sâmbătă, 1 august 2009

Hollywood Destroys the World

The new wave of disaster movies and TV shows isn’t about staving off the apocalypse. It’s what happens afterwards that counts... A flood of postapocalyptic stories is now headed toward movie theaters and TV screens: Expect to see characters fending off cannibals, picking up day-to-day survival techniques and struggling to maintain their humanity amid the ruins... “Day One,” a series coming to NBC in March, follows a handful of neighbors trying to survive and understand a calamity that erased the world’s infrastructure. “The Colony,” now airing on Discovery Channel, is a reality show set in an imagined end-times period in which contestants hunt for food, water and shelter after a presumed disaster. Full story:

* 2012, Hollywood, The Pentagon and NASA: 'When Worlds Collide'... The Day After Tomorrow movie and the Pentagon:
* CNN: Apocalyptic 'Knowing' hits anxious chord... A new study from the National Academy of Sciences outlines grim possibilities on Earth for a worst-case scenario solar storm... The next peak in solar activity is expected to come around 2012... The report was commissioned and funded by NASA. Experts from around the world in industry, government and academia participated: