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Old 07-19-2012, 09:03 AM   #121
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Looks potentially awesome and awful all at once. I think I'd have a hard time believing that someone couldn't just harness a river and make a generator or burn some wood and create a small power plant. Electrons don't just magically disappear.


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Old 07-19-2012, 10:10 AM   #122
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it will last 1/2 a season,
maybe a full season
but will definitely not be renewed
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:22 AM   #123
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I love post-apocalyptic stuff, so I'll be recording this one. I'm hoping it's good, but a few of the clips I've seen remind of of teh teen melodrama that ruined Fox's Terra Nova.

Hesitant to watch it because it does look it has that melodrama that Terra Nova had.

I'll record it and take a look, but I feel like it'll get cancelled.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:34 AM   #124
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it will last 1/2 a season,
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but will definitely not be renewed
That's a terrible Haiku.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:36 AM   #125
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That's a terrible Haiku.
Terrible logic, too.

I'm sure the exact same thing could have been said, with the exact same justification, about Lost.
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:12 PM   #126
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I'm reading a book by SM Stirling that has the same premise--somebody in this thread recommended it earlier. It's one of those things that is impossible, but yet you are seeing it first hand, so you had better get on board and react to the new situation, or you're done. When the zombie apocalypse comes, it does no good to sit around saying there's no such thing.

Useless to say in this forum, but lets just accept the premise instead of debating how impossible it is. Please.....
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:51 PM   #127
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Terrible logic, too.

I'm sure the exact same thing could have been said, with the exact same justification, about Lost.

I'm sure the exact same thing could have been said, with the exact same justification, about Terra Nova
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:02 PM   #128
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I'm sure the exact same thing could have been said, with the exact same justification, about Terra Nova
I think you're making Rob's point for him.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #129
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Looks potentially awesome and awful all at once. I think I'd have a hard time believing that someone couldn't just harness a river and make a generator or burn some wood and create a small power plant. Electrons don't just magically disappear.
Even from what little we've seen in the trailer, it seems clear to me that there's an ongoing suppression effect -- it's not an EMP, it's much more interesting than that. And the amulet temporarily cancels the effect in a local area.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:29 PM   #130
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That's a terrible Haiku.
It scans more like the end of a limmerick.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #131
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It scans more like the end of a limmerick.
Exactly my point.
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:00 PM   #132
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Looks to much like Terra Nova and Falling Skies.

I'm wondering if it will even last a whole season.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:56 PM   #133
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Did the BG people ever say that they had a plan?

They said the Cylons had a plan, but I don't recall them ever saying THEY had a plan, and in fact I have vague memories of Ronald Moore lavishing contempt on the notion that he SHOULD have a plan.
Say what you will about the ending but that was still two of the best seasons of TV I've ever watched. And parts of 3 and 4 were also still goof. As much as I love Firefly, it did not really even last what would normally be considered a full season -- who knows how it would have gone.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:43 PM   #134
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The only thing I can think of similar is a book I read called "The Trigger" by Arthur C Clarke. It's premise was that a device was created that "supressed" all explosions, rendering bullets, bombs, and all explosives inert.
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Old 07-22-2012, 04:38 PM   #135
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Terrible logic, too.

I'm sure the exact same thing could have been said, with the exact same justification, about Lost.
And how'd that turn out?
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #136
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And how'd that turn out?
It lasted six years, and made ABC a TON of money.

Or did you mean something else?
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:43 PM   #137
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It lasted six years, and made ABC a TON of money.

Or did you mean something else?
I meant for the viewers.

But I guess it's all a question of perspective.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #138
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They are filiming today for "Revolution" on Marathon Ave. 11am - 2am (sat).
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:03 PM   #139
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They must be filming in northern India this week.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:17 AM   #140
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:24 AM   #141
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I like how they have been emphasizing the girl with the bow in the ads and pictures, to cash in on the popularity of The Hunger Games.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #142
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No ending

I love sci-fi shows like this, but a common problem that I have is that they never have an end. If the networks have a hit, they want to run it to continue for ever. Seldom do you get a situation like Lost, where there is (arguably) a well-planned ending. It would be great if they would indicate at the beginning that this show will last exactly x (e.g. 2 or 3) seasons, and come to an end.

I have the same thoughts about the show Once Upon a TIme. I am enjoying the show, but will eventually tire of it. Then sometime after most people have stopped watching, they will end it - but I won't see the ending because I will have already given up.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:53 AM   #143
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I love sci-fi shows like this, but a common problem that I have is that they never have an end. If the networks have a hit, they want to run it to continue for ever. Seldom do you get a situation like Lost, where there is (arguably) a well-planned ending. It would be great if they would indicate at the beginning that this show will last exactly x (e.g. 2 or 3) seasons, and come to an end.

I have the same thoughts about the show Once Upon a TIme. I am enjoying the show, but will eventually tire of it. Then sometime after most people have stopped watching, they will end it - but I won't see the ending because I will have already given up.

I have had a hard time following Once Upon a Time. Honestly, every time I go back and try and watch a new episode, I get bored of it pretty quickly.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #144
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I love sci-fi shows like this, but a common problem that I have is that they never have an end.
"avoiding work"... you have 12 posts in 7 years. You're not avoiding near enough work.

But I totally agree with your point. Far too many shows run far too long. A great concept, shown over a limited amount of time, would (IMHO) increase viewership. People would watch, knowing a conclusion is coming.

But what do we know, compared to the vast and unlimited knowledge of TV execs.
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A great concept, shown over a limited amount of time, would (IMHO) increase viewership. People would watch, knowing a conclusion is coming.
The majority of U.K. shows do this. I love it and wish U.S. shows would take a lesson.
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I love sci-fi shows like this, but a common problem that I have is that they never have an end. If the networks have a hit, they want to run it to continue for ever. Seldom do you get a situation like Lost, where there is (arguably) a well-planned ending. It would be great if they would indicate at the beginning that this show will last exactly x (e.g. 2 or 3) seasons, and come to an end.

I have the same thoughts about the show Once Upon a TIme. I am enjoying the show, but will eventually tire of it. Then sometime after most people have stopped watching, they will end it - but I won't see the ending because I will have already given up.
How do you propose for this to work? The vast majority of shows don't last past the first season. If the creators and the network plan for the show to last 2-3 seasons, and then the ratings don't warrant the show continuing past the first season, then viewers are pissed. If the creators and the network plan for the show to last 2-3 seasons, and the show continues to be profitable through the third season and then it just ends, both viewers and network shareholders will be pissed.

I think the current method makes the most sense, from a business perspective. If there is viewer demand for a show (ratings), it will continue. If not, it will be canceled. There really isn't any other way to do it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #147
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The majority of U.K. shows do this. I love it and wish U.S. shows would take a lesson.
There's no shortage of British shows that have ended badly and
/or unexpectedly in spite of this.
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Anyone else losing interest in this show since seeing NBC's new promo's during the Olympics?
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Anyone else losing interest in this show since seeing NBC's new promo's during the Olympics?
I've intentionally avoided any promos of this show. I'm going to watch it regardless, as it's right up my alley. So given that I know I'm going to watch, I'd rather go in with as little foreknowledge as possible.
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The promos don't show anything you wouldn't already know by now. Looks like they shot it on a sound stage with green screen. It (the promos) looks like cheap crap.
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