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#41 OFFLINE   altidude

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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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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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