Is This How the REVOLUTION Begins?

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posted on May, 14 2012 @ 10:47 PM
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Just watched the trailer to a new NBC series called REVOLUTION, where all the lights & electronics across the planet go out, plunging the world into desperate survival & anarchy. By J.J. Abrams, so should be reasonable well produced.

In Revolution, an electromagnetic pulse destroys all electronic goods, leaving people without lights, the Internet, cars, or other modern technology. The show picks up 15 years after the EMP, when people are still muddling through without electricity.

Looks okay in much the vein that I enjoyed Jericho & the Walking Dead. I'll certainly be watching this one.

Critics maybe aren't expecting it to go the distance though...

Greenblatt and his team announced six new fall shows. It is the nature of the business that four or five of these will go down in flames instantly. Of NBC’s two fall dramas, Revolution seems the more highly flammable, given the conjunction of its pedigree (creator J.J. Abrams) and its premise (post-apocalyptic sci-fi): Fifteen years after a global catastrophe renders all electronics nonfunctional—meaning that there’s not even anything fun to loot—we follow survivors through a world of warlords roaming on horseback and babes armed with crossbows. Meanwhile, if Dick Wolf’s Chicago Fire flames out, it will at least enable every headline writer in entertainment journalism to avail herself of a bad pun. But I’m glad to see NBC breaking away from the clichés of workplace dramas set among cops, doctors, and lawyers. Given the relatively slim history of firefighter shows, I’m eager to see what new clichés they dream up.

This Revolution Trailer below has already had almost 2 million views in 2 days, so seems there's going to be plenty of interest!


Maybe as the series progress we can post our thoughts of the different episodes here? (couldn't find any other post about this series using ATS search, so hopefully we can make this the OFFICIAL ATS one
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posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:14 PM
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Looks like an awesome show.
I will for sure tune in..... If the big black-out doesn't happen first.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Wow! Looks really good. However, if I understand correctly, I think this would have to be more than a regular EMP, to not only fry the electronics, but to also keep things from coming back on even after things are repaired. Not that I'm an authority on the subject. But it looks like it will be a good story and cast. Hopefully the article will be proven wrong and the show will last.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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We can always hope.
Something needs to happen.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Originally posted by jahn369
Wow! Looks really good. However, if I understand correctly, I think this would have to be more than a regular EMP, to not only fry the electronics, but to also keep things from coming back on even after things are repaired. Not that I'm an authority on the subject. But it looks like it will be a good story and cast. Hopefully the article will be proven wrong and the show will last.

Yep, I believe that based on the trailer, the 'EMP' might just be the reason the masses are given, but there's some ulterior & sinister game afoot!



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:10 AM
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WOOT more doomporn!!
This should be an awesome show!... Right up until midway through season 1 or 2 when it gets cancelled.
So is the life of a sci fi show...

But hey, all of those non talent shows will be on for the next 20 years! along with those non reality shows...



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:23 AM
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Yeah just like Terra Nova and I just learned that AWAKE has been cancelled too, and I was really enjoying that


At least there'll be another season of Falling Skys, and Game of Thrones is safe through to a third season!



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 01:37 AM
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As long as the sun keeps on shining...we'll have all the ENERGY we need. And maybe, that would be a GOOD thing. Then, we can all begin physically interacting with each other...instead of hitting the "like" button. It's time for a power outtage of some type....for about a week. Get us back in touch with REALITY!



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 01:55 AM
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I am looking forward to checking this show out. I am a huge fan of the Walking Dead also... not a fan of zombies, but I love the whole aspect of society being plunged into chaos and people's fight for survival.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 03:00 AM
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First there was Jericho, which was a great show. That is until they got scared and pulled it.

Now there is this one.

The problem with this one is that they are going to use it to make it look as if the militia is evil. This will work on the psyche of people in an effort to shy them away from a collective group.

I like the idea of this show, I just have a feeling they are going to use it as a tool to divide people and not trust those who wish for true freedom.

