Trivia: Falling Skies

  • Actor Allusion: At one point in episode 6, Margaret is training Anne how to use a weapon and at one point tells Anne to "slow down honey, you're not the Terminator."
  • Dawson Casting: Zig-zagged.
    • Hal Mason and Karen Nadler are said to have been high school juniors at the time of the invasion. Both Drew Roy and Jessy Schram are in their mid 20s.
    • Margaret's age is never explicitly stated, however she is implied to be in her late teens or early 20s. Sarah Carter was 30 as of season 1.
    • Averted with Ben and Matt Mason, whose actors, Connor Jessup and Maxim Knight, were 16 and 11, respectively, at the start of the series.
    • Lourdes is said to have been a pre-med student prior to the invasion, making Seychelle Gabriel, in her early 20s, an appropriate age.
    • Jimmy Boland is said to be 13, as is Dylan Authors, who portrays him.
  • Fan Nickname: Early on for Lourdes: "God girl.", but that subplot seems to have been dropped in the second season.
    • Before the writers said they were called "Overlords" fans called the tall aliens "Slenders" or "Skinnies"
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Sky Marshal Dienes is teaching school.
    • Captain Dale Dye was also in that movie; besides being the military adviser, he was one of the officers in the Brain Bug scene at the end of the film (specifically, the General that asks Carl, "What's it thinking, Colonel?").
    • Blair Williams is surviving another post-apocalyptic world.
    • Nina Sharp is still giving all hell in post-invasion Boston.
    • Alicia is first a psycho who then becomes a typical good girl shipped with the young protagonist
    • It's Major Paul Davis vs aliens again.
    • Looks like John Locke is in charge of Charleston!
    • M-M-M-Max Headroom is general of the militia in Charleston.
    • Dr. Wilson is the recluse working the power plant for Charleston.
    • Turns out Abraham Sapien is actually an alien.
    • Saul Tigh is working for the US Military.
    • Sheriff August believes in aliens now.
    • It seems The Swede left a descendant in southern United States.
    • Griffin lost his Pee Wee Babies to aliens!
    • Lexi grew up to be Pansy Parkinson!
  • Life Imitates Art: In the season 2 finale "A More Perfect Union," Anne discovers she's pregnant with Tom's child - and Moon Bloodgood, who plays Anne, became pregnant for real a few months after filming that episode.