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24: Live Another Day "6:00 pm - 7:00 pm" OAD 6/16/14

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by busyba, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    And they were able to completely clear the streets in an hour. The streets of London. During rush hour. :D

    Sometimes I'm not sure whether I'd rather live in the alternate word of 24, where traffic is never an issue even in the biggest, most congested cities on Earth; or the alternate world of Alias, where apparently teleportation technology has been developed.

    I mean, teleportation is cool, so points to Alias. But I still can't shake the feeling that any realistic teleportation system must involve the destruction of the original.

    And then I laugh at myself for using the word "realistic" in this context.
     
  2. Doggie Bear

    Doggie Bear New Member

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    I wish TCF had "like" buttons. I guess it's this? :up:
     
  3. Hunter Green

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    I think I'd definitely go for the latter. Innocent bystanders are far less likely to get shot or blown up just to make a point there. They're usually too busy dancing in epileptic-seizure-inducing nightclubs.
     
  4. cheesesteak

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    I thought it was funny that the pc controlling the drone just happened to have advanced facial recognition software running too.
     
  5. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    I agree with the questionable discussion and the futility of applying logic, or even real thought process, to 24.

    But... I actually wouldn't be surprised if they did expect him to drive himself. Who would drive POTUS to his own murder? If they thought about it, which I'm sure they didn't, they probably figured he'd find a way to sneak out.

    And, in the same vein, I can't see Jack landing on the pitch, dumping Heller out of the chopper, saying "see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya!" and whizzing away over London.

    Fun!
     
  6. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I guess there is some logic to that. If you are going to use them to target someone with a surgical strike, you want to make sure your target is there.

    Or, it's 24, logic never plays into anything. :)

    I finally caught up to the series. I had planned to watch all 12 in one sitting but got bored with nothing on so I caught up over the last few days. This really is the stupidest of the bunch. If it wasn't for Yvonne Strahovski who plays Kate Morgan (and for some reason when I hear that name I think of KATIE Morgan (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1025704/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm) who did those HBO softporn shows).

    I used to like William Devane as a pretty decent actor, but for some reason he's just TERRIBLE here. He sounds like a high school actor trying to overact every scene.

    As I said before, not sure we needed to bring back 24 again. Over time it just seems stupider and stupider. Yet here I am watching, if for nothing else, the ridiculousness of the whole thing. It's kind of like Under the Dome. Nobody cares about the story, only the gaffs.
     
  7. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    I don't think many care about UtD's gaffs, either.
     
  8. Cainebj

    Cainebj Active Member

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    I don't get it. :confused:
     
  9. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    What they found was a disc (a cd or dvd). A disc drive is the hardware that plays the disc.
     
  10. DUSlider

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    talk about picky.....

    looked like an external hard "disk drive" to me.
     
  11. jay_man2

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    I've been in the business way too long, and disk drive is interchangeable with hard drive to me. Back in the day I remember loading disk drives with disk packs that held 65 MegaBytes. The disk packs looked like 8 or 10 stacked record albums, with half an inch of space between them. Floppy drives and hard drives are also just different types of disk drives.
     
  12. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Yeah, no argument - but clearly in this case they were talking about an optical disc. And just to make you feel better about how long you've "been in the business", my first home computer was an Atari 400 back in 1980 :)
     
  13. jay_man2

    jay_man2 jay_man-also

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    I'd have to go back and re-watch the episode, but I remember seeing a hard drive, not a cd or dvd.:confused:
     
  14. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    As I recall, what we saw was a cd in a sleeve or soft case. And if I'm not mistaken, it was referred to as a "disc" or "cd" several times during the episode.
     
  15. mooseAndSquirrel

    mooseAndSquirrel Well-Known Member

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    That's my recollection as well, but I surely don't care enough to rewatch.
     
  16. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Agreed, at this point it's more conversational than anything else. Considering all the major plot holes and lack of realism, this would be a drop in the bucket.
     
  17. Gerryex

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    Ah yes! I remember those disk packs. Quite heavy and they were in a protective clear plastic cylinder with a handle on top and you positioned the whole assembly into the drive and used the handle to screw the pack into the drive and then unscrew the protective cylinder. Then you closed the top and the whole thing was almost as big as a clothes washer. And LOUD!! I forget what capacities we had but 65 Megabytes sounds about right!

    I beat you as I had an Atari 800!

    Gerry
     
  18. jamesl

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    I had a slide rule

    was pretty fast with it too,
    not sure I could use it at all now though
     
  19. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    No you didn't. I replaced the 400 with an 800 when it was released :D

    And my first office PC was an ATT 6300.

    Oh - and yeah, I also had a slide rule (in my high school we were actually required to carry one with us).
     

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