RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 138,896
Posts: 5,386,943
Members: 24,717
Currently online: 506
Newest member: teriankhoka

TrekToday headlines

Gold Key Archives Volume 2
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Takei Documentary Wins Award
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Cumberbatch To Voice Khan
By: T'Bonz on Aug 19

Shaun And Ed On Phineas and Ferb
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

New Ships Coming From Official Starships Collection
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Trek Stars Take On Ice Bucket Challenge
By: T'Bonz on Aug 18

Retro Review: Profit and Lace
By: Michelle on Aug 16

Eve Engaged
By: T'Bonz on Aug 15

Shatner’s Get A Life DVD Debuts
By: T'Bonz on Aug 14

TV Alert: Takei Oprah Appearance
By: T'Bonz on Aug 14


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 10 2013, 12:52 AM   #106
Miss Chicken
Little three legged cat with attitude
 
Miss Chicken's Avatar
 
Location: Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

^^^ She younger than me!!!
Miss Chicken is online now   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 03:35 AM   #107
Sto-Vo-Kory
Commander
 
Sto-Vo-Kory's Avatar
 
Location: Pawnee, MI
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
^^^ She younger than me!!!
Apologies. I was referring more to the character, not the actress. In the book, I took her to be more in the wise grandmother vein and her appearances so far on the show seems to be leading in that same direction -- level-headed, no shortage of common sense, sympathetic.
Sto-Vo-Kory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 04:12 AM   #108
Guy Gardener
Fleet Admiral
 
Guy Gardener's Avatar
 
Location: In the lap of squalor I assure you.
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Back on Sabrina, I spent more time looking at Caroline than Beth, but she appears a lot more healthier now that there's a little meat on her.
__________________
"Glitter is the herpes of arts and craft."

Troy Yingst. My Life as Liz

Last edited by Guy Gardener; July 10 2013 at 04:24 AM.
Guy Gardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 04:19 AM   #109
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
Back on Sabrina, I spent more time looking at Caroline than Beth, but she looks a lot more healthier now that there's a little meat on her.
Salem the cat was the coolest part of that show.
__________________
=)
Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 04:36 AM   #110
Trekker4747
Fleet Admiral
 
Trekker4747's Avatar
 
Location: Kansas City
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
Back on Sabrina, I spent more time looking at Caroline than Beth, but she appears a lot more healthier now that there's a little meat on her.
Julia all the way for me.
__________________
Out of hope.
Trekker4747 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 03:28 PM   #111
Agent Richard07
Admiral
 
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Trekker4747 wrote: View Post
Julia all the way for me.
Big surprise.

I keep thinking about the shape of the dome and wondering if it's actually a sphere. And if it's not, how deep does it go? Could it be a cylinder with a rounded top? I dunno.

Anyhoo, I'm surprised that they killed Jeff Fahey's character. Given the casting, I figured that he'd come back somehow.
Agent Richard07 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 03:57 PM   #112
Forbin
Admiral
 
Forbin's Avatar
 
Location: I said out, dammit!
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

The people in this town seem to not really care very much about finding out about the dome, and are spending all their time having annoying soap opera shit. The only one bothering to map it is the kid. The first thing I'd want to do is locate the center point and find out what's there - if it's a force field, I'd expect the generator to be in the center.
Forbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 05:12 PM   #113
Emh
Doctor of TARDIS
 
Emh's Avatar
 
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Send a message via ICQ to Emh Send a message via AIM to Emh Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Emh Send a message via Yahoo to Emh
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Forbin wrote: View Post
The people in this town seem to not really care very much about finding out about the dome, and are spending all their time having annoying soap opera shit. The only one bothering to map it is the kid. The first thing I'd want to do is locate the center point and find out what's there - if it's a force field, I'd expect the generator to be in the center.
The show is suffering from two fatal flaws: The soap opera bullshit that plagued Jericho's great premise and the lack of curiosity and communication that LOST suffered from (but not paralyzed by because of the cast, characters and mysteries). That and lack of interesting characters played by good actors. They had one and killed him off in the first episode!
__________________
"Eccleston was a tiger and Tennant was, well, Tigger. Smith [is] an uncoordinated housecat who pretends that he meant to do that after falling off a piece of furniture." - Lynne M. Thomas

"I'm in Hell and it's full of Avons!" - Vila

Last edited by Emh; July 10 2013 at 05:27 PM.
Emh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 06:31 PM   #114
Anwar
Vice Admiral
 
Anwar's Avatar
 
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Forbin wrote: View Post
The people in this town seem to not really care very much about finding out about the dome, and are spending all their time having annoying soap opera shit. The only one bothering to map it is the kid. The first thing I'd want to do is locate the center point and find out what's there - if it's a force field, I'd expect the generator to be in the center.
The timeline has only been like a day and a half so far, they haven't all adjusted to their circumstances yet and clinging to their soap opera and normalcy is a common thing when unbelievable stuff happens.

