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I've been watching since day one and wondered why folks outside the dome haven't tried communicating with those inside via semaphore or morse code with lights or optical audio (using the method uses on optical print film) or even sign language. It took lip reading to get the message through? IDK but I do know I will watch next week 8)

Folks outside the dome (i.e. the military) don't seem inclined to want to communicate with those inside. Yes they bussed people in who communicated via various methods with the insiders but to my recollection there has been no overt attempt to connect with those inside the dome. Indeed, it seems people outside have been kept way from the dome perimeter by the military. The bits and pieces of actual outside information has come from the radio station receiving faint transmissions and, oh yes, via the reverends hearing aid (moab!). The bit between Barbie and the soldier was totally unauthorized given how the soldier continually looked over his shoulder.
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That's the Big Jim Rennie we know and love. tongue.gif

Really!!! Hey Arch, or anyone else - I can't easily go back to the first ep. but has it ever been established in the TV show where Chesters Mill is?

I think in this episode it was said that it had been a week since the dome came down. Looks like the food at the diner is holding out pretty well and there has been no evidence of consternation by the locals that future food supplies might be a problem. 'Course this time they were preoccupied with the visitation day and impending bomb. Oh well, maybe in a few weeks people will get hungry. Electric power also seems to be pretty plentiful. Where's that coming from, especially if Big Jim has been hording all the propane? Transmission lines from outside would have been severed by the dome and now, since MOAB, they'd be toast anyway.
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Really!!! Hey Arch, or anyone else - I can't easily go back to the first ep. but has it ever been established in the TV show where Chesters Mill is?

Maine.
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Really!!! Hey Arch, or anyone else - I can't easily go back to the first ep. but has it ever been established in the TV show where Chesters Mill is?

I think in this episode it was said that it had been a week since the dome came down. Looks like the food at the diner is holding out pretty well and there has been no evidence of consternation by the locals that future food supplies might be a problem. 'Course this time they were preoccupied with the visitation day and impending bomb. Oh well, maybe in a few weeks people will get hungry. Electric power also seems to be pretty plentiful. Where's that coming from, especially if Big Jim has been hording all the propane? Transmission lines from outside would have been severed by the dome and now, since MOAB, they'd be toast anyway.

Everybody still has enough fuel to run portable generators if they have them. Big Jim has been hoarding propane, yes, but he's been buying it (prior to the dome), not confiscating it from the citizens. But eventually, the fuel has to start to run out....
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Did anyone notice on the graphics when they come back from commercial that it looks like the dome is flying and something is flying(?) up to it?
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It seems pretty clear the properties of the dome are fluid, that they can change to suit any condition needed or induced. It will prevent a massive bomb from penetrating, yet air and water can get through. It's also quite likely that some of the people within the dome are interacting with it as well, at this point the two kids kissing is as probable a reason why the bomb failed as any other.

Disagree completely. They established that with the truck slamming into it, the plane crashing into it, etc. all in the first episode that those kinds of impacts do nothing, nor effect anything on the inside. Seems obvious that these high impact, high energy, events are to quick and absorbed/reflected to fast to do any kind of penetration to the inside of the dome. They then establish that a constant water pressure against the dome allows dampness to penetrate the dome over time with a constant stream hitting the exact same spot. Water wasn't flowing throw, the scientist/military were applying a constant water stream and the boys hand came away damp, water was NOT flowing through the dome. So where does the bomb fit into this? The thing they established in episode one, within minutes of the show starting. So how are the writers changing the properties of the dome if they established that property within minutes of the show's first episode???
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Just when you think Big Jim has some humanity by releasing the captive girl, he wacks the preacher. lol
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It was a convenient way to get rid of him, and not tell the authorities what he was doing, when they find him they are going to think the reverend made a mistake getting close to the Dome..
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Just when you think Big Jim has some humanity by releasing the captive girl, he wacks the preacher. lol

He had to kill the preacher. The preacher said he was gong to out him the next day if he didn't fess up to being a drug dealer.... That's never do! Self preservation and all......
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Really!!! Hey Arch, or anyone else - I can't easily go back to the first ep. but has it ever been established in the TV show where Chesters Mill is?

Maine.

I know Maine was the setting in the book, but has that been established in the show yet?
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I know Maine was the setting in the book, but has that been established in the show yet?

