Late one night on a rural road in the western US, a policeman sets up a roadblock and begins stopping all traffic. When several cars and a big truck have stopped, he and the others learn the reason for this roadblock…
A few weeks ago, I was inspired by this post on the Post Apocalyptic Movie Mania blog to move Glen and Randa a little higher up on my Netflix queue. It took a few weeks for me to get to it, but it finally arrived, and I watched it tonight.
Scourge of an Agnostic God is a straight up EMP-event post-apocalyptic novel, complete with societal collapse, starvation, plague, and normal everyday people taking up arms to protect their homes and their families.
The 70s appetite for post-apocalyptic tales rolled on with the American release of The Ultimate Warrior (TUW) in late June of 1976. The story is not really “science” fiction, as much as it belongs in the post-apocalyptic genre.
Although it was likely He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983 – 1985) that captured fully the imagination of young fantasy audiences in the early 1980s, I have always boasted tremendous affection as well for another genre piece of roughly the same age: Thundarr the Barbarian (1980 – 1982).
On a recent episode of Podcast at Ground Zero, Jarred mentioned that he was on the lookout for a British documentary called On the 8th Day, that had been shown in the US after the airing of Threads on TBS in 1984.
This is one of those things that I can’t believe I’d never heard of before. A mainstream cartoon made over 70 years ago that tells the story of a group of animals living in the post-apocalyptic ruins of Man’s never ending wars.