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The Revolution Comes to NBC, Mondays at 10

http://youtu.be/JwfCRAtkYEI

Watch the full pilot on Hulu.com I haven't watched it yet. If you have or do, please let me know what you think. Some may wonder why an MSM TV show would be posted here. It is to bring to your awareness what is happening in the world. Many people here don't have TV, including me. I only stumbled upon this video by accident, but it has over 8 million views. Meaning the kinds of ideas that are discussed here daily are going mainstream.

FYI. The progress of the series and its mainstream reception is something to keep our eye on as a barometer of the sentiment of the general public.

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you can just tell the writing

you can just tell the writing is awful. i predict it will get canceled mid-season. :)

Ron Paul is so unpopular NBC chose to,

in effect, name an action-adventure serial after him. Maybe they're trying to make up for the fact they failed to feature the rEVOLution during the primary season. I just wonder how they'll work in the importance of auditing the Federal Reserve, eliminating national debt, maintaining a non-interventionist foreign policy, and honoring the Constitution and individual liberties.

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~ John Muir

Apparently physics have changed

Nobody can salvage any of the multitudes of copper wire available in the high tension power lines and downed aircraft, and spin it around between some magnets (an electric generator).

This program is full of bad acting and writing that only a mainstream propaganda media outlet such as NBC can deliver.

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Maybe that's part of the, you know, thing

that's going to happen on December 21, 2012, when earth passes through the galactic center, or whatever. And that totally changes the way physics works.

I don't know, just a guess. I still haven't found the time to watch the pilot yet. Lots of bad reviews so far, but I'm still going to give my own eyes a chance.

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Yeah, I guess

That's the only explanation.

Another thing that bugs me is that in 15 years, nearly all the ammo has been shot up and nearly everyone uses swords, crossbows, longbows, and flintlocks. No compound bows, no reloading of ammo, no new manufacture of ammo...buuut there's still powder and slugs (or balls?) for the flintlocks?

I guess those are physics issues too.

And I guess there was a plethora of swords sitting around because everyone has them and surely noone can manufacture them anymore.

I'm not usually one to over-analyze movies and TV shows (although my wife would disagree) but this show is full of stuff that really sticks in my craw.

And don't even get me started on the former Google employee that after surviving 15 years of a SHTF scenario, he's still a clammy palmed, limp handshaking, tech type who still hasn't managed to grow a pair of testicles with anymore than ornamental use.

Okay, rant done. LOL

It seems..

to me like its just another way to fictionalize the whole Liberty Movement. Make it exist in a different reality. Why would the sheeple go out of their way to participate if they can just sit at home and watch it on tv. Make them remember characters and not the true heroes of Freedom. The same goes for "Doomsday Preppers" and all those kinds of shows. It becomes fun, to sit there and be entertained. As most who visit this website and others like it know... the real thing, it's not always fun. :(
Remember who we are up against. For years they have been monitoring our viewing habits. They know how to raise sheep. If you do NEED to watch this show I suggest that you watch it after you've "found" it on the internet. :) DON'T FEED THE BEAST! or, at least, don't feed it enough to live.

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FOX hijacked the tea party

NBC will do the same to the revolution.

What will ABC and CBS do?

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

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Cool concept but the acting

Cool concept but the acting is horrible..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

I tend to see these things as

I tend to see these things as a gauge on public sentiment. I betchya there is gona be alot of anti-rich pro communism propoganda. I remember seeing documentaries about revolution. They were all like "this land is your land"..eh em...wrong!

One world, under government, with power and money for the elite

Distraction

from the real r3volution. At least it shows that the puppet masters are possibly getting worried.

When Benjamin Franklin exited the constitutional convention, he was asked by a woman: "Sir, what have you given us?" His immediate response was: "A Republic Ma'am, if you can keep it."

There is nothing good about this.

It is just another example of real life concerns becoming Hollywood. All this does is desensitize people. All this does is make our cause seem like something from a movie; so, when you go up to some one and talk to them about what's really going on in the Government, they just have a little bit more reason to say "you watch too much TV, man."

For instance, The Matrix is a movie that utilizes real philosophic and ancient religious perspective to build its storyline about a fake, illusionary world. But, now, if you talk to some one about Hinduism's concept of Maya, you might be subject to the comment "yea, buddy, go watch another movie."

