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.


Niels Arden Oplev


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




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


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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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 »


When the dome lands, it cuts a cow in half, which slumps the ground, sliding on the surface of the dome. It leaves no blood behind on the dome's surface, yet when Dale touches it with his blood covered hand, it leaves a bloody hand print behind. The cow should have left blood behind as well. See more »


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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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


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Concerned about its direction, yet intrigued
9 July 2013 | by cornflakeboy20See all my reviews

I'm about ¾ of the way through Stephen King's book and thought I would watch this episode as a companion piece. It is hard to say so far what I think of it. In a good and bad way, it bears little relation to its source material. That's good because it's a different spin on a good story; and bad, because the plot of the book is quite good and many of the arbitrary changes are strange and distracting. First, this narrows down the characters considerably. Obviously, more may be introduced later on, but given that this is to be a continuing series, it seems an odd choice. Secondly, some characters that existed in the book keep their names but completely change their characteristics. Some of the casting choices are odd: especially Big Jim, the Breaking Bad hero so far lacks the slimy intimidating factor of the character in the book, and his son Junior, a dumb murderous lummox in the book, and now a handsome brooding creeper. The hero of the book is seen in the first few minutes burying the husband of reporter Julia, who has no husband in the book. The hero is framed for murder in the book, not a suspect.

What the episode offered in itself was good. The effect of the cow split in half was rather poor, and they spent a great deal of time lingering on it. I am very interested in what they will do to extend this series, and how close a relation it will bear to any of the events in the book, which so far just seems like a jumping off point.

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24 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Burgaw, North Carolina, USA

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