REVIEW: Revolution (“Pilot”)

MY RATING:

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: A mysterious event knocks out the planet’s technology: no more cars, electricity or conventional society. Fifteen years after the blackout, a small band of adventurers venture out of their home community after a death at the hands of the local militia.

MY REVIEW:
PROS: A show with plenty of potential and room for growth.
CONS: Bland characters leave this pilot with room for improvement.

NBC’s latest speculative fiction outing aired last night, Eric Kripke’s Revolution, produced by J.J. Abrams, and with a ridiculous sounding plot: a global catastrophe knocks out the world’s technology – mostly. Cars shut down, the lights go out, and planes fall out of the sky. Fifteen years later, the society and government of 2012 has collapsed, with much of the population moving out of the cities and into rural America, where regional warlords have taken over. When militia soldiers kill Ben Matheson and capture his son, Danny, his daughter Charlie Matheson travels to the ruins of Chicago along with Ben’s girlfriend Maggie and friend Aaron, to find her uncle, who might know the key to the blackout.

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TNT Offers Up a “Falling Skies” Marathon This Sunday

If, like me, you are a fan of TNT’s new SciFi drama Falling Skies, you are probably up to date on Season 2, which debuted a few weeks back.  If not, what the heck are you waiting for?  You have mechs!  Aliens!  What more could you want?

This Sunday, TNT is offering up a marathon of Season 2, which has been pretty intense.

Episodes that are scheduled to air:

  • “Worlds Apart”
  • “Shall We Gather at the River”
  • “Compass”
  • “Young Bloods”
  • “Love and Other Acts of Courage”
  • “Homecoming”
  • “Molon Labe”

Check your local listings for times / channel.

Official Season 2 Falling Skies Trailer…
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I have really embraced Netflix and streaming video. Enough so that I made a post about 5 genre shows now streaming from the service just a couple days ago. Looking through the available content, though, I realized there were a lot more shows deserving of a mention.  So, here’s a list of five more shows!  (presented in no particular order)
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In episode 132 of the Hugo Nominated SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks our irregulars to weigh in on: Book Spoilers – How Long is Too Long?  Do some people take it too far?

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I don’t know about you, but I have really embraced Netflix and streaming video. They’ve made an effort to make content available using your computer, television, TiVo, game consoles, even phones1! You name it, and if you are in the right area2, you can access loads of streaming content via Netflix.

Looking through the available content recently, I was impressed with the offering and though I’d mention just five that might interest you. (presented in no particular order)
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In episode 107 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SF Signal Irregulars to chime in with their Favorite Characters from Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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In episode 105 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SFSignal.com Irregulars to chime in with the books or stories they’re looking forward to in 2012.
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In episode 103 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks the SF Signal Irregulars to chime in with their Favorite Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies and TV Shows from 2011.

This week’s panel includes:

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