Just finished EMPIRE by David Dunwoody and was impressed with his writing style, which had me turning pages. The book offers up a lot of grisly action and fresh ideas. I liked the portrayal of a very slowly dying United States.
Part 1, episode 1 of the original SURVIVORS (1975-1977), the classic post-apocalyptic BBC series. A killer plague destroys the world, leaving the few survivors to pick up the pieces. The story begins here.
Did you know the world is supposed to end May 21, 2011? So far, the doomsayers are 0 for 0, however, as shown in this National Geographic article, so there’s likely no need to worry.
Evidence now suggests that the Amazon basin once flourished with complex societies that were wiped out by diseases brought by the Europeans. The earth abides, the human race lives on, but civilizations come and go.
Click here to read the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC article.
Currently watching World War 3, a 1998 German TV mockumentary showing what would have happened if Gorbachev had been overthrown by Russian hardliners and Soviet troops had fired on demonstrators in Berlin, starting World War III. The film mixes real footage of world leaders with mock interviews. It’s pretty amazing so far, really loving it. Get it free on YouTube. Here’s Part 1 of 10.
Saw BATTLE FOR LOS ANGELES and loved the simplicity of the premise and the military perspective (hey Jonathan Liebesman, now do the same with zombies–adapt TOOTH AND NAIL!). Great action, effects. Loved it. But: The shaking cam made it almost impossible to see what was going on in the first half. Then the story appeared to keep stopping and starting. Would have worked better with calmer cam and 1 story arc imho.