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Survivors
38 episodes (1975-1977) 60m


Post-apocalyptic survival story about groups of middle-class Brits trying to preserve the last remnants of civilisation. Creator Terry Nation (of Doctor Who fame) depicts a sombre atmosphere that looks like it came straight out of the pages of a John Wyndham novel. Significant cast changes between seasons caused some serious continuity problems.





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Logan's Run
13 episodes (1977-1978) 60m


Despite the fact the 1976 feature film seemed to have already said it all, television had another crack at this story of the inhabitants of a futuristic city who unwittingly face euthanasia while young adults. A man and a woman go in search of a better deal and tackle the outside world for thirteen episodes. Looking better with time and surprisingly endurable.





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The Day of the Triffids
6 episodes (1981) 30m


A superb BBC adaptation of the classic John Wyndham 'cosy catastrophe'. When a meteorite shower causes mass blindness carnivorous plants go on the rampage against their human masters. As typical for BBC productions, the SFX are pretty basic and the dialogue can be a bit plodding at times. Had enough going for it, however, to put a 2009 remake on the drawing board.





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Earth 2
22 episodes (1994-1995) 60m


Steven Spielberg's small-screen woes continued with the short-lived Earth 2. The remnants of humankind survive in space after Earth becomes uninhabitable. An advance team heads off to an Earth-like planet to pave the way for colonists. A crash-landing forces them to make their own way to 'New Pacifica', facing perils along the way. Even Tim Curry's talents couldn't save it.





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Jeremiah
34 episodes (2002-2004) 60m


Luke Perry stars as the title character in this series based on the European comic book of the same name. A deadly epidemic which wiped out all beyond puberty leaves the survivors in a bad way. Jeremiah teams with sidekick Kurdy to make his way through the decadence and work on creating a new and better world. The darkness and pessimism did not gel with modern sci-fi audiences.





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Falling Skies
52 episodes (2011-2015) 60m


Executive producer Steven Spielberg finally gets a taste of small-screen success with this terrific post-apocalyptic alien invasion story. An assortment of super-cool aliens (Mechs, Skitters and Overlords) wipe out 90% of the planet's population and set about installing obedience devices in 8-18 year olds. The story follows the resistance movement's Second Massachusetts regiment.





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The 100
100 episodes (2014-2020) 60m


Set ninety-seven years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing humanity's lone survivors sends one hundred juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet. Basically a soap full of good looking young people having relationship problems while dealing with the new disaster that each season brings. Has its moments.





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The Handmaid's Tale
46+ episodes (2017-pres) 60m


In a dystopian near-future, a totalitarian and Christian-fundamentalist government rules amidst an ongoing civil war and subjugates women. Widespread infertility due to environmental contamination has resulted in the conscription of young fertile womenócalled Handmaids, according to biblical precedent, who are assigned to the homes of the elite. Based on the novel by Margaret Atwood.


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