Through the Aftermath – Episode 49

Through the Aftermath is back with yet another episode.

From the TTA site:
Why hello there, TTA fans! Yes, we're back again for our bi-weekly... er, bi-yearly edition of Through the Aftermath! This time around, we talk about some post-apocalyptic movies we've seen recently as we may convert this show to something of a movie review podcast for PA movies (and games?) Let us know what you think!

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A Boy and His Dog

Closely adapted from the acclaimed novella by Harlan Ellison, this postapocalyptic black comedy has emerged as a cult favorite since its release in 1975.  A young, libidinous loner named Vic who roams the postnuclear wasteland with his loyal dog, Blood, a remarkable hound with keen intelligence and the ability to telepathically communicate with his less-intelligent master. It's survival of the fittest, so food and sex are Vic's highest priorities, and he gets plenty of both when recruited into a mysterious underground society in desperate need of young fertile males. While Blood must fend for himself on the unfriendly surface, Vic realizes that he's an exploited prisoner and must escape to return to the canine friend he left behind. READ ON →

2012

2012 is a 2009 American disaster film directed by Roland Emmerich. It stars John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, and Woody Harrelson. It was produced by Emmerich's production company, Centropolis Entertainment and was distributed by Columbia Pictures. READ ON →

Cyborg

Cyborg is a 1989 American martial-arts science fiction film directed by Albert Pyun. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Gibson Rickenbacker, a mercenary who battles a group of murderous marauders led by Fender Tremolo (Vincent Klyn) along the East coast of the United States in a post-apocalyptic future. READ ON →

Zombieland

In the early twenty-first century, zombies have taken over America. A shy and inexperienced college student in Texas has survived by following his 30 rules: such as "look in the back seat," "double-tap," "avoid public restrooms." He decides to travel to Ohio to see if his parents are alive. He gets a ride with a boisterous zombie-hating good-old boy headed for Florida, and soon they confront a young woman whose sister has been bitten by a zombie and wants to be put out of her misery. The sisters were headed to an LA amusement park they've heard is zombie free. Can the kid from Ohio get to his family? And what about rule thirty one? READ ON →

28 Weeks Later

In the country nearby London, Don, his wife Alice and a few survivors live hidden in a farmhouse. When infected people break in the house, Don panics and does not help his wife to escape, running away and leaving Alice trapped inside the room. Twenty eight weeks after the outbreak that annihilated the population of Great Britain, London is considered safe and the British survivors return under the coordination of the American Army, that keeps the city under permanent surveillance. The teenager Tammy and her younger brother Andy travel back from Spain to live with their father Don in London. They miss their mother and decide to escape to their old house to retrieve pictures and some other personal belongings. However, they find Alice surprisingly alive and the Army brings her to the base. After some blood test, the biologist Scarlet discovers that Alice is a carrier of the lethal virus and somehow has immunity to it... READ ON →

Doomsday

A lethal virus spreads throughout the British isles,infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat, acting authorities brutally quarantine the country as it succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper virus violently resurfaces in a major city. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare. READ ON →

The Omega Man

Robert Neville, a doctor, due to an experimental vaccine, is the only survivor of an apocalyptic war waged with biological weapons. The plague caused by the war has killed everyone else except for a few hundred deformed, nocturnal people calling themselves "The Family". The plague has caused them to become sensitive to light, as well as homicidally psychotic. They believe science and technology to be the cause of the war and their punishment, and Neville, as the last symbol of science, the old world, and a "user of the wheel", must die. Neville, using electricity, machinery, and science attempts to hold them at bay. READ ON →

I Am Legend

Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time. READ ON →

Threads

Threads is a British television drama produced by the BBC in 1984. It is a documentary-style account of a nuclear war and its effects on the city of Sheffield in northern England. READ ON →

