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Old 06-25-2013, 07:21 PM   #31
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I'll be interested to see how they extend it out that far, since in the book

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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

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:25 PM   #32
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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?
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #33
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So. King watched the Simpsons Movie.
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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:39 PM   #34
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Apparently you and I were the only ones disappointed. That opening scene of him burying the body and avoiding the police just seems WRONG!
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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #35
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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.
Jimmy Hoffa begs to differ
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #36
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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.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:12 PM   #37
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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.
Revisited. As in figured it out. After the Simpsons Movie.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:13 PM   #38
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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.
It is turning into a book comparison thread. It is GoT!
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #39
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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) discussion disruptive.

ETA: or what TonyD referred to while I was typing.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:33 PM   #40
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It is turning into a book comparison thread. It is GoT!
eek.


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


ETA: I dunno what GoT is.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:40 PM   #41
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ETA: I dunno what GoT is.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:46 PM   #42
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got it


(thought maybe it was Gin OR Tonic. And that doesn't make sense to me)
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:12 AM   #43
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Dale Barbara (Barbie) is supposed to be the moral compass of the story.

Personally, I was disappointed in the changes to his character.
I'm holding judgment on the new Barbie until we find out more about the guy that he killed. Maybe the guy had it coming to him.

So far, I like the casting of Big Jim and Junior. Exactly the mental picture I had.

Forgetting about the book for the moment and focusing on just what we saw on TV, I'm not too put off that the residents haven't tried to dig under or climb over or blow up or do any of the numerous things one might expect to the dome. I imagine the first reaction would be to wait and see what the military tried to do on the other side.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:37 AM   #44
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Okay, so the show won't be the same as the book.

This means they had better start digging underground by episode 3.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:08 AM   #45
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I agree that comparisons to the book should be in their own thread. I am one that hasn't read the book, so watching as it unfolds.

It's a 13-week story arc, so I expect it to be resolved at the end - and AFAIK, it's all been filmed - or at least ordered - so little chance of it not being concluded. That being said, as King has never been good at ending his stories, I expect 12 episodes of beginning and middle and a finale that wraps it all up!

Lots of caricature characters here, so I'm not expecting a lot.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #46
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I liked it. I'm generally not a big Stephen King book fan (I've read a few of the shorter ones) but I've liked a few of the movies and mini-series. I liked the premise, it's different than the normal TV fare, so I gave it a shot. Looks like, at least for now, I'm in for the summer.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:26 AM   #47
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When are they going to start running out of breathable air?

Do the toilets still work?
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Oh yeah, almost forgot...

It's supposed to be set in Maine, right? If so, can anyone explain the Spanish moss hanging from the trees?????
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:54 AM   #49
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When are they going to start running out of breathable air?
They've probably got enough plants in there to keep the oxygen cycle going. I'm a little concerned about all the emergency generators.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:00 AM   #50
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So, did Lawnmower man's pacemaker explode, or was he shot?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:08 AM   #51
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Oh yeah, almost forgot...

It's supposed to be set in Maine, right? If so, can anyone explain the Spanish moss hanging from the trees?????
Nice catch - I didn't notice. But yes we have a fair amount of Spanish Moss here in Wilmington. I immediately recognized the Carolina pine forest Barbie drove away from after the burial.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #52
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got it


(thought maybe it was Gin OR Tonic. And that doesn't make sense to me)
I'll take Gin please.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:14 AM   #53
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So, did Lawnmower man's pacemaker explode, or was he shot?
I could tell you which it was in the book, but apparently that's not allowed here.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:22 AM   #54
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Oh yeah, almost forgot...

It's supposed to be set in Maine, right? If so, can anyone explain the Spanish moss hanging from the trees?????


It was (and currently is) being filmed here in Wilmington, NC.

I think most of the "downtown" scenes are in Burgaw, NC just north of Wilmywood.
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Not sure how it works in Maine, but in Pennsylvania, the town law enforcement wouldn't be a sheriff's department -- that's something that's only at the county level.
The Reno sheriff's office was the only town law enforcement in Reno 911!. :-)

In reality, small (and some large) towns all over the country outsource their police needs to the county sheriff. For example, from Wikipedia regarding the Los Angeles County Sheriff:

Forty-two of the county's 88 municipalities contract with the Sheriff’s Department to provide local police protection. These cities, range in population from 800 to 177,000, and in size from 1 to 100 square miles.
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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?
The town, or most residents, could rely on well water. No running water necessary.
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It was (and currently is) being filmed here in Wilmington, NC.

I think most of the "downtown" scenes are in Burgaw, NC just north of Wilmywood.
Nice smeek!

I know it's filmed in Wilmywood, but I was commenting on the fact that we're supposed to believe it's up North, but the SM belies that fact.
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Nice smeek!

I know it's filmed in Wilmywood, but I was commenting on the fact that we're supposed to believe it's up North, but the SM belies that fact.
As someone who lives up north, I never even noticed the foliage
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Not really a book/show spoiler, but the actor they chose for Big Jim is probably the closest to what I imagined him looking/acting like in the book.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:41 AM   #60
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I'm no huge superfan of King - but will read his books when my queue isn't too deep. I have enjoyed many of his books in the past. This is one I did not read.

With that said - I'm in ALL the way because I AM a super fan of Brian K Vaughan. Whatever he is doing, I like it. For those of you into graphic novels - do yourself a favor and check out both Y: The Last Man and Saga. Saga, which is recent and still running, is just amazing.
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