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  • BBC Remakes Terry Nation's "The Survivors"

    Terry Nation was the writer that invented the Darlecks on "Dr. Who" and seems to have had a penchant for Post-Apocalyptic themes. Teryy's original "Survivors" was produced in the 1970's and became an immeadiate hit which ran for four seasons (38 episodes). The plot follows the British survivors of a world plague that kills 99% of humanity, they struggle against starvation, disease and raiders to establish new agricultural communities sans all modern conviences. The storys are character driven and are realistic in terms of long term survival.
    Visit www.survivorstvseries.com for full plot summaries of every episode and news of the new BBC series.
    Last edited by kenno; 11-02-2008, 04:35 PM.
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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    Kenno,

    Thanks for the information. Since I've finished watching both seasons of Jericho, I'll have to make Survivors my next series to watch.

    I have fond memories of Doctor Who and The Daleks. My roommate Rob introduced me to these characters. He would love to follow classmates around moving roboticly and say: "EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!" Sometimes, I'd come in from the Sweet Shop after a hard day of studying and say: "'Ello, Rob! Care for a Jelly Baby?"

    :D :D

    One strange guy who lived down the hallway from us actually had a 10' scarf with the same pattern as Doctor Who's scarf. As wreckless as he was, I'm surprised he didn't die the ghastly death of dancer Isadora Duncan.

    :D :D
    "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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    • #3
      Isadora died a sad, tragic death but she was not the only one to expire in a like manner! Imagine if just one person had the presience to carry a pocket knife!
      As to the original Survivors, it was shot on 1" vidieo stock and is like alot of BBC productions, very dialog intense/soap-opera in nature but thankfully it was shot in rural Britian before the big surburban sprawl occured and so there are alot of out-door AG related shots. The 'disasters' that occure are quite normal for a pre-industrial culture, hunger, disease, childbirth complications, gangs, and FIRE plague the survivors. It is also free of the worst of the BBC-PC crimes that dictate that the female lead have a romantic liason with a person of color and that the male lead be, at the very least, bi-sexual.
      I just learned last night that San Francisco burnt down 17 times in it's first 12 months of existance before anyone thought of forming a fire brigade! Fire will be a great threat Post-SHTF.
      Last edited by kenno; 11-04-2008, 06:21 PM.
      The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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      • #4
        Kenno,

        You wrote:

        Isadora died a sad, tragic death but she was not the only one to expire in a like manner! Imagine if just one person had the presience to carry a pocket knife!
        'Course, since Isadora Duncan was a Soviet apologist, I doubt she would have appreciated being saved by a man with a pocket knife. She would probably poo-poo it as so Lumpenproletariat, Counter-Revolutionary, and against the laws of Historical Necessity. Oh well. Say good night, 'Dora.

        :D

        You wrote:

        As to the original Survivors, it was shot on 1" vidieo stock and is like alot of BBC productions, very dialog intense/soap-opera in nature but thankfully it was shot in rural Britian before the big surburban sprawl occured and so there are alot of out-door AG related shots. The 'disasters' that occure are quite normal for a pre-industrial culture, hunger, disease, childbirth complications, gangs, and FIRE plague the survivors.
        Wow! That does sound like a well-thought-out series. I like it when the creators of a TV show or movie at least think out the scientific and/or historical basis for the content of their productions. There is far too much junk science and historical license in movies.

        It is also free of the worst of the BBC-PC crimes that dictate that the female lead have a romantic liason with a person of color and that the male lead be, at the very least, bi-sexual.
        Things like that don't bother me, but to do them just for the sake of peddling an agenda make movies and TV shows little more than modern versions of Midieval puppet shows. I like movies where characters and actions aren't stilted or contrieved.

        I just learned last night that San Francisco burnt down 17 times in it's first 12 months of existance before anyone thought of forming a fire brigade! Fire will be a great threat Post-SHTF.
        Fires indeed are a peril to mankind, even without a global-scale SHTF experience. They occur all the time in nature. All it takes is a lightning strike or a volcanic eruption or maybe a rock striking another rock and making a spark.

        I was amazed to learn on the Zombie Squad Forum that there are underground coal fires that have burned in some places for over 174 years or centuries longer. These underground coal fires are so big, that no human-made fire-fighting equipment can yet put them out. Why we are not tapping that resource and liquifying all of that coal gas is a mystery to me. 174 years worth of burning coal would sure keep us from having to be grovelling toadies to O.P.E.C. and Neo-Communist Hugo Chavez.
        "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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          I grew-up in an area that where low intensity underground peat fires that had burned for years, There were something like a tourist attraction.
          The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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          • #6
            Back on topic: The new BBC Survivors started out with a 5 million viewership the first week. the second week it dropped to 4.5 Million. there were six episodes and apparently they stank. I believe the show was canceled at six.
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