Nevertheless, The man who fell to earth Episode 1 begins with a flash-forward of his own timeline. At some unspecified point in the future, Faraday is a powerful business leader about to unveil a device that he claims will be “change the world”. Faraday’s device is presumably the cold fusion power source he and Justin built, which is now a compact box capable of mass production and marketing. At this point in the future, Faraday is giving a TED Talk-type seminar to a delighted audience, and has become a tech guru like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Faraday even points out that he is mentioned in the press as “a tyrant, a king, a god of technology, Willy Wonky, even his gobstopper in secrets.” The man who fell to earthThe flash ahead indicates that Faraday’s mission to build a world-saving device is succeeding, though it leaves open the question of whether Earth and Anthea are ultimately spared their climatic calamities.
Audiences don’t need to have seen the 1976 movie to enjoy Showtime The man who fell to earth but it improves the experience. The current setting of the series also allows you to tackle different themes from the David Bowie movie. Faraday’s story is obviously an immigrant’s journey to modern America, as he initially lands with no knowledge of the language, culture, or social norms and must learn quickly while being judged as “other” by everyone he meets. Faraday is also being hunted by CIA agents who want to arrest the alien or worse. Thus, The man who fell to earth tackles many 21st century issues by updating and continuing the story that David Bowie’s 1976 film began.
The man who fell to earth airs Sundays at 10 pm on Showtime.