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post #151 of 1342
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I didn't notice if there was a water tower in town (like most typical small towns), if so they have plenty of water, and it seems many cows were spared so there's food (IDK abou the vegans though)

Vegans should be the first eaten so there's more food for the cows.
post #152 of 1342
I haven't even watched the episode yet and I'm hankering for a steak.
post #153 of 1342
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Originally Posted by BoilerJim View Post

Otto, I thought it was pretty good. As for the bedroom scene it was past 10:00, and I've seen much more graphic content on network TV. Remember the early days of NYPD Blue?

Yeah, I need to go back and watch it all the way thru. NYPD Blue? Wow. I haven't thought of that in a very long time.
post #154 of 1342
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

So the Dome isn't that invisible it could be seen from the wide shot at the end, I guess they can smoke it to reveal it, or dust just settles in making it more visible.

It appears to be like a couple if inches tick only and "force field" like the fantastic 4 invisible girl type.

Maybe I'm a sucker for redheads but I love the reporter girl

Big Jim is Hank without the badge and poor "Frank" from Lost, he lost his heart..
I'm a sucker for Rachelle Lefevre which is the kiss of death in itself. She was a blonde doctor in two of my favorite short-lived series, "A Gifted Man" and "Off the Map."
post #155 of 1342
good numbers for the ratings.. Same as Nik Wallenda crossing the Grand Canyon.. 13 mil..smile.gif

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/dome-premiere-draws-13-14-million-viewers-article-1.1382126
post #156 of 1342
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I'm a sucker for Rachelle Lefevre which is the kiss of death in itself. She was a blonde doctor in two of my favorite short-lived series, "A Gifted Man" and "Off the Map."

Yeah, I too liked Lefevre as the redheaded reporter girl. I also liked Dean Norris as the town boss and Jeff Fahey as the soon to be gone from the scene sheriff. Other than that, I thought the rest of the performances in Under the Dome ranged from mediocre to awful. Nevertheless, the pilot episode moved quickly and as I liked King's novel of the same name I will stick around for a while.
post #157 of 1342

My take is it had a few good creepy moments however the rest played out as one would expect. Hopefully, the characters will add some depth to increase the investment factor.

post #158 of 1342
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

One of those girls, think it was the GF of the pyscho kid, is a dead ringer for Juno Temple, I had to look it up to be sure it wasn't her.

That's Britt Robertson, one of the CW girls. She's been on "The Secret Circle" and "Life Unexpected".
post #159 of 1342
I thought the pilot was a bit melodramatic, and it's easy to see this show getting repetitive quickly. I haven't even read the book, and I don't see how they can drag this on for more than a season, so I guess I'll stick around just to see if and how they pull it off.
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

The boys seem to be on the right track, they are searching for the source, clever guys, while the rest of the town is still in shock

...except getting too close to the truth makes you have a seizure and blather on about falling stars... wink.gif
post #160 of 1342
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Originally Posted by DrLar View Post

I didn't notice if there was a water tower in town (like most typical small towns), if so they have plenty of water,
I don't know about most towns, but the water tanks that service my community hold about a 2 day supply, tops. That's why I keep 30 gallons of water in my garage. Because when an earthquake breaks the pipes from the pumps that feed those tanks, things are going to get dry around here pretty quickly.
post #161 of 1342
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Originally Posted by keenan View Post

One of those girls, think it was the GF of the pyscho kid, is a dead ringer for Juno Temple, I had to look it up to be sure it wasn't her.

That's Britt Robertson, one of the CW girls. She's been on "The Secret Circle" and "Life Unexpected".

Yeah it was bugging where I had seen her before so I had to look her up to remember her in Life.

Quickly moving pilot with some nice details on the bifurcations. I particularly liked the dusting of earth around the dome base when the characters were walking through the trees. I can see this becoming very soapy very quickly if they are not careful and if this goes to a second season it might fall into the same trap as The Killing.
post #162 of 1342
So what is all that propane for?
post #163 of 1342
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

I don't know about most towns, but the water tanks that service my community hold about a 2 day supply, tops. That's why I keep 30 gallons of water in my garage. Because when an earthquake breaks the pipes from the pumps that feed those tanks, things are going to get dry around here pretty quickly.

Dear NSA, the other day while reading internet....
post #164 of 1342
It would be cool for the series to focus on the younger boys. Some of the most magic stuff I've seen or read from King revolved around a group of kids. As for the series getting stale I hope one day the TV guys understand it would be ok to tell a story in just two seasons or even one. There's plenty of material out there that would make good TV for 8 - 12 episodes.
post #165 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

I bailed right after the cow was cut in half. The cow-cut was razor thin and surgical but the building to the right looked like there was a 4' gap between the two pieces. The waitress/"boyfriend" scene was a bit bold for network though. Maybe I should go back and give the entire premiere a look-see before passing judgement wink.gif

You are completely misunderstanding what happened/what was shown. We don't know how much of the cow was destroyed. The middle of the cow could of lost inches as the wall came down, a whole section could be missing, what you are seeing is what is left of it on one side of the wall and the other half on our side, heck 6 inches could be gone from the cow. Then for the house, the wall coming down didn't do precision laser slicing, it slammed down through wood, drywall, etc. As the wood was smashed, it would of splintered, other pieces snapping off, etc. the damage would of been much wider due to things breaking, snapping, falling apart, collapsing, etc.
post #166 of 1342
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

