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Old April 10 2013, 01:01 AM   #76
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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.

Not trying to derail a decent thread, but do zombies poop? They eat. Do their GI tracts still work? Cause if they do, damn! They must REALLY stink, providing no excuse for surprise appearances. If they don't, then are they literally full of shit?
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Old April 10 2013, 01:34 AM   #77
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I really enjoyed this episode. Sure there are still things that don't make sense with the nanite explanation, but at least it's an explanation, which is more than a lot of shows give us this early. I thought the stuff with Neville, and Rachel and Charlie was good. I'm very curious to see exactly what is going to become of the Neville's now.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:39 AM   #78
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The nanites spread over the entire world in a matter of seconds? Do they move through warp space or something?
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Old April 10 2013, 01:52 AM   #79
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To work they need hundreds of thousands, maybe millions of these things floating in a specified target area.

What's the plan?

Drop a dcp10's worth of this stuff from a plane and then hope the wind doesn't blow in the wrong direction?

The only way this weapon is more effective than a ballistic missile is that if it is already everywhere.

It's then just a question of programming active and inactive zones.

Problem is, that this is invasion.

Quadtrillions of nanites (wrong word. These things are the size of dust particles) floating through China and North Korea choosing not to attack because America is feeling Generous?

Sure.

That'll go over real well.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:57 AM   #80
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And individuals like you said that it would be perfectly reasonable once we learned the reasons behind it.
I'm not sure who these people "like me" are. as I was one of the first people to say "magic" in this thread.
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Old April 10 2013, 03:26 AM   #81
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(wrong word. These things are the size of dust particles)
No, they're more magical than that. They're "the size of a virus."

Which, despite having been widespread enough to wipe out all electrical systems in a few minutes, no one ever noticed. Not even the people who regularly look at things "the size of a virus."
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Old April 10 2013, 04:11 AM   #82
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And apparently they're smart enough not to stop the natural electrical signals that occur in human bodies (i.e. brain waves)...
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Old April 10 2013, 05:26 AM   #83
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We had a thunderstorm earlier in the show. These things are designed to affect only artificially generated electricity.
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Old April 10 2013, 06:00 AM   #84
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So, how is it that the pendants block them? Do they kill the little virus-bots? Do the little virus bots simply reproduce and overwhelm the pendants area of affect or what?

And Aaron had that pendant from the beginning. It took the baddie THAT long to finally track them down?
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Old April 10 2013, 06:03 AM   #85
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That's not that hard to interpret. The super-indestructible (they must be made out of pure nanitetanium!) amulets simply send out a command in the immediate area that tells them to stop, with the software needed being found on the flash drive itself.

Why it takes such a special amplifier to boost the signal, however... <shrugs> Not sure why they can't just copy the thumb drives either, but... it's all okay, yanno. Scientists!

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Old April 10 2013, 06:06 AM   #86
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So, is there no static electricity when you walk across the carpet in your socks?
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Old April 10 2013, 07:32 AM   #87
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In the final analysis, this is a bad soap opera, and I'm finally done, although I've threatened that before.

At least The Following has some good creep factor going to accompany the tired cliches. The baddie is not an Anthony Hopkins, but given semi-decent material can be convincing.
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Old April 10 2013, 11:27 AM   #88
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We had a thunderstorm earlier in the show. These things are designed to affect only artificially generated electricity.
A thunderstorm works rougly the same as a battery, don't they? Electrons move from one side to the other. I could have bought it if there is a limit to the strength of the current the nanites allow, but the artificial electricity is just strange.
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Old April 10 2013, 01:33 PM   #89
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The nanites spread over the entire world in a matter of seconds? Do they move through warp space or something?
Meh. The nanites take over the Enterprise computer very quickly.

Oh and the 'black gue," in the film Promethius is able on a planetary scale to not only re-write the DNA of earth but also control natural selection.

It's a suspension of disbelief I can live with. Besides to paraphrase what someone once said, '...science you don't know or understand will appear like magic.'
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Old April 10 2013, 01:38 PM   #90
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In the final analysis, this is a bad soap opera, and I'm finally done, although I've threatened that before.

At least The Following has some good creep factor going to accompany the tired cliches. The baddie is not an Anthony Hopkins, but given semi-decent material can be convincing.
Well, Falling Skies will be back on soon which is also 'bad soap opera,' and lets face it Borgminister, there just ain't that much even medicore TV that's sci-fi/fantasy based on right now to watch.

I'll take Revolution over watching ST reruns.
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