The Event - OAD 3/2 *** SPOILERS ***

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  1. cheesesteak

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    I was surprised that Sterling shot all the bad guys. That soldier was pretty useless.

    I winced in disbelief when the lead guy who was searching the Alaskan senator's office for classified material let her into her office alone and shut the door behind her. Dude, you escort her in and make sure the only thing she retrieves are the make believe letters from the desk.
     
  2. Rob Helmerichs

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    I was kind of amazed that the previous Senator had classified documents unsecured in his office, which would have tons of people in and out of it every day.

    And of course the genetic closeness of the aliens (if that's what they are) to humans is still pretty absurd...I'm losing hope for a good explanation.
     
  3. sieglinde

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    Maybe the aliens are humans who left earth a long time ago and (hmmm sounds like Battlestar Galactica).
     
  4. RGM1138

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    And Stargate SG-1, Atlantis et al.
     
  5. morac

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    I like how they had the missile launch footage at the beginning and basically took the news reaction from the supposed missile launch from last November. They even gave the same explanation.

    Actually it is 1% as they mentioned that on the previously on segment. I think the 2% difference was for chimps.

    This bothered me a lot as well. Someone that left top secret documents lying around his office would have his clearance stripped really quickly and would probably be imprisoned.
     
  6. cheesesteak

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    I would think that highly classified materials would have been removed from his office right after the senator died.
     
  7. loubob57

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    It wouldn't happen in real life, but was necessary for the show.
     
  8. Steveknj

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    Every time they pull a show for 2-3 months where the ratings are on the bubble they come back worse. I don't get the reasoning. It's not like enough people were sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for this to return. I liked it before the hiatus, but I had completely forgotten that it was coming back until I saw Chuck from the week before. If the show had NEVER come back, I wouldn't have even thought about it.

    I think they do this to have an "excuse" to kill off a show that may have a small loyal following but the networks don't want to invest more $$$ in.

    That said, I thought it was a good comeback episode which focused more on the renegade aliens and less on the Ritter character...although we now know that his GF is at LEAST half alien.
     
  9. milo99

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    well, if you saw previews, it's apparent that they filmed several more episodes, so i don't know how far those go, but the story line could advance a good bit. so if they do decide to cancel it, hopefully there'll be enough room to film a last episode or 2 and wrap it up.
     
  10. morac

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    I just realized something. Wasn't this the first episode that didn't have some random flash back in it? Maybe that's why I enjoyed it more than usual.
     
  11. MasterCephus

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    I don't understand why networks use these breaks. Why not air them in full for 10-20 weeks and see if a following happens. Heck, by week 8 you'll probably know if a show will sink or swim. Then you can plan for the next season.

    But by doing what they do, it seems that they kill the show. I know they hire smart people who study this kind of thing, but it seems a common mistake by networks (not just one, but it seems all networks do this)...
     
  12. lew

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    NBC aired 10 weeks of the Event. NBC decided the show will probably sink. They waited until after February sweeps to air new episodes. The producers are finishing up this story arc this season.

    It sounds like NBC is doing exactly what you suggested.
     
  13. classicX

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    So you know who the old guy is that is drinking youth juice extracted from alien children, and who tried to kill the president?

    I'd also like to know why they focus on Layla and her bf so much - my guess is they'll be important further down the road. I don't ffwd their parts though because Layla has nice lips. :p
     
  14. classicX

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    Technically, this is pretty much answered in the previews, although not much from the previews seems to have made it into this two hour episode, which means they have already filmed at least two more hours.

    At least they are giving the producers time to wrap up the story arc.

    But then again, we saw how well that worked for BSG. Much in the way that knowing you are going to be putting a toothbrush down your throat gives you time to prepare yourself to vomit.

    That made no sense and yet you still understood it.
     
  15. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Im still watching. I'm glad they are stopping the flashbacks, and we can now just move forward.
     
  16. Craigbob

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    Still watching this series, had this stockpiled and got through it today. One major issue I had with it was there they said they were from. They claimed they were from what we call NGC 253, and that it was no longer habitable. There are two problems with this; first, NGC 253 is also known as the Sculptor Galaxy or the Silver Dollar Galaxy. A galaxy is comprised of hundreds of millions of stars and potentially billions of planets. it is also very large A whole galaxy can not be uninhabitable. A planet in that galaxy could be however, so they would probably be better off looking for another planet in their galaxy since there is no way that that they would know about Earth.

    The bigger problem has to do with distance. NGC 253 is approximately 12 million light years away. That is a long way away.

    It takes light (the fastest thing known) 12 million years to get there. As radio waves travel at the speed of light, it would take the same time to get there. Any response would then take 12 million years to be received so we are talking about a round trip of 24 million years just to exchange 1 message. Forget invasion/colonization.

    Now as nothing we know can travel at the speed of light, Sophia and her crew must be incredibly old if they came from NGC 253.

    I prefer the idea they are a long lost civilization from the past better than they came from a galaxy so far away.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, even Ronald Moore was able to solve that problem! In this case, they use their teleportation technology.

    But as I've said before, there are certainly many logical problems with the way the "aliens" have turned out to be presented, and I have vanishing hope that they can pull a good solution off at this point.
     
  18. Craigbob

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    Rob, How would they even know about the Earth? Even if they were able to see the Sun from their planet 12 million light years away, they would be seeing it as it 12 Million years in the past.

    So they teleport here in the '40s and find humans inhabiting the planet?

    Sorry the science don't work for me. I'd have preferred it was time travel of some sort. Would have been more beliveable. Or if you are going chose a location in space, at least choose one in this galaxy. There are millions to choose from.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

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    I'm sure in the end you'll be proven right, but shouldn't you wait until they tell us what the science is before you definitively say the science doesn't work?
     
  20. WhiskeyTango

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    Since they built a device on Earth that can bring the rest of their people here, whose to say they weren't using something similar to scout the universe? It could have been something like the Stargate system where they could probe different areas of the universe without the limits of speed and distance.
     

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