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Under the Dome - S01E01 - 6/24/13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by BradJW, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #181 of 233
    sieglinde

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    If this thing lasts longer than two episodes they better make it possible for gases to pass through the dome. CO2 is heavier than oxygen so people would start passing out in the streets with the girl in the fallout shelter suffocating first
     
  2. Jul 1, 2013 #182 of 233
    nickels

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    They are trapped with trees so they should be fine with oxygen/carbon dioxide. Google says 20 trees needed per person. I'm guessing they have plenty.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2013 #183 of 233
    loubob57

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    They just need to count up the trees and people and make sure they don't have too many people. Just kill a few people until you get the numbers right. ;)
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #184 of 233
    markz

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    Won't the people die on their own till the number is right?
     
  5. Jul 1, 2013 #185 of 233
    scandia101

    scandia101 Just the facts ma'am

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    Except for the law enforcement vehicles and the truck that smashed into the dome, I only saw license plates that looked like bad replicas of the Vermont plate - the white frame around the numbers was thicker.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 #186 of 233
    SoBelle0

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    Got to see it last night, and I enjoyed it! I haven't read the book, so I guess that's good? ;)

    Didn't the one couple overhear, on the radio or scanner or something, someone talking about "dropping it over Chester's Mill?"
     
  7. Jul 1, 2013 #187 of 233
    loubob57

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    That's no fun!
     
  8. Jul 1, 2013 #188 of 233
    madscientist

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    Even well water has to come from somewhere...

    :rolleyes: So, if you and your spouse pull up to a hospital with your daughter in the car, would you yell out "MY daughter is sick", or "OUR daughter is sick"? If you're talking to your spouse in the car about your daughter would you say "MY daughter" or "OUR daughter"? Right, I thought so.

    Yes, please! I've read all the GoT books and I greatly enjoy having a separate book thread and show thread: it works really well. I haven't read this book and would prefer to avoid constant spoilers.

    Based on the way it "slammed down" into the ground when it appeared, I'm pretty sure it didn't start at the middle and push out. Plus, wouldn't everything have been pushed out in front of it? Or are you saying it was permeable until it reached the limits?
     
  9. Jul 1, 2013 #189 of 233
    mattack

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    I'm not a Nielsen family, but I tivoed it (and downloaded the tivo recording), but watched it over the weekend on Amazon.. I wonder how much the ratings were hurt due to it being on Amazon?
     
  10. Jul 1, 2013 #190 of 233
    mattack

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    argh yes.. yikes, should have not started reading that..

    (I do have the book.. IIRC, it was the book that was a dirt cheap $9.99 or so from walmart.com when it came out..)
     
  11. Jul 2, 2013 #191 of 233
    David Ortiz

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    SF is officially the City and County of San Francisco.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2013 #192 of 233
    Worf

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    Actually, trees respire. They generate oxygen during the day while doing photosynthesis. But at night, they take in oxygen and produce carbon dioxide as they respire and consume sugars. Luckily, it's slightly more than break even, hence why 20 trees keep one person alive. (They produce a lot of oxygen, but when they respire, they take a lot of it back).

    Phytoplankton (who live on the oceans) actually produce around half of the world's oxygen.

    Anyhow, the bigger deal is typically carbon dioxide - there's actually a wide range of human survivability for oxygen, but human tolerance for CO2 is actually quite low - 2% is considered maximum tolerable for closed systems with conditioning. 3% has been demonstrated for a month, and 4% for a week. There will still be plenty of oxygen in the air when the town suffocates...
     
  13. Jul 2, 2013 #193 of 233
    jamesbobo

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    Looks like they have. Moisture has gotten through when those on the outside hosed water on it.
     
  14. Jul 2, 2013 #194 of 233
    jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    Well, they addressed digging in the second episode. Those with shovels said it goes pretty deep. When someone with a bulldozer approached he was stopped by Jim who warned him about the exploding pacemaker and not to let machinery get too close. But just because it exploded a pacemaker doesn't mean it would have the same effect on an internal cumbustion engine.

    And as far as people having well water, what about gas pipes? Don't tell me everyone has an electric stove.
     
  15. Jul 2, 2013 #195 of 233
    TonyD79

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    Uh, the thread is about episode 1 only.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2013 #196 of 233
    dswallow

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    Propane... there is something of an ongoing story about liquid propane deliveries, if you hadn't noticed. :)
     
  17. Jul 2, 2013 #197 of 233
    Hercules67

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    Actually, in regards to how the Dome appeared, picture in your head the dome "appearing" in place, simultaneously in every place/point where it now exists.... NOT that it comes down and covers something.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2013 #198 of 233
    heySkippy

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    Why should we do that?
     
  19. Jul 2, 2013 #199 of 233
    Langree

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    It didn't "appear in place" it came down, cut through everything in it's path, cleanly.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2013 #200 of 233
    danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    It wasn't clear to me whether it "came down" or "sprang up" or "appeared instantly." I don't think that anything they showed, including the cow, makes one any more likely than the others.
     

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