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#51 OFFLINE   longrider

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:49 PM

Meant to mention this yesterday but to me most of what happened at the time of the blackout was consistent. On the highway the engines shut down and most systems malfunctioned but the lights stayed on long enough for everyone to get out of their cars and look around. In the home the PC crashed and the TV went out before the lights went out. On the plane a lot of jets are fly by wire and if all the electronics go out you would have no control and you could just fall out of the sky. In the real world there is so much redundancy in the control systems it would never happen but in the Revolution world...
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:21 PM

a little bit off topic but I thought it was cool that you could watch the pilot of Revolution and Go On from OnDemand (Directv) before it was aired live.

That way, you could decide if you want to record the series.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:54 PM

Meant to mention this yesterday but to me most of what happened at the time of the blackout was consistent. On the highway the engines shut down and most systems malfunctioned but the lights stayed on long enough for everyone to get out of their cars and look around. In the home the PC crashed and the TV went out before the lights went out. On the plane a lot of jets are fly by wire and if all the electronics go out you would have no control and you could just fall out of the sky. In the real world there is so much redundancy in the control systems it would never happen but in the Revolution world...


I wouldn't say it would never happen. Of course we don't know what happened here, but if we have a Carrington Event, we may not have much time to prepare.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

I wouldn't say it would never happen. Of course we don't know what happened here, but if we have a Carrington Event, we may not have much time to prepare.


I had to look up what a Carrington Event is and while the term was new I know exactly what they are talking about. That is the one natural disaster that really scares me as we are so dependent on technology it would impact civilization as we know it.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:59 AM

I lost count on the amount of technical errors in this new series. Anyone else notice how the father didn't age a bit in 15 years? Or how clean and well groomed most of the characters are after living in the rough all that time? Their equipment (clothing, backbacks, weapons, ect.) look like they came right off the production line. Not to mention finding the uncle within minutes of entering the city and the lack of bloodshed in the fight to the death with primitive weapons between the uncle and the militia. And I doubt very much that today's asthma inhalers have a 15+ year shelf life. This show would be better off as a Saturday morning animated series.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:01 AM

You lost count? Perhaps if you stopped counting...

I'm sure the show is intended as entertainment, not necessarily as a source of perverse pleasure for nitpickers. I enjoyed the opener and look forward to the series.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:20 AM

You lost count? Perhaps if you stopped counting...

I'm sure the show is intended as entertainment, not necessarily as a source of perverse pleasure for nitpickers. I enjoyed the opener and look forward to the series.


Different strokes for different folks Nicky. I'm not the only one whose disappointed with the show nor am I the only one who spotted it's flaws.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:30 AM

Different strokes for different folks Nicky. I'm not the only one whose disappointed with the show nor am I the only one who spotted it's flaws.

Good for you! :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

Good for you! :rolleyes:


Yup ;)

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

I lost count on the amount of technical errors in this new series. Anyone else notice how the father didn't age a bit in 15 years? Or how clean and well groomed most of the characters are after living in the rough all that time? Their equipment (clothing, backbacks, weapons, ect.) look like they came right off the production line. Not to mention finding the uncle within minutes of entering the city and the lack of bloodshed in the fight to the death with primitive weapons between the uncle and the militia. And I doubt very much that today's asthma inhalers have a 15+ year shelf life. This show would be better off as a Saturday morning animated series.


This has beena typical problem with NBC shows. They're generally too 'pretty'.

You'd think that after 15 years that steampunk would be the prevalent style. There's no reason why they couldn't build forges and develop a steam society.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

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


A show with crossbows won't do well?

After Olympics Archery ratings?

After Hunger Games (not to be confused with Cong. Ryan's budget)?

This show will do well.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:24 AM

This has beena typical problem with NBC shows. They're generally too 'pretty'.

You'd think that after 15 years that steampunk would be the prevalent style. There's no reason why they couldn't build forges and develop a steam society.


But that would take creative writing. Something Hollywood's been lacking for quite some time.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

A show with crossbows won't do well?

After Olympics Archery ratings?

After Hunger Games (not to be confused with Cong. Ryan's budget)?

