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Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:26 am
by wa5
Just received my copy of Terry Nation's' "Survivors"... only about 20 pages in, very very good :)

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:42 am
by wa5
Does anybody recall a 1981 mini series called "Goliath Awaits", not exactly PA, I know, but a story about survivors just the same..

The Goliath was a British Luxury liner that was torpedoed in the opening days of WW2, when she went down, a number of people were trapped in the wreck.

They rigged some technology to supply air and power... Fuelled by a million barrels of oil on board the ship, but, after 40 years, the oil is running out, and the heat transfer system that the crew are working on, doesnt work...

They are found by a naval team, who wish to recover / destry sensative documents from the ship, who are suprised to find people living in the ship... Some of the ships residents arent thrilled to be rescued... some of them have secrets... ... re=related

I havnt seen this since 81, and I know that I may be recalling it with rose coloured glasses, but I liked it, thought some of you might too....

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:14 am
by wa5
Not sure if linking commercial items is frowned upon (if it is, please remove the link, and sorry for the inconvenience)..

But I thought these were kind of cool..

I dont know if the "My family" thing is big in other countries, but in Australia, every second idiot has a little white stick figure family on the back window of thier car....

if you absolutely have to have this on your car.... how about a Zombie version.. ... 2a194be20f

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:37 am
by wa5 ... 2-07-24_PM

"Robot Restaurant", A Japanese theme restaurant, women in a neon tank, giant fembots and more women battleing while you eat a crappy boxed dinner...

apparently the show is pretty good

3000 yen entry fee for show and a pretty basic feed.. about $40. (I think)

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:03 am
by wa5
Just spent more money on books and vids that should have went to fortifying my home and securing weapons...

"A wrinkle in the skin" by John Christopher (the death of grass/ no blade of grass .. and the Tripods series.. No, I havnt got those ones yet :))... Earthquake take out Britain, caused by oil drilling in the Channel. was leant this by a substitute teacher in high school and have been looking for it for years..

"The white Plague" by Frank Herbert ... I had never heard of this, mad scientist wipes out all women in England and Ireland after his wife and daughter are killed by the IRA....

"The fifth horseman" by Walter Harris. Massive earthquake takes out England. Read this in Highschool, been looking for a copy for 30 odd years :)

"the Last Ship" by William Brinkley, An account of the last US navy ship afloat after Nuclear war.

and a few DVDs
I finally bought a copy of Quiet Earth and Goodbye Pork Pie (a road movie directed by Geoff Murphy in 1979)... Bruno Lawrence is in it too..

Diary of the Dead . and Carriers...

Not PA but also bought John Wyndhams' "Jizzle" and "A sense of Wonder" a book of sci fi short stories to which Mr Wyndham also contributes.

Welll, thats my social life taken care of for a while. :)

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:49 am
by wa5
Some of my purchases have arrived today, One of the items I ordered was a book by Frank Herbert called the White Plague.

At least I thought it was a book, it turned out to be a spoken work book cassette.. (My fault, I didnt read the whole description.. but the heading said "The White Plague, Frank Herbert, 1986, Book).. narrated by Bradford Dillman... a name I was not familliar with.. when Escape from the planet of the apes began on TV tonight (they are having a bit of an apes marathon.. Alien/s was last week) who should appear on screen but Bradford Dillman.... an interesting coincidence.

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:02 pm
by donc48
Is this the same guy who wrote "The Rats"? In the 1980's he wrote a whole series of books about mutant rats one of which was after WWIII. All the Rat books books rate four stars in my book. I have to go find out thanks for the head up. :mrgreen:

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:56 am
by wa5
Frank Herbert is best known for the "Dune" Series.. havn't heard of the books about Rats

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:33 am
by Jeff
There is a bit of confusion here (as sometimes happens)...James Herbert wrote the books The Fog, The Dark, '48, The Rats, Lair...etc, etc. I lucked into all of his novels in hardcover at a yardsale for $10 in the spring...good reading and re-reading as some of them I had read quite a few years ago. Friggn' bookshelves are gettin' cramped! 8-) Enjoy!!

Re: Hello is anybody there?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:46 am
by donc48
Thanks Jeff, I got on Amazon and discovered my error. Your right about how good James books are anybody looking for a good non Zombie PA book Domain by James Herbert is great one. :mrgreen: