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(io9)   Which post-apocalyptic TV show cast could survive an actual apocalypse?   (io9.com) divider line 54
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2014-03-20 05:44:41 PM  
none of them
 
2014-03-20 06:40:03 PM  
The way things are going we might find out

/not that we'll care
 
2014-03-20 08:04:25 PM  
I thought this was supposed to be about the cast not the characters.


Meanwhile Rick Grimes carries around rotary phone

You ever try killing a walker with a Nokia?
 
2014-03-20 08:09:59 PM  
Google, the former software engineer who caused this mess, cries any time anything happens.

This is so true.  But I still watch.
 
2014-03-20 08:13:16 PM  

meyerkev: Google, the former software engineer who caused this mess, cries any time anything happens.

This is so true.  But I still watch.


It's been 15 years, why is the guy still fat?
 
2014-03-20 08:19:38 PM  

texdent: meyerkev: Google, the former software engineer who caused this mess, cries any time anything happens.

This is so true.  But I still watch.

It's been 15 years, why is the guy still fat?


Probably because they need a way to signal "This guy is The Load", and fat out-of-shape computer nerd is a really good way to do so.  And I say that as a fat, out-of-shape, computer nerd.

In-story...
 
2014-03-20 08:29:07 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-03-20 08:29:53 PM  
If anyone could survive an apocalypse, it's the cast of Gilligan's Island.
 
2014-03-20 08:31:51 PM  
Adventure Time.
 
2014-03-20 08:32:59 PM  
Apocalypse...
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2014-03-20 08:37:46 PM  
A world where the Boston Red Sox win the World Series.

/oh wait....
 
2014-03-20 08:38:52 PM  
The Flintstones age actually came after the Jetson's.
They were a "modern" stone age family.

After the sprocket/cog corporate wars. The earth was left in ruins. No more flying cars, no more high rise apartments.

All Digital Media was lost..music, books, education texts. What remained was hard copy print films, books and LPs. Forgotten in the vaults of ground based libraries.

Using that media which did not require specialized players the ground dwellers rebuilt a society based on the 50's and 60's decades of America. LP/Film Movies/and hard copy books were the template to imitate cultures and styles
.
Appliances were simulated using escaped bio engineered animals---and trained to preform specific tasks.

This is how that started: "I got a Kindle"
 
2014-03-20 08:43:11 PM  
Damn I liked Jeremiah. Season 2 was great with the ambiguous involvement of God and his prophet Mr. Smith.

ANd The Walking Dead chances of survival: Season 3-4, possibly. Season 1-2, those idiots should all be walker chum.
 
2014-03-20 08:53:10 PM  
Dallas.

JR survived a shooting and one entire season was a dream. Those people survive like a cockroach.
 
2014-03-20 08:57:34 PM  
None.

Well, that was a short article! Who wants to play beer pong?
 
2014-03-20 09:03:05 PM  

texdent: meyerkev: Google, the former software engineer who caused this mess, cries any time anything happens.

This is so true.  But I still watch.

It's been 15 years, why is the guy still fat?


I don't know why, but that characters fatness pisses me off so much.
 
2014-03-20 09:06:53 PM  
i512.photobucket.com

/could definitely survive
//better not be obscure
 
2014-03-20 09:19:23 PM  
Black Bauer lives.  Hell I think the only one who might be able to take him out is sniper Gibbs.
 
2014-03-20 09:22:09 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

would both survive and have fun.
 
2014-03-20 09:27:02 PM  

macadamnut: /could definitely survive
//better not be obscure


Who?
 
2014-03-20 09:35:27 PM  
Is Sanford and Son postapocalyptic?
 
2014-03-20 09:48:19 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Adventure Time.


thread
 
2014-03-20 09:49:55 PM  
www.returndates.com

This show was pretty good. The characters weren't idiots and they tended to avoid unnecessary risks for the most part.

And the breakdown of society mostly manifested as petty, selfish, fearful and mean behavior rather than the unrealistically psychotic behavior present in most post-apocalypse shows.
 
2014-03-20 09:55:45 PM  
When the apocalypse comes I'll be one of the ones with the hair dye and face paint. Might as well let civilisation go with a bit of colour.
 
2014-03-20 10:00:20 PM  
www.c3entertainment.com

Would be shocked to find out that anything was different.
 
2014-03-20 10:03:50 PM  
macadamnut: /could definitely survive
//better not be obscure


Who?


I wouldn't blame you if you couldn't recognize that bunch. Half the cast isn't in that photo.

Terry Nation's Survivors (Who? indeed!) was so much better than the rehash done thirty years later.
 
2014-03-20 10:05:49 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
Star Trek was post-apocalypse!!!
 
2014-03-20 10:17:53 PM  
images.alphacoders.com

Of course.
 
2014-03-20 10:24:15 PM  
Sam and Dean want a word with you, subby.
 
2014-03-20 10:25:58 PM  
img197.imageshack.us
 
2014-03-20 10:28:29 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

/hot
//survivors
///dnrtfa
 
2014-03-20 10:47:51 PM  
THIS ONE WILL:

mimg.ugo.com
 
2014-03-20 11:16:27 PM  
I like Revolution.  There, I said it.
 
2014-03-20 11:22:40 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: [www.returndates.com image 600x510]

This show was pretty good. The characters weren't idiots and they tended to avoid unnecessary risks for the most part.

And the breakdown of society mostly manifested as petty, selfish, fearful and mean behavior rather than the unrealistically psychotic behavior present in most post-apocalypse shows.


If they killed that little kid on the far left, they'd be fine.  With him, they were doomed.  Loved the show, but wanted to strangle that kid with his own intestines.
 
2014-03-20 11:27:21 PM  
I want a show like Alas Babylon or Earth Abides. I'm sick of seeing how horrible we are- show me folks rising to the occasion and cooperating.
 
2014-03-20 11:37:31 PM  

Random Internet Persona: Sam and Dean want a word with you, subby.


They've been through what, five or so now? And each has died more than a couple times.

Like roaches, those two. Meanwhile, their supposed bad ass demon hunter father went down like a punk after one season.
 
2014-03-20 11:50:30 PM  

PIP_the_TROLL: [www.returndates.com image 600x510]

This show was pretty good. The characters weren't idiots and they tended to avoid unnecessary risks for the most part.

And the breakdown of society mostly manifested as petty, selfish, fearful and mean behavior rather than the unrealistically psychotic behavior present in most post-apocalypse shows.


Hey, is that Martha Jones?
 
2014-03-21 12:47:19 AM  

optikeye: The Flintstones age actually came after the Jetson's.
They were a "modern" stone age family.

After the sprocket/cog corporate wars. The earth was left in ruins. No more flying cars, no more high rise apartments.

All Digital Media was lost..music, books, education texts. What remained was hard copy print films, books and LPs. Forgotten in the vaults of ground based libraries.

Using that media which did not require specialized players the ground dwellers rebuilt a society based on the 50's and 60's decades of America. LP/Film Movies/and hard copy books were the template to imitate cultures and styles
.
Appliances were simulated using escaped bio engineered animals---and trained to preform specific tasks.

This is how that started: "I got a Kindle"


IIRC the leading theory is that the Flintstones are contemporaries of the Jetsons.  The Jetsons live miles above the ground, and have clearly mastered antigravity technology, so they can abandon the Morlock-like Bedrockians to their primitive (except for the genetic engineering, of course) lives.  The two future human races never meet, except in the crossover episodes; instead of traveling to the "past", the Jetsons merely transported themselves to the surface, which none of them have ever seen before.
 
2014-03-21 12:58:25 AM  

sinanju: PIP_the_TROLL: [www.returndates.com image 600x510]

This show was pretty good. The characters weren't idiots and they tended to avoid unnecessary risks for the most part.

And the breakdown of society mostly manifested as petty, selfish, fearful and mean behavior rather than the unrealistically psychotic behavior present in most post-apocalypse shows.

If they killed that little kid on the far left, they'd be fine.  With him, they were doomed.  Loved the show, but wanted to strangle that kid with his own intestines.


I would have liked to see how it proceeded as it ended on a cliffhanger with Tom on the plane heading to wherever it was going and wasn't renewed.
 
