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NBC's new fall show "Revolution"

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

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #101 of 216

    kaszeta Fjohürs Lykkewe TCF Club

    Jun 11, 2004
    Grantham, NH
    Wouldn't take a lot of change in thermophysical properties before a basic IC engine would stop running. Go put some diesel in your fuel tank and let me know how long it runs.
  2. Jun 4, 2012 #102 of 216

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    ..or a magnet spinning around a copper coil using water to move the magnet? Based on what I saw the cause is going to be something more fantasy than sciencey in nature.

    I can buy something disrupting electrical equipment much like an EMP would. Maybe even some of that equipment that uses IC to operate might use electrical components to regulate the motor or control surfaces(Cars and planes), but like another pointed out, we know how to generate electricity.

    It would take a total breakdown of government to prevent a rudimentary recovery within a couple of years. Perhaps military assets we shielded enough that the governments of the world smashed each other leaving only the general populace to carry on.

    I'll prolly watch the first few eps just for grins and chuckles. Couldn't be any worse than some of the disaster movies the wife makes me watch with her. :)
  3. Jun 4, 2012 #103 of 216

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    It's only been about a month or so for the TWD folks since the apocalypse took place.
  4. Jun 5, 2012 #104 of 216

    wprager Active Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    Whiskey on ice? Should have known right there. The good stuff has to be neat.
  5. Jun 6, 2012 #105 of 216

    tlc Member

    May 29, 2002
    A month since Grimes found the group or since the collapse? I was thinking maybe Lori held out a while before letting Shane jump her.
  6. Jun 6, 2012 #106 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I think it's three months or so since Rick got shot, and about three weeks since he woke up. I don't know when exactly the apocalypse happened in between.
  7. Jun 6, 2012 #107 of 216

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    I don't think there's any way that Rick could have been in a coma for more than 30 days or so and still be able to walk without assistance due to the muscle atrophy that would have taken place (although I am admittedly far from an expert on the subject). And he probably couldn't have survived more than a few days without food/water, so assuming that he could have had an IV that lasted for a day or two before it ran out, it can't have been more than a week between when the hospital was overrun/the last stand took place and when he woke up.

    So all things considered, it seems like Rick had the misfortune of getting shot right before the outbreak started, that it spread like wildfire for about 2-3 weeks before going apocalyptic, and then the whole world went to hell in a week or so.

    I think Rob is right that it's been about 3 weeks since Rick woke up. It's not clear, but I think that the events on Herschel's farm only lasted for about 2 weeks at most (which means that Max has mutant-like healing abilities), and it took him about a week to get to Atlanta, find the group, make the decision to leave for the CDC, and then leave the CDC before it blew up.

    So all told, I think we're looking at 6-7 weeks in all.
  8. Jun 6, 2012 #108 of 216
    That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    How about Terry Nation's Survivors (the 1970s version, not the recent remake)? The first episode takes place while the "apocalypse" is starting to take full effect. I think the main difference is, all of the technology still exists, but they just have to find people who know how to fix/run it - assuming that any of them are still alive.
  9. Jun 6, 2012 #109 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Google Walking Dead timeline and you'll find several people who have independently come to the same conclusions from the information given in the show. Either Rick is a walking miracle or the writers of the show didn't do much research into what happens when people are in comas...
  10. Jun 6, 2012 #110 of 216

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
  11. Jun 6, 2012 #111 of 216
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I do not think oh never mind.
  12. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Wow, I'd never heard of this show until I saw a VERY abbreviated trailer that was at the end of Miss USA. That short trailer made it look a lot more interesting than the longer one in the 1st post.
    You'd be very surprised about modern cars. Cars sold in the US since 1996 are required to have OBD II (http://www.obdii.com/connector.html). I'm sure we've had computer control of engines and timing since WELL before that.

    If one had a much older car w/o any sort of computer controls, if there were an EMP, I'd imagine that it still could work afterward.

    Also, there's CANbus (see http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/repair/how-it-works-the-computer-inside-your-car). While looking for the article I read recently, which turned out to be that Popular Mechanics article, I stumbled across http://johndayautomotivelectronics.com/?p=10064 and learned something new.

    I do wonder what the explanation in the show is of why everything stopped working.

    I'm not sure I'm so much into the drama that this longer trailer emphasized. I'll probably watch the 1st ep or two to see if it holds my interest.
  13. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    I'm sure the writers do too...
  14. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I have not read Sterling's book but I suspect he offered no explanation.
  15. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    Only one of my three cars have one of those. However I'm certain both have components that would be affected by an EMP. So in that one scene out of the hundreds of cars in line maybe one or two would have kept running? Nah. Not enough drama to show only a couple cars still going. :)
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    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
  18. Jul 1, 2012 #118 of 216

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    I enjoyed Andrea Roth on Ringer. Not sure who I would have preferred more.
  19. Jul 7, 2012 #119 of 216

    tiellv Pluviophile

    Nov 11, 2002
  20. andyw715

    andyw715 Active Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    FYI, filming has started here in Wilmington, NC.
    They are looking for local men riders (horse) as extras....among others.

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