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vinny
05-21-2012, 11:55 PM
I was watching American Ninja Warrior on channel 5 tonight (totally stoked because I've been missing Ninja Warrior since we dropped satellite for OTA) and caught a quick preview of a new fall miniseries on NBC. Go to about 2:28:

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And I saw this:

http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/73/73980/NBC-revolution-trailer_jpg_627x325_crop_upscale_q85.jpg

I don't know much about the writers on this project - are they completely delusional or having a good joke? Not that it matters. Amazing that the urinal is still standing after what is supposed to be 15 years of the earth being reclaimed by vegetation.

doublem23
05-22-2012, 12:37 AM
Should have been 2015

Noneck
05-22-2012, 12:41 AM
2012 World series champions and this show is coming out next year? How stupid can the writers be? At least make it 2013 World series champions , which will be a year after the show is cancelled.

Nellie_Fox
05-22-2012, 01:33 AM
I think it says 2612.

doublem23
05-22-2012, 01:51 AM
I think it says 2612.

Just based on the preview, I don't think the show takes place that far into the future.

Nellie_Fox
05-22-2012, 02:26 AM
Just based on the preview, I don't think the show takes place that far into the future.

http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/872/3da/b47/resized/foghorn-leghorn-meme-generator-its-a-joke-son-a-joke-712f6e.jpg?1312502024.jpg

RKMeibalane
05-22-2012, 02:29 AM
Once a dump, always a dump.

doublem23
05-22-2012, 03:17 AM
http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/872/3da/b47/resized/foghorn-leghorn-meme-generator-its-a-joke-son-a-joke-712f6e.jpg?1312502024.jpg

:(: I have been had.

Once a dump, always a dump.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/199/466509548_cd81c6f88d_m.jpg
Park looks totally better this way, brah, now all our beautiful ivy is growing on the outside, too!

DumpJerry
05-22-2012, 08:12 AM
I think it says 2612.
That's not realistic. The mess Theo created, I mean inherited, will take longer than that to fix.

DumpJerry
05-22-2012, 08:52 AM
I'm thinking the Head Writer for this show is a White Sox fan with a wicked sense of humor.

soltrain21
05-22-2012, 10:05 AM
Show looks fantastic.

beasly213
05-22-2012, 10:09 AM
:(: I have been had.



http://farm1.staticflickr.com/199/466509548_cd81c6f88d_m.jpg
Park looks totally better this way, brah, now all our beautiful ivy is growing on the outside, too!


My favorite is the guy wearing his Kohl's Cubs Jersey tucked into his jeans.

soltrain21
05-22-2012, 10:14 AM
I'm thinking the Head Writer for this show is a White Sox fan with a wicked sense of humor.

Abrams and Favreau are both from New York, and Kripke is from Ohio. So maybe it was him. Favreau did live in Chicago for a while, though.

guillensdisciple
05-22-2012, 10:33 AM
That looks like it will be pretty good to me.

Irishsox1
05-22-2012, 12:58 PM
I'd rather watch violent criminals being forced to watch Whitney as some form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Rohan
05-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Terrible Cubs 2012 world series reference aside... This show looks awful.

Lip Man 1
05-22-2012, 01:51 PM
The show looks awful and so does the Cubs.

:D:

Lip

samurai_sox
05-22-2012, 02:06 PM
Wow, music lifted from Mass Effect.

doublem23
05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
Abrams and Favreau are both from New York, and Kripke is from Ohio. So maybe it was him. Favreau did live in Chicago for a while, though.

Jon Favreau is a Sox fan

soltrain21
05-22-2012, 02:29 PM
Jon Favreau is a Sox fan

I was trying to find that information but I couldn't. All I found out was Jon Favruau (Obama's speechwriter) is a Red Sox fan.

GoGoCrede
05-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Kind of off topic, but I LOVE American Ninja Warrior! I'm excited at the new season so far.

LOL at 2012. Whatever. :)

DumpJerry
05-22-2012, 03:08 PM
There was a writer for "Law & Order" who was a Sox fan. He slipped in a reference to us winning the '05 World Series once. Another time, a new cop from Chicago was introduced to the squad and she was asked Sox or Cubs. Her answer was a very WSI-like Sox response.

GoGoCrede
05-22-2012, 03:23 PM
There was a writer for "Law & Order" who was a Sox fan. He slipped in a reference to us winning the '05 World Series once. Another time, a new cop from Chicago was introduced to the squad and she was asked Sox or Cubs. Her answer was a very WSI-like Sox response.

One of the writers of Criminal Minds is also a fan. One of the clues leading to a suspect was a Nellie Fox baseball card.

Frontman
05-22-2012, 04:21 PM
One of the writers of Criminal Minds is also a fan. One of the clues leading to a suspect was a Nellie Fox baseball card.

Mandy Patinkin, who was on Criminal Minds for a few seasons, is also a White Sox fan. Don't know if the episode you refer to is before or after his departure.

downstairs
05-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Mandy Patinkin, who was on Criminal Minds for a few seasons, is also a White Sox fan. Don't know if the episode you refer to is before or after his departure.

I'm almost 100% sure it was when he was on the show.

I watched almost all of the shows with him (it got weird after he left)... and I know I saw that episode.

That show was so damn good early on.

Lip Man 1
05-22-2012, 06:30 PM
Dennis Farina's TV show Crime Story (NBC mid 80's) was set in Chicago in the early 1960's and they often made Sox references in it, including mentioning Minnie Minoso and Nellie Fox often.

