The Revolution pilot is online now...

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gotham Central, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    Last week I said that Revolution needed a big episode for me to continue watching next March, and I think it succeeded. For one, the stuff between Miles and Monroe was excellent, some of the best acting of the season, and we got a whole chunk load of backstory between the two of them. It's also great we got this backstory because now it makes the fight between them all the more meaningful. That entire scene, from the staredown to the sword fight might have been the best scene of the show thus far.

    Really wish the show was coming back earlier than March, but I think I will be back. Yeah they ended it on a bit of a cliffhanger, but I saw it more of wrapping up one story and moving on to the next chapter. That's really what I wish more arc shows would do. Either have great character work, or don't drag things out for such a long time where the show is cancelled before the mystery is solved, a la, Alcatraz last year.
     
  2. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    OMG!! HELICOPTERS??!!

    Pass.
     
  3. Roshi

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    Helicopters with Gatling guns...
     
  4. Tom

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    Helicopters that work! and gas that is not stale after 15 years! lol

    In the preview for the second half of the season they show someone with a rocket launcher. So all they need to do is take down the Helicopter then the amplifier at least will be destroyed and Monroe is back to square one. Even if he has the pendant he will need another amplifier built. If he could copy that Amp there is only one pendant anyways so he can't have more than one running.
     
  5. Star Wolf

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    Vietnam era Huey with a gunship modification kit. Long before Blackhawk Down the Viet Cong knocked down thousands of Hueys.
     
  6. propita

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    I gave up on it. Mostly the scripts and dragging things out, but also because I'm not fond of Charlie. Not sure if I don't like the actress or how she's written/directed. So I guess I'm happy I bailed early, despite reading that the show's a "hit."
     
  7. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    Maybe a bit of both

    i am thinking that her screen test/audition went really well...her crying, if just taken in a screen test, would have been impressive. But when she does that kind of stuff EVERY week, it feels old and whiny.


    To me, it's like Wesley Crusher/Wil Wheaton. When they saw him in Stand By Me, at that juncture, he seemed like a perfect Wesley Crusher. But by the time they aired the show, he was a teenager. And stories/situations meant for a 12 year old would seem ridiculous for a full blown teenager. (i..e the episode Justice....yeah, most 15 year old boys would only be interested in playing soccer on a planet of nympho-blondes. Right....)
     
  8. Lyon_Wonder

    Lyon_Wonder Commander Red Shirt

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    All the Black Hawks must be interned in the Georgia Federation and other breakaway republics and Monroe had to settle for Hueys.

    Though seriously, UH-1s are easier to come by for Hollywood since ex-military Hueys can be found surplus. And I guess the Army wouldn’t let the “Revolution” production team borrow an UH-60 for filming since most Black Hawks are still in active service.
     
  9. Star Wolf

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    NCIS just had an episode where the plot was that the Sea Hawk was now so old technology wise that the crew felt justified for mutinying and selling the hijacked helicopter. I don't know if it is scary or that it makes me feel young that Black Hawk battalions where just reaching the Army when I joined.
     
  10. EmoBorg

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    I strongly suspect in the second half of season 1 or in season 2, if there is one, Maggie Foster's children might make an appearance. There might a sailing ship from England and her children could arrive on it looking for her. The children would be around Charlie and Danny age by then.

    Maggie Foster assumed that her children were dead. That may not be the case.
     
  11. Star Wolf

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    You forgot to add they are royalty as a new monarchy has taken over in Europe. :vulcan: So we have a fascist Marine in Monrovia, Texas, Californian hedonist and the young princess coming to avenge mum.
     
  12. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Commodore Commodore

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    That would feinitely be a storyline to follow-up if they wish...i suspect that might be season 2.

    I think they might instead show Aaron's wife...and a child he didn't know she had. So he's going to have to deal with being the dad of a teenager. (I'm also predicting that she does NOT hook up with the warrior guy they walked with -- though they will make it seem that way in the beginning).
     
  13. Enterprise is Great

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    Something about the way Miles and Rachel looked at each other makes me think that at one time they were romantically involved. I wouldn't be surprised if charlie is really Miles' daughter.
     
  14. st.barthgirl

    st.barthgirl Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    i'm Half watching this show... i want to like it, but giancarlo esposito is the only thing that really lights up the screen for me. {sort of Listening while i switch between tabs...}

    Maybe if i understood the science...

    Would anyone here know if there is a discussion of the Pendants/electric field blocking thingy in this thread, before i sift through? Thanks ...
     
  15. Mister Fandango

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    Now that is genuine humor right there.
     
  16. sojourner

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    General consensus in this thread: pure magic.
     
  17. st.barthgirl

    st.barthgirl Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    thanks.... i sort of thought as much, which is disappointing...

    However, i did happen upon a DOOZY when i was searching online to try and find out if i could make sense of it. The following, Sadly & Hilariously, is NOT meant to be a Joke. Really. The Inventor is serious, and Peddling these things in the Real World. Crikey!

    Want a good laugh? then read on:
    :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw::guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:

    What are the Quantum Vortex Energy Power Pendants?

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    What is a Quantum Vortex?

    [LEFT]A Worm Hole is a link or gateway between two different points within the same dimension. A Quantum Vortex is a link or gateway between two different dimensions. Is it safe to wear more than one pendant at the same time? Yes wearing more than one pendant may give you added benefits!


    :drool::drool::drool:

    OR, if that doesn't getcha, try the Advanced Quantum Matrix Manipulation Plate!

    This is a device, that through advanced mathematical quantum algorythms and Quantum Nano Vortex Technology, literally becomes an interface for ones thoughts / imagination and desires to be instantly entered into the true zero point field of ether / imagination that brings forth this time space continuum reality grid matrix....
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  18. DarthTom

    DarthTom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Meh, You're hard on the show when it comes to this kind of stuff. Me not so much.

    In Trek when Data or Belana Torres would sound off techno babble like:

    Did you think 'magic,' as well?
     
  19. Mister Fandango

    Mister Fandango Fleet Captain

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    The producers themselves said it's completely plausible, and that they allegedly have "scientists" verifying that claim.
     
  20. DarthTom

    DarthTom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Well they are morons just like the idiots on this website who think they may be one day using "warp" technology in their star ship to travel FTL.