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#26 OFFLINE   Nick

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:25 AM

What a great memory, DJ!

We had "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (1964) - starring a young Pia Zadora...

Excuse me while I go searching desperately for that classic film -- and "Butterfly" (1982) while I'm at it! :P

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#27 OFFLINE   Maruuk

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

Yeah, they were kind of like the 15-minute matinee movies you'd make as a kid if you had about $10,000 to spend. Hit big after the war. Faded out in the early 50's. They relied on a kid's imagination to fill in the blanks. Not sure what a show like Revolution relies on, besides filling up the network lineup with yet another Auto-Cancelbot.

But Warren Buffett could retire on what they spent on promotion for this turkey. Every 8 minutes another %$%#^&#@ promo for the entire Summer!

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:45 AM

http://blog.zap2it.c...ak-for-fox.html

J.J. Abrams' new drama "Revolution" got off to a strong start for NBC, earning 11.7 million viewers and keeping almost all of its lead-in audience from two hours of "The Voice," which was up an average of a million viewers over last week's premiere.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:36 PM

Anything with that much promo is going to go gangbusters on opening. But the dropoff is going to be brutal.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

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...


Would still like to know how The Event ended ?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

Would still like to know how The Event ended ?


It evolved into Revolution:lol:;)

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:36 PM

Not bad at all for a pilot, was doing some stuff ont he computer so wasn't paying 100% attention early on but they answered questions right away, in the sme ep., which I liked.

Had a hard time with cross bows throwing people back when they were hit with them but otherwise liked it.

Haven't seen Hunger Games yet but have the feeling they are trying to tap into that audience hard with a young woman using bows and arrows being featured in this.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:35 PM

What's with the swords and flintlocks?

We're the most heavily arm citizenry in the world and the Monroians have crossbows.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 07:02 PM

Lets not forget the dude who was leading the milita band. He looked like he was carrying a Desert Eagle.
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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

What's with the swords and flintlocks?

We're the most heavily arm citizenry in the world and the Monroians have crossbows.


It's been 15 years since the power went out. I'm guessing that ammo is not really in supply anymore.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

Terrible, awful, horrible, ridiculous, comical at best. Wish I could remove it from PTAT.

Yet again another series that will never have an ending.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

It's been 15 years since the power went out. I'm guessing that ammo is not really in supply anymore.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

What's with the swords and flintlocks?

We're the most heavily arm citizenry in the world and the Monroians have crossbows.

When the militia arrived and the one guy pulled a rifle, there was an exchange about guns being illegal. The militia probably tried to confiscate all the weapons it could.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Hmmmm. Let's take "Jericho" and "Jeremiah," and blend in the teen girl and bows and arrows from "Hunger Games" to attract a younger crowd with a short attention span, and create a scifi/fantasy potentially plausible situation, then not overthink it ...or rather not give it enough thought....

The script writing is actually ok given the limits of the overall story arc, the acting is fine considering the young actors, and it could be fun. You just have to suspend disbelief, but not as much as say "Warehouse 13" or "Eureka."

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:01 AM

Well I did watch the first ep just to see if I wanted to keep recording it. It was pretty much what I expected, but it was good enough that I'll maintain the timer but I might not watch another ep until I hear if it gets picked up for another season.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:46 AM

I'll keep watching but it wasn't great.

A couple of parts that made me chuckle; the way the headlights of all the cars went out in sequential order, front of the line to the back, and all the planes falling out of the sky in a flat spin, lights on but every other light in the world was dead. Oh yeah, the crossbow bolts had some pretty awesome stopping power! Miles was missing only the Bruce Lee "wa" on his last kill in the fight on the stairs.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:06 PM

The lights went out that way because the power outage was in a wave.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

What a great memory, DJ!Excuse me while I go searching desperately for that classic film -- and "Butterfly" (1982) while I'm at it! :P

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Ohhh..... Pia Zadora! :D

The script writing is actually ok given the limits of the overall story arc, the acting is fine considering the young actors, and it could be fun. You just have to suspend disbelief, but not as much as say "Warehouse 13" or "Eureka."


You've just condensed the disagreement I have with my Brother He wants everything in a TV show to be real world. I just want to be entertained. I like both of those shows. I like Leverage. I liked the closer even though I'm sure that in the real world Brenda would have been in real serious trouble more than once for some of the stunts she pulled. I didn't care I just wanted to be entertained.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

I love to be entertained and use my imagination a bit but this one requires you not only shift your brain completely into neutral you have need to remove it and put it on ice for an hour.

Love the Bruce Lee comment regarding that fight scene. Those of you that were impressed by that one should love this one!


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:02 PM

I'll give it another week or two and see what develops.The gals are quite cute to look at yes : )

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

I saw a screening at comicon and wasn't overly impressed by it. It wasn't exactly bad nor great either. I really like the genre so I'm going to stick with it for a few more episodes and hope for the best. The characters are kind of hard to like and story isn't anything special yet. The whole thing reminds me of the movie Postman.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:17 PM

I'm not sure how long this one will last on my to do list. Reminds me a bit of The Event. That show was iffy at best.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

I'm not sure how long this one will last on my to do list. Reminds me a bit of The Event. That show was iffy at best.


I agree. This one is going to have a brief run like The Event.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:55 AM

...all the planes falling out of the sky in a flat spin, lights on but every other light in the world was dead.


I saw the lights on the planes flickering (same as many other lights/devices were flickering before they went out) -- was a bit hard to discern, though, since they were relatively small and going pretty fast across the screen.

Yeah, a plane suddenly losing its engines and all electrical power wouldn't normally cause it to literally fall out of the sky -- but since they've indicated on the show that the fundamental laws of physics seem to have changed, I guess they can claim that the "event" caused the principles of flight to no longer work correctly.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 12:30 PM

I have a feeling they intentionally left the nav lights on so we could tell what was falling from the sky since it was night. Guess they figured we weren't smart enough to figure that one out on our own.




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