or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 'Under the Dome' on CBS HD
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

'Under the Dome' on CBS HD - Page 3

post #61 of 1342
The 2010 NBC summer midi-series 'Persons Unknown' also had it's group of "subjects" trapped in a ghost town by an invisible force field. It's not a terribly new or original idea.
post #62 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Imp View Post



Would the men in this one really care if they were trapped? biggrin.gif

They would when they ran out of money.
post #63 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by vfxproducer View Post

They would when they ran out of money.

And the dome itself would restrict the ability to make it rain even further. Sounds like a nightmare.
post #64 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Church AV Guy View Post

Imagine the traffic on this thread once the show actually airs!?! eek.giftongue.gif

I expect we'll probably need to split into two topics to handle the spoilers allowed/no spoilers or book discussion problem.
post #65 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aleron Ives View Post

I expect we'll probably need to split into two topics to handle the spoilers allowed/no spoilers or book discussion problem.

Ah, the 'Game of Thrones' approach. Good idea.
post #66 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

It's not a terribly new or original idea.

 

Even I remember one on Eureka back in 2007?


Edited by Charles R - 6/2/13 at 2:48pm
post #67 of 1342
In 1977 Doctor Who had such a storyline, with a plausible explanation, in the serial "The Face of Evil".
post #68 of 1342
The first movie that I can think of with this plot in Arch Oboler's 3-D "The Bubble" from 1966, which was more widely re-released a decade later as "Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth". I would bet that short stories or comic books with the same idea might date back much earlier. As stated, it's not a very original idea and "The Simpsons" certainly didn't originate it.
post #69 of 1342
While it didn't have a group of people living under a dome, there's a Twilight Zone epiode where someone get's trapped under one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelter_Skelter

'Is that where Daddy's buried?..."

I seem to think it must be based on a short story because I vaguely remember reading it in grade school.
post #70 of 1342
For me the biggest disappointment wasn't how abruptly it ended, but rather the explanation for how the dome got there. That's why I question their ability to continue on after the end. If it follows the book's ending, there's really nowhere to go.
post #71 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

For me the biggest disappointment wasn't how abruptly it ended, but rather the explanation for how the dome got there. That's why I question their ability to continue on after the end. If it follows the book's ending, there's really nowhere to go.

I liked the ending, primarily because of knowing that Stephen King likes to jack around his readers. Although Under the Dome was dark, I thought it ended on a fairly upbeat note, at least by King's standards. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how the TV show handles the story.
post #72 of 1342
So how far does the "Dome" go below ground??? Dig a hole on both sides and tunnel out???? Maybe they will show us on the pilot episode..
post #73 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray Lucca View Post

So how far does the "Dome" go below ground??? Dig a hole on both sides and tunnel out???? Maybe they will show us on the pilot episode..

It is a sphere .. not just a dome
post #74 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

It is a sphere .. not just a dome

Not a sphere, just a dome that goes very, very deep.
post #75 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray Lucca View Post

So how far does the "Dome" go below ground??? Dig a hole on both sides and tunnel out???? Maybe they will show us on the pilot episode..

They never say in the book, just that they tried going down and it went down pretty far. Not sure what they will do in the show or if they will explain how far it goes down.
post #76 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

They never say in the book, just that they tried going down and it went down pretty far. Not sure what they will do in the show or if they will explain how far it goes down.

Pretty sure I read an article somewhere that said that this will be explained in the first 2 episodes.
post #77 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by lexluthor View Post

Pretty sure I read an article somewhere that said that this will be explained in the first 2 episodes.
If it takes place in Maine, the explanation will likely be something like "with all the ledge around here, he can't dig down far enough to find the bottom - and Bob's backhoe is on the other side of the dome.... wink.gif
post #78 of 1342
Under a week to go until Dome premiere. I wonder what they'll do differently from the book? Apparently sound waves won't go through the barrier, radio waves not sure. I also heard speculation of a different ending, to give the production a way to keep it going over several seasons, and to provide a surprise to those who read the book.
post #79 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by zarg7883 View Post

Under a week to go until Dome premiere. I wonder what they'll do differently from the book? Apparently sound waves won't go through the barrier, radio waves not sure. I also heard speculation of a different ending, to give the production a way to keep it going over several seasons, and to provide a surprise to those who read the book.

