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Christopher Webster [Cathode Ray Mission 12.10.09] Tuvalu post apocalyptic news gallery

The BBC have released a ton of great new stills for their reboot of one of my favorite novels of all time, "The Day of the Triffids." No plants to be seen yet, but still an impressive apocalyptic gallery to say the least.

The new two-part adaption of John Wyndham's post-apocalyptic vision is screening on December 28 and 29 so set your TiVos.

In the not too distant future, man's search for an alternative fuel supply leads him to uncover the ominous Triffid, a crop now cultivated for its fuel that seems to have a life of its own. But when billions of humans are mysteriously blinded, the Triffids find their way out of captivity. Free to roam the planet with a fatal sting, and a retributive taste for human flesh, the Triffids begin rapid breeding.

Now Dr Bill Masen (Dougray Scott) must lead the brave in their epic battle against the Triffids' reign of terror in what could be the last days of mankind.

The new mini-series has a pretty stellar cast. It stars Dougray Scott, Joely Richardson, Brian Cox, Vanessa Redgrave, Eddie Izzard and Jason Priestley.

Stills after the break.

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Damob (11 years ago) Reply

This will work If the BBC learned thier lesson after the abortion that was the 'Survivors' remake. They need to take the genre seriously and stop churning out stuff with 'broad appeal' For the 'teatime slot.' For an organisation that is often forward thinking, they can drag thier heels for a long time on certain pre-conceptions


Kresh (11 years ago) Reply

This could be good! I quite enjoyed the book, so I'll be happy to watch when this comes out.


Ben Austwick (11 years ago) Reply

Got to try and see this! I remember the 80s BBC Triffids adaptation well (wow, did that give me nightmares), hope this keeps the same high standard.


projectcyclops (11 years ago) Reply

I remember the 80's series well, picked it up on dvd last year, and it's miles better than the dodgy film version (although not perfect). Hope this adaptation will stick to the book too - and what a cast! I could watch Brian Cox read from the phone book tbh.


wilcoy (11 years ago) Reply

The story is timeless...bring it on... look for the release...feed me more, Seymour!


Anonymous (11 years ago) Reply

There's a few clips on the BBC website, looks like it has a decent budget, though from the episode synopsis it sounds like there's been some tampering with the story- episode 2 features Bill and his father looking for a way to sterilize triffids?? Hmmm...

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