Watch the First Minute of Revolution's Return Now! (VIDEO)

The last time we saw Revolution's Charlie, Miles, Aaron, Rachel, and Nora (oh, and Danny!), they had just escaped Sebastian Monroe's super-secure facility and were on their way to freedom when all of a sudden a helicopter that'd been powered up with a magic pendant cleared the horizon and was about to unleash hell upon them. They're goners, right? Yep, they're dead.

NBC has released the first minute of the drama's return, due on March 25 (right after the Season 4 premiere of The Voice!), so let's see these guys get totally annihilated.

Wow, they escaped! Thank the lord they got out of that wide-open field pretty fast! But was stopping for a bite to eat while they were under attack really such a good idea? Because it looks like the special of the day was an extra-large serving of missiles. Okay, now they're dead, right?

Revolution returns March 25 at 10pm on NBC.

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Simple question:

WHEN THE HELL DID THEY HAD TIME TO PUT THE BOOSTER IN THE COPTER? IT WAS STILL IN THE DAMN LAB AS THE MATHESONS WENT OUTSIDE OF MONROE'S PLACE!

Oh wait... it's "Revolution", therefore I have to keep ignoring logic, right?
Sooooooo done with this show; will only read Surette's hilarious recaps on it from now on.
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I for one really liked the mid-season final, because it was finally forward progress for the storyline/ characters, not just quest after quest, I'm kind of excited for this to come back!
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Tim's (and the others here) reviews are the main reason why this site can not be taken seriously. They seem like they are meant to be "funny" and "cool" more than being serious. I will watch for myself and form my own opinion rather than be a sheep following the hate-crowd...
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exactly! I don't have anything against funny writing or clever lines but I agree. At the end of the day this site, just like all mainstream media, is meant to do all the thinking for you and so you as a viewer/listener/reader come to a conclusion that you did not even arrive at yourself! It's so painfully obvious
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Furthermore: if you have such a low opinion of TV.com (being taken seriously? By whom? Compare to which other site? And why would they care? This is just a silly television review site!) and don't want to hear their opinions on a show... what are you doing here?

I mean, you have every right to come around here and give your OWN views on things... but, if you have such a poor opinion of this place, why are you sticking around?

Hey, personally, if I loathe a site, I ain't gonna bother passing through it at all, let alone leave comments there. 'Just saying...
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You contradicted yourself. If he has the "right to come around here and give his OWN views on things" then there can be so such thing as a "poor opinion."
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I watched all the first ten episodes of this series... and Surette's completely right: it's an awful show.
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I don't watch it, but I still gotta say, thanks NBC for making that viewable world-wide! It's always a nice little surprise when these kinds of videos actually load.
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Revolution is good, definitely better than most shows nowadays that only cares about gore and porn (GoT, TB, BEmpire, Spartacus etc.).
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If gore and porn are the reasons you can't get to the meaty center of quality television, then Revolution was made for you. But the statement you make claiming those shows only care about those attributes is retarded.
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If they didn't, there wouldn't be so much of it. Cheap tricks to lure in the perves (= viewers = good ratings), that's all. It's certainly never needed to include so much porn. It's made for voyeuristic reasons only.
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Tell me it gets better.
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Well, the Matheson posse somehow managed to outrun a helicopter while said copter was firing automatic machine guns at them in an open field...

If that sounds like an improvement to you, you are genuinely a way more optimistic person than I am.
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This is one case where I like the idea behind the show more than the show itself..
I keep watching in the hopes that it will get better... and maybe they'll kill Charlie or trade her in for some random orphan along the way... :)
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"Yep, they're dead"