Apparently King approved the ending, and it has nothing whatsoever in common to do with the book. Sucks that they're turning what should be a one-and-done miniseries into a series. I'm willing to give it a shot though. Not sure about your "under a week" comment though. My DVR is telling me the 28th for the pilot.
post #80 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Apparently King approved the ending, and it has nothing whatsoever in common to do with the book. Sucks that they're turning what should be a one-and-done miniseries into a series. I'm willing to give it a shot though. Not sure about your "under a week" comment though. My DVR is telling me the 28th for the pilot.
King also liked the ending to "The Myst", so I question his sanity. That bump on the head from the minivan may have done more damage than originally thought...
post #81 of 1342
The ending to the movie version of The Mist is one of the highlights. Unlike nearly every other visual version of a King work it doesn't go for the happy and optimistic Hollywood ending. Which is ironic because the ending of the book is just like that.

King has never been strong on endings and when he has been the movie and TV medium usually neuters them to be audience palatable and cheesy. The bleak ending to the book version of Tommyknockers is one of my favorites yet the TV version ends with the hero reading poetry. The movie ending to Dreamcatcher is one of the worst rewrites ever put before a camera. The miniseries of It had a horrible FX ending - although the book is dumb too.

The Mist actually did something shocking and bleak that was well shot and gave the movie a punch. I do not expect the ending of Dome to be anything other than another typically heroic happy ending.
post #82 of 1342
I too thought The Mist was a pretty good film, its bitterly ironic and deeply disturbing ending notwithstanding. Compared to The Mist, the ending of King's novel, Under the Dome, seems like Mary Poppins.
post #83 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Apparently King approved the ending, and it has nothing whatsoever in common to do with the book. Sucks that they're turning what should be a one-and-done miniseries into a series. I'm willing to give it a shot though. Not sure about your "under a week" comment though. My DVR is telling me the 28th for the pilot.

I'm leaning the same way .. rather see it as a clear beginning and end .. if the ratings don't support another season, then we'll be left with what .. ??

Hopefully, this will be better than "Golden Years" .. anyone remember that gem .. ??
post #84 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I too thought The Mist was a pretty good film, its bitterly ironic and deeply disturbing ending notwithstanding. Compared to The Mist, the ending of King's novel, Under the Dome, seems like Mary Poppins.

I personally believe "The Mist" is one of the best King adaptations ..
post #85 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by zarg7883 View Post

Under a week to go until Dome premiere. I wonder what they'll do differently from the book? Apparently sound waves won't go through the barrier, radio waves not sure. I also heard speculation of a different ending, to give the production a way to keep it going over several seasons, and to provide a surprise to those who read the book.

If they follow the same "rules" as in the book, the dome is slightly permeable. Sound and radio waves will travel through easily enough, and a very small amount of air can flow through.
post #86 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I personally believe "The Mist" is one of the best King adaptations ..
King has stated in the past that "The Dead Zone" was his personal favorite book to movie adaptation. But that was quite a few years ago- so who knows what his favorite is nowadays....
I still enjoy "The Stand" miniseries- cheesy acting/effects and all....
post #87 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I personally believe "The Mist" is one of the best King adaptations ..

I think most would say that Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is the best film based on a Stephen King book but King has always hated it because of the liberties Kubrick took with King's story. Liberties or not, I love The Shining. I watched my BD of the picture again a couple of weeks ago.
post #88 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

I personally believe "The Mist" is one of the best King adaptations ..
How does it rate against "The Stand"?
post #89 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post


I'm leaning the same way .. rather see it as a clear beginning and end .. if the ratings don't support another season, then we'll be left with what .. ??

 

Personally, I never see the big deal about shows getting cancelled such as if they don't get to conclude properly. I see it as an adventure not a destination and a few minutes of a finale isn't going to change the time I have invested up to that point... whatever happens doesn't alter the past and I'll never watch something to simply see how it ends. That's what the Internet is for nowadays. smile.gif

post #90 of 1342
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

I think most would say that Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is the best film based on a Stephen King book but King has always hated it because of the liberties Kubrick took with King's story. Liberties or not, I love The Shining. I watched my BD of the picture again a couple of weeks ago.

I'd put "The Shining" at the top of my personal list as well .. it's held up very well over time, I've revisited it over the years, I like Nicholsons work and Kubrick is a Master, IMO ..

"The Mist" would score within the top 5 for me ..
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: HDTV Programming
AVS › AVS Forum › HDTV › HDTV Programming › 'Under the Dome' on CBS HD