Let's Curl Up "Under the Dome" And Watch The World Die

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Let's Curl Up "Under the Dome" And Watch The World Die

By Jodi Clager | Trailers | April 2, 2013 | Comments ()

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We got a Super Bowl teaser with a boring, less than engaging view of the dome from "Under the Dome". Now, with around two months before CBS premieres the series based on Stephen King's novel of the same name, we get actual footage. Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), Mike Vogel (The Help), Dean Norris ("Breaking Bad"; Get the Gringo), Britt Robertson (Scream 4; "The Secret Circle"), and R. Keith Harris (Big Fish, Junebug) star in the tale people of trapped under a huge dome and what happens when they are left to fend for themselves.

This footage makes me honestly say that I am intrigued and looking forward to this adaptation.


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  • Jezzer

    Image Comics had a 24-issue series from 2005-2007 called "Girls" about a small town in Pennsylvania under attack by an alien presence. The town gets sealed by its attackers under a giant forcefield dome, and some of the imagery and scenes are almost identical to scenes in 2009's "Under the Dome." I wonder if that's ever been addressed.

  • Az

    Did Stephen King get a facelift? No, seriously. He got, like, the Bruce Jenner special, no?

  • Evanstheone

    Anyone who says Stephen King is a hack doesn't have any idea what they're talking about.


    I read the Gunslinger novels. All of them. Stephen King may not always be a terrible writer, but man, the last two to three books of the series were ridiculous, egotistical, and deeply frustrating. I choose to believe that his successes (esp. Re: endings) were luck.

  • Devin McMusters

    Lux from Life Unexpected!

  • Matt Grippi

    Just went through ALL the comments and not one person has mentioned that this is literally the plot of The Simpsons Movie?

  • St

    Because it is an old joke. Yet every now and then someone has to mention it like he discovered it juts now.

    It is not literally the plot of The Simpsons Movie because you know there is no Homer, Bart and Marge in this book. They don’t have the same characters, they don’t have ANY same stories, Dom doesn’t show up for same reason it showed up in Simpsons. It doesn’t end same way as in Simpsons. Basically NOTHING in book looks like in Simpsons movie.

    Yet there are always smart people who say: "Hey. I saw it in Simpsons already". No, you didn.t.

  • PDamian

    King is at his best when he sticks to the supernatural (Salem's Lot; The Stand; The Shining) and stays away from sci-fi (The Tommyknockers; Firestarter; Dreamcatcher, which was surprisingly awful). Not that his science fiction is all that bad, mind -- but he just seems to achieve greater heights with his supernatural stuff. His "straight" fiction and lit crit is pretty good, too; I thought The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon was lovely, and On Writing is fantastic.

    Under the Dome was such a disappointment that I doubt I'll watch this. More to the point, a lot of TV adaptations of King's work were out-and-out failures. Riding the Bullet was awful, and I wasn't all that thrilled with The Stand, although it did get a fair amount of critical acclaim. Given the lousy source material, I don't see Dome faring all that well on TV.

  • I'll always be a Stephen King fan because I remember my whole family getting together to watch every mini-series they made of his. The Stand was always my favorite. A lot of his books are really good for about 3/4's of the way through(Cell) and kind of lose it at the climax but I agree that he's best when he's writing about the supernatural.

  • Jeff in Middletucky

    Actually, I found The Cell to be surprisingly good throughout, ending included.

  • Jakesalterego

    The footage makes me want to see it; remembering how shitty the book was makes me not.

  • Jeff in Middletucky

    Actually, the book was pretty fucking brilliant until the last hundred pages or so. (<----- Could be said about any of a dozen - or more - Stephen King books. Yet I still consider myself a fan of his. Why is this?)

  • emmelemm

    Yeah, that's pretty much every Stephen King book over 300 pages or so.

  • Jakesalterego

    The book would have been better if there weren't children in it because Stephen King can't write dialogue for anyone under the age of 50.

    Aren't I right, my brother from another mother? *gag*

  • Melissa D

    I am right there with you.

  • Wembley

    If it's a dome, they can tunnel under it. If it's all the way around it's a fucking sphere. Or globe. And there probably aren't enough trees to produce sufficient oxygen, and the solar heating is just going to make it get hotter and hotter and hotter even if it's in Maine (of course it's in Maine) because the hot air can't escape the 'dome', because this is obviously and allegory about Congress because King has become such a hack we'd have been better off if that van driver had better aim.

  • Jezzer

    They do try to dig under it, but it extends far under the ground, and the oxygen thing is addressed as well.

    You still get a downvote for coming across as a douche.

  • RudeMorgue

    It's not a great book, but as far as the oxygen thing goes, the finite amount of oxygen is essentially the ticking time bomb of the story.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    King always was a hack. His stories have the potential to become good TV or movie adaptions, though.

    Not that I have high hopes for this one. The premise is entirely too ridiculous.

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  • Batesian

    Why was it called the "Death Star"? It's not actually a star. They even say it's only the size of a small moon. Lucas is such a hack; we'd have been better off if one of the cars ran him over while he was filming American Graffiti.

    (Not that I read Under the Dome. Premise didn't grab me, so I moved on with my life. Pretty easy to do.)

  • Jakesalterego

    Man, if only the story wasn't a mystery to find out about what the dome actually is! I fucking hate books that don't reveal everything in their three-word title.

  • southworth

    I don't like this guy's books anymore; better wish him dead!

    This is a reasonable course of action.

  • NynjaSquirrel

    Apparently, the dome is somehow semi-permeable, but over time the air quality decreases and people get sick.

    Don't judge me, I'm just repeating this - I think it's trite too.

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