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Okay guys before we get started - why do a photo recap of a 4 minute trailer that summarizes the pilot episode of a new show? Mostly because this trailer has everything, looks great, I had a few quick comments off the top of my head, and I am absolutely looking forward to the plethora of storylines this show could explore. So let's get started. The absolute first necessity any new show needs to get off the ground is a great lead and guess what the 100 and CW, the trailer makes me think you got one in Eliza Taylor.




The trailer begins with a voiceover by our leading lady Clarke filling us in on the backstory to our new favorite show. 97 years ago (from present storyline) there was a nuclear war leading to the destruction of Earth or at least making it unlivable for humans. Apparently twelve space stations were in orbit at the time.




Twelve seems pretty optimistic considering the current lack of interest in space exploration (besides Mars *yawn*). I don't know which department is responsible for this imagery, but this is EPIC - nicely done. Anyway back to the story - the twelve stations came together to form one massive station: The Ark. Three generations have lived on the station and naturally there have been some troublemakers among them including our heroine.



I am eagerly anticipating the backstory to the reason behind Clarke's immediate freak out about leaving her cell before her sentence was over?, because boy was she not happy. Space prison looks visually pretty cool - but probably not the greatest vacation spot on the Ark. However, we do need to talk about the quality of the prison guards.




Before Clarke could continue her escape (or suffer the wrath of the guards) her mother (Paige Turco - yeah!) intervened. It turns out Clarke was assuming that the prisoners were going to be killed to save resources for the rest of the population on the Ark, since the Ark is dying.




The Councillors decided to send 100 of their juvenile delinquents down to Earth as guinea pigs to find out if there was hope to be had. Not sure that I would want to entrust the future of my world to a bunch of teenage troublemakers, but I'll roll with it because the expendability factor makes a lot of sense. However......




This lead to a rather unpleasant ride down to the surface for our new heroes. Despite the hectic ride our MAIN heroes survived the trip and opened the doors into their new home.



It turns out that the air was safe to breathe, which of course can only mean one thing - TIME TO PARTY!




This is followed by one of several ominous messages from Isaiah Washington about the responsibility of our new heroes.



Quick Summary (2:30 into trailer) - Humanity lives on a space station (awesome!). The space station is dying (so many tense stories that could erupt from this - check plus writers). Expendable juvenile delinquents (including our heroine) have been sent to Earth to see if it can be their salvation (plot currently at the GO square - if this was Monopoly). We have an ominous/evil?/leader? Isaiah Washington and Paige Turco as a political insider - let's see what happens next.

Conflict of course!



The Juvies (please suggest a better name for our delinquents) immediately start feeling out the pecking order in their new little world, with two sides emerging. The good guys - Clarke and Wells want to go to Mt Weather I think and do what they are supposed to. The bad guys - a brother-sister duo of Octavia and Bellamy as well as John (Richard Harmon) apparently don't want to do as they are told.





Upcoming is my first true issue with the plotline so far. Clarke's mother gave each of the Juvies a wristband that would let the Ark monitor them. These are delinquent teenagers - you can't tell them about stuff like that or make things like that visible - the first thing they are going to do is get them off. We have the technology to make an Ark and live in space, but we aren't able to make a microchip?




Apparently there are some serious political goings on occurring up on the Ark leading to a tussle between Clarke's mother and Henry Ian Cusick (hey there are a lot of really good established actors on this show - nicely done CW). Cusick's character sentences her to death.




Back on Earth our band of heroes began to explore the new Earth and again I will say that I am super impressed by whichever department produced these shots.




In our new band of heroes a quick bond is forming between our heroine Clarke and her new friend Finn.



Good news it turns out that Clarke isn't really a delinquent - she was just being imprisoned because she knew the secret that the Ark was dying. She shared this with her newfound friends, but they then forgot one important rule.



In case you were curious what else Clarke had drawn in her prison cell, here's a quick cap.



AND THEN THE BOMB DROPS.



WHAT???? YES! So not only do we get the following: humanity in a space station, political maneuverings by the superteam of Henry Ian Cusick/Paige Turco/Isaiah Washington, a starter ship, brilliantly constructed radioactive Earth, rival bands of delinquents fighting for supremacy, but we also might be the radioactive native humans left behind - OH YES - The 100 cant come soon enough.


Will you be watching The 100?
Which acting vet are you most excited about?
Can Eliza Taylor carry a show?




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my mates mom makes $98 per hour...sorry wrong thread,
i'm in 2 minds whether to watch this or not, i like the idea of the show and the stories that could be involved, but then they've filled it with teen clichés that we've all seen and heard before lots and lots of times,(tomorrow people) i get the feeling it will be very predictable and there will be lots of drawn out angsty conversations,(TVD) with the inevitable power struggle between the 2 tribes (terra nova) plus the added fact of deformed humans that will probably only see glimpses of for about the first 6 episodes (lost)..i just don't know if i can be bothered to struggle through a few episodes before i get bored and switch off, besides, how will these teens even know the first thing about survival...www.job.aus
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Yes, I will be watching.

