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David
2018-01-10 14:25:03 UTC
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http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snowpiercer-series-tnt-1202659495/

‘Snowpiercer’ Series Starring Jennifer Connelly Greenlit at TNT
By Joe Otterson

“Snowpiercer” has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.

The series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name
and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park,
Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright,
Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.

Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Obveeus
2018-01-10 15:13:04 UTC
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http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snowpiercer-series-tnt-1202659495/
‘Snowpiercer’ Series Starring Jennifer Connelly Greenlit at TNT
By Joe Otterson
“Snowpiercer” has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.
The series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name
and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park,
Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright,
Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Unless this show gets off the train, I don't see how it works as a series.
Ian J. Ball
2018-01-10 16:10:33 UTC
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http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snowpiercer-series-tnt-1202659495/
‘Snowpiercer’ Series Starring Jennifer Connelly Greenlit at TNT
By Joe Otterson
“Snowpiercer” has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.
The series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name
and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park,
Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright,
Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Unless this show gets off the train, I don't see how it works as a series.
Yep - good cast, but unappealing premise.
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Michael OConnor
2018-01-10 16:42:46 UTC
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Unless this show gets off the train, I don't see how it works as a series.
As a movie it worked as a social allegory, but I just don't see it working as a series. One thing I loved about the movie was the atmosphere, the feel of it, in a lot of ways it almost felt like watching a Terry Gilliam movie. In fact, I know Gilliam was an influence as the John Hurt character was named Gilliam. I just don't know if that feel can be duplicated again.

If you're going to make a series based on a movie, I've always thought a series based on the movie "District 9" would be far more interesting.
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2018-01-10 17:01:16 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Unless this show gets off the train, I don't see how it works as a series.
This. As a film it worked pretty well as an absurdist allegory. I
just don’t see how you can extend the themes to actually make a long-
running series out of it, though. It’d have either go truly dark
with how the whole crazy system functions, or be a straight up
“workplace” sitcom.
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Tony Calguire
2018-01-10 16:11:01 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Because the first item on any survivalist prepper's task list:
Lay railroad track!
Winston
2018-01-10 16:36:41 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
... across the frozen(?) Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as required for
being able to circle the globe, for a train that apparently doesn't need
fuel created by an oil infrastructure that no longer works? Even if the
train were solar powered, if there's that much snow on the ground in the
summers, there's probably not much sunlight. How does one grow food on
this train? Magic? If the train's gigantic, I imagine stopping it to
clear snow from the tracks would be difficult, not to mention getting it
moving again.

Will the global warming folks even watch a show with such a contrary
premise? :-)
-WBE

[No, I never watched the film, either.]
Michael OConnor
2018-01-10 16:50:12 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
... across the frozen(?) Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as required for
being able to circle the globe, for a train that apparently doesn't need
fuel created by an oil infrastructure that no longer works? Even if the
train were solar powered, if there's that much snow on the ground in the
summers, there's probably not much sunlight. How does one grow food on
this train? Magic? If the train's gigantic, I imagine stopping it to
clear snow from the tracks would be difficult, not to mention getting it
moving again.
Will the global warming folks even watch a show with such a contrary
premise? :-)
-WBE
[No, I never watched the film, either.]
In the movie, the guy who invented the train (and there was some suspension of disbelief here) created some sort of perpetual motion engine for the train, and he built tracks that went pretty much all over the coastal areas of the world. At one point in the movie they showed the route of the train:

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Obveeus
2018-01-10 16:54:31 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
... across the frozen(?) Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as required for
being able to circle the globe, for a train that apparently doesn't need
fuel created by an oil infrastructure that no longer works? Even if the
train were solar powered, if there's that much snow on the ground in the
summers, there's probably not much sunlight. How does one grow food on
this train? Magic? If the train's gigantic, I imagine stopping it to
clear snow from the tracks would be difficult, not to mention getting it
moving again.
Will the global warming folks even watch a show with such a contrary
premise? :-)
-WBE
[No, I never watched the film, either.]
The film basically ignored the ludicrousness of the premise in favor of
telling a story in which each subsequent car in the train (from back to
front) was a step up the caste system ladder.
Joe Pfeiffer
2018-01-10 16:56:17 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
... across the frozen(?) Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as required for
being able to circle the globe, for a train that apparently doesn't need
fuel created by an oil infrastructure that no longer works? Even if the
train were solar powered, if there's that much snow on the ground in the
summers, there's probably not much sunlight. How does one grow food on
this train? Magic? If the train's gigantic, I imagine stopping it to
clear snow from the tracks would be difficult, not to mention getting it
moving again.
Will the global warming folks even watch a show with such a contrary
premise? :-)
-WBE
[No, I never watched the film, either.]
The film is actually pretty interesting, even though you pretty much
have to start by turning all your critical faculties off when it comes
to the premise.

