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July 15th, 2012, 02:12 PM #1
Revolution, on NBC
I fall for the post-apocalyptic theme as easily as I do for anything. So it's not a big surprise that I'm going to be all over this show when it begins airing this fall.
Anyone else lining up for this series release?
July 15th, 2012, 03:02 PM #2
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I am DEFINITELY looking forward to it! I am a sucker for all things apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic.
I actually want the series to start this coming Tuesday, but it seems like my vote does not sway the network.
July 16th, 2012, 12:34 PM #3
It is JJ Abrams, and I'm willing to give most of his non-Tom Cruise starring stuff a try. He usually has good ideas for stories.
July 30th, 2012, 04:47 PM #4
The Olympics is good for something... I saw an add for it for the first time while watching beach volleyball... Looked pretty cool. May give me a reason to watch fall network TV that doesn't have "football" in the title.
August 1st, 2012, 08:18 PM #5
It sounds like it might be an interesting show, look forward to seeing the first episode.
August 1st, 2012, 08:44 PM #6
Is this loosely based on Dies The Fire by SM Stirling?
August 2nd, 2012, 12:49 PM #7
Another elment that intrigues me is that Giancarlo Esposito is looking like the bad guy in this thing. Anybody who has seen is stellar work on Breaking Bad* knows he is an extremely talented actor (and could very well take the Emmy from Dinklage this year) who can pull of calm, calculated and menacing very well.
*I'm just starting watching season four so no spoilers, please.
August 2nd, 2012, 05:52 PM #8
Spoiler:change in the laws of physics
is a trope that has been well traveled. Not sure what to make of it, but I'm sure the discussion will continue and the opinions will abound...especially if it does well.
August 4th, 2012, 04:09 AM #9
Too bad it wasn't a collaberation. I wouldn't mind seeing Dies the Fire and it's multiple sequels made into an ongoing series. Abrams would make a better job of it than most.
August 24th, 2012, 11:36 AM #10
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I don't know,but I'd say you see something on tv, but if you're talking about a character, you will see the character in the tv show.
September 3rd, 2012, 02:24 PM #11
Ok finally saw the preview on hulu yesterday and aside from the premise, this show has nothing to do with Dies the Fire or any of the other novels in the Emberverse series by SM Stirling. Stirling's books start right before the event and flows forward from there. This show starts 15 years after the event. Also in Stirling's books gunpowder stops working also though from the preview it's still a going concern on the TV show.
Nonetheless I'll probably watch it just to see how it pans out. There is precious little else worth watching.
Honestly the Emberverse series would probably not work on network TV anyway. Too much violence, small doses of sex and controversial issues. As the series progresses, it moves from a modern-day disaster story almost to a classic fantasy. Someone like HBO, Starz, or Showtime would have to pick it up in order to do it right.
September 8th, 2012, 02:16 AM #12
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Dies the Fire was the first thing I thought of when I saw the previews for the show. Saw a 5 minute preview from the first episode. Not sure what to make of it. Looks like a cross between Dies the Fire and Hunger Games. I'll give it a shot but really don't think I will stick with the show.
September 8th, 2012, 12:04 PM #13
I'm very confused by the previews. I'm not sure how the power going out leads (within 15 years) to gunpowder NOT working (I didn't see any guns in the ads, just a lot of crossbows and swords). It's odd to see how quickly people rediscovered swordplay also. We are going to give it a shot but we're not expecting much.
September 14th, 2012, 10:02 AM #14
In the TV show preview that I saw a guy was definitely shot with a muzzle-loading musket. Perhaps guns were still around but finding ammunition and gunpowder was getting more and more difficult? Sounds improbable but then the whole premise is sort of silly. I'll have to watch a few episodes to see how everything plots out.
I suspect, much like in Stirling's books, one will have to suspend logic for quite a bit on the premise to enjoy the story that flows from it.
September 18th, 2012, 12:12 AM #15
Well that was just silly and dumb. Nobody has a tan. Or a dog. Or practical clothing. Or dirt on them. Or a believable physique. I'm out.