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post #481 of 1851
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

So the Mom is alive and her children don't know that. In a flash back Mom blows the guy away when Dad could not. Apparently Mom and Dad parted ways? When Dad gets shot he tells his daughter to seek out the Uncle, not Mom. From next week's preview looks like the uncle is the rogue General who by sending out the militia got Dad killed. Did I miss anything?
I thought they said the mom died?
post #482 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I thought they said the mom died?

did you miss the last 2 to 5 minutes of the (second) episode????
post #483 of 1851
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

did you miss the last 2 to 5 minutes of the (second) episode????
No, I saw it, but the mom could still have shot the guy and have died sometime afterwards.
post #484 of 1851
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

No, I saw it, but the mom could still have shot the guy and have died sometime afterwards.

But "Gen." Munroe was clearly talking about "current" events with "Mom." I don't see any other way to "interpret" the scenes. ?? confused.gif ???? Unless you missed something ... wink.gif
post #485 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Berk32 View Post

But they better do better than the laws of physics were completely thrown out the window (at least the ones they felt were convenient for the story)

That is apparently what they are going to do. Even by the second episode it's been brought up that if people do know why the power turned off and if it was somehow a man-made problem, it's possible to fix it, because nobody from the in-show universe really believed that the laws of physics stopped working, which was the only explanation for the phenomenon happening naturally (i.e. it was impossible for it to happen, but it did anyway, thus stumping everyone).
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Originally Posted by DaveFi View Post

I thought they said the mom died?

They did. The father lied to Charlie, ostensibly to "protect" her. It's only strange and kind of lazy writing that the time span between when the lie occurred and when the (expected) "revelation" that the mother is really alive occurred was only one episode. My guess is that Monroe kidnapped her or otherwice coerced her into helping him (or doing whatever it is that she's doing there), rather than that she's devoted to his "government". She behaved like a prisoner, not an ally.
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

From next week's preview looks like the uncle is the rogue General who by sending out the militia got Dad killed. Did I miss anything?

I don't think that's what they were implying. He's the one who started the new "government" system, and at some point he decided it was a bad idea, but Monroe wouldn't let it go, because he wanted the power. As a result, Miles lost his place as supreme leader, and Monroe probably drove him into hiding, which is where he's been ever since, because he's not stupid and naive enough to try to take down Monroe's well-armed thugs to restore peace and harmony (which is Charlie's job).
post #486 of 1851
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

So the Mom is alive and her children don't know that. In a flash back Mom blows the guy away when Dad could not. Apparently Mom and Dad parted ways? When Dad gets shot he tells his daughter to seek out the Uncle, not Mom. From next week's preview looks like the uncle is the rogue General who by sending out the militia got Dad killed. Did I miss anything?
My thought was that flashback served to "man up" the daughter for taking that sniper rifle. It worked well for me and played up the adage of not messing with mama bear.
post #487 of 1851
I'm glad to see Monroe is David Lyons. I liked him a lot in The Cape.
post #488 of 1851
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

I'm glad to see Monroe is David Lyons. I liked him a lot in The Cape.

I liked the show about astronauts in the late 90's named The Cape smile.gif
post #489 of 1851
I watched my DVR'd (Dish 622) Revolution last night and the entire show (& commercials) was horribly pixelated - almost unwatchable. I also recorded at the same time - Castle from the OTA channel and this was fine.
So did anyone in the Bay Area (I am in the East Bay) have problems? I want to know if it was my DVR crapping out or was there something wrong with the Dish NBC ch11 broadcast?
post #490 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Plasmacat View Post

I watched my DVR'd (Dish 622) Revolution last night and the entire show (& commercials) was horribly pixelated - almost unwatchable. I also recorded at the same time - Castle from the OTA channel and this was fine.
So did anyone in the Bay Area (I am in the East Bay) have problems? I want to know if it was my DVR crapping out or was there something wrong with the Dish NBC ch11 broadcast?
Were you wearing your special pendant that makes the signal work? wink.gif


At any rate, I see the template for this show being:

- The group travels to find someone or something they need to succeed in their mission. Charlie is told to stay put, but ignores the order and proceeds to worry about every lost sould she encounters that they'll now have to rescue.
- Sword fight occurs.
- The militia does something bad to someone that lies to them about a box of graham crackers they possess.
- Mom attempts to undermine the Monroe mafia from within - she'll likely get caught, escape and finally meet up with Charlie in the scene in my above prediction.
- Someone uses their pendant to power something that could be done manually, like ironing clothes, making soup or opening a can of soup.
post #491 of 1851
I DVR'd it and there were some fast action scenes that were horribly pixelated. The scenes look ugly and gritty that way. We may be stuck with this dated technology for the next twenty years with broadcast networks. I'm so spoiled watching streaming where this almost never happens unless they've encoded a TV show given an MPEG-2 source.
post #492 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Plasmacat View Post

I watched my DVR'd (Dish 622) Revolution last night and the entire show (& commercials) was horribly pixelated - almost unwatchable. I also recorded at the same time - Castle from the OTA channel and this was fine.
So did anyone in the Bay Area (I am in the East Bay) have problems? I want to know if it was my DVR crapping out or was there something wrong with the Dish NBC ch11 broadcast?

