Under the Dome (2013–2015)
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In Chester's Mill, Maine, a strange occurrence locks the town in under an invisible dome-like surface.

Director:

Niels Arden Oplev

Writers:

Brian K. Vaughan (developed by), Stephen King (based on the book by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Vogel ... Dale 'Barbie' Barbara
Rachelle Lefevre ... Julia Shumway
Natalie Martinez ... Linda Esquivel
Britt Robertson ... Angie McAlister
Alexander Koch ... James 'Junior' Rennie
Colin Ford ... Joe McAlister
Nicholas Strong ... Phil Bushey
Jolene Purdy ... Dodee Weaver
Aisha Hinds ... Carolyn Hill
Jeff Fahey ... Sheriff Howard 'Duke' Perkins
Dean Norris ... James 'Big Jim' Rennie
Samantha Mathis ... Dr. Alice Calvert
Mackenzie Lintz ... Norrie Calvert-Hill
Beth Broderick ... Rose Twitchell
Dale Raoul ... Andrea Grinnell
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Storyline

The citizens of Chester's Mill, Maine find that their idyllic community is suddenly encased under a glass dome. No one knows where it came from or what it is but they do know that no sound can penetrate the invisible barrier. The first to come across it is Dale 'Barbie' Barbara who was hurrying to get out of town after burying a body in the woods. Many in the community are away that day attending a parade and festivities in a nearby town. That leaves local councilor and car salesman 'Big Jim' Rennie and Sheriff Howard Perkins in charge. Many of the residents harbor secrets however. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Season One Promo See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Although there is no actual FM radio station with the call sign WYBS, during the 1970s there was a pirate station in Hartford, Connecticut operating as WYBS at 88.9 MHz. The fictional WYBS in the show transmits at "89.3FM". See more »

Goofs

The wrist watch on Barbie's right hand switches between a Casio G-Shock and a generic black rubber watch several times. See more »

Quotes

Joe McAlister: What are you doing?
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: Telling 'em... call... FAA.
Joe McAlister: The Feds?
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: Yes. They're gonna shut down this whole airspace.
Joe McAlister: Okay, what if the government built thins thing?
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: I doubt it.
Joe McAlister: Why?
Dale 'Barbie' Barbara: Because it works.
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Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Lying Around
(uncredited)
Written by Cassette Kids.
Performed by Cassette Kids.
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Under The Dome: Pilot Review
25 June 2013 | by Atomic_PeaceSee all my reviews

I've been waiting all summer to see this season premiere, and I have to say, I was pretty pleased with what I saw!

Under The Dome takes place in Chester's Mill, Maine. A small middle America town, is shoveled into the spotlight of the country, when a dome-like surface engulfs the town, enclosing all residents from leaving, and all visitors from entering.

I began reading the book awhile ago, and I got about 3 to 4 character chapters in. I got far enough to know what characters to keep an eye out for, and to know the events in the books that may or may not show up in the show.

Now the episode itself; it's pretty solid! The acting came out actually a bit weak, and I thought it would be a bit more powerful in the TV spots I saw. But, then again, it is a TV mini-series.

A thing that I really enjoyed was how they organized such a convoluted book of events, into a linear narrative. In the book, it cuts from Point A in time to Point B, back to A. But, the series organizes it in a way that you can follow simply.

The concept is from Stephen King, based on his material, most of his adaptations can cut it real close to the edge, and some can give you a good dish. Where does this fall; well, I find it a bit too early to declare. But on the strength the episode offered, I would say that this show will grow strong.

In the end, I would have to say, Under The Dome is easily;

An 8.5 Film roll out of 10 Film Rolls.


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