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  1. Oct 8, 2012 #41 of 113
    latrobe7

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    I liked this episode more than the pilot. I'm enjoying the ride so far; though I get the feeling that at any time they could go off the rails into ridiculousness too stupid even for TV-fantasyland. But until they do go all "Flash-Forward" I'll stick around.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2012 #42 of 113
    trnsfrguy

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    That is correct. I guess I wasn't paying enough attention. I watched the end again and realized I was wrong.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2012 #43 of 113
    Steveknj

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    That's exactly how I feel (although I felt the pilot was slightly better, this episode was still really good). It's always nice to see the Dichain (I can't remember her last name) from Dollhouse. I wonder what role the "islanders" will play in this whole thing. There's enough of all the cool stuff I like to have me sticking around. Spy stuff, military misconduct, eye candy, and maybe even some "Lost" type mysteries.

    And I have no doubt this will get canceled before we get to know half of what is going on.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2012 #44 of 113
    busyba

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    Ouch. :)

    I don't think she's nearly as manic though.
     
  5. Oct 8, 2012 #45 of 113
    Ereth

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    I hate that argument. Just because it's a TV show doesn't give it license to be completely wrong.

    If the characters were to start flying next week, would you still say "it's a TV show"? Shows have to be grounded in their own reality. A superhero show might have people flying, but you wouldn't expect it on, say, "Marcus Welby, MD", would you?

    My point was that the world they've established bears little resemblance to the one in which we live. They have not only fictional submarines, but fictional physics as well. So I suggested it was an alternate reality with non-reality based physics and somehow you think "It's a TV show" is a rebuttal to that?
     
  6. Oct 8, 2012 #46 of 113
    DevdogAZ

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    Sometimes TV writers have to take a little (a lot of) creative license in order to make their shows dramatic and compelling. I was listening to a podcast done by the creators of Breaking Bad and they were talking about a certain plot point from the S5 premiere and how they knew it was highly implausible, but that they liked the way it fit into the story and decided to just use it in the show despite it being unrealistic. Writers have to make those kinds of compromises all the time, because if TV shows mirrored reality, they wouldn't be very exciting.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2012 #47 of 113
    RGM1138

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    Well, there was a show on tv where a nun would sometimes fly.

    :D
     
  8. Oct 8, 2012 #48 of 113
    astrohip

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    Ditto for me also. They have come dangerously close more than once, but I'm hanging in there for now.

    The nuke off the East Coast... very very close to stupid. How will they handle the residual radiation affecting 1/3 of the US (rhetorical question, as we know they won't). Also, everything to do with the lady scientist/lobbyist/whateversheis strikes me as stupid.

    In fact, the entire concept of conspiracy is tough to swallow. I see them leading us down a path where a good chunk of people know about something, but are able to successfully hide it. This just doesn't happen in any world I live in. Someone *always* leaks something, especially when nukes & war are involved. But in this show, they'll amazingly be able to keep it quiet.

    Yet I still watch... :rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 8, 2012 #49 of 113
    squint

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    They addressed the radiation in the last episode.
     
  10. Oct 8, 2012 #50 of 113
    kettledrum

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    I thought it was. But I freely admit I'm having trouble keeping up with everything that's going on!
     
  11. Oct 8, 2012 #51 of 113
    DevdogAZ

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    They did? I don't remember it being mentioned after the nuke hit.
     
  12. Oct 8, 2012 #52 of 113
    DLiquid

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    They said something about how the multitude of nuclear bomb tests in Nevada were closer to Las Vegas than this detonation was to the East Coast, or something like that. I don't know enough about the science and history of nuclear bombs to know if there's any validity to that.
     
  13. Oct 8, 2012 #53 of 113
    DevdogAZ

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    Ah, you're right. I forgot about that conversation. That was in this episode, not the pilot. It was the XO's wife saying that, because the government people were claiming that her husband was going to be in huge trouble for his involvement in detonating that nuke, and she was trying to point out that it was no more dangerous to the people on the east coast than the Nevada tests were for the people in Vegas.
     
  14. Oct 8, 2012 #54 of 113
    su719

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    What I don't understand is that they nuc'd Pakistan, a nuclear nation and Washington DC is still standing. If we did that in the real world we would be wrapped up in a war with the nuclear power we shot at and would least be worried about some rogue sub.
     
  15. Oct 8, 2012 #55 of 113
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, there's a difference between having a nuclear weapon, and being able to use it on the other side of the globe...

    What kind of delivery systems does Pakistan have? I've always thought the only people they were a real threat to was India.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2012 #56 of 113
    cheesesteak

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    You would think that after us nuking Pakistan into the stone age and (hypothetically) having 75% of the world really, really, really pissed off about it and the Colorado launching a nuclear missile across the bow of Washington DC, that the president would have made a three minute phone call to Chaplin by now to ask wtf is going on.
     
  17. Oct 8, 2012 #57 of 113
    JYoung

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    That assumes that the President is innocent in this series.
     
  18. Oct 8, 2012 #58 of 113
    busyba

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    There's a lot of turmoil going on with that administration. Talks of possible impeachment, loads of top-level military officials resigning in protest of something that we don't know anything about yet.

    Either the President is in on it, or elements in the government are acting against him and he lacks any real power to do much about it since he's got a lot of problems on his plate right now.
     
  19. Oct 8, 2012 #59 of 113
    DevdogAZ

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    I think it's pretty likely what's going on in Washington: POTUS was about to be impeached. He (or his supporters) cooked up a way to start a war so that the impeachment proceedings would be put on the back burner. The methods of starting the war were intended to have "plausible deniability" which is why the SEALs can't say a word about their mission to the crew of the Colorado, why the fire order came through the Antarctic network, and why the Illinois was in position to sink the Colorado.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2012 #60 of 113
    busyba

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    Yes, that's the obvious choice.

    Which is why it won't be the case. :D
     

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