Scene and Reviewed: Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season

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TNT’s Epic Drama Falling Skies Wages Its Final Battle On Blu-Ray and DVD Feb. 2, 2016

Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season and Falling Skies: The Complete Series Debut with Hours of Exclusive Content, a Lapel Pin and Collector’s Coin

Growing up, television during the warmer months was a time to catch up on your favorite series. Reruns were everywhere. Then, we were bombarded with reality shows. Thankfully, though, TNT changed the game for everyone by introducing exciting new programs that would have us eagerly anticipating the summer. The network has produced hit after hit over the years, but for me this one was a stand-out. Here’s what you need to know about Falling Skies:

“Falling Skies – TNT’s epic alien-invasion saga from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg – will land on Blu-ray™ and DVD Feb. 2 for the final time. All 10 action-packed episodes of Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season will be available as a two-disc Blu-ray™ release and a three-disc DVD set. The fifth season set features farewell interviews with the cast and crew, including Noah Wyle, Colin Cunningham, Doug Jones and more, as well as “A Look Back,” an exclusive group interview with Doug Jones, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter.

Falling Skies chronicles the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion that leaves most of the world completely deliberated. Noah Wyle stars as college professor Tom Mason, who becomes an unlikely resistance leader following the alien attack. As season five opens, all breed of beast and mutant are running rampant on earth. The Espheni’s power core has been destroyed, and humans are now ready to fight on their terms. And after four years of being tortured, Tom and the 2nd Mass are filled with rage, ready to destroy the enemy in an all-out battle to determine the fate of Earth. Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season will be available for the suggested retail price of $49.99 on Blu-Ray and $39.99 on DVD.”

We watched Falling Skies from the premiere episode and never missed a week. For a television show, I was always impressed with the visual effects which were comparable to those of full-length feature films. Though, I admit that every season had at least one lull point for me in which things moved a bit slow, overall Falling Skies maintained a steady pace and nice balance between action and suspense. There were a few nods to alien invasion films of the past, but I suppose the saying ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ holds some truth.

Wyle portrays the everyman-turned-soldier Tom with the sort of passion you’d expect from a parent protecting his children. The supporting cast of recognizable character actors are suitably put through the wringer both physically and emotionally. But, if season five’s stand-out belongs to John Pope, played to psychotic perfection by Colin Cunningham. Pope is Tom’s antagonist from the very start, sometimes more so than the actual aliens. Fearing humanity is a mainstay of dystopian and apocalyptic stories, don’t you think? Throughout the series we witness Pope transform from bad to good and back again. Desperation and loss of hope allow Cunningham to shine in this role. I was actually disappointed with how quickly the writers wrapped up the final season, as I could have watched Pope’s journey continue longer.

Falling Skies is a top notch sci-fi adventure for all to enjoy!

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Here are some clips from their WonderCon panel:

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“Since premiering as basic cable’s #1 new series of 2011, Falling Skies has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 15 original dramas with total viewers and key adult demos. In its fifth season, more than 12.6 million people tuned in to watch the first six episodes, and the show ranked among basic cable’s Top 5 programs with key adult and male demos.”

Falling Skies is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg and Amblin Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with David Eick.

For fans looking to have the entire series in one complete set, the Falling Skies: The Complete Series 10-disc Blu-ray and 15-disc DVD box set will feature the entire 52-episode series run. In addition, the box set will package hours of bonus content including behind-the-scenes features, commentaries, character interviews and “Inside the Episodes,” plus WonderCon and Comic-Con 2014 panel features. Both the Blu-ray and DVD release of the complete series include a special collector’s coin on-pack, and the Blu-ray also features an exclusive lapel pin. Falling Skies: The Complete Series will be available for the suggested price of $139.99 on Blu-ray and $129.98 on DVD.