It hasn't sunk in yet for a lot of them.
Anwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 06:41 PM   #115
davejames
Vice Admiral
 
Location: Sac, Ca
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

I think the problem is much more with the cheesy execution than the characters or storylines themselves. A premise like this really deserves an edgier and more adult take, but the tone here is just a little too cutesy and sentimental and family friendly, along the lines of a Terra Nova, Revolution or Surface.
davejames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10 2013, 07:03 PM   #116
Anwar
Vice Admiral
 
Anwar's Avatar
 
Location: Regina, SK, Canada
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

You aren't going to get a super edgy take on something from a major network like CBS, ABC or NBC.

And it's a limited premise anyways, this kind of show works as a 1 season mini-series not a continuing show.
Anwar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11 2013, 01:36 PM   #117
Locutus of Bored
Furfallin'
 
Locutus of Bored's Avatar
 
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

davejames wrote: View Post
I think the problem is much more with the cheesy execution than the characters or storylines themselves. A premise like this really deserves an edgier and more adult take, but the tone here is just a little too cutesy and sentimental and family friendly, along the lines of a Terra Nova, Revolution or Surface.
I think there are a lot of valid complaints to make about the format, but too family friendly and in the vein of Terra Nova? C'mon. Rapey McRaperson has his ex-girlfriend chained up in a literal dungeon, dismembered animal and people parts get shown on a regular basis, and murder seems to be the town's chief industry at the moment (with another one hinted at in the pilot). And if they follow the book, things are only going to get much, much worse.

This was originally going to be made by Showtime, so obviously it would have been much more hardcore there than on the AARP... err, I mean CBS network, but it's still not what I would call family friendly by a country mile.
__________________
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Locutus of Bored is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2013, 09:46 AM   #118
RobertVA
Fleet Captain
 
RobertVA's Avatar
 
Location: Virginia USA
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Miss Chicken wrote: View Post
^^^ She younger than me!!!
Now you know how I felt when Smallville used an actor my age to play Pa Kent!
RobertVA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2013, 10:28 AM   #119
EmoBorg
Captain
 
EmoBorg's Avatar
 
Location: in the 10 dimensions of reality
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post

I think there are a lot of valid complaints to make about the format, but too family friendly and in the vein of Terra Nova? C'mon. Rapey McRaperson has his ex-girlfriend chained up in a literal dungeon, dismembered animal and people parts get shown on a regular basis, and murder seems to be the town's chief industry at the moment (with another one hinted at in the pilot). And if they follow the book, things are only going to get much, much worse.

This was originally going to be made by Showtime, so obviously it would have been much more hardcore there than on the AARP... err, I mean CBS network, but it's still not what I would call family friendly by a country mile.
Don't forget about the meth lab being run by Big Jim.
EmoBorg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14 2013, 11:07 AM   #120
Locutus of Bored
Furfallin'
 
Locutus of Bored's Avatar
 
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Re: Stephen King's Under the Dome - TV Series Discussion Thread

EmoBorg wrote: View Post
Locutus of Bored wrote: View Post

I think there are a lot of valid complaints to make about the format, but too family friendly and in the vein of Terra Nova? C'mon. Rapey McRaperson has his ex-girlfriend chained up in a literal dungeon, dismembered animal and people parts get shown on a regular basis, and murder seems to be the town's chief industry at the moment (with another one hinted at in the pilot). And if they follow the book, things are only going to get much, much worse.

This was originally going to be made by Showtime, so obviously it would have been much more hardcore there than on the AARP... err, I mean CBS network, but it's still not what I would call family friendly by a country mile.
Don't forget about... [redacted]
I deliberately kept things vague and didn't mention anything specific for the benefit of the people watching the show who haven't read the book, dude.

You might want to edit that. It's strongly hinted at in the pilot, and some people have guessed correctly already, but just in case.
__________________
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Locutus of Bored is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
stephen king, under the dome

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.