Originally Posted by WilliamR
Surprised everyone is complaining about the lighs going out in sequence and the plans. Don't the complainers realize that this was not an event that the power just turned off, something else was happening. I think they made it really clear by showing you the electronics acting up, static, going all "wonky" THEN turning off.
God or a massive solar flare
...no other explanation is logical.
They even made a point to through the line in that physics went all crazy.
What do the complainers think, they ignoring these parts? The impact was probably cascaded across the globe, not a flick the switch kind of thing. As it spread out, things went crazy and then went out. They made a point to show us things blinking in and out, phones going crazy, etc. If you look at some of the planes coming down, the lights are acting weird, like they were impacted too. They are plummeting from a combination of the planes becoming a floating rock and not made for gliding and the fact that physics went all crazy, causing the planes to start a tail spin. They threw that line in there to help explain things, but everyone seems to want to gloss over this and continue to think it was a light switch turn off kind of thing.
go all "crazy" (unless there is a supernatural
It's a B.S. explanation by the showrunners who believe the audience is ignorant of what physics is about.
Originally Posted by Phase700B
So, while the voice over during the "15 Years Later" says "What the hell happened?"
15 years later and no one has a clue?
The first thing humans would have done, after finding food and shelter, would have been to find the cause....it would be Job One.
Once the cause is determined, the electrical grid would have been re-built (with safegards to prevent future occurrences) at a speed never seen before in human history.
There are millions of engineers around the world who would know exactly how.Other problems
15 years later and people are hunting animals?
Humans, faced with starvation, would have killed all large living things on the planet within a few years.
Firearms and/or ammunition will be scarce?
Making firearms and ammunition pre-dates the use of electricity by centuries.
I could go on....Edited by oink - 9/19/12 at 11:20am