History YMMV / TheDayOfTheTriffids

7th Apr '15 9:39:35 AM nombretomado
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** The anti-triffid guns that [[TrailersAlwaysLie feature prominently in publicity stills but rarely on screen]] in the 1981 series. The firing effect had to be done with ChromaKey, early-1980s Chroma Key at that. It looked more like a ''DoctorWho'' energy weapon effect than the DeadlyDisc projectiles they were supposed to be, and the guns only got fired on-screen once. Averted by the actual triffid models, which look pretty good, even if the occasional close-up of someone getting hit by a stinger makes it very obvious that it's a foam-rubber prop.

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** The anti-triffid guns that [[TrailersAlwaysLie feature prominently in publicity stills but rarely on screen]] in the 1981 series. The firing effect had to be done with ChromaKey, early-1980s Chroma Key at that. It looked more like a ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' energy weapon effect than the DeadlyDisc projectiles they were supposed to be, and the guns only got fired on-screen once. Averted by the actual triffid models, which look pretty good, even if the occasional close-up of someone getting hit by a stinger makes it very obvious that it's a foam-rubber prop.
15th Sep '14 4:48:08 AM Jake
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** The anti-triffid guns that [[TrailersAlwaysLie feature prominently in publicity stills but rarely on screen]] in the 1981 series. The firing effect had to be done with ChromaKey, early-1980s Chroma Key at that. It looked more like a ''DoctorWho'' energy weapon effect than the DeadlyDisc projectiles they were supposed to be, and the guns only got fired on-screen once. Averted by the actual triffid models, which look pretty good, even if the occasional close-up of someone getting hit by a stinger makes it very obvious that it's a foam-rubber prop.
26th Aug '14 7:46:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* NightmareFuel: The Triffids and their feeding habits; even in the movie version they manage a few unsettling moments.

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The Triffids and their feeding habits; even in the movie version they manage a few unsettling moments.
26th Aug '14 7:45:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: The repeated assertions in the first part of the book that blindness is a FateWorseThanDeath come off rather ablist.
** It's not the blindness that is thought a FateWorseThanDeath, but the fact that it happened so suddenly, to so many people, and that it happens right before triffids begin their attack. Anyone in those circumstances would probably think the same.
26th Aug '14 7:44:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Torrence in the TV serial. He threatens to shoot Susan and Lucy unless Bill obeys him. He also orders Bill and Major Coker's murder and tells Jo that they were killed by Triffids before later attempting to seduce her. Twice. He makes the blind and nervous Hilda his unwilling slave and sexually harasses her, threatens to rape Jo and taunts Bill over the death of his parents.


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* MoralEventHorizon: In the 2009 TV serial, Torrence crosses it either when he orders Bill and Major Coker to be fed to Triffids to get them out of the way, or when he threatens to kill Susan and Lucy (two children) if Bill doesn't arrive at a solution to the Triffid plague.
19th May '14 2:56:06 AM Milarqui
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**It's not the blindness that is thought a FateWorseThanDeath, but the fact that it happened so suddenly, to so many people, and that it happens right before triffids begin their attack. Anyone in those circumstances would probably think the same.
6th Jan '14 4:00:54 AM LinguaViva
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* UnfortunateImplications: The repeated assertions in the first part of the book that blindness is a FateWorseThanDeath come off rather ablist.
12th Jun '13 9:31:52 PM TVRulezAgain
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** The 2009 TV drama had a scene in the hospital where Mason is confronted with blinded nurses holding squawling babies. It was unsurprisingly cut, but can be seen in the deleted scenes on the DVD.

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** The 2009 TV drama had a scene in the hospital where Mason is confronted with blinded nurses holding squawling babies. It was unsurprisingly cut, but can be seen in the deleted scenes on the DVD.DVD.
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16th Jan '13 9:16:34 PM TVRulezAgain
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* MagnificentBastard: CompleteMonster he may be but Torrence is possessed of a singular charm and wit that makes it easy to see why his men follow him so blindly.

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* MagnificentBastard: CompleteMonster he may be but Torrence is possessed of a singular charm and wit that makes it easy to see why his men follow him so blindly.
1st Nov '11 8:58:19 PM Odon
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* CompleteMonster: Torrence in the TV serial. While he helps a boy to safety on the plane, he later threatens to shoot Susan and Lucy unless Bill obeys him. He also orders Bill and Major Coker's murder and tells Jo that they were killed by Triffids before later attempting to seduce her. Twice. He makes the blind and nervous Hilda his unwilling slave and sexually harasses her, threatens to rape Jo and taunts Bill over the death of his parents.

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* CompleteMonster: Torrence in the TV serial. While he helps a boy to safety on the plane, he later He threatens to shoot Susan and Lucy unless Bill obeys him. He also orders Bill and Major Coker's murder and tells Jo that they were killed by Triffids before later attempting to seduce her. Twice. He makes the blind and nervous Hilda his unwilling slave and sexually harasses her, threatens to rape Jo and taunts Bill over the death of his parents.
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