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  • glaeken 14 May 2012 14:37:07 11,174 posts
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    Cheers. I have actually read The Roadmakers. That is a good little book.
  • Tonka 14 May 2012 15:06:20 20,419 posts
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    Do you have any other recommendations? Films? My favorite film is easily "Salute of the Jugger".

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  • nickthegun 14 May 2012 15:14:26 59,925 posts
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    In that case, Blind Fury

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  • sport 14 May 2012 15:16:30 12,725 posts
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    And then, Split Second.
  • glaeken 14 May 2012 15:42:46 11,174 posts
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    @Tonka On books I like John Christopher’s stuff. The death of Grass gets a lot of attention but actually I preferred A winkle in the Skin. The world in Winter is also a good read. I also think John Wyndham’s The day of the triffids is rather superb but I am guessing you will probably have read that.

    A few others I can think of worth a shot would be the below.

    On The Beach by Nevil Shute. Possibly the most depressing book ever but it really sticks with you. It has some very memorable sections.

    Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. One of the first books written about a possible nuclear apocalypse.

    Mockingbird by Walter Tevis. A distant future where man is on the brink of extinction due to really just having lost its impetuous to exist.

    Blindness by José Saramago. About a communicable disease that causes blindness.

    The Drought by JG Ballard. Basically about a global drought. It's typical weird Ballard though and he can be an acquired taste though I thought it was a great book. The polar opposite to the Drowned world.

    Film wise I honestly can't think of a lot that has impressed me considering how many post-apocalyptic films have been made. Only the obvious ones come to mind e.g. Mad Max 2, Twelve Monkeys etc. One obscure one that sticks out is the the quiet Earth though its been years since I saw it so not sure how well it holds up.

    Edited by glaeken at 17:04:43 14-05-2012
  • urban 14 May 2012 16:20:10 10,945 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Those posters always make the characters look really unnatural and its always the feet.

    Look at this poster for terra nova:



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  • Gambit1977 14 May 2012 16:32:37 9,666 posts
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    Those city shots are ripped from that Cgi vid where the dude gets chased by the flying robot thing!

    Looks more FLash Forward than lost...
  • Tonka 14 May 2012 16:50:48 20,419 posts
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    @glaeken excellen! Thanks for all the tips.

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  • BinaryBob101 14 May 2012 17:01:47 22,948 posts
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    Book talk in a TV thread! Who'da thunk it?

    The Grumpy Vaper

  • Gambit1977 14 May 2012 17:03:31 9,666 posts
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    @BinaryBob101
    New thread! Spoiler tags! etc etc. ;-)
  • Tonka 14 May 2012 17:04:40 20,419 posts
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    Fuck! I totally forgot GoT!
    Later!

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  • varsas 17 May 2012 00:22:56 2,402 posts
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    oceanmotion wrote:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwfCRAtkYEI&hd=1
    Looks good!
  • Tonka 17 May 2012 10:30:12 20,419 posts
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    When is this on?

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  • AdmiralPellaeon 17 May 2012 10:55:49 347 posts
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    I think I will do my normal wait until a second season has been commissioned before I bother to start watching this!

    I have wasted too much time in the past on watching the firt series getting into it, for it just to be cancelled & the story never finished.
  • HoriZon 17 May 2012 13:43:51 13,544 posts
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    Damn trailer makes it look good but gives a bit too much away!

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  • Tonka 18 May 2012 08:13:41 20,419 posts
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    I stoped watching it halfway through. I find that I do that with most trailers nowadays. Spoilerific as fuck.

    Here's a completely unrelated group photo of people who look as if they've been photchopped together.

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  • Derblington 18 May 2012 08:43:29 21,621 posts
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    How can you tell the trailer has spoilers when you've not seen the show and don't know the overaching or story beats?
  • Tonka 18 May 2012 09:17:51 20,419 posts
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    Call it experience.

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  • Derblington 18 May 2012 09:37:40 21,621 posts
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    I think I'll call it over-sensitivity. As far as I can tell, the trailer gives you the background event for the show, the main characters and catalyst to their journey, and a hint on the Macguffins importance to hook the audience. There's nothing there that I wouldn't expect to read in a synopsis.

    We'll just have to agree to disagree :)
  • Tonka 18 May 2012 09:56:47 20,419 posts
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    Are you saying a synopsis can't contain spoilers?

    I'm just really fucking tired of how Hollywood love to give away the MacGuffin in trailers. I even started a thread about it. But I guess this is more of an extended introductory web something...