Aw, man, you got my hopes up...
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Looking forward to reading ur review again, I've actually only seen two episodes of the show, but I get enough from your reviews
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I see mad-pac here, but where's GirishStewart?
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GS is storing up venom for the upcoming flame wars part two :)
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I made Girish cry and piss his pants. Sometimes I play too rough :-(
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You'd be rusty too if you hadn't flown a helicopter in 15 years. It would have been more unrealistic if they DIDN'T get away.
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Tim's favourite show is back :)
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A case is missing in your poll; "I'll watch it just bacause I like making fun of ridiculous shows ! "
What a cliffhanger !!! Are they ... Dead ? No, it cannot be ; please tell me they're not dead !!!
Please, Misters Kripke and Abrams, give your audience some credit ! We know they're alive ! Why ? Because you're not Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), because you're not Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), because you're not David Simon (The Wire)...
Next time you want to do a decent cliffhanger, make one about the plot and not the deaths of majors characters ...
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Wonder how long it is before we see an episode where Charlie has to infiltrate somewhere by being purposely stupid, smacked in the face and then rescued by a disgruntled Miles.
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I thought those were all the episodes before ?
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Who wants to bet they all hid in the fridge?
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I'm in !
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I hope they will be all dead .. hhhhhhhh
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Revolution....right...oh, brother.....
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Everybody say it with me: #teamhelicopter
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Finally, i kind of miss Mile and the gang, hope the writers took all the necessary steps to improve of the 1st part of the season.
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Who will win the award for the most ridiculous characters?The following or Revolution
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Best comedy on the air. I know creators tried something else, but I laugh every few minutes watching this show.
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I thought that this show was bad, but many of the new shows that started after this one are far more ridiculous and feature people that are much dumber. I'm thinking of The Following, Cult and Zero Hour. It's like TV show creators aren't even trying anymore.

I'm glad that there's one show that proves that theory wrong. Banshee is seriously good. All the other new shows in the last 12 months except maybe Arrow can bite my shiny metal ass.
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You are so funny, tnetennba. Some people like fictionalized entertainment and don't care if it's realistic or "smart". It's supposed to be entertaining and at least these shows have at least a few sympathetic characters unlike Banshee. Banshee is NOT a smarter show. All they do is use cheap tricks like gore, fight scenes and pointless nudity/sex scenes thrown in to keep braindead men interested in it. That's why we see those shows are always overrated. The writing of Banshee is poor, the characters are weird and unlikable and the fights and sex scenes are so dumb. Those cheap selling points are what defines REAL bad shows.
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Those people can watch whatever they want...except Zero Hour...LOL.

Yes, some of the characters are weird. Sometimes I find that a bit silly (an albino, come on), but most of the time that just makes the characters more interesting. I don't find the sheriff or the bar guy unlikeable at all, or the female police officer, or the young amish woman, or the daughter. I'm torn about his ex, because she seemed OK at first, but after episode 7...well, you have already read my rant about it.

And no, using "cheap tricks" is not *all* they do. Not even close.

