Revolution is, in many ways, a 21st century Western. The fifth episode of the series drew most from the Western genre, which Meerdink says is a tonal influence on their “quasi-period show.” The episode, called “Soul Train,” featured a steam locomotive that the Monroe militia had gotten up and running, making way for an intense sequence that had Miles and Charlie chasing after the train on horseback then racing across the tops of train cars.
“In conjunction with the locations department, we located parts and pieces that had existed in terms of train cars, etc. But then we built several elements as well,” Meerdink said.
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