The Revolution Podcast

Quote of the Week Poll

Plan B  Consolation Prize  I Am America  Give it a Shot 

Quote of the Week: Declaration of Independence

  • I Am America (38%, 12 Votes)
  • Consolation Prize (31%, 10 Votes)
  • Give it a Shot (25%, 8 Votes)
  • Plan B (6%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 32

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Last Week’s Winner:

Quote of the Week: Memorial Day

  • You're My Science Project (44%, 21 Votes)
  • You Had Me At Mustard Gas (38%, 18 Votes)
  • Being a Good Guy Sucks (19%, 9 Votes)
  • It's Been a Weird Month (0%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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TRP 244-The Revolution Podcast Episode 244-Exclusive David Rambo Interview

TRP 244-The Revolution Podcast Episode 244-Exclusive David Rambo Interview

In episode 244 of The Revolution Podcast we are excited to bring you our exclusive interview with co-executive producer and writer of NBC’s Revolution, David Rambo. We spoke with David the day after the Revolution series finale aired on NBC.

David shared his story about how he got into writing and what the writing process is like for him. He also shares some fun moments from the Revolution writers room, and how other works from Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, and The Twilight Zone influenced Revolution.

We also asked David the question that fans have been asking since the early episodes of Revolution season 1, “Is Miles the true father of Charlie?” His answer will probably surprise you! Additionally, we spoke with David about what fans would have seen in season 3, if Aaron’s pendant would have played a part, and was there really a light in the middle of the ocean shown in an early Revolution promotion video? Of course, Jeremy had to find out if time travel would have played a part in the series! Read More…

TRP 243-The Revolution Podcast Episode 243-Feedback For Declaration of Independence

TRP 243-The Revolution Podcast Episode 243-Feedback For Declaration of Independence

In episode 243 of The Revolution Podcast we share the awesome feedback about the Revolution series finale that we received from our listening audience. Most of the listeners agreed that “Declaration of Independence” would have made a fantastic season finale, but leaves us wanting a whole lot more and a bit dissatisfied because it turned out to be the series finale.

We hear some thoughts on why the show was not renewed, and what could have been done differently, but most feedbackers share their thoughts on the characters and stories of this season. We hear thoughts about the community of Revolution fans that have contributed to The Revolution Podcast, differing opinions on what Connor would have done next, and what Monroe’s position might have been in the Texas government.

We also hear opinions on what the nano would have done next and how the band of heroes might have successfully defeated them. Most listeners express relief that the story with the Patriots was resolved at the end of the episode so they got some closure there. We also share what listeners said they will miss most about Revolution in our Twitter segment. Read More…

TRP 242-The Revolution Podcast Episode 242-Declaration of Independence Review

TRP 242-The Revolution Podcast Episode 242-Declaration of Independence Review

In episode 242 of The Revolution Podcast we review the series finale of NBC’s Revolution entitled, “Declaration of Independence.” Since this episode was written as a season finale and not as a series finale, we look at it from both perspectives, giving it latitude for not being a proper series finale. We discuss the points of the story that had a sense of resolution such as the relationships with Miles, Charlie, and Rachel. We also talk about the seeming end to the Patriot storyline and whether or not Monroe joined their ranks as a leader of Texas. We talk about the nanites plan to draw people to Bradbury, Idaho and what that might have looked like in season 3 and we talk about the way that our band of heroes was finally able to out smart and out maneuver the Patriots.

We also talk about the conflict between Connor and Monroe and how Monroe ultimately chose to side with Miles. We discuss whether or not this served as redemption for Monroe, and whether or not Connor would have ended up back with Monroe, or followed Tom to Idaho.

We also tease several details that we learned during our interview with Revolution co-executive producer and writer, David Rambo. That episode will be number 244 and we’ll be releasing it in a few days. Read More…

Revolution 2×22 Declaration of Independence First Impressions

Revolution 2×22 Declaration of Independence First Impressions

The Revolution series finale entitled, “Declaration of Independence” aired on May 21, 2014 and here are my initial thoughts on “Declaration of Independence.”

It was a good episode and would have made a fantastic season finale. The episode looked like it would give us some resolution, but then the development in the last few minutes changed all of that and left us with almost no resolution.

Bass has been a very interesting character all season just when we thought we couldn’t trust him and he’s back to his old ways, he goes and does some noble things in this episode.

Season 3 would have featured the fictional town Bradbury, Idaho and I can’t help but wonder if many of the stories would have been based on some of the fantastic literary works of Ray Bradbury. Read More…

SILY Episode 47-You Want Change With That?

SILY Episode 47-You Want Change With That?

Tomorrow will be the end of an era. On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, the final episode of Revolution will air on NBC. Once it ends and we record our podcasts on Thursday night, it will mark the first time since we started podcasting in 2008 that Golden Spiral Media will not have a podcast about a currently airing TV show. Yes, we’ll still have our LOST podcast, and Triplecast is coming back in the next couple of weeks, but it’s a distinction that’s worth noting.

