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MegaDude

I've been a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre for as long as I can remember. Shows like Logan's Run, Ark II and Thundarr the Barbarian started me down the road. Movies like The Day After and Threads kept me going. And books like Alas, Babylon, Earth Abides and The Stand sealed the deal. I still try to keep up with new releases in the genre, but a good old-fashioned plague or nuclear apocalypse is still my favorite.

Watched Fail Safe – Live teleplay from 2000

Fail Safe aired on CBS on April 9, 2000, as a live teleplay, broadcast in black and white to call back to the time it takes place. It was the first live drama aired on CBS in almost 40 years, and the occasion called for a cast of notable actors. Richard Dreyfus as the president, with George Clooney, Harvey Keitel, Don Cheadle, Brian Dennehy, Sam Elliot and Noah Wyle rounding out the performers.

Warning Red (1956)

Produced under the auspices of the Federal Civil Defense Administration in 1956, Warning Red is a little different from the myriad of other Civil Defense films in that it uses a dramatization of an atomic attack and its immediate aftermath to demonstrate the value of being prepared for such an event.

A Fire in the Sky (1978)

A Fire in the Sky debuted on NBC in 1978. It follows astronomer Jason Voight as he tries to impress on politicians and the public the danger of an impending comet strike on the city of Phoenix.

Ark II – Episode 1 – The Flies (1976)

Ark II is an American live-action science fiction series, aimed at children, that aired on CBS, beginning and ending in 1976, as part of its Saturday morning line-up. Only 15 half-hour episodes of Ark II were ever produced; however, these episodes were re-run by the CBS television network for several years.