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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 18, 2012 #81 of 216
    Sadara

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    I love shows like this. Loved Jericho, loved Jeremiah, love Falling Skies, etc etc etc. I don't need much of a reason to give this show a chance. But, I do realize this may not be a very popular show and therefore not last. But, I will watch every episode until they do can it... and if I'm lucky it'll get a few seasons!
     
  2. May 18, 2012 #82 of 216
    DavidTigerFan

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    You know I was also thinking. What about lightning? Are there no more thunderstorms?
     
  3. May 20, 2012 #83 of 216
    Graymalkin

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    Honestly, I've had just about enough with all of these post-apocalyptic movies and TV series. This one doesn't interest me at all.
     
  4. May 21, 2012 #84 of 216
    tiassa

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    Prior to 2004 a Cubs-Red Sox World Series would have been the start of the Apocalypse (which would have come with the series tied 3-3 right after the home team tied game 7 in the bottom of the 9th), this almost happened in 2003, but Steve Bartman and Aaron <bleeping> Boone prevented it. Now, not so much. I can't think of an AL team that has replaced the Red Sox on top of the "WS Futility meter" the Texas Rangers maybe, but they only go back to 1960 (and they moved from DC to Texas).

    I think the only sporting event that could trigger the Apocalypse is a Browns--Vikings Super Bowl.
     
  5. May 30, 2012 #85 of 216
    photoshopgrl

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    So are we not using this thread now?
     
  6. May 30, 2012 #86 of 216
    Family

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    No this should be the thread and I am bumping it up so the other one dies.
     
  7. May 30, 2012 #87 of 216
    dagap

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    So airplanes fall out of the sky because they lose all power, except their external lights.
     
  8. May 30, 2012 #88 of 216
    kaszeta

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    See S.M. Stirling's Emberverse novels, which operate on a near-identical pretense: in that series of books, subtle changes to the fundamental relations of physics resulted in electricity, guns, explosives, internal combustion engines, steam power, and a raft of other things either not working, or not being as effective.
     
  9. May 30, 2012 #89 of 216
    stellie93

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    Me too. :up:

    But I'm getting a feeling that maybe this thread is more interesting than the show itself will be when it gets here. ;)

    If the acting and the characters are good enough (Lost, Fringe) I can get over some inconsistencies in the plot if it's not too bad. And then, I'm no scientist, so I'm easily fooled.
     
  10. May 30, 2012 #90 of 216
    photoshopgrl

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    I might have to check this out. I'm still up in the air about it... I'm just still bitter as hell over Jericho. Most of the reason I haven't checked out Falling Skies.
     
  11. May 30, 2012 #91 of 216
    wmcbrine

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    They said that about Lost. Also, the Battlestar Galactica remake.

    I'm skeptical that such a change would be compatible with human life.

    But I'll probably watch this anyway.
     
  12. May 30, 2012 #92 of 216
    LordKronos

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    Loved that show initially, but they ruined it with the conspiracy garbage. Before that, it was awesome, and better the pretty much all post-apocalyptic shows/movies. As opposed to seeing how people live after society has crumbled, Jericho showed how people experience the actual crumbling of society and learn to deal with/recover from it.

    This show looks semi interesting, but since it skips ahead 15 years, you don't get to experience all of that like you did with Jericho. Are there any other shows like Jericho in that respect? Falling Skies looks the closest (only 6 months later rather than several years), except that the focus is more on the aliens than the rebuilding.
     
  13. May 30, 2012 #93 of 216
    busyba

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    And they were eventually proven right.
     
  14. May 30, 2012 #94 of 216
    wmcbrine

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    No, I meant, the creators of those shows claimed to have the endings, etc. planned. And then... well, you know.
     
  15. May 31, 2012 #95 of 216
    busyba

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    Ah. Yes. :)
     
  16. May 31, 2012 #96 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Did the BG people ever say that they had a plan?

    They said the Cylons had a plan, but I don't recall them ever saying THEY had a plan, and in fact I have vague memories of Ronald Moore lavishing contempt on the notion that he SHOULD have a plan.
     
  17. May 31, 2012 #97 of 216
    gchance

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    Nah, Moore just continually insulted his audience on his podcast, all while telling them what whiskey he was drinking. Oh yes, and clinking his ice in the glass whenever possible.

    Greg
     
  18. May 31, 2012 #98 of 216
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    The Walking Dead is "after the fall" too.

    It's much cheaper to film a lightly populated wasteland than a the destruction and chaos of destroying world civilization. IIRC, the Falling Skies backstory was explained with children's drawings. (rather clever actually) It didn't matter that it was only six months. Everyone was gone and the initial chaos was over. Also IIRC, Jericho managed by being a remote small town -- mushroom clouds in the distance.

    That said, Jericho did have the "people adjusting to the change" part, which is fun. On The Walking Dead, they're still adjusting, arguably learning things they should know by now.
     
  19. May 31, 2012 #99 of 216
    trainman

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    Not quite so fun for the people doing the adjusting, I would imagine. :D
     
  20. Jun 4, 2012 #100 of 216
    Stormspace

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    And one would presume that if combustion is possible a car wouldn't quit until after it was shut off for the first time after the event. Also, what about cars and machinery, like generators, that don't rely on electrical components (transitors, etc) to operate.
     

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