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Scorpion is Shakespeare compared to Under the Dome.
Scorpion is also 100% realistic by comparison too!

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Enquiring minds want to know...Other than the 5 or 10 'famous' dead folks, who were the other 100 or so on the memorial...

The town has thousands in it, they are saying those were the ones that did not make it out when the dome collapsed and they didn't go through the light. Of course, it was all in their minds so they aren't actually dead anyway.

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The town has thousands in it, they are saying those were the ones that did not make it out when the dome collapsed and they didn't go through the light. Of course, it was all in their minds so they aren't actually dead anyway.
According to the town sign there were 1976 people. Or did I read that wrong and it's actually 19k?
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Scorpion is also 100% realistic by comparison too!
That is a show I wanted to get back to. I never laughed so hard as I did in the pilot for Scorpion. But I never got around to watching more of the show.
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That is a show I wanted to get back to. I never laughed so hard as I did in the pilot for Scorpion. But I never got around to watching more of the show.
"And Paige? Well, Paige isn't like us; she's normal. She translates the world for us, while we help her understand her genius son."

As soon as the gagging subsided I changed channels as fast as I could. I assume they deleted that tripe by episode 2 but I never had the stomach to find out...

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For some reason CBS insists on having insipid voiceovers at the start of every episode of every series they air rather than having an opening sequence, even though a good opening sequence would provide the same information in a much more enjoyable way.
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For some reason CBS insists on having insipid voiceovers at the start of every episode of every series they air rather than having an opening sequence, even though a good opening sequence would provide the same information in a much more enjoyable way.
True, I always delete the POI opening from my recordings - although there at least they vary it from time to time to fit the story arc...

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"And Paige? Well, Paige isn't like us; she's normal. She translates the world for us, while we help her understand her genius son."
I always imagine it continues for one more verse... "while we help her understand her genius son... and each time hoping the next leap is the leap home!"

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For some reason CBS insists on having insipid voiceovers at the start of every episode of every series they air rather than having an opening sequence, even though a good opening sequence would provide the same information in a much more enjoyable way.
NCIS and its spinoffs don't have a voice intro like that... Can't remember one for the CSI shows either.

Flash, on the CW, and Arrow both have it though.

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It makes me angry that theme songs got replaced with boring title cards in the name of saving time, even though about the same amount of time gets wasted on boring narrated introductions.
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I always imagine it continues for one more verse... "while we help her understand her genius son... and each time hoping the next leap is the leap home!"



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Flash, on the CW, and Arrow both have it though.
Yeah the Arrow one was so lame in S2 where he had to stop being a killer to honor Tommy's memory...

Of course it isn't just voiceovers - after the first 5 minutes of circus music in the Dexter opening I had to stick my head in the oven. Luckily microwaves won't turn on with the door open...

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It makes me angry that theme songs got replaced with boring title cards in the name of saving time, even though about the same amount of time gets wasted on boring narrated introductions.
Every good show deserves a Bear McCreary theme song...
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"And Paige? Well, Paige isn't like us; she's normal. She translates the world for us, while we help her understand her genius son."

As soon as the gagging subsided I changed channels as fast as I could. I assume they deleted that tripe by episode 2 but I never had the stomach to find out...
We don't even see much of Paige being 'normal' so that context didn't make much sense, she's just there with the group because of her 'Genius!' son and being Walter's LI.
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According to the town sign there were 1976 people. Or did I read that wrong and it's actually 19k?
No you are correct, I should of left the s off or said over a thousand. The monument didn't have that many, few hundred perhaps, looks like most of the town got out, but again, mute point since it was all a dream anyway.

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There are 114 names on the monument. At least the one that Barbie is looking at in the above photo. As we know, names disappear....

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There are 114 names on the monument. At least the one that Barbie is looking at in the above photo. As we know, names disappear....
The names were disappearing because it was all a dream and when they needed Junior to be alive the changed the dream world so everyone had the memory he lived instead of dying. The monument is no longer there, no one is dead, that was all wiped away when they woke up from their cocoons.

