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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 7, 2012 #21 of 378
    BradJW

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    I really doubt it. I hope you're right and I'm wrong, but I think they were talking about that device and just made a minor screw-up.
     
  2. Sep 7, 2012 #22 of 378
    mattack

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    Is/will it be a free download on Amazon? Will check later.
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 #23 of 378
    Aniketos

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    Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. More than whatever the Dinosaur show was from last year.

    Anything to get my Giancarlo Esposito fix. And I too think we'll see the mom again at some point, off screen death makes me not trust the death.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2012 #24 of 378
    Beryl

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    It was good but it was so Hunger Games-Postman-Terra Nova. Esposito was wickedly delightful but I was disappointed when I didn't see Elizabeth Mitchell in the '15 years later' scenes. She did such a convincing job in 'Running Scared' as a sick-F* pedophile that I like seeing her in good-guy roles.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2012 #25 of 378
    Rob Helmerichs

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    ??? Those three movies have very little in common...
     
  6. Sep 11, 2012 #26 of 378
    robojerk

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    Didn't hate it and will add a SP, but didn't think it was that great either. I think I am too cynical of these shows now after years of flop after flop. (Alcatraz, FF, TN, The Event, Bionic Woman, etc..)
    The main character (the girl Charlie) kind of bugged me for some little reasons. Her whole outfit looked like a cheap Katniss Everdeen Halloween costume.
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    I said nearly the same thing. I hope that she has some other item that they were talking about, or the writers are just jerking our chains to build up the mystery of what the H is going on.
     
  7. Sep 11, 2012 #27 of 378
    Beryl

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    All 3 have Post-apocalyptic communal survivalists, military/militia conflict in common. The young female warrior reminds me of "The Hunger Games".
     
  8. Sep 11, 2012 #28 of 378
    Craigbob

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    I enjoyed the full episode preview that I saw via DirecTV's VOD. looks like it will keep me interested, though somewhat miffed as well. there were a few issues I hope will be addressed during the series.

    The main one that nagged at me was towards the end after the militia left the woman's house and she used the device to power up a pc/modem unit and connect to talk with someone.

    My issue is, it did not seem to be at a pre-arranged time, or otherwise scheduled contact, but an ad-hoc one. So my question is, was the other person waiting with their PC on the whole time? I suppose the modem they have could be set to wake up the pc on connect, but seems unlikely.

    It even raises another question... how are they connecting via modem? With effect we saw the blackout have on power, telephone switches etc... would be down as well and the modems would not be able to connect.

    Ought to be interesting how they explain breaking the laws of physics.

    I would have liked to see a bit more about the immediate fall of civilization and the immediate aftermath of the blackout.
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 #29 of 378
    DavidTigerFan

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    Dude in a hatch somewhere on an island.
     
  10. Sep 12, 2012 #30 of 378
    MikeAndrews

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    It was about as dumb as I thought it would be.

    Just shows that Favreau needs a good story to do magic, and this ain't it.

    I'll another ep or two but I'm likely very resistant to getting hooked. The only character I'd root for is the nerd.

    "I have 80 Million in the bank and right now I'd trade it a for a roll of Charmin."
     
  11. Sep 12, 2012 #31 of 378
    MikeAndrews

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    Jericho.

    The dialog was very much like it was written by the Hollywood hack "choose your own adventure from these cliche's" method.

    "No time to talk. Listen carefully...":
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    "Put down your gun!"
    "Just leave and leave us alone."

    Does that ever work?

    Or like with Alcatraz (miserable) and even Breaking Bad (excellent) the writers have the haziest of ideas how the story will go and count on figuring it out as they go along.

    Prediction: It gonna turn out that Giancarlo's Captain is not such a bad guy. So far he hasn't directly killed anybody and he ordered the end to the shootout.

    The kid will remain nasty, but his weakness will be how he's smitten by Ms. Tank Top.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2012 #32 of 378
    GAViewer

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    I know that to watch most fiction I have to have a "willing suspension of disbelief" and I could use it for the removal of electricity. But this show is pushing it with presence of fire but no steam engines. I mean a large part of first industrial revolution (no pun intended) was powered by steam. Also water power was used extensively before electricity yet there were no signs of water powered mills even when there were nice dams already in place.
     
