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Okay, What the Hell is NCT

We know SM is forming a new boy group but this is RIDICULOUS.

Here's what Lee Soo Man said:
“Under the brand of ‘NCT (Neo Culture Technology)’ different teams will debut based in different countries around the world.” There will be various collaborations and units formed between the different groups, allowing for movement of members and new recruits into the groups.

*is this going to be like AKB48?!

There also won’t be a set member number for these groups. The first unit is expected to debut in the spring and be active in Seoul and Japan in the first half of the year. In the second half, another team will debut, active in China. Other groups are expected to debut to target the South East Asia region and Latin America.

There are at least going to be FORTY MEMBERS.

ANYWAY

They released their first teasers but no words as to what teams these guys will be on. Will they be the Korean team? Are they representing multiple teams? WHO KNOWS!!

The teasers are wacky...

You can watch them here, but here is my breakdown:

SM_NCT #1. The Origin

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~really calming but at the same time, dramatic music~
- It all starts with a little boy in the middle of the desert on what seems to be an alien planet (is that EXO planet in the distance?)
- A plants a red flag in the sand and starts drawing the landscape on a burnt old piece of paper.
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- Then a gorgeous girl shows up and offers him colors to draw with (previously he had only black to work with) and he draws an ocean.
- They walk through the desert together and at one point he throws his drawing in the air as a paper airplane
- In that moment, the girl disappears in a sandstorm.
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- When she disappears he faints and starts to have violent flash forwards? flashbacks? to what can only be the members of NCT (It's unclear if he's a member or not...)
- Suddenly his eyes get wide and he realizes he's standing in water.
- The ocean he drew came true!
~end of teaser~

SM_NCT #2. Synchronization of Your Dreams

- We're in a dark room (that we saw in the child's flash forwards)
- There is a boy laying there in a bed filled with sand. Sand falls from his hands, his hair, its all over the floor.
- We finally see his face and it is the SM Rookie Taeyong
- He leads us out of the room into the light and suddenly there are leather jackets and he's drippin' swaggoo and its weird.
- We meet the other 4 members in this weird warehouse.
1. Taeyong does his Kai-esque dance (because yes, they're going to be compared to EXO always)
2. The second member does a dance with a horse in his room? I don't know if they're going to do 'powers' or 'elements' like EXO but everyone had something specific in their room...
3. We go to a plant room where the guy is hiding half of his face with a turtleneck
4. The next boy is dancing in an empty room with a neon sign as backlight
5. The next boy takes us through a hallway with brick walls until we reach the next room...
The teaser ends in this empty run-down bath house with all five members together.
With the song that just keeps repeating "OPEN YOUR EYES" it's almost hypnotizing...
~end teaser~

Questions I have:

Will it be like EXO 2.0? Will the EXO and NCT stories be intertwined?
Who is the woman in the Origin?
I think the little boy is Taeyong because he is what the falshback/forward was to...but why was he a boy in the middle of the desert?

What did you guys think?

Too similar to EXO? Too exciting for words?

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Okay, is SM planning a world domination? 40 people group? They need a real school bus for this one. I still haven't memorize all of EXO's name!
2 years ago·Reply
okay im kinda really excited about this and i kinda cant wait to see what sm does with this group buuuttt *ahem* if sm cant even keep all 12 members of exo whats sm doing with a 40 member group
2 years ago·Reply
.......AINT NO BODY GOT TIME FOR DAT
2 years ago·Reply
40??? how tf am I gonna pick a bias?? WHOSE MERCH WILL I BUY? I feel like this gon fall through though because they couldn't even handle EXO M.
2 years ago·Reply
No hate: I don't like AKB48. If SM is going to make a group like them...I'll have trouble remembering the names... Omg. Let's just stick with SHINee and EXO and suju...and all those guys...
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