Revolution - 10/15/12 "Soul Train"

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  1. Stormspace

    Stormspace Electrocuted by TiVo

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    I thought that was a given, however one doesn't preclude the other at present. Since I'm only vaguely familiar with this, the frequency based thing may not be an alternating frequency, but the actual electromagnetic frequency electricity uses, i.e. the wavelength. That's about as specific as I can get, since I'm not a scientist. :)

    Something like a continous EMP that somehow doesn't damage equipment. As I'm thinking, the possibility that this could have been a weapon designed to immobilize a country without damaging the assets in that country. Your own troops would be outfitted with amulets or similar devices so they could operate unimpeded. The 12 (I think at least 13) people with amulets suspected or knew that the test was going to be a bust and prepared for the worst. Just wondering why they didn't go back and turn it off, unless in close proximity it DOES affect people and you need the power of 12 amulets to get close to it.
     
  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Agree with morac. Maggie never mentioned that her iPhone continued to work after the blackout. However, the fact that it worked when in proximity to the amulet tells us two things about whatever caused the blackout:

    1. It did not damage electronic circuits.
    2. It suspended the battery capacity, allowing the battery to maintain whatever charge it held at the time of the blackout.
     
  3. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    Either that, or Apple made one heck of an improvement in battery tech before the blackout. :D
     
  4. GAViewer

    GAViewer Member

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    I thought everyone knew that a lightning strike has 1.21 gigawatts of power!
     
  5. morac

    morac Cat God

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    Only in the movies. ;)
     
  6. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    It's not yet apparent whether humans are responsible for the blackout. It could be a natural phenomenon, or (my own preferred explanation, although I doubt the show will go this way) an alien attack.

    (The reason I prefer "alien attack": It seems to be a targeted suppression of advanced technology. Not what you'd expect from nature, and it's beyond what humans know how to do currently, not to mention it's hard to imagine any human group seeing the results as being in their interest, at this terrible cost. An alien race, though, that saw us as threatening, might see this as a benevolent way of dealing with us -- compared to, say, outright genocide.)
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    But the problem with that theory is, humans knew about it in advance, and had a way to counteract its effects. So unless the aliens kindly shared their technology and plans with us in advance, it's pretty unlikely. ;)

    I think the real question is, did the people who did this do it on purpose? If so, why? As you say, nobody seems to have gained very much from all this.
     
  8. vman41

    vman41 Omega Consumer

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    You need one amulet to rule them all.
     
  9. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

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    Glad Charlie toughened up, not 5 minutes before I mentioned to my wife that (before seeing any of this series) I was expecting Charlie to be more like Miles. Now if they can show a few scenes of her bathing....
     
  10. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I can't be the only one who thinks the amulets look like alien artifacts. I'd imagine a friendly alien or two who wasn't on board with the program provided them. Not unlikely at all.
     
  11. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    I'm not so sure I buy into the alien angle, but it occurs to me that the amulets could be future tech, and that there's a time travel twist involving very advanced humans who made the amulets. That at least would explain the Revolution/Evolution flickering title card...

    But I don't really think so.
     
  12. mrdbdigital

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    I thought the Mom started telling Monroe that she and her husband worked on the project together for the Defense Department, and that was when we found out there were 12 amulets?

    Dave
     
  13. Fassade

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    Science fair memories -- they just need to carry around potatoes. Lots and lots of potatoes :)
     
  14. Polcamilla

    Polcamilla -b±√(b^2 - 4ac)/2a

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    A) Those are some pretty slow-moving aliens if their strategy is to completely immobilize/neutralize humanity, then wait 15+ years to come collect our resources/enslave us. Daleks move faster than that!

    B) You know that ever alien/alien artifact in every movie ever was designed by a human, right? What particularly makes those artifacts look more "alien" than any random amulet on Etsy?
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, if you're going to criticize his theory (and feel free...I think he's wrong), you really should criticize HIS theory instead of making one up, attributing it to him, and then criticizing it! ;)

    (His theory: "An alien race, though, that saw us as threatening, might see this as a benevolent way of dealing with us -- compared to, say, outright genocide.")
     
  16. garyh

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    Yes, I think I messed that up.
     
  17. garyh

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    #2 actually kind of makes sense, if no current can flow, including the normal leakage that would discharge the battery over time, then it would remain at whatever state it was at when the blackout started.
     
  18. TAsunder

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    I think that's debatable. Friend I watch with complained that it is impossible to care about any character because they haven't shown us anything useful about them and have no reason to care about their actions. If not showing any back story and just having them directly state their goal equates in their mind with "motivations are easy to follow" then I guess we see how they operate at writers' meetings.

    BAHAHAHAHAHA! Did they say this with a straight face? In what way is this show notcynical? You have a group of psychopaths suppressing the entire population of the northeast and half of the midwest despite having minimal capability to travel effectively or communicate. And you have the massive population of the same area willing to give up on the entire concept of a democracy in a country founded on a rebellion against a much less grievous suppression.

    #7 is basically the only reason I still watch. I wish the rest of the characters would be killed off.
     
  19. robojerk

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    Now you're just making the people on the show look stupid.
     
  20. Stormspace

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    And they conveniently decided to use usb for file transfer. ;)
     

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