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Revolution Pilot: Hulu/Web now, airs 9/17/12 SPOILERS

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Peter000, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. Sep 6, 2012 #1 of 378
    Peter000

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    I think this show has potential. Of course I'm a sucker for shows with a dystopian/post-apocolyptic future.

    I like the characters so far, and the show made me want to find out more about that world.

    The swashbuckling fight scene near the end was pretty fun as well. I totally was surprised that the guy he was in the car with at the beginning was the General.

    I hope they also get into some about how they're surviving, and showing cool non-electric ways of doing things. And specifics about the rules. For example fire works, and that means they should be able to build some sort of steam engine... and that could mean a train. Or steam powered trucks. Or whatever. I mean, the world wasn't totally going to hell in a handbasket before electricity was harnessed.
     
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    Gunnyman

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    I enjoyed it too. I'm a sucker for anything with Giancarlo Esposito in it. I wonder how many of those "power cells" the woman was using at the end exist.
     
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    mmilton80

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    I was floored at the two deaths in the beginning (one off-screen).

    Definitely enough to keep me around.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2012 #4 of 378
    Peter000

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    At least 3. :D

    I call them "undampeners" in my mind. Though I'm sure we'll get a name for them soon.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2012 #5 of 378
    aaronwt

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    I noticed this last night on Hulu and watched it. I liked it enough to continue watching the show.
     
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    vertigo235

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    I enjoyed it enough to keep my interest.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2012 #7 of 378
    mwhip

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    We will see how it goes.

    Did they mention how the mom died or just that she was dead?

    And of course the Lost moment...who is on the other end of the computer?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2012 #8 of 378
    vertigo235

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    I think dad inferred that she was abducted by one of the bandits (like the ones on the plane)
     
  9. Sep 6, 2012 #9 of 378
    stellie93

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    I read a book by SM Stirling that was mentioned on an earlier thread as maybe being what this was based on. The plot is totally different, but the premise is pretty close. Except on it, guns just don't work. To me, that makes all the sword fighting a little more reasonable. Here it's like they have really effective gun control, so everybody just went out and made themselves a sword and took fencing lessons. (and bows too). Would people really do that if no one but the government had guns all of a sudden? I guess that's the situation. Take a look, all you gun control advocates. ;)

    Hopefully there will be lots of flashbacks--I doubt if Juliet was just in that one scene. It seemed really promising to me. :up:
     
  10. Sep 6, 2012 #10 of 378
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, their "really effective gun control" is a military dictatorship that says "if anybody but us has guns, we will kill them"...and people have guns anyway. Which seems kind of plausible on both ends (that the dictatorship would try for a monopoly, and that it wouldn't work).

    The guns also seemed pretty primitive, which makes me think that some "modern" guns don't work for some reason.

    (There was a LOT that was not said about what works and what doesn't.)
     
  11. Sep 6, 2012 #11 of 378
    vertigo235

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    I think modern guns work just fine, reference Gus' gun which appeared to be a Desert Eagle or something.

    I'm thinking that after 15 years all the manufactured ammo is rare or scarce, so they use breach loaded guns because it's easy to hand mfg ammo.

    Just a guess though.
     
  12. Sep 6, 2012 #12 of 378
    john4200

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    It seems like the only way it can be explained it that there is some sort of hand-waving physics distortion field that makes certain technology not work, and then jammers which create a bubble in the distortion field to let technology work.

    On the global pictures, it seemed like the center of the distortion field was either the east-coast US or possibly further east in or on the Atlantic ocean. You could see the lights go out in a circle expanding from that general region.

    Of course, that shot was inconsistent with the shot of the cars' headlights going out, since with the cars the leading edge of the distortion field was traveling at maybe 90mph or less, whereas with the global picture the leading edge was traveling at maybe 1% of light speed.
     
  13. Sep 6, 2012 #13 of 378
    Marc

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    I would have liked to see more of the immediate aftermath to the incident, perhaps as a series of short vignettes showing the progression over the fifteen year period.
     
  14. Sep 6, 2012 #14 of 378
    mrdbdigital

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    So if the power is out everywhere, how can the amulet allow things to work locally? Where is that power coming from for the computer, for instance? It's a sure bet that after 15 years the generators aren't spinning anymore.

    Dave
     
  15. Sep 7, 2012 #15 of 378
    bluntspoon

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    It wasn't a huge pile of suck, which is what I was expecting. It wasn't that good either.

    If you're going to enjoy the show you are going to have to suspend belief on all things related to physics. Just pretend it's an alternate Earth where things don't work quite the same way.

    Also it won't hurt to pretend that aliens have introduced stupid pills into the water supply. That would explain a lot.
     
  16. Sep 7, 2012 #16 of 378
    john4200

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    Ha! I suppose it would. I kept thinking how stupid the militia were. It seemed their mission was to bring one of the brothers back alive (at all costs), and yet they killed the one and came very close several times to killing the other.
     
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    kimsan

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    That would explain the airplane falling vertically in a flat spin...momentum has also been cancelled out! And here I thought it was just power and whatever else might be convenient to the plot!

    That said, I'm kinda intrigued and will give it a few weeks to gel or die.
     
  18. Sep 7, 2012 #18 of 378
    justen_m

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    My explanation is alien invasion. Aliens have seeded the entire planet with undetectable nanobots programmed to do things that appear to mess with physics or chemistry or biology. After earthlings spend a millennium or two devolving technologically and mentally, the aliens will appear and act as gods to the primitive humans, enslaving them, and using them to mine the earth for rare elements.
     
  19. Sep 7, 2012 #19 of 378
    BradJW

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    Really liked the show. The last scene was kinda stupid though.

    Gal typing on computer: They were here.
    Computer typing back: Did they get it?

    The gal should have responded with: "Duh, I'm still typing on the computer. Obviously they didn't get it you fool!"

    Other than that, I liked it a lot.
     
  20. Sep 7, 2012 #20 of 378
    aaronwt

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    You are making the assumption that they are talking about the device she is using. Since she needed the device to make the PC work, I would think they are talking about something else.
     

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