The 100 (Pilot episode)
What: The 100 descend for teenage drama on earth 97 years post-nuclear-apocalypse. Also there are grownups on a space settlement with simulated gravity.
Produced by: Jason Rothenberg
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos
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The particular value of pilot episodes
We did this once before and had a really good time. Covering pilot episodes specifically and exclusively to get at a high-concentration of scifi ideas and worldbuilding. And now we’re at it again with The 100!
Free-floating constructed space settlements
And their value versus planetary settlements or settlements otherwise on existing bodies in the solar system. Time to develop space settlements and what a dozen individual, national settlements suggest about the state of industry in space before the apocalypse in the show. Inflatables in space settlement.
Both before and after earth enters nuclear winter. Water, air, hydrocarbons and where to find them.
Rules and enforcement under extreme circumstances
Freedom vs keeping everyone from dying. Reproduction policies. Simulations for generation ships – maintaining sufficient genetic diversity through selection and control of reproduction.
Aging equipment in spaaaaaaace
We hit on this once before in our Seveneves episode. Using landing vessels that have been sitting in orbit for a century. Don’t keep your equipment next to your bananas.
Ancient Roman artillery (ps we said “scorpio” but meant “ballista,” whoops). Bioluminescence in a forest.
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