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post #781 of 1342
I agree that the last episode was a step forward, and it looks like they're revealing the new trajectory of the show. Next week looks to be interesting, too, although I had to wonder why Big Jim didn't just off Farmer Brown when he had the chance. He also wasted quite a bit of propane by detonating the truck.
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The next cliche will likely be that the boy and girl won't bother to tell anyone about the dome's little friend in the center.
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I hope the kids tell the reporter and Barbie abouy the minidome.

They can't tell everybody, or the whole town will lynch them. They can only tell Julia and the woman from the radio station, since they already know about the kids' connection to the dome.
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I was so afraid for a brief moment that when the daughter was trying to communicate with the dome that her mother would suddenly come back alive (but be "different" somehow).

I had to joke about zombiemom coming back, too, although I didn't really expect that they'd go that far. I did, however, think that the apparition of her mom that appeared in the woods was going to be the dome using a person from her life as an avatar to speak through, rather than an ominous warning.
post #782 of 1342
Good episode. I ike how things are starting to unravel in town and people are devolving to their basic instincts of survival.

I can't remember exactly from the book but when they found it in the book, wasn't it in a building of some kind, a shed or barn? It wasn't egg shaped right? And it definitely wasn't in a mini dome was it?
post #783 of 1342
I'm really surpirsed at how many posters liked this latest episode. For me it was the worst yet. I'm "this close" to giving up on the show.
post #784 of 1342
explain. I'm debating whether to delete this last episode or not, and give up on the show. I was leaning towards watching it given this recent surge of positivity. A few days ago, I was prepared to delete it from my program list.
post #785 of 1342
About this thing inside the minidome that looks like an egg. Remember the very first opening shot of the first episode. I think the writers are hatching a plot... I still can't see how they plan to carry this into a second season, or more...
post #786 of 1342
I am now feeling somewhat better about Under the Dome. After having reread the first two-thirds of King's novel of the same name, I now realize that the show is very different. Many of the characters in the show have been markedly different from the characters with the same names in King's novel. There are some new characters in the show and some characters who were fairly prominent in the book, haven't appeared in the show at all. Given, then, that the only thing that the show didn't change from the book in some way, is the central fact that a mysterious dome descended and cutoff Chester's Mill from the rest of the world, I have been able to enjoy the show a lot more. This has meant that the screenwriters have free reign to tell their own story. This has helped me enjoy the show on its own merits and not worry too much about how it differs from King's novel.
post #787 of 1342
I'm a little concerned with the rate at which main characters are being killed. It's almost at about 1 per episode. It is kind of refreshing to watch a show and think that no one is safe, that TPTB are willing to kill off anyone at any time, but at the same time if they kill all these characters in which we've invested time, at some point there will be no one left.

For example, having not read the book, it shocked me when the Sheriff died in the pilot.
post #788 of 1342
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He also wasted quite a bit of propane by detonating the truck.

Maybe I missed it, why was Big Jim hoarding the propane before the Dome?
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Maybe I missed it, why was Big Jim hoarding the propane before the Dome?

For drug manufacturing.
post #790 of 1342
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explain. I'm debating whether to delete this last episode or not, and give up on the show. I was leaning towards watching it given this recent surge of positivity. A few days ago, I was prepared to delete it from my program list.

I'm sure there are others who disagree, but for me the series suffers from lazy writing, stiff acting, and events that just seem to begin and end quickly without any dose of reality.

A dome crashes down on top of the town and most people are just out and about like nothing happened. The leader of the town just drives around in his pickup truck handling personal business instead of organizing townspeople to collect food and medicine or at the very least inventory who is inside the dome and who is missing. Once the people start to riot it starts to rain and everyone immediately stops and becomes best friends again.

I could go on and on, but I think you should watch the last episode and judge for yourself. I sat there rolling my eyes and shrugging my shoulders throughout most of it. Especially the scenes that were supposed to be dramatic/heartwarming. They were so heavy handed and sappy that I was just glad when they were over.
post #791 of 1342
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I'm sure there are others who disagree, but for me the series suffers from lazy writing, stiff acting, and events that just seem to begin and end quickly without any dose of reality.

