A Boy and His Dog
, a 1975 film, based on a short story/novella by Harlan Ellison
, is a look into the life of Vic and his telepathic dog Blood as they wander a post-apocalyptic United States after World War IV
, scavenging for food and looking for sex. The Trope Codifier
for the Post-Apocalyptic Dog
. When Vic discovers Quilla, a beautiful young woman who appears to have come from one of the last refuges of civilization, he is instantly smitten with lust and assaults her at gunpoint. Before he can do the deed, they have to defend themselves from a band of rogues - they escape and a nascent romance develops.
After much testing of mattress springs, she persuades him to come back to her home and to leave Blood behind. There, he is told that their underground society has stagnated, and their fertility rate has dropped, so they need healthy sperm donors. Despite his initial enthusiasm, Vic takes exception to their methods and escapes with Quilla's help. End of movie? No.
Something of a cult classic, it was later adapted into a graphic novel, Vic and Blood: The Continuing Adventures of a Boy and His Dog
This movie contains examples of the following tropes: