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NBC's new fall show "Revolution"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DavidTigerFan, May 15, 2012.

  1. May 17, 2012 #61 of 216
    DavidTigerFan

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  2. May 18, 2012 #62 of 216
    Barmat

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    Try making brass casings and jacketed bullets without any kind of power. Now try mixing a few chemicals by hand and melting lead into a ball.

    More importantly what about steam power?
     
  3. May 18, 2012 #63 of 216
    sieglinde

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    The Romans used lead. Reloaders don't need to use electricity.
     
  4. May 18, 2012 #64 of 216
    Steveknj

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    That's exactly what I was thinking. Mankind now has the KNOWLEDGE how to make electricity, and with that knowledge they should be able to get SOME sort of power going, at least on a very localized scale.

    But hey, it's TV, and I usually don't get too wrapped up in real scientific explanations of SciFi.
     
  5. May 18, 2012 #65 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

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    You seem to be assuming that what happens is a disruption of electrical devices.

    I am assuming that electricity no longer functions (and it probably isn't limited to that; I suspect combustion, etc., also no longer function). That there has been some kind of change in the way the fundamental forces of the universe work.
     
  6. May 18, 2012 #66 of 216
    busyba

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    The problem though is that such a change should result in far more happening than what probably takes place in the show.


    I'm not holding my breath for a rigorous scientific explanation.
     
  7. May 18, 2012 #67 of 216
    Haps

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    Yeah the terra nova trailers looked awesome. And then the show.... meh.

    Really crossing my fingers here. I so want it to be awesome.

    I love post apocalyptic stuff myself. One of my big wishes is for someone to give Robert R McCammon's Swan Song a Game of Thrones style treatment on HBO.
     
  8. May 18, 2012 #68 of 216
    danterner

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    Great book. I loved reading his stuff when I was in high school. I need to check out what he's written since then.
     
  9. May 18, 2012 #69 of 216
    MikeAndrews

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    If it is Jon Favreau directing, you just know he threw in the Cubs in the 2012 World Series. Ya wanna bet that the apocalypse came right before game 6 with the Cubs leading 3 games to 2? (AND the Cubs would have blown it) Oh. They play the Boston Red Sox just to show Ken Burns who the real losers are.
     
  10. May 18, 2012 #70 of 216
    Fl_Gulfer

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    Looks like a interesting show to watch, There isn't anything else to do at night besides stareing at the computer. Maybe I could learn ho 2 spel.
     
  11. May 18, 2012 #71 of 216
    Waldorf

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    From everything I've gathered around the net, this looks more like a "What if we took modern people who rely so heavily on technology and just took that away - what would happen?"

    It doesn't seem like much thought was put into why/how it was taken away. The whole thing smells more of fantasy than sci-fi to me. It's obviously not an EMP, it's not geomagnetic reversal, my bets are on government/clandestine group pressing 'reset' to take control. If it was just "electricity" not working, then I think steam would make a big comeback - the "bamboo technology" trope, if you will. Don't see any of that in trailers or screenshots.

    The spoilery trailer gives it more of a Jericho vibe where

    It's a planned clandestine event by the government or above the government to re-establish control over the populace.

    Cautiously optimistic with low expectations. I hope I'm wrong.
     
  12. May 18, 2012 #72 of 216
    MikeAndrews

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    The Jericho vibe is
    Seeing somebody managing to power up a tower PC. The secret agent?/conspiracy guys have ways.
    although I'll admit I bailed on Jericho shortly before the final end ending.

    You know the brain shower for this thing was the east coast power failures or 9/11 telecom faliures.
     
  13. May 18, 2012 #73 of 216
    Unbeliever

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    I'm curious what they will use. They said "not even batteries worked." If whatever energy damping technology they're using affects that electrochemical process, why doesn't it affect that other group of electrochemical processes that has a head, two arms, and two legs?

    --Carlos V.
     
  14. May 18, 2012 #74 of 216
    jsmeeker

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    I can see how a gov't can shut off power plants. But stop a battery from working?
     
  15. May 18, 2012 #75 of 216
    danterner

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    Because the electrochemical process you are referring to occurs underneath the bony structure of the skull. The skull provides sufficient shielding to prevent disruption of organic electrochemical processes.

    Which, of course, is complete BS. The point is this story is a work of fiction and we haven't even yet seen a single episode to know how fantastical a universe this is going to be. It could be our own world, in which we would expect certain logical rules to apply. Or it could take place in a universe more similar to the one Abrams crafted for Fringe, where scientifically incongruous stuff happens all the time and is never really explained well and yet that show manages to be very satisfying. I'm willing to give the show at least one episode to see what they offer up.
     
  16. May 18, 2012 #76 of 216
    photoshopgrl

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    Maybe it's alien invasion and the ships are invisible and hovering the planet causing it to all not work. :D
     
  17. May 18, 2012 #77 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

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    And that's the sum total of the aliens' involvement in the series. They're not out to rule us, they're not out to eat us, they're not out to steal our water. They just want to make our stuff not work. As long as our stuff doesn't work, they're content to just sit there, invisible.

    But if we ever find a way to make our stuff work again, hoo-boy will WE be in trouble!
     
  18. May 18, 2012 #78 of 216
    trainman

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    There wouldn't have been a "2012 World Series Champions" sign on Wrigley Field unless the World Series had been completed (and the sign made) before the event.

    I realized there also probably should be a lot of burned-out/burned-down buildings in Chicago, but didn't really see that in the trailer. (The result of people doing whatever they can for light/heat/cooking, with no real way to put out any fires that get out of control, short of perhaps a bucket brigade from the lake.)

    Perhaps the fact that I'm still thinking about this is a good sign for NBC... :D
     
  19. May 18, 2012 #79 of 216
    photoshopgrl

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    Hey! I was joking but my theory is as good as any at this point.

    The more I read this thread, the less I want to see the show. I have enough TV that I have to fully suspend all disbelief to watch. I don't need another.
     
  20. May 18, 2012 #80 of 216
    busyba

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    LOL!


    Oh.

    I thought you meant from all the riotous celebrations after the Cubs won the Series. :D
     

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