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    Posted: 08 Aug 2012 at 10:59pm
Ok, I haven't seen another thread dedicated to the show and I apologize if there is. 

Anyway, I would totally ignore NBC's Revolution since it seems that it is NBC's way of capitalizing on the Hunger Games mixed in with other "family drama sci-fi" shows like Terra Nova.  

However they keep pushing on us promos about a TV program with a absurd premise. Apparently if the power grid goes down, so will civilization. Humanity may be an endangered species. And dinosaurs may once again roam the lush jungles of Northern Illinois. 

They do know that Chicago was already a major metropolis before electricity came to town? 

Promos show neighborhoods and Wrigley Field overgrown in a Jungle like forest. Why? Did a virus or a Zombie Apocalypse keep people from maintaining their yards over the past 15 years? Another clip has one of them saying "do you think there are other towns like ours?" Why, has every city become so overgrown that in 15 years the thought of other neighborhoods will be considered a myth? Finally, I had come across an ad that asked us to imagine a world without various technologies and services. For me it wasn't really scary since I had lived without half of the things listed in the 80's and early 90's. 

Personally I believe that this show is pandering to the fears of a younger crowd. What no Facebook!? Western Civilization will fall! Yeah, life with out electrictity would suck, especially at first. But we would learn to go back to steam trains, gas lights, push movers, and actually talking to our friends and family! Shocked   
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It looks too far fetched to me. Airliners falling out of the sky? LOLC'mon. Why are the people using bows & arrows or muskets instead of modern day weapons? 
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Even though it's far fetched and unrealistic (falling planes? really?) I'm still interested in it.

Beats the average reality show THAT'S for sure.
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I've got a fortune in vacuum tubes in my garage.  LOL  And there are plenty of books from the 1920's on telling you how you build your own radios and transmitters from scratch.  Unless the EMP/CME is continuous, people would have a ham network up within 3 years (if not sooner.)
 
Quote Why are the people using bows & arrows or muskets instead of modern day weapons? 
 
Because the show's producers got a cheaper rate renting out the props from Daniel Boone than for more expensive modern stuff....   LOL
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If you ask me, NBC's Revolution has an interesting and more importantly a very depressing premise. I agree, I'm glad it's not a dumb-assed reality show. However, It would've made more sense if were an alien invasion or surviving a nuclear war (which has the after effects similar to what happened in the show) 15-20 years after the fact. We have enough close-to-home doomsday scenarios on the History Channel, NatGEO, and the 24-hour news networks. Not-to-mention the global recession, terrorism, and so-on and so forth. Now's not the time to create a startling "what if" that sounds familiar to what happened in the ending of the 2008 remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.  It's an original concept, but it's still too dark for me. 

Furthermore, you can't really have a global blackout unless you have a nuclear weapons in outer space, something that even the most insane of right-wingers(this side of a damn lunatic asylum) would object to!  I mean come on here.

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Originally posted by PitLoad413 PitLoad413 wrote:

If you ask me, NBC's Revolution has an interesting and more importantly a very depressing premise. I agree, I'm glad it's not a dumb-assed reality show. However, It would've made more sense if were an alien invasion or surviving a nuclear war (which has the after effects similar to what happened in the show) 15-20 years after the fact. We have enough close-to-home doomsday scenarios on the History Channel, NatGEO, and the 24-hour news networks. Not-to-mention the global recession, terrorism, and so-on and so forth. Now's not the time to create a startling "what if" that sounds familiar to what happened in the ending of the 2008 remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.  It's an original concept, but it's still too dark for me. 

Furthermore, you can't really have a global blackout unless you have a nuclear weapons in outer space, something that even the most insane of right-wingers(this side of a damn lunatic asylum) would object to!  I mean come on here.

 
I read your posts to see exactly how and when you're going to bring right-wingers or Republicans into the subject at hand.  It's not even a matter of "if".  LOL
 
 
 
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Okay Okay! I'm sorry.  Please keep in mind I'm not blaming anyone.  It just came up. 