2014-03-21 03:45:24 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Adventure Time.


Agreed!
 
mhd
2014-03-21 04:08:57 AM  

fusillade762: You ever try killing a walker with a Nokia?


You're clearly joking. 3310 owners will rule the post-cataclysmic world.
 
2014-03-21 07:13:26 AM  

redsquid: I want a show like Alas Babylon or Earth Abides. I'm sick of seeing how horrible we are- show me folks rising to the occasion and cooperating.


I had an idea along those lines. A show set after a weaponized strain of smallpox is released by two heroin junkies stripping a Soviet era compound (think 'Rebirth Island in the Aral Sea) for scrap metal. Because let's face it. You'd have to be a total idiot to see a rusting compound and decide "hey, I bet there's something good in there."
The virus first causes flu like symptoms and takes up to five days to show smallpox symptoms. Oh, and you're infectious before you show any symptoms. None of that "you get in and die within a day" crap. That's why Ebola hasn't wiped us all out, it doesn't have time to spread.
So the series would follow a town in north western Illinois trying to survive. I don't know if this has any potential or not.
 
KIA
2014-03-21 07:51:18 AM  
Jericho was excellent.  Walking Dead is aptly named because they would all, literally, have been dead a dozen times by now.  They're idiots doing idiot things without consequences.

Surviving the initial phase of an apocalypse is probably more dumb luck than anything else.  After that, Darwin will immediately weigh in and take out the weak and stupid.

So, why can't we get a show about smart, tough survivors?
 
2014-03-21 07:57:50 AM  

redsquid: I want a show like Alas Babylon or Earth Abides. I'm sick of seeing how horrible we are- show me folks rising to the occasion and cooperating.


Would the "new" Battlestar Galactica count? I mean, it's futuristic (past?) but did have the mass near-extinction of the human race. And though they had their issues, they by and large still did what they had to do to survive.

First few seasons, anyway.
 
2014-03-21 08:36:53 AM  
I'd love to see a good adaptation of Dies the Fire by Stirling.  If need be they can do Protector's War and Meeting at Corvallis too.  Pretty decent survive and rebuild story focusing on three different groups of people.  Shame he didn't write more of those, it might be interesting to see what happened to that world a generation down the line.

I  SAID IT WAS A SHAME HE DIDN'T WRITE MORE OF THEM, DAMMIT
 
kth
2014-03-21 10:57:22 AM  

Imperious Rex!: texdent: meyerkev: Google, the former software engineer who caused this mess, cries any time anything happens.

This is so true.  But I still watch.

It's been 15 years, why is the guy still fat?

I don't know why, but that characters fatness pisses me off so much.


I cheered when Charlie was shot in the head, even though it wasn't real.

Even Google's head characters think he's a schmuck.

I watch it because I sort of like watching Miles and Monroe snark at each other, and Monroe is very very pretty.
 
2014-03-21 11:01:22 AM  

fusillade762: Hey, is that Martha Jones?


Yep. The best of the modern Who companions until RTD ruined her with a shoehorned puppydog storyline.
 
2014-03-21 11:12:14 AM  
Not the jackasses from The Walking Dead. As much as I like the show itself, the fact that these people haven't hit a Big 5, a Walmart, a gun store, or anything is just stupid. They drive crappy vehicles for the shiat they have to deal with, and they survive by raiding little country stores in towns that probably had a population of 2,000 before the zombipocalypse. What a bunch of morons.
 
2014-03-21 02:08:30 PM  

cretinbob: none of them


QFT
 
2014-03-21 02:17:19 PM  

Mikey1969: Not the jackasses from The Walking Dead. As much as I like the show itself, the fact that these people haven't hit a Big 5, a Walmart, a gun store, or anything is just stupid. They drive crappy vehicles for the shiat they have to deal with, and they survive by raiding little country stores in towns that probably had a population of 2,000 before the zombipocalypse. What a bunch of morons.


Of course, they covered what happened in big centres like Atlanta back in the first season.  You ask me, after that I'd stay the heck away from metropoli... metropolitan... large cities too.
 
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