I had the same thing with my Hopper on Revolution. All other recordings were fine. I think it's an anomaly for that one recording. Not to worry in the long run unless it keeps happening.....
post #493 of 1851
If you're talkinga about KNTV (which judging by your location, I assume you are), the station was having transmission troubles all evening. Every show had random pixelation artifacts. I noticed it around 7 and hoped they would have had it fixed by 10, but it didn't happen. It was definitely something broken on their end, because the audio was perfect, and poor signal strength causes the audio to drop out, too (and my TV's signal meter indicated 100% quality with 69% signal strength).
post #494 of 1851
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

My first thought was after watching was Terra Nova meets Falling Skies. eek.gif

This isn't gonna make it passed a season right... ?
post #495 of 1851
I really enjoyed the first episode. I'm not sure why, but I didn't like the second ep very much. Pretty much everything except swordfights was boring.

I'll give it one more shot. Otherwise, I'll come back when the electricity is turned on.
post #496 of 1851
It's too early to tell whether this show will get an extended first season or continue for a second. The ratings for the first two episodes were apparently strong by NBC's standards, but there's no guarantee they'll stay that way. The only test the show has passed thus far is not totally flopping right out of the gate.
post #497 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Vipfreak View Post

This isn't gonna make it passed a season right... ?

Don't know about that but after watching The Hunger Games the other nite, I'm thinking this is more like Falling Skies meets The Hunger Games. rolleyes.gif
post #498 of 1851
Thank you other Bay Area residents for the info that it was KNTV Ch11 that was having transmission troubles and not my DVR. What a relief!
post #499 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

It's only strange and kind of lazy writing that the time span between when the lie occurred and when the (expected) "revelation" that the mother is really alive occurred was only one episode.

I thought that was strange too. But then again, I'm very bad at predicting these things and I called it last week that mom was still alive. So if it was so obvious that I saw it, perhaps they saw no reason to draw it out.
post #500 of 1851
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Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post

As I also imagine that any of the satellites have dropped from the sky as well or ceased working,

Obviously you do not understand the dynamics of geosynchronous satellites.

Even if the "event" was able to reach the geo satellites, they would not fall from the sky. Their location would prevent that from happening. Without ground control to keep them in their orbital slot (even if they still had power), they would drift to one of two gravity wells. They would also go into an inclined orbit, i.e., drifting north and south of the orbital slot in a figure 8 pattern.

Low earth satellites, like the Hubble Telescope and the GPS birds, as well as the ISS, would eventually deorbit. Would they do so within the 15 year timeframe? I do not know.

As a side story, it wasn't that long ago that ground control lost communication with (I believe) G15. It started drifting to one of the gravity wells, causing some interference issues (not as bad as expected though) because it was still a hot bird that was able to maintain the earth pointing orientation. As it passed behind carious birds it would pick up the signals intended for the bird it was passing by. I think they finally reestablished communication with the bird, but it had drifted a long way. Looking at the bird list, I see that G15 is back where it belongs, it isn't a replacement as it would be named G15R.
post #501 of 1851
This episode was bad, one more chance next week but, I have a feeling this will get deleted from my DVR.

This is bugging the crap out of me... Why did they have to make this homemade gun with one shot when the girl has been walking around the woods with a crossbow? They could have taken the rifle dude out from 100 yards away but no, we needed some stupid canned drama. Lazy writing like this really makes me mad, I've completely lost faith in network TV to ever produce a smart TV show again. That British chick better not be able to turn that iPhone on again at some point, no way the battery would still be good after 15 years, even if it hasn't been used. Batteries don't last forever, even unsed ones; it wouldn't have a charge after 15 years and I doubt it would even be able to hold much of a charge. I'm sure she'll turn it on at some point though and watch all her old videos of her kids, while crying; why not, the writers have shown little interest in getting the physics right so far.

Who would have ever thought that a show about people traveling back in time and running around with dinosaurs would be more believable then a show about the lights going out.
post #502 of 1851
I'm with you on the crossbow, that would have been the much smarter plan. Shoot the main guy from a distance, take out the rest with the swords. Easy-peasy.

Another plothole I noticed was when Charlie handcuffed Fake-Nate. He dropped his arrows, and presumably his longbow as well. Charlie walks right past his arrows. If weapons are at a premium, she surely should have taken his bow, or at least at a minimum put his arrows in her quill.
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Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

That British chick better not be able to turn that iPhone on again at some point, no way the battery would still be good after 15 years, even if it hasn't been used. Batteries don't last forever, even unsed ones; it wouldn't have a charge after 15 years and I doubt it would even be able to hold much of a charge.
This wouldn't bother me that much, considering we don't know what the properties of these mysterious amulets are. It's entirely possible that they radiate energy somehow, which would re-charge the batteries. As long as its not explained as magic, I'd be willing to buy that.
post #503 of 1851
It's ok. I do agree episode 1 was better. And the mom reveal was fairly quick. Most shows would've held out on that for a while.
post #504 of 1851
Then they wouldn't be able to use Mom in the storyline that they've pre-planned.
post #505 of 1851
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Then they wouldn't be able to use Mom in the storyline that they've pre-planned.

