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post #811 of 1982 Old 11-06-2012, 01:42 PM
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Let's face it, none of what is going on is really all that believable.
Unlike pretty much everything on TV wink.gif
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"We can't possibly rescue someone from a place like that."

Later....

"Charlie is two hours late...let's rescue her...."


Let's take a tally...:

- It seems Charlie is going to become bait each episode to get someone else out of trouble.
- Aaron is now a millionaire ninja.
- The Mom is willing to sell anyone out when it suits her.

Plus, we apparently just watched Mad Max 3...
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Finally watched this last night (most of it, anyway). Combining the mediocrity of The Event with rejects from LOST just doesn't do it for me. I hope someone else gets some enjoyment from Revolution.
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"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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Charlie isn't acting unless her forehead furrows are working overtime.
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satlelites need ground control to stay in orbit and even then they only have so much fuel

Ground control is only needed for station keeping. Without ground control the Geo Sync birds will stay in orbit. But, they will go into an inclined orbit and move to one of the two gravity wells.

As for station keeping fuel, most birds are good for 15 years. So, we've pretty much passed that point of no return.

Non Geo birds have a shelf life as well.

So, yep, it wasn't done by satellites.

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At least they told us what caused the blackout in that they developed a machine to cause it/control it. They didn't say how the machine did it, but at least now we know it wasn't a storm/aliens, etc. And the pendants are doing what we said, cancelling the effect out in a local area.

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I'm not sure who to root for. Charlie's Mom is all kinds of stupid. After this last episode, I'm rooting for her to meet an ugly end as soon as possible.
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I was certainly rooting for the guys that knocked Charlie off..

I wonder if the tiny pendants have a central machine/bigger pendant hat they get the energy from or are just storage devices..

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I'm just not understanding why the people with the devices don't wont the power on. Miles said something like "if Monroe gets his hands on this, millions will die" but millions are dying anyway, right? I know, I know, that's part of the mystery, but still.
As of now, I'm more team Monroe. He's the only one trying to do anything. Doubt they would need to kidnap people to join the militia. The thought of fresh food, water, clean clothes, etc would probably get people lining up.
It's looking like this Randall guy might be the real bad guy here.

Oh, and the whole taking a detour from saving the kidnaped brother to.....save someone else's kidnaped brother was just......well I have no words </ facepalm>
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Oh, and the whole taking a detour from saving the kidnaped bother to.....save someone else's kidnaped bother was just......well I have no words </ facepalm>

And next week we get the kidnapped sister.
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well if Monroe gets power working he can get the Heli working and destroy the other "republics" around him, he wants to rule the entire Ex-USA

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well if Monroe gets power working he can get the Heli working and destroy the other "republics" around him, he wants to rule the entire Ex-USA

If the power comes back, then wouldn't it be back working for everyone? Or maybe he's hoping the pendants can give "localized" power to his helicopter(s) only, allowing them to dominate the air over his enemies' territory.
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Yup, pretty much as the helicopter's "battery", I'm still wondering how the mechanical stuff still working after being inactive for 15 years.. 15 months is big maybe, the generator should have no gas or oil to be able to even start..

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If the power comes back, then wouldn't it be back working for everyone? Or maybe he's hoping the pendants can give "localized" power to his helicopter(s) only, allowing them to dominate the air over his enemies' territory.

That's why Monroe asked Rachel what the invention was that turned the power off in the first place, and she refused to answer. He wants to figure out how to turn the power on only for his troops, so he can destroy all the other states currently not under his control. It seems likely that was the goal of the DoD guy as well, but the implementation of the project went bad somehow. Now he's trying to recruit the people who created the dampening device(s) to get them to find a way to turn the power on again.
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I just don't get why the people with the power don't just pick a side and help. It looks like they all went into hiding leaving the world to fight to the death.
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I just don't get why the people with the power don't just pick a side and help. It looks like they all went into hiding leaving the world to fight to the death.

Because we wouldn't have a story to put on each week if that was the case...

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Because we wouldn't have a story to put on each week if that was the case...

I know, I know...... biggrin.gif

It's still too early to tell what going on I guess.
Grace was obviously working with someone, so not everyone with a pendent are just sitting by while everyone dies.
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One thing is certain. If you find something that can turn on the power, you figure out the best way to utilize it - you don't say destroy it so someone else can't abuse it if they get a hold of it.