Fights and boobs are what define "REAL bad shows"? That's nonsense, and you know it. I don't know why you hate to see skin, but you must know that it's pretty silly to suggest that any show that shows some skin is bad. Game of Thrones? Spartacus? Homeland? Three of the best shows in the last few years. Dexter season 2? The best show on TV that year. If you want to hate all of these just because you saw boobs in them, then I can't stop you, but don't pretend that nudity makes a show objectively bad.
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BANSHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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between your post about Banshee and the replies i will now go and check it out... thanks!!!
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Trust me when I say it gets better as it goes, I was hooked by episode 3 which features a really awesome fight scene, episode 8 ( the newest one) is the best yet IMHO.
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I wouldn't call it a "fight scene" in episode 3 (implies dual participation throughout), more like a total BAMF-y smackdown scene.
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that's funny... i'm hooked after the pilot alone...sooooo, i guess i owe you a thank you... Thanks!
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seen the first 4 episodes now.... this show is easily on par with Dexter's first season.... truly an amazing show and i'm hooked!!!!!!
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BANSHEE is awesome. Check out the love it is/has received in the last WTF/FTW comments section.
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BANSHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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I forgot about The Americans. I should have mentioned it when I mentioned Arrow.
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BANSHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Why it's back? Do we have to watch this thing again? I thought we are done with it!
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or you can read the re-cap. which is better than watching the show.
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Ingenious, great! I started in the way I left off last episode: in disbelief of what that cast is capable of and falling of my chair from laughing. Can't wait for my (and Tim's) emotions during the coming episodes.
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I have my doubts that the show will improve, but i will give it another try...probably. ;-)
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I'll tune in, but I'm quite sure I'll constantly ask myself WHY I'm tuning in.
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Can't wait for Tim's recaps of this shit. The best part of the show. Actually, the only good one. It's worth suffering for 40 mins to lmao reading his deep thoughts a/t Charlie.
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Agreed. Tim's pretty much always on the ball but he's best when he can be cynical (justifiably).
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Haha, those poll options are brilliant. There should be another option "All of the above together at once."
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They must have taken "running away from hail of gunfire 101" because they are seriously good it. The Monroe Militia signed up for "how to hit anything with your 1000 bullets 101" but it was cancelled due to lack of interest.
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One small question .. why did they wait, for what seemed like an eternity, before they started running??
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I've been waiting for this for soooooo long...
*takes it all in*
This......SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS!!!!!!
*breathes deep -- satisfied*
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Bah...humbug.
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Ok, maybe there is bad acting in this show but no more than in Falling Skies, which, íf I´m not mistaken is coming back for a season 3. Talk about bad acting in THAT show! But I watch both anyway.
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Yes, FS is worse in almost every way.
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Is Tim going to keep up his reviews or has Jen found someone that doesn't hate it?
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You mean has Jen found someone who will willfully ignore the massive amount of faults in the show just to get paid and to kiss site viewer ass? I don't think TV.Com has those.
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Oh please stop being hyperbolic and derisive. Millions of people like the show. A reviewer whose baseline position is can the entire cast die a fiery death isn't exactly speaking to an audience who actually watches.
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I think this show is a perfect example of the difference between viewers and fans. Instead of "millions of people like the show" I'd type "millions of people watch the show". Revolution may have more hate watchers than actual fans, but NBC will count any warm body it can find.
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Hate watching isn't stupid; it's just an unintended form of entertainment where instead of diving into the story, the viewer watches the scripted trainwreck for amusement at the absurdity and insanity of the "story". It's so bad you can't look away.
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Actually that's most probably not true. If the show gets decent enough ratings to make it to a season 2 it's because a lot of people watch it and like it. Hate watcing isn't that prevelent because that would just be stupid, it's certainly no Plan 9 From Outer Space...
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True. He isn't speaking to the audience that actually watches. And that's what I meant in my slightly too sarcastic comment above. The reviewer expresses his opinions and thoughts about a show and not tries to write the way he thinks readers would want it.

That's good, healthy. He acknowledges problems with the show/episode and comments on them in a funny fashion. I agree that Tim's words might be a little too sarcastic or too biting sometimes, but that is true only if you like the show and in the back of your mind you know Tim is being right. If you wouldn't, you wouldn't care :)
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Bicelis, you should just ignore lsbloom. I have tussled with him/her before and him/her seems to not be able to even begin to understand what journalistic integrity is.

Not worth it.
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I fundamentally disagree with your opinion of what a TV reviewer/recapper's role is.

I don't think Tim is right: I think he is offbase, chauvinistic and plain rude. And that he is a member of the school of thought that hating a show is the same as critical thinking. He goes for a joke frequently at the expense of sense and actually watching the show. He wants it to be something completely different than it is and he refuses to change that preconception to reflect the actual show. Therefore, I think they need to find a reviewer who is actually watching the show.
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Judging from all the comments on this article, I think Tim's hatred is in higher and more popular demand.
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Good luck finding one :)
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"Run, you idiot!"
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if Tim keeps with the reviewing i'ill stay with the show, and also because i know i will laugh my ass off when they try to explain how they survived those missiles
#teamhelicopter ftw!!!
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I don't know. A part of me is kinda looking forward to hate watching this so so hard! There is something freeing (or sadistic) about actively rooting for characters, be them main, supporting, or guest...to die!
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same here its crap by i watch just for Tims review and it s funny
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Will I resume watching this? No. [expletive deleted]. Way.
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I vicariously come back to read Tim's take on Revolution and readers comments....thats as close as am ever getting to this crappy show....yeah I think it sucks big time.
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Yep, they are gone. No way they could've escaped that. Most likely the show will resume with different characters. And Tim's reviews will be objective and informative. And people will realize this is not the kind of show to draw such strong passions either way. Yeah, right...
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It would be nice if series rebooted right from that scene, wiped the floor clean and introduce a whole new set of characters with better writers and actors. Here's me rooting for the helicopter!
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I'm #teamhelicopter too.
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Despite the great premise, this show is so poorly written, so poorly directed, so poorly acted...
Yet I watch it...
Everyone is entitled to one really dumb pleasure and mine is grasping to the hope that Revolution will get better.
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Yea but NBC has lots of really dumb.
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I limit myself to this one lol
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I don't know if I have just been buying into the hype or what, but I am oddly excited to see this return even though I thought it was a silly as anything the first time through. I love Grimm and can't wait to watch it Friday, but I guess, well, I have more confidence that show will pick up exactly where it left off and other than a missing Rosalee and just getting through the Renard/Juliet story, that has already shown its ability to have quality and handle on its mythology.
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I can't wait to read Tim's reviews for this show again. Not to mention the comments. It's going to be great. I've been watching Big Bang Theory for my comedy of the week but it can move back over cause Revolution is BACK!
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exactly what i was thinking
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CHOOSE THE STATEMENT ABOUT REVOLUTION'S RETURN THAT BEST SUITS YOU:

