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Postby SODsniper » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:31 am

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SODsniper wrote:By Dawn's Early Light was an awesome flick...

And there is also the new TV Series JERICHO which is a nuclear Terrorist attack, but a "war" nonetheless


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I agree I like by dawns early light, because it portrays what happens in the command structure during a nuclear war.


Yep, it proves the old war adage quite nicely.


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Postby KingAl » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:32 am

SFawler wrote:Leaving. Too many dipshits around here.


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Postby Montyphy » Thu Nov 09, 2006 12:52 pm

SFawler wrote:EDIT: Leaving. Too many dipshits around here.


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Postby dawnchorus » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:18 pm

I don't know if these fit your criteria:

There was an animated film version of Raymond Briggs's When the Wind Blows, and the novel Z for Zachariah was turned into a TV play by the BBC. WTWB is about a war actually happening, and ZFZ is more of a post-holocaust tale of intrigue. If we're allowed that, then I guess The Postman and Mad Max should be allowed. But since the near future is unknowable, any film set in the distant future could qualify. But now I'm just being daft.
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Postby SODsniper » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:19 pm

Actually, I think THE POSTMAN was a Bio War flick...

Although I am probably in the minority here, I LOVED The Postman...


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Postby xander » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:56 pm

SODsniper wrote:Actually, I think THE POSTMAN was a Bio War flick...

Although I am probably in the minority here, I LOVED The Postman...


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Brin's book basically states that the nukes are the beginning of the end -- civilization could have survived the nukes, but the Holn survivalists and a series of other events (including biological warfare) put the final nails in the coffin.

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Postby SODsniper » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:04 pm

xander wrote:
SODsniper wrote:Actually, I think THE POSTMAN was a Bio War flick...

Although I am probably in the minority here, I LOVED The Postman...


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Brin's book basically states that the nukes are the beginning of the end -- civilization could have survived the nukes, but the Holn survivalists and a series of other events (including biological warfare) put the final nails in the coffin.

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I stand corrected.... :D

Obviously you have seen the movie, eh?


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Postby xander » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:10 pm

SODsniper wrote:Obviously you have seen the movie, eh?

No, I haven't seen the movie.

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Postby Sydney CDN » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:49 pm

Not a movie but in the Battlestar Galactica mini series there are nukes going off all over the place on the planet.
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Postby TheHappyFriar » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:01 pm

in "Starship Troopers" the soldiers fire mini-nukes (still not sure how that works). A nuclear war doesn't mean BOTH sides have nukes, just one side uses them :)

Wasn't released in theatres but in "Animatrix", the two shorts (The Second Renaissance Parts I & II) on how the machines took over has the humans using nuclear weapons in a war against the machines.

If you want to get picky (or not), in Terminator 2, Sara has a dream about the start of the machine attack in which they nuke LA (there wasn't an official "war" but more of a pre-emptive strike)/

Aliens: Yeah, I KNOW there's no war, but the tagline for the movie is "This time, it's war" AND the nuke plant reactor does go boom a few minutes before the movie ends (picky picky picky, eh? :) )

Wasn't there a "Twilight Zone" in which a librarian wishes he would be alone, then nuclear war happens & he is alone (and he breaks his glasses)?

If we made a list of movies that are based around the aftermath of nuclear war, i think we'd have a better list. :)
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Postby SODsniper » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:30 pm

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Wasn't there a "Twilight Zone" in which a librarian wishes he would be alone, then nuclear war happens & he is alone (and he breaks his glasses)?



Burgess Meredith (Better known as The Penguin in the old BATMAN series) played that librarian.

A very good episode.


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Postby Deaf_Con » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:20 pm

Wasn't there a nuclear exchange in Terminator 3? (refered to as Judgement Day and also mentioned in T1 and T2 too)
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Postby peacekeeper » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:47 pm

Fail Safe

Oh boy, it's gonna hit the fan again :shock:

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Postby MoonHill » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:46 pm

Deaf_Con wrote:Wasn't there a nuclear exchange in Terminator 3? (refered to as Judgement Day and also mentioned in T1 and T2 too)


Yep, and it was a beaut, too.

From a horrifying scene of the hopelessness of changing the future sort of perspective, that is.
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Postby Red Dawn » Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:01 am

SODsniper wrote:Actually, I think THE POSTMAN was a Bio War flick...

Although I am probably in the minority here, I LOVED The Postman...


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IIRC, the Postman was set after a civil war in America that the rest of the world sat out.

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