Childhood's End (2015– )
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The Overlords 

An alien presence arrives on Earth with the intention to end all suffering and guide humanity into a utopia. But when the aliens refuse to reveal their appearance, some wonder if this dream is instead a nightmare.

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Milo Rodricks
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World Delegate
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Peretta Jones
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Wainwright
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Young Milo
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Amy Morrel
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Bridget Rodricks
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Young Peretta
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Janitor
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An alien presence arrives on Earth with the intention to end all suffering and guide humanity into a utopia. But when the aliens refuse to reveal their appearance, some wonder if this dream is instead a nightmare.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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14 December 2015 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

When Young Milo is having breakfast the TV in the foreground is playing previous Syfy Channel show Battlestar Galactica. See more »

Goofs

"400 mile wall between Israel and the Gaza strip"

The border between Israel and the Gaza strip is a fence, not a wall. It's only about 30 miles long. See more »

Quotes

Saudi Businessman: [When served oil instead of water] Dirty Texan muck.
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Peter and the Wolf
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
Heard in a Freedom league commercial detailing a pig's journey to the slaughterhouse
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The Arrival
23 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know where this show is going, having only seen the first episode, but I am pretty philosophical when it comes to books to movies. I read Childhood's End back when I used to read as many as ten science fiction books a week. Arthur C. Clarke was always a cut above most at that time. I love this book, but I also know that seldom do these people follow the plot. For the first episode, it didn't bother me that an articulate farmer became the go-to guy from the overlords. There were great liberties taken, and, yet, it's still quite entertaining. I don't know what the people of earth would do if faced with a group of benevolent aliens who take their competitiveness away from them by giving them everything. I'm quite aware of what is happening with the kids, so I will look to see how faithful their role is to be. If they screw with the ending too much, I might have more to say.


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