The Book of Eli

In a violent post-apocalyptic society, a drifter, Eli, has been wandering westward across North America for the last thirty years. He finds solace in a unique book which he carries on his person and guards closely, whilst surviving by hunting small animals and seeking goods in destroyed houses and vehicles to trade in villages for water and supplies. When he reaches a village ruled by the powerful mobster, Carnegie, the man views Eli's impressive fighting skills and offers Eli a place within his gang. Carnegie presses his blind lover Claudia to send her daughter, Solara, to at least convince Eli to spend the night by sleeping with him. However, Eli proves to be the better man when he gently declines her advances. The girl sees Eli's book, and when Carnegie finds out he beats her mother until she reveals what she saw. Carnegie sends his gang into the wasteland to take the book from Eli, but the man proves to be a formidable foe as he makes it more than clear that if they want the book, they must first take his life. READ ON →

Logan’s Run

In the 23rd century, the survivors of a holocaust now lives within a domed city that is sealed off from the outside world. In the domed city, men and women live in a society where you can only live until you are 30-years old (due to population control and limited resources), the people have two choices: They can either take part in a extermination ceremony called "Carousel" where they are promised of being reborn or they can go on the run and escape to outside the domed city. Logan 5 is a Sandman, a elite policeman whose job is terminate all "Runners" who refuse to be exterminated on Carousel and escape to outside the city. When Logan finds a symbol, the computer that controls all life in the city, gives Logan a undercover assignment to find and destroy a mysterious place called Sanctuary by posing as a runner, by removing the last four years of his life from his life crystal. Now on the run himself, and hunted by his partner and best friend Francis 7, Logan and a woman named Jessica 6 working for a underground resistance group that are helping all Runners search for Sanctuary escapes from the domed city and find themselves in a devastated Washington D.C, where Logan and Jessica discover another world and find there is much to live for and Logan begins to question the system. READ ON →

Damnation Alley

The world is devastated by a nuclear holocaust, causing the Earth to tilt on its axis and bringing vast meteorological chaos. As the weather stabilizes, mutated insects start to emerge, preying on the survivors. The surviving crew at a U.S. Air Force bomb shelter in the Mojave Desert picks up radio signals coming from Albany. The commander, Major Eugene Denton , unveils two armored vehicles he has constructed and announces a plan to cross Damnation Alley, the hundred-mile-wide strip between areas of radiation hazard, to join the survivors. They set off, taking on two civilians, a novice singer they find in the ruins of Las Vegas and a wild teenager, along the way. The journey is also beset by giant mutated cockroaches, storms and crazed survivalists, making for some hair-raising escapes in this post-apocalyptic thriller. READ ON →

Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome

When his vehicle and all his possessions are looted by the eccentric pilot Jerediah and his son Jerediah Jr. The Road Warrior known as Max Rockatansky arrives in the desert town "Bartertown" ruled by the evil Aunt Entity, where people living in the post-apocalyptic Australian outback go to trade for food, water, weapons and supplies. After being forced to fight Master Blaster, a tiny man and his masked muscle-man in "Thunderdome" a gladiator like arena, when being caught up in a power struggle for control for Bartertown. Max is banished into the desert wasteland, where he is rescued by a tribe of children, who thinks Max is a pilot named Captain Walker, who is the chosen one who will take the children to the promised land "Tomorrow Morrow Land", and learns the children are survivors of a plane crash and Captain Walker was their leader. Agreeing to help the children in their search for "Tomorrow Morrow Land", Max and the children set off across the desert wastelands and returns to Bartertown, where Max has score to settle with Aunt Entity. READ ON →

Escape From New York

Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film directed and scored by John Carpenter. He co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Castle. The film is set in the near future in a crime-ridden United States that has converted Manhattan Island in New York City into a maximum security prison. Ex-soldier and legendary fugitive "Snake" Plissken (Kurt Russell) is given 24 hours to find the President of the United States, who has been captured by prisoners after Air Force One crashed into a building. READ ON →

