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David Ashton   11/8/2011 9:13:54 PM
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And they made a half-decent film of that one not long ago.

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 7:12:19 PM
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How could we all forget the classic "On the Beach" by Nevil Shute?

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 3:02:54 PM
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Que? Not sure what you mean...

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Xplain   11/8/2011 3:00:46 PM
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Hardware from 1990 is another one.

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:55:45 PM
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You are right -- the film version was called "No Blade of Grass" -- I'd forgotten that...

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:54:44 PM
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Ooooh - that's a tricky one. I didn't like "The Road" -- way too realistic and too sad. Also I don't like it when folks get hurt -- particularly kids. The problem is that the nasty guys would be left along with the nice guys -- and without the police around the nasty guys could bet to be real nasty. Another point is that I think we tend to have a "romantic view" of a post-apocalyptic world -- by which I mean we think things like "well, I wouldn't have to do my boring job anymore" and "it would be great just to take what food and clothes I need from the stores" ... but what we don't think about is what life would be like without air conditioning and hot and cold running water ... just the fact that you would have to stay near a water supply -- and what about things like parasites (like worms) and stuff... One type of scene I like to visualize is when people in the post-apocalyptic future are walking through old cities -- imagining how they would view something like a deserted New York, for example... Hmmm, I'll have to think about this one...

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:42:01 PM
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There was a book called "The White Plague" by Frank Herbert ... but as I recall I thought it was a bit "so-so"

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:41:24 PM
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Silent Running was a brilliant film that I saw ages ago -- I hadn't really thought of it as a post-apocalyptic story until you mentioned it, but now I come to think of it you are correct...

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:39:34 PM
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I started watching the pilot last night while walking on my treadmill -- it's not 100% grabbed me yet, but it's early days and it's good enough that I've downloaded the second and third episodes -- after that I'll make up my mind as to whether to watch the whole thing (that will keep me walking)

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Max The Magnificent   11/8/2011 2:38:11 PM
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For some reason they don't have Jeremiah season 1 on iTunes (they do have season 2). The reviews on Amazon are a bit mixed -- but I've added this to my "Wish List"

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