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Under The Dome

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by toobs, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    OK, could you please help understand what 11 tons of ordnance means in layman's terms. E.g., a square mile of destruction?
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    The MOAB is not a penetrator weapon (Bunker Blaster). It's primarily intended for soft to medium targets covering extended areas.
     
  3. kiknwing

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    The blast radius is 500 ft.
     
  4. Laxguy

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    That's helpful, but what about destruction outside the blast area?
     
  5. lugnutathome

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    Besides congress?

    Don "sorry, it just tasked me" Bolton

     
  6. renbutler

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    I know they called it a MOAB, But would it really cause the kind of destruction seen outside the dome?
     
  7. Laxguy

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    Interesting the different takes. I looked slightly askance at the apparent destruction through the Gardol Shield, didn't think of it again, yet what happens to smoke and other pollutants was an issue for me. And how quickly just about everyone was to draw a firearm to enforce something.... And why people could drive cars with impunity in such a confined space, and...and....
     
  8. renbutler

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    Well, that's just the thing: it doesn't really look THAT confined to me. There's a pretty good chunk of real estate and atmosphere under that dome. Long-term, there could be some pollution issues, but I wouldn't expect to see anything significant just a few days in.
     
  9. Laxguy

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    But would you allow all manner of cars and trucks to be driven, fires started, etc.?

    I think not.
     
  10. longrider

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    To be honest I preferred the shows definition of MOAB - Mother Of All Bombs :) :)
     
  11. renbutler

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    What did you say "allow?" Who allowed the fire to be started?

    If the entrapment were known to continue over an extended period of time, perhaps they would have to reconsider some behavior. As of yet, I don't see anything they're doing wrong in relation to the early stages of their confinement.

    They're not in a tiny snow globe.
     
  12. James Long

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    How did Junior manage to turn on the radio just in time to hear the beginning of the pre-recorded emergency message - the precise moment? Meanwhile the people in the shelter were hearing music.

    Why didn't Deputy Esquivel get fried when she first touched the dome (the original separation between her and her boyfriend)? Or did the radio she was wearing not count before we found out that technology kills?

    What does the dome taste like?

     
  13. Laxguy

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    The first one I put down in the same category as there always being a perfect parking place for almost every character.

    The second one is the magic of the dome, that where there's true deep love, no one dies.....

    The dome tastes like glass! Only, unlike glass, there's a chance your tongue will get fried, stuck or just mutilated....

    Now, aren't you glad you asked!??

    :)
     
  14. trainman

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    Looked like Phil had taken an audio system into the shelter, so those people weren't listening to the broadcast.

    As for Junior happening to tune in just as the message was starting...that's a very frequently used trope of TV/movies, that someone turns on a radio/TV just as the vital information they're "supposed" to be finding out about is being revealed.
     
  15. Nick

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    * * * * * * * BREAKING NEWS! * * * * * * *

    The fictional TV series "The Dome" has suffered
    a fatal ratings blow, having been pecked to death
    by hordes of anal-retentive viewers, a fate usually
    reserved for roadside carrion. Film at eleven.
     
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  16. yosoyellobo

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    :)
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Hey, I resemble that remark!

    I won't miss an ep. I am having so much fun with the details. Actual plot, eh, a bit plodding.... when it exists.
     
  18. tsmacro

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    I think the point of the scene where they were spraying the dome from the outside and when the kid held his hand against the dome on the inside and found that his hand got wet was to show the dome was at least somewhat permeable. So if that's the case I would assume pollution could escape.
     
  19. Drucifer

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    And the coming attraction does shows it raining inside the dome. Wonder if they show it from the outside. Because like the water hose test, most of the rain should run off. Which should cause a flood at the base of the dome.
     
  20. The Merg

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    Remember that the military was keeping all outsiders away from the dome. There was a reference to a 10 mile perimeter. And I would guess that the soldiers had orders to not respond to anyone inside the dome.

    - Merg
     

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