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Under The Dome OAD 9/2

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jamesbobo, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I thought that only hit on one side of the dome? The other areas outside the dome have been fine everytime they showed it. It wasn't a nuclear explosion, it was a conventional weapon. Which means it can only be so big. Certainly not large enough to destroy everything around the circumference of the dome.
  2. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    I am rooting for the Dome.
  3. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    I'm only sticking around until the end of the season. It's beyond stupid, and for me, that says a lot, since I give a LOT of stupid writing a wide birth if it entertains me. This show is no longer doing so.

    But the ratings are still pretty high, so I fully expect Beyond the Dome 2 (The Baby Dome is Born) next summer. I won't watch.
  4. rich

    rich Final answer?

    Mar 18, 2002
    To my knowledge, this is the first time they have been back to the big Dome since MOAB hit. Maybe this area was untouched, but the side that was hit was completely devastated for miles.

    I'm still confused about why the outside world is totally ignoring the people inside, especially when at least one side of the Dome is still accessible.
  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    No, it isn't. At least the second time that we've seen normal area outside the dome since they tried to blow it up.
  6. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    I may be giving the writers too much credit, but try this one on for size:

    We know that the Dome can make people within it think that they are seeing things on the outside that aren't actually there (e.g. the four kids seeing Big Jim in this episode, the woman in labor seeing her sailor husband, etc). So who is to say that ANYTHING they see looking outward is an accurate reflection of what's really out there. Maybe, when looking outward, they just see what the Dome wants them to see -which is that the world has been unusually disinterested. Maybe there really ARE very active efforts to pierce the Dome, more than just the MOAB, and the water-spray test, and the few other things we've seen. Maybe the world outside the Dome really IS acting the way that we as viewers would expect it would, but the Dome itself is preventing its captives from actually seeing any of that. They are just being shown what the Dome wants them to see. That could also explain the rebel-girl's estranged father showing up. Someone had asked how he would know that she was trapped within, and why he was there, and how random and ill-written that seemed. Maybe he (and everyone else around him, on "visitor day,") was really just a projection.
  7. andyw715

    andyw715 Active Member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Maybe the MOAB was also a Dome induced visual.
  8. robojerk

    robojerk Active Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    That's a cool idea, I don't think these writers would think of that.
  9. brianric

    brianric Active Member

    Aug 29, 2002
    You're giving the writers too much credit.
  10. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    This episode should have been titled "ThunderDome". :D
  11. getreal

    getreal postcrastinator

    Sep 29, 2003
    It might be that they were spraying acid on the dome (directly at the people on the inside). Or not. I seem to recall one of the teens putting their hand where the spray was and liquid (water?) had permeated the dome to wet his hand.

    If only the Army had some sort of method of communicating with the people inside the Dome. Like if there were some sort of signage which could transmit words in some other form other than auditory ... like symbols which could be strung together and assigned some sensible meaning ... but that's too ridiculous. :rolleyes:

    So, since several people die at the hands of others in each episode, how many murderers now reside in Chester's Mill at this point?
  12. nickels

    nickels opinionated dope

    Jan 11, 2010
    Big Jim

    I think that the rest are dead. I am probably missing one or two though.
  13. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    I am about four episodes behind on this and every week I read the thread and lose a little more of the desire to actually watch them.
  14. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    the only thing ridiculous about it is that in order to use such a system, the Army guys would first have to somehow teach the people inside what each of the symbols mean, which brings them right back to square one with no way to communicate.

    I was wondering what all the policing is accomplishing because with all of the looting and extra criminal activity, they don't seem to ever apprehend anyone, much less take them into custody.
  15. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    you'd think they'd be able to track & catch at least one criminal, considering they're already inside a dome...:rolleyes:
  16. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Which reminds me, Big Jim stated in his radio broadcast that a warrant had been issued for Barbie's arrest.

    How exactly do they do that with out a judge in town?

    It has occurred to me though that they will probably have to enact martial law soon.
  17. scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

    Oct 20, 2007
    I strained an eye muscle when he said that. My eyes rolled so far so quickly that I hurt myself.
  18. nyc13

    nyc13 New Member

    May 31, 2013
    He also said they would be seeking the death penalty, which means he's added "prosecutor" to the usual "judge, jury, and executioner" :D
  19. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    I think that getreal was alluding to the fact that the Army could communicate with a paper and pen, if anyone were clever enough to think of that.
  20. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

    Apr 28, 2003
    To take that a step further, maybe there is no life outside the dome and everything the Domers see and hear is an illusion created by the all-powerful dome. Maybe the people in the dome are the only humans left on Earth, and they were selected because they are the best and brightest...Oh, never mind.

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