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Old 02-08-2012, 07:55 AM  
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Sounds great right?

The only worry is that NBC is picking it up.

http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/02/02/j-j-abrams-nbc/

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NBC has picked up a new drama pilot from the Star Trek director and Warner Bros. TV. The logline: “A high octane action drama from J. J. Abrams following a group of characters struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously ceased to exist.”

Now that’s the rather cryptic official description. But here’s an earlier, more exciting logline with more detail:“In this epic adventure thriller, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out … forever.”
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:37 AM   #76
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The review I read was pretty bad, but it went after the logic of the show more than anything.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:32 AM   #77
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The review I read was pretty bad, but it went after the logic of the show more than anything.
Honestly, it wasn't terrible TV. And there just isn't much from the Scifi genre to choose from, so I will keep watching.

The ratings were good, so maybe the show will last for awhile.

Having said that, I so miss Battlestar Galactica, DS9, and even Lost. I have high hopes for Last Resort on Thursday, but I don't see how they keep the story line going.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:10 AM   #78
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Agreed. The electricity went out, plane went down - blew up, then boom 15 years later.

WTF.
Yea, I kind of thought that the immediate aftermath would have made an entire season. Explaining how the Militia and regions came to be, etc.

Maybe that's still coming, kind of like flashbacks in Lost. Who knows with Abrams.
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:13 AM   #79
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Yea, I kind of thought that the immediate aftermath would have made an entire season. Explaining how the Militia and regions came to be, etc.

Maybe that's still coming, kind of like flashbacks in Lost. Who knows with Abrams.
Just wait for the flashforwards.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:30 PM   #80
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I'm watching the pilot now. First thing I notice is how everybody has nice clothes, is well groomed and basically look like models. Yeah, that would happen in a post-apocalyptic world.

Not terribly impressed so far. It should at least be better than The Postman. So far, it isn't.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #81
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This show has so many holes.



How did she send that IM? Who is running the network for the internet?

There is fire but combustion engines don't work?
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:45 PM   #82
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I'm watching the pilot now. First thing I notice is how everybody has nice clothes, is well groomed and basically look like models. Yeah, that would happen in a post-apocalyptic world.

Not terribly impressed so far. It should at least be better than The Postman. So far, it isn't.
Did you watch it with me and my wife? We both noticed the exact same thing.


Just like Falling Skies and Walking Dead, they missed a fantastic opportunity to build the characters while showing the chaos after things shut down.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #83
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How did she send that IM? Who is running the network for the internet?

There is fire but combustion engines don't work?
Last time I checked a bullet or musket needs to ignite in order to fire it. Physics not working anymore is going to take some explaining.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #84
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I knew this would be the dumbest show of all time.

And people have the gall criticize Manimal.

Tsk, tsk.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:51 PM   #85
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Finished the pilot. Very Lost-ish. And unfortunately, I remember how Lost strung us along for years and then ended in a mind-numbing train wreck.

Against my better judgment, I'll check out the next episode, but I'm reminded of the definition of insanity.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:53 PM   #86
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Did you watch it with me and my wife? We both noticed the exact same thing.


Just like Falling Skies and Walking Dead, they missed a fantastic opportunity to build the characters while showing the chaos after things shut down.
Good to know that the survivors still have easy access to toothpaste, orthodontists, stylists, shampoo and the clothing department of JCPenney.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:56 PM   #87
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Good to know that the survivors still have easy access to toothpaste, orthodontists, stylists, shampoo and the clothing department of JCPenney.
More like Abercrombie
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:57 PM   #88
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I thought it was alright. Not great, but if I had the second episode taped I would have watched it after the first. I don't really have an issues with planes falling, assuming there is an eventual real answer for it. I would say the lack of guns would be due to not being able to make extra bullets and the control of them by the Militia.

Some things seemed a little to thin or straight forward, which is a little concerning. Lacking layers is usually what kills end of the world shows. Hopefully the flashbacks will be a comfort to an J.J. show. The necklace/memory card thing, black woman, and that network seems a little interesting anyway.

I think the turning point on whether its a good show or not are going to be the memory card/network and how deep the Militita guys story angle is. I am not annoyed by any of the main characters which is a good start.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:58 PM   #89
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Gus was pretty good, though. That man can act.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:59 PM   #90
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Did you watch it with me and my wife? We both noticed the exact same thing.


Just like Falling Skies and Walking Dead, they missed a fantastic opportunity to build the characters while showing the chaos after things shut down.
Walking Dead did fail to do enough with that, but if this show lasts I doubt they pass up on it. I would imagine J.J. is planning to explain it like he did on Lost if given the time.
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