I see an ending where a nationwide government, who will be seen as the "good guys" swoops in and saves the day, killing all those bad militia members.

The human mind is amazing, but is also easily manipulated.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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Originally posted by g146541
WOOT more doomporn!!
This should be an awesome show!... Right up until midway through season 1 or 2 when it gets cancelled.
So is the life of a sci fi show...

But hey, all of those non talent shows will be on for the next 20 years! along with those non reality shows...


Tell me about it.

I am still jaded about Firefly being canceled til this day


It is truly sad to see a great show that you are following that you love be prematurely canceled,talk about having the rug pulled from out beneath you.

Game of thrones,the walking dead,supernatural,falling skies and true blood are some of my personal faves.

I just started watching farscape,I know,I am extremely late on that one haha.Hear good things though so Will see how that one goes.

Revolution looks interesting from the trailer.I expect quality with JJ abrams,Favreau (iron man director) and eric kripke (supernatural creator) attached to it.

I wonder if the source of the EMP is supernatural or alien based? time will tell.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 09:55 AM
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Isn't that pretty much the exact same premise behind Dark Angel? Personally I hope it bombs. The more of NBC's new shows that don't do well the higher odds Community will get its back nine episodes.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:03 PM
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Another post apocalyptic show?

I think that genre has been beaten to death and then some.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by Xcalibur254
Isn't that pretty much the exact same premise behind Dark Angel? Personally I hope it bombs. The more of NBC's new shows that don't do well the higher odds Community will get its back nine episodes.


I do not think they are going to be that similar unless it has a genetically enhanced super-soldier portrayed by Jessica Alba


The EMP aspect shares similarities but that is it.

Never followed 'community' but from what I did see it looked interesting,good cast.Gotta love Chevy Chase.






Originally posted by stereologist
Another post apocalyptic show?

I think that genre has been beaten to death and then some.


A lot more interesting than most sit com drivel.Of course depending on the plot,production,casting and acting.It can be incredible or incredibly awful.

There have been a good bit of post-apoc. shows but no where even close to all the police procedural /criminal/hospital dramas and teeny bopper romances.

Give me a supernatural,sci fi or post apocalypse setting/plot over those kind of shows any day.

To each their own.
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posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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2 millions hits on a video about a revolution, sh1t people must have thought it was a Ron Paul campaign video.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Since Paul might win they want to make his "movement" out to be violent and revolutionary. Really TPTB need Paul to seem too "out there". Trying to make us revolt is just the second shot at making Paul useless no matter the favor he might get. War with Iran was not realistic. That being their first shot at it, they moved on to this. It fits the pattern. We resist and they try to do worse.

Eventually it gets way bad and people assume there is no way our leaders are responsible.

"No one would do that", well, Why not? Why not stage a revolution so as to create the possibility of suspending elections.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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dammit i had the chance to try out for this show but didn't go
sounds really good now lol



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 01:00 AM
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I am looking forward to it...but then they end...V, Surface, Threshold, Invasion, Jericho, The Event...so many good ones...just gone....


Another good one...I just watched the whole 2 seasons on netflix and I don't think it is coming back...Survivors from the UK....looks alot like Revolution.




posted on May, 27 2012 @ 02:53 AM
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Ahhh SWEET! Really enjoyed that series too


Really peeved to learn that we've also just lost AWAKE, which was another great series that's not being renewed!


Honestly it seems that the only garbage people are left with are American Idol, X Factor, and endless Cooking & Weight-loss reality shows...grrrr

I just hate investing in a good series like V, Invasion etc, only to have them pulled part-way thru.

Only reality shows worth watching appear to be Survivor and the Amazing Race


Oh and praying that Game of Thrones continues forever!



posted on May, 27 2012 @ 05:14 AM
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Only reality shows worth watching appear to be Survivor and the Amazing Race


Which is funny, because those are probably the two oldest and longest running reality shows out there.
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