Thundarr the Barbarian

Thundarr the Barbarian is a Saturday morning animated television series which ran for twenty-one episodes over two seasons between 1980 and 1982. Directly inspired by comic books, with the likes of R.E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian and Flash Gordon, Thundarr the Barbarian is set in a future (A.D. 3994) post-apocalyptic wasteland divided into kingdoms or territories—the majority of which are ruled by wizards—and whose ruins typically feature recognizable geographical features from the United States, starting in New York City and working itself to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Mount Rushmore, San Francisco or Washington, D.C. READ ON →

Quiet Earth Radio

Running for 20 episodes in 2007, Quiet Earth Radio paired PA expert Wilcoy and Quiet Earth, founder of the post-apocalyptic and genre film blog, QuietEarth.us, as they explored the post-apoclayptic genre from books, films, TV series, art, and video games.

Listen below, or on Archive.org. A brief description of the topics covered in each episode is included after the break.

Audio Files VBR MP3
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-07-11 6.9 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-07-18 7.3 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-07-25 7.3 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-08-01 7.2 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-08-15 7.8 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-08-22 7.4 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-08-29 7.1 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-09-05 7.6 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-09-12 7.2 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-09-19 7.2 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-09-26 7.2 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-10-10 8.3 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-10-12 11.8 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-10-17 10.9 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-10-29 13.0 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-11-05 11.4 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-11-12 13.2 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-11-19 14.6 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-11-26 14.7 MB
Quiet Earth Radio 2007-12-03 12.0 MB

The Aftermath Show

THE END OF THE WORLD, IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Welcome to The Aftermath. This show is dedicated to the post-apocalyptic genre including movies, TV programs, books, animations, comics, and video games. So, if you are fascinated with shows such as Jericho and films like The Road, books such as The Stand or Alas Babylon, then you have come to the right place. So, get to your fallout shelter and tune in to these important messages.

The Aftermath Show was Wilcoy's solo effort after Quiet Earth ended, and covered similar topics.

Listen below, on Archive.org, or on The Aftermath Show page on BlogTalk Radio. A brief description of the topics covered in each episode is after the break.

Audio Files VBR MP3
The Aftermath Show 2008-09-29 7.7 MB
The Aftermath Show 2008-10-13 7.3 MB
The Aftermath Show 2008-10-20 6.7 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-01-29 3.7 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-05-04 6.8 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-07-21 4.0 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-07-28 6.8 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-08-11 4.8 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-08-18 5.0 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-08-25 7.1 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-09-01 6.8 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-09-08 7.9 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-09-15 12.1 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-09-22 11.0 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-09-29 8.7 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-10-06 8.2 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-10-13 8.3 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-10-20 7.3 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-10-27 7.4 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-11-03 7.4 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-11-10 8.5 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-11-24 14.1 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-12-01 6.9 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-12-08 7.3 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-12-15 7.9 MB
The Aftermath Show 2009-12-22 7.7 MB
The Aftermath Show 2010-01-12 7.2 MB
The Aftermath Show 2010-01-19 6.9 MB
The Aftermath Show 2010-02-03 9.1 MB
The Aftermath Show 2010-02-16 7.4 MB
The Aftermath Show 2010-02-23 8.8 MB

 

Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy is an interview/talk show hosted by Lightspeed magazine editor John Joseph Adams, who has also edited numerous anthologies such as Wastelands and The Living Dead, along with author David Barr Kirtley, who has published short stories in many magazines as well as New Voices In Science Fiction and Fantasy: The Best of the Year. READ ON →

A Canticle for Leibowitz

2600 AD - Scattered remnants of civilization smolder in the atomic ashes of an earlier century. In the wasteland of old America's desert southwest, the monks of the Order of St. Leibowitz struggle over the next twelve centuries to keep history and knowledge alive. Preserving the precious relics of their founder - the blessed blueprint, the sacred shopping list, and the holy shrine of Fallout Shelter - they cling to a slender reed of faith, hoping against faint hope that humankind might come to its senses after a second, deadly fall from grace! READ ON →

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