Falling Skies: The Complete Fifth Season Basics

Street Date: February 2, 2016

Feature Running Time: 440 minutes

SRP for Two-Disc Blu-ray Set: $49.99

SRP for Three-Disc DVD Set: $39.98

Audio: English
Rating: TV-14-DLSV

Blu-ray UPC Code: 883929523924

Blu-ray Catalog #: 1000585785

DVD UPC Code: 883929523931

DVD Catalog #: 1000585786

Falling Skies: The Complete Series Basics

Street Date: February 2, 2016

Feature Running Time: 2,228 minutes

SRP for Ten-Disc Blu-ray Set: $139.99

SRP for Fifteen-Disc DVD Set: $129.98

Audio: English
Rating: TV-14-DLSV

Blu-ray UPC Code: 883929524174

Blu-ray Catalog #: 1000586192

DVD UPC Code: 883929523962

DVD Catalog #: 1000585793

About TNT

TNT is basic cable’s #1 network. Seen across multiple platforms in 94 million households, TNT is home to such original drama series as The Last Ship, The Librarians, Major Crimes, Murder in the First, Rizzoli & Isles and the upcoming Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation series Cold Justice and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

 

CA – Crimson Peak Signing

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Actor Doug Jones (Hellboy’s Abe Sapien) appears at Dark Delicacies on Saturday December 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM to sign THE ART OF CRIMSON PEAK and Funko’s Mother Ghost toy.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 556-6660

OH – FCBD: Abe Sapien Signs

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Doug Jones, Mike Pollock, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!

Special Guests!

Doug Jones – Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. He’s also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY (based on the popular Dark Horse comic book, returning to his role of ABE SAPIEN as well a taking on 2 other roles, that of THE CHAMBERLAIN and THE ANGEL OF DEATH for director Guillermo del Toro.)! In the film he wants to be remembered for Doug portrays 2 characters in the Oscar winning film Pan’s Labyrinth (in the native tongue of Spanish “El Laberinto del Fauno”). He plays BOTH Pan (the faun creature) and The Pale Man. Little trivia fact: He learned ALL his lines for the film in Spanish while comparing it to a special script prepared for him in English! Aside from these very POPULAR films you can also find Doug’s work as the voice of Abe Sapien in the HELLBOY cartoon series, as Bette Midler’s boyfriend BILLY in HOCUS POCUS, he was side by side with Danny De Vito in BATMAN RETURNS, PLUS he was one of the “Gentlemen” in the fan favorite TV series BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER! Plus if you just can’t get enough of Doug do check out his starring role on NBC’s “FEAR ITSELF” and look for him in a new film NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD called “MY NAME IS JERRY”!

Mike Pollock – Mike Pollock is a voice actor, famous for playing characters in anime dubs by 4Kids Entertainment. He has appeared as the narrator for 4Kids shows like Pokémon and some promos on the original Fox Box and 4Kids TV. He is also well-known as the current voice actor for Dr. Eggman and Professor Gerald Robotnik in Sonic X and in all Sonic games from Shadow the Hedgehog.

Artist Alley!
Matthew Swift 
Dirk Manning
Heather Breckel
JD Larabee
Matthew Swift
Jamie Snell
Scott Simmons
Bryan Borgman
Mark Lemieux
Sean Forney
Molly Durst
Josh Peters
Michael Anthony Carroll
Joel Jackson
Tom Williams
Travis Perkins
CCAD Explorer Post Program

Extras!

In addition to the free comics and dozens of guests, we’ve got plenty of other activities planned! Sketch cover silent auction, game demos, costume contest, games & prizes for kids, charity comic book poker game and more!

TEA TIME WITH DEADPOOL is back for their second Free Comic Book Day! This is not recommended for children under 18.

RSVP on Facebook!

Packrat Comics
3864 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 527-8450

CA – Fallen Superheroes Signing

Eric Curtis, Scott Allen Perry, Adam Mock, and Doug Jones sign at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM.

Special Event
Using superheroes as allegory, this colorful photo narrative explores the not-so-glamorous and dark realities of those who strive to live their dreams against all odds. Visit Barnes & Noble for a fascinating discussion of Fallen Superheroes.

Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-525-0270

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Photographer Eric Curtis, writer Scott Perry, and actor Doug Jones sign at Dark Delicacies on August 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Dark Delicacies 
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

CA – Abe Sapien Signs

Doug Jones and more sign at Meltdown Comics on Wednesday March 28, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Eric Curtis (photographer/author)

Scott Allen Perry (author)

Josh “The Ponceman” Perry (foreward author & star of the hit YouTube series “Retarded Policeman”)

About the book (from MedallionMediaGroup.com):

Photographing this unique project is Hollywood photographer Eric Curtis.Independent filmmaker and funny man Scott Allen Perry (a.k.a. SAP) wrote the book along with the chemically imbalanced Medallion Media Group president, Adam Mock. Josh “Ponceman” Perry (Retarded Policeman, Free Radiopersonality) mimed the foreword.