You are completely misunderstanding what happened/what was shown. We don't know how much of the cow was destroyed. The middle of the cow could of lost inches as the wall came down, a whole section could be missing, what you are seeing is what is left of it on one side of the wall and the other half on our side, heck 6 inches could be gone from the cow. Then for the house, the wall coming down didn't do precision laser slicing, it slammed down through wood, drywall, etc. As the wood was smashed, it would of splintered, other pieces snapping off, etc. the damage would of been much wider due to things breaking, snapping, falling apart, collapsing, etc.
We don't know how thick the barrier is. When it came down (also an assumption, as it could have risen from the ground or just sprang into existence too), the leading edge could have been of molecular thickness, and the barrier itself might be a millimeter. But, we don't know these things. It didn't look that thick though. So we might as well consider it made of transparent unobtainium with artificially strengthened interatomic bonds... I'd look for the power source in the center of the enclosed area, not around the edge.
post #167 of 1342
Stay with me guys, what if the dome is a sphere and the plans for the device to generate it were fed into group of kid's dreams by aliens?
post #168 of 1342
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

You are completely misunderstanding what happened/what was shown. We don't know how much of the cow was destroyed. The middle of the cow could of lost inches as the wall came down, a whole section could be missing, what you are seeing is what is left of it on one side of the wall and the other half on our side, heck 6 inches could be gone from the cow. Then for the house, the wall coming down didn't do precision laser slicing, it slammed down through wood, drywall, etc. As the wood was smashed, it would of splintered, other pieces snapping off, etc. the damage would of been much wider due to things breaking, snapping, falling apart, collapsing, etc.

You could be right. Too critical too early. I need to give this a complete look.
post #169 of 1342
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Originally Posted by zarg7883 View Post

We don't know how thick the barrier is. When it came down (also an assumption, as it could have risen from the ground or just sprang into existence too), the leading edge could have been of molecular thickness, and the barrier itself might be a millimeter. But, we don't know these things. It didn't look that thick though. So we might as well consider it made of transparent unobtainium with artificially strengthened interatomic bonds... I'd look for the power source in the center of the enclosed area, not around the edge.

Based on the way the ground looks, it appears to have a pretty good thickness to it.
post #170 of 1342
Ok. I just finished watching the episode. Not bad, and worth a second or third look over the next few weeks. Seems a bit formulaic (bad guy kills editor's husband, editor falls for bad guy, that sort of thing) but it is a Stephen King so there should be some un-anticipated surprises. Could all that propane be needed to power the backup generators for the force field?
post #171 of 1342
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Originally Posted by FOPA View Post

So what is all that propane for?

Ultimately to save them from the dome ... ?
It seems to be an important plot device that the writers already went out of their way to be sure every viewer knows there's a stockpile of Propane within the dome ...
post #172 of 1342
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Originally Posted by MeatChicken View Post

Ultimately to save them from the dome ... ?
It seems to be an important plot device that the writers already went out of their way to be sure every viewer knows there's a stockpile of Propane within the dome ...

I think all of us that have read the book are trying to refrain from inserting any spoilers .. wink.gif .. however, the propane is most certainly not there to save anyone .. wink.gif
post #173 of 1342
We actually watched two new shows last night, Dome and Crossing Lines. I much preferred this one, although I'm not sure how much that has to do with being intrigued by the science-fictiony premise. Anyway, I'm in for the time being.
post #174 of 1342
Again, as I said on the previous page, the dome doesn't have any measurable thickness. It's a force field. The gaps you see in buildings and the ground are simply dramatic license to illustrate the fact that the Dome instantly cleaved through everything it touched as it came down. It's TV, a visual medium, and you have to show things rather than just describe them.
post #175 of 1342
I don't think it's a "force field." It has friction, otherwise that bloody hand print wouldn't have stayed up.
post #176 of 1342
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Originally Posted by zarg7883 View Post

I don't think it's a "force field." It has friction, otherwise that bloody hand print wouldn't have stayed up.

Either that, or you have put more thought into it than the writers have.
post #177 of 1342
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Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

Either that, or you have put more thought into it than the writers have.

Stephen King put a lot of thought into it. But as far as what a force field might look like or what characteristics it might have, that's still the stuff of science fiction. Star Trek's famous "shields" protected the Enterprise from all manner of enemy energy blasts (I always wondered what would happen if somebody just fired a cannon shell at 'em). Sue Storm can generate one as I recall. Each author invents the properties for the force field according to the needs of his plotline. King established his rules as well, some of which the show's writers have already changed.
post #178 of 1342
I haven't read the book, but so far it seems to me that the "dome", while it is in the title of the show, is really a minor character or just a tool to corral this group of people together and see what interactions take place between them, a soap opera triggered by a sci-fi event. The properties of the dome, while the show will no doubt spend some time on the subject, are insignificant to the overall story. So whether the cow was sliced razor thin or a section a foot wide really doesn't matter. Just my take on this first episode anyway.
post #179 of 1342
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I think all of us that have read the book are trying to refrain from inserting any spoilers .. wink.gif .. however, the propane is most certainly not there to save anyone .. wink.gif

I was hoping the Under the Dome would have been available as an eBook from our library but it's not. I wanted to read the book but I guess I'll just have to figure it out like everyone else. However, I could certainly see an "Under the Dome Spoilers Allowed " thread like there is for Game of Thrones.
post #180 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Otto Pylot View Post

I was hoping the Under the Dome would have been available as an eBook from our library but it's not. I wanted to read the book but I guess I'll just have to figure it out like everyone else. However, I could certainly see an "Under the Dome Spoilers Allowed " thread like there is for Game of Thrones.

I think it's a more entertaining thread read here as you non-book readers speculate .. I'm not going to spoil anything on this thread but I may be unable to refrain from offering a hint now and again .. biggrin.gif
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