that's not enough, a new threat moves dangerously close to home when Karen (an early casualty of the alien's incursion) emerges as the new "Overlord" of the alien invaders.

The Complete Third Season Blu-ray package comes packed with all ten Season 3 episodes presented in full 1080p high definition, including "deleted scenes" that bring more of the battle for earth home. Bonus features also include cast interviews hosted by Wil Wheaton (of "Star Trek: TNG" fame), and several behind-the-scenes views at the evolving show's mythology including the changing face of the enemy with the "Overlord" and a look at the special effects that bring the alien "Cochise" to life with leading animation capture actor, the legendary Doug Jones.

"Falling Skies: The Complete Third Season"
available on 2-disc Blu-ray with over 2 hours of additional features
can be purchased for $49.99

More than 2 hours of bonus features include episodes of the interview show "2nd Watch" hosted by Will Wheaton; Behind-the-Scenes featurettes and deleted scenes.

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".