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    NBC show to depict EMP-aftermath society

    NBC show to depict EMP-aftermath society

    “Revolution,” a new drama from NBC‘s fall lineup, depicts what life would look like in the aftermath of an EMP attack. Producer JJ. Abrams (Iron Man) sets the action in Chicago, 15 years after all electricity on the planet is wiped out. In the teaser, the narrator sets the scene:

    “We used electricity for everything, even to grow food and pump water. But after the blackout nothing worked. Not even car engines or jet turbines. Hell, even batteries. All of it, gone forever. Governments fell; militias and generals and warlords rose up. So, what the hell happened?”

    NBC is tapping into increased interest in post-apocalyptic scenarios, particularly around EMP, or electromagnetic pulse. If this will this play beyond the “prepper” circles remains to be seen. But it does reflect a reality that perhaps some politicians have been ignoring; Americans may see the possibility of their world deteriorating as more plausible. Even the title–“Revolution”–reflects the unease and cultural divide present in America today.

    Of special interest to Chicagoans, it looks like the product placement gurus have been hard at work. (Will the Ricketts family receive flack for placing the Cubs logo prominently?)

    The teaser displays such local brands as Lou Malnatis (pizza) signs, Cubs paraphernalia (will the fans still be hoping?) and a deteriorating Chicago skyline.

    That last part is sure to warm the hearts of the Occupiers running wild through our city this weekend.

    Will you watch?

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    EMP would keep the liberal MSM off the air and our city could be saved.

    Until that day my city, Chicago, and my state, Illinois, will keep deteriorating under Democrat rule.

    This ‘end times’ video virtually depicts the political insides of both Chicago and Illinois.


     
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    Estragon | May 19, 2012 at 7:00 am

    EMP isn’t so easy to inflict. You have to be able to deliver an ICBM, because it requires a high-altitude nuclear detonation. That stuff isn’t easy; in fact, it IS rocket science.

    The point being that if you can deliver a payload like that so far, you could wipe out a city. I suppose if you only had one or two, an EMP detonation might make sense, but there is no way to test it and no way to be sure it will work as theorized. Really wanna launch a nuke attack on the US that could end up just pissing us off?

    The more realistic threat would be a solar event. One in the 19th Century killed the telegraph lines, but there wasn’t much electricity in use to fry back then. We have no record of previous events – no electronics to mess up! – and no idea how often major ejections of that sort may be expected.

    So it’s pretty far-fetched, like all apocalyptic fiction, but they’ve seen the audience for Walking Dead and Falling Skies on cable, and decided to give it a run.

    Put Hawaii 5-O on notice: better plan on a lot more of Gracie Park in a bikini!


     
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    Estragon | May 19, 2012 at 7:01 am

    Personally, I find the Zombie Apocalypse scenario the most plausible, especially after the last Presidential election.

    They walk among us, and they vote.

    Will you watch?

    Just for laughs.

    People tend to forget that the military used to design their equipment with EMP (not to mention gamma rays) in mind. (There are these funny stories of how they used to put equipment at one end of an underground hallway and a nuclear device at the other end, then setoff the device with stone hatches falling like something out of an Indiana Jones film to protect the equipment before the blast got to them .. sometimes the hatches failed, oopps) Even the phone company (prior to the 1983 breakup) used to make the system EMP tolerance.

    […] » NBC show to depict EMP-aftermath society – Le·gal In·sur·rec&midd… “Revolution,” a new drama from NBC‘s fall lineup, depicts what life would look like in the aftermath of an EMP attack. Producer JJ. Abrams (Iron Man) sets the action in Chicago, 15 years after all electricity on the planet is wiped out. In the teaser, the narrator sets the scene: “We used electricity for everything, even to grow food and pump water. But after the blackout nothing worked. Not even car engines or jet turbines. Hell, even batteries. All of it, gone forever. Governments fell; militias and generals and warlords rose up. So, what the hell happened?” […]


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