Under the Dome

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

102
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jun 24, 2013 on CBS
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The townspeople of Chester's Mill discover themselves unexpectedly cut off from the outside world when an invisible dome springs up around the town, sealing them in... with limited food, water, air, and medicine.

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  • Boom

    10
    Awesome
  • An excellent start that traps you under the dome

    9.0
    The pilot was pure awesomeness!



    Acting was good, the adaptation of the dome very good, the visual effects spectacular! It tied me up and couldn't miss a second!



    It surely seeds the ground for dirty stories about the town's residents, non-supernatural related, but as long as they make sense they will be fine subplots.



    The only drawback was the cow. Since when cows are pieces of meat without internal organs?moreless
  • Major Flaws in the Science...

    6.0
    Following on from Bearcatjb (June 26th) who made some salient points as to the Dome's properties.

    We learn that the Dome is semi-permeable to air and water, but even the Army cannot bust it's way through. It would seem to be a sphere rather than a Dome, half above ground , half below, bearing out Bearcatjb's musings.

    But explain this. In the Pilot ,the aircraft crashes into the Dome yet the debris FALLS INSIDE ! Surely the wreckage should have slid down the outside of the dome????

    . I have not read the book and only the comments from the pilot airing. Would like to know if this is a Stephen King mistake or a TV story mangle. Still, enjoying the show but this flaw in the fidelity of the dome is a glaring mistake and makes me wonder what other EPIC FAILS await.

    Cheers all.moreless
  • I wish I knew if this show was good

    1.0
    It says it is a full episode but it is not. >:-(
  • best tv

    9.0
    best tv show ever.
Mike Vogel

Mike Vogel

Dale "Barbie" Barbara

Rachelle LeFevre

Rachelle LeFevre

Julia Shumway

Natalie Martinez

Natalie Martinez

Deputy Linda Esquivel

Britt Robertson

Britt Robertson

Angie McAlister

Alex Koch

Alex Koch

Junior Rennie

Colin Ford

Colin Ford

Joe McAlister

Talmadge Ragan

Talmadge Ragan

Bloodstained Woman

Guest Star

Michael Rosander

Michael Rosander

Orderly

Guest Star

Kwajalyn Brown

Kwajalyn Brown

Nurse

Guest Star

Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis

Alice Calvert

Recurring Role

Mackenzie Lintz

Mackenzie Lintz

Norrie Calvert-Hill

Recurring Role

Beth Broderick

Beth Broderick

Rose Twitchell

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Linda: Are you sure you're okay, Duke?
      Duke: Yeah, yeah, I'm fine. My damn pacemaker. Must've skipped a beat.
      Linda: And that's supposed to make me feel better?
      Duke: I'm fine.

    • Joe: What if the government built this thing?
      Barbie: I doubt it.
      Joe: Why?
      Barbie: Because it works.

    • Dodee: We're the only thing on air right, now--AM, FM, anywhere.
      Phil: Yeah, the blackout, I know.
      Dodee: No, even if that were statewide, every station our size has its own generator. So why is the whole dial still static?
      Phil: I don't know. But our ratings are gonna be amazing.

    • Dodee: Phil, something bad is going on out there. It could be solar flares disrupting the entire grid.
      Phil: Dodee! The cable's out--it doesn't mean it's the end times.
      Dodee: When roving packs of mutants start swarming this place, don't say I didn't warn you.

    • Alice: Is everyone all right?
      Carolyn: Nothing about this... is all right.

    • Phil: Dodee, just tell me what you heard.
      Dodee: This. (tunes in the radio)
      Phil: It sounds alien.
      Dodee: Sounds like Bjork.

    • Linda: Why Chester's Mill? Why us?
      Duke: Maybe we're being punished.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Ben: Whatley says it's straight out of Star Trek.
      Referencing the original Star Trek (1966-69), starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship Enterprise. The series spawned numerous spinioffs, movies, novels, and comic books. The Enterprise itself has a force field surrounding it, while many episodes included impenetrable force fields.

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