A hilarious, visual smorgasbord of some of life’s most awkward moments, Mime Very Own Book will leave you speechless! It’s an eclectic mix of pop culture, social commentary, and parodies of fairy-tale favorites.

Words can’t describe the feeling you’ll have after reading Mime Very Own Book!

About Doug Jones:

Doug Jones is the man behind the make-up in countless iconic film and TV roles. He starred as Abe Sapien in the “Hellboy” movie franchise, The Silver Surfer in “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer,” both Fauno and The Pale Man in Guillermo Del Toro’s Oscar-winning film “Pan’s Labyrinth” and Billy Butcherson in the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus.” Doug’s early career included mime performance, a role he reprised for the creation of “Mime Very Own Book.”

Meltdown Comics
7522 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

CA – Abe Sapien Signs

Actor/mime Doug Jones, signs his latest project the new book Mime Own Book on Saturday February 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM. Doug will be joined by photographer Eric Curtis and authors Adam Mock and Scott Perry.

Barnes & Noble
The Promenade, 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd Suite 1340, Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-704-3850

CA – Mime Very Own Book Signing

Actor Doug Jones, authors Adam Mock and Scott Allen Perry, and photographer Eric Curtis sign on February 11 at 2 p.m.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011 to Feature Stars of Buffy, Star Wars, Batman, Etc.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con 2011

Press Release:

James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian, Walter Koenig Among Headliners At Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con, October 22-23 At Greater Columbus Convention Center

Superstar Artists Jeff Smith, Mike Grell, Rob Liefeld, Greg Horn, Phil Jimenez, Bill Sienkiewicz, Arthur Suydam And Many Others Scheduled To Appear

NEW YORK and COLUMBUS, Ohio, August 23, 2011 – North America’s largest pop-culture tour continues at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, October 22-23, with standout guests James Marsters, Billy Dee Williams, Adam West, Burt Ward, Claudia Christian and Walter Koenig headlining the list of celebrity attendees. The event will bring together thousands of fans of all ages and dozens of celebrities and industry professionals to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.

Williams (STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, BRIAN’S SONG) will appear on Saturday, while Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), West (“Batman,” “Family Guy”), Ward (“Batman”), Christian (“Look,” “Babylon 5”) and Koenig (“Star Trek,” “Babylon 5”) are scheduled for both days.

The lineup of superstar artists at Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con is impressive, with Jeff Smith (“BONE,” “RASL”), Pasqual Ferry (“Thor; Ultimate Fantastic Four,” “Ultimate X-Men vs Fantastic Four”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), Rob Liefeld(“Deadpool,” “Youngblood”), Greg Horn (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Hero For Hire”),Phil Jimenez (“Amazing Spider-Man,” “Astonishing X-Men”), Bill Sienkiewicz (“Elektra: Assassin,” “Moon Knight”), Michael Golden (“Batman,” “Spider-Man”), Arthur Suydam(“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”), Mark Texeira (“Wolverine,” “Spider-Man”) and Ryan Ottley (“Invincible,” “The Walking Dead”) at the head.

“We are excited to be adding the Wizard touch – and slew of celebrity guests and comics creators – to what has been a successful, well-attended event in Columbus,” said Gareb Shamus, Wizard World CEO.

Other popular celebrity guests scheduled to be on hand at the event include Gil Gerard(“Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”), Robyn Griggs (“Another World,” “One Life to Live”),David Harris (THE WARRIORS, “NYPD Blue”), William Holman (“Bachelor Pad,” “The Bachelorette”), and Doug Jones (FANTASTIC FOUR, HELLBOY).

Children and adult attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite villain, superhero or pop culture personality for the chance to win special prizes in costume contests. Event-goers may also try their hand interactive product exhibits and shop for collectible comics, movie and television memorabilia, toys and games at scores of dealer booths.

Mid-Ohio Comic Con is the eighth stop on Wizard World’s 2011 North American tour. Hours are Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available in advance online at http://www.wizardworld.com/midohio.html at a savings over tickets purchased at the door. Advance adult single-day tickets are priced at $25 ($35 on site); weekend all-session tickets are $40 ($50 on site), and tickets are free for children age 10 and under when accompanied by a paid adult (limit two children per adult). VIP packages with special entry and exclusive items are also available on a limited basis.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests. Wizard World also produces Wizard World Digital, an online publication covering new and upcoming products and talents in the pop culture world, and is distributed on a weekly basis to online and iPad users worldwide.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

