In this episode of Revolution Fan Podcast, Tom, Jenn, Shelley and Rob talk about Revolution season 1, episode 13, The Song Remains The Same. In Scientific Revolution we discuss nanites. We also update Kill Count and play and talk about your feedback.
On the NBC Revolution website, the Footnotes was another Aaron’s journal entry called Nanites. The Interactive Map showed the locations in this episode in southwestern Pennsylvania outside Pittsburgh. The Revolution Revealed talked about how Rachel was a pacifist with homocidal tendencies.
We started our discussion our discussion of this episode by talking about nanites. We wondered if they had an “off” switch or what would have to be done at the Tower to turn the power back on. We wondered how the pendants (and amplifiers) work? Do they just nullify the nanites or are they a power source? Or do they use the electricity that the nanites are holding?
We discussed the night of the blackout and how they replicated around the world in less than a minute. Jenn thinks the shot of the western hemisphere was sped up and it would have taken more time (perhaps the speed of the wind across continents). Tom asked whether there was enough electricity in the ocean for the nanites to spread.
Will these nanites live forever? Or will they replicate before they “die”? Or would they just fade away?
So, was Ben, Rachel, Grace, and Dr. Jaffe’s work be on wireless electricity using nanites? 1 month before the blackout, Randall said every containment test had worked for a year, but Ben and Rachel wanted additional months for testing.
We then asked how Ben would come home before the blackout and say “it’s going to turn off and not turn back on.” Jenn speculated that Ben was working, and could tell that the power was out in Afghanistan, and spreading slowly. He had enough time to get home before the nanites got to Chicago.
We then talked about electromagnetic signals like light, radio waves, sound waves, and so on. It seems that the nanites do not absorb that type of electricity.
The other topics we covered were:
- The Randall / Neville scene about Neville’s incompetence
- Neville’s enjoyment of Lionel Richie as a throwback to his old self
- Miles and Neville interrogating each other
- Charlie and Jason meeting and the “boy band” lines
- The Jason and Neville showdown with all the levels of double-crossing
- Neville killing Nicholas the priest
- How Neville got the nail that he used to get out of the handcuffs
- Jason’s skills running and shooting his bow and arrow
- Monroe has a nuke. Is he planning to detonate it in Georgia? Would the nuclear fallout cause damage in Philadelphia?
- Rachel and Aaron’s journey across the Plains Nation to the Tower
- What are Neville and Julia going to do now? It seems like it will be much harder for them to join the rebels
- The Miles and Rachel scene. We wondered if Charlie is actually Miles’s daughter
- the goodbyes in the last scene
We wondered why the episode was called The Song Remains The Same. We then talked about the clips from next week where we see the Georgia Federation. They have steam-powered buses.
We went on a tangent about managing a large empire without communication like the British and Romans did.
We updated Kill Count. The body count is really climbing.
We played a feedback voicemail from Kyle Pope, one of our frequent comment section commenter.
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