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brilliant writing

hammernerdneil writes about Survivors

Terry Nation


TV: Survivors.
Creator: Terry Nation

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

Another fantastic SF concept.Scared the hell out of averry young lad from the 70S.Terry Nations idea is simple what would happen if most of the uk was wiped out by a disease with no cure.Still a relevant idea now and still scary!!

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

About 6 or 7 years old with my family.

Recollection and revelations

Watched it with my family as a young lad of about 6 or 7 years old still have memories of sitting in the living room enraptured by this programme.Watched these again recently apart from the clothes this hasnt dated very much at all.I live on an island inn Scotland and on some quiet days whem im out and there is no one around i can get a feeling of what it would be like to live in the aftermath of this kind.Had a profound effect on my life.

Before this...

Dr who

A fledgling SF fan just finding my feet(so to speak)

After This

Day of the triffids.I am Legend

Both have the atmosphere of of desolation and lonlieness.Both excellent writing.

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"Exposes the shallowness of the lazy critical orthodoxy."

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