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Posted: 25 November 2008 at 14:19 | IP Logged Quote Rodders

Anybody watching this 6-part series on BBC?

It's a bit cheesy in places but I find the subject very interesting. I think us Westerners are so far removed from nature that we'd find it very hard to cope with life without even the most basic of luxuries - running water.

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Posted: 25 November 2008 at 19:34 | IP Logged Quote Colgrin

I only saw the first part on Sunday...a bit cliched, been done a zillion times
before, but well acted and as Rodders said, the subject is undeniably
intriguing.

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Posted: 25 November 2008 at 20:37 | IP Logged Quote Rodders

Do you think you'd survive Colgrin?

I don't think I'd want to. In many ways I'd be glad to see the human race brought back to reality (i.e. we're just another species of animal) but on the other, I'd be gutted to have lost so many people close to me.

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Posted: 25 November 2008 at 21:31 | IP Logged Quote Colgrin

I don't know Rodders,

I think the natural instinct for self preservation would have rather a big say
about it.

I know one thing, think of all the Ferraris begging to be liberated!

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Posted: 25 November 2008 at 22:09 | IP Logged Quote Rodders

OK, tonight's episode wasn't nearly as clichéd.

I think self-preservation would kick in, but would it be "at all costs"? In other words, would you tread on others to get what you wanted?

Personally, I'm with Abby in that "if it comes to fighting, then I'd rather not live".

 

My god, I hate the fact that I'm getting into a fictitious TV program.

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Posted: 26 November 2008 at 02:20 | IP Logged Quote Colgrin

Self-preservation doesn't just mean dod eat dog, though undoubtedly some
may reduce themselves to that.

I missed tonights episode, but like the mother said in the first episode any
real chances of survival would be more possible with co-operation rather
than conflict.

Where conflict would arise, I'd like to think that I'd fight, after all what was
the point of surviving up to that point if you're just going to lay down when
it matters.

Of course, this is just speculation, but It is an interesting thing to consider.

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Posted: 28 November 2008 at 17:36 | IP Logged Quote Jenny

Something I've considered on and off over the years.

As a teenager and in my twenties it was still the cold war era and as kids it was inferred that the 4 minute warning could happen at any time. Some people got quite caught up in it, here and in the US where they ran the 'duck and cover' information films for people of all ages.

I'm still not sure if I would want to survive, it would depend on quite what caused the problem and what we were left with.

When I was young the thought of pregnancy with little or no medical help was high on my list of problems. Nowadays it would be whether I thought I was fit enough to survive with all the hard work it would entail once fuel, food and other supplied began to dwindle.

Also, having thought about it, I think I am hard nosed enough to shoot someone if I had to, to defend myself.

If it ever happens and I'm not in my dotage, I'll see you are the nearest source of weapons, on route to finding a new defendable and workable home.



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Posted: 29 November 2008 at 22:03 | IP Logged Quote Mouse

Funny how everyone parked their car 'somewhere' before going off .......wouldn't they be everywhere? Also in the supermarkets (why why are they still going to supermarkets) anyway, wouldn't it all be very smelly (after 3 months) and wouldn't it all have gone to mush?? The floors would be slippy? But, having had my rant I am enjoying it. Sadly I do think the 'gun' people would be just like that (worse)??
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Posted: 30 November 2008 at 01:24 | IP Logged Quote Jenny

I couldn't help thinking that even if everyone has been asked to go home and be calm the street would have been full of vehicles. Probably would have cost more, although slimey supermarket floors shouldn't have cost much.



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Posted: 01 December 2008 at 20:20 | IP Logged Quote blip

A modern day spanish/bird flu possibility, on which it was based, was a very real possibilty, that somehow thank gOD was nipped in the bud this time round. I missed the first few eps, so recently watched the whole series to date on i-player and found it thought provoking, though some of the acting was a little wooden. Great idea though!  

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