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post #781 of 1851
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Originally Posted by CPanther95 View Post

When will Networks learn that a hiatus is a serial killer.

Why are they doing this??? Every time it happens they end up cancelling the show. The audience goes away and doesn't return because they get otherwise engaged in other shows! Why don't they get that???mad.gif
post #782 of 1851
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Originally Posted by ltownsend View Post

Why are they doing this??? Every time it happens they end up cancelling the show. The audience goes away and doesn't return because they get otherwise engaged in other shows! Why don't they get that???mad.gif

& I thought that with Revolution getting high ratings this year...it will be different.
post #783 of 1851
It just goes to show that the people running NBC are as inept at handling successful shows as they are at handling unsuccessful ones. No matter what happens, they don't know what to do.
post #784 of 1851
Well cable networks do this..ala run 12 episode seasons sometimes or most of the time waiting a full year for the next 12.

NBC has three options all that would cause bitching by some segments


1. play all 22 over a 35 week season with reruns spaced in between. Not good for a serial storyline.

2. wait untli mid season and play 22 in a row

3. Play 10-12 in the fall and come back in the spring with the last 10-12
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
From what I have read (and not sure if this is true) the "danny" storyline will end at the mid season break. If they do this and then have a cliffhanger hinting at the next storyline for the back 10-12 that come in the spring might work. Plus when it does come back it will once again follow the new season of The Voice which I am sure is helping it with the ratings.
post #785 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

Well cable networks do this..ala run 12 episode seasons sometimes or most of the time waiting a full year for the next 12.
NBC has three options all that would cause bitching by some segments
1. play all 22 over a 35 week season with reruns spaced in between. Not good for a serial storyline.
2. wait untli mid season and play 22 in a row
3. Play 10-12 in the fall and come back in the spring with the last 10-12 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
From what I have read (and not sure if this is true) the "danny" storyline will end at the mid season break. If they do this and then have a cliffhanger hinting at the next storyline for the back 10-12 that come in the spring might work. Plus when it does come back it will once again follow the new season of The Voice which I am sure is helping it with the ratings.

Option #1 is the worst.
Option #2 is better.

Option #4 - 35 episodes over a 35 week season would be the best. wink.gif
post #786 of 1851
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Originally Posted by drummerguy View Post

I might as well stop watching now. I watched Flash Forward, then it went on a long hiatus like this, and when it came back, I discovered I didn't miss it and never tuned back in.
I did that as well with Flash Forward, and was rewarded when it was cancelled. I also did it with Fringe, but from what I've heard it got better after it came back. Last episode I saw was the first one with Leonard Nimoy.
post #787 of 1851
I thought the article posted awhile back that paralleled the Star Wars storyline and Revolution was interesting, but a little off. And then Drexel's first line when Miles and crew appear at his gate is something to the effect of "You've got a lot of nerve showing your face around here!", I thought is this the Lando character? Sort of, but not really. Then a shot of Charley tearing up the post cards in the Return of the Jedi lunchbox. This is a weird show. I would probably skip it, but I watch it time shifted on Wednesdays when there isn't much I like on at 10 pm.
post #788 of 1851
If it's going off the air that long, I'm probably done with it. Like I said a few posts back, I tend to watch is as much for the comedy aspect. I will have completely lost my interest once March rolls around. Bad move for networks to do this.
post #789 of 1851
'Revolution' showrunner teases blackout mystery solution
By James Hibberd, EW.com's 'Inside TV' Blog - Nov. 1, 2012

Revolution showrunner Eric Kripke doesn’t want to hold onto the NBC drama’s central mystery — What caused the blackout? — too much longer. And he’s giving some hints about what the answer might entail.

“We’re talking very seriously about revealing [what caused the blackout] before end of this season,” Kripke tells EW. The answer is something that’s passed muster from a physicist consulted by the producers. So expect what caused the blackout to be at least somewhat scientifically plausible.

“The sweet spot is to find an answer that’s actually scarier than what you were thinking,” Kripke says. “Like, ‘Oh wait, this is not even just about electricity.’ And that’s what we’re designing. I don’t see any reason to withhold it much longer.”

Billy Burke, who plays Miles on the breakout drama, says Kripke’s blackout answer has managed to assure the actors, who have had many of the same questions about why certain technologies no longer function as fans. “We’re asking those questions on a daily basis,” Burke says. “We have conversations on set all the time — ‘What about this? What about that? Wouldn’t that work?’ There always seem to be a technologically sound answer for the questions.”

One fan question about the epic power loss that’s been asked since the pilot — Wouldn’t steam engines work? — was answered in a recent episode that showed a steam train. Another recent episode featuring a thunderstorm resulted in a debate in the writers room over whether lightning would still work (it does).

A giant Revolution revelation makes creative sense. Fans of the show don’t tune in each week for nuggets about the blackout mystery, so it’s really unlikely answering that question will result in a ratings drain. Whereas holding onto mysteries too long sometimes annoys viewers. The show’s characters, frankly, have bigger things to worry about. Noting that the blackout occurred 15 years before the show’s main storyline, Kripke asks, “How much are you sweating what happened in 1997?”

