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Revolution S01E16 - "The Love Boat"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by mrdbdigital, May 7, 2013.

  1. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Love that book (#2 all time, behind _Making of the Atomic Bomb_ by Richard Rhodes http://www.amazon.com/Making-Atomic-Bomb-25th-Anniversary/dp/1451677618). And as a former USN Officer, I will join your rants too. Heck, in HS I even worked on a fishing vessel. And heck, in the Navy, lol, I even worked on a steam ship. Admittedly our heat source was an nuclear reactor, but still...

    Anyway, I liked this ep. To you haters, I like Charlie. I will continue to like her even if she wears less revealing clothes.

    [edit] hey! has there been any mention of nuclear powered ships?
     
  2. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    This kind of reminds me of Enterprise to some degree. The writers are constantly doing dumb stuff in the script but I can't stop watching it.
     
  3. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    Cut the writers some slack in here. It's pretty reasonable to assume that the doctor knew how to weaponize anthrax before the blackout. He never thought his skills would be needed ever again, so I'm fine with him having a family.

    I'll give them more grief about having all the lab supplies and equipment available and still viable after 15 years without power for refrigeration, maintenance, etc.
     
  4. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    I really wish they would do something like showing a map when they switch characters or towns. So cool zoom in or something.
     
  5. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    Know? Sure. That's reasonable. Let it out that he has this skillset and is available to hire? Stupid.

    (Anyways, sounds like he was still actively researching, so he didn't KNOW yet. So moving to what is guaranteed to be a high risk new career option isn't the brightest move.)
     
  6. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    Ooh...and the show should have a brother and sister who are uncomfortably close. And maybe a dwarf, too. That would be fun. Oooh, and DRAGONS!

    Now THAT would make it a better show!
     
  7. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    Good point. Maybe he had no other skills and that's how he provided for his family. Kind of worked out for him. :)
     
  8. JYoung

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    It did bother me when they showed that centrifuge operating.
    Exactly how did they do it without electricity?

    I didn't see Gilligan pumping away on the bicycle there.
     
  9. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    There was a shot of a pendent amplifier (apparently pendents are more readily available as the plot demands)

    What got my attention was the opening scene where she was laying the fuses and I saw the Exit signs lit up in red, so I shut up my internal monolog when I saw the amplifier :)
     
  10. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    they showed him with some type of hand pump/spinner.
     
  11. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I assumed that now that Monroe has access to the pendants, and is working with Randall, he can basically have power at any time for any reason. Sure, he'd be limited to only using one or a couple pendants at any given time, since they're in relatively short supply, but since the show can only show us one location at a time, I'm just going to assume that anytime we see someone in the Monroe Republic with power, it's because there is a pendant nearby.
     
  12. stellie93

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    Just think what they could do to make people's lives easier even with only a couple of pendants. But they only think of weapons. They could set up centers in the major cities where you can get electric stuff done, and people would love Monroe and want to live in his country.
     
  13. verdugan

    verdugan Active Member

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    Like Diane said, they had power. There was a shot of a desk lamp being on.
     
  14. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    So, help me out, who WAS that guy who was the scientist? I know I've seen him someplace but I cannot place him and it's been driving me crazy.
     
  15. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

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    Timothy Busfield from ThirtySomething & West Wing...
     
  16. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    Ah, "West Wing", the reporter. Thank you. I never saw "Thirtysomething".

    And from "West Wing" onto "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip". I REALLY should have recognized him from there. I loved that show (me and about 3 other people, I think), and even rewatched it just last year.
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Yep, Danny Concannon on "West Wing." Dated CJ Cregg. He was also one of the leads (Pointdexter) on "Revenge of the Nerds," and he's quite a prolific TV director.

    Edit: Busfield is the one in the center:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. JYoung

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    Are you sure about that?
    I just undeleted the episode and watched the lab scenes again and I didn't see a pendant.
    But there was obviously electricity in the lab.

    I saw him starting to turn a crank or a switch but I'm not sure it was to turn the centrifuge rotor.

    I worked in a medical laboratory when I was in school and part of that job was running a centrifuge to separate blood products and if you had to hand crank it, you'd get mighty tired pretty quickly.

    The thing is, those pendants are a limited resource.
    Now I grant that something like that lab is probably important enough to Monroe to rate a pendant but there's only 12 of them.
    We don't know how many Monroe has and we do know that four of them have been destroyed.

    I'm not sure how accurate this page is but I thought it was worth a look.

    We know that 12 were originally built but apparently we only know about the location of seven according to Randall's tracking screen.

    Now I think it likely that Monroe made a point to acquire as many as he could and if the list is correct, there were three in Monroe Republic.

    I think it's more problematic for Monroe to get the one's that are in the other Nation/States.

    I think it's safe to assume that Randall's not giving up his, Rachel's destroyed three, one got blown up in the helicopter that Danny shot down.

    One was lost in Atlanta (and what did Miles do with it?) and I'm assuming the one in the lab got blown up.

    So if I'm right, that accounts for the seven we first saw on the tracking screen.

    BTW, if you want your own pendant, NBC is selling them.
     
  19. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

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    I deleted it Tuesday so it's gone, but I swear as they were showing the lab shots there was a pan shot and it went over a section of a lit amplifier at the bottom, no actual pendants.

    I went and reviewed online, clearly I was hallucinating, the scene I thought was there isn't, so I'm now in the "lousy continuity, they shouldn't have power" camp since there were red exit signs, overheard lights, etc. They also did sit on him spinning the test tubes manually to make their point.
     
  20. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    Diane is absolutely correct: there was definitely an amplifier shown in the lab.
     

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