MARVEL's Agent Carter - Spoilers

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  1. Mar 5, 2016 #481 of 508
    busyba

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    That would be my guess as well.

    I don't know for certain, but I imagine the skip mode feature is implemented by the service data sending index data indicating the points where each block starts (rather than somehow detecting the next block on the fly), and it would be prohibitively complex to do that for every local affiliate individually.

    I'ts not immediately obvious to me, however, how they were able to know to disable the feature for that specific local broadcast.
     
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    TeddS

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    TonyD79

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    Maybe they didn't. Maybe the data keys off something at the start of the show which was missing.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2016 #484 of 508
    DevdogAZ

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Now if only they would allow a little competition for the blu-ray sales.

    Or hell, allow blu-ray sales at all, which they're not doing at the moment.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2016 #486 of 508
    cmontyburns

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    I need to post some thoughts overall about season two, which I thought was, frankly, something close to outright bad (despite a few bright spots). Nonetheless, there is a good foundation here, and I'd like to see F&B get one more chance to do something with it. So hopefully this "exclusive" turns out to be correct.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2016 #487 of 508
    DevdogAZ

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    I'm surprised nobody has commented on how ridiculous it was that they decided to open the rift right in the middle of the studio backlot, rather not than going out into the desert like they did the previous week. They had no way to know if the reaction would stay contained within a finite area or if it would damage all the buildings and sets around that area.

    And the CGI of the zero matter was laughably bad.

    But I still enjoy the show and find the characters lots of fun, especially Jarvis and Stark. And anything they can do to keep Haley Atwell on my TV screen gets a thumbs up from me.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2016 #488 of 508
    hummingbird_206

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    This is the whole reason I love this show. To me, it's all about the characters, not the special effects, and certainly not the plot. I love these characters and the actors who portray them.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2016 #489 of 508
    busyba

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    Stark owned the studio, so presumably he didn't care if the buildings and sets got damaged.

    That being said, I have no idea why they didn't just go out into the desert. I don't think they gave any reason for it either.

    But obviously the reason the writers set it in the studio backlot was because they needed a lamppost for Souza to tie himself to. :)


    In Soviet Russia, the lantern hangs you! :D
     
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    morac

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    That whole scene was ridiculous since it was previously shown that the rift can pick up whole cars and trucks. Yet a few people were heavy enough to hold down Souza.
     
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    danterner

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    Literally laughing out loud :D
     
  12. Mar 6, 2016 #492 of 508
    busyba

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    I wonder if the gravitational force of the rift is proportional to the size of the rift, and if the rift created by the nuclear explosion was perhaps several orders of magnitude larger than the one created by the rift generator.

    Wilkes said that the rift they were creating was going to suck in anything closer than 20 feet. IIRC, the original rift we saw in the archive footage grabbed stuff that was considerably farther away than that.


    I imagine that that would make the Souza thing arguably plausible, at least.
     
  13. Mar 6, 2016 #493 of 508
    DevdogAZ

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    But that's the point. How could they possibly know what the properties of the rift are, and how big it would be or how far its effects would reach?

    Even if Howard Stark doesn't care about the money involved if the buildings gets damaged, what about having to deal with the questions from the authorities and the public, and the inconvenience of rescheduling studio operations while things get rebuilt. It just made zero sense to conduct that experiment in the back lot.

    Except for the lamp post. I'll give you that.
     
  14. Mar 6, 2016 #494 of 508
    busyba

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    It's certainly a stretch, but if you're going to accept that they were able to even open a rift in the first place, then you have to be able to give them credit, even begrudgingly, for being able to make those calculations. Also, they had a ton of notes from Frost, who apparently was a sooper-genius, so that probably helped.


    The other points are valid, but I just wanted to highlight this part and point out that he probably didn't care at all about that because his venture as a movie studio boss and movie director was more about being able to meet pretty actresses than actually making movies. :)
     
  15. Mar 6, 2016 #495 of 508
    DevdogAZ

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    Good point. So any delays in movie schedules as a result of this stupid stunt would mean fewer chances for Stark to meet actresses. Yet another reason why they should have gone to the desert.

    ;)
     
  16. Mar 6, 2016 #496 of 508
    busyba

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    He can still hold "auditions". ;)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Maybe the actress he was hooked up with at the moment was especially appealing, and thus any delay in her movie's production was welcome? ;)
     
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    lpwcomp

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    I did think of two reasons for the location - power & concealment.
     
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    JYoung

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    The lamp post and $$$$.
    As in it may have been too expensive to shoot on location in Santa Clarita again, as opposed to shooting in the controlled Disney backlot in Burbank.
     
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    cmontyburns

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    This is 100% the reason, of course, no matter what narrative explanations get put to it.
     

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