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Old 05-18-2009, 12:30 AM
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If you can get the History Channel or National Geographic channel, I urge you to watch Life After People. The premise is different from T2K (the idea is that, for whatever reason, humankind simultaneously all vanish), but it does give a very good look at how fast human structures and landmarks would deteriorate. The power grid fails after only one day without supervision due to automatic overload cutoffs. After the power grid fails, breweries explode after less than a month due to carbon dioxide buildup in the fermentation vats. A lot of interesting things you might not have thought of. It doesn't all apply to T2K since there are still people around, but it's worth watching.
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I’ve watched it and thought it was really well done
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In case anyone is looking for this there is both a Documentary and a TV series done by the same people on the same subject. The Documentary was aired over a year ago and has a DVD out. The series is currently running and has run 4 episodes out of 10. In the US it airs on Tuesdays on the History Channel
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Yeah there is a lot of useful info in there. Especially if you running thing in urban settings for it does go into some details what fails and why, along with some interesting back ground.

Points out things that many people wouldn't think of.

Great show for evil GMs...lol
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For our US members here is a schedule.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433058/tvschedule

Looks like they rerun them quite often.
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For our US members here is a schedule.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1433058/tvschedule

Looks like they rerun them quite often.
Yes the history channel does a good job of show re-runs of their prime time shows. Especially in the weekend.
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It's an interesting show. I found the two-hour pilot, aired about a year ago, to be particularly enlightening. The series seems to just be elaborating on the premises originally presented in that first show.

I believe the series is based on the book The World Without Us by Alan Weisman. I haven't acquired it yet (read excerpts in Discover magazine)but I plan on it. I find having a print resource is usually more convenient than scanning DVRed shows or DVDs. But, for pure visual impact, the TV version is pretty effective.

It's usefulness for T2K is probably somewhat limited, although the stuff they've done on life 1-5 years after people is applicable. For the Morrow Project and similar long-view post-apocalyptic stuff, though, LAP and the WWU are pure gold.
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National Geographic did a similar show as well, Aftermath Population Zero. Great show as well.
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I'll meet you all at the Bifrost Bridge when it is time for Ragnarok. General Pain can bring the whisky...
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I'll meet you all at the Bifrost Bridge when it is time for Ragnarok. General Pain can bring the whisky...
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I'll meet you all at the Bifrost Bridge when it is time for Ragnarok. General Pain can bring the whisky...
HE HE HE...Sometimes whiskey is like a shotgun...It's better to have it and not need it ,than need it and don't have it...
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I think I will be entirely plebian....

I'll bring a case of Budwiser.
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I think I will be entirely plebian....

I'll bring a case of Budwiser.
Remember to bring enough for the entire class...lol
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Not sure if anyone noticed but History had Armageddon Week.
Just looking at the DVR some shows you should catch are:

After Armageddon 120 Mins (Professors and Experts explaining in between A live-action dramatic story about a family in Los Angeles when a flu wipes out the population. Shows marauders and banditry on the roads and small towns closing themselves off. Very good for T2K info even though fallout and nukes arent covered)

Apocalypse How (2 Parter discussing different end of the world scenarios at length)

The Crumbling of America 120 Mins (Covers and discusses the national infrastructure of America. Its history condition and effects of its deterioration.

Day After Disaster 120 Mins (Examines the immediate effects and aftermath of a nuclear terrorist attack on the capital. I liked the coverage of the national command authority and the previous presidents plans for disaster)

Lost Worlds Examines several US Cold War Bunkers anf there construction very good visual reference)

For Morrow Maybe Earth 2100 Shows a grim climate change version of the next 100 years with the end being the fall of civilization

And has anyone seen the cities of the underground on secret soviet bases?
It shows the Balaclava base in depth as well as something i couldnt believe
IT was called Object 221 I believe and was practically two office buildings underground with the top camo'd by fake row apartments. I have it on an old HD and could share it with those who havent seen it.
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Not sure if anyone noticed but History had Armageddon Week.
Just looking at the DVR some shows you should catch are:

After Armageddon 120 Mins (Professors and Experts explaining in between A live-action dramatic story about a family in Los Angeles when a flu wipes out the population. Shows marauders and banditry on the roads and small towns closing themselves off. Very good for T2K info even though fallout and nukes arent covered)

Apocalypse How (2 Parter discussing different end of the world scenarios at length)

The Crumbling of America 120 Mins (Covers and discusses the national infrastructure of America. Its history condition and effects of its deterioration.

Day After Disaster 120 Mins (Examines the immediate effects and aftermath of a nuclear terrorist attack on the capital. I liked the coverage of the national command authority and the previous presidents plans for disaster)

Lost Worlds Examines several US Cold War Bunkers anf there construction very good visual reference)

For Morrow Maybe Earth 2100 Shows a grim climate change version of the next 100 years with the end being the fall of civilization

And has anyone seen the cities of the underground on secret soviet bases?
It shows the Balaclava base in depth as well as something i couldnt believe
IT was called Object 221 I believe and was practically two office buildings underground with the top camo'd by fake row apartments. I have it on an old HD and could share it with those who havent seen it.
That whole series that week was thought-provoking...and a little scary.

I can't remember which show it was, but there was an entrance to an underground shelter that made me immediately think, "It's a Morrow Project bolthole!"
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Ill Bring the Root beer for those of us that don't care for Alcohol. Though In this case I might have a shot or two.
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