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New "Falling Skies" Trailers: Noah Wyle: Defender Of The Universe

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 22, 2011 |

By TK Burton | Trailers | February 22, 2011 |

I have this problem with “Falling Skies,” the new Spielberg-produced series coming later this year. It looks like something I should be interested in. Frankly, I’ll just say what we’re all thinking: It looks like “The Walking Dead” with aliens. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but there’s just one… small… problem…

Noah Wyle.

It’s not that he’s a bad actor. He’s fine. Perhaps, as his tenure on “E.R.” showed people, more than fine. But my problem with him is that whenever I see him, from now until the end of time, I can only think of those ridiculous TNT movies starring him as The Librarian. You know, the one where Bob Newhart plays some sort of immortal nerd-master and co-starred people like Kyle MacLachlan and Gabrielle Anwar. Jane Curtin was in them too, and I could smell the shame on her from my living room. Not MacLachlan, though… motherfucker hasn’t known shame since he agreed to Showgirls.

I digress. My point is, Noah Wyle has some sins to atone for before I can take him seriously again. Falling Skies has potential — it’s shooting for that gutty, gritty survivalist vibe that I hope they hit, instead of pulling punches and becoming yet another crappy cable sci-fi show. And I’ve had more than enough of that. Anyway, here’s the newest trailer/clip from the show. Shows more of the creepy, arachnoid aliens, and more desolate America. Take a look-see:


In case you’re curious, here are the other spots:


(“Only Hope”)

(“An Epic Battle”)


In case you’re hankering for more, TNT actually has a multi-part webcomic serving as a prelude, which isn’t too bad. It’s not exactly Frank Miller or Mark Millar, but it’s not terrible.

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