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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    This is one of those "look at the shows made before* Road Warrior, then look at the shows made after..." situations. The shows before often just feature ruined cities and nature untrammeled by man, those that come after are all desert wastelands.

    Granted, this may have more to do with the the collapse of détente, but the Road Warrior movie is what I generally blame.



    * This includes Mad Max! Which is why I suspect it was the collapse of détente that shifted the world of Mad Max from economic destabilization and insurgence of criminality as it's dystopian themes, to aftermath of war that shifted the global climate into apocalyptic desert wastes.
    Which shows are you referring to? You're out before the mid 80s, so my attention to such details is sketchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ovinomancer View Post
    Which shows are you referring to? You're out before the mid 80s, so my attention to such details is sketchy.
    Only the ones I've seen and so can confirm the relative 'sandyness' of... note I'm skipping movies that are distinctly 'apocalypse', as in, they only take place during the initial beginning of the end, such as Night of the Living Dead (1968), but am including the ones that deal with survival or civilization after the beginning, such as Dawn of the Dead (1978) which is set 3 weeks after the dead start walkin and the government has collapsed.



    Movies - Distinctly Unsandy:

    Day the World Ended (1955)
    World Without End (1956)
    On the Beach (1959) - Yes, despite 'beach' being in the title...
    The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
    Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)
    Last Woman on Earth (1960)
    The Creation of the Humanoids (1962)
    The Day of the Triffids (1962)
    In the Year 2889 (1967)
    The Last Man on Earth (1964)/The Ωmega Man (1971)
    Planet of the Apes (1968) (the whole Planet of the Apes series actually)
    The Bed Sitting Room (1969)
    Gas-s-s-s (1970)
    No Blade of Grass (1970)
    Glen and Randa (1971)
    The Noah (1975)
    Black Moon (1975)
    Logan's Run (1976)
    Dawn of the Dead (1978)
    Ravagers (1979)
    H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come (1979)
    A Thief in the Night (1972)/A Distant Thunder (1978)/Image of the Beast (1981) - One of the few 'Rapture' post-apoc film series.
    The Ultimate Warrior (1975)
    Where Have All the People Gone? (1974)
    Wizards (1977)
    Zardoz (1974)
    Escape from New York (July 1981)

    Note: Mad Max (1979) is missing from this list as it's setting is a dystopia, not post-apocalyptic.



    Movies - Sandyness Indeterminate:

    Damnation Alley (1977) - Decidedly sandy for much of it, but it's 'death valley' sandy in which there are plants about, also the end destination of the survivors is decidedly lush with greenery.
    Soylent Green (1973) - Theoretically sandy, in that the biosphere has collapsed and food production cannot sustain the world's population. But you never see a lick of sand.
    Road Warrior (December 1981) - Yeah, I know I said it's 'sandy', but having just reskimmed it, it's really only the scenes at the refinery that are distinctly "desert wasteland chic". Everywhere else is as 'sandy' as Mad Max (1979) (which is to say, not particularly lush, but a far cry better than Death Valley). So, I'm really back to thinking it's actually the "collapse of détente" thing that led to an upsurge of distinctly sandy post-apoc movies that lasted until the midish 90s.



    Movies - So Sandy Your Teeth Will Scritch Watching It:

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)
    Silent Running (1972) - Included only because... fuck you, it's a great movie.
    A Boy and His Dog (1975) - Yes, despite there being trees waaaaaaaaaaaay off in the distance of some scenes. It's supposed to a desert wasteland post-apoc.



    TV Shows - Unsanded:

    Genesis II (1973)/Planet Earth (1974)/Strange New World (1976) - Gene Roddenberry's repeated attempts at getting an anti-feminist post-apoc tv show on the air.
    Planet of the Apes (1974)/Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975)
    The Changes (1975)
    Survivors (1975-1977)
    Ark II (1976)
    Thundarr the Barbarian (Oct 1980-Oct 1981)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post


    Movies - So Sandy Your Teeth Will Scritch Watching It:
    You could grade the sandiness of movies by grit level like sandpaper. 40-60 grit, 100 grit, upwards of 240 grit, etc.
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    The Khafiends made an amusing little Wasteland/post-apoc commercial.



    Can personally vouch for quality of product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Oh... and I watched Bird Box. Just skip it. I mean, okay, if you enjoy terrible post-apoc movies, go ahead, catch it. But don't expect it to be good.
    Reminded me of The Happening
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