  13. Sep 14, 2012 #33 of 378
    MikeAndrews

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    JJ Abrams was on Today. He said writers never know how it will end up until they see how it plays out. He said they do know the story of what's behind the power failure.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2012 #34 of 378
    robojerk

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    I agree, if you can have fires, hot soup, how do combustion and steam motors stop working?
    I think the writers were more worried about taking our modern world and it's people to a pre-industrial revolution one where all of physics is broken, than thinking about if any of it makes sense with the physics of their new world. If it was just electricity then the cars wouldn't have powered down on the freeway, also the planes turbines would have kept spinning so no falling tubes of death falling down on the suburbs. I think I'm going to have issues with this show but SP remains. I'll try not to complain too loudly on these forums.

    Imagine if the soldiers rolled into the town with one of these (and horses), I think it would have been way cooler.

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  15. Sep 14, 2012 #35 of 378
    tlc

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    That plane did fall wrong. But there was a lot of momentum to the projectiles at the village fight. An arrow knocked a charging man backwards!

    No, he ended the fight by shooting a bunch of people down.


    And the Google guy should be thinner and tougher after 15 lean years.
     
  16. Sep 14, 2012 #36 of 378
    mrdbdigital

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    A car will not run without electricity, nor will a jet liner fly without electricity. The only exception to the car might be a diesel, but even there modern diesels are controlled by engine computers, just like the fuel is pumped by electric fuel pumps on jet airliners, even the ones that still don't use modern electric run avionics. On a lot of the newer planes, the avionics use electrically powered hydraulic actuators to move the rudder, elevator, etc. Fly by wire, and that requires electricity.

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  17. Sep 14, 2012 #37 of 378
    GAViewer

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    Well modern cars and trucks need electricity to run the computer which controls the engine. Old cars need electricity to power the spark plugs, but old trucks with diesel engines should have kept running however they would be a bear to start without electric starters. Jet engines also should have kept running however the avionics to control the plane depend on electricity.
     
  18. Sep 15, 2012 #38 of 378
    dcheesi

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    There are some pretty big stockpiles out there. They made mention of Monroe having control of leftover military resources ("tanks, planes...") so that would probably include a fair bit of ammo as well. Only rationale I can come up with is that the militia isn't "regular army", so they don't get the good guns (but then, why wouldn't he send his best troops after such an important target?).

    Even in civilian hands there ought to be enough to go around. My brother works with a nutjob "prepper" who cashed in his retirement funds to buy hundreds of thousands of rounds for his farm --enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the surrounding counties 5 times each?! And that's just one nut out of many (apparently the guy got the 5 rounds per inhabitant rule from a website).

    Speaking of which: if the dad knew this was (or even could be) coming, why didn't he prepare better beforehand? He, and to some extent his wife, were obviously in on the conspiracy ahead of time (wifey knew what he was talking about when he said "it's happening"). Yet the show implied that he just bought some groceries and started filling bathtubs. If he knew something that huge was likely to happen, he ought to have stockpiling like mad and making other arrangements as well. Even if he was trying to keep it on the down-low, he should have been able to amass enough supplies over time that he wouldn't be so panicked over one bathtub-full of water and some extra ramen noodles.

    A massive E/M field capable of disrupting electrical power (including batteries) over a wide area would probably be capable of supplying power as well. A better question would be: if the electro-chemical processes in a simple battery don't work, how the heck do people work? We're just a bundle of electro-chemical processes ourselves...
     
  19. Sep 15, 2012 #39 of 378
    gossamer88

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    Watched it last night and it didn't grab me the way LOST did for instance. I'll leave the SP for now. Also, the uncle's fighting abilities were way over the top.
     
  20. Sep 15, 2012 #40 of 378
    robojerk

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    I'm not an expert on planes, but I kind of doubt jet liners would just fall from the sky without electricity. I would think they would need more redundancies than that.

    Still, why no combustion or steam engines?
     

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