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Old 06-26-2013, 05:32 PM   #91
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I think this show is really different from GoT--that show was so hard to follow--especially the first season. People were always trying to figure out who was who or whatever and book readers would give us info, but then hard to draw the line between helpful info and spoilers. I don't think it will be much of a problem here after the first comments this week about differences.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:38 PM   #92
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Dallas is in Dallas County

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Old 06-26-2013, 05:58 PM   #93
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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.
Isn't it possible that the town is so small it doesn't have a PD? That's how the town that I grew up on was. We only had the county Sherifs dept.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:00 PM   #94
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I'm a big King fan, read everything he wrote after I read my mother's copy of the shining. I stopped reading his stuff after Insomnia. My favorites would be The Stand and It.

I'm enjoying the Dome sofar. We get the crazy pretty boy, the power struggle of the car salesman and the sheriff, the rugged "Barbie" man....Killer?, and the supernatural or super science Dome with people falling over mumbling something about the stars. Yea, I'm hooked.

I think we get spoiled by big production shows like Game of Thrones, and Dexter, but Free TV still has some stuff worth watching.

The man in Black fled across the desert, and the Gunslinger followed. S. King.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:17 PM   #95
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If water and water vapor can't enter the sphere then it also can't leave so I don't think they'll run out of water.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #96
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I turned on CC and the 2 people who fell out and started to mumble are saying:

"the pink stars are falling.....the pink stars are falling in line"
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #97
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Dallas is in Dallas County

New York City is in New York County, Bronx County, Richmond County, Queens County and Kings County.

And Baltimore is next to but not part of Baltimore County.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #98
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Junior is a little too crazy for me on Day 0 and I was a little confused by the physical and clothing similarity between his candy striper/whore GF and the underaged sister of the boy that was left Home Alone. BTW, who the hell builds a fallout shelter prone to flooding?
And if your son tells you the shelter you built is flooded, isn't the first thing you do is take a look at it?
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:41 PM   #99
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And if your son tells you the shelter you built is flooded, isn't the first thing you do is take a look at it?
This concerned me also.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #100
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And if your son tells you the shelter you built is flooded, isn't the first thing you do is take a look at it?
"What, Dad? Are you saying you don't trust me?"
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #101
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He had a long day with the dome enclosing the entire town and whatnot.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:53 PM   #102
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And if your son tells you the shelter you built is flooded, isn't the first thing you do is take a look at it?
he said it was flooded again, implying it's a common issue.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:48 AM   #103
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San Francisco is in San Francisco County and San Diego is in San Diego County. Lancaster, CA with a population over 100,000 is policed by the LA County Sheriffs dept.
I don't worry too much about details such as Spanish Moss since I have seen shows that were supposed to be in Chicago and there were palm trees. But the air, water and food situation is important
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #104
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In Indianapolis, they combined the Indianapolis Police Department with the Marion County Sheriff Department under what they call Unigov and they are now called the Indianapolis Metropolitan PD. Maybe this town did that but kept the Sheriff Dept name.

My thoughts on the show (I have not read the book):

I thought it was a good pilot and introduced the premise of the show and who the characters are pretty well. I am hooked already.

I looked at the dome as an upside down bowl, not as a sphere. Otherwise it would be called "Inside the Sphere". I am looking for them to dry to dig under. At the edge of it, it doesn't look like it extends into the ground, but more like if you took a mixing bowl and plopped it down on the dirt. Or go to that house that was cut in half, and see if you can go into the basement on your side of the dome and get out on the other side of the basement outside the dome.

I loved the cow cut in half special effect! I loved all the special effects really, the plane and semi hitting the dome.

I am looking forward to the series!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:21 AM   #105
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he said it was flooded again, implying it's a common issue.
there may have been more pressing issues to deal with like a giant sphere sitting on top of the town.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #106
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I looked at the dome as an upside down bowl, not as a sphere. Otherwise it would be called "Inside the Sphere". I am looking for them to dry to dig under. At the edge of it, it doesn't look like it extends into the ground, but more like if you took a mixing bowl and plopped it down on the dirt. Or go to that house that was cut in half, and see if you can go into the basement on your side of the dome and get out on the other side of the basement outside the dome.
That would make for a pretty short series, though.

Episode 1: The residents of Chester's Mill are surprised to discover that a mysterious dome has appeared over their town.

