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Old May 30 2013, 01:08 AM   #1
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Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

Just returned from a short vacation in Broken Bow, OK. Its near a National Forest and state park. The areas I saw are heavily forested small mountains or foot hills. Very relaxing and pretty. It was good to escape the city for awhile. But where are the corn fields?
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Old May 30 2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

So either it's a continuity error(how surprising) or in the future forests are strip logged to provide more farmland to feed the population.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:38 AM   #3
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

Well it could also be from global warming or the nuclear winter that followed.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:46 AM   #4
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Just another case of typical Hollywood geography. As far as Hollywood is concerned, Oklahoma is rural, and rural means flat fields of grain.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

I know. But you would think they would do basic research.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:58 AM   #6
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No, you shouldn't expect Hollywood to do research when visual shorthand is easier.
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Old May 30 2013, 02:33 AM   #7
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Just returned from a short vacation in Broken Bow, OK. Its near a National Forest and state park. The areas I saw are heavily forested small mountains or foot hills. Very relaxing and pretty. It was good to escape the city for awhile. But where are the corn fields?
In California of course!!
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Old May 30 2013, 02:25 PM   #8
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

Oh boy, it's the "why is there a quarry in Iowa" discussion again...
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Old May 30 2013, 02:50 PM   #9
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

I seem to recall reading somewhere that Brannon Braga thought Broken Bow was a fictional place. Then again, I read it on the internet...
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Old May 30 2013, 03:08 PM   #10
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I seem to recall reading somewhere that Brannon Braga thought Broken Bow was a fictional place. Then again, I read it on the internet...
We're talking about the same dude who thought TATV was a good idea.

Makes the Broken Bow thing a lot less harder to believe.
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Old May 30 2013, 03:31 PM   #11
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
I seem to recall reading somewhere that Brannon Braga thought Broken Bow was a fictional place. Then again, I read it on the internet...
It's possible it was just a coincidence. I though for years that Dawson's Creek was a Canadian show because there actually is a town named Dawson's Creek in British Columbia
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Old May 30 2013, 08:15 PM   #12
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

Were's the Cetacean Institute? I went all over Sausalito and couldn't find it.
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Old May 30 2013, 10:09 PM   #13
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Were's the Cetacean Institute? I went all over Sausalito and couldn't find it.
'Cause its in San Diego.
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Old May 30 2013, 10:13 PM   #14
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Re: Where are Broken Bows corn fields?

Don't know about Iowa. But there is some flat land to the south. So I guess they could just say Broken Bow is the nearest town.
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Old May 31 2013, 12:22 AM   #15
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ConRefit79 wrote: View Post
I know. But you would think they would do basic research.
Research? What is this bizarre concept?

As others have already said, it's set in the futuree so it's easy to get around the fact that it's different from how it looks today.

Broadly speaking, issues about research (or lack thereof) come up when dealing with contempary or historical settings. If you want an example from TNG how about "The Royale" which gives a tempature below absolute zero. It's almost as if when goiung through the rewritting process someone changed degrees F to degrees C.
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