EMP Motivated Premise
When the effects of an (Hollywood variety) EMP are central to the premise of a work
The EMP has become a standard weapon of choice for forces in a story that want to drive their target into a pre-technological state or at least significantly weaken them without an outright nuking. While many, many stories have an EMP in the mix, for some, the story as written could not exist without them. Examples : Dark Angel Revolution TV Series The off-screen backstory for Amerika Jericho Red Dawn Remake Escape from L.A., though as more of a threat that might come to pass.
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