History Film / DamnationAlley

18th Jul '16 2:26:50 PM Geoduck
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* AlienSky

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* AlienSkyAlienSky: Lots of strange zippy cloud formations.



* BaseOnWheels

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* BaseOnWheelsBaseOnWheels / BigBadassRig: The [=LandMaster=].



* CoolCar: If the [=LandMaster=] can be called a "car".
27th Mar '16 4:58:04 AM Mdumas43073
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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.

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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US U.S. Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA U.S. that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.
27th Mar '16 4:57:26 AM Mdumas43073
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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in two "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.

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WorldWarIII happens. The crew at a remote US Air Force missile base survive the war, but following an accident which kills several of them and destroys most of their supplies, the remainder decide to make their way across the country to the only part of the USA that is still inhabitable. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is a narrow strip of not-quite lethal wasteland, dubbed by the leader of the expedition as "Damnation Alley". As the name suggests, it's no picnic. They set out in two a pair of "[=LandMaster=]" armored vehicles, encountering various dangers and other survivors as they travel east.
27th Mar '16 4:54:50 AM Mdumas43073
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''Damnation Alley'' is a 1977 science-fiction thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world.

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''Damnation Alley'' is a 1977 science-fiction thriller set in a post-apocalyptic world.
world, [[InNameOnly very loosely inspired]] by the [[Literature/DamnationAlley novel of the same name]] by Creator/RogerZelazny.




Very [[InNameOnly vaguely inspired]] by the [[Literature/DamnationAlley novel of the same name]] by Creator/RogerZelazny.
27th Mar '16 4:53:45 AM Mdumas43073
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27th Apr '15 2:57:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: Only one [=LandMaster=] was actually built for the movie. One of the "twins" gets destroyed early on.



* HeyItsThatGuy: A teenage JackieEarleHaley is one of the survivors.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Minor example: the "computer guidance system" on the Landmaster was actually an advanced (for the film's production year) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments Texas Instruments]] desk calculator.
19th Apr '15 12:48:21 PM marcoasalazarm
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: Minor example: the "computer guidance system" on the Landmaster was actually an advanced (for the film's production year) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Instruments Texas Instruments]] desk calculator.
19th Apr '15 2:08:35 AM marcoasalazarm
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* RoadTripPlot: From the Nevada desert to Albany, New York (the only parent safe zone left in post-nuke America).
31st Oct '14 5:06:10 PM nlpnt
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Best known for being the blockbuster 20th Century-Fox was expecting in the summer of '77, if not [[Franchise/StarWars the one they got]].
9th Sep '14 5:54:28 PM marcoasalazarm
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* AwesomePersonnelCarrier: The [=LandMaster=]. Armed to the teeth with [[StuffBlowingUp rockets, mortars]] and [[MoreDakka machine-guns]], amphibious, large enough to hold several people comfortably (complete with bathroom and shower), an internal navigation system and radio, with a triple-wheel arrangement on each axle that allows it to go over obstacles with minimum fuzz. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26n3RsXNyKE This interview by Dean Jeffries showcases the awesome]].



* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: The cockroaches

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* AttackOfTheKillerWhatever: The cockroachescockroaches of Salt Lake City.



* SafeZoneHopeSpot: Blithely subverted with Albany.

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* HeyItsThatGuy: A teenage JackieEarleHaley is one of the survivors.
* SafeZoneHopeSpot: Blithely subverted with Albany. Although it's discussed early on that it could be this trope played straight (an automated radio broadcast, etc), the town survived.


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* WackyWaysideTribe: A small group of survivors (hinted to be cannibals) threaten the companions at one point. [[CurbStompBattle They are disposed of easily]], with a few [[BoomHeadshot head shots]], a well-thrown rock, and [[StuffBlowingUp the LandMaster's rocket launcher]].
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