In TNT's new science-fiction series Falling Skies,Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a former history professor and second in command of a group of soldiers and civilians fleeing an alien invasion, has been captured by John Pope (Colin Cunningham), a thug who’s seeking more weapons and supplies. In a lull in the action, they have a conversation:
Pope: So, how’s the resistance going?
Mason: Just getting started.
Pope: You honestly believe that?
Mason: I do.
Pope: History buffs as yourself ought to know better.
Mason: I taught the American Revolution. You know how that turned out.
Pope: Yeah, but is that the right—what do you call it?—analogy? Instead of us being the Colonials and the aliens being the Red Coats isn’t it more like we’re the Indians and they’re the never ending tide of humanity coming in from Europe? How’d that work out for the Indians?
Mason: Well, if you don’t see any hope…