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(io9)   Trailer for J.J. Abrams new show, Revolution... looks a lot better than Alcatraz   (io9.com) divider line 127
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2012-05-14 05:42:29 AM

Alphax: There was a short story I read in a high school Science Fiction class in which radios started getting old Morse Code signals, then old messages from the dawn of radio. This was caused by invisible electromagnetic beings who fed on such signals, and who headed straight to Earth when they started getting the first radio signals from Earth. Once they arrived, they settled in and absorbed all such electromagnetic activity; even a nuclear bomb test fizzled.

Of course, in the story, people were rather happy to go back to farming the land and living simply. Less stress than their old jobs. That part isn't believable for me.

Almost the End of the World

by Ray Bradbury.
 
2012-05-14 06:08:32 AM
So kinda based on the emberverse. I would like to see a show based on this short story i read years ago. It was called the Quickening (not Highlander) it was about how everyone in the world went to sleep and woke up somewhere else in the world in something comfortable they owned. The main charcater went to sleep in the US and woke up in spain.
 
2012-05-14 06:20:40 AM

Coelacanth: Alphax: There was a short story I read in a high school Science Fiction class in which radios started getting old Morse Code signals, then old messages from the dawn of radio. This was caused by invisible electromagnetic beings who fed on such signals, and who headed straight to Earth when they started getting the first radio signals from Earth. Once they arrived, they settled in and absorbed all such electromagnetic activity; even a nuclear bomb test fizzled.

Of course, in the story, people were rather happy to go back to farming the land and living simply. Less stress than their old jobs. That part isn't believable for me.

Almost the End of the World by Ray Bradbury.


(pops that into Google) Doesn't quite look like it..
 
2012-05-14 06:36:28 AM

Dwight_Yeast: No. Fire is an oxidizing chemical reaction. Electricity is... electricity, created by the movement of electrons.


So chemical reactions work, unless they involve the movement of electrons. You know, like all chemical reactions.

Is this some sort of backdoor argument for nuclear power?
 
2012-05-14 08:10:08 AM
Nice pic:

www.badhaven.com

Reminds me of something I've seen before, though:

www.tvequals.com

Coincidence? Or shameless fan-service in an attempt to front load the ratings?
 
2012-05-14 08:11:13 AM
The Soon to be Canceled community frowns on your shenannegans.

www.badhaven.com
 
2012-05-14 08:14:55 AM
No thanks; I'm sick of apocalypse fetishism.
 
2012-05-14 09:42:08 AM
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2012-05-14 09:44:54 AM

emocomputerjock: If they would have filled the hour with said tits rubbing against Parminder Nagra's face itd be hailed as the greatest series of all time.


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2012-05-14 09:55:24 AM

AdolfOliverPanties: At least it is a bit different take on a dystopic future (or present,) or a post-apocalyptic world. One thing it already has over "Alcatraz" is some actual sunshine. I'm tired of Canada being passed off as America, when the obvious rainy, visibly cold Great White North is not San Francisco.


You think that's bad?! The rest of us (world) are tired of American being passed off as a place of any value. And yet here we are.
 
2012-05-14 10:03:57 AM
I'll avoid the show completely. If it survives the first 2 season I may reconsider.
Tired of JJ Abrams and his craptastic offerings. Great pitch up front but can't follow through on the story.
 
2012-05-14 10:05:30 AM
The thing that bugs me is that the only thing that seems to change is the "world" where the stories are told. The stories themselves remain largely the same, only the costumes and environment changes.

While I'd love to see a real post-apocalyptic style show, I think this is just going to be another standard TV drama set there, rather than a show actually about survival in a post-apocalyptic world.
 
2012-05-14 10:51:01 AM
Isn't there electrical activity in the brain?
 
2012-05-14 10:56:44 AM

Mugato: Isn't there electrical activity in the brain?


Not for your average TV viewer.
 
2012-05-14 11:05:37 AM

Wellon Dowd: Mugato: Isn't there electrical activity in the brain?

