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I like the fact that there are many avenues the show can take. And that I can envision this really happening. Lost is cool, but I doubt highly that a plane would crash on a mysterious island.....etc. The reality of a nuclear attact is frightening yet intriguing. My fear for the success of the show, is that when a country like the States is involved in war and people are living in fear on a daily basis, do they want to turn on the tv and watch another hour of terror. Lost you can't really relate to on a personal level, so it is entertainment. But this..........unforturnately is all too real.
i hope it does well..........I love good drama when it's done right!!!
Jericho is a general designation given to the Israeli medium-range ballistic missiles (MRBM). The name is taken from the first development contract signed between Israel and Dassault in 1963. Like much connected to the nuclear weapons program of Israel exact details are difficult to find in the public domain.
Jericho I was first publicly identified as an operational system in late 1971. It was 13.4 m long, 0.8 m in diameter, weighing 6.5 tons. It had a range of 500 km and a CEP of 1,000 m, and it could carry a payload estimated at 400 kg. It was intended to carry a nuclear warhead.
More Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_missile
I have high hopes for this show and hope it is allowed to grow in the shadow of "Lost" and not killed like "Invasion". i don't mind some religion in tv shows but i hope its just not shoved down our throats
|Jericho first intregued me with the name, but looking at the plot, it sounds a lot like the book Alas, Babylon (except with the more relevant "terrorist attack" angle than "broken cold war attack" like it was in the book). |
I've seen the pilot and eagerly await the official premiere on Wednesday and then the next new episode next week.
I too thought of Alas, Babylon even though I've never read the book. I've read a synopsis of the book, though, and this does seem much like the plot, just with a few names and locales changed.
This show has great promise. My biggest fear is that they'll end up doing an episode where someone shows up (the potential escaped prisoner from the pilot springs to mind) and proclaims that, because of the attack, all of the freedoms we've created for ourselves and fought for over the past 200+ years are void and then this person tries to set themselves up as a dictator. Hopefully this will not be the case since I really don't think anyone, no matter the cause, would ever just give up because of the possibility that their national capital has been destroyed.
Everyone assumes that if Washington goes up in smoke, then the US is no more. But there are always plans to set things to rights in any situation and hopefully a future episode explores this (such as a random cabinet secretary not being present during the President's address, as is always the case when the entire government comes together for such an event).