Does it really matter? If it were in Ohio would it be different than if it were in Oklahoma?
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No, it doesn't matter. But someone asked, someone else answered, and I had a question about the answer. My apologies for doing so, I guess.
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Maine.

Where most of his novels are based. Maybe that's why The Stand and IIRC The Talisman, and of course the Gunslinger series are such a good reads as they are mobile in their stories?
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It's said you have to write about what you know. King knows Maine.

And thanks to him, many of us do too. I know I'd be petrified to go there. God knows what could happen to you. eek.giftongue.gif
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It's said you have to write about what you know. King knows Maine.

And thanks to him, many of us do too. I know I'd be petrified to go there. God knows what could happen to you. eek.giftongue.gif

I have learned a lot about Maine through reading his books myself! Thanks Stephen King. tongue.gif
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Does it really matter? If it were in Ohio would it be different than if it were in Oklahoma?

Of course it would be different .. especially if it were Oklahoma .. wink.gif
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Most likely way off topic, but any of you read the "Gunslinger series"? I wanted opinions on if you think it would be a good movie? Not TV movie that's too tame due to the graphic violence and sex in the books. Bring on "Blaine the Train"!
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Most likely way off topic, but any of you read the "Gunslinger series"? I wanted opinions on if you think it would be a good movie? Not TV movie that's too tame due to the graphic violence and sex in the books. Bring on "Blaine the Train"!

Never say never .. "The Dome" in it's book form would have been impossible as a TV mini series but they've managed to twist it enough to air ..

IMO, the Gunslinger series would be a great HBO or Showtime series, it could never be a 2 hour movie unless they did it as a series of films ..
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I know Maine was the setting in the book, but has that been established in the show yet?

Yes ... during the opening voice over, IIRC.
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Thanks. Must have missed it.
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And thanks to him, many of us do too. I know I'd be petrified to go there. God knows what could happen to you. eek.giftongue.gif

Yeah, no kidding...and from Dexter, I know there are killers on every street corner in Miami biggrin.gif
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Yeah, no kidding...and from Dexter, I know there are killers on every street corner in Miami biggrin.gif
Hey, I learned there are drug dealers on every corner in Miami from "Miami Vice"....

...oh wait, that one is true.... wink.gif
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Hey, I learned there are drug dealers on every corner in Miami from "Miami Vice"....

...oh wait, that one is true.... wink.gif

Whew, for a second there I almost canceled my flight.
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Whew, for a second there I almost canceled my flight.
Would that be Flight 351 "extra heavy"? wink.gif
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Would that be Flight 351 "extra heavy"? wink.gif

I'm booked on flight 420. Instead of peanuts they hand out Visine. biggrin.gif
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I'm booked on flight 420. Instead of peanuts they hand out Visine. biggrin.gif
So, those are sunglasses they hand out instead of 3D glasses for the movie?
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Most likely way off topic, but any of you read the "Gunslinger series"? I wanted opinions on if you think it would be a good movie? Not TV movie that's too tame due to the graphic violence and sex in the books. Bring on "Blaine the Train"!

They already decided to do the Gunslinger series. They had a lead actor and everything but that fell through. Ron Howard to direct. The plan was very ambitous, they wanted to do a movie, then pick up at the end of the movie with the TV series, then when that series season 1 was over, release the next movie that pick up at the end of season 1, then season 2 picks up at the end of the second movie, etc. It was all laid out, but a lot fell through when various studios backed out, etc.
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I'm booked on flight 420. Instead of peanuts they hand out Visine. biggrin.gif

And Cheetos. And chips. And pizza - yeah, pizza!

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Of course it would be different .. especially if it were Oklahoma .. wink.gif

If it were in Wisconsin, all the actors would need to speak with Canadian accents. wink.gif
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They already decided to do the Gunslinger series. They had a lead actor and everything but that fell through. Ron Howard to direct. The plan was very ambitous, they wanted to do a movie, then pick up at the end of the movie with the TV series, then when that series season 1 was over, release the next movie that pick up at the end of season 1, then season 2 picks up at the end of the second movie, etc. It was all laid out, but a lot fell through when various studios backed out, etc.

Thanks William, I do remember reading a small article last year or maybe two years ago that had stated that it was a go ahead! Too bad. frown.gif
Now watch those same studios come out with more crap that had a bigger budget than the proposed movie.

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