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Du1point8

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16,298 posts

78 months

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All energy on earth is lost and after 15 years a group of people get together to try and figure out what happened.

http://www.nbc.com/revolution/video/revolution/140...

VEA

3,568 posts

87 months

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That looks right up my street!

eta, do we have an air date yet? I can't see anything anywhere!

Edited by VEA on Thursday 17th May 14:08

Ewan S

1,285 posts

113 months

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Yep looks good, anyone know when it's coming to the UK?

LaurasOtherHalf

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82 months

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Indeed I does look good, anything concerning the end of civilisation usually does the trick for me though.

Only hope it doesn't end up being one of those series without "closure" at the end of each series. (like lost funnily enough)

That was always the beauty of the wire & I've no idea why other writers don't take so much notice of it, at the end of each series finish off the blooming story you're telling! We're really struggling to get into this season of the killing for the same reason.

Du1point8

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16,298 posts

78 months

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more info:

http://www.nbc.com/revolution/

Air date is this autumn in US
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LordGrover

22,395 posts

98 months

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Nowt in the near future according to my guide:


AshVX220

2,101 posts

76 months

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Very Briefly (and, sadly, a bit negatively) discussed here:

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Halb

23,357 posts

69 months

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LaurasOtherHalf said:
Only hope it doesn't end up being one of those series without "closure" at the end of each series. (like lost funnily enough)
Looks like a perfect candidate. A half arsed storyline with pretty teenagers and unrealistic action scenes, it'll run out of steam very quickly the audience figures will flick to something shiny and new after so many episodes and then it'll get stcanned in the first series.biggrin

I do so prognosticate!

LordGrover

22,395 posts

98 months

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Halb said:
I do so prognosticate!
You'll go blind.

Halb

23,357 posts

69 months

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LordGrover said:
Halb said:
I do so prognosticate!
You'll go blind.
Then no more gym eyecandyfrown

Zaxxon

4,057 posts

46 months

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It's by JJ Abrams, gonna be good then.

jimmyjimjim

3,420 posts

124 months

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Sounds a lot like S.M.Stirlings "Emberverse" series.

Centurion07

3,532 posts

133 months

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I have so much want for this show right now after seeing that trailer!! biggrin

But....that first scene of the overgrown city? I've seen that used in a short film somewhere but I'm sure it had a guy on motorbike being chased by an alien craft. Nowt to do with this series IIRC but it was pretty awesome nonetheless. I'm gonna go look for that.

Just looked; I haven't got a hope in hell of tracking it down without knowing the exact title. frown

clonmult

9,011 posts

95 months

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Zaxxon said:
It's by JJ Abrams, gonna be good then.
Means that it'll have a fantastic concept, then either go all stupid & aimless (Lost), be badly paced and be canned (Alcatraz), or actually surprise everyone and apparently go the distance (Fringe).

I'm wanting to like this, the trailer is intriguing.

durbster

3,780 posts

108 months

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Interesting, sounds like The Day The Earth Stood Still (the original, not the dreary remake).

clonmult said:
Means that it'll have a fantastic concept, then either go all stupid & aimless (Lost), be badly paced and be canned (Alcatraz), or actually surprise everyone and apparently go the distance (Fringe).
...or be full of utterly hateful characters, like Flashforward. smile

Good point though. After giving Lost a good 2.5 seasons before admitting it was a waste of time continuing, these high concept things have to be entered into with caution.

JagLover

18,172 posts

121 months

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Not sure why we would revert to a pre industrial civilisation without electricity. There is always steam power and there are plenty of working machines left to show us how it is done.


Halb

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JagLover said:
Not sure why we would revert to a pre industrial civilisation without electricity. There is always steam power and there are plenty of working machines left to show us how it is done.
Which is where it falls down and shows that the shows creator has spent maybe 12 minutes, 15 tops in planning it out.

ItsaTVR

252 posts

39 months

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Du1point8 said:
more info:

http://www.nbc.com/revolution/

Air date is this autumn in US
Sadly, NBC has a strong history of creating good sci-fi then not supporting them. soapbox All the way back to the Original Star Trek! I didn't even risk getting started on Awake, though I love the concept and the execution looks top-shelf. I'm still wishing Surface would re-surface...
So I actually will reccommend planning on only one season, possibly as many as 13 episodes if the ratings are half-decent. Anything after that is gravy.
But maybe SyFy being out of the sci-fi business will add a tiny bit of hope?

Centurion commented on parts of the trailer looking familiar? NBC being part of NBC/Universal/MTV/Comcast etc. often reuses bits from the many, many sources they control. I suppose it's only practical.
Even back from when it was just Universal Studios... look at the secondary ships in the Original Battlestar Galactica and you'll quickly recognize the greenhouse dome-ships from Silent Running. I'm not geeky/anorak-ish enough (no, really nerd ) to quote other examples, but they're out there smile

Edited by ItsaTVR on Thursday 17th May 20:23

durbster

3,780 posts

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JagLover said:
Not sure why we would revert to a pre industrial civilisation without electricity. There is always steam power and there are plenty of working machines left to show us how it is done.
In the trailer there are stopped cars and planes falling out of the sky so isn't it all power that's gone, as in The Day The Earth Stood Still?

MiniMan64

9,245 posts

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durbster said:
JagLover said:
Not sure why we would revert to a pre industrial civilisation without electricity. There is always steam power and there are plenty of working machines left to show us how it is done.
In the trailer there are stopped cars and planes falling out of the sky so isn't it all power that's gone, as in The Day The Earth Stood Still?
Something squiffy is going on, it's hardly going to be EMP-esque if the internal combustion is out of action too.

Would cities really be that overgrown in 15 years?
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