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post #1471 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Arative View Post

I was annoyed by the power just turning back on but then someone on another forum said that the nanites were originally going to be used as a way to distribute free electricity all over the place. Is that what they were originally designed for? If so, that might make sense of why all the power came back on, without having the power plants actually generating it.

We have nanite machines now that can gather power but they have to be manufactured (no self replication) and they can NOT be reprogrammed.

So sure they could have nanites that gathered power and then give back the energy from their batteries but their batteries would be incredibly small and it would take trillions upon trillions, maybe quadrillions or quintillions of nanites all that had to be manufactured by factories or other nanites dedicated to building the power sapping nanites.

Nanites that heal bones and flesh would be another specific two task specific machines. It is not believable that 2013 science has multifunction, reprogrammable and replicating nanites developed.
post #1472 of 1851
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I'll be right there with you .. something is better than nothing and it could be worse ..

I think what I've read of the plots and the opinions here and my backlog of unwatched shows; I've decided to not even marathon this and forget about it.

Maybe I'll change my mind in a year if I ever catch up and something better doesn't bump it...
Edited by Manny Smith - 6/7/13 at 5:17pm
post #1473 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

And who's this mystery "President" that sat on his butt these 15 years..

I laughed when the guy said to the "President" that it was time to go home. I'm assuming he means just back to the US, because you wouldn't want to be anywhere near DC if that nuke hits Philly.
post #1474 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Arative View Post

I was annoyed by the power just turning back on but then someone on another forum said that the nanites were originally going to be used as a way to distribute free electricity all over the place. Is that what they were originally designed for? If so, that might make sense of why all the power came back on, without having the power plants actually generating it.

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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

He is the fictional president who was in office when the blackout happened 15 years ago. He's been hiding ever since, waiting for his minions to restore the power, apparently.
No. From what we've seen in the flashbacks, they were designed to locally incapacitate enemies' electronics to make conquering them easier, IIRC.

Actually, IIRC, they were originally being designed to make power and be an energy source, but the project went wrong and they absorbed power instead, so the DOD had them develop it as a weapon.
post #1475 of 1851
NBC's 'Revolution' moves to Texas amid drama flight
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Producers are under pressure this year to restore some of the show's initial luster and promise, while at the same time controlling costs to sustain the production.

Sounds like a recipe for an even worse show.
post #1476 of 1851
I don't think it matters where they shoot it. The writing staff is the problem, not the scenery.
post #1477 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

I don't think it matters where they shoot it. The writing staff is the problem, not the scenery.
Yes, and it will get worse the more they tighten the purse strings.
post #1478 of 1851
I did a marathon viewers of the 2nd half last week. A couple of comments:

1) Who says that the ICBMs have to be carrying nukes? All you need to do is wipe out the controlling infrastructure. No need for mass destruction.

2) I'm surprised that no one noticed that the key cards were smart cards and are therefore not swiped in order to be read. They are placed into a slot so that the contacts can be connected.
post #1479 of 1851
EW has an article (really short) on the new season of Revolution, holy buckets. MASSIVE spoiler so won't post it hear, go look it up if you want to. It is in the article on all the 100+ returning shows. I can't believe they are going to do that, should be interesting.
post #1480 of 1851
I'm actually almost looking forward to season 2 now, even though I find it hard to believe that it's already time to start bashing this show again.
post #1481 of 1851
The newest TV Guide (newsstands on Thu) also has a short article on the upcoming season.
post #1482 of 1851
I've seen the promos on SNF, they don't give up much, except that it seems the lights are out again, except that Aaron is playing with some kind of fireflies LOL
post #1483 of 1851
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

EW has an article (really short) on the new season of Revolution, holy buckets. MASSIVE spoiler so won't post it hear, go look it up if you want to. It is in the article on all the 100+ returning shows. I can't believe they are going to do that, should be interesting.

I read it. It doesn't surprise me. This show is all about jumping the shark so that's pretty much all they do. It's all pretty silly.
post #1484 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I read it. It doesn't surprise me. This show is all about jumping the shark so that's pretty much all they do. It's all pretty silly.

