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Boricua
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Re: "Under the Dome" -- June 29 on CBS

said by bionicRod:

Of course I really liked the tv versions of The Stand and It so we'll just have to see. Bag of Bones really made me cynical though. One thing about Under the Dome I'm worried about is the ending. Kind of grim for network tv.

I beg to differ. I read the book "It" and it was way better than that steaming pile of dung of a miniseries.
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Never said it was better than the book. It's not. I said I enjoyed it.
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said by Light Guy:

The pilot was on last night, and is available On Demand.

I didn't realize it aired already, thanks for the heads up. I'll try and catch it tonight.
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said by Rook008:

said by Light Guy:

The pilot was on last night, and is available On Demand.

I didn't realize it aired already, thanks for the heads up. I'll try and catch it tonight.

Yeah, the thread title threw me off, too.
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Sniper3142
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I haven't read the book but based on what was seen in the first episode:

It looks like this Dome was created by people (humans). They were able to shoot the Sheriff thru the Dome, after opening a small hole in it (which caused another short EMP burst that affected the Sheriff's pacemaker).

I don't think this Dome was an experiment as much as a "Show of Force".


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I thought that the scene with the sheriff at the end was his pace-maker exploding or something, not him getting shot. I have no idea what really happened though.
Whatever happens, I hope they resolve the kidnapping sub-plot quickly, because whenever that girl or her kidnapper are on the screen, the show gets a little worse for me.

I haven't read the book.
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Yeah I thought it was definitely the pace maker as well.


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said by Alcohol:

Yeah I thought it was definitely the pace maker as well.

Me, too. I caught the pilot tonight on demand and enjoyed it. I haven't read the story, so I have no expectations about alignment with the written version.

Interesting little teasers (spoiled in case you havent' watched the pilot yet):

The propane and the seizures by the two kids spouting the same thing about the stars falling.
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“The pink stars are falling in lines.”

Rather odd, if you ask me. No doubt a clue.

I don't know yet what to think of this show. And yes the Sherrif got shot in the forehead, along with his pacemaker gone bloinky... pretty confusing. Can't wait for the next Episode to see how this is going to go.

And no, I haven't read the book. But I'm definitely piqued.
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The sheriff didn't get shot. His pacemaker exploded out of his chest when he kept his hand on the dome. It skipped a beat when the dome first came down. You can tell the dome has some kind of vibration, and people get 'shocked' when they touch it the first time...apparently it's not pacemaker friendly

I did read the book, and there are some pretty big differences so far. I'm ok with that as long as the end product is still good. Too early to tell for me so far.
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reply to SixOfNine
said by SixOfNine:

said by Rook008:

said by Light Guy:

The pilot was on last night, and is available On Demand.

I didn't realize it aired already, thanks for the heads up. I'll try and catch it tonight.

Yeah, the thread title threw me off, too.

That was the premiere date at the time I posted -- stuff changes though!
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I finally watched this last night -- seems okay for some light entertainment. I agree the kidnapping bit needs to either be resolved quickly or part of something more sinister other than a late-teen schizophrenic episode

I also don't think that the sheriff was shot (I didn't see any damage to his forehead) but just that his pacemaker exploded because he got to close to the dome / touching it too much.
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said by darcilicious:

That was the premiere date at the time I posted -- stuff changes though!

No worries, that's why God created On Demand.
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And thank God for that!!


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I have to say I missed it on launch night because I was waiting for June 29 too! Not your fault darlicious, but I still blame you! Otherwise I'd have to blame myself, and that's just not gonna happen.
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said by bionicRod:

Otherwise I'd have to blame myself, and that's just not gonna happen.

LOL
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I watched it last night. OK.
Angst ridden teens annoy me.


Rook008
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said by capecoddah:

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Angst ridden teens annoy me.

Same here.

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So far, so okay IMHO.

BTW, I haven't read the book but...
I still think the Sheriff was shot.
His pacemaker acting up happened when The Dome was first put in place. And I think it acted up again because The Dome opened... but just a little bit... just enough for a projectile to get thru.


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I almost stopped watching when the Reverend put the burning trash can next to the curtains. That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen on TV. They couldn't find a better way to write that?

I don't think this show will get renewed.
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I thought it was a mini-series.


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CBS said it will air 13 episodes before it ends in September. Its executives have talked about continuing the series beyond that, most likely next summer.

»www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/0···657.html
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said by Sniper3142:

So far, so okay IMHO.

BTW, I haven't read the book but...
(spoiler)

naw man watch the scene closer

nothing hit his head, just his pacemaker blew, its some sort of energy barrier and seems to shock people like a van de graaff generator (you get a shock at first then you build up a charge the longer you're touching it

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Why don't the people outside the dome interact with the people inside---by writing notes and holding them up?

I know they did that a little but basically all the soldiers and officials outside, are totally ignoring those inside.


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That specific question was addressed in the show: Barbie said the only reason those soldiers wouldn't be communicating is that they've been ordered not to.
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said by Alcohol:

I almost stopped watching when the Reverend put the burning trash can next to the curtains. That is the dumbest thing I've ever seen on TV. They couldn't find a better way to write that?
...

I thought it was pretty careless, he seemed to kick the trash can while leaving, and it ended up under the curtains.
What surprised me was how everything instantly caught fire, as if the whole house was coated in an accelerant.

In any case, it could have been written better.
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said by Rook008:

What surprised me was how everything instantly caught fire, as if the whole house was coated in an accelerant.

In any case, it could have been written better.

Oxygen tanks in the house? Propane tanks?

Oxygen being pumped into the town, raising the normal O2 concentration?


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amazon is gonna stream the show for free with prime »www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DSI···ect=true

this is the future.
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Absolutely loved The Simpson's Movie line in last night’s episode. Good series so far. I love these types of shows. Big Jim reminds me a lot of Gray Anderson (Michael Gaston) in Jericho. In fact a lot of this series reminds me of Jericho aside from the main premises of being trapped under a dome instead of a nuclear holocaust, but a lot of the characters and a lot of the scenes take me back to specific parts of the first season.
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