Revolution (J .J. Abrams and Eric Kripke)

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  • HoriZon 9 Feb 2012 20:02:39 13,593 posts
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    Can't be s bad as the last few can it?

    Good news, J.J. Abrams fans — you're getting a new (and hopefully better received) series from Abrams on NBC! It's called Revolution, and it focuses on a band of survivors making their way in a new world after all of the world's energy mysteriously disappears. And here's your very first shot of the cast standing ominously on a giant staircase. Note the bows and arrows! That trend isn't going anywhere, anytime soon!

    According to TV Line, NBC has picked up this new drama series, which was also crafted by Supernatural's Eric Kripke and directed by Jon Favreau. The show stars the Mustache Dad from Twilight (actor Billy Burke) and Giancarlo Esposito from Once Upon A Time and Breaking Bad (which doesn't really bode well for Esposito's character on Once).

    http://tvline.com/2012/05/07/nbc-revolution-new-normal-fall-2012/





    Not a bad way to start!

    Edited by HoriZon at 20:44:26 08-05-2012

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  • Razz 9 Feb 2012 20:04:37 61,616 posts
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    :/ Not my kind of sci-fi, but I'll keep an eye on it :0)

    Edited by Razz at 20:04:59 09-02-2012

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  • Mr-Brett 9 Feb 2012 20:08:18 12,878 posts
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    Sounds interesting, as long as it does go down the zombies or Mad Max routes.

    That was meant to be doesn't...

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 22:54:22 09-02-2012

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  • Khanivor 9 Feb 2012 20:27:02 41,123 posts
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    Needs more flesh eating.
  • nickthegun 9 Feb 2012 20:32:32 61,098 posts
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    a family struggles to reunite..
    no thanks

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  • oceanmotion 9 Feb 2012 20:33:36 16,092 posts
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    Sounds like that shitfest Spielberg ER bloke show that was on recently and JJ Abrams Alcatraz is awful, maybe just a blip for him. Hope he isn't starting to whore his name out like Spielberg. I'll give it a watch, do like this sort of thing.
  • El_MUERkO 9 Feb 2012 20:46:07 17,126 posts
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    It turns out they were all dead in purgatory, but wait, purgatory was in the fathers comatose brain, but wait, his daughter brings him back from the dead and out of his coma at the same time with the magical power of love.

    OOOOoooOOOOOoooOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo
  • Ged42 9 Feb 2012 22:16:03 7,776 posts
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    Meh more miserable end of the world scifi
  • Syrette 9 Feb 2012 22:24:25 44,101 posts
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    /yawn

  • Trowel 9 Feb 2012 22:45:48 18,016 posts
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    Cowboys & Aliens' Jon Favreau
    Seriously? This is what Jon Favreau is 'known' for now?
  • Bremenacht 9 Feb 2012 23:13:05 19,418 posts
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    HoriZon wrote:
    J .J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's it's-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it sci-fi series Revolution is picking up steam: They've just nabbed Cowboys & Aliens' Jon Favreau to direct the pilot, the first drama pilot he's ever shot.

    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.
    Not a bad way to start!
    Wasn't there a recent series along the same lines? Post-apocalyptic, communities-struggling-to-survive, heroes fighting for freedom type stuff? Can't remember what it was called for the life of me, possibly because it was quite dull and not worth watching after 1 episode.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 23:13:27 09-02-2012
  • HoriZon 12 Feb 2012 18:21:10 13,593 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    HoriZon wrote:
    J .J. Abrams and Eric Kripke's it's-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it sci-fi series Revolution is picking up steam: They've just nabbed Cowboys & Aliens' Jon Favreau to direct the pilot, the first drama pilot he's ever shot.

    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.
    Not a bad way to start!
    Wasn't there a recent series along the same lines? Post-apocalyptic, communities-struggling-to-survive, heroes fighting for freedom type stuff? Can't remember what it was called for the life of me, possibly because it was quite dull and not worth watching after 1 episode.
    Jericho? that was good I thought too it just didn't have the viewers.

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  • HoriZon 8 May 2012 20:45:27 13,593 posts
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    The cast has been announced and we have a group shot!

