History AfterTheEnd / LiveActionTV

30th Jun '16 8:07:34 PM jerkwad152
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' takes place 97 years after a nuclear holocaust destroys the Earth. the only susrvivors are the inhabitantss of a space station called "The Ark" which was cobbled together from a dozen other stations in orbit at the time of the war. The plot is about an attempt at recolonization of the Earth's surface using juvenile deliquents.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'' takes place 97 years after a nuclear holocaust destroys the Earth. the only susrvivors survivors are the inhabitantss of a space station called "The Ark" which was cobbled together from a dozen other stations in orbit at the time of the war. The plot is about an attempt at recolonization of the Earth's surface using juvenile deliquents.
25th Jun '16 6:49:47 AM WillBGood
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* ''ArkII''

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* ''Series/{{Jeremiah}}''

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* ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}''
** The show is partly set in an alternate, rustic universe where a reasonably-sized pre-industrial society exists in the midst of an incalculably-large wasteland. It's eventually determined that the Wasteland was created by the Darkness, a nuclear winter created by the Spellbinders' failed attempt at increasing power. As a result, though the Spellbinders have electromagnetic capability in the "Power Stones", they've forgotten how it works, and only really know how to use the stones to power the flying ships and powersuits.

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* ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}''
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''{{Series/Spellbinder}}'': The show is partly set in an alternate, rustic universe where a reasonably-sized pre-industrial society exists in the midst of an incalculably-large wasteland. It's eventually determined that the Wasteland was created by the Darkness, a nuclear winter created by the Spellbinders' failed attempt at increasing power. As a result, though the Spellbinders have electromagnetic capability in the "Power Stones", they've forgotten how it works, and only really know how to use the stones to power the flying ships and powersuits.



* ''Series/{{Survivors}}''

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* ''{{Woops}}''! was an actual ''sit com'' based on a small group of survivors living in a barn after a nuclear war, and the hijinks they got into.

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* ''{{Woops}}''! was an actual ''sit com'' ''sitcom'' based on a small group of survivors living in a barn after a nuclear war, and the hijinks they got into.
13th Jun '16 9:06:04 AM TheFantasyChronicler
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%%* ''ArkII''

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%%* * ''ArkII''



* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': "The Wish" causes Cordila to be transported to an AfterTheEnd world, because she wished Buffy never moved to [[HellGate Sunnydale]]

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': "The Wish" causes Cordila to be transported to an AfterTheEnd [[AfterTheEnd Post-Apocalyptic]] world, because she wished Buffy never moved to [[HellGate Sunnydale]]Sunnydale]].



* The Creator/DiscoveryChannel has a pseudo reality series based on this trope called ''The Colony'', where a group of ten people with varying skills, professions, and backgrounds band together to try and eke out a living in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment. It's filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, so you conclude the joke. The second season was set in an abandoned industrial area of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, so TruthInTelevision applies to an extent.



* The Creator/DiscoveryChannel has a pseudo reality series based on this trope called ''The Colony'', where a group of ten people with varying skills, professions, and backgrounds band together to try and eke out a living in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment. It's filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, so you conclude the joke. The second season was set in an abandoned industrial area of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, so TruthInTelevision applies to an extent.



* ''Series/TheStarlost'' takes place on a generation ship launched from an Earth that was destroyed by some unspecified disaster shortly afterward.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':



* ''Series/TheStarlost'' takes place on a generation ship launched from an Earth that was destroyed by some unspecified disaster shortly afterward.



* ''Series/WaywardPines'' [[spoiler:has the titular town turn out to be in this setting, 2000 years from now. Anyone who attempts to get to Wayward Pines, Idaho in the 21st century is targeted for an "accident", at which point he or she is placed in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to be revived some time after the town's founding in the future (usually in order of the freezing). The whole thing is a project by a scientist who predicts the end of the world and wants to preserve some humans to repopulate the world. The only humans in 4028 are the ones who survived through suspended animation. The closest things out there are the "Abbies" (short for Aberrations), feral mutated descendants of humans, who have since become the apex predator in this new world. Luckily, the town is protected by a giant wall, keeping humans in and Abbies out. Anyone who disobeys the town's rules is publicly executed, and most of the inhabitants are unaware of the truth. Only children are told the truth, as they are claimed to be the "first generation" and are forbidden from telling anyone, including their parents. Supposedly, this is because one child ended up doing that, resulting in the parents committing suicide]].



* ''Series/WaywardPines'' [[spoiler:has the titular town turn out to be in this setting, 2000 years from now. Anyone who attempts to get to Wayward Pines, Idaho in the 21st century is targeted for an "accident", at which point he or she is placed in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to be revived some time after the town's founding in the future (usually in order of the freezing). The whole thing is a project by a scientist who predicts the end of the world and wants to preserve some humans to repopulate the world. The only humans in 4028 are the ones who survived through suspended animation. The closest things out there are the "Abbies" (short for Aberrations), feral mutated descendants of humans, who have since become the apex predator in this new world. Luckily, the town is protected by a giant wall, keeping humans in and Abbies out. Anyone who disobeys the town's rules is publicly executed, and most of the inhabitants are unaware of the truth. Only children are told the truth, as they are claimed to be the "first generation" and are forbidden from telling anyone, including their parents. Supposedly, this is because one child ended up doing that, resulting in the parents committing suicide]].
18th May '16 11:54:43 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''
** [[spoiler: The 2000s version takes place "after the end" of the Colonial civilization but "before the beginning" of ours.]]
*** [[spoiler: Colonial civilization was in turn "after the end" of civilization on Kobol, which was in turn "after the end" of civilization on the original Earth. All of this has happened before, and will happen again...]]

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* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''
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Galactica|2003}}'': [[spoiler: The 2000s version takes place "after the end" of the Colonial civilization but "before the beginning" of ours.]]
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ours. Colonial civilization was in turn "after the end" of civilization on Kobol, which was in turn "after the end" of civilization on the original Earth. All of this has happened before, and will happen again...again.]]



* The Creator/DiscoveryChannel has a pseudo reality series based on this trope called ''The Colony'', where a group of ten people with varying skills, professions, and backgrounds band together to try and eke out a living in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment. It's filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, so you conclude the joke.
** The second season was set in an abandoned industrial area of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, so TruthInTelevision applies to an extent.

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* The Creator/DiscoveryChannel has a pseudo reality series based on this trope called ''The Colony'', where a group of ten people with varying skills, professions, and backgrounds band together to try and eke out a living in a simulated post-apocalyptic environment. It's filmed in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, so you conclude the joke.
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joke. The second season was set in an abandoned industrial area of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, so TruthInTelevision applies to an extent.



* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' special "Planet of the Dead", [[spoiler:the Doctor arrives on a once-inhabited world which has been turned into a wasteland by an alien invasion]].
** Also, the entire finale episode of season three explores the Earth a year after the Master has taken control of it.

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' special "Planet of the Dead", [[spoiler:the Doctor arrives on a once-inhabited world which has been turned into a wasteland by an alien invasion]].
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invasion]]. Also, the entire finale episode of season three explores the Earth a year after the Master has taken control of it.



** How advanced was the old Mongo civilization? Well, of the three moons that orbit the planet, two were constructed as giant processing stations.



** [[spoiler: Iran and North Korea were both nuked to protect the GovernmentConspiracy]], so it's not so cozy.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'', though it diverges wildly, being, not after the end of ''Earth'', but after everyone on the spaceship Red Dwarf died, except Lister, who was in stasis. Since it's 3 million years after, the characters assume that all other humans are deceased.
** The first episode was actually titled "The End". Take that as you will.

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'', though it diverges wildly, being, not after the end of ''Earth'', but after everyone on the spaceship Red Dwarf died, except Lister, who was in stasis. Since it's 3 million years after, the characters assume that all other humans are deceased.
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deceased. The first episode was actually titled "The End". Take that as you will.



* The Australian TV series ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}'' is partly set in an alternate, rustic universe where a reasonably-sized pre-industrial society exists in the midst of an incalculably-large wasteland. It's eventually determined that the Wasteland was created by the Darkness, a nuclear winter created by the Spellbinders' failed attempt at increasing power. As a result, though the Spellbinders have electromagnetic capability in the "Power Stones", they've forgotten how it works, and only really know how to use the stones to power the flying ships and powersuits.

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* ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}''
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The Australian TV series ''{{Series/Spellbinder}}'' show is partly set in an alternate, rustic universe where a reasonably-sized pre-industrial society exists in the midst of an incalculably-large wasteland. It's eventually determined that the Wasteland was created by the Darkness, a nuclear winter created by the Spellbinders' failed attempt at increasing power. As a result, though the Spellbinders have electromagnetic capability in the "Power Stones", they've forgotten how it works, and only really know how to use the stones to power the flying ships and powersuits.



* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself could be considered an "After The After The End" story - centuries before the show, humans almost destroyed themselves in a nuclear war, but then climbed their way back up to become greater than they were before. The AfterTheEnd stage, known as the Postatomic Horror, is seen in "[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Encounter at Farpoint]]" and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', although the latter is set in one of the less-wrecked areas, rural Montana.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' itself could be considered an "After The After The End" story - centuries before the show, humans almost destroyed themselves in a nuclear war, but then climbed their way back up to become greater than they were before. The AfterTheEnd stage, known as the Postatomic Horror, is seen in "[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Encounter at Farpoint]]" and ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', although the latter is set in one of the less-wrecked areas, rural Montana.''Franchise/StarTrek'':



** Likewise, it is stated that the Vulcans fought a similar world war which left their planet in ruins (and may explain the desert-like state of the planet). However, they learned to embrace logic and became a major power in the Galaxy. An episode of ''Enterprise'' reveals that the war was nuclear in nature and that the losers ended up fleeing the planet, eventually becoming Romulans.



** REMAIN INDOORS
** DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE EVENT!



* Two American TV movies made in the early 80s, ''Film/{{Testament}}'' and ''Film/TheDayAfter'', both attempted to dramatize the horrors of a nuclear war and its aftermath in as realistic a fashion as possible.
** Like the movie features ''Film/ThePostman'' and ''Film/{{Waterworld}}'', ''Testament'' had Kevin Costner in his cast too. Maybe that fact is awaiting for one of those very popular [[EpilepticTrees twisted explanations]].
** Thankfully, the only channel likely to show them nowadays is the SciFiChannel.



** These films mentioned here probably take as their basic inspiration the Khrushchev quote about nuclear war that "The living will envy the dead."
*** Just in case you need more convincing, the second half of "''Threads''" takes place in a nuclear wasteland - post-apocalypse England, which is populated mostly by ill and dying people, people scared to the point of total paranoia, and corrupt military and government officials. The narrator implies that things are MUCH worse in the US and Russia. Eventually the film fast-forwards to 10 years after the nuclear war, where the new generation is made up of thuggish, possibly retarded teenagers and sickly, often insane adults. And it's implied there may not be a generation after that [[spoiler:as a girl's reaction to the baby she's just delivered suggests that it's horribly deformed. The girl herself seems to be so educationally and mentally deprived that she seems almost not to understand what is happening to her as she gives birth and probably has no skills or understanding to enable her to care for a child even if it was healthy. And it's implied she's not unique in this.]]
9th May '16 4:30:56 AM erforce
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* In ''[[Series/{{Cleopatra2525}} Cleopatra 2525]]'', humans have been driven from the surface by terraforming machines [[AIIsACrapshoot gone rogue]] with only a few primitive villages of people who worship Baileys (those same machines). The remaining humans live in vast underground tunnels, fighting one another as well as the [[TheTerminator terminator]]-like robots called Betrayers sent by the Baileys to infiltrate the human society. Interestingly, the Baileys have fulfilled their primary programming and have restored the polluted Earth to a lush paradise. Oh, and it's made clear that the humans who live underground have forgotten much of their scientific knowledge and don't quite know how to maintain the tunnels.

