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‘Falling Skies’ Colin Cunningham Coming To Alpha Waves Radio

PLUS: Author of new Star Trek history book will join Michael Hinman

There will be no shortage of alien invasion action this summer with TNT’s hit series “Falling Skies” returning for a second season June 17. And Michael Hinman is going to get you ready with not one, but two stars from the hit show.

Colin Cunningham, who plays the rebel citizen soldier with a flare for the kitchen John Pope, will join Hinman on Alpha Waves Radio on May 31. While Pope will certainly have new ways to create waves inside the Second Massachusetts (and, many times, is right), Cunningham may also share some inside behind his other work, which includes an extensive genre resume.

Cunningham is an actor very familiar to science-fiction fans, dating back to his multiple guest stints on “The X-Files” in 1995 and 1996, and later as Tripp in the Arnold Schwarzenegger film “The 6th Day” in 2000. He would pop in to “Dark Angel” in 2001, and both “The Twilight Zone” and “Smallville” in 2003, but would actually get to know Gate fans pretty well in the recurring role of Maj. Paul Davis in “Stargate SG-1” between 1999 and 2005.

He would reprise that role in both the television movie “Stargate: Continuum” 2008 as well as an episode of “Stargate: Atlantis” in 2009.

Cunningham also appeared in “Masters of Horror,” “The 4400,” “Eureka” and “Sanctuary.”

Cunningham won’t be the only “Falling Skies” star joining Hinman in the May 31 episode. Drew Roy, who plays Hal Mason — the oldest son of Noah Wyle’s Tom Mason, will also stop by and share some of what we can expect from his character in Season 2. Roy, who will turn 26 in just a couple weeks, appeared in the 2010 film “Secretariat” and also made guest appearances on teen-focused shows like “Hannah Montana” and “iCarly.”

If May 31 seems like a long way to wait, then no worries, because Alpha Waves Radio will air a new episode on May 17 as well. This time, however, Hinman welcomes Mark Clark, the author of a new Star Trek history book called “Star Trek FAQ.” The book, according to a release, not only talks about the impact the Star Trek franchise has had on society, but also includes some of the details left out of other “authorized” histories of the show.

Find out who Clark talked to for the book, some of the secrets it shares, and whether this should be on your list for Mother’s Day presents or not.

Alpha Waves Radio can be found through Podbean by visiting, and also for free on Apple’s iTunes Store by clicking here.

While you’re there, check out the most recent episode of the show released just last week with “I Was a Teenage Werebear” director Tim Sullivan from the “Chillerama” anthology, as well as GateWorld‘s David Read talking about the passing of composer Joel Goldsmith. You can find that show by clicking here.

All guests, schedules and topics are tentative, and could change without notice. To keep up with any scheduling changes, “like” Airlock Alpha on Facebook by clicking here.

“Falling Skies” returns June 17 on TNT.

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