For more scoop on Revolution, check out this week’s issue of EntertainmentWeekly for a feature story on the show.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/11/01/revolution-blackout-answer/
post #790 of 1851
That story makes sense given the previews we saw last week. Looks like NBC is going to "give it up" as the Big Carrot that hopefully will bring 'em back in the spring. But they can't give it all up. They're going to have to withold something big as well, or set up some kind of imminent-peril cliffhanger. That's a long hiatus and the attention spans of the American televiewer are growing ever shorter. They're going to have to try to make an event out of the re-launch at least as big as the initial premiere and they won't have Sunday Night Football to help.
post #791 of 1851
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

That story makes sense given the previews we saw last week. Looks like NBC is going to "give it up" as the Big Carrot that hopefully will bring 'em back in the spring. But they can't give it all up. They're going to have to withold something big as well, or set up some kind of imminent-peril cliffhanger. That's a long hiatus and the attention spans of the American televiewer are growing ever shorter. They're going to have to try to make an event out of the re-launch at least as big as the initial premiere and they won't have Sunday Night Football to help.
Even if they give it up, it will set up other obvious plot lines like the battle to consolidate the pendants. We know Monroe wants them, as does the dude with the spark stick.
post #792 of 1851
They'd better give everything away now, seeing as Revolution is just going to get cancelled after its ridiculously long hiatus. If we don't find out soon, we never will.
post #793 of 1851
The cause could very well be a solar storm and emission which hits the earth. Such an emission would wipe out electronic devices as one did in the mid-1800s but back then it only effected telegraph communication. These days you would get a scenario like you saw in the opening. And government would be well aware it was coming but the public might not get much advanced notice. There are "preppers" who have Faraday cages with electronics and solar chargers ready for such an event.
post #794 of 1851
Shows are off that long over the summer. Cable shows do 12 and are gone for 40 weeks.
post #795 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

Shows are off that long over the summer. Cable shows do 12 and are gone for 40 weeks.

Cable shows can afford to stay on the air when they only can carry 2 million viewers over that hump. Plus, most have gone to two small seasons a year.

Revolution is going off for so long that the episodes will extend well beyond May sweeps unless they burn 2 at a time. It's either that, or it's going to be a very short return with fewer than expected episodes.
post #796 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Brian Conrad View Post

The cause could very well be a solar storm and emission which hits the earth. Such an emission would wipe out electronic devices as one did in the mid-1800s but back then it only effected telegraph communication. These days you would get a scenario like you saw in the opening. And government would be well aware it was coming but the public might not get much advanced notice. There are "preppers" who have Faraday cages with electronics and solar chargers ready for such an event.

I doubt that is where they are going.The devices seem to cancel out the "effect". A storm, and we would of recovered by now, it STILL doesn't work after all this time.
post #797 of 1851
I wonder if instead of a Google guy they had an Apple guy would he know Kung-Fu? If he did that'd be a tell on NBC bias.
post #798 of 1851

I let a lot go on this show as I do enjoy it.  But the Google guy really shouldn't have survived all this time.  Or if he did her certainly shouldn't be fat anymore.  :)

 

And I was just talking with my wife that the perfect hair and clothes is a bit much.  Most of these characters should look like the guys in The Walking Dead, dirty as heck.  In the cities being clean is fine, but when they are on the road for weeks at a time, they outta be dirty.

post #799 of 1851
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I doubt that is where they are going.The devices seem to cancel out the "effect". A storm, and we would of recovered by now, it STILL doesn't work after all this time.
That's not what the experts say about a big solar storm. It would fry a lot of electronics and we would be set back years if not decades. It would be the same effect as you see in the show. And that is the problem with the show as people would have gear (and even vehicles) stored in Faraday cages that would still work. And within a year near generating systems would be up even if meager. It's like whatever is causing the outage has continued long after the event which neither a solar flare would do nor an EMF attack. And we do have the episodes where some gear was still working (apparently stored in a Faraday cage). But this is Hollywood and writing not known for its intelligence (or research due to tight production schedules).
post #800 of 1851
but even that basic gas powered small engines should work.
post #801 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Joe The Dragon View Post

but even that basic gas powered small engines should work.

Not if all electron flow has been inhibited. Magnetos wouldn't work. frown.gif
post #802 of 1851
then how does lighting work if there are no electron flow
post #803 of 1851
Just like our bodies wouldn't work if ALL electron flow was stopped.

As far as we know, electronic devices were not fried. Batteries would not be disabled by an EMF or Solar condition..

We'll have to wait until we are told as to what caused this event.
post #804 of 1851
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

As far as we know, electronic devices were not fried. Batteries would not be disabled by an EMF or Solar condition..
Clearly, electronic devices weren't fried. Otherwise, the iPhone wouldn't have turned on, or the CD player wouldn't have worked. At least with the iPhone, we can be pretty sure that it wasn't in a Faraday cage prior to the blackout, because she was on the phone with it at the hotel.
post #805 of 1851

According to a couple interviews I've read it looks like they are going to reveal at least some of the "why" and "what" of the blackout before the long break.  So we should find out some stuff in the next couple weeks.

post #806 of 1851
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Originally Posted by Joe The Dragon View Post

then how does lighting work if there are no electron flow

What lighting?
post #807 of 1851
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Originally Posted by 73shark View Post

What lighting?
Perhaps the lightning during the big storm where the stupid kid had time to escape and didn't?
post #808 of 1851
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Originally Posted by NetworkTV View Post

Perhaps the lightning during the big storm where the stupid kid had time to escape and didn't?

Yeah but he said lighting, not lightning. wink.gif
post #809 of 1851
Hairless Ewok. Now that's getting pretty obvious. rolleyes.gif
post #810 of 1851
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Originally Posted by lokilarry View Post

It has to be some sort of dampening field that can be negated by the amulets. Judging by the electrical storm, the field has some amplifying effects on lightning. Apparently the field has to extend fairly high in the atmosphere for planes to be knocked out of the sky. Maybe a series of satellites in orbit creating the field.


satlelites need ground control to stay in orbit and even then they only have so much fuel
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