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Old July 8 2013, 06:08 PM   #91
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Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

The implication I got was that the military personnel were likely under orders to not communicate with those inside "the dome." Otherwise, there's no reason why they wouldn't try some form of communication (like written) between the inside of the dome and the outside world.
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Old July 8 2013, 06:10 PM   #92
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The implication I got was that the military personnel were likely under orders to not communicate with those inside "the dome." Otherwise, there's no reason why they wouldn't try some form of communication (like written) between the inside of the dome and the outside world.
But why? Military experiment on sheilding technology over small town went haywire?
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Old July 8 2013, 06:15 PM   #93
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The implication I got was that the military personnel were likely under orders to not communicate with those inside "the dome." Otherwise, there's no reason why they wouldn't try some form of communication (like written) between the inside of the dome and the outside world.
But why? Military experiment on sheilding technology over small town went haywire?
We don't know. It's been two episodes. We just know that the red-haired chick was unable to draw their attention or get them to communicate with her the morning after the dome appeared. It's unlikely they didn't see or notice her (I assume military personnel are required to have peripheral vision) especially if she (as she suggested) took her top off. There may have been other references to communications to the outside of the dome no longer taking place.

What happens in the book aside, we don't know why the dome is there or what caused/is causing it or why communications to the outside have ceased. Again, it's been two episodes. I have a feeling they're trying to build a story and mythology here and not give everything away in the first bundle of episodes.
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Old July 8 2013, 11:18 PM   #94
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Sure you'd kill most of the people inside the dome, but if you dug it up, and the dome turned out to be a huge ball, which it is, couldn't you just roll it around if you had something big enough to push or pull it?
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Old July 9 2013, 03:39 AM   #95
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I swear all of these characters were made from a deck of cards comprised of cliches.
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Old July 9 2013, 04:05 AM   #96
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Barbie didn't like being called a souless killer thug. See!

Then the new sheriff shoots someone else dead and she's a hero.
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Old July 9 2013, 04:27 AM   #97
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Then the creeper guy totally talks and acts like a complete creeper and no one suggests he needs to be in a padded cell medicated to incoherence!
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Old July 9 2013, 04:29 AM   #98
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There's no reason to talk about me like that.
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You're already well past medicated to incoherence.
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S'Alright, we already have you under proper observation.
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I don't think there's much more of this show I can take. Almost everyone is an idiot and everything that happens is ridiculously cliché. Dean Norris continues to be the only saving grace of the show but I'm not sure if that's enough to keep me watching. A pity because the show has a promising premise, but they keep squandering it with dumb bullshit.
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Old July 9 2013, 11:40 PM   #102
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I don't think there's much more of this show I can take. Almost everyone is an idiot and everything that happens is ridiculously cliché. Dean Norris continues to be the only saving grace of the show but I'm not sure if that's enough to keep me watching. A pity because the show has a promising premise, but they keep squandering it with dumb bullshit.
I agree. About the only cliche characters missing are the wise, old grandmother and the precocious subteen.

The only interesting character is the dome.
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Old July 9 2013, 11:43 PM   #103
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I don't think there's much more of this show I can take. Almost everyone is an idiot and everything that happens is ridiculously cliché. Dean Norris continues to be the only saving grace of the show but I'm not sure if that's enough to keep me watching. A pity because the show has a promising premise, but they keep squandering it with dumb bullshit.
I agree. About the only cliche characters missing are the wise, old grandmother and the precocious subteen.

The only interesting character is the dome.
You're only allowed so many teen stereotypes in a show and this one is already packed pretty full of teen stereotypes between primary characters and secondary ones.

I agree though, we do need a wise old grandmother or someone like that. Where are our characters going to get their worldly wisdom?!
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Old July 9 2013, 11:52 PM   #104
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There doesn't seem to be any little children in Chester's Mill. Maybe the parents were so disappointed with the quality of the product when the now-teens were born that they stopped breeding altogether?
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Isn't the restaurant owner filling the wise grandmother role?
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