San Diego Comic-Con 2015
Falling Skies Press Room
Friday, July 10, 2015
Television shows lasting more than two seasons are a rare commodity these days. Getting to a third is a huge accomplishment, but to make it to season five is a feat any show can and should be proud of. TNT’s fresh spin on the alien apocalypse genre came out of the gates full speed with its hit series Falling Skies. Since this is the final season of Falling Skies, and having attended the show’s press rooms since its inception, the interviews with the cast are quite bittersweet. I’m sure these actors will grace our screens (both big and small) in the future.
Some of the interviews were quite revealing, especially if you watched last week’s episode “Non-Essential Personnel,” that aired Sunday, July 26, 2015. One particular comment by actor Colin Cunningham stuck with me. Now that I’ve seen the episode, I fully understand what Cunningham meant when he said he wants Pope to “go out” swinging instead of going quietly into the sunset.
Not all the interviews had such a somber tone. Olatunde Osunsani was very enthusiastic when discussing his role on the series, making me appreciate his fervor. Most of the time, people work on a series first and then become a fan. In this instance, it was the direct opposite as Osunsani was a fan before joining the show as Co-EP/Director.
I absolutely adore Doug Jones, who was looking dapper in his matching plaid bowtie and vest. Jones does double duty on Falling Skies playing both the alien Cochise and his father Waschak-Cha’ab. He provided a very animated explanation about having to play opposite himself in several episodes. I love Cochise and appreciate him even more after Jones remarked, “If there was one poet among the Volm, it would be Cochise.” During one of the scenes in “Pope Breaks Bad,” Cochise and Anne (Moon Bloodgood) share a moment of silence in which both experience a sort of goodbye with their loved ones who have passed on. It’s an absolutely beautiful and poetic moment.
Many fans of Falling Skies have an opinion about the love triangle between Maggie (Sarah Conner) and the two elder Mason boys, Hal (Drew Roy) and Ben (Connor Jessup). I think Jessup summed it up nicely during the interview, conveying similar sentiments to mine. “This is a bad idea.” The interview with Jessup and Moon Bloodgood was very entertaining, to say the least.
Without further ado, here are the interviews from the final SDCC Falling Skies press room:
Interviews: Co-EP/Director Olatunde Osunsanmi, Colin Cunningham, Doug Jones, Sarah Carter and Drew Roy, and Connor Jessup and Moon Bloodgood.
Tune in to the final episodes of Falling Skies, Sundays at 10/9c, only on TNT.
For more on Falling Skies, go to http://www.fallingskies.com/.
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