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I like the fact that they put their logo on the helecopters before they even knew if they'd ever get them running...

I, too, was impressed that Monroe has such a proactive advertising staff. We'll probably start seeing Monroe missle launchers, Monroe radios, and Monroe Jeeps now that Q is working with him.
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Boy is this show dumb. But hell, I guess it's fun to complain so I'll keep watching until I tire of it.tongue.gif

I was also happy when the kid died. It was his own fault, didn't shed a tear over it.biggrin.gif

They should just give up and let Monroe take over the US. It would probably be a much more interesting show.

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Boy is this show dumb. But hell, I guess it's fun to complain so I'll keep watching until I tire of it.tongue.gif

I was also happy when the kid died. It was his own fault, didn't shed a tear over it.biggrin.gif

They should just give up and let Monroe take over the US. It would probably be a much more interesting show.

I'm just now joining this complain-a-thon. I've been watching since the begining, but never thought to check out this thread.

For anyone who has issues with the poor writing of this show, check out FOX's "Following". It makes Revolution's writing look Emmy worthy.

I too am glad the kid is gone. That voice was really, really grating. The girl is an annoying know-it-all with no experience (her constantly telling Miles, the former second in command of the Militia what she would and would not do). I would wish her gone as well if not for that dress she wore to the Irish camp.

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I'm just now joining this complain-a-thon.
... We're just having a bit of fun, that's all- nothing serious.
It's just that when you see things that are so far fetched (like engines running on 15+ year old fuel, computers still running with 15-20 year old hard drives, etc...) it difficult to remain silent tongue.gif

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... We're just having a bit of fun, that's all- nothing serious.
It's just that when you see things that are so far fetched (like engines running on 15+ year old fuel, computers still running with 15-20 year old hard drives, etc...) it difficult to remain silent tongue.gif
So, what do 15 year old engines, hard drives and Playboys have in common?










...stickage... wink.gif


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It think episode 13 where we get "the big reveal" is going to be the make or break point for this show.
I can already imagine the reaction here the next morning eek.gif

I am hanging in there until then so I can at least hear the story. After that, I'll decide if I want to stick it out to the end.
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Which is ep 13? this comming one?
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Which is ep 13? this comming one?
Next up is episode 12..
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...stickage... wink.gif

The power loss was supposed to have occurred around this time, give or take a couple of years. As such, HDD motor stickage is a thing of the past. The odds are pretty damn good that the HDDs would spin up. But, based upon what I've seen, they've been spinning up these drives for years.

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Random question....

What would happen to the entire satellite network after 15 years of neglect? Just curious if anyone has any ideas on this.

I'm pretty sure I've explained this in a past posting.

In any event, the geo-synchronous birds would ultimately drift to the nearest gravity well, of which there are two. Even if the birds were not affected by the power outage (we have no idea how far away from the earth the effect was), they need communication with ground control, which feeds commands to the birds to do station keeping. The life of a bird is not the electronics, but the station keeping fuel. If the birds were powered down, the odds are pretty damn good that once power was returned, ground control could find the bird and get it to move back into its orbital slot. That would shorten the life because of the fuel used. Even if the power didn't go out, the electronics should still be good, as none of the transponders would be powered up, as nothing was being sent to them.

As for lower earth satellites, like the GPS birds, they probably would have been shut down, as they were probably within the effect field. So, unless their orbits decayed in the 15 years, they would still be orbiting. Would they be effective upon power returning, or if they never lost power.... nope. There is a lot of technology involved with keeping those birds accurate.

The space station would probably have burned up due to orbit decay.

So, in a nutshell, they would all be useless. biggrin.gif

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So what's the "magic" blue capsule and how did it get in him? Interesting.

Weren't you watching the same episode I was watching? biggrin.gif

It was implanted when Danny had the surgery as a very young boy.

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The power amplifier must have a pretty wide range, as those two choppers got pretty far apart. So far apart that the amplifier would have powered the rocket launcher without the need of the pendant.

On another note, I see that no one noticed that Randall was able to get to Philly is very short order, as he was many miles away. Plus, where did he get all of the fuel needed for the car. Ya, I know, his power amplifier, or least a pendant, would have allowed him to pump very stale gas from various gas stations along his route. Just how fast is his car able to go on 15 year-old, unmaintained, roads?

Ya, I know, for shows like this, travel time has to be compressed, otherwise the plot couldn't move forward.

We can nit-pik apart this show forever. I just sit back,suspend belief, and enjoy what is presented.

Enjoy it while you can, as I do not expect NBC to bring it back for a second season.

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Oh, another thought just came to mind.

