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Revolution--S01E03--10/01/2012--"No Quarter"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by aaronwt, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. Oct 5, 2012 #161 of 183
    Craigbob

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    + 1. I thought it was great. At least one writer is a fan of the Stand. Not to mention the unknown baddie called Randall. I immediately thought Flagg.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 #162 of 183
    Dawghows

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    I'm not saying it's quick and easy, and in fact I think it's kind of ridiculous to think the rebels would take the time to do it given the situation they're in. I'm just saying it doesn't require any electricity. Lots and lots of absolutely beautiful tattooing was going on long, long, long before anyone ever even thought about electricity.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2012 #163 of 183
    TAsunder

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    True. And the whole us flag tattoo thing is kind of weird anyway since, as I alluded to earlier, there are a LOT of people who currently already have them. Unless they go around and force the removal of them, it's not really all that significant for someone to have one.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2012 #164 of 183
    Rob Helmerichs

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    That wouldn't be a problem. Tattoos that were made with electricity would have disappeared.

    ;)
     
  5. Oct 5, 2012 #165 of 183
    robojerk

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    I looked and looked, but I couldn't find a tattoo gun on the interwebs that worked by pumping a treadle with your foot instead of using electricity. I'm sure one exists out there, I found dental drill that worked by pumping a foot, and of course there's sewing machine's.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2012 #166 of 183
    vman41

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    The tattoo only used one color ink and the flag only had 13 stars, didn't seem that intricate to me.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2012 #167 of 183
    TAsunder

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    There were at least three ink colors (white, blue, and red or black - can't tell from screen caps). The stars were tiny. That would be pretty impressive work for a prison tattoo.
     
  8. Oct 5, 2012 #168 of 183
    Dawghows

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    I think it's just red & blue, with her skin serving as white. And there's no reason it has to be a "prison" tattoo in regards to the skill level. As I said, there were plenty of people doing gorgeous tattoo work long before there were any powered needles.

    Again, I'm not saying there's any good reason for the rebels to be doing this in the context of the story that's being told here. I'm just saying that tattoos can be done, and done very well, without any modern technology whatsoever.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2012 #169 of 183
    Dawghows

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    Just a plain old sewing needle will work just fine. No machine necessary. It won't be quick, it won't be convenient, and it won't make any story sense in this show, but it will work. I promise.
     
  10. Oct 5, 2012 #170 of 183
    TAsunder

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    Yes. I'm agreeing with you. The tattoo is more impressive than a typical prison tattoo (though some prison tattoos are pretty impressive!) and seemed like a lot of effort for what it is supposed to be.
     
  11. Oct 6, 2012 #171 of 183
    Haps

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    I would expect hell to arrive during the first 2-5 years. But 15 years later I would think normal societies would be back.
     
  12. Oct 6, 2012 #172 of 183
    Johnny Dancing

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    We were driving through Wilmington, NC this summer from the beach house and my wife says "Hey their filming a civil war scene". Now thinking back it must have been a "Revolution" scene.

    Was the military using muskets?? Why are rifles/ shotguns so rare? I have three in my basement with plenty of ammo they can use. I know only a few hard core deer hunters that use muskets to get a few extra weeks of deer hunting in but shotguns and rifles are quite bountiful.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2012 #173 of 183
    aaronwt

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    Well it is 15 years later. I'm sure it was hell for many years while the global herd was thinned out.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2012 #174 of 183
    jsmeeker

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    Show is moving too slow for me.. hard for me to really get into it. Gotta pick up the pace.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2012 #175 of 183
    wprager

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    It's moving too slowly on the central mythology side of things for me. I don't really care that what that one soldier has to tell to his dead buddy's wife, or that what's-her-name is doing it for her miscarried kid, or that the other lady's son had asthma, or how Elizabeth Mitchell shot that guy for stealing their stuff. This show isn't written well-enough to be able to get away with it like Lost did. I want to know what caused the "event", where those amulets came from, how did Miles' brother come by it, etc., etc.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2012 #176 of 183
    jsmeeker

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    yeah... Me too. I want to know about the power outage.. More on that. less on the current day crap. even the history of the militia. I would think they would have some flash backs back PRIOR to the black out. And why haven't they shown us other people that have power and computers??
     
  17. Oct 7, 2012 #177 of 183
    RickStrobel

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    What would they have left once that was revealed?

    Shows like this can be a drag because you know if they ever solve the main problem (i.e. get the electricity back) the show would be over. Just like if Gilligan got off the island.

    Another nit-pick: the condition of the houses...

    They act like every house is pretty normal except they burn candles. Wouldn't they all be rotting and mold infested after 15 years? Roofs would eventually leak. Water would freeze in the winter. Rain would come in because not everything would remain perfectly sealed.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2012 #178 of 183
    trainman

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    Yeah, I want to see the outhouses they all presumably have in the backyard because the bathrooms are unusable, or see everyone sleeping outside in the summer because the windows aren't big enough to get much air into the house...
     
  19. Oct 7, 2012 #179 of 183
    nyny523

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    Yup - that hooked me, too.

    I love clever pop culture references - this one worked!
     
  20. Oct 7, 2012 #180 of 183
    stellie93

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    My grandmother grew up in a farmhouse with no electricity and no running water--it stood there for quite a few years. They still have hammers and nails and nothing to do except hunt and plant--no tv, no internet. To me the interesting part of these shows is how they adjust to this kind of stuff, but they're pretty much ignoring that. That tiny little patch of corn they had in their "village"--in 15 years you should have bigger fields than that.
     

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