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post #871 of 1342
I think the only thing that keeps everyone in today's society from being looting/crazied/maniacs are the laws. Without them, it would be a crazy place. I think we are seeing that or going to see that in Chester Mills. They will follow Big Jim as long as he is going the direction they want him to, if not, there will be changes.
post #872 of 1342
It's been a few episodes and it hasn't come up yet, so it might be safe to mention something else from the book. Chester's Mill also has to deal with the air quality inside the dome. The dome is virtually airtight and with fires, vehicle exhaust, etc., the atmosphere inside becomes pretty "smoggy." And the series hasn't touched on that yet.
post #873 of 1342
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

I think the only thing that keeps everyone in today's society from being looting/crazied/maniacs are the laws. Without them, it would be a crazy place. I think we are seeing that or going to see that in Chester Mills. They will follow Big Jim as long as he is going the direction they want him to, if not, there will be changes.

Humanity is, at its core, a collection of carnivorous dog packs. We're basically wired that way. An alpha-male (and occasionally alpha-female) will always rise to the top and assert control. It's a pretty easy premise off of which to build a story. In Under the Dome, that alpha-male is Big Jim, and he occupies that position because he's the most ruthless. Just the way humanity has operated for most of the last 50,000 years or so.

Democracy is a relatively new effort to try something different. Opinions vary as to how well it's working out (especially recently).
post #874 of 1342
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The veneer of civilization is mighty thin. If people don't feel a common bond and interest with their neighbors, then an "every man for himself" attitude breaks out and civilized behavior can break down in a hurry. Big Jim thinks he's doing the right thing for the citizens, but his personal flaws are magnified with power and he becomes increasingly unhinged and dangerous. Both book and TV show have that much in common. In fact, if anything, Big Jim is being portrayed more sympathetically in the show. In the book he's a really nasty piece of work.

Indeed, the veneer of civilization is thin. I don't know who first said it, but he was on to something.smile.gif
post #875 of 1342
When will CM run out of gas? Reminds me of Road Warrior with all those motorcycles roaring around on precious gasoline. I hope they have a couple diesel vehicles and a way to make biodiesel.

EDIT: If they can drill for natural gas they could convert the cars to run on it. Either that or propane, if Big Jim has some to spare.
post #876 of 1342
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Originally Posted by Michael252 View Post

It's been a few episodes and it hasn't come up yet, so it might be safe to mention something else from the book. Chester's Mill also has to deal with the air quality inside the dome. The dome is virtually airtight and with fires, vehicle exhaust, etc., the atmosphere inside becomes pretty "smoggy." And the series hasn't touched on that yet.

It's not airtight on the show, water permeability was already demonstrated.
post #877 of 1342
Did anyone recognize how the glass pane they used to mimic the dome was flexing back and forth when they smashed the snow globes at the dome? I laughed loud. Whenever they showed something crashing into the dome it always appeared rock solid. But little snow globes can make it shock.

Speaking of shock, if the dome could be shocked when something crashes into it, wouldn't there be some sort of sound on the other side? The flexing should create some noticable sound. The explosion of the massive bomb should have been very loud on the inside too.

Speaking of sound, I hope the will never introduce thunderstorm inside the dome. Because that should produce some eerie thunder, bouncing back and forth inside the giant hall.
post #878 of 1342
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Did anyone recognize how the glass pane they used to mimic the dome was flexing back and forth when they smashed the snow globes at the dome? I laughed loud. Whenever they showed something crashing into the dome it always appeared rock solid. But little snow globes can make it shock.

Although I guess I did not notice the snow globe flexing, you'd think that if a snow globe did make it flex, the "bunker buster" would have imploded the dome ..
post #879 of 1342
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

Speaking of shock, if the dome could be shocked when something crashes into it, wouldn't there be some sort of sound on the other side? The flexing should create some noticable sound. The explosion of the massive bomb should have been very loud on the inside too.

We discussed this a few pages back. In the book, sound and radio waves travel easily through the Dome. It's also more air-permeable than the show suggests.
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Speaking of sound, I hope the will never introduce thunderstorm inside the dome. Because that should produce some eerie thunder, bouncing back and forth inside the giant hall.