Though... I don't have the highest of hopes.

The book was rather a let down, and was all about the angsty teen drama, with little about the sci-fi.

If the tv show holds up the more promising hint towards Lord of the Flies crossed with Earth 2, crossed with various other bits and pieces, I'll love it.

If it echoes the book, not so much.
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At least, I hope the TV.com review will be as funny as it was funny and brillant for The Event.
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The basic idea is very interesting. What remained of the Human Race (HR) is on a space station and 97 years after a nuclear apocalypse, the HR is slowly dying. They decide to move on and to send some people back on earth to check out how earth has evolved and if they could go back.
An important mission, full of dangers, full of exciting adventures and discoveries. It is like exploring a new world.
And what do they do ? They send a bunch of teenage prisonners down on Earth. So, instead of exciting adventures, there will be (as already shown in the trailer) "Twilight - The Vampire Diaries - Terra Nova - Avatar" incredibly stupid stories. This show clearly targets teens and a very young public.
Present Science-Fiction shows are full of promises but also full of non sense. Some examples: Terra Nova, Revolution, Falling Skies, Kyle XY, and at the bottom of them all: Under the Dome exaeco with The Event ...
I'll give it a try anyway since I might be completely wrong about the show, but my guess is that I'll drop out somewhere betweenhalf of Episode 1 and Episode 3.
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this show has a lot of promise ... let hope it can keep those promises CW has been stepping up with a few good shows as a longtime fan od smallville and supernatural it's ice to see shows like arrow and the 100 and the originals show up to entertain
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Sweet idea indeed, but it will all be in the execution. I'll definitely be giving it a try though. Taylor looks like she can pull it off.
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Eliza Taylor is awesome and I can't wait to see this show...will be tuning for sure. And there is no doubt that Eliza Taylor is brimming with star quality.
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looks great, hope we don't have to wait too long for it to be screened in Oz because we can't get enough of Eliza Taylor!
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Mjeeeeh... It sounds pretty good, in theory, but when I watched the trailer it just looked silly and bad. Good in theory, bad in reality, kind of like communism. Sorry I don't know where that came from. But no, I probably wont be watching this.
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I'm not so excited about the premise of the Show , Because it contains teens , a lot of them. Somehow every time teens are present at a show the stupidity meter blows off . Stupid reactions to real problems , serius reactions to stupid problems , endless whining and a twillight taste to everything. But really, you are the last people surviving , orbiting in a decaying space station , and the most important mission is on the shoulders of Juvies ? I will see the pilot , but i don't put to much faith in this
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Good point. I'll give it a try, but i already suffer from teen overload with just the trailer.
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I guess it depends on the show. Game of Thrones rests the most important mission on teenage shoulders but Daenerys, Gendry, Arya, Bran, Meera, Jon, Ygritte, etc, have never looked stupid to me (even if, sometimes, Joffrey looks like a little psycho).

Revolution, on the other hand, made every teenage character look as stupid as possible, but the most important mission always remained in adult shoulders so you do have a point.
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Yes I will absolutely watch!!!!
I am not really interested in the acting vets, I am more interested in the the younguns.
Well I watched her years ago on Neighbours in Australia and her character is very different here. I am really looking forward to whst she will bring, I hope a lot!!!
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Congratulations for the effort. About the captions, I don't know who Caroline and Klaus are and I don't want to know. I think Theseus will always be bad, with that dead fish look. not matter the show, And apparently changing the future gives him lots of extra time to take part in other productions. I guess Canadian shows don't keep actors employed for long. The touchdown reference will only make sense to Americans, and contemporary ones, because I don't think they played baseball in the Ark, and probably already forgot all about it. As for the tracking chips, perhaps the writers of The 100 could ask the writers of Nikita for some writing tips. They probably all work on the same floor. Anyway, the show looks promising as long as the "very old people" (Desmond and Paige Turco) are active characters in the story.
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sounds boring, sorry, but thanks for sharing
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Isn't it The 98 show now?
That girl should've conjured up some Pinkman and said, WE'RE BACK BITCH!!!
The mother called her daughter Clarke? WTF.
I guess they'll need to think up a new loaf of bread punch line to the, how much did it cost you to get to (formerly Australia) Earth line?
Great concept; what could go wrong when a bunch of testy (think about it) youths are sent to populate a planet whilst we sit above godlike and doing nothing? I'm guessing it'll be equal rights and kibbutz for all.
Should be a giggle.
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Fantastic post! I loved this, and I actually feel like I understand the trailer more now. I'm super excited for this show!
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This is great... more of these!
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"Shippers Start Your Engines" is perfect. I'm surprised The CW doesn't have a show with that title already.
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this is really fantastic. Please keep these up!
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