When media and moviemakers use serious life material in order to entertain people the material they use is associated with the "anything is possible, but nothing is real" world of Hollywood.

Could not

have said it better myself.

It is always about the narrative, The media plays us, and this is another tool.

I watched the pilot and I

I watched the pilot and I think the title to the show is a bit misleading. Unless they are planning on showing something like a revolution happening at some point, they are basically covering the aftermath of one.

As I mentioned below, the only reason I am still at all interested is that I am curious how they explain the electricity thing. I just happen to like scifi stuff and simply wonder if they have thought up something interesting or (possibly the more likely case here) they didnt really put much thought into this and its more in the realm of fantasy.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I don't get it

OP stated:

"the kinds of ideas that are discussed here daily are going mainstream""

Yet I saw zero reflection of "the kinds of ideas that are discussed here" in that video.

The Last Pilgrims

A way better version of this type of story is in a fiction novel that came out earlier this year called The Last Pilgrims If you were a fan of Jericho or similar series you will probably like The Last Pilgrims.

TV is an opiate for the

TV is an opiate for the ignorant.
Why support NBC anyways?

Southern Agrarian

co-opting the term

to confuse the dumbed-down masses.

It's the 21st century update of 'Cowboys and Indians'

and we all know who won that.

"I shot an arrow into the air
It fell to earth, I know not where"

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I already watched it on Hulu

I was really quite predictable and lame. The power goes out everywhere on Earth (electricity no longer works... which is eye-rollingly stupid) and then we leap forward in time to the aftermath many years later.

Also, the acting and script was really bad. I don't recommend it. Don't be deceived by the name.

edit

"IT was really quite predictable..." :P

Yea, the only reason I am

Yea, the only reason I am still a little interested is because I am curious how they will explain the electricity thing - or the fact that there are no steam engines or other mechanical devices apparently(that I have seen); you dont need electricity for steam power.

I wouldnt go so far to say that the acting was bad, but yea the script could use work.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Seems to me that if ALL

Seems to me that if ALL electrical activity was disrupted, it would also affect heart function and brain activity. Call me Ishmael, but that amounts to a very flawed premise.

Yea, thats exactly what I

Yea, thats exactly what I thought but then I thought maybe they meant like above a certain voltage or something. Eitherway, I think I may just not watch it and check later to see what they came up with.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

lol

..

"What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man."
-Robert Green Ingersoll

predictive programing

and I agree with the post below.
bow and arrow = good guy
gun = bad guy.

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Met with skepticism, as I anticipated

However, as far as being a conversation starter with people who normally wouldn't discuss things like this, it is a great conversation starter. Better than say, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" or "Dancing With The Stars" or whatever.

I would discuss this with people from work around the water cooler, if there were a water cooler where I worked.

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Water cooler conservatism

The water cooler where I work is powered by an AWS-300 (Atlas Water Systems), which removes fluoride from the poisoned municipal water. I would discuss it happily with my coworkers, and would not stop them from drinking the water. (For some reason, Toy Story's Woody voice just popped into my head, "Somebody's poisoned the water hole!" Except that it's not amusing, not in the slightest.)

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Great conversation starter

From many angles.

The degree to which people depend on technology without thinking about it, and how fragile that assumption can be. (Although the premise of the show isn't realistic, the general point remains.)

Even the guy who had some advance knowledge of the event wasn't prepared. Which is pretty dumb of him, but at the same time given how little people in general think about preparing, not unbelievable.

The things of value afterward are things like farming, herbal medicines, etc. One character had worked for google before the event, and I think he said he had millions in the bank, all of it worthless after the event.

Confiscating and banning guns is shown as a way of exerting control.

Those are just off the top of my head.

EDIT: But in terms of quality I agree with Velveeta, it's not one I'd go out of my way to see again. Lame plot, full of plot holes, poor acting, etc. But if you're talking about it with someone, still some great conversation starters.

I can already tell you...

Here's what it's going to be.

Militia: Rather than being the people-in-arms, it is a branch of the State, being tyrranical and evil.

Archery means good guys, guns mean bad guys.

Skips over the first fifteen years after the crunch so that we don't have to see the "crazy survivalists" being the ones who prosper. Can't have the people thinking about preparedness!

I might check it out, but it's not likely.

Watch ten minutes of it on

Watch ten minutes of it on Hulu and be prepared for disappointment.