Not for your average TV viewer.


Good point.
 
2012-05-14 11:12:20 AM

Alphax: (pops that into Google) Doesn't quite look like it..


I think you're right. I've got the other one too inside a plastic tote, but I have 48 plastic totes full of books in the garage and I really don't want to go looking for it right now.

But my memory is kicking in right now and what's going on is that the energy eaters are from Jupiter and the human race is working like the Devil to develop steampunk technologies to compensate for the upcoming world wide blackout.
 
2012-05-14 11:50:45 AM
After watching all of Alcatraz and Awake this season, I'm F***ing done with new network shows. I'm going to learn from my mistakes, and wait till a show makes it to season 3 before I start giving a damn. I'm sick of investing hours into something which will never get an ending.
 
2012-05-14 11:59:54 AM

thetromboner: After watching all of Alcatraz and Awake this season, I'm F***ing done with new network shows. I'm going to learn from my mistakes, and wait till a show makes it to season 3 before I start giving a damn. I'm sick of investing hours into something which will never get an ending.


As disappointed as I am to see it go, I am still glad I saw Awake. I'd like to have back the time I spent watching Alcatraz and Terra Nova, especially in light of their cancellations.

I don't think any new show that I stuck with got renewed this year.
 
2012-05-14 01:09:52 PM
I spent this preview demanding for it to start to make sense. So all electricity suddenly stops working? The BRAIN runs on electricity, as does the body. Matrix much? So what, suddenly we have no power but we're still alive? Did every law of physics stop working all the sudden?

Not to mention most large power plants are STEAM DRIVEN TURBINES...

In other words: LAME. I was bored a minute into the preview.

/enjoy the implied magic at the end
//by enjoy, I mean, "make it stop"
 
2012-05-14 01:41:14 PM
Why the fark did NBC have to get this, The last 3 shows my Girl and I got into on that farked up network all got cancelled. We just made a pact that we wouldn't watch any high concept shows on NBC because of the last 3:

Flash Forward, great concept, canceled after one season
The Event, who doesn't want to believe aliens are here already, canceled after one season
Awake, really high concept and thought provoking, canceled after one season.



Does NBC not realize that these shows with long plot arcs need time to get going? Gauranteed they would have canceled LOST after one season.
 
2012-05-14 02:32:57 PM

Klitch: Does NBC not realize that these shows with long plot arcs need time to get going? Gauranteed they would have canceled LOST after one season.


Nah. Those three all shed viewers in season one, Lost almost doubled it's audience.

Lost was a top 15 show in it's first season, Started w 13M ended with 21M
(At it's series high, 25M, lowest was 9M)

Flash Forward started with 12M, dropped to about 4M by the end.
The Event started w 10M, dropped to 5M
Awake started w 6M dropped to 2M

If you lose half or more of your audience, (two of these shed 2/3rds), you need a pretty compelling reason not to be cancelled.
 
2012-05-14 03:55:43 PM

Dr.Zom: Good thing there's a lot of make-up left.


Yeah, I'm tired of the shows where the world is essentially a mess but the folks living in it look like they are dressed to go to the club...
 
2012-05-14 04:14:10 PM
Clunky acting, clunky directing and boring set creation.

Oh, and lots of white people.
 
2012-05-14 05:01:21 PM

Inconceivable!: Oh, and lots of white people.


Even a post-apocalyptic future is awesome!
 
2012-05-14 05:35:08 PM

Nefarious: Been there done that
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Well, sorta


Read that one, couldn't get into the second. Oh well. Now I can watch it on TV.
 
2012-05-14 07:52:41 PM
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2012-05-15 12:05:37 AM
If it's got the name J.J. Abrams, Damon Lindelof or Carlton Cuse connected to it then it's on my "do not watch" list. I'll wait until the series ends (which will probably be one season if it's on NBC) before I rent the dvds. And even then it's only if they don't "darlton" the ending. I'll see next year if I'll watch Fringe, but by the complaints I've heard in passing it looks like no.
 
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