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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby Jeff » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:39 am

I believe the only Herbert book not in the collection I bought was The White Plague...hmmm...now it's on the list to find. I'm not much for 'net buying, but have been known to waste/spend rainy days in used book stores, sometimes I actually have my list.
I'm presently lookng for books I've had in the past and am no longer in possesion of. Malevil by Robert Merle is one and the original Warner Books paperback version of Night of the Living Dead. Here's the covers of the versions I had...http://www.flickr.com/photos/voodooking ... 535031196/

http://theguildedearlobe.wordpress.com/ ... holocaust/

The second link has 2 in its top ten that I haven't read... :shock: ...and the list gets added to once again. 8-)

The Rats trilogy by Herbert is nicely contained in one book, and '48 is a PA\ alt-history that was very enjoyable! Winter is coming...written entertainment is needed, too!
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Just puttin' in time waitin' for The Walking Dead...could they shamble any slower, really.
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby zombiemomma175 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:03 pm

love the new author, Thomas A Watson
wow! BLUE PLAGUE: The Fall was Amazing!
I was lucky enough to get it on kindle when it was free, but wouldn't have minded paying $3.95.
I can say I will be downloading his next book as soon as he releases it.
Thinking about ordering the paperback
just in case when TSHTF and I have some downtime, I'll be able to read this book over and over.
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby wa5 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:59 am

Goodbye Gerry Anderson, Thankyou for Space 1999, and all the other cool Sci fi you gave us.
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby wa5 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:34 am

Watching "Blindness" on late night TV at the moment.

Saw the first episode of Under the Dome, last week (less than a day after the US... TV stations are learning). Looks promising, we'll wait and see.

Saw WWZ today, why must screen writers go for the "easy cure"? The Shovel weapon worked, why mess with it?.. The 1961 and 2009 versions of Day of the Triffids were changed ruined by easy cures.. Salt water in the former and Triffid poison to the eyes in the later (though in both cases, screenwriters took so many liberties that the original, that the "easy cure" was the least of thier problems.).
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby donc48 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:36 am

Didn't they use salt water in the DOTT novel? If I recall they where trapped in the lighthouse under siege by The Triffids they used a fire hose spewing salt water and the Triffids dissolved. I keep thinking that it's the same ending used in the 1961 movie so I might be getting the two confused it's been a while since I read the book. Could you tell us more about Blindness? We here on the other side of the pond have not seen the recent BBC remake of Day of the Triffids. I know folks think it's trash but still would like to see it. I wasn't impressed with Survivors but I thought the premise was interesting they should have went another way with it. On easy endings I agree I don't understand the heart ache some people have over WWZ. If you haven't read the book you more than likely liked the move, if you read the book and kept an open mind about the movie you more then likely liked the movie. If you liked the book and wanted the book to be like the move you hated the movie if you wanted nonstop Zombie action you hated the movie. The cure in WWZ made sense especially of you're a Zombie. Plot holes I don't even notice them anymore if you want entertainment that make sense and is plot hole free then stay away from Hollywood Blockbusters :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby wa5 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:04 am

The 1961 movie certainly had Triffids Disolving with Salt water in the Lighthouse... The Book didnt come up with a cure.. One of the reasons Bills' Group were invited to Cokers' Island.. so he could take part in research to find a way to wipe em out... They had to flee Shirning Farm earlier than planned due to the appearance of the red headed soldier/standover man/thug, Torrence.

SPOILER ALERT DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS 09... and a bit on the cure in WWZ..............
The 09 Remake of DOTT. was awful. Triffids turned into powerful monsters that could get through just about any building / vehicle to reach thier prey. Ms Durrant morphed into a Nun that had a "deal" going with the local triffids.. they would leave her Church alone if she sent out a sacrifice every now and then.. Bills father was working on a way to wipe out the triffids by sending out sterile spores (so their seed couldnt germinate or some such)... and had a female plant inside an iron cell... of course.. it got him....

In the battle royale at the end of the show (involving Torrence (whose name comes from the London street in which his jet crashes), Bill remembered being in Africa as a child and being attacked by triffids there.... the local tribesmen poured triffid venom into his eyes so the plants couldnt see him... So he and Jo do the same thing IE pour triff poison into thier eyes throygh the same wooden mask the tribesmen had used when he was a child.. and live happily ever after.. invisible from their foes.... maybe they shack up in the same neighbourhood as Brad Pitt :)..... it did have some good special effects... the comet scenes were pretty good I thought.

Pretty sure "Blindness" has been reviewed here... people start going blind. and the government isolates them in a crappy institution incase its catching.. they are given food and thats about it... film covers the fall of society inside thier prison. which degenerates into mob rule. one woman who remains sighted goes into the blind prison with her partner.. to care for him. when they finally break out.. they find the rest of the city has also fallen blind... at the end.. one of the group regains her sight...
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby donc48 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:09 am

Wa5 Thanks of setting me strait on DOTT. As I said before it been a while since I read the book but I've seen the 1961 movie a couple of times, its pretty dated . I think I need to PU DOTT and read it again. The remake sounds as bad as I hear, typical BBC take a good idea and run it into a ditch. Any idea what's with those guys? DOTT is one of those books I wish they would do a movie of and stay with the book. Unlike WWZ DOTT is doable as a movie, and conforms to the basic tenant of storytelling get your MC into a situation and get him or her out of it. That basic tenant of story telling seems to be lost in Books and movies but mostly movies. BTW was anybody surprised when it was announced WWZ was going to made into a movie? :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby wa5 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:32 am

There was a Day of the Triffids mini series made in 1981.. as true to the book as it could be given budget and time constraints.. its available through ebay etc... and wont be expensive... I was thinking of sending my copy to Mr Pitt so he could see how it should be done (book to movie adaptation).. wonder if anybody will do a version of JL Bournes Day by Day series.

It might be damning with faint praise, but I didnt hate Pitts movie, seen as a stand alone actioner it was ok... (but could have been so much better) ... only really sucked when you compared it to WWZ the book.

heres a link to DOTT 1981
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Day-of-the-T ... 1184wt_717

do yourself a favour... if you are a Triffid fan.. get this.
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby donc48 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:38 pm

You had me at JL Bournes Day by Day series. I have the audio book for book one, I haven't gotten to book two or three. No they wont make a movie out of it I think the Zombie fad is starting to fade ,and Day by Day is just to freaking good. I found the 1981 DOTT mini series on You tube. It's split up into twenty some odd parts six to five minutes long two hours and 39 minutes. I saw Downfall before it appeared on Netflix and the whole H++ series that way ( H++ is a surprisingly good watch BTW) Downfall is a must watch for any WWII buff even though I don't buy the ending (It was based on a book by Hitler's AA try having that on your CV). :mrgreen:
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Re: Hello is anybody there?

Postby wa5 » Fri Jul 05, 2013 2:59 am

For any Aussie Stephen King Fans.. Dolans Cadilac will be showing tonight on ONE. at 9.30... didnt even know it had been made into a movie...
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