The Dome is very large, covering more than 100 square miles and at least 5 miles high (show version), but not nearly large enough for a thunderstorm to occur. That takes vast quantities and currents of warm and cold air mixing together at high altitudes. But the heavy rainstorm we saw a few episodes ago was pretty ludicrous too, so.... why not a thunderstorm? tongue.gif

King did a great deal of research and talked to a number of scientific and military experts when writing the book (it took him 30 years, off and on). Consequently, the book's Dome has more "realistic" and believable physical properties than the show's Dome. Here, the writers don't concern themselves with such trivialities.
post #880 of 1342
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

Although I guess I did not notice the snow globe flexing, you'd think that if a snow globe did make it flex, the "bunker buster" would have imploded the dome ..



Look at the upper left corner
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post #881 of 1342
Thread Starter 
I'm hurt that no one mentioned my call early on in the thread re: although not having read the book, I'd start the search for whatever was creating the dome by going to the geometric center. wink.gifsmile.gif
post #882 of 1342
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I'm hurt that no one mentioned my call early on in the thread re: although not having read the book, I'd start the search for whatever was creating the dome by going to the geometric center. wink.gifsmile.gif

When and if you read the book, you'll discover you were partially right. And partially wrong. wink.gif
post #883 of 1342
Thread Starter 
But the TV version seems to indicate that it's at the center. Of course it may just be a false trail. eek.gif
post #884 of 1342
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Originally Posted by CarlosFo View Post

Speaking of sound, I hope the will never introduce thunderstorm inside the dome. Because that should produce some eerie thunder, bouncing back and forth inside the giant hall.

Unless my memory has gone really bad, there was thunder during the rainstorm.
post #885 of 1342
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Unless my memory has gone really bad, there was thunder during the rainstorm.
I thought there was also.
post #886 of 1342
What, no guesses as to who the "fourth hand" is going to be? I certainly, at this time, do not have one.
post #887 of 1342
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What, no guesses as to who the "fourth hand" is going to be? I certainly, at this time, do not have one.


It's gotta be Junior, right?
post #888 of 1342
They should change the name of this show to "Under the Dumb".
post #889 of 1342
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They should change the name of this show to "Under the Dumb".

That would make a great Skinemax spoof of the show, which would have to feature a blonde in the starring role.
post #890 of 1342
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Originally Posted by siper66 View Post

It's gotta be Junior, right?

That would be the "favorite."
post #891 of 1342
Hank takes over almost the whole weekend. Breaking Bad on Sunday nite, The Dome on Monday night. All he needs is a show on Saturday nite. Great actor!!
post #892 of 1342
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Hank takes over almost the whole weekend. Breaking Bad on Sunday nite, The Dome on Monday night. All he needs is a show on Saturday nite. Great actor!!

He was on Letterman last night .. apparently, he is a Harvard grad and some other fancy school in London .. he came off a bit arrogant to me ..
post #893 of 1342
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

Humanity is, at its core, a collection of carnivorous dog packs. We're basically wired that way. An alpha-male (and occasionally alpha-female) will always rise to the top and assert control. It's a pretty easy premise off of which to build a story. In Under the Dome, that alpha-male is Big Jim, and he occupies that position because he's the most ruthless. Just the way humanity has operated for most of the last 50,000 years or so.

Democracy is a relatively new effort to try something different. Opinions vary as to how well it's working out (especially recently).

Good thing we aren't a Democracy. Democracy is two lions and a goat voting on what's for dinner.
post #894 of 1342
I have finally come to terms with this program. It is not sci-fi or fantasy but rather a subtle comedy. I was frequently amused by last night's episode.
post #895 of 1342
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Originally Posted by humbug2 View Post

I have finally come to terms with this program. It is not sci-fi or fantasy but rather a subtle comedy. I was frequently amused by last night's episode.

LOL. Burst out laughing at work. Thanks smile.gif
post #896 of 1342
I'm no longer under the dome. I'm done.

The worst acting (especially by the two teenagers) I've ever seen and I just can't take it anymore. Season pass deleted.
post #897 of 1342
So the mystery woman is "Max." (Great. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. I wondered when/if they might use that gag.)

I think the lighting FX guy jumped his cue. Norrie lit up blue before her hand touched the mini dome, I think.

