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Old 11-29-2012, 08:03 PM  
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'Under the Dome" coming to CBS summer '13

Hopefully the series won't fizzle out toward the end the way that the novel did...

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Stephen King is coming back to broadcast TV. CBS is giving the author’s Under the Dome a 13-episode series order.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

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The series version was originally developed at Showtime. But in an unusual move, the ambitious project jumped from a cable network’s slate to the major broadcaster (more on that below). It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. But with AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution, apocalyptic serialized dramas have been delivering large numbers lately.

Fans of the novel shouldn’t expect an exact retelling of the same story. Last we heard, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s (Lost) script for Dome was wisely using the novel’s setup as a launch pad for its own TV-format-friendly version of the story and might even lay the groundwork for a different outcome than the novel’s ending. Also, the CBS version is definitely a series, not a mini-series, with a finale episode that will leave the story open for more seasons.
Bit more info at the link.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:59 AM   #91
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How is there wind in a dome anyway.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #92
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What does everyone think of Britt Robertson?
She's intrinsically linked with Junior, so it's difficult to like her.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:59 PM   #93
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How is there wind in a dome anyway.
convection. wind is made by thermal changes, that can occur in a dome. hell, rain clouds can form inside buildings if the conditions are right.
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:08 PM   #94
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Is anyone else still watching this?

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Old 09-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #95
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Old 09-16-2013, 10:58 PM   #96
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Is anyone else still watching this?

I can't quit.
I have 3 weeks or so on my dvr, plan on watching them tonight.
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:02 PM   #97
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I liked it. Looking forward to next season
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:26 PM   #98
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I liked it. Looking forward to next season
next season? ****ign dammit..
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #99
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Typical Stephen King Ending.

I don't know if that's where the book ended, but that was a horrible finale.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:16 AM   #100
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Typical Stephen King Ending.

I don't know if that's where the book ended, but that was a horrible finale.
The book ending was absolutely terrible. I've read that the end of this series will be different (and that the idea for it did not originate from King). Pretty much everything about the show is different already, though.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:25 AM   #101
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Yeah, the series at this point bears little to no resemblance to the book.

Felt like the episode should've been a couple of minutes longer. I hate cliffhangers like that.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:11 AM   #102
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Typical Stephen King Ending.

I don't know if that's where the book ended, but that was a horrible finale.
In what way was that a typical Stephen King ending?
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #103
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In what way was that a typical Stephen King ending?
Nothing exciting happened.

The crescendo of the finale was the stars making it light again. The ****ing dome didn't even go dark until the beginning of the finale episode!

Its not like they've been dealing with the dark for half the season.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #104
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Nothing exciting happened.

The crescendo of the finale was the stars making it light again. The ****ing dome didn't even go dark until the beginning of the finale episode!

Its not like they've been dealing with the dark for half the season.
The point still stands. That wasn't anything close to a SK ending. King has his issues but that was clearly a crappy cliffhanger.. that's all.
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Old 09-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #105
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Yeah, they just ended without any sort of resolution. It didn't feel like a finale, it felt like the penultimate episode of the season. Cliffhangers are great - hell, I love them - but that was just sloppy.
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