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Admittedly it is more likely that the writer just didn't fully take into account radiation duration. smile.gif
Yup, the more likely explanation.
I don't understand why writers of TV sci-fi are so scientifically-challenged (most anyways).rolleyes.gif

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As for the pilot of 100, I was fine (i write teen fiction and watch teen shows like 'Pretty Little Liars' so that stupidty washes over) until they went to remove Well's bracelet. I wanted beasts or something to kill of the ones lead by Julian all at once or at least cause them to flee into the forest in all directions rapidly.
Now that I think about it...yeah.tongue.gif

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I wanted Clarke and her group to get to Mount Weather to find the descendants of the CNC of the US goverment having consumed the stores of food already.
I'll bet something like that will actually happen.

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Nor are you going to convince me the Blue Ridge mountains are suddenly a rainforest.
That crap happened with Defiance and their stunt with the Arch.
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However, I do want to, like you all see how they resolve the we don't have enough resources on the 'Ark' issue.
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Perhaps.  But it doesn't take much time to see mutations.  3 eyed fish and all.  Bad radiation can do it in a generation or less.

I can see mutations such as two face deer, but a new species of fish that is now a man eater, I don't think so.

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I can see mutations such as two face deer, but a new species of fish that is now a man eater, I don't think so.
Yeah, it does seem to have a little soon for evolution to work its stuff.wink.gif

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I recorded it. maybe get to watch it by the time weekend is up. will go in with low expectations wink.gif

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I'm done, fellas.
I got 3/4 thru the 2nd episode and couldn't take it anymore.

The plot holes are big enough to fly a spaceship thru.

The characters are so unrealistic, I wondered whether or not the series was a deliberate send-up of the genre.

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I forgot to set it to record after 'Arrow' this week. Wasn't bummed in the slightest. So I guess I'm out too. If the whole show was set on the space station then I'd probably stick with it, for awhile at least. But a Lord of the Flies remake -- not interested.

Too much other stuff that's clearly better, and only so many hours in a day. 'Fargo' on deck! From the promos and with that cast, it looks terrific.
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I forgot to set it to record after 'Arrow' this week. Wasn't bummed in the slightest. So I guess I'm out too. If the whole show was set on the space station then I'd probably stick with it, for awhile at least. But a Lord of the Flies remake -- not interested.
Trust me here....LOTF is pure Shakespeare compared to this teen turd.

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When does it start?smile.gif

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Trust me here....LOTF is pure Shakespeare compared to this teen turd.
When does it start?smile.gif
Fargo starts April 15th on FX.
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I'm trying to wrap my head around you following The Vampire Diaries for five years while giving up on this after two episodes. biggrin.gif
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Fargo starts April 15th on FX.
Thanx, will setup the DVR.smile.gif

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I'm trying to wrap my head around you following The Vampire Diaries for five years while giving up on this after two episodes. biggrin.gif
It's very simple....Vamps (of the preternatural and natural kind).

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I'm done, fellas.
I got 3/4 thru the 2nd episode and couldn't take it anymore.

The plot holes are big enough to fly a spaceship thru.

The characters are so unrealistic, I wondered whether or not the series was a deliberate send-up of the genre.

uh oh, not a good sign, since you & I both follow SF shows wink.gif was I right, Terra Nova clone? tongue.gif
your reaction sounds like mine on Reign, I didn't get past ~20 min on 1st ep.

I have 2 eps of this dvr'd & recording this week's but won't get to watch any until next weekend at earliest. by then GoT starts so this may get ditched.

another dumbed-down written SF show I don't need to waste time on.

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uh oh, not a good sign, since you & I both follow SF shows wink.gif was I right, Terra Nova clone? tongue.gif
Pretty close...yeah.

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your reaction sounds like mine on Reign, I didn't get past ~20 min on 1st ep.
I didn't get that far...the trailers turned me off.

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I have 2 eps of this dvr'd & recording this week's but won't get to watch any until next weekend at earliest. by then GoT starts so this may get ditched.

another dumbed-down written SF show I don't need to waste time on.
I think you hit it on the nail-head: "dumbed down."

The concept here is a good one IMO....it is possible to make something very riveting with the idea of re-populating the planet from space.
Unfortunately, the writing is atrocious and the show is really aimed at teenagers.

Bring on GoT!!!!!
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Yeah I was close to bailing on this episode. The kids sitting around for an entire day and nobody brings up the lack of food or water until it magically appears is just stupefying.

"We need to build fences!" - no you really need to find water and food. Especially if you are burning calories building lame fences against people who can spear you from 300 feet. You have an armored bunker right behind you idiots. You already have shelter and protection.

