Episode 2: The Revolution Will Be Televised
The second episode of Post-Apodaclypse takes a look at the new NBC post-apocalyptic show called Revolution. Join Tim and Michael as they break down the concept and the first three episodes, and discuss how television's latest and most high-profile post-apoc offering stands up for fans of the genre. Lights out, America!
Given some recent experiences, when it seems as if a series is getting some of the science wrong (Electromagnetic pulse), it seems a better bet that they’re just not bothering to get the science right rather than there is a complex explanation of why it is reasonable.
Also an aircraft has two sources of power. One is the engine. The other is its altitude (power translated to altitude). If all the electronics go out (and planes are designed to fly without the electronics), they can still glide for a considerable distance depending on the airframe design and the altitude. Aircraft don’t go into flat spins when they lose their electronics. Some very late model designs using fly by wire or fly by light might be in more trouble, but even so, this seems like an unlikely result.
Maybe this show will explain it eventually, but I’m skeptical.
Fascinating point. I hadn’t even thought about that. Now I’m wondering about the crashing planes in Bryan Singer’s web series “H+”. In that case, it’s people that get turned off all of a sudden. I wonder how much autopiloty stuff there might be involved. There it wasn’t power going out and whether the pilot could glide, but the pilots were taken out - as was everyone in the tower, and almost everyone else for that matter.
I’m starting to get a “don’t ask” policy with this show. Just going to run with it, hope it doesn’t offend my sensibilities too much.