Life After People: Season 2
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2.01 - Wrath of God *** Overall a okay episode (compared to any other LAP episode) I'm disappointed that they didn't concentrate on other religious monuments/other religions (Jerusalem, Dome on the Rock, the Kaaba/Mecca, Buddhist/Tao/Shinto shrines, Buddha statues, etc) It was interesting learning what would happen to the Crystal Cathedral and the statue of the Redeemer. This ep also talks about snakes and black cats (since they were seen as symbols of Satan) along with sheepdogs (the puppies are freaking adorable) Why sheepdogs, you ask? Well, they protect a FLOCK (this was actually milked quite a bit by the writers for puns), and the Latin word for shepherd is pastor. Fascinating, no?
2.02 - Toxic Revenge ** Rather disappointing, actually. They talked about radiation, chlorine, and methane. The parts focusing on poisons was cool to watch, and the town with all the sinkholes was gnarly. But there's plenty of other poisons (mercury, household chemicals, chemicals at factories, etc) It was just mainly three different poisons they talked about and that's it :(
2.03 - Crypt of Civilization *** Fairly interesting episode, talking about safes, time capsules, etc. Only they didn't say what would HAPPEN to the time capsules with no one to open them.Read more ›
10 Episodes on 2 Discs, released Tuesday, July 27
If you liked "2012" and don't mind having it happen a little slower, check out "Life After People." It's a series that clarifies at the beginning of every episode that it does not know what would possibly wipe out all of humanity at once, but if everyone suddenly disappeared tomorrow, here are what the effects might be. It mostly follows the destruction of man-made architecture, objects, art, food, pets, and animals taking over.
There are two things that make this series great. One is the overly dramatic narrator who always puts things into perspective. He compares the destruction of a building or food going to waste as "perishing" or being murdered. It isn't the "end of" or "downfall of" any one thing, but a much more emotional response such as "the death of" or comments like "this kitchen where no meal will ever be prepared again." The narrator personifies inanimate objects by giving them emotions so that we too will be crushed if a building collapses.
The other aspect that makes this series thoroughly entertaining is the amazing CGI effects simulating what specific buildings falling down or exploding or flooding would look like in all its Blu-Ray glory. I watch entire episodes just for glimpses of this destruction to get my "2012"-like fix of disaster! The sequences are short, few, and far-between but definitely satisfy the need. Watching sequences of grass growing over highways in the city reminds me so much of "I Am Legend" and other CGI-friendly aftermath of destruction films.
One of the most interesting and also horrifying episodes is one based on what would happen to food as well as food-themed art and architecture.Read more ›
Ask yourself: What would happen to the possessions I leave behind? I've moved to a new house, and my sad realization is that 95% of what I own I never use. Maybe 98%.
In other words I could toss nearly everything.
What is it about this surplus of material possessions we have?
And what happens to it after we are gone?
The History Channel tries to show the answers, using expert guesses about the future, and commentary about the actual past. Like the Salton Sea. From 15,000 residents in the 70s to a few hundred today.
I think I will vacation there in the Salton Sea, soon-- and see the future of Palm Springs?
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Excellent content; will recommend this product to family and friends. Thank you very much for offering it for sale.Published 22 days ago by James F M Baur Jr
Life After People is a great TV series I could watch the episodes over and over again.Published 1 month ago by Matthew
if this is the future we are heading for even if we are still here.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Worth every penny! I specifically purchased this for the "Last Supper" to show my biology classes. But there is so much more that applies across the curriculum. Read morePublished 12 months ago by P. O'Brien