The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 6 is the sixth instalment of an American science fiction television series created by Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman. The series is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis and previously made into a film in 1976 starring David Bowie. This television series is actually a continuation of the events depicted in the film, a sequel of sorts.
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Entitled “Changes”, The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 6 is a strong edition of this edgy scifi TV series, with Faraday sharing a victorious day with his Anthean ‘wife’ that was only possible through his assimilation of human culture. Throughout this episode, Faraday sets out his observations of human nature from the perspective of an alien. But at the same time, his observations also provide us with greater detail concerning the culture of Anthea, which is wonderfully insightful and illuminating.
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The Man Who Fell to Earth Episode 6 also brings Josiah Falls – Justin’s father – into the centre of the narrative as it is revealed that Faraday had shared his own alien DNA with Josiah in order to cure him of his medical condition. Ultimately, it is this combination of the alien and human parts of Faraday and Josiah that make Justin’s algorithm work – a beautiful synergy.
Of course, not everything is hunky dory especially with CIA operative Spencer Clay lurking around ominously, as he also collects enough clues to perhaps find the hiding place of the reclusive Newton. Clay is the perfect antagonist for this series, his unhinged paranoia and casual cruelty sums the dark heart of human nature very well. With the quantum engine up and running, what will happen next? Can’t wait to find out! Recommended.
Now streaming on Showtime.
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