From Mad Max to The Walking Dead, we live in a world teeming with apocalyptic fiction. Typically, they’re stories which posit that humans will turn to their darkest impulses and screw over anyone and everyone for their own survival, or even out of pure selfishness. A new video game called Pyre is about the exact…
Congratulations on surviving doomsday! Your new way of life may include oppressive regimes, punishing environmental effects, mutants and/or zombies, and some mighty big human assholes who live only to make your already-grim existence even worse. Here’s a handy guide of who to avoid at all costs.
In this short film, a nearby supernova spells certain doom for Earth, and an alien fleet offers a choice: humans can escape, but only if they agree to become enslaved in space. The film follows one couple who have to come to grips with what it will cost to survive.
The scenario: Out of the ashes of some global catastrophe, humanity rises to re-establish civilization. The question: How far could such a society realistically rebuild without the aid of fossil fuels?
It's clear the action will escalate ("A NEW ENEMY WILL SURFACE," ominous shot of the White House, etc.) on season two of The Last Ship, TNT's adaptation of William Brinkley's post-apocalyptic novel about a Navy vessel that manages to dodge a global plague ... but runs into all kinds o' hellish problems in its…
Here's hoping Crumbs, a scifi romance shot in an Ethiopian ghost town by Spanish writer-director Miguel Llanso, gets wider exposure after its Rotterdam Film Festival debut last week. Check out the trailer; there's a UFO, a haunted bowling alley, a crazy Santa Claus, and space junk. For starters.
Inspired by the downed cell towers and utility outages of Hurricane Sandy, the folks at goTenna wanted a way to keep smartphones connected even when the grid fails. What they came up with is a pocket-sized handheld antenna that lets users send texts and location info without cell service. And we got to see a prototype…
A group of bicycle-obsessed inventors have created the ultimate power source for the environmental apocalypse. As you can see in this video, you can use a simple bicycle to power everything from your laptop to your butter churn and wood chopper.
Losing your job due to corporate downsizing can feel pretty apocalyptic — and one employee of supermarket chain Dominick's captures that feeling perfectly in this video, made after Safeway closed 72 of its Chicago-area Dominick's stores.
In this evocative trailer for short film "Dust," you'll be sucked into a beautifully-designed, futuristic world. Nature is evolving at a breakneck pace, transforming Earth's ecosystems while humans lock themselves up in walled cities.
As far as post-apocalyptic, steampunk-themed trading ships go, this MOC build is pretty impressive. Jason Allemann's landship, Amagosa, is based on the "Strandbeest," a badass kinetic sculpture created by Theo Jansen. It's mesmerizing to watch this Lego machine in action, but the tarantula-esque movements of the…
Newly crowned king of all sexy scifi series, The CW is rolling out five new trailers for their new crop of TV shows. Get the first look at The 1oo (including your first look at the mutant deer from the book series that inspired the show), The Originals and new footage from The Tomorrow People and Star-Crossed.
A lot of post-apocalyptic tales look really awesome with their explosions and rotting monsters, but they don't have a lot of philosophical depth. Here are 13 stories about armageddon that actually teach valuable lessons about the real world — and its demise.
From the director of The Host comes a wacky Thomas the Train-goes-to-snow hell movie titled Snowpiercer. Set in the new Ice Age, the surviving members of humanity travel the icy Earth via giant train, for reasons. Check out the very first footage!
No, he’s not. Not even close. But I had a few questions about my views on The Walking Dead season 3, its finale and my recap this week, so I thought I’d address them. Plus, “Postal Apocalypse” looks at the future of genetics, nerd apparel, and the inevitable decline of civilization! Read on, but don’t forget to send…
The relatively cheap shipping container is a good foundation for a strong, mobile, and post-apocalyptic home. In the last two decades, architects have been incorporating shipping containers into everything from schools to houses — for aesthetic reasons, but also out of economic necessity. Here are some of their most…
The red band Rapturepalooza trailer has Wraiths, screaming bugs, blood rain and one horny played by Craig Robinson. Penned by the writer who gave us Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure we're ready to see how the rapture could be made a bit more humorous. Plus, we'll watch Rob Corddry and Ken Jeong in anything they make.
There's no scorched earth in Nick Pedersen's Ultima series of post-apocalyptic images. Instead, Pedersen imagines a utopian world where most of humanity has vanished, giving plants and animals plenty of room to sprawl.
Mexican branding firm Menosunocerouno shows off its eschatological advertising with this elegant little "survival gift kit" celebrating the end of the world in 2012.
Is it really a good idea to store freeze dried food for a long-term survival situation? It may be an attractive proposition for the survivalist in you, but you probably didn't bargain on what exactly the process of freeze drying involves — and its price.