    Like a distilled version of the pilot. Wouldn't know really since I think there was too much information within the first half.

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  • nickthegun 18 May 2012 09:59:17 59,925 posts
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    THE MACGUFFIN HAS NO INHERENT INFLUENCE ON THE PLOT

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  • mrpon 18 May 2012 10:01:31 28,914 posts
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    I'd love a Egg McMuffin now in all its rancid fetid greasy glory.

    Give yourself £5 or ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Tonka 18 May 2012 10:08:26 20,419 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    THE MACGUFFIN HAS NO INHERENT INFLUENCE ON THE PLOT
    Oh, sorry. I must have completely misunderstood what a Macguffin is. You live you learn. Off to wikipedia I go.

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  • Derblington 18 May 2012 10:17:12 21,621 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    THE MACGUFFIN HAS NO INHERENT INFLUENCE ON THE PLOT
    Indeed. I wasn't going to call it that but couldn't think of anything better and figured all would know exactly what I meant. Plus, we don't know how it will effect the plot other than the bad guys will want it and the good guys will go to any length to protect it.

    Edited by Derblington at 10:20:52 18-05-2012
  • PearOfAnguish 18 May 2012 10:17:26 7,294 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    @Tonka On books I like John Christopher’s stuff. The death of Grass gets a lot of attention but actually I preferred A winkle in the Skin. The world in Winter is also a good read. I also think John Wyndham’s The day of the triffids is rather superb but I am guessing you will probably have read that.

    A few others I can think of worth a shot would be the below.

    On The Beach by Nevil Shute. Possibly the most depressing book ever but it really sticks with you. It has some very memorable sections.

    Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank. One of the first books written about a possible nuclear apocalypse.

    Mockingbird by Walter Tevis. A distant future where man is on the brink of extinction due to really just having lost its impetuous to exist.

    Blindness by José Saramago. About a communicable disease that causes blindness.

    The Drought by JG Ballard. Basically about a global drought. It's typical weird Ballard though and he can be an acquired taste though I thought it was a great book. The polar opposite to the Drowned world.

    Film wise I honestly can't think of a lot that has impressed me considering how many post-apocalyptic films have been made. Only the obvious ones come to mind e.g. Mad Max 2, Twelve Monkeys etc. One obscure one that sticks out is the the quiet Earth though its been years since I saw it so not sure how well it holds up.
    The Quiet Earth is still great, watched it not long ago. Has held up well, very quirky and weird.

    Other good apoc/post-apoc books: The Passage, Ill Wind, The Forge of God and several by Stephen Baxter: Flood, Ark and Moonseed.

    Also tonally similar but not necessarily strictly apocalyptic: Kaleidoscope Century and Candle by John Barnes, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, The Peace War and Marooned in Realtime by Vernor Vinge, Stephen Baxter's epic mindbending 'Manifold' series and Portal (no relation to the Valve game) by Rob Swigart (free download of that one here).

    Edited by PearOfAnguish at 10:17:52 18-05-2012
  • Tonka 18 May 2012 10:37:33 20,419 posts
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    Derblington wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    THE MACGUFFIN HAS NO INHERENT INFLUENCE ON THE PLOT
    Indeed. I wasn't going to call it that but couldn't think of anything better and figured all would know exactly what I meant. Plus, we don't know how it will effect the plot other than the bad guys will want it and the good guys will go to any length to protect it.
    Yeah, I fucked that up. I read only as far as "MacGuffin or plot device..." that'll tech me. I still would have preferred if I didn't know about that "Ancient Indian Ceremonial USB drive"

    I also would have preferred if they didn't say anything about the amount of time that had passed.

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  • HoriZon 21 Aug 2012 11:44:44 13,544 posts
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    Lost actor Jeff Fahey has joined new JJ Abrams series Revolution.

    The cast is getting massive ! :)




    Edited by HoriZon at 11:45:47 21-08-2012

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  • nickthegun 21 Aug 2012 11:56:50 59,925 posts
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    It will almost certainly spoil the shit out of the series, but after the last time I read this thread, I read the book synopsis on wiki and this series and the other series that its tied to actually sound like they could make a pretty good watch. Although, in all honesty, the other series that runs parallel to revolution sounds like it would generally be more exciting and interesting.

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  • Tonka 21 Aug 2012 12:21:16 20,419 posts
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    ?????????????????
    What parallel series is that then?

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  • nickthegun 21 Aug 2012 12:33:59 59,925 posts
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantucket_series

    Parallel is probably the wrong word. Intersecting would be more appropriate.

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