posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 06:38 PM
A few things...
1. The nukes launched from us, probably to counter attack someone, or something. Although, it is possible that they were launched by someone who had
hijacked the silos.
2. The EMP was not a nuke. One theory, which helps the silos were hijacked theory, was that the US launched the EMP to prevent anyone else from
launching more nukes from the hijacked silos. However, problem with this is that the nukes would have been underground and more than protected from an
EMP pulse. More likely, it was a story element needed to simply knock the power out again, since the power coming on was simply a tool to help add
drama with the podium and telephone things.
3. From what they said about New York, this does not appear to be a military attack. They stopped a truck, which leads me to believe (remember what
the president was saying in the first episode) that this was a terrorist attack.
4. I'm leaning that the missiles launched were to basically destroy who we think helped with the attacks. In other words, there is a country that no
longer exists. We can assume it was a third world country (ala Iran, North Korea) because if it was Russia or China or something there would have been
far more damage, and missiles launched. Plus, local ground delivered 20 kiloton bombs don't make sense for a military attack.
When I first started watching this I thought it was going to be Lost like. Then I realized, really quickly, that was more of a movie of the week type
thing. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun show, but I learned really quick to take a lot of things in the show at face value, and that there is no point
to over analyze stuff on this show. Not to mention the production value of the show is no were near Lost.
I wish they'd back down on the music a bit...it takes away from the "drama" scenes when the "drama" music hits.
I don't see this show lasting longer than a season or two, and it should be written to last as long. American TV needs to have more shows that last
one or two seasons, as a lot of Japanese shows do.
All in all, this is fun show...albeit a bit of a "simple" show.