During my freshman year at MIT, most of the guys in my dorm would stay up insanely late trying to think up an idea that would change the world. Unfortunately, this pursuit usually just turned into betting someone to do something stupid. Case in point, I remember one night I bet my friend Gary 50 bucks that he couldn’t down three flaming vodka shots in under a minute. He gladly accepted the challenge and we set them ablaze. However, as we were stupid college freshmen, we didn’t know that you have to blow out the flame before drinking and sadly, Gary didn’t realize this until it was too late. Terrified, he spit the vodka out – momentarily resembling a screaming dragon – and lit the common room ping-pong table on fire. Luckily, someone else grabbed a fire extinguisher while I hid in the corner laughing, fairly certain I had just witnessed the best fire story of my life. Continue reading →
09/17/2012 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : SEASON PREMIERE-AN EPIC ADVENTURE FROM J.J. ABRAMS, ERIC KRIPKE AND JON FAVREAU – What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of electricity: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever.
The series stars Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Graham Rogers, Anna Lise Phillips, Zak Orth, JD Pardo, Giancarlo Esposito, David Lyons, Maria Howell, Daniealla Alonso, Tim Guinee and Elizabeth Mitchell. Kripke, Abrams and Bryan Burk (“Lost,” “Star Trek”) serve as executive producers, and Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2″) serves as co-executive producer. “Revolution” is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television. The pilot was directed by Favreau.
According to the Revolution Official Facebook page’s latest status: The FULL Pilot will be available to view on NBC’s official Revolution website Tuesday, Sept. 4th!
Are you looking forward to NBC’s big budget new series launching this fall? Revolution is the ground-breaking new blockbuster from LOST producer JJ Abrams. The new science fiction drama series will debut on September 17th 2012 but what can we expect from this exciting new show?
Today we will preview the first few episodes of Series One. We will learn about the characters, the plot and discover more of what we can look forward to in this fascinating new programme. Warning this article may contain some spoilers.
Revolution – The first episodes
Episode one will introduce the viewers to the main characters. We join the story some 15 years after the blackout, although the narrative uses flashbacks to help us explore their backgrounds in further detail. The main protagonists centre on the Matheson family, who after 15 years without power have become farmers at the heart of a small community. Ben Matheson (Tim Guinee) is the family head, and helps care for his daughter Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and son Danny (Graham Rogers). With local governments extinct, rogue militia groups control the land. Unfortunately in the first episode we watch helplessly as Ben is visited by one of the militia leaders, Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) who demands that Ben must leave the village and come with him at once.
Without spoiling what happens in these first few scenes, Ben tells his daughter Charlie that she must begin an epic journey to Chicago to track down her long lost uncle. Armed with a sacred locket, Charlie sets off on her mission accompanied by local townsfolk Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips) and Aaron (Zak Orth). Along their way they meet a fellow traveller called Nate (J. D. Pardo), however Maggie has her reserves as to whether they can trust their new friend.
Eventually the group reach Chicago and locate
Charlie’s uncle Miles (Billy Burke). However he is not best pleased to meet his new family member and also has reservations over Nate. During the initial episodes we will uncover a whole of host of information via flashbacks which help us better understand our characters actions. We will discover why Charlie’s dad gave her his most important sacred locket and why Miles is reluctant to leave Chicago and return back to Charlie’s home.
Our Revolution preview thoughts:
The Revolution TV series has a lot of expectations on it and needs to be a hit in the American ratings. We witnessed last year with Fox’s Terra Nova what happens if a new science fiction series doesn’t perform well. Fortunately, we believe that Revolution will be a huge success. It has so much potential including a superb cast, stunning sci-fi settings and engaging original story plot. However the biggest attraction has got to be having producer JJ Abrams on board. The similarities of cult show LOST are here in abundance and for LOST fans there has yet to be a TV show that can satisfy their cravings. NBC’s Revolution will surely take that crown when it premieres this fall.
In this entry the Portuguese trailer for upcoming JJ Abrams new Tv Show: Revolution.
Portuguese: Revolution, a nova série de ficção científica produzida por J.J. Abrams para a NBC em parceria com o criador de Supernatural, Eric Kripke. Na trama quase apocalíptica, todas as formas de energia do mundo misteriosamente cessam de existir. Cabe ao grupo de personagens principais lutar por sua sobrevivência e encontrar uma forma de se reunir com seus entes queridos. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) está em uma missão para encontrar seu tio (Billy Burke), depois que seu pai foi assassinado pela milícia local.
Jon Favreau has teamed up with JJ Abrams to produce a new show on NBC called ‘Revolution.’ It follows the effects on society 15 years after the world loses all forms of power. Video by: Associated Press
After the review of the first trailers we can explain the story behind the new Revolution Tv Show. We can explain the tag-line/argument. We will see this in the first episode (coming soon this fall). By the moment, the name of this is episode is “Pilot”. -SPOILER ALERT-
Main family relationship:
Ben (Tim Guinee) and Miles (Billy Burke) are brothers.
Ben is married with Maggie (Anna Lise Phillips) and they have two sons. They are Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Danny (Graham Rogers). Rachel Matheson (Andrea Roth) is the aunt.
The militia of Monroe Republic (name of new republic) is looking for Ben. Captain Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) is the boss.
Ben asks Aaron (Zak Orth) to hide the amulet.
Ben has been shot. (Is he dead?)
The militia kidnaps Danny.
Charlie, Aaron and Maggie go to the city looking for Miles.
On the road, Nate joins (JD Pardo).
In the city:
They found Miles.
Miles has a pub in the city.
Charlie asks Miles to help him finding his nephew Danny.
Charlie tells Miles they are a family and that he needs help.
Nate is finally part of the militia.
Charlie and Miles talks:
Miles tells Charlie about the blackout. He tells his brother Ben is partly involved in this. Perhaps he knew how to solve the blackout.
Charlie wants his brother and has no answer from his uncle. He does not care.
Miles’ pub is found by the military group.
The militia and Miles start a fight.
Miles wins the fight and escapes from the military group with Charlie, Aaron and Maggie.
At the end:
A woman named Grace(Maria Howell) uses an amulet and turns a computer on. (will it be the same amulet? )
The computer has the old keyboard and the monitor is a Flat LCD.
“This is our first official TV Tuesday. For the next few months, we will be reviewing the various pilots for the upcoming Fall season. This week we begin with the much anticipated show from JJ Abrams The show is about the world after all the power goes out. Governments are formed, militias run rampant and it the pilot is directed by Jon Faverau. Sounds like it can be fun….let’s hear what the Schmoe have to say about it!”
Revolution, the new tv show from NBC, tells us about a peculiar blackout. Fifteen years later, life is back to what it once was long before the industrial revolution: families living in quiet “cul-de-sacs”, and when the sun goes down, the lanterns and candles are lit. Life is slower and sweeter.
The new civilization is governed by militia of Monroe Republic. They are identified by a character “M” inside a circle. One of its captains is Tom Neville (Giancarlo Esposito). We will see more this fall in Revolution Tv Show.