By the looks of the trailer it seems kind of tame though, for an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario. Even though it's 15 years later, I'd still expect a fair amount of rampant lawlessness and chaos.
The swordplay and archery seem cool, and reminds me a lot of some scenes from the movie The Book Of Eli, which was a pretty good movie.
Thanks for the clip. -- "Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." - H. L. Mencken
When will they add the vampires and/or zombies? You can't have end-of-the-world scifi show without them. -- An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Sir Winston Churchill
Hopefully, I'll remember to watch this as I have NO confidence with network TV. So far, it's down to 42 minutes of a series and the rest (out of an hour) in commercials . -- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. Robert Orben
Given that it's on NBC, and it seems to be a pretty expensive show to produce, I won't attach myself too much because I suspect NBC will cancel it after the first season, citing "production costs". -- CheckSite.us | YourIP.us | Reverseip.us
I was assuming the big electrical shutoff was precipitated by a huge solar flare [X30+]. A repeat of the Carrington Event, or worse. You could stretch that out via literary license to fry every transformer on the planet, I suppose. Assuming no breakdown of law and order, it would take years to decades to get the power grid operational again. Assuming human nature, it would never come back on.
Yeah, I just assumed some massive Electro Magnetic pulse but they would really have to change the laws of physics and act as if chemistry didnt exist to do away with things like guns, batteries, combustion engines and so on, even simple circuits should still works. I mean what is an EM pulse going to do to some copper wire or a tungsten filament, .?
But when it comes down to it, sometimes you have to just suspend disbelief in order to enjoy the hot chick with the bow and arrow, ..
Bet you aliens are responsible and they are just disabling our more complex technology in preparation of an invasion, and to kill any and all chances of opposition. Sheesh... if so, then it's Falling Skies all over again... -- "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo
Yeah if there's really a dampening field or somesuch that is "preventing" electricity from working, then the plot goes all to hell. Not just no lightning, no life at all. All life on Earth uses electricity to live. (ATP, electron transport, etc.) Furthermore, if there's no electricity then there can't be magnetism either. No magnetism, no magnetic field protecting Earth from solar radiation and cosmic rays. Again, = no life.
Yep. I'm seeing major plot holes in this series. They really ought to run these plots and storylines by a panel of techie, and sci-fi geeks first. That way the plot holes and stupidity would be covered. -- "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo