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Amph NBC's "Revolution"

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rosslcopter, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    The Pilot is now available online for 'Mericans: http://www.hulu.com/watch/397518

    I'm watching it right now. So far they have demonstrated a poor understanding of how airplanes fly. Of course the very premise of the show is that the writers don't understand physics...
     
  2. PrincessKenobi

    PrincessKenobi New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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    Do they ever on these shows?
     
  3. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    It's based on a book series (Or stolen liberally from a book series) that had a terrible understanding of physics, so not all that surprising.
     
  4. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    I predict this will be this season's Terra Nova.
     
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  5. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    But is it good?
     
  6. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    Its going to provide hours of "this is so unrealistic, even within the rules of the universe" conversations. So its awesome.
     
  7. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wait wait wait! Stop. You guys are trying to tell me that a show based on the idea that somehow the Earth will magically lose all its power one day is unrealistic? Come on. Cooooome on. No way.
     
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  8. Handmaiden Yané

    Handmaiden Yané Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm interested in watching this and I don't really have a good grasp of physics, so I'm sure my blissful ignorance will only help me in enjoying this show. :p
     
  9. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Probably the only new show I'll try watching this season.
     
  10. TheGuardianofArlon

    TheGuardianofArlon Jedi Master star 6

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    When I saw the first trailer for it and the girl with a bow and arrow, I thought it was some sort of blantant rip off of the Hunger Games
     
  11. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    the only place with bows and arrows is the fictional world of the hunger games
     
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  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    That's not the issue. The issue is that somehow power is also related to gunpowder.
     
  13. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    this looks godawful but i love giancarlo esposito so much between homicide life on the street and breaking bad that i might actually give it a shot if the early reviews arent "gouge your eyes out and face to bloodshed"
     
  14. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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  15. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    But then how can we have the whole "back to medieval times" concept unless they ignore science?

    We want to see people shooting bows and arrows! And throwing spears at deers!

    :p
     
  16. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    ...but they use guns in the show. Why is that an issue? Electricity loss shouldn't affect gun powder.
     
  17. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    dang. *hopes dashed*

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    But I think it should affect it. I want it all primitive. Spears carved from tree branches.
     
  18. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    do modern guns even have "gunpowder" anyways? i thought they used something newer
     
  19. ShaneP

    ShaneP Ex-Mod Officio star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Muzzleloaders are still in use by some hunters.
     
  20. zigazigahh

    zigazigahh Jedi Knight star 1

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    This is my approach as well. I'm good with suspending disbelief a little - for example, I watch a movie where the premise is that a long, long time ago there was a civilization that was way more advanced that we are existed. Also, lightsabers.
     
  21. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Oh, they must've changed that. I read a book with this exact premise - I mean this exact goddamn premise, and the author had gunpowder stop working. **** was pretty derp.
     
  22. PRENNTACULAR

    PRENNTACULAR VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So I watched the first half hour. I was pretty excited, but didn't like it very much. If Gus from BB wasn't in it, I wouldn't watch it any more. But I'm gonna!
     
  23. Dingo

    Dingo Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It didn't blow me away like Lost's, Flashforward's or Jericho's pilots did (and they are the three shows that immediately came to mind watching this) but there's a promise of a couple of interesting characters and a 15 year backstory to fill in. And you know they are going to given who they list two of the main actors as and their characters status by the end of the pilot.
     
  24. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    I watched the second episode last night. The black woman typing on a computer sub plot reminds me of the sixers subplot in Terra Nova. "Oh crap, we didn't add any mystery to this episode, quick cut to another character and show 1/4 of a scene where people speak names of people we don't know to try to pretend there's mystery"
     
  25. Rosslcopter

    Rosslcopter Jedi Master star 4

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    It is clear to me no one here cares about this show which is why it confuses me that its apparently been picked up for a full season.

    Are we not a perfect representation of the whole of the american demographic?