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<b>DR STRANGELOVE, 1964 </b><br><br>When a rogue US general orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, the country responds by warning that it possesses a doomsday device selfprogrammed to carry out a massive retaliatory strike, which, after a series of darkly comical interludes in the plot, it does. Stanley Kubrick's satirical masterwork also has Peter Sellers playing three different roles.

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December 15, 2012


DR STRANGELOVE, 1964

When a rogue US general orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, the country responds by warning that it possesses a doomsday device selfprogrammed to carry out a massive retaliatory strike, which, after a series of darkly comical interludes in the plot, it does. Stanley Kubrick's satirical masterwork also has Peter Sellers playing three different roles.

<b>THE TERMINATOR SERIES, 1984-2009 </b><br><br>While the nuclear doomsday scenario that forms the backdrop of this hit franchise finally comes to pass only in the third movie of the series, it is the dominant theme in every film. A cyborg 'terminator' goes back in time to kill, and later to protect (in parts two and three) John Connor, the leader of the human resistance. But despite everyone's best efforts, the world nukes itself in the third instalment and we get to contemplate Armageddon by PC.

The show goes on

December 15, 2012


THE TERMINATOR SERIES, 1984-2009

While the nuclear doomsday scenario that forms the backdrop of this hit franchise finally comes to pass only in the third movie of the series, it is the dominant theme in every film. A cyborg 'terminator' goes back in time to kill, and later to protect (in parts two and three) John Connor, the leader of the human resistance. But despite everyone's best efforts, the world nukes itself in the third instalment and we get to contemplate Armageddon by PC.

<b>PLANET OF THE APES SERIES, 1968-1973, AND 2011 </b><br><br>The five-part franchise, though mostly memorable only for the 1968 first film with Charlton Heston chewing up the scenery, was based on French author Pierre Boulle's dystopian 1963 novel. It presents a strange world dominated by intelligent apes and cavemen-like humans relegated to the status of caged animals and slaves. The final reveal is when the post-apocalyptic bit drops, and it's there the sequels take off from. A rather good prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, came out last year and tries to fill in the backstory of how our simian cousins got to be so smart in the first place. Sequels to this prequel are now awaited.

The show goes on

December 15, 2012


PLANET OF THE APES SERIES, 1968-1973, AND 2011

The five-part franchise, though mostly memorable only for the 1968 first film with Charlton Heston chewing up the scenery, was based on French author Pierre Boulle's dystopian 1963 novel. It presents a strange world dominated by intelligent apes and cavemen-like humans relegated to the status of caged animals and slaves. The final reveal is when the post-apocalyptic bit drops, and it's there the sequels take off from. A rather good prequel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, came out last year and tries to fill in the backstory of how our simian cousins got to be so smart in the first place. Sequels to this prequel are now awaited.

<b>DEEP IMPACT AND ARMAGEDDON, 1998 </b><br><br>If Hollywood was your guide to the universe and everything in it, then 'end time' was the surely the summer of 1998. Two films with big budgets and the same idea arrived that summer to hammer home the possibility that the end was nigh, and that it would be brought on by an icy ball of death hurtling through space, intent on destroying us all. Unless, that is, Bruce Willis and a bunch of American redneck miners were on hand to save us from this comet (in the rather subtly titled Armageddon), or, well, we coul;d just grin and bear it, as the comet slammed into Earth and we must look to survive the fallout from this gift from the heavens (Deep Impact).

The show goes on

December 15, 2012


DEEP IMPACT AND ARMAGEDDON, 1998

If Hollywood was your guide to the universe and everything in it, then 'end time' was the surely the summer of 1998. Two films with big budgets and the same idea arrived that summer to hammer home the possibility that the end was nigh, and that it would be brought on by an icy ball of death hurtling through space, intent on destroying us all. Unless, that is, Bruce Willis and a bunch of American redneck miners were on hand to save us from this comet (in the rather subtly titled Armageddon), or, well, we coul;d just grin and bear it, as the comet slammed into Earth and we must look to survive the fallout from this gift from the heavens (Deep Impact).

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