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    tvbythenumbers says the pilot had decent ratings, 1.9(18-49), 7% share, 7.66 million.
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    I repeat my statement. Series premieres have a tendency to be crazy high
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    Yeah, I don't think it will sustain these numbers. Like I said, sci-fi, and particular, time travel doesn't hold a mass audience.
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    Haven't watched the second episode yet but I hope they don't spend the series rewriting our history. I thought it would have been better if the 'in series" history had a different story and the event was changed to our actual history so when they returned to the future everything was as we know it, although I'm not sure how they could work that into the stories.

    But alas it's NBC so we all know they want instant success so will cancel this as soon as the figures start dropping, maybe they should go back in time and shoot whoever keeps cancelling everything at Nothing But Commercials.

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    The reason given as to why they can't go back again to fix history is because they can't be in the past with themselves twice.

    They need to send this guy to fix things - to set right what once went wrong:


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    I finally got to watch the second episode last night. I found it enjoyable. Yet, I didn't notice any ramifications for their actions other than their alteregos appearing in the historical record now.

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    If there is an episode about a major change in history, I'm guessing it'll either be a two-parter or season cliffhanger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-S View Post
    I thought it would have been better if the 'in series" history had a different story and the event was changed to our actual history so when they returned to the future everything was as we know it, although I'm not sure how they could work that into the stories.
    Actually that's a pretty good idea. ^^ I would find that an interesting premise.
    I've been watching this, too. Caught up with the 2nd episode. I agree it probably won't last more than one season.
    I like it but for one, why not much security around the time machine? I mean you think that would be guarded to the max, something with the potential to create that much damage. I mean:
    Spoiler:
    There's a few guards at the gate to this thing that Flynn is able to easily shoot and overpower and again easily able to kidnap a scientist/pilot and take the thing back in time. Granted Homeland Security didn't know much about it until after the fact. And Lucy seems to be the only one to understand that they can't alter history-Wyatt and Rufus don't seem to understand this as much. I did like the fact that there were consequences to the changing of the crash of the Hindenberg-Lucy's sister was never born. Enjoyed the second episode, will be interesting to see if there are any more alterations to their timeline next ep. Wonder if they'll do an episode where someone finds the time machine, parked in a field in the past.. Has it been explained how the time machine works? If it was, I missed it.

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    They explained it but only by saying the piece of paper was time and the machine folded two sections together to make it possible to go back, they haven't explained how they get back to the future either.

    Plus there is the watch house subplot that hasn't been explored either yet.

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    Watched the first 2 eps. Not bad but I agree that it won't get to a second season. Its "Time Travel Mechanics" was starting to give me a headache. That and the Time Machine really reminded me of a relatively recent show that this one seems to have .....BORROWED a lot of its Plot Points from. And why do they keep making the Black Guy on the show the Chauffeur?
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    7 Days.....That was it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Flyattractor View Post
    Watched the first 2 eps. Not bad but I agree that it won't get to a second season. Its "Time Travel Mechanics" was starting to give me a headache. That and the Time Machine really reminded me of a relatively recent show that this one seems to have .....BORROWED a lot of its Plot Points from. And why do they keep making the Black Guy on the show the Chauffeur?

    The character's name is "Rufus Carlin".

    Recall the two time periods they visited so far and his line to Karl and Lucy: "There was no time in American history that was safe for a black man."

    In order to not arouse suspicion and possibly damaging the timeline, all three travellers need to blend in as best as possible. Even if it means, sadly, taking a subservient or demeaning persona. While it hasn't been mentioned, they may have the Star Fleet equivalent of the Temporal Prime Directive.
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    Trivia:

    The names of the three main characters are references to characters in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989). Lucy Preston and Wyatt Logan have the same last names as Bill Preston and Ted Logan; Rufus Carlin is a nod to Rufus, who was played by George Carlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscard View Post

    The character's name is "Rufus Carlin".

    Recall the two time periods they visited so far and his line to Karl and Lucy: "There was no time in American history that was safe for a black man."

    In order to not arouse suspicion and possibly damaging the timeline, all three travellers need to blend in as best as possible. Even if it means, sadly, taking a subservient or demeaning persona. While it hasn't been mentioned, they may have the Star Fleet equivalent of the Temporal Prime Directive.
    If so, they're doing just as good a job adhering to it as Kirk and other fleet captains did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pscard View Post

    The character's name is "Rufus Carlin".

    Recall the two time periods they visited so far and his line to Karl and Lucy: "There was no time in American history that was safe for a black man."

    In order to not arouse suspicion and possibly damaging the timeline, all three travellers need to blend in as best as possible. Even if it means, sadly, taking a subservient or demeaning persona. While it hasn't been mentioned, they may have the Star Fleet equivalent of the Temporal Prime Directive.
    They did all of that BEFORE they even Time Traveled.
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    Whats up with all the time traveling series this fall ?
    This Timeless was first, then Frequency and now Travelers.

    And why always these time traveler series must be going back in time and never into future.
    Ok Frequency isn't traveling but talking trough time with radio.

    Travelers is a group of people in future that use there technology to set there soul back in time to our present time.
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    TV execs probably saw how good x-men days of future past was and though I want me some of that.

    Seems to go in circles doesn't it? Time travel one year, fantasy the next, paranormal after that, space travel, post apocolipse zombies etc. Then eventually back to a time travel based series.

    Is their in-NASCAR coverage advertising true? Has this become the highest rated Monday show this year for it's timeslot?

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    I wish NBC didn't cancel Quantum Leap, though perhaps, it continues to live by inspiration of these shows.
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    I wonder why the telegram wasn't delivered? Would it be because he didn't tell the guy where to send it?

    And obvious be obvious way of bringing something back to the future that wasn't safe to carry in the ship, such a simple solution, I get the feeling that the Elon Musk type guy would spend billions of $ and months of time trying to solve a problem that the others cured with a shovel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-S View Post
    I wonder why the telegram wasn't delivered? Would it be because he didn't tell the guy where to send it?

    And obvious be obvious way of bringing something back to the future that wasn't safe to carry in the ship, such a simple solution, I get the feeling that the Elon Musk type guy would spend billions of $ and months of time trying to solve a problem that the others cured with a shovel
    Yeah, I noticed he didn't give the address.
    Let's assume for a moment that he did give the address off-scene, then there are several explanations as to what may have happened.
    1. The guy thought he was a kook and didn't send the telegram.
    2. The telegram fell behind a filing cabinet.
    3. It was delivered, but his late wife thought it was a joke and got rid of it.
    etc...
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