Another lesson: When a government agency that has unlimited nuclear weapons at its disposal wants to fully fund your business , don't sweat the fact that they may get a hold of a weapon that can shut off someone's power.
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I'm just not understanding why the people with the devices don't wont the power on. Miles said something like "if Monroe gets his hands on this, millions will die" but millions are dying anyway, right? I know, I know, that's part of the mystery, but still.
As of now, I'm more team Monroe. He's the only one trying to do anything. Doubt they would need to kidnap people to join the militia. The thought of fresh food, water, clean clothes, etc would probably get people lining up.
It's looking like this Randall guy might be the real bad guy here.
Oh, and the whole taking a detour from saving the kidnaped brother to.....save someone else's kidnaped brother was just......well I have no words </ facepalm>

The devices obviously impact a localized area (i.e. just that lady's computer, just the Iphone, just the lighthouse, etc.) so if Monroe gets his hands on a device, or multiple, he can take over the country, kill who doesn't kneel to him, etc. Heck, even the world actually. They are trying more to avoid him killing everyone and taking everything over in his rule. Millions probably are not STILL dying, millions have died, but if he got the power, millions MORE would die.

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The devices obviously impact a localized area (i.e. just that lady's computer, just the Iphone, just the lighthouse, etc.) so if Monroe gets his hands on a device, or multiple, he can take over the country, kill who doesn't kneel to him, etc. Heck, even the world actually. They are trying more to avoid him killing everyone and taking everything over in his rule. Millions probably are not STILL dying, millions have died, but if he got the power, millions MORE would die.

I get that. But he only got this way because nothing was done for so long.
That LET him get this powerful by doing nothing for 15 years. They should of been taking sides right off the bat. Joining another militia or something...anything really.
Why not try and get a helicopter going and kill Monroe? Sure it would take a little planning, but still.....
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I understand the device allowed her iPhone to display photos. What I don't understand though is after 15 years how did the iPhone still have some charge.in the lithium-ion battery. That's one dynamite battery.
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I understand the device allowed her iPhone to display photos. What I don't understand though is after 15 years how did the iPhone still have some charge.in the lithium-ion battery. That's one dynamite battery.

Probably that new Apple prototype RTG. wink.gif

Sounds like they were originally trying to do something like John Galt did w/ his motor in Atlas Shrugged.

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The whole battery thing has been mentioned before, and nobody has an explanation for it except that the pendants magically recharge batteries. wink.gif

The thing I hope they explain next is how to actually operate the pendants. Aaron has no control over his, and we need to know what it is that triggers them. Grace and others obviously know how to turn them on and off at will, but we need an explanation for why Aaron's behaves the way it does. Why do I get the sinking feeling that the explanation will be "Miles needed something to distract the guards on the ship so he could kill them"? frown.gif
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Was I looking too hard into it, but was that "Newsroom" Maggie playing Brad's Daughter?!
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I wonder if the tiny pendants have a central machine/bigger pendant hat they get the energy from or are just storage devices..

Go back to the very first episode. A program, and/or data, was loaded into a small USB drive that was plugged into the bottom of the pendant. They are most certainly not just storage devices.

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Well, 9 out of 10 isn't such a bad score:
http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-10-dumbest-things-tv-so-far-this-season/

Thank you for sharing. Reading through now and so true. I actually like this show enough that I think I will keep with it for a season (unlike TheEvent and FlashForward) but I can't stop thinking about how much better it would be if it were a slow-burn gritty HBO show and not a dumbed-down NBC show for the masses.
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Go back to the very first episode. A program, and/or data, was loaded into a small USB drive that was plugged into the bottom of the pendant. They are most certainly not just storage devices.
Well the technology involved to pack that much control into a little pendant would have meant a quantum leap in the science of physics or that the show writers were certainly not EE majors in college. biggrin.gif
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Well the technology involved to pack that much control into a little pendant would have meant a quantum leap in the science of physics or that the show writers were certainly not EE majors in college. biggrin.gif
I'm assuming the pendants are remote control units linked to some huge DOD/Government facility we haven't seen yet. Even that's a reach considering current wireless transmitting distances...

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...we need an explanation for why Aaron's behaves the way it does. Why do I get the sinking feeling that the explanation will be "Miles needed something to distract the guards on the ship so he could kill them"? frown.gif
Well, it was meant to lead up to that ultra-cool and highly necessary overhead view of the good guys surrounded by a circle of bodies at the end of the fight...'cause that's how you're supposed to kill your enemies...wink.gif
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Charlie looks like a dude when her hair is pulled back and she's not wearing make-up. I'm sure she's a very beautiful actress, but they definitely make her look like a dude.

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