One of the most popular genres in the world of movies and television is post-apocalyptic themed.
After a virus is released, this film follows 4 survivors as they looked to live their lives in the world they never thought they would be a part of. Mel Gibson starred in this 1979 Australian movie that looked ahead to a future Australia where energy shortages cause mayhem and destruction.
Currently getting ready to begin its 4th season on TNT, this series starring Noah Wyle of ER fame is near the top of most post-apocalyptic television show lists and anyone that has seen even a single episode knows why. Denzel Washington starred in this 2010 movie that takes place 30 years after a nuclear apocalypse. Starring Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis and Madeleine Stowe, 12 Monkeys was directed by Terry Gilliam and inspired by the 1962 short film, La Jetee. What else needs to be said of this 1994 mini-series aside from the fact that it was written by Stephen King. This movie is one of the best in the genre despite being released so much earlier than many other on this list. Yet another bout of end-times hysteria is sweeping the nation, or at least our flat screen TVs. One of the most popular new dramas on broadcast TV this year has been Revolution, which depicts a world in which all electricity has gone off, and stayed off, for 12 years and counting. Meanwhile, on the cable “reality” front, the National Geographic Channel’s most popular show is Doomsday Preppers, in which a weekly collection of actual citizens are shown preparing for whatever apocalyptic scenario has seized their fevered brains—from Abrams’ universal power outage to a currency collapse or a terrorist takeover. Y2K may have passed with a whimper, but September 11 and the looming likelihood of a climate catastrophe have since given plenty of inspiration for those inclined to expect the worst. NBC’s Revolution seems to take much of its inspiration from The Hunger Games series of young adult novels and now films. But this is TV, after all; and the real drama in the series turns out to be the moral crisis of a middle-aged character, Rachel Matheson (Elizabeth Mitchell), who must struggle with the choice between individual desire and the common good in the starkest of terms. Once you’ve accepted those far-fetched premises, it makes perfect sense to spend every spare moment doing target practice, or maybe mapping the sewer system under your town. Back in the late 20th century, there was a spate of pop culture doomsday mongering—including the film Testament and the TV miniseries The Day After—prompted by what was then the very real threat of global nuclear war. The preppers are right that we have some pretty apocalyptic problems today, with climate change topping the list. Danny Duncan Collum teaches writing at Kentucky State University in Frankfort and is the author of four books, including the novel White Boy (Apprentice House 2011). A little while ago we reviewed the top 5 post-apocalyptic culture books and today it’s time to move on to moving images. So, yeah, this series might be a bit dated, the computer animations not particularly good (it’s old, okay!) and the acting not very convincing at times. For you reality show lovers out there, did you know there is a post-apocalyptic reality show? What we doOur mission is to find you the best spots, events, culture in and around Melbourne.
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First there was the Christian radio evangelist who predicted that the rapture would occur on May 21, 2011. Certainly Revolution has plenty of very attractive young people engaged in lots of choreographed hand-to-hand combat. Rachel triggered the worldwide blackout by unleashing electricity-absorbing nanites to keep her terminally ill son alive.
For these folks it’s all about “me and mine.” Preppers have convinced themselves that some sort of natural, economic, or political disaster is imminent.
Then you have to consider the fact that a social collapse could result in martial law and the confiscation of firearms, which means you’re going to need that catapult you’ve been working on.
But those tales of apocalypse, while they often placed typical families at the center of the drama, ultimately were not hymns to the primacy of kinship ties.
But we can’t save ourselves from that, or any other looming disaster, as individuals, or even as families. A flu virus wipes out most of the world’s population and the few immune survivors gather together to survive. In Colony, 10 volunteers spend 10 weeks in a cordoned off area of Los Angeles, trying to survive on what they find. You can either subscribe to daily notifications about new posts or our monthly newsletter with our favourites from the last month.
Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, poached eggs, basil and I think it also came with house cured salmon. If you are interested in more information about advertising on Klaus and Fritz, contact us to request our current media kit. Many of the best post-apocalyptic movies and television shows are known by the common entertainment fan, while some are classics and not as widely known. Then, for the post-Christian types, there was the claim, allegedly based on the ancient Mayan calendar, that the world would end December 21, 2012.
