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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. donnoh

    donnoh Member

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    Some of my favorite parts:

    Watching the woman unlock several locks to get to the computer. Really? As a door with that many locks wouldn't arouse any suspicions.

    An arrow makes someone fly backwards after getting hit by it.

    Civil war era tents and rifles.

    The sequential power outage, one car at a time, one house at a time.
     
  2. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    But all those things LOOK COOL. That's the only reason for them.
     
  3. tlc

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    Over rough ground? Without attracting unwanted attention?


    My point was that the conversation in the car, not being "hip" to texting, made him sound older. He didn't look 25 in the car.

    Fair point. I thought the Google Guy said it in surprise, like they followed Crossbow Girl all that way without knowing the destination. But GG was probably hovering over Dying Dad, when he told CG where to go.

    Ha!

    I don't think these types of issues will ruin the show for me. It's OK to laugh at TV dramas.
     
  4. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    Westeros aside, there's a lot more to making a usable blade than just melting down and recasting some old steel. Your point is excellent on the glass, though.

    (Seriously, though, there's a reason humanity had glass for thousands of years before it had steel blades.)
     
  5. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    What rough ground? It's Chicago...can't be too rough, even after 15 years of no power (I lived in that area for 22 years). And whose attention are they trying to avoid? All the rapists, pillagers and plunderers? I don't think they had to keep that low a profile. They were walking past lots of people in Chicago before they got to the hotel. They weren't avoiding anyone. Easily done in a half day...
     
  6. robojerk

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    I thnk the prop department could take a golf cart, add light weight moldings to it, then just pipe smoke steam or faux fog out the stack and you're in business.
     
  7. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    They *could* but adding a steampunk aesthetic and consistenly keeping up with it runs the costs up really fast. Do you want me to go draw up a list of shows that got canceled because they were period pieces and the costs quickly spiraled well beyond what a network was willing to pay for so-so ratings?
     
  8. robojerk

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    Yes. :D
     
  9. wmcbrine

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    I don't see the amulets as power sources per se, just as devices that restore normal physics in a local area. The power source would then be something like a conventional small generator.
     
  10. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I'm trying not to think too hard about the amulets, because even if the person at either end of the computer has an amulet that can do whatever *hands waving* to allow them to power up their 486 and 3200 baud modem, what is powering the switching equipment along the telephone lines? And if stuff like all the buildings have fallen down in Chicago, are the phone lines really still standing?! :)
     
  11. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    They were likely using wireless communication. You can use a modem over shortwave.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    As I posted in post #158:
     
  13. deaklet

    deaklet Gemütlichkeit

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    If "physics failed," why weren't they all floating around in zero gravity?

    Lo, there is no physics, but there appears to be an H&M nearby for clothes.
     
  14. AlphaDelta

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    Exactly.

    In the real world, planes are equipped with Ram Air Turbines (RAT) that generate electrical, mechanical, hydraulic power to move the plane's control surfaces in the event of power loss (think pin-wheel). If close enough to a runway, they can land safely, or make reasonable crash landings otherwise. Landing gear can be lowered mechanically, or in many planes, using gravity alone (apparently not repealed in the show!). The flat spins depicted in the show would be highly unlikely (with their strobe lights still working--HUH?). TV and movies rarely depict flight accurately, mostly because of laziness.
     
  15. john4200

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    No, there is not. The militia do not all need Hattori Hanzo swords, just something to slice and stab with. It is not that difficult to find someone in the US who can make a usable blade out of recycled steel. There are hobbyist groups that spend a lot of time on that sort of thing.
     
  16. TAsunder

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    Counterpoint: I know a guy who collects and professionally sharpens swords. I'm not that social of a guy. Surely I am not alone.

    Counter-counterpoint: I know a lot more people who have guns. Multiple guns. And lots of ammo.
     
  17. john4200

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    I think the claim is that specific laws of physics changed. Not that it makes sense, because the effects of changing even small things would be a lot more wide ranging than what has been shown.

    I am afraid that they are eventually going to claim that it was all from an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), maybe from the sun or cosmic rays or something. But there are all sorts of problems and holes with that explanation.
     
  18. Stormspace

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    Based on the guide info, it's strictly limited to electricity. So, I wonder if there are no more thunderstorms.
     
  19. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    a big question...
    What would happen to a nuclear or other power plant that suddenly lost the ability to regulate the pressure on the boilers?

    Second question:
    There are at least 4 nuclear power plants approximately with in 100 miles of Chicago. Did those melt down or just suddenly stop working? Last time I checked the heat generated doesn't come from electricity, but electricity likely pumps water through the station.
     
  20. tivoboyjr

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    It's due to an event that occurred long ago, yet recently as well, and involved alien intruders who actually aren't intruders but inhabited Earth long before humans did. They were also lizards, but had human skin that covered their lizardness and they dressed all future-y. Plus, Elizabeth Mitchell is involved and while she may appear to be on the side of the good guys (and/or dead), she is usually up to no good.
     

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