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The 100 - Pilot (who are we kidding - full-season thread). Spoilers okay.

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by danterner, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Mar 26, 2014 #41 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    Some of which were basically small cities.
  2. Mar 26, 2014 #42 of 157

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    I'd like to see this as a limited run series or movie with a planned beginning middle and end. (And without Jaden smith)
  3. Mar 27, 2014 #43 of 157

    n548gxg New Member

    Mar 7, 2003
    East Coast
    I have mixed emotions about this series. I like the kids on Earth part but hate the adults on the space station.

    It would be a whole lot better if they launch the kids to Earth and then the space station ran out of air or exploded ( like Superman and Krypton).
  4. Mar 27, 2014 #44 of 157

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Quad Sillies
    I think the show would burn out quickly if we didn't have a balance of the adults on the station with the punks on earth....
  5. Mar 27, 2014 #45 of 157

    Balzer Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Sioux Falls, SD
    I thought the pilot was a big pile of crap. At least everything on Earth was.. The stuff aboard the space station was mildly interesting..

    So I might give a couple more episodes to be sure..
  6. Mar 27, 2014 #46 of 157

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    So do they have the capability of sending large numbers of people to earth or not? Why would they kill 210 people on the station rather than giving them whatever chance they have on the planet? And if they can't eventually send everyone to earth--they're done anyway. :confused:

    Problems aside, I like this show. :up:
  7. Mar 27, 2014 #47 of 157

    randian Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    Because the writers are clueless? Far too many Hollywood writers who write for SF shows brag about not having an SF reading background. They say they'll "avoid cliches" and "bring a fresh take". If you don't have the reading background, how do you recognize the standard tropes?
  8. Mar 27, 2014 #48 of 157

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Perhaps we need to create a Trope-a-day calendar just for Hollywood/Network writers.
  9. Mar 27, 2014 #49 of 157

    mm2margaret Meagan

    Dec 7, 2010
    So, I think the femaie lead is quite strong (Eliza Taylor), the males, uhh, not so much, but it's all about material: the writing and the showrunner.

    A good showrunner can make a bad show quite good, a bad one (I'm thinking of you "Intelligence") can make a show with talent seem clueless and can kill a show.

    We need more time to see if the showrunner can pull this off.

    Let me give you a for instance: they dump the kids on the planet with no communications - they have no way to communicate with them, except the tracking devices. EXCEPT, if the tracking devices work, chances are some kind of communicator could also work. A good showrunner can fix/adjust/adapt to that kind of inconsistency, and a bad one, just ignores it, thinking we're all stupid, don't care, or won't notice.

    I recall reading an interview with Vince Gilligan who was the showrunner for Breaking Bad (and a fantastic writer), who commented that there were a number of times that the writers thought they had backed themselves into a corner they could not write themselves out of - and yet, we all know how that turned out.
  10. Mar 27, 2014 #50 of 157

    JohnS-MI Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    SE MI
    Not clear they do. Did you see the heap of junk the lady doctor (or scientist) is planning to use to get to earth? And the last ship worked so well!

    Your question is a good one. But it is not obvious they have the ability to send more groups to earth, although the 100 experiment must be to test whether they would survive if they got there. Perhaps they lack a solid plan
  11. Mar 27, 2014 #51 of 157

    zordude WDW Fan TCF Club

    Sep 23, 2003
    Nashua, NH
    The writers probably think they can just land the space station
  12. Mar 27, 2014 #52 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    The problem is, they'll run out of air in a matter of months...how many months depending on how many people they're willing to kill in the meantime. So if they don't go down to Earth, and relatively soon, they die anyway.

    I'm really not sure they (the writers) have thought this through...
  13. Mar 27, 2014 #53 of 157

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    It seems they could establish at least one-way communication (kids to station) - one kid just has to regulate something that the band monitors, like body temp, in a morse-code rhythm - jump in cold water, warm up, etc - in a recognizable pattern. The more I type the more stupid this sounds, so I'll stop now.
  14. Mar 27, 2014 #54 of 157

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    The Council will come up with a compromise in that instead of killing those slated to be culled, they'll send them to the surface.

    Or does that make too much sense?
  15. Mar 27, 2014 #55 of 157

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    A Galaxy...
    I was just going to say it was kind of a cool idea (no pun intended) but how long would it take the station to get the pattern? that would be neat in itself.
  16. Mar 28, 2014 #56 of 157

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    Makes sense to me.

    What doesn't make sense is why the sent them down with NO COMMUNICATION DEVICES (other than the stupid wrist bands). Couldn't they have spared a two way radio or something? Nothing fancy.

    Did I just miss them being destroyed or something?
  17. Mar 28, 2014 #57 of 157
    Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    But they don't seem to have a way of getting to the surface...otherwise, Boss Lady wouldn't be risking a 130-year-old capsule renovated by a kid.

    They've never explained how they plan on getting anybody else to the surface.
  18. Mar 28, 2014 #58 of 157

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Considering there have only been two episodes so far, I'm cutting the show some slack on that one. Presumably they do have a Plan. Somehow earth got all those people onto the stations (in the midst of nuclear Armageddon, no less) so all they need to do is reverse the process. Should be simple. ;-) Or did I misunderstand, and these are the descendants of astronauts, who already happened to be on their stations when hell broke loose below?

    Also, now that I think about it - are we just seeing the American section of the station, or is everyone on the station American (even people who are supposed to be Scottish)?
  19. Mar 28, 2014 #59 of 157

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    There was a line of dialog in the pilot episode about everything having gone dark during re-entry. They were expecting to have communication but lost it, leaving the bands as their only means of monitoring.
  20. Mar 28, 2014 #60 of 157

    AeneaGames Member

    May 2, 2009
    I assumed they were going to use the lander for two-way communication but since that got destroyed by those kids who thought it cool to get out of their seats they lost that.

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