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Desc:i had never heard of this show until 5 minutes ago apparently for good reason
Category:Classic TV Clips, Accidents & Explosions
Tags:airplane, scorpion, over the top, cbs, ethernet cable
Submitted:lotsmoreorcs
Date:12/15/14
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The Mothership
5 stars just for ripping off the Tie-Fighter sound at :45.
infinite zest
5 for Winston from Ghostbusters!

fluffy
Okay let me see if I can guess what's supposed to be going on just based on context:

The airplane was in midair when its communications systems went offline because of HACKING, possibly because of a terrorist who was onboard and using the in-flight wifi. Because it's the year 2014 and everyone's forgotten how to do an instrument landing or how analog radios work, they needed this team to HACK THE RADIO back into working condition, because in-flight radio systems totally work that way.

How far off am I?
fluffy
According to Wikipedia:

Special Agent Cabe Gallo hires former child prodigy Walter O'Brien to lead a team of his brilliant friends. They are assigned their first mission by the government to help land airplanes at LAX when the air to ground communication system is shut down by a bug in the new traffic control software. They instantly connect with a waitress named Paige, the mother of a genius child.

oh god it's even stupider than I assumed

fluffy
also the show title is technically </scorpion> which means that it's supposed to be about the end of scorpion, right?

BHWW
This is a fictional story based on co-creator Walter O'Brien being a) a genius and b) a genius who was tapped by the government to brainstorm for them in regards to crises - on the show their interactions with the dreaded "normals" are facilitated by the waitress they've befriended, while under the gruffly watchful eye of Special Agent Robert Patrick.

The only thing more hilarious that this show's set-up is the way the press has unquestioningly taken Mr. O'Brien's claims of his uber-genius being tapped by the government at face value.

sosage
They forgot to mention that the plane can't go under or over 50MPH or else it will explode.

takewithfood
So, it's The Big Bang Theory as an action show?

subduralhematoma
According to wikipedia, Walter O'Brien helps the writers by offering how he, as a super genius, would solve the problems in the show's scripts. Dangling a cord out of an airplane and into a speeding car is a sampling of his expert advice.

Nominal
Oh my god Walter O'Brien.

"Walter O'Brien (born February 24, 1975) is the founder and CEO of Scorpion Computer Services. O'Brien is the inspiration for the 2014 CBS television series Scorpion."


http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Walter+O+Brien+2014+Summer+ TCA+Tour+Day+10+hGlzpok7BbEl.jpg

Holy fuck, he's like if Penn Jillette and Steve Jobs merged to form something greater than the sum of their douche.

infinite zest
I don't really know shit about flying a plane or communication between air traffic control. And I'm not sure if you can still do it but I used to be able to get the air traffic control feed on one of the airplane's channels, and for the most part they didn't communicate much except for when they were still pretty high up in the air. Once you're that low to the ground (especially on a clear day, you can probably just see if there's other airplanes on the runway (?)

SolRo
Well, no.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenerife_airport_disaster

Communication is important, but the loss off communication and its importance isn't the ridiculous part of this

infinite zest
Yikes. I had never heard of that. But it does mention that fog may have had a lot to do with it..

That guy
This is somehow both stupider and more original than what you'd imagined.

duck&cover
Damn you, Maverick!
oddeye
Fuck this
jreid
Yep.

Hooker
They seem to run ads for this show non-fucking-stop. The ads make it look even stupider than this scene.
Crab Mentality
CBS is the worst of the non-cable networks.
TeenerTot
AFAIK, the only good thing they have is Charlie Rose on their morning show. And they put him at a table with Gayle King.

infinite zest
Oh no! Not Charlie Rose!!! Oh well, can't say I've been impressed with PBS these days either. It's pretty much all this show or any other CBS show, but it's British so it's automatically good.

Sanest Man Alive
Well shit, now I'm disappointed it wasn't a scene from Roger Corman's Black Scorpion.
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