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Old 05-15-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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NBC's new fall show "Revolution"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=JwfCRAtkYEI#!

Looks kinda interesting, but I assume it's going to die a fate like Flash Forward.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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Wow this looks incredible. Thanks for the heads up!
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I've seen this before. It was a bad adaptation of a great David Brin novel called "The Postman". It had the same feel to me.

I'll give it a chance, but don't expect it to last more than a single season.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #5
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Oh my God. Just the fact that they use VAST music for that trailer forces me to give it a chance.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #6
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This is the new show I'm most excited about. But I also, like others, fear it will not last. It will either be epic or an epic failure.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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Directed by Jon Favreau...with Giancarlo...in Chicago? I'm there, even though JJ could mean it's another Alcatraz.

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #8
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Looks like it would make an interesting miniseries. I too love post-apocalyptic stuff but in recent years it typically hasn't made for good TV shows. Glad to see "Gus" has another job though.
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:13 PM   #9
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This looks great. This could make NBC a viable network again.......
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:41 PM   #10
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The setup reminds me of the early-1980s fantasy novel "Ariel" by Steven R. Boyett (and its more recent sequel "Elegy Beach") -- although in that case, although modern technology suddenly stops working, magic suddenly starts working, and fantasy creatures such as unicorns and dragons suddenly exist on Earth as well.

So maybe that'll be Season 2 of "Revolution."
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #11
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It reminds me of Jericho
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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I feel like I can skip the pilot now. Man, they gave away everything in that trailer!

It looks like something I'd love, but that just means I expect to be disappointed. I also get a Terra Nova type feel from it.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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I'll definitely be watching the pilot, but I sure hope they take lessons from some of the failed serialized dramas of the past several years and try to fix those problems.
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It feels and awful lot like Terra Nova and The Event. I was very excited about both of those shows and didn't make it past the pilot in either one. I hope this one is better.
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I feel like I can skip the pilot now. Man, they gave away everything in that trailer!
Especially the last 15 seconds. That was something they should have kept under wraps and then just let it be revealed as a surprise at the end of the first episode's airing.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:39 AM   #16
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Girl with a bow.

Muskets? Come on now, maybe ammo wouldn't be a prevalent as now but muskets.
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Girl with a bow.
That seems to be required this year. Just look at the new Pixar movie Brave.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:39 AM   #18
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I'll watch, as it's in my wheelhouse, but I bet it doesn't last a season. It's not a cop, medical or law show. It's doomed to fail. (and I hope I am wrong!!!!)
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. Annoying teenage son? Check!

What is with these shows? We. Don't. Like. Annoying. Teenage. Sons!
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:12 AM   #20
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Amish will rule the world with warlords from medieval and mountain men recreation societies.

When the tablet went blank but still on it should have gone black because aren't batteries destroyed also?

At least I have a place, I would be come an ale wench. (women were the main brewers during the Middle Ages)
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I'll watch, as it's in my wheelhouse,
What's the deal with this word all of a sudden? I'm hearing it a couple of times per episode on Celebrity Apprentice this season, and now here. Sure, I "get" the definition from the context (though I'm not quite sure it's exactly right in this context), but if you look it up in any legit dictionary, it just doesn't mean anything other than the shelter you stand under when you pilot a boat.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #22
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Looking forward to this show. The trailer looks great.
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What's the deal with this word all of a sudden? I'm hearing it a couple of times per episode on Celebrity Apprentice this season, and now here. Sure, I "get" the definition from the context (though I'm not quite sure it's exactly right in this context), but if you look it up in any legit dictionary, it just doesn't mean anything other than the shelter you stand under when you pilot a boat.
my wife and I also grew tired of hearing Wheelhouse - on Apprentice we thought it would make a good drinking game.
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I really need to have JJ Abrams (or the head writer) to come out and state "I have an explanation and an ending planned!" before I give it more than a couple of episodes.
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I'm scared that I won't be able to suspend disbelief enough. I mean, every form of electricity is gone...what about human internal brain circuitry? What about dynamos? The energy created there has to go somewhere.
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What's the deal with this word all of a sudden? I'm hearing it a couple of times per episode on Celebrity Apprentice this season, and now here. Sure, I "get" the definition from the context (though I'm not quite sure it's exactly right in this context), but if you look it up in any legit dictionary, it just doesn't mean anything other than the shelter you stand under when you pilot a boat.
I don't watch Apprentice, so not sure about that. I've been using it for years. I've heard baseball announcers use it quite often, usually referring to a pitch that is in the zone a better usually can make good contact on. But I have heard friends and colleagues say it too.

Funny how certain words and expressions kind of bother us If I hear one more kid say whatev.......
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I really need to have JJ Abrams (or the head writer) to come out and state "I have an explanation and an ending planned!" before I give it more than a couple of episodes.
I think it's more of a case that they will actually MAKE it to the planned ending than whether they have one!!
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I'm scared that I won't be able to suspend disbelief enough. I mean, every form of electricity is gone...what about human internal brain circuitry? What about dynamos? The energy created there has to go somewhere.
And, if we have the knowledge on how to create electricity, and the natural resources still exist, then how hard would it be to create it again?
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I'm scared that I won't be able to suspend disbelief enough. I mean, every form of electricity is gone...what about human internal brain circuitry? What about dynamos? The energy created there has to go somewhere.
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And, if we have the knowledge on how to create electricity, and the natural resources still exist, then how hard would it be to create it again?
Think of it this way. I've heard that if a section of the electrical grid were taken out, it would take years to get it back online because the components neccessary to repair it aren't readily available, especially on a larger scale. So take out the whole grid. Grocery stores will be empty within 3 days. Society will quickly devolve into gangs trying to survive. Who's going to worry about restoring power 5-10 years from now, if at all possible, when they now need to find a way to simply survive.
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Think of it this way. I've heard that if a section of the electrical grid were taken out, it would take years to get it back online because the components neccessary to repair it aren't readily available, especially on a larger scale. So take out the whole grid. Grocery stores will be empty within 3 days. Society will quickly devolve into gangs trying to survive. Who's going to worry about restoring power 5-10 years from now, if at all possible, when they now need to find a way to simply survive.
But the preview said that not even batteries worked. So there must be a pseudo-science or semi-supernatural explanation.
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