After about 15 minutes of fierce facial Hipstamatics of a scarred Penelope Tree wannabe…I bailed. Never to return. This Revolution will definitely not be televised.
When clips of the new NBC sci-fi show “Revolution” debuted online this spring, a scene set in Chicago depicted some of the show’s characters walking past an abandoned Wrigley Field in the year 2027. Beneath the stadium’s familiar red marquee was a sign declaring the Cubs “2012 World Series champions.”
The premise of “Revolution” is that some mysterious force saps the planet of its electricity in 2012, bringing life as we know it to a halt. Governments are toppled. Lawlessness reigns. And, 15 years later, there is no more Major League Baseball.
But when the show premiered Monday night, the Wrigley Field scene shown in the trailer was different. Gone was the declaration of the Cubs as champs, replaced by a plain red background beneath the marquee. Everything else about the post-apocalyptic scene remained the same — still Wrigley Field, still abandoned, still no electricity.
Four months after the original clip appeared, the real 2012 Cubs have the second-worst record in baseball and are mathematically eliminated from any chance of making the playoffs.
Apparently even the bounds of science fiction can be stretched only so far.
Posted: September 18, 2012 at 05:33 PM | 33 comment(s)
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