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Stephen King's 'Under the Dome' gets CBS series order

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/29/under-the-dome-cbs/

    It will most likely air sometime in the summer of 2013.
     
  2. Alfer

    Alfer New Member

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    I'm actually half tempted to watch this.
     
  3. plateau10

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  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    It wasn't clear from the blurb you posted... if it's a 13 episode mini-series, I'm in. If there is the slightest chance on earth that "we'll see how it does and decide its future", I'm out.
     
  5. Malcontent

    Malcontent Aka: Smiling Bob

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    From the article:

     
  6. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    I haven't read the book but I could imagine how this could span multiple seasons if it's done well.
     
  7. windracer

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    I enjoyed the book, so I'd probably give the series a try.
     
  8. BradJW

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    I loved the movie (Simpsons) so I'll watch this too!
     
  9. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    I wonder if their electricity works? :)

    Dave
     
  10. heyitscory

    heyitscory Mooz is not a thing

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    Drat, I was just coming in here to yell SIMPSONS DID IT!!! :)
     
  11. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    I've you'd read the book you'd understand how it doesn't seem possible to span multiple seasons.

    Some general world building spoilers, not major plot points:

    The dome cuts off everything, including fresh air and water. Any pollution they create is contained within the dome. To make it multiple seasons, you have to remove that, which is a key point, or lift the dome and continue the story beyond the book.

    And if the dome does let air pass through, we should be able to break it.

    I'd probably still check it out.
     
  12. GoHalos

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    I'll definitely try it.
     
  13. Hcour

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    Yeah, the whole thing of the dome and the pollution as a kind of ticking timebomb was a major plot point of the book. They'd definitely have to alter the story if they're going to drag it out for several seasons. Would make a much better mini-series.
     
  14. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I agree completely.
     
  15. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

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    This is my thinking (e.g. 1st season follows the book, 2nd season continues the story beyond the book).
     
  16. windracer

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    So the second season would be "Out from Under the Dome" and require a new Season Pass to be set up? :D
     
  17. BradJW

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    Prison Break never changed the name after the first (or second, or third, or..) prison break.

    :)
     
  18. KRS

    KRS Mmm...invisible cola

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    Good point.

    I liked the (audio)book a lot, and I could see it turning into a couple of seasons before having to extend outside the dome (UtD is over 1,000 pages after all).
     
  19. Bob_Newhart

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    I really liked this book and wish they wouldn't do this. I would have definitely watched a 3 or 4 part miniseries, but I don't watch any shows now that have continuing storylines so I won't be watching this.
     

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