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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. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    I thought the pilot was really good.
    Of course, I'll watch Rachelle Lefevre in almost anything (but not Twilight) but it's certainly an interesting premise so I'll keep watching.

    How much involvement does King have in this?

    I know he gets an EP credit and check but a news story I saw last night implied that he actively worked on turning this into a series.

    Also, I couldn't figure out where they filmed the pilot.
  2. Hit The Ball

    Hit The Ball Member

    Jun 26, 2002
    There is no police department in Cupertino.
    The city hires the County Sheriff's department to do what the police would normally do - there is a substation and permanent appointed deputies.

  3. TiVolunteer

    TiVolunteer lotta lurk rare post

    Jul 10, 2001
    Series was filmed in Wilmington, NC. Not sure if the pilot was filmed in a different location or not.
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    Didn't read the book. Not that it matters, but I've never read a single Stephen King book.

    I liked the pilot. Well, everything but psycho teen. I guess I'll just have to cringe and bear it every time that he and that silly subplot shows up in the future episodes. How old is he supposed to be? The actor looks like he's pushing 30.
  5. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    It looks like the plot is going to deviate from the book.


    If you've read the book, you're probably assuming that you have a good idea about how the story ultimately concludes, but Vaughan admitted that they had no interest in recreating the novel's plot verbatim.

    "[The book] takes place over a relatively short amount of time, but when we first started talking with Stephen, he said, 'when I came up with this idea, I envisioned a town potentially being trapped for years at a time, and that's something that you guys could get to do that I didn't.' And that might necessitate a different ending," he said. "So we pitched Stephen a far-out, big swing idea for it -- if we're lucky enough for this to go several years -- a different ending, and he was really excited by it and so generous, to say 'I wish I'd thought of that, that's killer.' He's been so supportive, and I think he knows that the book is its own thing and it would be boring to translate the book exactly to the screen -- he wants to see something new that hopefully still has the theme and the heart of the book in it."

    Baer agreed, "We're on Day 10 now, so we've already passed where the book goes and we think that this can go much beyond a week's worth of time, because we're just beginning to explore all of the ramifications of being caught under a dome ... how the citizens of Chester's Mill deal with it on a personal basis and on a sustainability basis."
  6. dswallow

    dswallow Save the ModeratŠ¾r TCF Club

    Dec 3, 2000
    Translated: "We're going to milk it for as many episodes as we can, and when we get canceled, we hope to have enough time to figure out how to end it."
  7. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    I'll be interested to see how they extend it out that far, since in the book

    oxygen under the dome was getting used but not replenished, and pollution from the generators and cars was collecting at the top of the dome.
  8. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

    Apr 22, 2000
    Apparently you and I were the only ones disappointed. That opening scene of him burying the body and avoiding the police just seems WRONG!
  9. Beryl

    Beryl Active Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    I'm into this show for now. I've read or listened to a lot of King novels but not this one.

    Stalker teen grated my nerves from the first scene so I hope they do away with him quickly.
  10. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    So. King watched the Simpsons Movie.
  11. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    The fact that the characters are having seizures and visions of pink stars falling in lines, etc, suggests a future for the town that tracks the book's
  12. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

    Jun 18, 2000
    While there is no power, I didn't hear anyone mention anything about no running water. If there is still water that would mean the underground pipes are still intact which would indicate the dome doesn't go too far underground.
    Or did I miss something?
  13. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

    Nov 11, 2002
    Nice try, but no. King first began writing Under The Dome in the 70s, and then again in the 80s, before revisiting the idea in the mid-2000s.
  14. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    Yeah, that struck me too. I was waiting for some explanation that he was under cover or something. Even so, you can't just kill someone and hide the body. :confused:
  15. jamesl

    jamesl Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Jimmy Hoffa begs to differ
  16. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Vegas Boy TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    So, is this a spoiler thread or a no spoiler thread? I can't figure it out and don't want to click on any spoiler yet.
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Revisited. As in figured it out. After the Simpsons Movie.
  18. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    It is turning into a book comparison thread. It is GoT!
  19. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    This thread has gone way off the tracks with all the book discussion. I suggest something similar to what we've done with GoT. Use the weekly episode thread to discuss the TV show only. Create a different thread, one thread for the entire season, that discusses the show for book readers. That thread can discuss differences between the book and the TV show, and can speculate about what changes will or won't show up, and all spoilers are fair game. The weekly thread will stick to the aired episodes only, with no knowledge of the book.

    After some contentious GoT discussion last year, we used this split thread format this year, and it was well received.

    As a GoT book reader, I loved having both threads. Not having read UtD, I find all this spoilerized (and some not spoilerized:mad:) discussion disruptive.

    ETA: or what TonyD referred to while I was typing.
  20. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Vegas Boy TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    Will there be a regular thread for those who haven'y read the book??

    ETA: I dunno what GoT is.

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