And it's a sphere. I think that should lay to rest speculation about the true shape of the big dome.
post #898 of 1342
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Originally Posted by mrvideo View Post

What, no guesses as to who the "fourth hand" is going to be? I certainly, at this time, do not have one.

It looks like the fourth is going to be the woman from the radio station, or at least she's going to get zapped by the egg while nosing around next week. It wouldn't surprise me if she's involved, since she's the one who "doesn't trust" the kids, and they can't very well have the fourth person be somebody who doesn't already know about the egg. She's the most obvious choice.
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Originally Posted by humbug2 View Post

I have finally come to terms with this program. It is not sci-fi or fantasy but rather a subtle comedy. I was frequently amused by last night's episode.

I'm not really sure why anyone ever expected anything more than this from Under the Dome in the first place. The show's nature has been evident from the very beginning by the last line of the opening narration, which says, "Now that we're all trapped under the dome together, none of our secrets are safe." If that's not the tagline for a soap opera, I don't know what is, and that's basically what we've been given. It may have an unusual premise for a soap opera, but it's just as bad and just as tedious as one. The appearance of the mystery woman who manipulates the previously powerful players by threatening to expose their dark secrets is just the icing on the sudsy cake at this point.
post #899 of 1342
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Originally Posted by siper66 View Post

It's gotta be Junior, right?

Makes sense, with Junior's mom painting the pink stars and him.
post #900 of 1342
CBS grabs a Monday win with ‘Dome’
New drama finishes as the night's top show with a 2.4
By Toni Fitzgerald, Media Life Magazine - Aug. 20, 2013

CBS’s “Under the Dome” was once again the top Monday night show, lifting the network to a primetime win.

“Dome” averaged a 2.4 adults 18-49 rating, according to Nielsen overnights, even to last week’s season low.

The show was well ahead of its nearest competition in primetime, “American Ninja Warrior,” which averaged a 1.5 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

“Ninja” was off 6 percent from last week, while lead-out “Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls” declined 14 percent, to a 1.4.

CBS was first for the night among 18-49s with a 1.4 average overnight rating and a 4 share. Univision was second at 1.3/4, NBC third at 1.1/3, ABC fourth at 0.9/3, Fox fifth at 0.7/2, Telemundo sixth at 0.5/1 and CW seventh at 0.2/1.

As a reminder, all ratings are based on live-plus-same-day DVR playback, which includes shows replayed before 3 a.m. the night before. Seven-day DVR data won’t be available for several weeks. Forty-eight percent of Nielsen households have DVRs.

At 8 p.m. NBC led with a 1.5 for “Ninja,” followed by Univision with a 1.3 for “Porque el Amor Manda.” ABC was third with a 1.0 for a repeat of “Shark Tank,” CBS fourth with a 0.9 for reruns of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Mike & Molly,” Fox fifth with a 0.6 for repeats of “Raising Hope,” Telemundo sixth with a 0.5 for “Dama y Obrero,” and CW seventh with a 0.3 for a repeat of “Hart of Dixie.”

Univision took the lead at 9 p.m. with a 1.3 for “La Tempestad,” while NBC slipped to second with a 1.2 for “Alive.” CBS was third with a 1.0 for repeats of “2 Broke Girl” and “Mike & Molly.” ABC and Fox tied for fourth at 0.7, ABC for a “Castle” rerun and Fox for reruns of “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project.” Telemundo was sixth with a 0.5 for “Marido en Alquiler” and CW seventh with a 0.2 for “Breaking Pointe.”

At 10 p.m. CBS moved to first with a 2.4 for “Dome,” with Univision second with a 1.4 for “Que Bonito Amor.” ABC was third with a 1.0 for “Mistresses,” NBC fourth with a 0.7 for “Siberia” and Telemundo fifth with a 0.5 for “Santa Diabla.”

CBS also finished first for the night among households with a 4.1 average overnight rating and a 7 share. ABC was second at 2.7/4, NBC third at 2.0/3, Univision fourth at 1.7/3, Fox fifth at 1.1/2, Telemundo sixth at 0.7/1 and CW seventh at 0.5/1.

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/cbs-grabs-a-monday-win-with-dome/
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