Episode 2: The residents of Chester's Mill walk out through a basement.


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Old 06-27-2013, 07:32 AM   #107
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That would make for a pretty short series, though.

Episode 1: The residents of Chester's Mill are surprised to discover that a mysterious dome has appeared over their town.

Episode 2: The residents of Chester's Mill walk out through a basement.

Episode 3: The residents of Chester's Mill, keep entryway into dome a secret and start a drug smuggling/prostitution/human trafficking ring from within dome that outside law enforcement can't get in to stop. Profit.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:35 AM   #108
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Episode 3: The residents of Chester's Mill, keep entryway into dome a secret and start a drug smuggling/prostitution/human trafficking ring from within dome that outside law enforcement can't get in to stop. Profit.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:58 AM   #109
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I watched last night and thought it was just okay. I still wish this was a 4 night miniseries. I doubt I'll keep watching 1 hour drag-it-out episodes for 3 years. Coulda been another "The Stand" or "It".
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:42 AM   #110
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I have a question for those who have read the book. I'm thinking of starting it but I'm a bit cautious due to some reviews. Overall, it gets excellent reader reviews but a fair number complain that the ending is deus ex machina and is wrapped up in 3-4 pages. The book is almost 1100 pages, so that's a large investment of time if I'm going to be disappointed by the way King chooses to end it.

Without giving away any spoiler details, I would appreciate any thoughts about this.
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:46 AM   #111
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I have a question for those who have read the book. I'm thinking of starting it but I'm a bit cautious due to some reviews. Overall, it gets excellent reader reviews but a fair number complain that the ending is deus ex machina and is wrapped up in 3-4 pages. The book is almost 1100 pages, so that's a large investment of time if I'm going to be disappointed by the way King chooses to end it.

Without giving away any spoiler details, I would appreciate any thoughts about this.
It's quite enjoyable up until the beginning of the stupid ending...
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:09 AM   #112
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I didn't mind the ending at all.
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I didn't mind the ending at all.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:28 AM   #114
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Not reading yet -

I totally forgot this was on, and missed it. I've now set up a pass...
wondered if anyone knew how I could watch the pilot?

I tried CBS.com and it only had clips - then thought I'd pay iTunes or Amazon, and neither had it. Any other suggestions. Else, I'll pull out the laptop and consider the alternate methods.
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Not reading yet -

I totally forgot this was on, and missed it. I've now set up a pass...
wondered if anyone knew how I could watch the pilot?

I tried CBS.com and it only had clips - then thought I'd pay iTunes or Amazon, and neither had it. Any other suggestions. Else, I'll pull out the laptop and consider the alternate methods.
According to http://www.yidio.com/show/under-the-...e-1/links.html

CBS.com and Amazon Prime.

Here is the link to the first episode on CBS.com

http://www.cbs.com/shows/under-the-d...he-dome-pilot/
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Thanks so much!!

Wonder why I couldn't get it on either last night? I even downloaded the CBS app - and only saw clips. Must be that they're not allowing it on phones and pads. Or that they've got some 48 hour spacer before it becomes available... Stinkers!! Making me wait.
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Thanks - I try.

I mean, it wasn't a great ending. But compared some others he's done, I didn't hate it.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:12 AM   #118
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Not reading yet -

I totally forgot this was on, and missed it. I've now set up a pass...
wondered if anyone knew how I could watch the pilot?
The pilot is going to be shown again on Sunday.
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About the ending of the book:

Spoiler:
I think if he had shown the aliens earlier then it might have worked better. Kind of show them f-ing around with the humans, conducting various sick experiments on them. By not really showing alien kids till late in the book, it seemed to me to be really lame. I wished it had been some sort of government weapon or something.

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We have a mixed house - my wife read the book (loved it) and I haven't. I loved the pilot episode and can't wait to watch the story unfold. My wife liked it, but she was muttering out loud the whole time stuff like "He didn't do that in the book" or "She wasn't married" and really just spending her time trying to remember how it compares.

I'd also try to dig. I'd get out some spray paint too and mark that sucker so nobody crashes into it again. Of course it is like day one so I don't mind them not trying much to get out.

The propane seems too obvious to be the power source.
Are they being protected from a meteor strike? Stars falling in line...
Is the govt really oblivious to what is going on there?

I am seriously considering reading the book once I am done with this mini series.
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