***** SAVE THE 2011/12 DATES *****

October 22-23 – Mid-Ohio Comic Con

November 11-13 – Austin Comic Con

January 28-29, 2012 – New Orleans Comic Con

March 24-25, 2012 – Toronto Comic Con

May 19-20, 2012 – Big Apple Comic Con

June 1-3, 2012 – Philadelphia Comic Con

August 9-12, 2012 – Chicago Comic Con

TBD – Los Angeles Comic Con

Steel City Con Announces Henry Winkler and Other Celebrities for December 2011 Show

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Press Release:

The Steel City Con is very proud to announce that the following guests will be appearing at the upcoming Steel City Con. This is a rare opportunity for you to meet American Icons!

 MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!

HENRY WINKLER – 

The Steel City Con is VERY pleased to announce that HENRY WINKLER will be  attending the December Show! Mr. Winkler is a very accomplished Author, Actor & Director. He has acted on many TV programs as well as many major hit films.     Many of you know him as “THE FONZ” from HAPPY DAYS!  Mr. Winkler has also appeared in many classic films such as Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996), Adam Sandler’s THE WATERBOYLITTLE NICKY and CLICK. He currently stars i the TV seriesROYAL PAINS.

Mr. Winkler will be signing on ALL 3 DAYS of the show!
Friday  4-8pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 11am – 2pm
SPECIAL SIGNING PRICE:  STEEL CITY CON EXCLUSIVE
Steel City Con Special price of ONLY $25. ( Many were expecting $40 – $60 )
Pre-purchase your 3 Day Pass online now so that you can meet Mr. Winkler before the general public gets in the show! (3 Day Pass holders get in 1/2 hour early on Sat & Sun)

Go To http://www.steelcitycon.com for all the details!

CELEBRITY GUEST LIST:

MARGOT KIDDER- Most of you know Margot  from her role as “Lois Lane” of the SUPERMAN Films with Christopher Reeves.  Margot also starred in The Amityville Horror.    Don’t miss this special signing appearance!

LINDA BLAIR –   This is an EXTREMELY RARE Signing Appearance and we encourage everyone to make plans now to attend the December Steel City Con!  LINDA BLAIR is a GOLDEN GLOBE & PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD winner. She has also been nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD.  Many of you know Linda Blair from her role in the horror film THE EXORCIST. 

DOUG JONES –  Ready to meet THE SILVER SURFER?  Doug Jones has appeared as The Silver Surfer in the recent file THE FANTASTIC FOUR: THE RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER.

Special Note: Mr. Jones signing appearance is being sponsored by the Comic Book Ink.

Visit their web site at http://www.thecomicbookink.com

ERIKA ELENIAK –  Yes, that’s right …. it’s ” Shauni McCain from the hit TV seriesBAYWATCH! Many of you also remember Erika as the high-school girlfriend of Jesse (John Stamos) in FULL HOUSE. Erika’s film credits also include UNDER SIEGEE.T., and THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES.

BONNIE PIESSE –  Australian actress and singer/songwriter. Star Wars fans will be happy to meet the “YOUNG AUNT BERU” from STAR WARS! In particular, she appeared in Star Wars Episode II: Attack OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS Episode iii: REVENGE OF THE SITH.
MARK DODSON –   The voice for STAR WARS’ “SALACIOUS CRUMB” / The Voice of STAR WARS’ Ewok’s / The Voice for many of your favorite GREMLINS. Mark has also been involved in DAY OF THE DEAD, WISHMAN and NATURAL BORN KILLERS.

“HACKSAW” JIM DUGGAN – Former WWE Wrestler. His best known character is that of an American patriot, which sees him use a 2×4 length of wood as a weapon, the battle cry “Hooo!” and the USA Cheer! During his time in WWE he was the oldest active wrestler after Ric Flair retired in 2008.”Hacksaw” Jim Duggan is also the second inductee in the WWE HALL OF FAME Class of 2011.

Special note: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan’s appearance is being sponsored by COLLECTORS REALM

visit their web site at   http://www.collectorsrealm.iwarp.com/

MARIA KANELLIS – Former WWE DIVA!     Maria Kanellis is an actress, singer, TV hostess/personality, former WWE Diva and aspiring fashion designer. She is currently appearing on THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC. She is releasing her first music album, a 4 song EP, on April 13th, 2010. She is most well-known as a former professional wrestler and personality within World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for the past 5 years !

For details go to http://www.steelcitycon.com 

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