A dome crashes down on top of the town and most people are just out and about like nothing happened. The leader of the town just drives around in his pickup truck handling personal business instead of organizing townspeople to collect food and medicine or at the very least inventory who is inside the dome and who is missing. Once the people start to riot it starts to rain and everyone immediately stops and becomes best friends again.

I could go on and on, but I think you should watch the last episode and judge for yourself. I sat there rolling my eyes and shrugging my shoulders throughout most of it. Especially the scenes that were supposed to be dramatic/heartwarming. They were so heavy handed and sappy that I was just glad when they were over.

I agree with everything you said. I blame most of it on very poor writing and directing. There are 6,000 people in town. Half the current cast should come to a bad end and introduce new characters.
post #792 of 1342
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I agree with everything you said. I blame most of it on very poor writing and directing. There are 6,000 people in town. Half the current cast should come to a bad end and introduce new characters.

6000 people in town .. ??
post #793 of 1342
More like 2000, but they can't pay that many extras, you'll see at most 100 (what I've calculated in the riots)

They should have told us there were 200 total, not 2000
post #794 of 1342
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6000 people in town .. ??

When the bomb was coming and they were talking about the mine one of the characters said 6,000 people needed to be contacted.
post #795 of 1342
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I'm really surpirsed at how many posters liked this latest episode. For me it was the worst yet. I'm "this close" to giving up on the show.

I "watch" the show in about 10 minutes fast forwarding through all the dreck. Mostly interested in the dome and a couple of characters. Most of it is not worth it.
post #796 of 1342
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I "watch" the show in about 10 minutes fast forwarding through all the dreck. Mostly interested in the dome and a couple of characters. Most of it is not worth it.

Based on your criteria, another channel might be a better choice.. wink.gif
post #797 of 1342
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Based on your criteria, another channel might be a better choice.. wink.gif

Maybe I can get that through my dome. smile.gif
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Maybe I can get that through my dome. smile.gif

The big dome? Or the little dome with the avocado in it? biggrin.gif
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The big dome? Or the little dome with the avocado in it? biggrin.gif

I thought it was an egg. Which is kind of appropriate, if you think about it.
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I thought it was an egg. Which is kind of appropriate, if you think about it.

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be an egg, but it looked just like an avocado. Maybe the dome will help Chester's Mill will become the guacamole capital? smile.gif
post #801 of 1342
Pretty sure that avocados not eggs come from outer space.
post #802 of 1342
Article contains a blurb about the Dome too.

CBS Orders Steven Spielberg Drama Series 'Extant' for Summer 201412:59 PM PDT 8/7/2013 by Lesley Goldberg
Steven SpielbergCBS is doubling down on Steven Spielberg for summer 2014.

The network on Wednesday handed out a straight-to-series order for Extant, a serialized drama from Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios for next summer.

Spielberg, Greg Walker and Mickey Fisher, who penned the script, will executive produce alongside Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. CBS Television Distribution will handle domestic distribution, while CBS Studios International will handle worldwide rights. Adam Rodin will co-exec produce.

Extant is described as a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately change the course of human history.

"Extant is a very original concept with layers of humanity, mystery and surprise that reveal itself throughout the script," CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler said. "Our partnership with Amblin for Under the Dome showed that viewers respond to high-quality event programming in the summer. We look forward to building on that with Extant and offering CBS audiences another high-concept, unique event for summer television."

The drama reteams CBS with Amblin, who also are behind this summer's top scripted drama Under the Dome. For its part, CBS has already renewed Dome, from CBSTVS and DreamWorks TV,for a second season after the pricey series proved that there's a home for high-quality original scripted programming during the typically low-rated summer months. CBS struck an early content licensing deal with Amazon, giving Amazon Prime members unlimited access to the serialized drama four days after the network broadcast, helping offset the costs of the adaptation of Stephen King's book.

