23 Skidoo

Civilization without any humans is pretty darn weird.

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jan 29, 2009
     Category: Destruction | Disasters | Movies | Science Fiction | 1960s | Yesterday’s Tomorrows





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The broken glasses and absence of people carry me back to one of the original Twilight Zone episodes.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/29/09 at 11:10 AM
That was pretty awesome.
There was a show about this on one of the upteen discovery channels the other day. It would take 3000 years before all traces of human life disappear.
Posted by AGFH on 01/29/09 at 12:05 PM
The video won't work for me, waaaaaaaa!!!!


Expat, I believe that was Burgess Meredith in the episode you are talking about. He is the only one to survive the bomb by taking his lunch in the bank vault to read. Then he breaks his glasses after finding the library and organizing all the books for his reading pleasure. Awesome episode.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 12:31 PM
Makes me think of The Quiet Earth.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/29/09 at 12:36 PM
That's the one, Maxx. The old TZ was some good stuff.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/29/09 at 12:58 PM
Expat - I was also a fan of The Outer Limits. Both of them were great!!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 01:00 PM
AGFH - I saw that same thing! It gets kinda eerie, doesn't it??
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 01/29/09 at 01:35 PM
KW: Loved it when The Statue of Liberty's head fell off!!!
Posted by AGFH on 01/29/09 at 01:41 PM
AGFH - I don't know if I would agree with that. 3000 years for all traces of human life to disappear. We have uncovered artifacts as old if not older than that now.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 01:52 PM
MM - it's not so much that everything would disappear; it's more that everything would be taken over by nature.

AGFH - I just loved seeing everything overrun with flora and fauna.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 01/29/09 at 01:56 PM
Oh I am sure there would be artifacts here and there, but they were talking about things like trash, chemicals, statues, etc. In the end they did wimp out and at 3000 years a new ice age started.
But I will say that it was cool how they had all human life disappear at once which meant all the cars and plans crashed.
Here is the show:
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/aftermath-population-zero-3225/Overview
Posted by AGFH on 01/29/09 at 02:01 PM
Looks interesting! Remember though that the Egyptian pyramids were built around 3000 BC, making them 5000 years old. This is also true of the South American pyramids, although most were built around 1700 BC. Some of those have been overrun with foliage but were found by persistant humans.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 02:31 PM
twilight zone is great. the question is, what event could cause mankind to disappear instantaniously? no bodies, no blood, and oddly no clothing or shoes ect, but 1 broken pair of glasses. very bizzarre.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/29/09 at 03:18 PM
patty - God with a big eraser. Don't piss him off....he just may do it!
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/29/09 at 03:20 PM
i never piss anybody off i'm a good girl. 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/29/09 at 06:06 PM
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