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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. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Don't forget that modern tents and modern bicycles and modern guns, etc. all require electricity and mass-manufacturing techniques to build parts keep things operational. At some point, the stockpile of modern tents and bikes and other such things would get worn out and broken, and there would be no good way to fix them.* Hence, the return to natural materials that can be fashioned with manual tools.

    *I realize it would take a lot longer than 15 years for all the bikes in the world to get broken beyond repair. But the point remains. Modern stuff would eventually break and would not be repairable without modern technology.
     
  2. Flop

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    A parking lot is typically only several inches to about 10 inches thick depending on expected volume and weight of vehicles. On average, you can expect a parking lot at a typical office building to be 4-7 inches. A runway at O'Hare would be about 4 feet thick. The apron (gate/parking areas) would be 1.5 to 2 feet thick. In addition, runways at large commercial airports tend to be made with concrete, while parking lots tend to use asphalt. Concrete is much more durable than asphalt.
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think anyone is saying that grass would grow up through the concrete of a runway. But after many years of neglect, it would be very plausible for a layer of dirt to build up on top of the concrete, and grass and weeds could easly grown in that dirt.
     
  4. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Not quite. An airport runway may be 4 feet when accounting for subbase and compacted soil placement, but the actual concrete itself would be probably be somewhere between 12-18" (for instance, the Denver airport has 17" cement runways).
     
  5. DLiquid

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    There were small trees growing there too, but I won't harp on the grassy airport complaint anymore.
     
  6. Beryl

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    Quoting because it made me laugh. I thought the same thing.

    Agreed. I caught Jericho reruns and was sad when it was cancelled. I'll keep my SP because I don't watch anything else on Mondays.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Don't think it's been noted yet in this thread that the ratings for the pilot were huge:

    From TVbythenumbers:

    Obviously there have been similar series that started high and quickly went downhill, but hopefully the audience will stick around for this and it will become a bona fide hit.
     
  8. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I notice the two shows they cite as even-higher premiere ratings are V (ulp) and Bionic Woman (ULP!)... :D
     
  9. aaronwt

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    Even if the planes turbines kept spinning would there have even been a way to control them? With fly by wire system?
     
  10. aaronwt

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    Since V?? We all know what happened to that show. Although it did at least make it to a second season.

    I watched the revolution pilot again last night. Although I FF through some of it. I think my GF is even interested in watching this.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Yes, there's no guarantee that the ratings for this show won't fall off a cliff, as they did for The Event, FlashForward, V, Bionic Woman, etc. But at least they started high. That gives the producers a lot more rope to work with. The ball is now in their court to see if they can keep the audience interested.
     
  12. JETarpon

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    Asphalt or concrete?
     
  13. jay_man2

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    Asphalt. While I could concede the concrete argument, it didn't seem all that out of place to me given my frame of reference to see it portrayed that way.
     
  14. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    This, exactly. The high* ratings don't mean anything other than give the show a little breathing room, and possibly a chance at drawing other viewers who may want to check it out.




    * relatively speaking, of course.
     
  15. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    Yeah, the abandoned runway that they use on Mythbusters all the time isn't overgrown.

    I liked seeing Billy Burke (Miles) be such a badass!

    And the girls is hot!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. mattack

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    Didn't read the whole thread.. Watched it last night.

    The girl (Charlie) totally reminded me of someone, and it bugged me for a few minutes until it came to me -- from some angles, she reminds me of a younger version of Trishelle from "Real World" (almost exactly 10 years ago). She's not related.

    I thought it was pretty good, I'll keep watching, as long as no conflicts with shows I like better happen.

    The fighting seemed pretty well done -- yeah annoying that the arrow made the guy fly backwards.

    You can poke holes in a lot of the other inconsistencies.. Since the kid eating ice cream was made a big deal -- can't you make ice cream without a freezer? At least without an electric freezer? You still have the ideal gas law to make things colder..
     
  17. Flop

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    Ah yeah, I was quoting total depth including the subbase. You are correct, the actual concrete for wide body capable runways would be about 17-20". The extension to 32L at O'Hare done back in the 80's I think was 21" thick concrete.
     
  18. Craigbob

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    Rewatched the pilot and have a few more thoughts. The Dad downloaded something to a USB flash drive that he then put into something that looked like the power supply teh woman used to power the PC at the end. It also looked like what he gave Google guy.

    So does google guy have the USB drive or a power supply?
    Also how old are google guy's glasses. since they apparently don't have the means to make glass as evidenced by the boarded up windows, his prescription must be pretty old, so old as to be useless. Not to mention teh frames look to be in good shape.

    So Charlie lived with Dan and Mom near Chicago, and Bro Miles was in South Carolina.

    How did Miles get to Chitown and why did they all move? Also why is Monroe there rather than being based in the south east?

    Hopefully we'll get some answers.
     
  19. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I've had the same glasses (lenses and frames) for almost 10 years. My prescription is very stable, so there hasn't been the need to change. Granted, I only wear them at night after I take my contacts out, so I'm not that rough on them.

    I suspect that when you're in that situation, you just make do.
     
  20. JETarpon

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    My prescription has been stable for about 10 years.
     

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