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Old August 6 2013, 10:37 PM   #211
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Not "grossed out" so much as a "did we really need that shot?" I mean most TV child births get by with having someone just say their water just broke. This show gives us a shot of her water splashing on the ground, just struck me as unnecessary. Again not grossed out just sort of a: thing. But that's a large part of this show. Me rolling my eyes.
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Old August 6 2013, 11:06 PM   #212
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I missed the TNG episode where Molly O'Brien was born.

A friend joked that Worf cut the umbilical cord with his teeth.

He persisted for quite a while that he was not joking however.
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Old August 7 2013, 03:12 AM   #213
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So the pregnant woman sees her husband coming home from serving in the Navy in 1944, touches the dome, and it puts her in labor. CBS treats us to a shot of her embryonic fluid pouring on the ground. Thanks, show.
Personally I thought the scene was very touching:
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Old August 7 2013, 11:08 AM   #214
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I thought it was shmaltzy BS. It's kind of hard to care about the emotions of a woman we've never seen before who's simply a plot device.
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Old August 7 2013, 05:22 PM   #215
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So the pregnant woman sees her husband coming home from serving in the Navy in 1944, touches the dome, and it puts her in labor. CBS treats us to a shot of her embryonic fluid pouring on the ground. Thanks, show.
Personally I thought the scene was very touching:


And touching the dome is half the battle!
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Old August 7 2013, 06:17 PM   #216
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obviously, SPOILERS.....



A few things happened this episode. The mini dome in the woods, baby birthing, and death.

The mini dome thing was kind of interesting. I wonder what's inside of it

the baby thing...meh. We never saw that woman before so did we really care much about her or her baby?

I was actually upset when Alice died though
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Old August 7 2013, 06:59 PM   #217
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Pretty decent ep, but I have to wonder why no one else thought to check the center of the dome before then. Checking for an internal power source seems like a pretty obvious thing to do, once it becomes clear the dome wasn't just dropped down overnight by some military helicoptors.

And just how the hell big is this town anyway? That looked like a pretty massive field they were walking through, and somehow this is the first time we're seeing it?

Obviously the smaller dome pictured in the titles and promo pictures is just for effect, but it'd still be nice to know just how much territory this dome actually covers (the maps I've seen online don't seem nearly detailed enough).
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Old August 7 2013, 10:24 PM   #218
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"Big field"?

There's a hospital, and farms. Plural. And a schism between the farmers and the townies.
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Old August 8 2013, 01:37 PM   #219
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I finaly caught up on the last two episodes. This isn't an awful show albiet it isn't great. Some of the shit is far fetched. I think they've setup fairly accurately how people would react in such a situation - most people panic - some have a level head. The looting is a fairly realistic expectation of what might happen. Also, the two crazy guys is a likely scenario.

I know a couple of people personally that in the right circumstances probably would easily become part of a mob mentality - don't all of us?

My only criticism of the show in terms of blending fact and fiction is I don't think the way the outside world is interacting with the dome is realistic. If a magical dome all of a sudden covered a small community in rural America - there would be a huge media frenzy around the event that I doubt even the US military could contain without shoot-to-kill instrustions on the general population. I'm having a hard time believing that such events would transpire where the people caught in the dome have virtually zero interaction with those outside of it.
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Old August 8 2013, 06:51 PM   #220
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Well it seems likely the military scared off the public and press by claiming the dome is radioactive or something. Although I agree, it seems like there should still be more interaction with the outside world than we're seeing.

And as for rioting, I'm not so sure. In a small town where everyone knows each other, I think they'd probably think twice before attacking each other and stealing everything in sight. There would obviously be panic and fear, but like in the aftermath of any huge crisis (think 9/11), I think they'd probably band together and try to share as many resources as they could.

Especially after only a few weeks. Maybe if this persisted for several months, they'd start to go stir crazy and kill each other, but I can't see it happening this soon.
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Old August 8 2013, 07:02 PM   #221
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Especially after only a few weeks. Maybe if this persisted for several months, they'd start to go stir crazy and kill each other, but I can't see it happening this soon.
I forget who said it but an anthropoligist once said that humans are ~ 5-6 missed meals before social order collapses.
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Old August 8 2013, 09:39 PM   #222
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Well they've got more than enough farmland to survive on, if it came to that. Although it would still be nice to hear at least something about what their food situation is there.
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Old August 8 2013, 10:03 PM   #223
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When everyone got sick, I thought that was going to be because of the build up of carbon monoxide from all the cars. Is this not going to be a problem or is half the town just not going to wake up one morning?
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Old August 8 2013, 11:26 PM   #224
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When everyone got sick, I thought that was going to be because of the build up of carbon monoxide from all the cars. Is this not going to be a problem or is half the town just not going to wake up one morning?
Well, we know the dome is slightly porous to liquid water like sieve so maybe car exhaust and carbon dioxide and such are able to seep through it? That or maybe everyone is beginning to suffer from severe gas poisoning which would explain their behavior quite a bit.
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Old August 9 2013, 12:00 AM   #225
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Wait till they run out of cigarettes and birthcontrol.
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