Enter to Win the Latest Blu-ray Seasons for TNT’s “Falling Skies” and “The Last Ship” [ENDED]

To celebrate the Blu-ray releases for two of TNT’s biggest shows “Falling Skies” and “The Last Ship”, Media Mikes would like to give our fans a chance to win a Blu-ray of their latest seasons. If you want to win this great prize, please leave us a comment below or send us an email with your favorite TNT series film. This giveaway will remain open until June 12th at Noon, Eastern Time. This is open to our readers in US and Canada only. One entry per person, per household. All other entries will be considered invalid. Media Mikes will randomly select winners. Winners will be alerted via email.

Falling Skies – TNT’s alien-invasion saga from DreamWorks Television, TNT Productions and executive producer Steven Spielberg – will return to Blu-ray™ and DVD with its complete fourth season on June 2. The two-disc Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season Blu-ray and three-disc DVD set will include all twelve episodes from the fourth season, as well as hours of exclusive special features including behind-the-scenes footage, character interviews and more. Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD in advance of the hit drama’s highly-anticipated final season, slated to debut on Sunday, June 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT.

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. Starring Noah Wyle (Tom Mason) as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader following the alien attack, the fourth season opens as the nightmare is just beginning for the humans battling the alien force. In season four, the Mason family and the remaining 2nd Mass suddenly find themselves under brutal attack by a new Espheni war machine – and a new, deadly creation unlike anything previously encountered.

The Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season two-disc Blu-ray and three-disc DVD set will feature the complete fourth season with all twelve 44 minute episodes. In addition, the set will package hours of special features including an exclusive featurette Tom Mason: A Man of Tomorrow, character interviews, inside-the-episode clips, season four prequels and a Comic-Con panel interview featurette. Falling Skies: The Complete Fourth Season will be available for the suggested price of $49.99 on Blu-ray and $39.98 on DVD.

The Last Ship – TNT’s top-rated action series starring Eric Dane and executive produced by blockbuster filmmaker Michael Bay – will make its Blu-ray and DVD debut with its complete first season on June 9. The Last Ship: The Complete First Season two-disc Blu-ray and three-disc DVD set will include all 10 episodes from the series’ first season, as well as hours of exclusive bonus features including commentaries, exclusive featurettes, behind the episode clips, cast interviews and more. The Last Ship: The Complete First Season comes to Blu-ray and DVD in advance of the highly-anticipated season two premiere on Sunday, June 21, with a two-hour premiere at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Based on William Brinkely’s popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (series star Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

The Last Ship: The Complete First Season two-disc Blu-ray and three-disc DVD set will feature the series’ complete first season with all ten 44 minute episodes. In addition, the set will exclusively package hours of special features including commentary tracks, two new exclusive featurettes, character pieces, behind the episode clips, cast interviews and more. The Last Ship: The Complete First Season will be available for the suggested price of $49.99 on Blu-ray and $39.98 on DVD.

Blu-ray Review “Dark Skies”

Starring: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Scott Stewart
Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Starz / Anchor Bay
Release Date: May 28, 2013
Run Time: 97 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 2 out of 5 stars

I remember when I saw the trailer for this movie as I fast forwarded through the commercials while watching TV.  When I got to this trailer I stop short and just had to watch it (twice in fact)…but was that a mistake.  I had myself some great nightmares that night especially having a young daughter.  Also when you  flash the words “From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister”, you immediately have my attention.  These are the types of horror movies, I love.  In fact “Insidious” is in my top five of all-time in fact.  “Dark Skies” is a real trip and packs some great scares.  I definitely recommend checking this our horror hounds!

Official Premise: From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

“Dark Skies” comes as a  Blu-ray + DVD combo pack with an Ultraviolet digital copy. The 1080p transfer deliver with the mood of the film and looks sharp.  The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track delivers the jumps and the eerie mood for the film very well.  Yes, if you are wondering it did make my wife jump off the couch at one point! Boom! I love my surround sound system!  The main disappointment with this release is the special features.  There is a nice commentary track with Writer/Director Scott Stewart, Producer Jason Blum, Executive Producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Editor Peter Gvozdas, which is worth checking out.  Lastly there are a few alternate and deleted scenes included. No featurettes 🙁

Noah Wyle reflects on Season Two of TNT’s “Falling Skies”

Noah Wyle is currently playing the role of Tom Mason on TNT’s “Falling Skies”. The series is wrapping up its second season this month, but don’t worry since it has been already renewed for a third season set for Summer 2013. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Noah again to have his reflect on season two of the show.

Michael Smith: You now have a year under your belt with this character, are you still learning more about the character and finding different ways to perfect him?
Noah Wyle: Yes I sort of feel like I am just getting started you know they aren’t going start with this guy really will extent over three or four years in this slow deconstruction of his intellectual aspects. And his becoming a little bit harder and they’re way having a big of transference with the Weaver character who starts off very militaristic where Tom’s a bit more of a humanist. And then gradually Weaver becomes a lot more vulnerable and a lot more human and Tom gets a lot more practical and a lot harder edged. We sort of continue in that vein hopefully arriving at some sort of synthesis between the two of them as the most effective way of leading this group which isn’t not traditionally military dogmatic style and not exactly touchy feely human but something in between.

MS: Is it a challenge for your trying to act or interact with skitters or any other computer generated elements in the show that aren’t there with you on the set?
NW: I hadn’t done a lot of that kind of work up until this show but it’s a muscle that the more you exercise the better at it you get. And it’s kind of 50 50 between the screen and practical we do a lot of work hack into tennis balls on the end of sticks. But then we also have a really talented puppeteer and a really great skitter suit, for the close up personal interactions with the aliens. I would say the most difficult part is when you’ve got four or five actors in the same frame all having to react to the same thing that’s not there, trying to find a line of continuity and performance can be tricky.

MS: What continues to be the most challenging aspect to you for the series for your character?
NW: It’s kind of an aggregate thing. It’s a tough show to do most of it, it takes place at night, so you go to work around 12 in the afternoon and you work till 5 in the morning. And because we wanted this year to be less focused on any single location have the group be a lot more mobile, it made for some long wet nights as were shooting in mostly practical locations and exteriors.

MS: How did the second season differ for you, compared to the first?
NW: No there were some significant differences, you know we moved the production from Toronto, Canada to Vancouver, so we had allnew crew for the most part, we only had two or three people on staff that were there in season one. We had almost a brand new writing staff certainly a new show runner, so it wasn’t like we were building on internal momentum, we sort of had to start and get to know each other all over again which gave it a different era, just sort of ambiently. And then storytelling wise I thought we really stepped up the notch you know not having to dedicate so much of our screen time to exposition, establishing the world, establishing the characters. Allowed us a little bit more freedom to be creative in flushing out these character arcs and exploring the mythology of the aliens and why they’re here and who they are and how we’d radically misunderstood the situation in season one.