Friday, January 20, 2017

Colony 2.2: 1969

A suitably chilling Colony 2.2 last night, with an especially good intro, which tells us the aliens have had us on their radar since 1969.

Though, who knows, maybe the aliens in this 1969 clip are good, and will save us from the Hosts who are colonizing the Earth.  Not likely, though - and impossible to say at this point, since we still know so little of the attack aka The Arrival or the attackers.   We did see a bristling alien vehicle in the air, breaking the sound barrier and potentially ear drums as it lifted, but that's still about it, and still not enough.

Meanwhile, some interesting developments on the ground.  Will and his former FBI partner make a good reunited team.  Katie's tempted to turn against the resistance because she's desperate to get back Bram, who has in effect been traded for Charlie as being sought by his parents.  And it will be fun to see Snyder in charge of the work facility, with his poster being torn down as Proxy.

On the other hand, it's beginning to look as if the hosts are practicing some kind of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Puppet Masters, mental takeover of human minds, and that's been done so many times it will need to be wrapped in something really unexpected to make it work in Colony.  Come to think of it, it was even done in Falling Skies, to be the point of being worn to shreds.

So Colony remains, as its second season gets underway, full of promise, but still in need of some delivery of crucial plot pieces that go beyond the all-too familiar neo-fascist America.

See also Colony 2.1: Prelude

And see also Colony 1.1: Aliens with Potential ... 1.2: Compelling ... 1.5: Questions ... 1.6: The Provost ... Colony 1.7: Broussard ... Colony 1.8: Moon Base and Transit Zones ... Colony 1.9: Robot Arm ... Colony Season 1 Finale: Not Quite Enough

not exactly aliens, but strange enough ...  The Silk Code
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