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In episode 6 of Berserker Cast we talk a lot about how we perceived this episode to fit into the whole of the season. Season four will have a total of 12 episodes, which is 2 more than the previous three seasons, and yet this episode seemed very much like a “filler” episode. It is difficult for both of us to find much fault in the writing itself, because even with slower paced episodes there is a lot of good writing within, but we can’t help to feel like there is something big coming and they’re drawing it out in order for each character to get into a perfect spot before uniting them all again.
When the episode opens, Tom, Weaver and Matt have traveled three days without food. Matt seems off, and in light of his recent imprisonment it isn’t all that strange. Questions arise again from feedbackers and from our discussion about whether there is some foreshadowing going on for Ben’s fate and the possibility of Matt being involved in his fate. We also see another aspect to the show’s family theme through the brothers we are introduced to. Blood might mean they’re related, Tom tells Matt, but that doesn’t make them family. With the recent death of Jeannie and the ever growing relationship between Matt and Weaver, particularly in this episode, it seems like this distinction is going to be more important than ever for the second half of the season.
What was very curious to both of us was Lexi’s reaction to her own power. After she puts the chokehold on Anne, does it seem to you like she tried to draw back and was unable to? One feedbacker thinks her powers are maturing each week, growing stronger the more she uses them and, building on that, Emilee drew a parallel to Olivia in season four of Fringe being activated by Bell in order to become the power source for his brave new world. Lexi appears to be a willing component to Monk’s plans, but are her powers out of her control because of a human immaturity or an alien plan to drain her humanity from her? Or both?? Read More…
In episode 5 of Berserker Cast we found it a little difficult to keep our discussions of all the groups separate! Finally we’re seeing some reunions across the board that are bringing our big family back together and we love it! Even though Tom and Weaver have split from Hal, they’ve reunited with Matt and, in exchange, Hal is on his way to be reunited with Ben, Maggie, Anne and the Loyal Followers of Lexi Glass-Mason. We know better than to hope for a long-term reunion, but we at least know things will be coming to a head. Even gauging the reaction Anne had to the news Lexi is meeting privately with the Espheni, what will Tom’s reaction be like?
One of the most interesting developments was the addition of Mira Sorvina as Sara, the Female Pope. Without the other Berserkers, Pope seems to be an island. Sara’s entrance quite possibly means a romance, but we can only hope it’ll be for the best. If they get too friendly, they might have to be careful that their own child will meet the same fate as Lexi. Read more…
In episode 4 of Berserker Cast, we once again break down our discussion by talking about each different group separated by the events of the premiere. Tom and his group have come up with a plan to not just escape, but to break down the enemy’s fence trapping them all inside the ghetto. The plan itself seems too well conceived and planned out for it to go smoothly, however, and we talk about the various obstacles the characters encounter as they try to follow through on the elaborate plan. Plus, where do they go next? And what did Weaver see in the woods?
Anne’s group, while once again given very little screen time, fulfilled their goal of finding Lexi. The last leg of that journey is mysterious, though. What about that dream Anne had? Was it a memory, or a symbolic nightmare? Both of us thought it was weird that Anne seemed so out of it when she passed out, and when she awoke she seemed perfectly fine. What does that mean? Read more…
In episode 3 of Berserker Cast, we zero in on what is going on with each group divided by the events of the season 4 premiere. Some very interesting and important information came to light from the Overlord overseeing the gulag where Tom, Weaver, Hal and Tector are being kept. What does this mean for the resistance? What do the Espheni have planned for the humans?
The groups have begun to overlap in subtle ways, too, and we discuss what implications these overlaps have for those affected. Now that Anne knows her daughter is being called a hybrid, how will that influence her decisions? We also talk about how Lexi is handling her rapid aging and what that might mean from a physical and psychological standpoint. Read more…
In episode 02 of Berserker Cast we break down the Falling Skies season 4 premiere episode entitled, “Ghost in the Machine.” Like most of the other Falling Skies season premiere’s, “Ghost in the Machine” took the show in a whole new direction. We talk about all of the changes that occurred including the new groups that the main characters are now with, how they might be able to overcome their situation, and when some of them will reunite.
We also talk about the new information we were given about the Volm, Tom’s plan to outwit the Eshpeni, and the risk Tom is gambling with each time he leaves his cell. We talk about Lexi’s rapid growth, the mysterious necklace that she’s wearing, whether or not they should feel safe, and whether or not Ben will put his guns down. Read More…
In episode 01 of Berserker Cast we get you ready for Falling Skies season 4 by reviewing the first 3 seasons of Falling Skies. We give a general overview of seasons 1 and 2, enough to give you an understanding of the topics we discuss in our season 3 recap.
We give an overview of each of the main characters of Falling Skies and important developments that have occurred between the characters. In our season 3 review section we talk about all of the major plot developments involving the Volm, Eshpheni, and humans, as well as the important developments involving the Volm and Lexi at the end of the season.
By the time you’ve finished this episode you should be all ready to go for Falling Skies season 4 on TNT. Catch the season premiere Sunday, June 22, at 10/9c. Read More…
Welcome to Beserker Cast! If you’ve landed on this page, we assume you are a fan of the TNT show Falling Skies, or perhaps curious as to what exactly this new podcast is that Golden Spiral Media is producing. For the first time in GSM’s existence, a podcast will jump into a show after its pilot episode.
There is a really good reason for this. Honestly.
Last summer, Darrell and Emilee co-hosted the TV Talk show for Falling Skies, but as the podcast network chose not to pick up the show in its fourth season, the hosts needed an outlet to carry on the work they had begun. It seemed like a no-brainer that they should continue, and luckily Darrell’s ownership of GSM gave them full reign to do whatever they want! In all seriousness, the two hosts are enthusiastic about the show and are eager to be part of the discussion.
In episode 00, Darrell and Emilee introduce themselves, give a brief rundown of the premise of Falling Skies, share a lot of thoughts over what makes this show interesting to them and cap it all off with some of what they are looking forward to in season four. This is a podcast introduction episode of the Beserker Cast, but the hosts are excited to share that on June 17, one week before the season four premiere, they will be interviewing Todd Masters of MastersFX as well as recapping season three. Stay tuned for meaty material headed your way! Read More…