Revolution

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by Vivek, May 13, 2012.

  1. Vivek

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  2. Wes R

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    I like the premise but I dont' agree that it's illogical for all power to stop. We could be knocked into a dark age by a solar flare or massive EMP burst and some people who had shileding (military installations) would more than likely still have working items.
     
  3. Cookiee Monsta

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    At least it ain't on FOX.
     
  4. EyeofSauron

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    characters look generic. the sword fight thing was over the top. from the trailer it seems like you will see everything you need to know in the first episode, so thats a problem

    im a fan of jj, but this just doesnt look that good.
     
  5. crabra comander

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    15 years later and NO ONE learns how to conduct electricity?

    And of course the bad guy is Obama...Propaganda
     
  6. SVTStingRay

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    wow it looks good but can the quality of the shows last (like how amc wants to make walking dead very cheaply)
     
  7. Kerr Avon

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    Soooo.. did you even watch this trailer? It's not that they can't figure out how to conduct electricity, electricity stopped conducting. Chemical reactions themselves stopped working (i.e., batteries) that would generate electricity. Motors stopped, everything stopped. A little supernatural in possibility, but it's JJ Abrams and I was happy with a magic cave, so I'll give it a shot.

    Wha ****?

    The bad guy is Obama?

    You mean, the bad guy is a black guy?

    We're not allowed to have bad guys that are black anymore? :facepalm

    Everyone, please excuse any time I ever tried to defend this guy. He's not worth it.
     
  8. Kerr Avon

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    Yeah, that's my concern too. I'll give it a shot though, and hope it doesn't end on a cliffhanger when it's not renewed. But JJ Abrams did get LOST through 5 seasons, so maybe it'll work out.
     
  9. MooCriket

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    I have yet to learn my lesson, so I will give Abrams yet another shot. Still miss Lost, hoping to see some of that magic again.
     
  10. crabra comander

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    He totally reminds me of Obama...

    You've defended me before? :confused
     
  11. Kerr Avon

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    Must not have. I guess I was right the first time. Again.
     
  12. Watson

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    I am going to definately give this a shot. NBC usually gives most shows at least two seasons
     
  13. Riceball

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    I think the show has some potential based on a couple of things. First and foremost they have to make it serial, if they pull an Alcatraz and not really explain anything until the end of the season this show will guarantee tank since fans of this style of show want to see pay off. The second thing they need to do is explain why the frak everybody is running around with no weapon more advanced than black power rifles? Ok, I buy that some mysterious/magical power is keeping any form of electricity from working but that wouldn't affect a modern firearm, they're still completely mechanical so whatever is affecting everything else shouldn't be affecting the guns and after 15 years there would still be far more modern firearms floating around than blackpowder guns.
     
  14. Kerr Avon

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    That discussion came up a number of times previously. First, after a catastrophe like that, people are going to be stuck at their relative location. They're not going to go across the country very often. National groups become very regional. So whatever resources were in the area at the time this show is set becomes what they have. Right after there'd be a lot of fighting, ammo would be used up pretty quickly. Sure, there could be National Guard Depots with 1,000,000 rounds, but unless they are within a few days travel by horse then it's going to be out of reach for most people. Even if you do get there, you can only transport back with you what you can carry. Reloading would occur, sure, but primer caps would run out eventually and then you're at a point of having black powder and recovered lead. So you're at blackpowder guns. This show is 20 years after the show, it's not surprising that people would run out of manufactured ammo. There very well may be some people who still have modern weapons in the show, that was only a preview, and I can guarantee you they'd be people in power. But resources would become scarce and they wouldn't be that common.
     
  15. Riceball

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    Sure it's 15 (not 20) years later but still, wouldn't the same issues with a modern firearm apply to a blackpowder one? If you can blackpowder I don't think it would be that much more difficult to make gunpowder, the only real difficulty would be the brass and primer but it wouldn't be all that it difficult for inventive and/or motivated individuals to make esp. when you stop to think that we were making self contained cartridges back during the latter half of the 19th century before the age of heavy industrialization. Sure, they wouldn't be all that common but neither would they be completely non-existent either.
     
  16. Kerr Avon

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    I think it's entirely possible we'll see some modern firearms in the show, but they'll be rare. Let's see the show, not just a 5 minute trailer, and we can tear it apart then.
     
  17. grimlock2d

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    This sounds like the TV interpretation of a book called Dies The Fire by S.M. Stirling.

    I think it looks interesting enough to give it a chance. I'll probably watch it to see if it can get legs, and because it isn't on Fox.
     
  18. Noeland

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    Yeah, I have a feeling the author of Dies The Fire may be calling NBC. :)

    I like the idea, hate the costume and character design. Unless the militia has a stock of hair gel to give their hunky 20 year old infiltrators. But I'm betting that won't be a big plot point. Honestly, this reminded me of The Postman.

    Also made me think of Fallen Skies, but I think Fallen Skies is doing the "pretty people in peril" thing a little better.

    But I'll give it my usual 3 to 4 episode shot before I decide if I hate it.
     
  19. Riceball

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    I agree, like I said, I hope that there's some logical explanation of why we don't see any weapon more modern in design than some form of musket or why they might be scarce if we don't see many modern firearms.
     
  20. Stansfield

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    I liked this the first time I saw it....when it was called Jericho
     
  21. Kerr Avon

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    Because one post apocalypse tv show is exactly like every other one. :rolleyes
     
  22. Stansfield

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    Why you no likum joke?
     
  23. yt

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    Looks good, but it is so hard to get excited about any new show, so few make it.
     
