Originally Posted by joblo
I have not taken a position as to whether the dome is cylindrical or spherical underground, or how far down it extends, etc.
This weekend I looked again at the scenes just before the dome hit the ground. In addition to wind, the ground seems to be shaking as in an earthquake. All the activity stops when the dome hits the ground. So now I think the best explanation is a sphere forming in place from the vertical poles out, so that as the dome is forming overhead a bowl is forming underground. The sphere closes when the dome meets the bowl, approximately at ground level.
Originally Posted by VisionOn
I'm amazed anyone cares enough about the actual physical properties of the dome to maintain the pages of conversation. After three episodes I've already relegated this to background fodder. I can see it's going to be another mediocre TV adaptation. Bland directing, stiff acting, weak dialog and cinematography that's as stylish and atmospheric as a beige couch on the set of According to Jim.
That’s why the conversation is all about the dome. Nothing else is in the show is worth the time of day.
Originally Posted by ss9001
Originally Posted by Zookster
...a small town struggle to survive from being cut off from the rest of the world
....Everyone both inside and outside is completely ignoring one another, and in real life that would never happen
that's one of the huge problems with this show...
the town isn't
acting like it's struggling. all they seem to do is lackadazically go about doing things, no sense of urgency, acting like everything's almost normal...
This is the problem with trying to turn this story into a multi-year series. The book is a downward progression, but a downward progression leads inexorably toward an end. You can put a different ending on it easily enough, but if you want have no
ending, then you really have to change the whole trajectory of the show, and the result is BORING!
We live our lives under glass,
But we persevere with dignity and class.
Hallowed be the Dome,
For the Dome in our home,
Forever and ever. Amen.
The TiVo listing says people “panic” in tonight’s episode. We’ll see…