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So if they haven't actually jumped forward a year in time, how are they going to explain Joe's major growth spurt? Just hope nobody notices?

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He didn't really grow, because a year hasn't really passed. It was all a dream. As for the actor growing, it's all part of suspension of disbelief, just as you must suspend disbelief when the actors portraying immortal vampires continue to age year after year.
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He didn't really grow, because a year hasn't really passed. It was all a dream. As for the actor growing, it's all part of suspension of disbelief, just as you must suspend disbelief when the actors portraying immortal vampires continue to age year after year.
And also like how we are suspending disbelief that this show is still on the air!

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And also like how we are suspending disbelief that this show is still on the air!
I thought that was because Amazon was payining $1 million per episode and the rights were also sold overseas. So before Season 1 even aired they were making a profit. Season 2 suppsoedly had similar financing. No idea what was done with Season 3. If Amazon is still payng $1 million an episode to air it a few days later.

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I thought that was because Amazon was payining $1 million per episode and the rights were also sold overseas. So before Season 1 even aired they were making a profit. Season 2 suppsoedly had similar financing. No idea what was done with Season 3. If Amazon is still payng $1 million an episode to air it a few days later.
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A million an episode? Bartender, gimme what Bezos is having.
I don't get the economics of paying that kind of money when it's freely available on-demand or at CBS.com? Seems like a lot more bang for the buck to be had by buying more HBO and other older premium shows that aren't available anywhere else, or funding more original programming...

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I don't get the economics of paying that kind of money when it's freely available on-demand or at CBS.com? Seems like a lot more bang for the buck to be had by buying more HBO and other older premium shows that aren't available anywhere else, or funding more original programming...
CBS.com would be a last resort for me to watch something on. Streaming from Amazon is much better. Better audio and video quality. As well as no commercials like you get from CBS.com.

From what I read Under the Dome cost over $3 million per episode to make. At least in the first season. So the deals they made really helped.

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If the episodes cost that much and this is what we got, they must have been burning $100 bills to provide the lighting for all the night scenes, because they surely didn't put the money into the show's writing budget.
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If the episodes cost that much and this is what we got, they must have been burning $100 bills to provide the lighting for all the night scenes, because they surely didn't put the money into the show's writing budget.
Does any show ever spend much on the writing? I would think the writing part is typically one of the lesser costly parts of a show.

Although with UtD I guess Stephen King could be getting a hefty sum per episode.

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If the episodes cost that much and this is what we got, they must have been burning $100 bills to provide the lighting for all the night scenes, because they surely didn't put the money into the show's writing budget.
Talk about a waste of money.
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Does any show ever spend much on the writing?
Probably not, but I find it hard to believe that a show with some of the worst writing ever and that also doesn't even look good could cost so much unless they're using dollar bills as toilet paper in the facilities around the sets. At least it made sense for something like Terra Nova to have a hudge budget for the dinosaurs and everything (but definitely not for the writers), but Under the Dome doesn't have that excuse. A show this bad and this visually disinteresting should not be so expensive to produce.
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So if they haven't actually jumped forward a year in time, how are they going to explain Joe's major growth spurt? Just hope nobody notices?
Its actually only been a few weeks for all the seasons combined. They have only been under the dome for a very short time.

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Its actually only been a few weeks for all the seasons combined. They have only been under the dome for a very short time.
IIRC S1 spanned 2 weeks and S2 1 week. The S3 premiere opening narration stated 3 weeks since the dome appeared...

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The minimum Writers Guild rate for a Primetime show is about $4500 a week ..

When "Dome" was first announced, as I believe a one and done season, King reportedly was paid 5 million .. I'm sure when the show somehow became a hit, he's negotiated for more on Season 2 and 3 ..

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The minimum Writers Guild rate for a Primetime show is about $4500 a week ..

When "Dome" was first announced, as I believe a one and done season, King reportedly was paid 5 million .. I'm sure when the show somehow became a hit, he's negotiated for more on Season 2 and 3 ..
Man, he has got to have so much money from all these novels, movies, TV series, TV mini-series, etc.
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