  24. Rycraft

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    The show looks cool, I saw a trailer before another video on Youtube and went to look it up. Due to the end of the trailer having the amulet be able to just generate/restore power..I think that there will be some magical or supernatural forces at work overall. Just my two cents.
     
  25. Kerr Avon

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    Magic shiny cave!
     
  26. CB2001

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    The correct title of this show should be The Trigger Effect: The TV Series.
     
  27. Eopie Herder

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    Looks like this show may be filming here. Iron Man 3 certainly has brought a lot of attention back to the area.
     
  28. Aenigma

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    Yeah looks good and with JJ doing it then it's worth a shot :) that amulet looks pretty cool, anyone fancy making a prop of it? Haha

    Amanda :D
     
  29. alienscollection.com

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  30. Noeland

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    Turns out a friend of mine in Atlanta worked on the pilot as crew. Says Jon Favreau is a fantastic person, and he thinks the show is going to be great. He is, of course, biased. :)
     
  31. SmilingOtter

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    Interesting. If they can stay focused and avoid the problems of Lost then it could end up being a pretty good series.
     
  32. BIKERFETT

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    Watched it and I think it is pretty cool. It has a Postman Jericho kinda feel with a different spin.
     
  33. replicaprops

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    I already made a prop from this show, and I have not even watched the pilot yet
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  34. nitrox

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    Looks like a second rate postman. I maybe the only one who liked that movie, I thought it was great.
     
  35. BIKERFETT

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    I really liked the postman as well.
     
  36. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    I keep seeing previews for this show, I think on NBC called Revolution where all the people are running around with swords and bow and arrows. That pretty much tells me not to watch it. Nothing, not even nuclear war, would make all the guns in the world disappear. Has writing with common sense gone out the window? I can't stand watching things where they act like the audience is dumb.
     
  37. Jedi2016

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    Guns wouldn't disappear, but with no one making more ammo, eventually they'd be nothing but paperweights.

    That said, I haven't seen or heard anything about this show, so I'm probably just full of it.. hehe.
     
  38. SmilingOtter

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    Jedifyfed!
     
  39. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    Nonsense, it doesn't take much to make more bullets and the formula for gun powder (or even just black powder) isn't exactly rocket science.

    They would keep reusing the brass until it died and by then they could make their own. Either that or go back to muskets, even easier.
     
  40. Jedi2016

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    Actually watching the trailer does show quite a few guns, considering SVS said they had "disappeared". A few muskets, and I thought I saw at least one or two cartridge guns.

    So I imagine it's just that ammo is hard to come by for the "normal people".

    Interesting idea for a show, but I probably won't watch it unless everyone starts going on about how it's the best thing on TV. I don't have time to watch every last thing that airs, so I only go for the cream of the crop based on opinions from other viewers.
     
  41. binkleywalker

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    All I can tell from the previews is that there's a hot chick with haunting eyes who is always looking down her crossbow at me.

    Not saying that's bad, but that's all I take away from it.

    Just like all I got from Heroes was Hayden Panitierre(sp) standing with her hands on her hips.

    Brian
     
  42. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    I'm the same way. I'll catch popular shows that interest me a couple seasons in usually.
     
  43. NormanF

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    I might watch the first episode to check it out, but I can't see watching the whole thing. Something is disabling all electrical power, except for a few small things? As a long time fan of science fiction, I am used to bending the laws of physics, but this is too much. Especially since that would kill everything.
     
  44. JediG60racer

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    I watched the pilot. Some typical Joss Whedon/JJ Abrams style storytelling with random flashbacks, mixed in with Dawson's Creek cheese teen romance and a slight X-files aftertaste.

    LOST it ain't.

    But like MicDavis says, bad sci-fi is better than no sci-fi.
     
  45. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: Revolution - this show has got to be bad right?

    Ain't that the truth!
     
  46. EyeofSauron

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    honestly, i didnt think it was good. the idea might be good, but seeing the bazillionth series about teens, its just horrible. any scifi series that revolves around teenagers character growth is just stupid to me.
     
  47. Solo4114

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    I'm not willing to invest my time and energy into JJ Abrams shows until they wrap and I know the ending definitively does not suck. Actually, I'm like that with most shows now. I'll pick 'em up only a few seasons in, with only a few exceptions.


    Technological question, though:

    Ok, so, big EMP event knocks out "all electricity." Well, actually, an EMP would only knock out solid-state electronics. Vacuum tubes would still work, I think, although manufacturing them might be tricky until you build the infrastructure to do so.

    Why would this affect cars, though? Modern cars with onboard computers, sure, but what about your old 70s muscle car? Would an EMP or solar flare or passing comet or whatever make a car battery go dead? And it's not like wires would suddenly lose their ability to carry a current. So...what the hell? I could see motorized vehicles being fewer and farther between, and oil/gasoline supplies being jealously guarded, but...it's not as if ALL vehicles would simply vanish or cease functioning, right? I'm just asking here, since I'm not up on the mechanical aspects of cars, and especially not the electronic aspects.
     
  48. MegaPrime33

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    I have my doubts on this show. It kind of has a Walking Dead sense to it without the zombies and less grimm. I will give it a shot because I like JJ and I like jon favreau but I don't expect to it to be in my weekly rotation of shows. I see it more like Heroes where it may appear to be good on the surface but deep down it's just terrible.
     
  49. jarvis

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    It looks like post apocalypse hit a daytime Soap. All of the wardrobe, the hair , the makeup.. They're better coiffed during the Armageddon than I am in everyday life. Hey look, it's Gus!

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  50. Michael Bergeron

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    Yep... :lol
     

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