I assume this was meant as some kind of criticism, but the writers of any show ought to have some idea of where they want things to go over the course of one or more seasons.
post #506 of 1851
No criticism at all. Just stating that t actually expect a show of this type to have a "bible" and the season planned out. There is obviously a need for the mother to be in the series this soon, during the present day, not just for flashbacks.

We'll certainly find out what that storyline is.
post #507 of 1851
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Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

This episode was bad, one more chance next week but, I have a feeling this will get deleted from my DVR.
This is bugging the crap out of me... Why did they have to make this homemade gun with one shot when the girl has been walking around the woods with a crossbow? They could have taken the rifle dude out from 100 yards away but no, we needed some stupid canned drama. Lazy writing like this really makes me mad, I've completely lost faith in network TV to ever produce a smart TV show again. That British chick better not be able to turn that iPhone on again at some point, no way the battery would still be good after 15 years, even if it hasn't been used. Batteries don't last forever, even unsed ones; it wouldn't have a charge after 15 years and I doubt it would even be able to hold much of a charge. I'm sure she'll turn it on at some point though and watch all her old videos of her kids, while crying; why not, the writers have shown little interest in getting the physics right so far.
Who would have ever thought that a show about people traveling back in time and running around with dinosaurs would be more believable then a show about the lights going out.
Let that be a lesson to all you children of the digital age: back up your data onto non-volatile storage.

...and while you're at it, put together a friggin' photo album - or maybe print some of the photos out and hang them on your wall or something.

While I'm sure people like her exist, I just can't understand not having physical photos of your kids somewhere. What else do parents put on their walls if not family photos? Doesn't anyone take their kids to a photographer to be professionally photographed? My father took tons of pictures of us kids, but we also had school pictures and professional portraits taken each year.

I guarantee, even in a fire, many of those pictures would be grabbed by my parents on the way out.

It just feels like plenty of people now days take pictures not because they want the memories, but because they happen to have a camera with them.

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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

Then they wouldn't be able to use Mom in the storyline that they've pre-planned.

I have no doubt they've planned something. Whether it makes any sense remains to be seen.
Edited by NetworkTV - 9/27/12 at 10:53am
post #508 of 1851
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Let that be a lesson to all you children of the digital age: back up your data onto non-volatile storage.
...and while you're at it, put together a friggin' photo album - or maybe print some of the photos out and hang them on your wall or something.
While I'm sure people like herist, I just can't understand not having physical photos of your kids somewhere. What else do parents put on their walls if not family photos? Doesn't anyone take their kids to a photographer to be professionally photographed? My father took tons of pictures of us kids, but we also had school pictures and professional portraits taken each year.
I guarantee, even in a fire, many of those pictures would be grabbed by my parents on the way out.
It just feels like plenty of people now days take pictures not because they want the memories, but because they happen to have a camera with them.

Post Reported. Common Sense Detected. smile.gif
post #509 of 1851
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Originally Posted by darthrsg View Post

Post Reported. Common Sense Detected. smile.gif
LOL...

I just think that with all the stories you hear about people dropping their phones in the toilet, you'd think people would make sure they had another way to view stuff. With some of these phones that have non-removable batteries and storage, if the phone ends up submerged in the porcelin throne, you reall are s**t out of luck.

Heck, with those Iphones, anyone who hacks your account can wipe your entire life out of the thing if you don't have that function turned off.
post #510 of 1851
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Originally Posted by rolltide1017 View Post

This episode was bad, one more chance next week but, I have a feeling this will get deleted from my DVR.
This is bugging the crap out of me... Why did they have to make this homemade gun with one shot when the girl has been walking around the woods with a crossbow? They could have taken the rifle dude out from 100 yards away but no, we needed some stupid canned drama. Lazy writing like this really makes me mad, I've completely lost faith in network TV to ever produce a smart TV show again. That British chick better not be able to turn that iPhone on again at some point, no way the battery would still be good after 15 years, even if it hasn't been used. Batteries don't last forever, even unsed ones; it wouldn't have a charge after 15 years and I doubt it would even be able to hold much of a charge. I'm sure she'll turn it on at some point though and watch all her old videos of her kids, while crying; why not, the writers have shown little interest in getting the physics right so far.
Who would have ever thought that a show about people traveling back in time and running around with dinosaurs would be more believable then a show about the lights going out.

Thought the show was as crazy as it gets. But it's no crazier than the comment about killing someone at 100 yards with a crossbow. Good luck!
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