I have a contest for some Falling Skies Swag at the bottom of this post. Check out the info about the show and read to the end to find out how you can win a survival pack.

Falling Skies is a new show on TNT about the Earth being invaded by an alien species. The aliens have decimated our cities, our military and they are capturing our kids. There are a few people left who have banded together to fight back against an overwhelming force. The lead of this show is Noah Wyle as Tom Mason, a former history professor. Here is a trailer of the show.

FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion, the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back. Each day is a test of survival as citizen soldiers work to protect the people in their care while also engaging in an insurgency campaign against the occupying alien force.

At the center of the series is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor whose family has been torn apart. His wife was killed in the initial attack, and one of his three sons has been captured. Determined to get his son back and to ensure the safety of his other two sons, Tom must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as one of the leaders of the resistance movement known as the 2nd Mass, because of their location in Boston, Mass. They are constantly trying to gain intelligence about the aliens in order to one day outsmart and overtake them and hopefully rebuild their lives.

Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation) co-stars as Anne Glass, a pediatrician who works with the surviving children to help them cope with the traumatic upheaval in their lives. Will Patton (Armageddon, TNT’s Into the West) plays a fierce leader of the resistance, Weaver. The series also stars Drew Roy (Secretariat) as Hal, Tom’s oldest son and a growing fighter in the resistance movement; Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters) as Matt, Tom’s youngest son; Connor Jessup (The Saddle Club) as Ben, Tom’s son who was captured by aliens; and Seychelle Gabriel (Weeds) as Lourdes, an orphaned teenager who helps Anne in the group’s makeshift medical clinic. Colin Cunningham (Living in Your Car) is John Pope, the leader of an outlaw motorcycle gang and Sarah Carter (Shark) is Margaret, a wary survivor of Pope’s gang.

FALLING SKIES focuses on the resilience of the survivors and their determination to maintain their humanity when all else has been destroyed. It is a tale of endurance, commitment and courage in which everyday people are called upon to become heroes. They may be outmatched, outnumbered and outgunned, but nothing can beat the human spirit. Most of all, the series is about the ties that bind people together in the most difficult of circumstances.

The aliens in the series are mighty, mysterious and merciless. They are highly intelligent and use military-like tactics, which makes them an overwhelming force against the 2nd Mass. There are two types of aliens that the human survivors have named Skitters and Mechs. Combining live action and special visual effects, the Skitters have spider-like bodies and incredible strength and agility. The deadly, robotic Mechs stand upright and can shoot bullets from their arms. The aliens control captured children, like Tom’s son Ben, through bio-mechanical harnesses but have yet to reveal their ultimate plan for them.

FALLING SKIES is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, Graham Yost (Justified, The Pacific) and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, wrote the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg. Mark Verheiden (Heroes, Battlestar Galactica) and Greg Beeman (Heroes, Smallville) are co-executive producers. The pilot was directed by Carl Franklin (One False Move, Out of Time).

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Now for the Contest.

I am giving away a Falling skies themed Survival Kit in a handy bag, a hat to keep the sun out of your eyes so you can stay sharp an on the lookout for Skitters and one very cool bouncy ball (you know, to survive against boredom). Here’s what I need from you to enter the contest.

Ways to Enter
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  • 1 Entry – Mandatory to Enter – To enter the contest visit the Falling Skies page to learn about the show, read the online comic, it is very good, and then come back here and tell me how you would try to survive an alien attack. Leave this as your FIRST comment.
    (If this is not done your entry will not count)
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I will not respond to any comments so that I can run the Random.org numbers correctly. Any trackbacks are unapproved while I select the random winner and then re-approved after. Only legitimate entries are counted. You have until 5:00pm EST on August 14, 2011 to enter. Once 5:00pm EST rolls around (or as early the next morning as possible) I will close the comments. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have 48 hours to reply with a US. or Canadian Mailing address so that we can send the winner their prize. Contest is open to US or Canadian residents Only. Please do not use multiple names to enter. Make it fair for everyone and don’t stack the deck.

Disclosure: I received my own survival kit. I also purchased Falling Skies on iTunes and am excited to get into this show but because of the move I haven’t. So I will soon. I love the concept of the show and so my opinions are 100% my own. The prize pack will be provided by Turner.

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16 Responses to “Could You Survive the Falling Skies?”

  1. Dad of DIvas says:

    I would lay low for a while and start to stockpile food. from there I would work to meet up with others and do what we could to survive!

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  7. Lauren says:

    Good question. I would survive an alien attack by camping out in the huge supermarket. It’s enclosed, there’s food all around you and they have just about everything there. You know what I mean. One of those huge out of town retail parks. There’s normally a supermarket, a few clothing stores, a furniture store so you got a bed etc. I think it could work.

  8. Naomi says:

    I’ve been watching Falling Skies and really like it so far, although I’m waiting for Noah Wyle to lose some of his ineffable sweetness. We’re preparing for an alien/zombie apocalypse by arming the kids and stockpiling bottled water. No, not really, but Roo does do a fantastic Snake Pliskin imitation, so I think we’re set…

  9. vickie couturier says:

    How would I survive a alien attack??I would beg them to take me with them,,,I need a break away for a while,heck I might just like it!
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