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Old April 9 2013, 07:27 AM   #61
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The Lionel Ritchie stuff was a fun scene... the rest of this week's episode... ehhhhh.
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Old April 9 2013, 07:57 AM   #62
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Nanites was really the only plausible cause of the blackout other than magic or "God did it". Now the question is why did they wipe out power everywhere? Was it an accident or did Randall reprogram them to do so?
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Old April 9 2013, 03:00 PM   #63
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Nanites was really the only plausible cause of the blackout other than magic or "God did it". Now the question is why did they wipe out power everywhere? Was it an accident or did Randall reprogram them to do so?
The questions are abundant. Why do electrical impulses in the brain work? Why isn't most of America a nuclear wasteland after all the nuclear reactors that should have breached a long time ago? How do the nanite-thingies work? Do they gather up loose electrons? She said absorbs electricity, after all. How did they cover the world in a matter of seconds?
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Old April 9 2013, 03:04 PM   #64
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Pfft, those questions are all nonsensical. They assured us that Scientists(tm) told them it was all completely plausible as presented, ergo it's all completely plausible as presented.

Also, nanites = magic.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:09 PM   #65
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I was pondering the whole world going dark in a few seconds thing as soon as they 'explained' the outage. Maybe the nanites had two modes... one to steal a minimum of electricity and replicate everywhere, and then the full power drain mode where a signal just needed to propagate through the network so to speak... That's the best I could come up with

But then why did they program the nanites to take out all of a plane's systems except for its running lights so that you could just so happen to see them fall out of the sky at night when the blackout hit?
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Old April 9 2013, 03:13 PM   #66
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...and fall straight down. Each and every one of them. >.>
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Old April 9 2013, 03:31 PM   #67
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This show is a mess. Just watch The Following before and your brain is already off so no problems.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:41 PM   #68
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...and fall straight down. Each and every one of them. >.>

Not this stupidity again.
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Old April 9 2013, 04:54 PM   #69
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<shrugs> It's not my fault the show is idiotic. Airliners lost their power through what we now know were magical nanites. Which, as previously mentioned, neglected to affect their running lights and simultaneously drained all inertia from them as they plummeted straight down to the ground. And individuals like you said that it would be perfectly reasonable once we learned the reasons behind it.

And so we have! And it is, in fact, perfectly reasonable thanks to magic. Even though the actual explanation given for the magical effect wouldn't have done so. But that's okay. Scientists(tm) have reassured us, and individuals like you agree. So, yay!
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Old April 9 2013, 05:14 PM   #70
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But then why did they program the nanites to take out all of a plane's systems except for its running lights so that you could just so happen to see them fall out of the sky at night when the blackout hit?
Meh, you're nitpicking. The Walking Dead is a great show and desipite that there are easy to nitpick inconsistent elements. e.g.

1. How is the grass mown at the prison?

2. How do they manage to keep the car they drive around clean all the time? Why would they bother to clean it?

The same kind of nitpicks we cal also find in Star Trek or any other show that uses plot devices to make the story compelling or visually exciting.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:18 PM   #71
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Why isn't most of America a nuclear wasteland after all the nuclear reactors that should have breached a long time ago?
Actually the History Channel's TV series, Life After People addresses this one. American Nuclear power plants were built with extra strong containment buildings that can absorb much of the blast even during a full melt down.

The only areas at risk from radiaiton would be a few miles around the plant and many of the plants are located in rural areas.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:28 PM   #72
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And the nanites were likely programmed to absorb artificial electricity, not organic electricity within humans themselves.

You know, like how the time machines in the Terminator series for some reason only work on Organic tissue?
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Old April 9 2013, 06:09 PM   #73
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But then why did they program the nanites to take out all of a plane's systems except for its running lights so that you could just so happen to see them fall out of the sky at night when the blackout hit?
Meh, you're nitpicking. The Walking Dead is a great show and desipite that there are easy to nitpick inconsistent elements. e.g.

1. How is the grass mown at the prison?

2. How do they manage to keep the car they drive around clean all the time? Why would they bother to clean it?

The same kind of nitpicks we cal also find in Star Trek or any other show that uses plot devices to make the story compelling or visually exciting.
Well duh, I'm nitpicking. It kind of happens when the show isn't otherwise engaging enough to let me passively ignore its faults. That's more the show's fault than mine if you ask me
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But then why did they program the nanites to take out all of a plane's systems except for its running lights so that you could just so happen to see them fall out of the sky at night when the blackout hit?
Meh, you're nitpicking. The Walking Dead is a great show and desipite that there are easy to nitpick inconsistent elements. e.g.

1. How is the grass mown at the prison?

2. How do they manage to keep the car they drive around clean all the time? Why would they bother to clean it?

The same kind of nitpicks we cal also find in Star Trek or any other show that uses plot devices to make the story compelling or visually exciting.
1. Vegetarian zombies.

2. Car wash zombies.

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Old April 9 2013, 08:21 PM   #75
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And the nanites were likely programmed to absorb artificial electricity, not organic electricity within humans themselves.

You know, like how the time machines in the Terminator series for some reason only work on Organic tissue?
They sure are smart, in that case.
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