Dome -- which was also picked up straight to series -- is the key component of CBS' push toward year-round scripted programming, which also includes the second season of Unforgettable. The Poppy Montgomery drama was resurrected from the dead with an order for an abbreviated summer run. The push at CBS comes a year after the network saw its reality offerings fail to supplement Big Brother last summer.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves -- pinch-hitting for Tassler -- told reporters that Dome "changed the face of summer television." "It's the way television should be. It's the way television can be," he said, stressing that the network wouldn't abandon its 22-episode-season approach.

Extant, with its 13-episode order, marks the latest "limited series" in the works at CBS. It joins Dome as well as upcoming freshman series Hostages and Intelligence, among others, at the network.

Meanwhile, Spielberg will have at least three shows on the air in summer 2014: Extant, Dome's second season and the fourth season of TNT's Falling Skies. ABC will launch the Amblin-produced freshman lottery drama Lucky 7 in the fall.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/cbs-orders-steven-spielberg-drama-601934
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Article contains a blurb about the Dome too.

CBS Orders Steven Spielberg Drama Series 'Extant' for Summer 201412:59 PM PDT 8/7/2013 by Lesley Goldberg
Steven SpielbergCBS is doubling down on Steven Spielberg for summer 2014.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves -- pinch-hitting for Tassler -- told reporters that Dome "changed the face of summer television." "It's the way television should be. It's the way television can be,"

I guess Moonves never watches cable television during the summer. That would explain a lot.
post #804 of 1342
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He also wasted quite a bit of propane by detonating the truck.

Maybe I missed it, why was Big Jim hoarding the propane before the Dome?

Town BBQ. Because it's such a small-town folksy place and everyone knows your name.
post #805 of 1342
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I had to joke about zombiemom coming back, too, although I didn't really expect that they'd go that far. I did, however, think that the apparition of her mom that appeared in the woods was going to be the dome using a person from her life as an avatar to speak through, rather than an ominous warning.

I thought that would be the case, as well. And in doing so caused the heart attack? Samantha Mathis is one of the few cast members with any name recognition. Perhaps, she may be the face/voice of the dome creators in future episodes.
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I thought that would be the case, as well. And in doing so caused the heart attack? Samantha Mathis is one of the few cast members with any name recognition. Perhaps, she may be the face/voice of the dome creators in future episodes.

I was thinking the same thing. We'll see her again.
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I thought that would be the case, as well. And in doing so caused the heart attack? Samantha Mathis is one of the few cast members with any name recognition. Perhaps, she may be the face/voice of the dome creators in future episodes.
I think the dome (or whatever intelligence controls the dome) knew that the psychiatrist was going to die soon which is why the new mother was tricked into touching the dome, causing her labor to begin, so the psychiatrist could safely help deliver the baby before she died. (umbilical cord problem). The apparition to the daughter came before the heart attack, which is further evidence that the dome knew of the impending heart attack.
post #808 of 1342
Saw this on Slashdot:

http://torrentfreak.com/cbs-blackout-triggers-surge-in-tv-show-piracy-130807/

CBS Blackout Triggers Surge in TV-Show Piracy
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Since Friday more than three million Time Warner customers throughout the United States have lost access to CBS programming, including the popular Showtime network. In what appears to be a direct result of the blackout, the percentage of unauthorized downloads from affected regions has risen pretty dramatically this week. Piracy rates of the popular show “Under The Dome” shot up 34% over the weekend, while official ratings dropped.

Frankly, I think it makes a ton of sense. We've known for years that the Nielsen ratings fail to accurately gauge the audience of a show.
post #809 of 1342
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I think the dome (or whatever intelligence controls the dome) knew that the psychiatrist was going to die soon which is why the new mother was tricked into touching the dome, causing her labor to begin, so the psychiatrist could safely help deliver the baby before she died. (umbilical cord problem). The apparition to the daughter came before the heart attack, which is further evidence that the dome knew of the impending heart attack.

Interesting, I didn't think of it along those lines.
post #810 of 1342
I finally finished the book. i'd be interested to hear what other people think of the way things turned out.
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