Revolution - Series Finale (spoilers)

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  1. Supfreak26

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    I hated the Stormtrooper disease that the patriots seemed to have. And the endless supply of guns and ammo. And the indestructible nature of the main characters. And the near absence of real sci-fy in S2.

    Such promise. Such disappointment.
     
  2. stellie93

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    Do you think if the whole US went without power there would still be law and order? Either from the military or anybody else?
     
  3. Silverman

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    Well they did it in the 1800's and with all the loss of life the population is probably back to that level, too. All the states in existence had governments too, even cities did, before power. The wonderful gallows provided incentive to behave, unlike now when we want to help all the bad guys.
     
  4. stellie93

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    The cities must not have been as big in the 1800's. How could you get enough food and water to big cities, and then people leave and chaos ensues. Plus buildings aren't built to be heated or cooled without electricity. Out here in the country we could do pretty well, but then the crazy city folk would overrun us. I've seen the movies and read the books...... ;)
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    Plus we live in a society built around constant, instant communication. When it takes days, weeks, or months for messages to get from one part of the country to another, it's not just a matter of logistics, it's also a matter of psychology in a world where no living person has had to wait a significant time to get word to another. That's a completely alien world to us, all of whom grew up with the telephone, most of whom grew up with answering machines, and many of whom grew up with cell phones and the internet.
     
  6. gonzotek

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    Have you ever spent any time in Appalachia? Not all of America is as 'connected' as it would first appear. The folk I knew there, growing up in the 80s and 90s, would not be bothered in the least by the power going out for good - they had working gravity-fed water supplies, wood-fired heating and cooking stoves, and could & would barter amongst each other for whatever goods they lacked. Marginally fast internet only came into the area in the last five years or so, and it is still an exorbitantly priced luxury for most people, at least in the area of Western NC I'm most familiar with. For them, life would go on pretty much as it always has - with many living in poverty and poorly educated, by our standards. Still, they would be much better prepared to handle the challenge of living successfully without electricity or speedy communication.
     
  7. Rob Helmerichs

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    So the people in Appalachia are going to provide order for the rest of the country?
     
  8. stellie93

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    The people of Appalachia will be way better off than us here in Ohio because they're further from big cities and back in the hills where they're harder to find. And if you do stick your head onto their mountain, they'll blow it off. That's law and order. ;)
     
  9. getreal

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    I had given up on this show about three episodes into S1, but when I saw that this thread would have spoilers for the series, I wanted to see how much I had missed.

    So if we break down the basic premise of the show, America loses electricity and the entire society breaks down and Armageddon ensues, right? Basically? I mean from a writing POV. Then details are written in to spin it into a scifi storyline, and then written out, and then added again.

    This inspires me to come up with NEW premises for other Armageddon-based scenarios (based on a constant stream of dire FoxNews predictions):

    1. ObamaSCARE: A ruthless foreign-born dictator of an alien race grants healthcare for the poorest people and society collapses to a post-Apocalyptic hellscape of people shooting each other for access to aspirins and bandaids.

    2. MinimumRAGE: A ruthless foreign-born dictator of an alien race forces a tiny group known as the "one-percenters" to pay the poorest majority a marginal increase in their wages so that they might be able to feed themselves, resulting in a post-Apocalyptic hellscape of people shooting each other for access to trash bins outside of fast food restaurants and hunting down the one-percenters.

    3. InheriTENSE: A ruthless foreign-born dictator of an alien race imposes gun control on the populace, resulting in a post-Apocalyptic hellscape of the HAVES (gun owners) and the HAVE-NOTS (non-firearm based weapons owners) facing off in a battle to the end to finally determine if the Magical Book's prophecy (about which group shall inherit the Earth) comes true.



    Note: These ideas are copyright 2014 by getreal. :)
     

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