- Oh right... Revolution. I forgot about that show. --------> Nah.
- I'll watch, but only because I am helpless against the draw of a serialized network sci-fi drama. --------> Haha!
- Yes! I can't wait for it to come back! --------> Close but not specific enough.
- Zzzzzzzzz... --------> Revolution is many things, but boring is not one of them.

- Yes! I can't wait for it to come back so I can read the hilarious comments from the Haters, Mockers, Supporters and Train-Wreck Watchers. --------> CHECK!
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The Revolution comments are one of a kind...
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Just for the record, I marked the second alternative too. But wait, was your "Haha!" like a laugh ha ha or a "that's it - a ha!"?
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I completely agree. Lol, I wanted to vote but none of the boxes quite matched. You nailed it.
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Hey fellow Fringe avatar havers!

Regarding the favorite glyph question - the hand is my favorite and the butterfly takes the second place :)

P.S. I'm not sobbing while thinking about Fringe again, in case you were wondering
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I am.
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John Noble apparently "gave a hint" of there possibly being a Fringe movie. Does that make you cry tears of joy or just sob harder?
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Good choices. I like the hand as well. I'd have to say the hand is more symbolic of Fringe actually; it being in the opening credits. But I like the apple. :)

I also love how long these Fringe comments are getting in an article about Revolution.
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Thanks! Just out of curiosity, as a fellow Fringe fan, why the apple? (You know, as opposed to the frog or butterfly.)
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So I feel like I have to share, but someone came to my door today and said, "I'm so and so with the FBI, and I'd like to ask you about your neighbors." Held out the badge and all. I like to secretly thing they were a part of Fringe Division.
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As far as I knew they weren't. They were looking for info on a teen that lived there a couple years back. What Fringe event do you think they were involved in? I'm going to go with experimental mind control pills. Just because they fit the angsty age bracket.
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Question: Are your neighbours bald?
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I love your image. It actually stands out to me quite a bit (as does your user name) so I always read your comments. Why'd you go with the Fringe Division logo?
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Same here. It's so much more than just a show to me.
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Right back 'atcha, vr182! Fringe has left an indelible mark on my soul. :)
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Dude, I love you. Lol. It makes me happy to know that someone else loves Fringe as much as I do.
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I am SO glad someone FINALLY asked that!

I always wanted my username to be FringeFanatic, and I always loved the Fringe Division logo. So it seemed serendipitous that the username and logo had a perfect symmetry to them. Then all I had to do was find the right FD logo, because there are MANY variations. I settled on the crumpled black&white because it has this beautiful understated tone, and because I didn't want the colors red or blue in it to signal any preference of universes.

Was that a detailed enough explanation? :D
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The apple seems the most recognizably symbolic of Fringe to me; not sure why. But I LOVE the frog. I may eventually change it.
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Great answer! What do you think about my icon image?
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The seahorse is the best.
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Don't feel stupid! I didn't know what it was called, besides "spiral thing."
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I thought it was a fractal--now I feel stupid
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It totally does! Somehow I never noticed that before.
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Of course it has two spirals. One for each universe. :)
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The seahorse and frog are my favs! The seahorse has TWO Fibonacci spirals! :)
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I love the fibonacci sequence in the seahorse.
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I'm torn here. Revolution is so stupid that I do kind of want them all to be dead. On the other hand its like accidental comedy that I get a great kick out of... when I'm not yelling at Charlie for being a moron.
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You would enjoy The Following. :-)
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I don't think I can watch anymore bad TV. Pretty sure my brain would just give up in horror.
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Tim, where is the option " I love watching Revolution purely on the comical factor that none of it makes sense including the physics of the world it takes place on " , or something. I think a lot of us would go for that.
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I stopped watching like 2 episodes in.

