A new show slated for the fall has me intrigued. I love me some post-apocalyptic corn-growing. Yessir.
May 17, 2012
May 17, 2012 at 4:48 am
It seems loosely based on SM Stirling's The Change series. Intriguing.
And it looks like Obama heads the militia…
May 17, 2012 at 6:32 am
The first "Change" book (actually "Dies the Fire") was the scariest thing I have ever read. It was also the most realistic portrayal of what would happen here if the lights really did go out. This new TV series looks interesting and I will probably watch it but there are too many people left in the city centers. I think the dying off would be much more thorough. If you iike post appocalyptic lit, read the "Dies the Fire" and "Change" series by S M Stirling. Book 9 comes out in Sept and book 10 next year.
May 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm
I was all in until the sword fight. Now I'm only 90% in.
May 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm
You're all awesome for knowing Stirling's Change series! Too bad for the guns though in this but looks cool!
May 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm
Hmmm… batteries don't work but guns do. And I'm betting nobody has any religion. And this is realistic.
May 17, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Looks slightly interesting, only slightly.
There's alot of issues with the trailer, one being that does a blackout necessitate the collapse of a government (that was held together even prior the formation of technology).
It's interesting to explore the concept of another dark age, but I don't think technology is the way to explore it. They need to focus upon human behaviour itself, as such with the collapse of Rome, a technologically advanced civilization.
May 17, 2012 at 4:39 pm
If there is religion in it, specifically some Catholics then it will be worth considering as a potentially truth telling and interesting enterprise. Even LOST had a priest (even if he was an imposter). I mean seriously, we are the ones so stuck on candles and incense! No electricity means no electric guitars at Mass. Sounds great to me! Monasteries preserved western culture throughout the turmoil of the Middle-Ages and I know several orders that I think would be ready again should the lights go out.
May 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm
I found the whole thing totally believable until the 2:29 mark. Chicago Cubs 2012 World Series Champions? Talk about a false premise…
May 17, 2012 at 4:59 pm
The Change series did a pretty good job with religions being preserved – prominently the Catholic faith (along with Wicca, and Mormonism later in the series). In fact, religion plays a big part throughout.
As to the govt collapsing – well, in The Change series, disease and plague wipes out most of the population in the major metro areas because of no more meds.
May 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm
Sort of a post-Obama and post-environmentalist/occupy world. Look pleasant? No? Then we had best see those folks for who they really are.
May 18, 2012 at 1:03 am
It's an EMP … Like William Forstner's book, One Second After (minute?)… Very interesting book with foreword by Newt.
May 18, 2012 at 11:33 pm
The amish have been waiting for this chance to take over!
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