This show will do well.


I agree the show will do well. About as well as The Event and Terra Nova.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:06 AM

Other than the crossbow's and a cute girl as the central character this show has no resemblance to the Hunger Games. The fact that they are even trying to cling to those themes makes it a very weak attempt at imitation at best.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:43 PM

You lost count? Perhaps if you stopped counting...

I'm sure the show is intended as entertainment, not necessarily as a source of perverse pleasure for nitpickers. I enjoyed the opener and look forward to the series.


When they are jarring is it really nitpicking? I have seen shows where I look at the screen, back it up in disbelief, and yell at the TV set what the Hey! They got to be kiding.

Last Week my brother said did you notice the helicopter hanging in the tent when he was watching M*A*S*H. I said no, I backed it up and it was a Vietnam era Helicopter hanging in the tent on a Korean War Show.

Or watching a western and a Jet flies across the sky in the background and so on.

Or a short scene that starts out with everything wet and ends up with everything dry in two minutes of the Movie / Show.

Or the famous scene in a DieHard movie in a D.C Airport that has PacBell payphones.

Sometimes I am awestruck at how dumb they think we are.

Sorry for the mini rant but come on Hollywood, get it toghether!

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 01:46 PM

You lost count? Perhaps if you stopped counting...

I'm sure the show is intended as entertainment, not necessarily as a source of perverse pleasure for nitpickers. I enjoyed the opener and look forward to the series.

Well I hope this doesn't begin a trend of 60ish-style productions.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 05:00 PM

I have to agree with Nick, I just enjoy it as entertainment. I could nitpick something on almost any show but suspending disbelief is part of enjoying a fictional story.

With all the details brought up for Revolution, I'm surprised no one mentioned the "16 year old" son is nowhere near 16.

On the age note, in hindsight I can see the father did not age over the 15year span but I did not notice that while watching .
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:11 PM

On the age note, in hindsight I can see the father did not age over the 15year span but I did not notice that while watching .


Maybe that's the tradeoff with the way the fundamental laws of nature have changed -- electricity doesn't work anymore, but once you get to a certain point, you stop aging. :D
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:43 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).


After 25 minutes it seemed to be the kind of show that never finds a direction like Invasion, Jericho and last years Terra Nova and will just disappear within a few months.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:00 PM

After 25 minutes it seemed to be the kind of show that never finds a direction like Invasion, Jericho and last years Terra Nova and will just disappear within a few months.


Ill give it one season just like The Event.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

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.


5 minutes was enough for me. CANCELLED

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:07 PM

When they are jarring is it really nitpicking? I have seen shows where I look at the screen, back it up in disbelief, and yell at the TV set what the Hey! They got to be kiding.

Last Week my brother said did you notice the helicopter hanging in the tent when he was watching M*A*S*H. I said no, I backed it up and it was a Vietnam era Helicopter hanging in the tent on a Korean War Show.

Or watching a western and a Jet flies across the sky in the background and so on.

Or a short scene that starts out with everything wet and ends up with everything dry in two minutes of the Movie / Show.

Or the famous scene in a DieHard movie in a D.C Airport that has PacBell payphones.

Sometimes I am awestruck at how dumb they think we are.

Sorry for the mini rant but come on Hollywood, get it toghether!

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- gun shots are fired in an airport and they keep it open running normally. Even back then, complete shutdown.

- no one noticed that a major airport was not landing planes?

- planes circled until they ran out of fuel? Not like there aren't 2 other airports in the immediate area and at least a dozen within an hour or two flight.

I don't have problems with details but the concepts upon which a story hinge. The pilot had so many holes you could drive a truck through them. No electricity at all? Life stops. End of show.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 01:38 AM

Terra Nova got cancelled?

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:22 AM

Terra Nova got cancelled?


Yes it did, unfortunately. I say unfortunately because while it started out weak the story line developed to where it could have gotten very interesting.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:26 AM

No electricity at all? Life stops. End of show.


You know, that is a point I never thought about. Life as we know it is controlled by minute electrical charges. If electricity stops working...
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