Originally Posted by slowbiscuit
And simultaneously hit new lows with the stupidity of this ep, after starting off pretty decent with the first one. I want some of that magic chem that turns acid rain clear while it's falling. And don't even get started on the desperate attempts by MS to make Surface look cool.
God, the built-in commercials for Microsoft Surface just leave me cold. It makes far more sense to believe that there's zero WiFi, zero cell phones, zero everything in the area. It's a ridiculous conceit that the tablets sometimes
work, when it's convenient to the plot and when they have a product to sell.
If they bring up Dolby Atmos, I'm going to throw a brick through my screen.
Originally Posted by VisionOn
Tridents are a nuclear missile, that would have been serious overkill! It wasn't one if those, it was an incorrect version of a MOAB - the largest conventional warhead available. In reality it isn't a missile, it's a large bomb dropped by cargo plane. Maybe they shouldn't have made a big deal about calling it by it's name on the show for dramatic effect.
In the book, it was just a very large conventional weapon, not nuclear. It did burn and knock down all the forest surrounding the town, and that was shown correctly in the show. They couldn't use a nuclear weapon because a wave of nuclear dust would've blown towards other nearby cities and towns, plus it would've polluted the area for 50+ years.
BTW, nobody's yet explained that the Dome is not really a Dome: it's really a sphere, and goes under the town as well as above it. They can tunnel down and escape, and a lot of the plumbing and power connections are down. As the old song went, "so high you can't get over it, so low you can't get under it."
I'm still baffled there's so much electricity still going on in the town. They made it clear in the book that the generators only lasted a few days, and we're about 3 weeks into these adventures and the lights are still on in many places. Very screwed up. King has said that once the producers explained their plans, he said, "I have no plans with whatever you do, as long as it's a town with a Dome over it and some of the characters are named the same as the novel." There's clearly a big divergence here and there.
I'm kinda bummed out that in the book, the character of Barbie is a brave ex-military guy who's now a drifter and a short-order cook. Turning him into a hit man for a drug organization makes absolutely no sense to me. The character of the red-headed woman (who runs the town newspaper, a plot point lost in the show) was 20 years older than he was
, so there was a very interesting dynamic in that he was a guy in his late 20s, she was a woman who was close to 50. Now, they're both good-looking 30-year-olds, which completely tossed the book's premise.
I don't mind them changing things to make them better, but in this case, I think they just changed it to stick to a standard TV stereotype. Stupid.