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#121 OFFLINE   jdskycaster

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:35 AM

I do not see it as nitpicking when the pattern is consistent and blatantly obvious. Also warp drive was proposed as something that may be plausible far into the future not present day. Back to the future was a comedy - no need to prove anything to me when humor is involved.

This show becomes humorous even though it is trying to be serious in almost the same same way my daughter and I laughed through the first season of The River. It is hard not to laugh at the characters attempting to be bad a$$es in this one.

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#122 ONLINE   MysteryMan

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

:rolleyes:


As I posted earlier the science in Star Trek is plausible because experts in various fields of science were used as advisors. The lack of plausibility with Revolution makes me wonder if the producers are using the NFL replacement referees as technical advisors. :sure:

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#123 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:34 AM

My recording of the last episode was terrible. Terribly pixelated to the point of droppping to black once in a while. It was hardly worth watching.

It's one thing to accept premises that can't be proven (warp drive, magic, etc) and another thing to try to accept not using proven concepts like steam power.


What time slot? What box? I am watching it now, no problems 2/3 way through.

Yes, steam engines on existing RR tracks would be happening; cities wouldn't be quite so derelict, and there'd be real farmer's markets going on.

At the same time, they showed stands of corn that were pretty extensive, certainly not hand planted or cultivated! (Also not this year's crop).
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#124 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:06 PM

...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

:rolleyes:


Not quite - but I think I'm not expresisng myself well.

JMS (of B-5 fame) said it - Invent rules for the magic, then stick to it.

Warp drives? It's already been worked out in theory.
Sliders? When they got sillier, I lost interest.
DeLorean time machines? They invented a "flux capacitor", left it at that and didn't change any rules - of course, only having 3 "episodes" made for less opportunity to violate them.
Beam me up? Well, you got me on that one. It wasn't until much later in life when it was pointed out to me that the energy required to do that (to say nothing of the computing power) would make for a weapon of unstoppable power.

To me, the series took a hit when they had the *perfect* opportunity to at least *acknowledge* some of this in the 'classroom' scene. Something like "We don't know why - maybe electricity doesn't work in semiconductors anymore - otherwise our brains would stop" - and then let us know whether or not there are still lightning in the thunderstorms. That's one I *really* want to know. (and if it's some sort of dampening field, what's powering THAT?)

But I'm *more* than aware that a show needs time to "find it's legs" - and I hope this one does. But it's like in any sport when a team gets off to a bad start - they have to have a damn good run to make the playoffs.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

...and yet, every one of you nitpicking skeptics were fine and dandy with warp drives, sliders, DeLorean time machines and beam me up, Scottie. You're so busy patting yourself on the back for spotting insignificant inconsistencies that you are missing out on the enjoyment of the story.

:rolleyes:


Good point Nick, I dont see why this show is getting slammed so much when there have been many previous shows that have taken just as many liberties with the laws of physics


I'm with you. I love a good adventure and I am more than willing to suspend reality if it gets in the way of enjoyment of the show.


All I can say to this is, you really don't understand willing suspension of disbelief as it applies to this kind of enteratinment. When I saw the second Indiana Jones movie in a very crowded theater, no one objected to the "priest" putting his hand into the victim's chest, pulling out his heart, whcih continued to beat, then lowered the victim into the lava and when he burst into flames, the heart in the priest's hand also burst into flames. We accepted it as the very basis of the story. BUT when the ore car left the track, flew through the air, and landed back on the track, there were MANY groans from the audience, and a few, "give me a break" type of comments.

The first is the premise of the story. The second is not, and it has to conform to known physical laws unledd the story provides a reason why those laws wouldn't apply.

Warp drives, and Delorean time machines were the framework of the stories and therefore have to be accepted. We DO accept that the power is off, but we also want to know how it happened.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:45 PM

Spoiler alert**********************************









I think they're paranoid about turning the power back on because as they said, "Monroe will control it to build an army to crush all the other republics." Or some such nonsense. I guess the plot point is they have to do it only under THEIR control and only when the time is right to be able to defeat Monroe. Who in the last ep will be revealed to be Zombie Marilyn.

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Obviously the electric doesn't work due to one of several things

1. Aliens. Invasion?
2. The sun has moved into an area where the laws of physics are subtly different.
3. Someone upset with over population has come up with a device to end electricity.
4. To be revealed.


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#128 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:12 PM

Obviously the electric doesn't work due to one of several things

1. Aliens. Invasion?
2. The sun has moved into an area where the laws of physics are subtly different.
3. Someone upset with over population has come up with a device to end electricity.
4. To be revealed.


What's your guess / prediction?


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Posted 27 September 2012 - 04:19 PM

None of the above. The X-Files never revealed the real truth. This thing will get canceled long before the writers have to think up some BS rationale. Though obviously the brothers knew what was happening ahead of time.

Must say, though, that Tracy Spiridakos is kind of quirky-cute (though keeping her in pants and high-tops is a requisite) and she's a half-decent actress. She's kind of holding things together for now. But if the show's to survive much longer, they're going to have to reveal a lot more of the secrets up front to hold interest. More sci-fi, less Robin Hood!

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 09:14 PM

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

Just as an FYI... You can create a hidden spoiler by using the SPOILER tag...

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 11:55 PM

Ah, thanks guys, always wondered how they did that. By the way, the first ep was filmed in Atlanta but all the subsequent eps will be filmed in...

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

Everyone knows it's the Alien Space Bats.
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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:48 AM

Has any "expert" on the show said that all electricity has stopped?

It sounds like they're saying only that the "power went out." As if only artificial, man-made electrical products don't work.

And they haven't even had time to explain it yet -- in fact, that's what the whole journey is going to be about: figuring out what happened and why.

I've watched both eps, and I might have missed it, but have they mentioned whether there are any lightning storms anymore?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 08:37 AM

I've watched both eps, and I might have missed it, but have they mentioned whether there are any lightning storms anymore?


Well, the weather appears to have gotten screwed up enough to the point where Chicago and its suburbs now have vegetation that looks a lot like eastern North Carolina...

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:20 PM

Wait, you're still watching after saying this?

The plot is down right childish. Except for the mystery of how, there's nothing else of interest...


Why? Just so you can continue to complain about it publicly?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:35 PM

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