With all those people on the ground shooting at the choppers, not one of them was able to put a bullet through the cockpit glass and hit the pilots. The choppers were too close to miss like that.

Too many shows have people that can't hit the broadside of a barn if they were standing 10 feet away from it. biggrin.gif

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The power amplifier must have a pretty wide range, as those two choppers got pretty far apart. So far apart that the amplifier would have powered the rocket launcher without the need of the pendant.

On another note, I see that no one noticed that Randall was able to get to Philly is very short order, as he was many miles away. Plus, where did he get all of the fuel needed for the car. Ya, I know, his power amplifier, or least a pendant, would have allowed him to pump very stale gas from various gas stations along his route. Just how fast is his car able to go on 15 year-old, unmaintained, roads?

Ya, I know, for shows like this, travel time has to be compressed, otherwise the plot couldn't move forward.

We can nit-pik apart this show forever. I just sit back,suspend belief, and enjoy what is presented.

Enjoy it while you can, as I do not expect NBC to bring it back for a second season.



On the other hand I do expect NBC to bring this back as its one of the few shows that is performing for them and it wins its time in 18-49 year olds.

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On the other hand I do expect NBC to bring this back as its one of the few shows that is performing for them and it wins its time in 18-49 year olds.

Right. Unless it just totally crashes and burns this spring it's coming back. NBC has so few relative successes they're not going to flush this one.
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Place your bets... return or no return?

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Place your bets... return or no return?
It depends on the numbers in the next few episodes. If they hold steady, it's a shoe-in. If they start dropping, they may dump it and bring in something cheaper.

My prediction: it gets renewed, but barely makes it through the second season before it's done.


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I want it to return, but the networks have been canning a majority of the shows that I like. It is hard to be positive when shows drop like flies.

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I want it to return, but the networks have been canning a majority of the shows that I like. It is hard to be positive when shows drop like flies.
That's why I keep my satellite subscription. I'm finding much better shows there that are given much more time to find an audience than the OTA networks are at this point. It's gotten so that I don't even want to start watching something on the broadcast stations when it likely won't be around in 2 or 3 months (if it even makes it that far).

Heck, I almost don't want to start watching shows that really seem good since my mind automatically says "that's got about 4 episodes in it"...

The problem is, the networks can't just have a show that gets good ratings: it has to win its slot for them to be satisfied. A show could get 12 million viewers, but if the show it's up against gets 14 million, it's toast - in that case, likely after a move to the Friday death slot. On the other hand, a show getting 6 million viewers sticks around because the competition in that slot is only pulling 4.


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On the other hand I do expect NBC to bring this back as its one of the few shows that is performing for them and it wins its time in 18-49 year olds.

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Right. Unless it just totally crashes and burns this spring it's coming back. NBC has so few relative successes they're not going to flush this one.

Remember that this is the same network that is replacing Jay Leno (who IIRC is #1 in his time slot) w/ Jimmy Fallon. eek.gif

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Jimmy Fallon is so much better and funnier then Leno in most people's opinion. It will pull in a younger audience as well.
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Jimmy Fallon has yet to replace the Vikings on those credit commercials. What's in your late night? Not Fallon, Leno, Conan, Ferguson, or anyone. It's a time spot for watching DVR material from some hours before.


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It worked so well the last time they replaced Leno. rolleyes.gif

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Jimmy Fallon has yet to replace the Vikings on those credit commercials. What's in your late night? Not Fallon, Leno, Conan, Ferguson, or anyone. It's a time spot for watching DVR material from some hours before.

No kidding. I NEVER watch any of the late night talk shows, Leno included. I'm still using that time to watch programs from earlier that night commercial free on my DVR. To be honest, I don't understand why anyone watches those talk shows past the monologue. Who cares what project the celebrity bimbo du jour like Selena Gomez wants to promote? Do you know why we have screen writers? Because actors and actresses have nothing interesting to say on their own.

Re: Revolution. At least it has a better chance of returning than Whitney. It would be good paired up next season with the Sixth Gun pilot NBC is shooting now.
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Late night talk shows are a dated paradigm. They were quite popular in the 1950s for the insomniacs when Steve Allen and then Jack Paar had those shows. The democratization of media means that anyone here can have a talk show either as a podcast or even a video.

Guess I'll DVR next weeks episode but the style of Revolution is so flat I don't want to waste time on it. It shouldn't take that much do a show with a quality of some of the award winning cable network shows without having to "offend" family audiences. The problem is most likely too many cooks (network executives) spoiling the soup so they show they are "doing something" to justify their bonuses.
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The can avoid the head.

There's nothing of interest there.


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Next week's episode is when all will be told about what happened to the power. I'm interested in hearing that, not sure about anything past that.
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