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* In ''[[Series/{{Cleopatra2525}} Cleopatra 2525]]'', humans have been driven from the surface by terraforming machines [[AIIsACrapshoot gone rogue]] with only a few primitive villages of people who worship Baileys (those same machines). The remaining humans live in vast underground tunnels, fighting one another as well as the [[TheTerminator [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} terminator]]-like robots called Betrayers sent by the Baileys to infiltrate the human society. Interestingly, the Baileys have fulfilled their primary programming and have restored the polluted Earth to a lush paradise. Oh, and it's made clear that the humans who live underground have forgotten much of their scientific knowledge and don't quite know how to maintain the tunnels.
6th Jan '16 11:41:16 PM QuantumReality
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* ''Series/TheShannaraChronicles'' has shots of ruins that clearly indicate that at one time, the planet the characters are now on was at one time present-day Earth.
23rd Oct '15 5:14:57 AM calufrax
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** DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE EVENT!
30th Jun '15 10:35:50 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''

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* ''[[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Battlestar Galactica]]''''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''
16th Jun '15 6:59:07 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/WaywardPines'' [[spoiler:has the titular town turn out to be in this setting, 2000 years from now. Anyone who attempts to get to Wayward Pines, Idaho in the 21st century is targeted for an "accident", at which point he or she is placed in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to be revived some time after the town's founding in the future (usually in order of the freezing). The whole thing is a project by a scientist who predicts the end of the world and wants to preserve some humans to repopulate the world. The only humans in 4028 are the ones who survived through suspended animation. The closest things out there are the "Abbies" (short for Aberrations), feral mutated descendants of humans, who have since become the apex predator in this new world]]. Luckily, the town is protected by a giant wall, keeping humans in and Abbies out. Anyone who disobeys the town's rules is publicly executed, and most of the inhabitants are unaware of the truth. Only children are told the truth, as they are claimed to be the "first generation" and are forbidden from telling anyone, including their parents. Supposedly, this is because one child ended up doing that, resulting in the parents committing suicide]].

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* ''Series/WaywardPines'' [[spoiler:has the titular town turn out to be in this setting, 2000 years from now. Anyone who attempts to get to Wayward Pines, Idaho in the 21st century is targeted for an "accident", at which point he or she is placed in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to be revived some time after the town's founding in the future (usually in order of the freezing). The whole thing is a project by a scientist who predicts the end of the world and wants to preserve some humans to repopulate the world. The only humans in 4028 are the ones who survived through suspended animation. The closest things out there are the "Abbies" (short for Aberrations), feral mutated descendants of humans, who have since become the apex predator in this new world]].world. Luckily, the town is protected by a giant wall, keeping humans in and Abbies out. Anyone who disobeys the town's rules is publicly executed, and most of the inhabitants are unaware of the truth. Only children are told the truth, as they are claimed to be the "first generation" and are forbidden from telling anyone, including their parents. Supposedly, this is because one child ended up doing that, resulting in the parents committing suicide]].
16th Jun '15 6:58:54 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/WaywardPines'' [[spoiler:has the titular town turn out to be in this setting, 2000 years from now. Anyone who attempts to get to Wayward Pines, Idaho in the 21st century is targeted for an "accident", at which point he or she is placed in [[HumanPopsicle suspended animation]] to be revived some time after the town's founding in the future (usually in order of the freezing). The whole thing is a project by a scientist who predicts the end of the world and wants to preserve some humans to repopulate the world. The only humans in 4028 are the ones who survived through suspended animation. The closest things out there are the "Abbies" (short for Aberrations), feral mutated descendants of humans, who have since become the apex predator in this new world]]. Luckily, the town is protected by a giant wall, keeping humans in and Abbies out. Anyone who disobeys the town's rules is publicly executed, and most of the inhabitants are unaware of the truth. Only children are told the truth, as they are claimed to be the "first generation" and are forbidden from telling anyone, including their parents. Supposedly, this is because one child ended up doing that, resulting in the parents committing suicide]].
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