Did they ever wind up giving a explanation of how gas engines were halted, yet pretty much every biological process remains unaffected? Like, did they run into one of the lead-scientists that caused this yet?

That also stumped me. I mean, OK maybe prevent any electric charge greater than X forming would make sense (no gadgets, but people+diesel would be fine). But allowing life + fire, but NOT allowing advanced MECHANICAL and electrical never made sense to me.
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I think the answer is that no one has thought to try mechanical energy yet. Fair enough, swashbuckling is a full-time occupation!
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But old-school Diesel engines are pretty much just mechanical+chemical. No "spark" needed from spark plugs or other electrical systems. From what I recall, there were no engines... period. So, how does THAT get prevented while biological processes and blood-pumping can still go.
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A modern convenience only. It is not remotely necessarily. For some reason Some of those hand crank cars ran on peanut oil, which is biodiesel, basically. You could also start an old volkswagon beetle on a hill with a manual transmission. Or use something like a plane prop. Electricity isn't the only way to make compression. It's actually a kind of terrible way. You have a hammer in electricity, and like automotive engineers you're seeing every problem as a nail because it is convenient. In a world where it isn't convenient, you use absolutely anything else. Running water, a falling weight with a pulley. Basic engineering. Under the same situation, I, personally, would have a diesel engine running within a year, and so would at least half a dozen people I know. This isn't rocket science, but as it happens, there's another group that would manage to have their own power systems without spark in no time.
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Diesel engines use electricity to start the compression. You have to start the compression somehow--hence my comment about a starter motor. Even the early days with hand cranks used electricity (as those were gasoline-powered engines).
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Apparently, at least one more. Diesel engines do not use a spark, the ignition of the fuel is due to compression and the resulting heat. Please recall hand crank engines from the early days of cars, or, well, science class. Anything. No electric spark is needed for diesel engines. Period. Stop spreading bad science.
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How many posts do we have to make to this? For three months people have been answering this problem. You have to have some way to start the combustion in a diesel engine. If you want to use a steam powered starter motor, maybe. But otherwise, you need an electric spark.
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First rule of TV: Don't ever use machine guns because they never hit anything important on TV. Also see subsection 41-A: Don't try missiles either on cheesy shows they don't work either.
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forget Revolution .. Got Grimm to watch this Friday .. it was nice cliffhanger episode
cant wait to see the face off between Nick and Sean
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absolutely! Grimm is such an underrated show, deserves much more attention than Revolution..
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This statement is correct.
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This! I can't wait for Grimm. It's been too long.
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I like JJ's over-the-top "Hey I didn't come up with this crap! I'm only concentrating on films starting with an S!" while pointing at the other clueless guy.
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I feel so, so sorry for JJ. As soon as I saw him in that video I cringed a bit and felt his pain.
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I loved how he blamed Kripke for the creation of the show.
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I wouldn't have been suprised if JJ had put his palms up and said, "And, hey, I had nothing to do with that whole Lost ending debacle either, it was Cuse and Lindlehof's baby all the way."
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I don't think it was. I read somewhere that they had decided what the final scene was going to be when the show started, and I assume that JJ was still involved back then. Of course, they had no clue what they were going to do between the first and the last scenes.
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what debacle? do you need an explanation to the lost ending?. If so i dont think you were the target audience
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It's not the ending that needs to be explained. And it's too late to explain anything now anyway. What we needed was for *the ending* to explain more of what had happened earlier. Instead it just pissed all over the previous seasons, letting us know that nothing really made sense. Many shows have had bad endings, but this is the only ending that has actually ruined the earlier seasons.
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Perfect analysis of the Lost debacle!
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Oooooh! I feel a LOST debate brewing!
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No, no to each his own I suspect...
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