But no, I can't imagine that it would be sustainable over more than a
couple of episodes, if that.
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2018-01-10 17:31:56 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
... across the frozen(?) Atlantic and Pacific oceans, as required for
being able to circle the globe, for a train that apparently doesn't need
fuel created by an oil infrastructure that no longer works? Even if the
train were solar powered, if there's that much snow on the ground in the
summers, there's probably not much sunlight. How does one grow food on
this train? Magic? If the train's gigantic, I imagine stopping it to
clear snow from the tracks would be difficult, not to mention getting it
moving again.
Will the global warming folks even watch a show with such a contrary
premise? :-)
-WBE
[No, I never watched the film, either.]
The film is actually pretty interesting, even though you pretty much
have to start by turning all your critical faculties off when it comes
to the premise.
But no, I can't imagine that it would be sustainable over more than a
couple of episodes, if that.
And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is even
more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
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2018-01-12 05:34:44 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.

The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
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2018-01-12 06:11:56 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
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2018-01-12 06:29:58 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
Here is a map of the train's route taken from the movie itself:
https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
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2018-01-12 09:09:49 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
Also, the train took exactly one year to circle the entire route,
traveling at 31 mph (50 km/h).
Winston
2018-01-12 15:19:23 UTC
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https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
Ah, so they don't circumnavigate the world, since they don't cross the
poles or the Atlantic, and they don't go to Australia or Antarctica at
all. They also do a lot of island hopping (e.g., Kamchatka->Japan and
Florida->Cuba->Haiti->Venezuela). With their "Summer Holiday" in the
Winter (Southern hemisphere), and February-June at latitudes north of
Sweden near the Artic circle, I can imagine why some passengers might
think the world is a frozen wasteland. :)
-WBE
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2018-01-13 05:04:44 UTC
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https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
Ah, so they don't circumnavigate the world, since they don't cross the
poles or the Atlantic, and they don't go to Australia or Antarctica at
all. They also do a lot of island hopping (e.g., Kamchatka->Japan and
Florida->Cuba->Haiti->Venezuela). With their "Summer Holiday" in the
Winter (Southern hemisphere), and February-June at latitudes north of
Sweden near the Artic circle, I can imagine why some passengers might
think the world is a frozen wasteland. :)
-WBE
The train and tracks were also built before that anti-global warming gas was shot up into the upper atmosphere which backfired and caused the entire planet to freeze over. I don't remember if the Ed Harris character (the guy who built the train) knew the gas that was supposed to stop the global warming was going to fail and cause the world to turn into a frozen wasteland, or he built the train as a vehicle for people to travel across the world and he completed it just as the gas was set off. Either way, the freeze was even colder than the Arctic IIRC, and when it started to freeze they had to grab as many people as they could and put them on the train before they departed.
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
Thanks for the map!

So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
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2018-01-12 21:26:50 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
https://fyeahsnowpiercer.tumblr.com/image/82047753892
Thanks for the map!
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
Being stupid and being a very labored allegory of the evils of a class
system were the two prime reasons for the film so it had to be because
of one of them, take your pick.
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2018-01-12 22:37:37 UTC
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anim8rfsk
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
I haven’t seen the flick (and won’t…) but as Watson suggests above, the
bad guys kept the train moving season to season thru areas of Earth that
were in the midst of winter, fooling the peasant-slaves into believing the
entire planet was a frozen hell hole.

Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson used the concept of a city on railroad
tracks as a story element in his hard sci-fi novel “2312”, where the city of
Terminator moves along huge tracks on Mercury, always staying ahead
of the shadow line and in the habitable zone of the planet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2312_(novel)
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2018-01-12 23:29:16 UTC
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anim8rfsk
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
I haven’t seen the flick (and won’t…) but as Watson suggests above, the
bad guys kept the train moving season to season thru areas of Earth that
were in the midst of winter, fooling the peasant-slaves into believing the
entire planet was a frozen hell hole.
I have seen it and I see two problems with that theory. 1) They cross
the equator, where if the premise that the entire planet is a snowball
is wrong it wouldn't be frozen; and 2) the lower class carriages didn't
have windows.
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Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson used the concept of a city on railroad
tracks as a story element in his hard sci-fi novel “2312”, where the city of
Terminator moves along huge tracks on Mercury, always staying ahead
of the shadow line and in the habitable zone of the planet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2312_(novel)
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2018-01-12 23:38:11 UTC
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anim8rfsk
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
I haven’t seen the flick (and won’t…) but as Watson suggests above, the
bad guys kept the train moving season to season thru areas of Earth that
were in the midst of winter, fooling the peasant-slaves into believing the
entire planet was a frozen hell hole.
I have seen it and I see two problems with that theory. 1) They cross
the equator, where if the premise that the entire planet is a snowball
is wrong it wouldn't be frozen; and 2) the lower class carriages didn't
have windows.
SNOWPIERCER is allegory. Anybody looking for it to make real-world
sense is going to be disappointed.
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2018-01-12 23:31:53 UTC
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anim8rfsk
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
I haven’t seen the flick (and won’t
) but as Watson suggests above, the
bad guys kept the train moving season to season thru areas of Earth that
were in the midst of winter, fooling the peasant-slaves into believing the
entire planet was a frozen hell hole.
Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson used the concept of a city on railroad
tracks as a story element in his hard sci-fi novel “2312”, where the city of
Terminator moves along huge tracks on Mercury, always staying ahead
of the shadow line and in the habitable zone of the planet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2312_(novel)
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2018-01-13 04:44:43 UTC
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anim8rfsk
So what's the point in meandering all over the place rather than just go
back and forth along the equator in Africa or something?
I haven’t seen the flick (and won’t
) but as Watson suggests above, the
bad guys kept the train moving season to season thru areas of Earth that
were in the midst of winter, fooling the peasant-slaves into believing the
entire planet was a frozen hell hole.
Sci-fi author Kim Stanley Robinson used the concept of a city on railroad
tracks as a story element in his hard sci-fi novel “2312”, where the city of
Terminator moves along huge tracks on Mercury, always staying ahead
of the shadow line and in the habitable zone of the planet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2312_(novel)
LOL! There is no habitable zone on Mercury. You're either boiling alive
or freezing solid.
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2018-01-13 16:15:09 UTC
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BTR1701
Ed Stasiak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2312_(novel)
LOL! There is no habitable zone on Mercury. You're either boiling alive
or freezing solid.
Not habitable in the sense of walking around in shirt sleeves but the dark
side of Mercury is cool enough for a domed city moving along on tracks.
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2018-01-12 06:36:44 UTC
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And doesn't the train take a polar route around the world, which is
even more stupid than crossing the oceans somehow?
Maybe not more stupid... From a pure construction standpoint, such a
route would be mostly land and ice rather than water: Antarctica to the
tip of South America, up through Canada, then ice over the North pole
into Europe, down to South Africa. There'd be a nasty ocean crossing
from Africa back to Antarctica, but if the world is a frozen wasteland,
maybe there's more ice and less water.
The best non-polar route would seem to be North America via Alaska and
the Bering Strait to Asia, to Europe, then maybe up through Greenland
and Iceland to Canada. Glaciers were once well south of Canada into the
U.S., so a northern over-ice route via Greenland might be available.
South America, Africa, and southern Asia would be rather out of the way
of such a route, though.
-WBE
But if the world is snowed in, why would you possibly go way north or
way south at all? You'd want to hang around the equator as much as
possible. Just a big east west loop across Africa should do it.
Speak for yourself. With the stinking heat we've got here at the
moment, I would gladly go on a train to the colder north. :-(
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2018-01-10 16:42:44 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
They misinterpreted the survival guide when they read: 'the best way to
avoid freezing is to stay in motion'.
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2018-01-10 19:33:44 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
It's metaphorical, not science fiction.
David
2018-01-10 20:05:14 UTC
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Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
Lay railroad track!
It's metaphorical, not science fiction.
"The real Snowpiercer was our friendship all along"
Rhino
2018-01-10 16:44:52 UTC
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http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snowpiercer-series-tnt-1202659495/
‘Snowpiercer’ Series Starring Jennifer Connelly Greenlit at TNT
By Joe Otterson
“Snowpiercer” has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.
The series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name
and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park,
Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright,
Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
They lost me at "social injustice". The no-name cast - aside from
Jennifer connelly - doesn't help either.

I prefer my science fiction to have some optimism. Bleak dystopias are a
dime a dozen and I'm not wasting any more time on them even if that's
all they ever seem to write any more, with the exception of The Orville.
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2018-01-10 17:12:46 UTC
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http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/snowpiercer-series-tnt-1202659495/
‘Snowpiercer’ Series Starring Jennifer Connelly Greenlit at TNT
By Joe Otterson
“Snowpiercer” has been ordered to series at TNT, Variety has learned.
The series is based on the Bong Joon Ho’s 2013 film of the same name
and stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Mickey Sumner, Susan Park,
Benjamin Haigh, Sasha Frolova, Katie McGuinness, Alison Wright,
Annalise Basso, Sam Otto, Roberto Urbina, Sheila Vand, and Lena Hall.
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. As it does, issues of
class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are
raised.
The first thought I had was Jennifer Connelly must be really hard up for
work.
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Ed Stasiak
2018-01-12 07:09:44 UTC
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David
Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the
series centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic,
perpetually-moving train that circles the globe.
This is the stupidest plot I’ve ever heard of, yet somehow the movie
made a profit and the critics loved it…
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