Disagree that is a bold move to take on any show and completely changes the landscape of the country not to mention the other impact it will have.
post #1485 of 1851
So, based on those "massive spoilers"....
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
'Revolution' = 'Jericho'? That's not so bad - I loved 'Jericho'! smile.gif
post #1486 of 1851
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

So, based on those "massive spoilers"....
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
'Revolution' = 'Jericho'? That's not so bad - I loved 'Jericho'! smile.gif

Sooo agree with that statement!
post #1487 of 1851
Didn't even realize the season premiere was tonight until I checked my DVR list.
post #1488 of 1851
I thought it was a good premiere, interesting twists. I am OK with the jump forward but they jumped back and forth a little to much. I am liking the new mysteries and what is going on. Aaron's comment about all the weird stuff that is going on is intriguing.

Loved the old school war boat coming into port, looked cool.

Can't believe they let the nukes drop, I was sure they were going to have them turn the power off, causing the nukes to drop or something, but looks like part of the country is a nuclear waste land now.

From the various screen shots, looks like 4 missiles went to each city (they showed 8 distinct missile trajectories).
post #1489 of 1851
I found the whole thing to be goofy. For starters, they do all that work to turn the power back on and then turn it off 4 seconds later because some nukes were launched. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point in turning the power back off.

I'll admit the last couple of episodes at the end of last season were pretty interesting. I wanted to check out the season permier to see where they'd go with the power back on. Surprise! It's not back on. Looks like more of the same from last season. I'm finished with it.
post #1490 of 1851
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I found the whole thing to be goofy. For starters, they do all that work to turn the power back on and then turn it off 4 seconds later because some nukes were launched. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point in turning the power back off.
I'm guessing they were trying to de-power the nuke's guidance and detonation system? But they were too late.

What I don't get is... after the unsuccessful nuke disarm- why didn't they turn the power back on again and keep it on? Obviously they didn't 'set the atmosphere on fire' as one of the people in the tower had suggested turning the power might have done. So why not turn it on and keep it on?
post #1491 of 1851
Good call Rob, why not turn the power back on??? The newly thinner Beard said they can't turn the power back on. HMMM. The missiles didn't automatically launch, someone had to do it. BTW, he sure was able to program the missiles pretty quickly and then launch them as a "Patriot".. Pretty jumpy episode...
post #1492 of 1851
So why is only Aaron the one to be brought to life? if they somehow changed the behavior of the nanites, they are everywhere so whoever dies should be revived, right? or is Aaaron the "chosen one" somehow?
post #1493 of 1851
Enjoyed this first episode. It's becoming sort of like The Postman with the rival gangs...I also LOVED the Crazy Train and cover!
Edited by Rutgerskid - 9/26/13 at 9:35am
post #1494 of 1851
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Originally Posted by MRM4 View Post

I found the whole thing to be goofy. For starters, they do all that work to turn the power back on and then turn it off 4 seconds later because some nukes were launched. Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see the point in turning the power back off.I'll admit the last couple of episodes at the end of last season were pretty interesting. I wanted to check out the season permier to see where they'd go with the power back on. Surprise! It's not back on. Looks like more of the same from last season. I'm finished with it.

Agree. If simply turning off power would stop missiles, they wouldn't need self destruct systems on them. If anything, they should have kept the power on and triggered that. Once the chemical reaction of a burning rocket engine starts, I don't think simply turning off power can stop it (other than maybe removing the ability to control trajectory).

Looks like they're going to just continue he same stupid stuff, except there does not seem to be any goal like turning on the power. The fate of the planet hinges on whatever mood these three or four people happen to be in at any given time.

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post #1495 of 1851
While we will continue to watch for now, we were all very disappointed to find that the power is still off. The comment above that there now seems to be no clear goal leaves me with no clear desire to watch the show. I am not giving up yet; so hopefully they can pull it together and give the characters some purpose beyond desperation.
post #1496 of 1851
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Originally Posted by leebo View Post

The fate of the planet hinges on whatever mood these three or four people happen to be in at any given time.
LOL rolleyes.gif
post #1497 of 1851
I'll give them one more show and see if there is any major story arc this season that interests me enough to keep watching. The Season 2 premiere was a mess.
post #1498 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

is Aaron the "chosen one" somehow?

Aaron is the Monarch. Oops, wrong thread.biggrin.gif
post #1499 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

is Aaron the "chosen one" somehow?

Aaron is the Monarch. Oops, wrong thread.biggrin.gif



LOLOLOL ....wink.gif
post #1500 of 1851
See David Schwimmer, the last remaining Friend, only in New Vegas.biggrin.gif
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