Originally Posted by jandron
My 'educated' guess (as the father of a TV writer) is that you won't see many of these kinds of details addressed because for the writers the premise is just that, a premise; a set up for a character-driven adventure story. They won't get bogged down in technical ramifications because that won't be important to them. These are not engineers coming up with these scenarios, they are liberal arts majors.
Originally Posted by lonwolf615
Exactly, and very well stated. Some just refuse to get it though, and keep trying to change the show into something its not. All I'm interested in is good storytelling and characters I can care what happens to. The pilot didn't fully succeed at that but came close enough that I'll give it a few more chances.
The problem is, the characters kind of suck.
They aren't well written, they do silly things and even the action was kind of lame.
The fact is, they could just simply blow off the tech aspect at the 15 years later mark and not bother with the stuff implied in the last scene if they really wanted to focus on the "human drama". Instead, we have yet another attempt at drama that gets overshadowed by an overreaching premise.
My take on this concept though is that we have tons of "human dramas" out there that don't have a scifi base to them (and having a world without electricity except when you have a mysterious little device that can make it come back is a scifi premise). Why does this one have to be yet another? At least they opted out of having a little kid to muck up the works like the did with Terra Nova. The rest of the characters, though, seem to be taken out of the same handbook for apocalyptic family dramas. They even seem to have a protective fence around their community that people can get into and out of with little trouble.
Even if that's how it's going to be, it would be nice to see them "coping with the loss of technology" by attempting to rebuild what they had before through alternate means. It's a natural human tendancy to want to make life easier for ourselves and we come up with devices to do that for us. Instead, we seem to have a group of people that opted to never progress beyond medieval times.Edited by NetworkTV - 9/20/12 at 9:54am