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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. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
  2. tlc

    tlc Member

    May 29, 2002
    Yeah, but he's old. He was portrayed as older in the car with Monroe ("Call her." "She's 22, she doesn't talk on the phone!") so 15 years later he should be at least.... 45? A 45 year old fighting machine. I assume that "keeping a low profile" doesn't include hours of martial arts practice daily.

    They did know to go to the Grand, but did they have any maps? How did they find it? The city is a big place. Even if their village was a former suburb, that's a long walk in less than 2 days.
  3. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005

    The sign said "Ohare"
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Who said it was only two days? And why couldn't they just ask people who were in the city to point them to the Grand or to Walton Place. Seems pretty simple to me. The filmmakers don't need to show every bit of minutae. They have to assume the audience has some level of intuition.
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    OK, I didn't see that sign. I stand corrected.
  6. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    There was a sign that said it was O'Hare.
    They also managed to get from O'Hare to Wrigley Field in, what, about half a day?

    Meanwhile, here's another question: if, presumably, all of the military bases are deserted and/or occupied by militias, when who controls the material in the nuclear weapons? You would think they would have a significant advantage, even if there's no real way of setting any of them off without having to be there to cause the critical mass in the first place.
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    It's only about 12 miles, so it's possible. But the real question is why did they go past Wrigley if they're going from O'Hare to downtown? That seems way out of the way.

    Why did it have to be the same day? There's no reason they had to show us every part of their journey. For all we know, that trip from their village to Chicago took two weeks.

    Their "village" looked like the model homes built at the start of a new subdivision, but then the rest of the subdivision never got built. Yet there were no other homes around in the surrounding area. So it seems that their village is far enough on the outskirts of Chicago that the surrounding area wasn't totally filled with infrastructure. We know that O'Hare is NW of downtown Chicago. So how far would you have to go to the NW of Chicago before you found a subdivision being built in an area with no other houses around for miles? Is there something like that 20 miles outside town? 50 miles outside town?
  8. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    It's only about 15 miles....half day is very reasonable. I could do that in 3-4 hours easily...
  9. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    45 is the new 30.

    He doesn't have to be 45 though.
    His rank was given as Sergent when they returned to base so if he enlisted at 18, I'm guessing that making Sergent by the time he was 25 isn't totally unreasonable.

    So he could be 40 or younger.

    As to the whole physics going crazy thing, here's my random theories just spitballed out:

    1. Alien technology causing all of this. Perhaps from Area 51.
    The USB flash drives containers don't look terrestrial.

    2. The Earth has moved into a zone of Space that contains an anti-technology field.

    3. The supernatural or magic. If this was in say Buffy, someone could have cast an anti-technology spell.
  10. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002

    It's not like he was using some elaborate fighting style. He was basically brawling and using his surroundings to his advantage. It's a pretty safe bet that, post-"Event", society devolved pretty quickly to a fairly lawless and brutal existence (at least judging by just about every post-apocalyptic story ever told), so for many people adjusting to whatever weapons were available would be a necessary survival skill. Especially if, as it appears, you had to walk from South Carolina to Chicago.
  11. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    Some things I noticed and from the posts here I've some ideas.

    Why use trails instead of roads?
    Roads don't always offer the most direct route and without powered transportation the shortest route generally makes for the least amount of travel time. Addionally, roads might very well be patrolled or in use by the governing authority, be targets for undesirables, etc.

    How did that plane fall like it did?
    Did a little Googling and found out that the glide ratio of a 747 is 15:1. Fifteen feet forward for every foot fallen. Apparently that's very good and if the plane was at altitude and in control near a city would easily be able to make it to an airport. Add to that control surfaces out of control and it's easy to see that if perhaps in a powered off mode the flaps go full on that would cause the plane to stall and drop out of the air.

    Roads and paved surfaces gone or grown over?
    If the home we saw at the beginning of the show was the same one we saw later on, it's apparent that the road and driveways were dug up and the land used to plant crops. Other paved surfaces without some kind of human intervention might last a while longer, but after 15 years grass would likely grow to cover unused paved areas and plant life cause cracks large enough for small trees to take root.

    What about glass?
    In the absence of weapons of any type I'd think that shards of glass might have been the first thing at hand. Also, the larger buildings would likely have been the targets of vandalism or scavenging.
  12. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    There was a sign on the fence that said O'Hare (said a bunch of more stuff, but definitely said O'Hare on it.

    Totally missed where he said exactly where in Chicago he was.
  13. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    There was in fact a line of dialog that mentioned that many of the roads were taken over by bandits.
  14. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

    Apr 13, 2004
    Hartsville, SC
    Good ideas, but I would counter...

    1) The pendants work with a usb flash drive, but are obviously more than a cap and made to look non obvious. Perhaps some kind of underground movement developed them as a precaution? Or they were used in the testing facility where the technology was developed?

    2) Nah. For 15 years? More likely a failed experiment on Alien technology or a new technology that was intentionally activated by a bad guy.

    3) There would be other elements of supernatural activity if that were the case and we haven't seen that. It's just the first show though...
  15. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Didn't the original trailer for the show, months ago, include a "2012 World Series Champion" sign on the shot of Wrigley Field? Guess its disappearance is what happens when the actual team refuses to play along with your prediction.

    Interesting that Monroe was already thinking of his personal brand, even as a Marine grunt, and had come up with his own corporate logo to tattoo on his arm. Perhaps he was already planning to start a consulting firm.

    If someone had figured out how to change the fundamental laws of the universe, why not make it so faster-than-light travel is easily possible? Make it so house cats don't wake their owners up at 3:30 in the morning? Make it so women's breasts don't sag?
  16. Flop

    Flop Member

    Dec 2, 2005
    I can help you with one out of three of those. Get dogs instead.
  17. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I think Google guy said he was married in that hotel, so he probably knew how to find it.

    So the amulet contains some magical new kind of power that works with the new laws of nature? After you power up the computer, what are you using as your "internet" connection? (as you can see, I'm a moron trying to understand this.)
  18. stahta01

    stahta01 Simple Member

    Dec 23, 2001
    Fort Wayne,...
    I missed anyone mentioning why was the hotel filled with lighted candles?
    Candles are NOT cheap to use in a low tech society.

    Tim S.
  19. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    I thought he was just downloading from the computer -- not necessarily from the internet.

    Maybe the amulet contains a remnant from an asteroid or meteorite which emits the energy/power, and perhaps the asteroid or meteor caused a global EMP which killed the power everywhere.
  20. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

    Jun 16, 2000
    Sure, but they don't immediately go into a flat spin and fall for no apparent reason. The forward momentum will cause them to go into a somewhat straightforward (uncontrollable) descent, not a death spiral.

    (And at least one plane I know of still uses mechanical pulleys for all control surfaces, with hydraulic boost. Even if all power fails, the pilots can have some control of the glide, through sheer muscle power).

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