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Default T2K / Post-Apocalyptic Movies

I suggest a thread dedicated to post-apcalyptic Movies...

- I just found this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnation_Alley_(film)) after reading up on cockroaches for food in HQs T2K campaign....yes it's really going bad in his campaign now....my character has soon eaten up all his luxury food......so alternative food sources must be researched...

Can't give a review since I have to download it when I get home.

Other Alternatives : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dystopian_films
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Awesome film. Giant blue scorpions really are scary
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Default damnation alley

not my favourite post apoc flick - but passable .I didnt like the way they depicted the whole PLANET as being destroyed -but there were some interesting -and very cheesy - dangers out there ,cavemen rednecks who were rapist/cannibals,killer bugs and dangerous storms etc .

I recommend the Jericho series of course ,even if it ends weakly.
Also the slasher "Tooth and Nail" is alright .

"Les Temps du Loup" is a really good one -but oh so depressing...
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I liked the series Jeramiah.
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I liked the series Jeramiah.
I'd second that...I found Jeremiah an excellent source of ideas for a T2K campaign.
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I might as well get the usual suggestions out of the way as well;

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By Dawns Early Light
The Day After
The War Game
Red Dawn
The Postman
The Dead Letters

Think that covers a lot of the ones that normally come up in this sort of list, and of course The Road is coming out soon.
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I just found this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnation_Alley_(film)) after reading up on cockroaches for food in HQs T2K campaign....
You might be interested that I have my take on the Landmaster detailed out in T2K 2.2 terms here:
http://www.pmulcahy.com/best_stuff_t...never_were.htm
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Default a good read - and a lot of clasics

http://snarkerati.com/movie-news/the...s-of-all-time/
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Mmmmm... i didn't remember "Strange days". I enjoied it very much!!
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Just saw Defiance, starring Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Liev Shrieber. It's about Jewish refugees and partisans in Belorussia in WWII. I was disappointed. The battle sequences were poorly done and some of the acting was pretty shmalzy (is that Yiddish?).

On the plus side, it did give some me some ideas of how to deal with refugees and partisans in T2K.
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Following some of the suggestions of my fellow posters, I saw “By dawn’s early light” this last week. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099197/ I liked it. As some good film of this genre, it causes you to move uncomfortably on your seat while the domino effect of the preplotted defensive responses seems to carry unrelentingly the humankind to the abyss of a total nuclear exchange... The human behaviour always being the only unknown factor in the equation.

It’s difficult to assess the weight of individual decisions in the activation and deactivation of the mechanisms of a nuclear response. The Mutual Assured Destruction doctrine can seem logical over an strategic map. A scientific mechanism to keep the scales in an unstable balance point, once two powerful players discover themselves armed to the teeth for the fear to the other. But an accident, a third force in the shadows, terrorism or the misjudgement of the facts by some link in the chain can easily displace the scales. It’s human. And only a human reaction of someone with enough courage and sense to emerge at least one moment from the programmed response could avoid the disaster or, at least, save as many lives as possible once the blind and logical mechanism is activated...

Well, thanks for the reference. A good movie.
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Has anyone seen "Terminator:Salvation"?

I missed it at the cinema, so will probably pick it up when it comes out on DVD, but I wondered if anyone had any opinions on it?

Also, if you like your post apocalyptic landscape with relatively few survivors, there's "I Am Legend" with Will Smith (yes, I know it's a remake!)
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THREADS.

And by the way, don't bother paying to see "The Book of Eli"
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3 times man

what's not to like about denzel washington being a badass over and over agine. although the post-apocalptic compont is vary week.
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What about "A boy and his dog" ?

Nobody seems to have seen that one. It was an inspiriration for George Miller, who did the Mad Max-movies.
I can recommend the comic from Corben, too. It has some scenes, which are not included in the film. Good one, real gritty, but in some ways humorous, as well.

Another one, which inspired me, is a not a postapocalyptic story, but a western (very particular in itself, cause its made by Jim Jarmush!) - "Dead Man".
I just love bleak storys with some, detailed and strange people in it.

By the way - the series "Jeremiah" was mentioned here.
I recommend all of you (dont know if its available outside of europe), the comics, which the TV-series is (very loosely!) based on from "Hermann".
The early "Jeremiah" comics are a very good postapocalyptic, western-like setting, and the series is still around. Recommandation (although i personally didnt like the TV-Version at all) !
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I saw A Boy and his Dog; didn't enjoy it much...
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I do not see that these were posted earlier. If they were, my bad.

Some old classics:

Fail Safe
On the Beach (Gregory Peck version)

A little newer:

The Day After
Terminator
Terminator 2
By Dawn's Early Light

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I suggest a thread dedicated to post-apcalyptic Movies...

- I just found this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damnation_Alley_(film))
Happened to Stumble across a fully legal version on youtube'

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhRgdckZoqU
That channel also has a bunch of the Showa era Godzilla films, which is making me wonder how to do a kaiju. Traveller: The New Era has some creature creation rules, but for size they only go up to 44 tonnes, while the Official Godzilla Compendium puts early Godzilla at 20,000 tonnes.

Extrapolating out on the table, he'd be Size 4989, with 5003d20 hits (or~52,500 Hits taking average die rolls) and x1666D6 as a modifier to damage dice (or ~5800D6 for a Dam 1 attack like the tail, while the claws and teeth would either be 1d6 or 1d6-1 for the number to multiply by 5800).

Depending on which table entries were rolled, claws could be either Pen 554 or 624, teeth would be either Pen 499 or 624, and the tail slap would be Pen 713.

The table for armor doesn't cover creatures this size; under RAW he'd be Armor 3 simply because that's the highest entry on the table and it's maxed out by his size modifier.

The lack of an appropriate armor table leaves game Godzilla a little weaker than film Godzilla, but that massive number of Hits and high Pen on the attacks would still make him dangerous.
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