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#1 OFFLINE   IndyMichael

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:29 AM

Anyone else watch Revolution on Hulu plus? I'm looking forward to the 2nd episode already. Don't have internet until we close on our house, so I watched it on my Evo. Will watch it again on my tv on Monday.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:47 AM

Plan on watching it. Did not realize it was this Monday.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

Plan on watching it. Did not realize it was this Monday.


+1......It's one of the new series I'm interested in.
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:54 PM

One of just a couple of new ones I plan to record. As usual for me, I will let it 'age' for a time on the DVR before I watch.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:38 PM

I love the genre so will most likely watch within a day or two of the new airings. Heard people talking about it and was wondering how they saw it already, I thought I missed the first viewing at first until I went through the guide.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

Mondays, 10-11pm E on NBC -- series timer set

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:31 AM

Reset you timers, folks.

Not a single cliche from post-apocalypse movies was missed in this show.

Plain characters, predictable plot, average acting. Don't waist your time.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

I think I'll keep it in my timers for a bit. Yeah, the pilot was nothing to write home to mother about, but I liked enough of it to want to give it a chance.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

There's just something about a hot chick with a crossbow that grabs me!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:13 AM

There's just something about a hot chick with a crossbow that grabs me!


You probably enjoyed Hunger Games and now are waiting for a sequel!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 10:51 AM

I saw the first few minutes through Video On Demand. Why is it that when they portray technology going wonky, that it's like a analog TV losing it's signal? It should be putting up error messages, through up random characters or scramble the screen, blue screen, or something, but not like what is portrayed here. See

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Ignoring the idea that even battery operated devices fail, and the powerless aircraft falling out of the skys still have their navigation lights working....I liked the pilot. Not very attentive to detail, but a nice break from the political back and forth and endless reality crap of the last 6 months.

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

This show got sold on the same premise as Jericho: Minimal SFX, just a bunch of grade C actors walking around or on horseback in the wilderness and some distressed urban blight. Very minimal sets, Some fistfights and some crossbow foolishness. Cheap cheap and more cheap. Migod, even Republic serials had bigger and better SFX than these guys!

They shot the pilot in Atlanta, GA and the rest of the series in Wilmington, NC. Both right-to-work states, no union. Compare this typical network cheapazoid production with what the "little" guys are doing: Mad Men, Hell on Wheels, Battlestar Galactica, Copper, Caprica, etc etc. Holy cow, the major nets are looking like the cable castaways and vice-versa!

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:23 PM

Uh, isn't NBC owned by Comcast now?

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

I liked it and I'll watch, but I'm sure it will follow the same path as other apocalypse series. Death in one season (or less).
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:48 PM

I liked it and I'll watch, but I'm sure it will follow the same path as other apocalypse series. Death in one season (or less).


Yea, I just hope it doesnt end like the last Sci-Fi series I got into...Surface. They just raised it to a season finale, and dropped it...Still dont know what happened to nimrod.
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

Still dont know what happened to nimrod.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:09 AM

Umm.. *Nothing* can be as bad as Republic Serials. I've had a few of them (for 'Bad Movie Night') over the years and words simply cannot describe the awfulness. I mean, I'm sure that "Revolution" isn't allowing the shadows of the production crew onto the screen.

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 05:50 AM

I liked it and I'll watch, but I'm sure it will follow the same path as other apocalypse series. Death in one season (or less).

Agree.

One has to wonder how much longer the networks will give JJ Abrams big money to produce these kinds of series...only to watch them fizzle out in the ratings. "The Event" comes to mind. They seem to start out big...and then go away...
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:44 AM

Watch The Last Resort today, if you like Revolution you will like it as well.
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

Also set up a timer for this one as well, I dunno though, I might have to wait a full season to see if it gets renewed before I get into though. The non-conclusion to Flash Forward still stings a bit. I also didn't watch Lost until it had been renewed for a second season.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

Last Resort premieres Thurs 9/27. Might be worth a watch. I like it features the US government turning on its own, as it does all the time in the real world. Kind of like Jason Bourne as a sub.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:16 AM

Just watch Revolution.

It is bad.

Brings back memories of 60ish type shows.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:29 AM

Was afraid of that. Like The Invaders. Cheap and predictable and boring.

Republic serials were awesome! That's what inspired both Indiana Jones and Star Wars. And all the effects were practical and on a ten-cent budget.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:32 AM

We interrupt this thread for some off-topic banter...

Oh I love those serials from a "you HAVE to be KIDDING me!" standpoint.

I was introduced to them during the Science Fiction Film Festival at the University of Lowell (now U. Mass - Lowell) in 1980. A friend who was going to school there brought me along and it was quite an experience - 26 1/2 hours of the good, the bad and the ugly of science fiction.

We had movies like "Them" and the original "Invasion of the Body Snatchers". We had horror classics with Vincent Price, old Godzilla movies and, well, some less memorable films... We had "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" - starring a young Pia Zadora, and I would later see that movie skewered on Mystery Science Theater 3000. And I am not making this up - "Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter".

In between the movies, they had WANTED to run episodes of a Buck Rogers serial - but they didn't have the money. So what did they do? They got a serial they COULD afford - "Zombies of the Stratosphere". I can't say enough about this.. But by the 4th episode, the entire auditorium was cheering and screaming for our hero, "Larry" (a Commander Cody knock-off with a jet-pack leather jacket and hollowed-out artillery shell helmet). One of the co-stars in this serial was a VERY young actor playing the lead martian's assistant (the martians were the bad guys) - that actor was none other than Leonard Nimoy.

I used to have two copies on VHS - one original B&W with all 12 episodes and one colorized and edited into something resembling a movie.

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