It’s worth noting because we have tried very hard to avoid this situation. When we weren’t sure if Fringe would get a fifth season, we made the decision early to find a show that we could get excited about and start covering it. We didn’t want there to be a lapse in our shows and take the risk of losing the audience we’d spent four years (at that point) building.
It turned out that Fringe did get a fifth season, albeit a shortened one, so for several months, we had two shows that we were covering. When the show runner for Fringe announced he had a new show called Almost Human, we immediately got on board with that too. That meant that this TV season we covered Revolution and Almost Human.

While we get to choose the shows that we will podcast about, we certainly have no influence on deciding when or if those shows will be canceled. Despite doubling down our efforts and doing all we could to make sure we always had a show to look forward to, FOX cancelled Almost Human and NBC cancelled Revolution, and both of our podcasts got cancelled right along with them.

A year ago I would have been in a quiet panic. I’m the type of person who has to have everything planned out with as much advance as possible. I’m also a bit of a control freak, although I’d like to think I’ve come a long way in that area. Read More…

TRP 241-The Revolution Podcast Episode 241-Feedback For Memorial Day

TRP 241-The Revolution Podcast Episode 241-Feedback For Memorial Day

In episode 241 of The Revolution Podcast we share the listener feedback we received for the penultimate episode of NBC’s Revolution entitled, “Memorial Day” which aired on May 14, 2014. We hear some great thoughts and theories about how the show might end and which portions of the story will have some sort of closure. We also hear thoughts about the necklace that Truman gave Marion, the relationship growth between Charlie and Miles, the flawed plans of the Patriots, and Miles’ new attitude.

We also hear thoughts about the use of the word evolution in the opening title sequence of the show and how that makes more sense now than ever before. We hear listener thoughts on how the book “American Gods” ties in to the show and a cool theory about Truman and the nanites. Read More…

TRP 240-The Revolution Podcast Episode 240-Memorial Day Review

TRP 240-The Revolution Podcast Episode 240-Memorial Day Review

In episode 240 of The Revolution Podcast we review the penultimate episode of NBC’s Revolution called “Memorial Day” which aired on May 14, 2014. In our review of the episode we discuss Rachel’s discovery of the nano’s limitations and whether or not they are true limitations that could be exploited. We also talk about the train heist and the new alliance between Connor and Tom.

We also discuss the shock at seeing President Davis and General Carver together, the death of Marion, and whether or not President Davis will die in the Revolution series finale. We also talk about a few possible ways that we think the nanites could be defeated in next week’s series finale. Read More…

TRP 239-The Revolution Podcast Episode 239-Feedback For Tomorrowland

TRP 239-The Revolution Podcast Episode 239-Feedback For Tomorrowland

In episode 239 of The Revolution Podcast we share listener feedback and theories that we received about season 2 episode 20 of NBC’s Revolution, “Tomorrowland.”

Most listeners felt like this episode was really good as it positioned several characters and plot pieces to what looks to be a very exciting final two episodes of the season. We hear insight on the yellow cross mustard gas, Tom’s desperation and killing of Shaw, and whether or not Tom and Bass are redeemable at this point.

We also hear some interesting thoughts on Tom and Bass working together again, Miles and Bass parting ways, and whether or not Julia is dead. Additionally we hear some thoughts about Truman, whether or not Monroe has truly learned from his past, and much more! Read More…

TRP 238-The Revolution Podcast Episode 238-Tomorrowland Review

TRP 238-The Revolution Podcast Episode 238-Tomorrowland Review

In episode 238 of The Revolution Podcast we review season 2 episode 20 of NBC’s Revolution entitled, “Tomorrowland.” We discuss nano-Priscilla’s continued manipulation of humans and misunderstanding of humanity. We also discuss the Patriot’s use of mustard gas and the division it has caused between Miles and Monroe. We talk about what the ramifications might be of having Miles and Monroe split up, the use of the mercenaries, and how Tom Neville might also change the plans of Miles and Monroe.

We also talk about the events that happened in Washington DC between Director Truman and President Davis, whether or not Julia might still be alive, the death of Shaw, and whether or not we agree more with Miles’ strategy or Monroe’s strategy. Read More…

Revolution 2×20 Tomorrowland First Impressions

Revolution 2×20 Tomorrowland First Impressions

Revolution season 2 episode 20 entitled, “Tomorrowland” aired on May 7, 2014 and here are my initial thoughts on “Tomorrowland.”

We saw a definite change in attitude with Miles this week as he clearly aligned himself with Rachel and told her that he wants to be like her and create a better future with her and Charlie.

Just when nanoPriscilla couldn’t get any creepier, she tells Aaron that she plans on modifying the limbic system so that people will feel like they’re happy.

Tom and Monroe have once again found themselves fighting side by side. I don’t like this new alliance but don’t think it will be long lived.

My question this week is, “Do you think Miles or Monroe has the best strategy and why?”
Respond on Twitter by using the hashtag #REVTwit. Read More…