Abrams (who made the long-running cult favorite Lost), Revolution focuses on the former United States, which has devolved into a patchwork of fiefdoms at war and a rebel movement that aims to bring back the old republic. Rumors of apocalypse seem to be a natural by-product of the Judeo-Christian tradition’s linear view of history that sees all of time aiming toward a messianic fulfillment. In addition to several upcoming end-time-themed releases, this spring saw the opening of both the post-apocalyptic Tom Cruise vehicle Oblivion and an apocalyptic parody, This is the End.
Also the series’ central female character, Charlie (played by Tracy Spiridakos), is, like The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen, a mean hand with a crossbow.
She knows how to bring the power back, but for a dozen years she has watched her nation degenerate into a Hobbesian war of all against all. So they devote their time, and sometimes their entire lives, to building bunkers, collecting weapons, and devising schemes to escape the doom awaiting the rest of us. Or, as a last resort, you might want to bury a solid steel bunker, so your family can ride out the storm unscathed. They were cautionary tales meant to inspire a mass movement to turn back the threat of nuclear armageddon. And yes, it’s set in the UK and not in the states and that kind of struck a chord with me. As expected, the aliens are evil, killing all the grown-ups but taking control of the kids by putting alien worms on their backs. I appreciate the pretty things in life, whether it be an amazing looking cafe around the corner, a beautiful picnic spot in the Botanic Garden or simply shadows playing around an alleyway. In addition, we will be testing recommendations we hear about and tell you if it’s really as amazing as it sounds.


Despite 12 years without electricity or modern personal care products, all these young people of the future are remarkably well-groomed as they go around in horse-drawn wagons waving their swords. And when human created robots fight back and essentially eliminate their makers, well that makes for a pretty good post-apocalyptic roller coaster. The main character is an old history professor gone militia guy, who’s trying both to fight against the aliens as well as protect his kids. You’ll find me wandering arts and craft markets, taking in the scene in Fitzroy or trying to locate that new theme bar down an alleyway in CBD.
Finally Rachel had to acknowledge that his life had not been worth the damage done, and she set out on a journey of redemption aimed at restoring the juice.
Not too long ago lots of otherwise sane and normal people really expected that every computer in the world would stop working on January 1, 2000. The big issue is that Amazon JUST released its new list of pilots for 2015 that we should vote on, right after breaking our trust in the system. The Amazon Studios VP simply said that they decided not to move forward with the show, and thanked Chris Carter and the cast and crew for their work.
It really breaks a lot of the trust that Amazon Studios was building with their audience, touting itself as a new type of studio that listened to viewers and let them pick the series that were produced. But other people, like the folks on Reddit, weren’t too happy about the direction it took at the end.
The pilot episode is still viewable on Amazon Instant, right here at this link.Out of 15,297 reviews, the show has 4 stars.
With the X Files under his belt, and now working for Amazon Studios, this could have been something amazing.
Carter also mentioned plans to use social media, like Twitter, to share extra content and stories from the series. Some people are speculating that after 11 months, things just weren’t coming together or maybe there were creative differences.
The rumor that Chris Carter might be being used for an even BETTER sci-fi series, like an X Files return (NO substantiation to that rumor at ALL), is one that I wish was true…Chris Carter IS working with AMC to develop an Area 51 TV series. And after seeing what a great job AMC’s done with many of its other shows, like The Walking Dead, I could really get into an Area 51 show with Chris Carter at the helm. Wiki says at the end that several episodes of The After were produced and will be screened in February. NO episodes, aside from the pilot, were made.Sadly, a lot of post-apocalyptic shows that looked like they could be REALLY good have recently been canceled after the pilots were ordered. Her favorite shows of all-time are Battlestar Galactica and Lost, and she's always happy to talk about her cats.
Amazon probably didn’t want to spend money on two sci-fi-like shows until they saw whether they have a big enough audience for that genre. And ya, I’m with you on thinking that The Man in the High Castle will be made, voting or no voting. It seemed like such a GREAT experiment in crowdsourcing TV choices.ReplyLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.



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