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zeeglen
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re: What’s the best post-apocalyptic book / film / TV program?
zeeglen   11/4/2011 7:30:52 PM
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"The Chrysalids" by John Wyndham, 1955. The story is about a young lad growing up in a community in Labrador, Canada, one of many pockets of human culture several hundreds or thousands of years after a devastating world-wide nuclear war. Their society has re-invented stationary steam power and guns, but cannot understand the mutations to their crops, animals, and humans due to radiation still drifting from the south. Their religion is very strict as to destroying or sterilizing and banishing mutants who do not fit the definition of what is 'proper'. Some of the youngsters develop telepathy but must keep it hidden lest they too be judged as mutants. Salvation comes from New Zealand whose people escaped most of the effects of radiation and were able to recover technology much sooner. John Wyndham writes a very interesting story around small community religion, politics, bigotry, heresy, and human nature. A good read.

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Duane Benson   11/4/2011 6:46:36 PM
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Here's a rather obscure one: "Wizards" (the 1977 Ralph Bakshi version). I saw it in a double-feature with Phantom of the Paradise (another obscure film) back when it was new. It's animated, some by hand and some by rotoscope. As with "A Boy and His Dog", this might not appeal to everyone. I'm not actually sure that this qualifies as best, but I found it very different and intriguing. I love the ending too. It's a pretty standard good vs. evil plot. Humans were all exploded in (what else? a nuclear war) and ancient races have come back to populate the earth. The respective good hero and evil antagonist are twin wizards, one trying to save the Earth and the other, destroy it.

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Max The Magnificent   11/4/2011 6:43:20 PM
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I used to watch the original series when I was a kid. I have the first season of the new series DVDs waiting for me to finish up some other things I'm watching -- I can't wait...

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garydpdx   11/4/2011 6:39:59 PM
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The first thing that comes to my mind would be the recent 'Battlestar Galactica' series (not the 70's original). Maybe I'm not trying so hard ... :)

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Max The Magnificent   11/4/2011 6:24:33 PM
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And before you say anything David, of course there's the "Mad Max" trilogy .. that goes without saying...

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Max The Magnificent   11/4/2011 6:23:54 PM
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I know that I’ve only scratched the surface here… so, what do you think… any recommendations?

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