    Edited by HoriZon at 20:46:42 08-05-2012

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  • oceanmotion 8 May 2012 20:49:57 16,092 posts
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    So you did and my comments are similar :D

    Yeah, has the Hunger Games wardrobe.
  • Load_2.0 8 May 2012 20:55:51 19,526 posts
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    I will give it a try. I just need something to replace the gap that Lost left. (Bar the final season!) I haven't seen Fringe, Alcatraz or Person of Interest so I can't judge him on those.

    Liked Superrnatural and Favreau did a good job with Ironman so on paper could be sweet.

    Though this group of survivors seems to be the same diverse mix that every apocolyptic drama features. (the nerdy one, the big guy, the rugged lead, the sensitive woman etc)

    And yes I taking far too much from one photo!
  • nickthegun 8 May 2012 20:57:56 61,098 posts
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    As soon as I hear the words '....a man struggling to save his family' I'm out.

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  • sport 8 May 2012 21:03:17 12,798 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    As soon as I hear the words '....a man struggling to save his family' I'm out.
    But nick, don't you want to see what happens to the rebellious son who rebels against the rational guidance of his rational father, even though it could lead to ultimate demise of the whole family?!?!?!?
  • RedSparrows 8 May 2012 22:36:59 23,912 posts
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    J J Abrams is rubbish.
  • neilka 8 May 2012 23:03:29 16,470 posts
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    Moustache Dad's moustache could provide the world's energy needs for a long, long time.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • Mr-Brett 8 May 2012 23:11:56 12,878 posts
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    @Red: Quiet you!

    Nick makes a point, I really hope this doesn't become another Tera Nova.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 23:12:18 08-05-2012

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  • RedSparrows 8 May 2012 23:42:18 23,912 posts
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    Lost is unmitigated shit.
  • Syrette 8 May 2012 23:56:11 44,101 posts
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    I'll get stick for this post but Horizon's OP just made me go "meh".

  • Tonka 9 May 2012 07:19:56 21,192 posts
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    When is this on? Looks like it's custom made for me.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • PearOfAnguish 9 May 2012 09:07:05 7,464 posts
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    The plot is a bit vague, "all forms of energy have ceased to exist". Have none of these TV writers questioned this? How are people still alive if ALL forms of energy have disappeared?

    sport wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    As soon as I hear the words '....a man struggling to save his family' I'm out.
    But nick, don't you want to see what happens to the rebellious son who rebels against the rational guidance of his rational father, even though it could lead to ultimate demise of the whole family?!?!?!?
    Oh no. As well as the rebellious one there'll be younger sister(s) or brother(s) who have to be rescued each episode so the family can all learn something. And the dad will be a doctor or a teacher or something.
  • speedofthepuma 9 May 2012 09:43:47 13,310 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    I will give it a try. I just need something to replace the gap that Lost left. (Bar the final season!) I haven't seen Fringe, Alcatraz or Person of Interest so I can't judge him on those.

    Why not play catch up with Fringe? I'm enjoying it (up to the end of series 2, no idea if it worsens from there), my only warning is that t starts slow and formulaic.

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  • Tonka 9 May 2012 09:46:58 21,192 posts
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    It sounds a bit Emberverse to me. I wonder if gunpowder still works. Steam?

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  • nickthegun 9 May 2012 09:50:49 61,098 posts
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    Fringe is great. Alcatraz was incredibly formulaic but, ultimately, pretty good. Its proper 'monster of the week' TV, but the monster is always completely intertwined with an interesting central mystery.

    The great thing about it was that its pretty straightforward. The leads family were involved in the story but there were no stroppy teenagers, no wishy washy wife, no struggle to maintain a normal life in the midst of all this madness, just a puzzle to solve.

    Basically, none of this kitchen sink shite that is utterly blighting sci-fi at the moment.

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  • varsas 9 May 2012 10:15:01 2,403 posts
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    This should be interesting and probably worth checking out. I'm a fan of Alias, Fringe and Lost; enjoyed Alcatraz and Undercovers but not checked out Personal of Interest yet.
  • dominalien 9 May 2012 10:26:47 7,039 posts
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    Looking at that poster, and admittedly at the poster only, it looks awful.

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  • nickthegun 9 May 2012 10:55:35 61,098 posts
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    Those posters always make the characters look really unnatural and its always the feet.

    Look at this poster for terra nova:



    NO ONE STANDS LIKE THAT

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