Hey Aliens, Get Off My Lawn

Falling SkiesI’ll never understand why aliens don’t like us. We have so much technology to share, from TV remotes and microwave ovens, to hot dog machines and Chia Pets™, the science of which could be applied to terraform barren planets. And yet, they come here with nothing more on their mind than to make us extinct. As Ambassador of Earth, I hereby state for the record extraterrestrials are a bunch of dickheads.

Falling SkiesFalling Skies, a new sci-fi TNT television series premiering June 19, 2011, 9|8PMc, deals with dickhead aliens attacking our world and turning us into an ant farm. Screw ’em – see if we share our hot dogs and remotes.

The show’s premise opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Dammit. Survivors, regrouping outside of major cities where this uncalled for sh*t went down, spitball some ideas on how to fight back. Complicating matters is that some family members of the survivors have been captured, no doubt to be put to work in alien sugar mines.

From TNT’s website: “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.”

UFO AttackSounds like B.S. to me. If there’s one thing we people of Earth do good is fall apart at the first sign of apocalyptic chaos. And it sounds like TNT is looking to cash in on the ratings bonanza of AMC TV’s The Walking Dead, which has the same doomsday scenario, except substituting aliens for the undead. The only other difference I see is that the aliens don’t eat butt tar tar. Or maybe they do, which explains why they named their planet Uranus.

UFO AttackWe’ve had this kind of extraterrestrial dickheaded behavior before, way back in 1967 with The Invaders and 20 years later with 1989’s Alien Nation TV series and even V, a 1983 alien miniseries that was about as creative as its title. And we’re still having to put up with non-stop invasions, as seen in District 9 (2009), Skyline (2010) and the recent Battle: Los Angeles (2011). There’s a LOT more alien attack examples, but to list them all would give me an out-of-this-world headache, like the extraterrestrials themselves. Those dickheads.

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