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Yeah, if this week's episode doesn't radically change for the better it will be my last one, there's just too much illogical silliness going on to stay engaged with it.
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I'm done, fellas.
I got 3/4 thru the 2nd episode and couldn't take it anymore.

You missed the only redeeming moment in this episode. The man in scary iron war mask sitting in a tree, watching the idiots below. And hopefully killing and eating them ASAP.

So much for your stupid fences, Teen Idiots.


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Yeah, if this week's episode doesn't radically change for the better it will be my last one, there's just too much illogical silliness going on to stay engaged with it.

 

With the show titled to be focused on the kids on the ground, and with me FF past most of the ground scenes, this Wednesday's episode may be my last, too.


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You missed the only redeeming moment in this episode. The man in scary iron war mask sitting in a tree, watching the idiots below. And hopefully killing and eating them ASAP.

So much for your stupid fences, Teen Idiots.
That was easily the best part of the episode and it lasted all of maybe 30 secs.
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That was easily the best part of the episode and it lasted all of maybe 30 secs.
An hour spent for 30 seconds of love?
Sorry, I just can't do that....

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You missed the only redeeming moment in this episode. The man in scary iron war mask sitting in a tree, watching the idiots below. And hopefully killing and eating them ASAP.

So much for your stupid fences, Teen Idiots.

You mean budget Predator? All we need is for Dolph Lundgren to show up as a tough guy named "Arnold Braunschweiger".
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An hour spent for 30 seconds of love?
Sorry, I just can't do that....
I've seen people who will watch some of the worst movies just to see a pretty woman partially naked for about 3 seconds...
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You mean budget Predator? All we need is for Dolph Lundgren to show up as a tough guy named "Arnold Braunschweiger".
I've seen people who will watch some of the worst movies just to see a pretty woman partially naked for about 3 seconds...
I know, and a lot of those guys seem to hang out at AVS too.rolleyes.gif
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I've seen people who will watch some of the worst movies just to see a pretty woman partially naked for about 3 seconds...

C'mon now. That's what the scan/FF buttons are for. wink.gif
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C'mon now. That's what the scan/FF buttons are for. wink.gif
Actually, the real answer would be that is what real women are for. The effect is in fully immersive 3D, too.

The problem is, this is the Audio Visual SCIENCE forum, where the females are a bit outnumbered (not that they don't exist here, it's just they tend to hide).

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I would believe if 1000 years had passed, but in 97 years the Earth's creatures evolved or de-evolved so much?

I bet that panther animal tastes like chicken because the teens were enjoying it so much..

At least they found some water, did I see some swimming? again, when did they learn to swim?

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At least they found some water, did I see some swimming? again, when did they learn to swim?

When they were ditching wilderness survival school and weapons handling? LOL


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I have to admit, I was getting ready to dump the show after I finished watching this last episode - then I got to the end. The last scene earned the show another week out of me...
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I have to admit, I was getting ready to dump the show after I finished watching this last episode - then I got to the end. The last scene earned the show another week out of me...

 

Yes, finally, moved on from teenage petting to something more interesting, or several, including:

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  • A deadly glowing cloud storm (what was that?),
  • what appeared to be a severe allergic reaction to something on the planet (I kept on thinking, give him massive Bennadryl doses!),
  • and who betrayed the girl's father.

 

 

Last week I kept the FF down to keep from being bored, but this week most of the FF was just for the commercials. So, for now, the show remains on my schedule.


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The ending was brutal and totally unexpected. It made jump right out of my seat. That's the way to end an episode.eek.gif
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The ending was brutal and totally unexpected. It made jump right out of my seat. That's the way to end an episode.eek.gif

Oh, and by the way, I think that particular plot point was done much better on this show than on

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Yes, finally, moved on from teenage petting to something more interesting, or several, including: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
  • A deadly glowing cloud storm (what was that?),
  • what appeared to be a severe allergic reaction to something on the planet (I kept on thinking, give him massive Bennadryl doses!),
  • and who betrayed the girl's father.

Last week I kept the FF down to keep from being bored, but this week most of the FF was just for the commercials. So, for now, the show remains on my schedule.
> It appeared to be a radioactive duststorm, at least that's what I assumed it was.
> Adam had the appearance of being exposed to heavy doses of radiation, no doubt from the duststorm that he couldn't find cover from. (no amount of Benadryl is going to fix that! biggrin.gif )

> Who betrayed Clarke's father? I thought it was implied that it was the mother, but Wells let her think it was him to save her from the anguish that it was her own mother.
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