Lip

DSpivack
05-22-2012, 06:38 PM
Dennis Farina's TV show Crime Story (NBC mid 80's) was set in Chicago in 1960 and they often made Sox references in it, including mentioning Minnie Minso and Nellie Fox often.

Lipo

I love that show. I watched it on Netflix a couple years ago (being born in 1984, I was a little young to see it when it aired). It was one of the first TV shows with a story arc, I think. It centered around the same tale that Scorsese would tell in Casino a few years later, based on Chicago Outfit member Tony Spilotro and Nick Pileggi's books.

Frontman
05-22-2012, 06:57 PM
Well, given that we believe that the producers are Sox fans, I get the joke:


Forget the Mayan prediction, the world will end when the Cubs win the Series!

samurai_sox
06-16-2012, 01:22 AM
In the latest airings of the promo, the Cubs 2012 champs sign has disappeared,

looks like it might have been digitally removed, I don't know why.

They probably wised up that the Cubs have a snowball's chance in hell of winning it all this year. :cool:

cub killer
06-16-2012, 08:04 AM
This reminds me of the 1991 Perfect Strangers episode where the Bulls were supposedly the worst team in the NBA, on a record losing streak.

pearso66
06-16-2012, 02:45 PM
Mandy Patinkin, who was on Criminal Minds for a few seasons, is also a White Sox fan. Don't know if the episode you refer to is before or after his departure.

He was in that episode, he mentions how the card reminds him of his childhood or something like that. I think he also in an episode makes reference to the Sox winning the World Series, I don't know if it was the same one, but I'm pretty sure he did in one.

TheVulture
07-06-2012, 06:54 PM
Personally, I'm a bit surprised Justin Biebler is doing TV already.

Frontman
07-06-2012, 08:08 PM
Personally, I'm a bit surprised Justin Biebler is doing TV already.

He's probably hoping to be on "Celebrity Rehab" before Drew retires.....

Thome25
07-08-2012, 12:55 PM
Looks absolutely fantastic!!

Love that there's finally an apocalyptic story like this that takes place in Chicago.

Love the shots of Wrigley Field too.

Red Barchetta
07-09-2012, 08:37 PM
Terrible Cubs 2012 world series reference aside... This show looks awful.

I agree. The video doesn't display the 2012 World Series Championship either.

How many more "end of the world/civilization" movies/shows can be made?!

How about a series about a futuristic society where we actually advanced as a civilization, cured illness and hunger and moved forward.

Oh, that's right Star Trek was already on...

thehawkeroo
07-10-2012, 08:59 PM
You know, I don't see much difference between Wrigley now and in the picture.

Frontman
07-13-2012, 12:26 PM
I agree. The video doesn't display the 2012 World Series Championship either.

How many more "end of the world/civilization" movies/shows can be made?!

How about a series about a futuristic society where we actually advanced as a civilization, cured illness and hunger and moved forward.

Oh, that's right Star Trek was already on...


Considering we keep cranking out zombie flicks and TV shows? I'm sure it will keep going for a long, long time.

Hitmen77
09-18-2012, 04:52 PM
Cubs World Series reference disappears from this show:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-revolution-cubs-0919-20120918,0,7185905.story

I like the last line in this article. :rolling:

samurai_sox
09-18-2012, 06:11 PM
Notice how the characters' hair and makeup is all perfect in the post-apocalyptic world.

That's why I like Walking Dead they didn't bother with that ****.

Scottiehaswheels
09-18-2012, 07:15 PM
Notice how the characters' hair and makeup is all perfect in the post-apocalyptic world.

That's why I like Walking Dead they didn't bother with that ****.+1. And the dad comes out of the house with a hot cup of coffee in the first few scenes.... Um how do you even get coffee 15 years after this event. I'm sure cocoa beans don't grow well here.

voodoochile
09-18-2012, 08:52 PM
Well at least we can do away with the explanation that some flubbie fan traded the electricity to Satan for a WS title...

SOXPHILE
09-19-2012, 10:44 AM
+1. And the dad comes out of the house with a hot cup of coffee in the first few scenes.... Um how do you even get coffee 15 years after this event. I'm sure cocoa beans don't grow well here.


They don't. Coffee beans don't either. :tongue:

doublem23
09-19-2012, 10:48 AM
+1. And the dad comes out of the house with a hot cup of coffee in the first few scenes.... Um how do you even get coffee 15 years after this event. I'm sure cocoa beans don't grow well here.

Nothing like starting your day in the post-apocalyptic world than a nice, warm cup of mud.

vinny
09-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Cubs World Series reference disappears from this show:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-revolution-cubs-0919-20120918,0,7185905.story

I like the last line in this article. :rolling:

They suck in the future and in alternative universes.:tongue:

Edit: The headline in the print version of the Red Eye was "Cubs lose in alternative worlds, too" :rolling:

PatK
09-21-2012, 03:59 PM
+1. And the dad comes out of the house with a hot cup of coffee in the first few scenes.... Um how do you even get coffee 15 years after this event. I'm sure cocoa beans don't grow well here.

I DVR'd the show and watched it last night to cheer me up after the Sox blew that game.

The show is terrible.

In 15 years, they haven't come up with any kind of alternative energy/power sources (like steam), but they still have the ability to make brightly colored, form fitting clothing and spandex.