The point I was trying to make is that no one other than a crazy luddite zealot, a schizophrenic, or an authentic wacko would do this sort of thing. 
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The characters look well groomed.... considering.Ermm 
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Yeah, that's another thing about these apocalyptic dramas. How can you be clean and well-groomed in a world that hasn't seen technology for almost 20 years? The only things that are dirty are their clothes and everything else. My prognosis for this series is: "We have another Lost on our hands, this time it's on NBC." 
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Lost meets JerichoLOL  

After The Apocalypse:
The roaming gangs of cannibals are pissed, because they ran out of BBQ sauce ten years earlier.  Florida is an uninhabited jungle after the giant mutant pythons ate everyone.  The major export of New York City is "RATions" (rats flattened with a large mallet and slow roasted over a fire until they are furry jerky.)  California, well, is largely unpopulated because they thought they could live off of smoking pot (didn't work.)  New Jersey sank into the ground after the pollution caught fire and melted a hole in the earth (the survivors hijacked garbage barges and escaped.)  Texas is raiding surrounding states for slaves and stone to build a pyramid (the base of which IS the size of Texas.)  Contact was lost with Washington and Oregon after waves of Sasquatch overran them.  Nevada and Utah are fighting each other for control of the last whorehouses on the border.   Wisconsin was taken over by cows one night.  Maine, well, nobody cares what happened to Maine....
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

Lost meets JerichoLOL  

After The Apocalypse:
The roaming gangs of cannibals are pissed, because they ran out of BBQ sauce ten years earlier.  Florida is an uninhabited jungle after the giant mutant pythons ate everyone.  The major export of New York City is "RATions" (rats flattened with a large mallet and slow roasted over a fire until they are furry jerky.)  California, well, is largely unpopulated because they thought they could live off of smoking pot (didn't work.)  New Jersey sank into the ground after the pollution caught fire and melted a hole in the earth (the survivors hijacked garbage barges and escaped.)  Texas is raiding surrounding states for slaves and stone to build a pyramid (the base of which IS the size of Texas.)  Contact was lost with Washington and Oregon after waves of Sasquatch overran them.  Nevada and Utah are fighting each other for control of the last whorehouses on the border.   Wisconsin was taken over by cows one night.  Maine, well, nobody cares what happened to Maine....


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Pretty good Mr T. LOL  Think the Palin family will throw a tea party and take over Alaska?
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I could turn this into a humorous series of books.

I think I'd call it "Amockalypse"....  LOL

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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

I could turn this into a humorous series of books.

I think I'd call it "Amockalypse"....  LOL

 
I still stand by my theory that the world is going to end in a great big Three Stooges style pie fight.
 
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This series looks likw it may have potential, but as usual I'm going to wait until it comes out on DVD, so in don't have to cope wityh the Commercials and other Intrusions (That's Pop-Ups/Snipes, Scrolls and Banners for those of you in Rio Linda!). Angry
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Some are saying he is ripping off the  series of books in the "emberverse". SM Stirlings book series regarding the Change. Though it is a genre with some history  http://io9.com/emberverse/  I will check it out. It looks fun. Basically the well groomed aspects is always a funny trope but one can argue that when the warlord/feudal society does arise, old habits won't have disappeared, they will just have adapted. So.. haircut by candle light etc..

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A more realistic change would be an America that reverted back to a 19th century society. At least then you coulda had a more Steampunkish adventure. 

The latest explaination that I've heard is that physics changed. Apparently this change also eliminates the use of typewriters, pushmowers, and the ballet box.   

Sorry, but I'm too old to fall for the idea that the end of Facebook and Texting equals the end of civilization. Now you kids get off my lawn! LOL
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I'm kind of pissed off that they don't use guns, they'res probably a lame explanation for that but I don't care. A worldwide blackout wouldn't cause guns to be inoperable! Angry
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Originally posted by Vindicated Vindicated wrote:

A more realistic change would be an America that reverted back to a 19th century society. At least then you coulda had a more Steampunkish adventure. 

The latest explaination that I've heard is that physics changed. Apparently this change also eliminates the use of typewriters, pushmowers, and the ballet box.   

Sorry, but I'm too old to fall for the idea that the end of Facebook and Texting equals the end of civilization. Now you kids get off my lawn! LOL
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Wouldn't the characters look more like the Hatfield's & McCoy's instead of the hair styles and makeup in this dud.Confused 
Ad, they show an 1800 style musket black powder rifle in the above trailer. Fail. It doesn't matter how they spin "physics changing", if a black powder rifle still works, any firearm will work. 
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Surprisingly their all still using old day weapons, doesn't look realistic but it still kinda interests me.
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They have guns. But the militias have them. Basically military took over in portions of the former us. A common citizen has a gun and the militia leader says "Owning a gun is a hanging
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It's pretty good. Comcast has a sneak peek on On Demand. I enjoyed it, I am thinking some kinks will be worked out and maybe more explanations will arise. In the end, it follows their "science" consistently enough while adhering to known common science to allow suspension of disbelief.  I can kind of see where a massive shut down of the grid and transportation would cripple us. Maybe not to such vast proportions but then what fun would that be?
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I'm looking forward to it. It interests me on why they are using weapons a Amish would use.
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