Answering Your Burning Questions About The Dome's Fire Tower

Is it safer inside the Dome?

Is it safer inside the Dome?

“Ejecta” (Season 3, Episode 7 of Under The Dome) was out of this world. The Kinship was lost without its leader, Norrie and Joe saved Hunter’s life, and Barbie caught Eva in a lie that could change their relationship forever.

Check out these exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and insider stories—like how the cast and crew filmed the epic comet scene. Click through to the end and read a special questionnaire from the episode’s writer!
You can't save everyone.

You can't save everyone.

Director David Barrett spent a lot of time prepping for this emotional scene. He studied and printed photos of natural disasters and wildfires to reference while shooting, ensuring the character's emotional and physical reactions were as realistic as possible. 

Fun Fact: The young girl Barbie connects with at the Dome was played by the director's daughter, Makenna.
Where's the fire?

Where's the fire?

We all saw the tumultuous scene between Barbie and Eva in the fire tower. Because an actual fire tower would have been close to impossible to film practically, the art department created a set with a large blue screen at EUE Screen Gems Studios. VFX created the destruction taking place outside of the Dome during post-production. 
 
Life imitates art on set.

Life imitates art on set.

Power isn't exactly a reliable resource under the Dome. The people of Chester's Mill rely heavily on candle light—and so does the crew during rehearsals. 
The fire tower is safer than it looks.

The fire tower is safer than it looks.

The fire tower set was created by the art department at the EUE Screen Gems Studios.
Nap time!

Nap time!

The detail behind the scenes is incredible. Here's an inside look at the dorm-style accommodations at the Chester's Mill town hall. 
I'd rather hold it.

I'd rather hold it.

This BTS photo gives a little insight into just how bleak life is in Chester's Mill town hall. Dorm-style sleeping, eating, and bathing leave little privacy when living with the Kinship.
A great way to start the day.

A great way to start the day.

Here's another closeup of the minute yet impactful details in the Chester's Mill town hall scenes. The set designers stayed true to what a "bathroom sink" would likely look like in a fallout or emergency shelter.
Writer's Room Questionnaire

Writer's Room Questionnaire

This week's Writers' Room Questionnaire is answered by Supervising Producer Peter Calloway.