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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. robojerk

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    No more electric magnetic field? We kind of need that to live...
     
  2. Stormspace

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    This
     
  3. Flop

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    Off Topic: My favorite is when a plane loses a wing, then immediately rolls to the side with the remaining wing like that side is heavier now and let's just forget about all the lift being generated on only one side of the plane. They can have the exact same effect and have the plane behave closer to reality by having the plane roll to the side that lost the wing.

    On topic: There was a lot less use of animals than I would have expected. I didn't notice any dogs that could be used for hunting or protection, draft animals for plowing or milling, etc. There were a few horses used for riding or pulling wagons (and rear halves of cars :p ), but I would have expected to see more animals/livestock around a settlement.
     
  4. Stormspace

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    Off off topic. How about that F15 that flew with only one wing? Proves that even a brick will fly with enough thrust..
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    There was an interview with the creator posted earlier in this thread where he specifically ruled out anything to do with solar flares.

    He said they called in a physicist and explained to him how they wanted to explain it, and after thinking about it for awhile, he said their explanation was plausible. So hopefully once it's actually explained, there is some reality to the explanation.

    But really, I don't care. I just want the story to be engaging. If the world of this show operates under different rules from our real world, that's fine by me.
     
  6. john4200

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    I know he claimed that, but there is no chance that there is a consistent scientific explanation for what has been shown. Maybe he consulted a physicist, and maybe he asked him a question, but no way did a physicist look over the script and say that the science is plausible and consistent.
     
  7. tivoboyjr

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    Same here. And while I'd love for it to be as compelling as Lost, it isn't and I'll settle for it being good enough that I'll watch without turning it off in disgust.
     
  8. Stormspace

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    As long as the show focuses on what happened and how to fix it I'll watch since I just need to know how messed up their logic is. :)
     
  9. MikeAndrews

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    Yeah, I was thinking more like 20+ miles but that's to downtown.

    What bugged me is that Wrigley Feld is in no way the first thing you'd see when you walked into Chicago. It's that 15 miles inland and only about 1 1/2 miles from the lake. It's not on the way from O'Hare to The Loop.

    From Wrigley to The Loop is another 5 miles.

    That hotel looked like the Intercontinental which is on Michigan Avenue a bit further north.

    We just know that these goofs wanted to rustic up a Chicago Landmark and Wrigley Field served the purpose.
     
  10. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    And it made a good contrast with the "Welcome to Opening Night" photo on the postcard Charlie was looking at earlier -- much more "visceral" than, say, the SearsWillis Tower.
     
  11. MikeAndrews

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    I said the power would go out as the Cubs were 2 outs away from beating the Red Sox at home in the bottom of the 4th in game 7, but then the sign said they won.

    It's a fact that a Cubs World Series win would be the end of the world.
     
  12. MikeAndrews

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    Most of the older jets use hydraulic links for the controls which don't stop working on a power loss any more than the power brakes son your car would. They have pumps to help move the surfaces but they can be muscled.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Transat_Flight_236
     
  13. MikeAndrews

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    URK. Remember that what was behind the Fukiyama disaster in Japan was the backup generators being below sea level so they couldn't power the cooling water pumps.

    Bye, bye, Joliet, Braidwood...Rockford.
     
  14. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here...

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    Well, I'm lazy, so I'll only mention the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    Covington Cross
    Pan Am

    There are, obviously, others. I'm still bitter about Covington Cross, though, even though it had plot holes you could drive a team of draft horses pulling a millstone through.
     
  15. Polcamilla

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    I see ads for Hughes satellite internet service all the time. It's invisible and waaaaaaaaaaay up there where nobody will notice it.
     
  16. Polcamilla

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    ....with NON-motorized tools?

    ALL the woodworkers I know use electrical-powered woodworking tools. I've chatted with a few about the logistics of a human-powered lathe. They are either prohibitively large (and require someone to basically be a giant hamster-wheel-hamster) or literally deadly if so much as a loose bit of fabric gets caught in the mechanism.

    I know a couple blacksmiths, too. They produce trivets and nails and similar simple items. Though I know SOMEONE out there does it, I have personally never seen someone craft a blade with pre-Industrial tools.
     
  17. Polcamilla

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    Thank PETA for that one. The rules regarding animals in filming are cumbersome at this point.
     
  18. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla Still up here...

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    :D
     
  19. john4200

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    A wooden sword? Made with a lathe? WTF are you talking about?

    I am talking about a steel sword. And you certainly don't make it with a lathe.
     
  20. Polcamilla

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    I'm not talking about wooden swords. I'm saying that if woodworkers primarily use electrically powered tools that it's a very good bet that metalworkers aren't getting the job done with just a giant fire, an anvil, and a really big hammer.
     

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