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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #211
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It's really ALL about the militias. They may have started at least partially to maintain order, but that changed almost immediately I'd suspect. The militia commanders are the heads of government -- effectively, feudal lords or even the more primitive "strong men" -- and they maintain their status only by maintaining the status quo. Any technical progress that makes life easier will give the new peasants too much time to think, and all technical progress that's not totally under the thumb of the militias is intolerable. And since it's likely that the whole world has reverted to the strong-man form of government, there is no outside force that could spark anything resembling the 14th Century Renaissance.

Once you accept the premise of the militias, a lot of the oddities fall into place. Horses give mobility and power, both of which would be dangerous to the militia-centered governments. Therefore, nobody except the militias is permitted to own a horse. It's already obvious that the militias have an absolute monopoly on firearms, even the blackpowder muzzle loaders that most of the militia carry. Owning a firearm carries the death penalty, you'll recall. The militias have taken any means of effective resistance away from the populace, and constantly remind them that it's for their own good. (Which may have been true in the beginning, but it's just an excuse now.)

If there are any steam-powered cars or other vehicles, they are 100% controlled by the militias. The same would go for diesel-powered vehicles, only even more so, since aircraft can (and have) been built using diesel engines. If a militia commander wasn't certain that he (or she) could maintain total control over this technology, he would have no hesitation to destroy it so that nobody else could use it.

Which also explains why there aren't any large ships. A ship is a self-contained little world. A mutiny would put a powerful tool into the hands of "the wrong people", meaning people who weren't totally loyal to their militia. Far better to destroy the ships, than to take that chance.
This.

It is so similar to the aptly named Dark Ages in world history.

That, I think is the whole point here - the cautionary tale. Not really the absence of technology. That was just the catalyst. The real point is the inherent nature of humans, and the fact that if we don't learn from history, we will repeat it. Regardless of how "advanced" we think we are.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #212
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I really wish that I would have started watching this from the beginning. I'm hoping the release the series on DVD. Does anyone know if the episodes are online? I haven't looked yet. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:55 PM   #213
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I really wish that I would have started watching this from the beginning. I'm hoping the release the series on DVD. Does anyone know if the episodes are online? I haven't looked yet. Thanks!
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You can watch past episodes online at http://www.nbc.com/revolution/
They don't have the pilot though.

I think Hulu plus has all the episodes. They have a 1 week free trial if you don't have it.
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #214
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They don't have the pilot though.

I think Hulu plus has all the episodes. They have a 1 week free trial if you don't have it.
It does, as I thankfully found out. Got power back Saturday and am catching up on last week's shows. Interestingly enough, although it says one week free trial, the confirmation email I received from Hulu says I have until Dec. 6 to cancel, which gives me a month.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #215
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you can all stop watching it. because I am watching and like it, so that is always a death knell for a show!! If I like it , it's gone!!!... I think they said 3 more episodes this season. i liked FLASH Forward (not FAST Forward) it's gone.. terra nova, V, you name it. (I think I was the ONLY person in the USA whoe watched Cop Rock back in the 80s,,, a cop show that had soning and dancing interjected,,ok, that one WAS bad!)

so the mom is revolution... wasn't she the mom is falsh forward? or terra nova? or both?

I , too, have to shut my mind off qwhen watching, though.. esp about the ships.. come on, people crossed the ocean long before electricity.

but , to me, it's fun... mind candy.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:21 PM   #216
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you can all stop watching it. because I am watching and like it, so that is always a death knell for a show!! If I like it , it's gone!!!... I think they said 3 more episodes this season. i liked FLASH Forward (not FAST Forward) it's gone.. terra nova, V, you name it. (I think I was the ONLY person in the USA whoe watched Cop Rock back in the 80s,,, a cop show that had soning and dancing interjected,,ok, that one WAS bad!)

so the mom is revolution... wasn't she the mom is falsh forward? or terra nova? or both?

I , too, have to shut my mind off qwhen watching, though.. esp about the ships.. come on, people crossed the ocean long before electricity.

but , to me, it's fun... mind candy.
The mom in revolution was in Lost and V, but not Flash Forward or Terra Nova.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #217
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you can all stop watching it. because I am watching and like it, so that is always a death knell for a show!! If I like it , it's gone!!!... I think they said 3 more episodes this season. i liked FLASH Forward (not FAST Forward) it's gone.. terra nova, V, you name it. (I think I was the ONLY person in the USA whoe watched Cop Rock back in the 80s,,, a cop show that had soning and dancing interjected,,ok, that one WAS bad!)

so the mom is revolution... wasn't she the mom is falsh forward? or terra nova? or both?

I , too, have to shut my mind off qwhen watching, though.. esp about the ships.. come on, people crossed the ocean long before electricity.

but , to me, it's fun... mind candy.
Me too. I watch and it gets cancelled. I watched both FLASH Forward and terra nova.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #218
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The mom in revolution was in Lost and V, but not Flash Forward or Terra Nova.
The Lost in connection with Flash Forward is Sonya Walger.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #219
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oh yeah! she was the mom in V! thanks!
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:28 AM   #220
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I really wish that I would have started watching this from the beginning. I'm hoping the release the series on DVD. Does anyone know if the episodes are online? I haven't looked yet. Thanks!
Our cable provider (Charter) has all the episodes on demand. So last weekend my DD watched all the episodes right in a row. I hadn't seen the show, but had heard that it was good.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #221
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I have to say, this week's ep is probably the best so far. It was actually a great episode. The flashbacks and the way they expanded the characters, made me feel sad when they showed the preview for the next ep, cuz that's the last ep for a while.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:27 PM   #222
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wow! that mom sure is a tough cookie! I wasn't expecting that! (don't want to spoil for anyone else who hasn't watched yet)
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:45 PM   #223
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No comments on the finale. Anyone know when the new season airs--seems as if they already have some of it shot??
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:32 PM   #224
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No comments on the finale. Anyone know when the new season airs--seems as if they already have some of it shot??
I read somewhere that it will be coming back in March. (whenever the Voice comes on again, it will be on in the time slot after the Voice again). We really like the show at our house.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:17 PM   #225
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I read that they are doing a full 1st season but it sounds like the number of viewers is dropping off. I think the basic story could be great but I'm just not "hooked"...
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