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Terry Nation's Survivors - Series 3

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  1. Rasczak

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    Great news - Terry Nation's Survivors - Series 3 will be released on DVD this November :clap: The lack of news had me concerned but the person involved in preparing the discs has confirmed they are now inbound:

    See here for details!

    Series 3 is, IMHO, by far the best of the three (don't be put off by the dull series 2) - the 'survivors' actually stop dying and start trying to live/rebuild again!
     
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    I liked the first series , thought the second was like watching paint dry.
     
  3. Rasczak

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    Agreed. The third series is better - more mobile - much like the first.
     
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    all the series were complete bish!
    1 in 10,000 survived, that's one person per town, how long would it take you to eat all the dried and tinned goods in your local supermarket? 10 years + (tinned goods are still edible after 25 years)

    yet the few survivors ran out of everything in 1 year
     
  5. Rasczak

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    Have you thought about the logistics/problems associated with entering a major city even several weeks after 99% of the population died? The rotting corpes would cause the city to be overrun by vermin creating a wide risk of infection from a whole host of diseases. How many of the survivors would have had the knowledge of how to use NBCD gear? Or even where to find working, non-training sets?

    On top of this it can be assummed that law and order would breakdown in the intrim period between the infection getting hold and the final quiet of the death - thus it is safe to say that there must have been substantive looting/raiding/hording of supplies.

    It is also quite likely that following the death a series of local powerstruggles would occur making a trip into the city dangerous. And as diesel/petrol became harder to find people would, as before the industrial revolution, become trapped by geography.

    Of course there are large country stores - but these would be systematically raided by 'organised' Survivors....
     
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    The risk from rotting corpses (assuming they have not died from a disease that you are not immune to) is comparatively minor.Main risk would be from typhoid if you drank from contaminated water supplies but as long as you didn't go eating any of the dead you'd be at little risk from serious disease.

    Bit whiffy though.
     
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    Wasn't the 2nd series more agricultural But remember the one well with Patrick Troughton on the barge. I enjoyed them all and was happy to see them on UK Gold a bit back good theme tune as well.
     
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    Yes - concentrated on showing how the 'survivors' were scrapping out a living. And accordingly it proved the least popular - the dying and rebuilding themes of the 1st/3rd series is much better.

    ...but it's the vermin it attracts that carries the risks. You only have to compare a modern farm with decent waste management to one that doesn't to see the effect it can have. Imagine that 1000 times worse...
     

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