I’m at the point in my life where if I want sex I’ll buy it, if I need a date I’ll rent one and if the house needs cleaning I’ll hire somebody. In other words, I don’t have a whole lot going at this time. Nevertheless, it’s understood that on Sunday nights at 9 Eastern 8 Central I’m parked in front of the plasma tuned in to TNT for my fave program, “Falling Skies” Sadly, this season is the last as ort of final conflict if you will between the invading forces from deep space and Noah Wylie and the human race.
Let’s recap the series so far.
We begin six months after ET’s have invaded Earth and destroyed all of the military forces and killed over 90% of the world population. On the edge of your seat yet? Theses monsters from outer space include mechanical attack drones called “Mechs”; a species of light brown-skinned six-legged beings known as “Skitters” that appear to control the mechs; and a mysterious species known as the Overlords, or “Espheni”, presumably the actual engineers of the invasion and the masters of the Skitters. But who knows?
Enter Tom Mason, a military history professor and the retired United States Army Captain Dan Weaver. On Along the way Tom and his doctor friend have a hybrid baby who grows to an adult woman in three Sunday nights and turns out to be a Goddess of the Alien Forces. If that isn’t enough, Tom’s middle son Ben is kidnapped by the aliens and strapped with a metal harness that lights up like a christmas tree down the middle of his back. Spine tingling isn’t it?
The aliens’ objectives are not explained until Season 4. They plan to extract Helium-3 from Earth’s moon to power their technology, and to use humanity as an enslaved front-line army in their war with another alien race. Add the captivating and sexy Mira Sorvino to the mix and you’ve got a Steven Spielberg produced hit on your hands.
But wait! There’s more!
Try a Junja Stick while watching the program. They’re very refreshing much like a Junior Mint only without the junior or the mint. Made from the sap of the Bajoran jumja tree native to the planet XepmaT, these confections are notable for their insane sweetness.
1/4 Cup Golden Syrup
1/4 Cup Treacle
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Polarized Water
You will need: candy thermometer, lollypop sticks or small plastic spoons, small jars or glasses to rest the sticks in, baking paper, cooking spray
Start by preparing your containers for the jumja sticks. Take some baking paper and scrunch it into a ball, or fold it up several times. Unfold it, spray with cooking spray, and tuck inside your glass or jar, taking care to leave some of the baking paper overhanging the glass. The number of jars you’ll need to set up will depend on how large you want your jumja sticks to be.
Add all ingredients to a medium to large sized saucepan, and heat gently, stirring the sugar until it is dissolved. Clip on your candy thermometer and let it boil without stirring. It will bubble up quite a lot so be careful. Keep boiling until it reaches 300°F / 150°C / hard crack stage. Let it cool a little until it reaches 265°F / 130°. Slowly and carefully tip into your prepared jars, taking care to stay within the baking paper. Let cool for a few minutes.
After the candy has started to cool, insert your sticks or small spoons. Hold for a couple of minutes, until the candy has cooled enough to support the weight of the spoon. If needed, the spoon or sticks can be supported with chopsticks or more cutlery to hold it in place.
Dry the sticks overnight so you must make these treats on Saturday night to enjoy during the program.
Check out the slideshow for some exciting highlights of “Falling Skies” and may the skies be friendly everybody.