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Under The Dome

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by toobs, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Aug 2, 2013 #181 of 476
    The Merg

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    How can there be holes? You are aware this story we are watching is fiction? :righton:


    I believe that LaxGuy is referring to plot holes in the story. Even stories of fiction should hold true to the universe they are in.


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  2. Aug 2, 2013 #182 of 476
    Maruuk

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    There are some inconsistencies and tedious characters like the lesbo moms, but bottom line, it's Summer and there's nothing else on! And the redhead is hot.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2013 #183 of 476
    Laxguy

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    Yes. We accept the notion of the Dome, that suddenly a township is enveloped by an impenetrable clear dome. We accept that people will do crazy things in reaction thereto, but those reactions have to be somewhat believable. But we don't accept physical properties or actions that are impossible with or without the dome. There's more to all this, but a couple of thoughts.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2013 #184 of 476
    James Long

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    Are people expecting science with their fiction? :)
     
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  5. Aug 3, 2013 #185 of 476
    Laxguy

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    Heh. Well, a bit!
     
  6. Aug 3, 2013 #186 of 476
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    I am all for fictional shows like this but when it is set in what appears to be present day small town America on planet earth I expect at least a rough attempt to respect science. Not just when it suits the plot like a gunshot ricochet off the dome to kill someone. I love sci-fi but for a show like this where Spielberg is involved I expect just a bit more. Was ET real? No, but when something outrageous happened, like a bunch of kids bikes suddenly flying through the air at least it was easily explained away by the fact that ET was an alien. So far no aliens have been involved nor inferred as being involved in the presence of the dome. If so, establish that plausibility early so the viewer can chalk all the crazy sh!t up to strange alien forces.

    Is that really too much to ask?
     
  7. Aug 3, 2013 #187 of 476
    armophob

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    See, these inconsistencies with reality just keep adding up.
     
  8. Aug 3, 2013 #188 of 476
    armophob

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    Then they could have called it the "The Snow Globe".
     
  9. Aug 4, 2013 #189 of 476
    phrelin

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    Hey, it's summer TV. And "Haven" is coming back this fall on Syfy. There's a town everyone could leave, theoretically. But they just hang around waiting to suffer some horrible tragedy. But I watch it. What can I say? :shrug:
     
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  10. Aug 4, 2013 #190 of 476
    Maruuk

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    I guess figuring where Barbie and Julia are headed, we could call this "science friction"...
     
  11. Aug 4, 2013 #191 of 476
    TBoneit

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    There is as river in the dome? I remember the bridge but don't recall looking for water.

    Under the Dome any water should be stagnant with no fresh water coming in nor water leaving. If water could come in and leave why nothing else.

    Next where is the new channel cut by the interupted river as it detours around the Dam created by the Dome.

    This is a show I am recording and then using a lot of fast forward or skip to view the few interesting parts.\

    TB

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  12. Aug 4, 2013 #192 of 476
    James Long

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    There is a thread over in Forum Support about that ...
    http://www.dbstalk.com/topic/204020-need-spell-checker/#entry3127037

    I had to turn it on for the new site (choose a dictionary).
     
  13. Aug 4, 2013 #193 of 476
    Laxguy

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    Here's the definitive answer: The river is spring fed within the dome. It terminates in a lake which seeps back into ground water and evaporates into rain clouds, and the municipal water plant draws from there in varying quantities. The Dome extends far underground, but not to Moho!

    :)
     
  14. Aug 4, 2013 #194 of 476
    jdskycaster

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    There was a scene or two in last weeks very windy episode shot by a small river.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2013 #195 of 476
    jdskycaster

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    Well there you have it! The dome is controlled by an egg! Time for the locals to make an omelet.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2013 #196 of 476
    Laxguy

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    Well, at least someone has enough propane to do so! Though once cracked, the egg's contents might multiply its contents so that the omelet will cover the entire floor of the Dome.... And is there enough cheese and sour cream for that??
     
  17. Aug 7, 2013 #197 of 476
    lugnutathome

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    Can I get an 'amen' bruddah?

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  18. Aug 7, 2013 #198 of 476
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    Well, there is always a period of denial when bad things happen, and it lasts about 3 days, give or take. And, this is a compressed story not happening in real time; we may be 6 or 7 weeks in, but the dome came down, at least in TV time, about 3 days ago. Maybe 4. Coincidentally, that is about when denial wears off, which pretty perfectly explains why the looting happened when it did.

    But I agree, the looting scenes were pretty boring, and just a grab by the writers at low-hanging fruit; writers often erroneously conflate mayhem to be actual drama. It really isn't, and should not stand in for it, which is why I don"t watch and can't stand medical shows--too easy to wring drama out of medical issues which by their very nature can be pretty dramatic.

    Writing, whether in books, articles, or TV and movies, or even blogs and forum posts, needs to expand my mind, needs to put an idea out there that I would not have thought of on my own, that is if it is to be of any entertainment or educational value to me. You either need to work hard at writing, or just be naturally interesting, like Maruuk. Writing typically implies hard work, and real thinking; it is not the same as typing. Looting was too predictable, and this week's script was comprised of a lot of typing, and not much real writing.

    Bad writing aside, there is also a healthy portion of good writing in the show, and lots of stuff in this show is not all that predictable, and I honestly can't wait to see what happens next. Combine that with a cast of characters that you in general sort of like hanging with, and you have a summer show that tops the ratings, voila, Under The Dome. I am getting a little alarmed by the body count, though.

    And it is a summer, light fare, popcorn show, and they get a little more license in the continuity and believability department than say, Schindler's List. You have to suspend your disbelief that everything doesn't make perfect sense just a wee bit more. Pointing out the flaws of the world is a poor excuse for not being all that concerned about fixing your own flaws []. You can take that to an extreme and be righteously outraged that you are not really seeing real people and real scenery but instead are seeing only dancing LCD or plasma pixels behind a flat glass screen if you like, but really, come on, what's the fun in that?
     
  19. Aug 7, 2013 #199 of 476
    jdskycaster

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    Now that's funny. :rolling: Some bacon would be good as well. I have to admit that even though a few of the scenes this week were sleepers finding the mini-dome peaked my interest. Absent that I would not be continuing on with this one but now I want to know. What the heck is that?
     
  20. Aug 8, 2013 #200 of 476
    Maruuk

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    Wow, weak week. Gotta get better next time. Between ridiculously trite (and insufferable) baby birthings and bathos-soaked mommy croaking and silly propane wars and idiotic egg domes, not to mention nothing getting advanced one iota on the dome front at all, it was brutal. Somebody send some Monster Energy Drinks and a tub of Viagra to the writers' room.
     

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