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Offline Brian da Basher

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Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« on: August 29, 2012, 07:08:26 AM »
Post your thoughts, ideas and inspiration for the End of the World As We Know It GB here!

This version of the End Times is brought to you by:

The Zod & Brian da Basher & your "friends" at BTS!

« Last Edit: August 29, 2012, 07:15:15 AM by Brian da Basher »

Offline Weaver

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 08:56:41 AM »
Well if it's the end of the world, you're going to need serious wheels:





The Damnation Alley Landmaster page: http://www.snowcrest.net/fox/landmaster/
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Offline Weaver

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 07:46:39 PM »
On the other hand, if you prefer the minimalist approach, there's always a Survival Rat bike, as seen in any number of Mad Max films an their clones.

More than any sane person could want to know about rat bikes: http://www.ratbike.org/





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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 05:27:23 AM »
Thanks for those Damnation Alley pics, Weaver!

I remember when that "made-for-TV" movie was first broadcast and not long ago, I found it on YouTube.

Those giant car-eating cockroaches used to keep me awake at night.

Talk about a trip down memory lane!

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Offline arkon

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 06:34:16 AM »
over on zealot.com there is a guy working on the vehicle for damnation alley.
 ill see if i can find the thread.
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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2012, 03:49:23 AM »
Possible inspiration for a South Pacific start to the end of the world...Story
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2012, 04:16:01 AM »
Brian,
as hard as it may be to believe, Damnation Alley was a big, budget theatrical release and it was supposed to be 20th Century Fox's summer blockbuster for 1977. Their second-string release for the year was one in which they had little confidence. You may know that one as it made stars of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
 ;D

... and that my friends is the definition of irony.
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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 04:26:29 AM »
Well, you pick a couple of no-names and then see what you can get I suppose... ;D
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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 07:06:43 AM »
Brian,
as hard as it may be to believe, Damnation Alley was a big, budget theatrical release and it was supposed to be 20th Century Fox's summer blockbuster for 1977. Their second-string release for the year was one in which they had little confidence. You may know that one as it made stars of Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford.
 ;D

... and that my friends is the definition of irony.
 :icon_fsm:

Wow I never knew that! I remember Damnation Alley being hyped hard before it aired on NBC I think it was.

Screwy as it is,  I remember when that dog of a flick "Inchon" came out...

Thank you, Mr JCF!

Gentlemen, we're fast approaching the starting line. In fact, some of you are already there!

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2012, 08:38:53 AM »

Gentlemen, we're fast approaching the starting line. In fact, some of you are already there!


Well past...and off and running.  I just hope work will let me have the time to finish what I plan...
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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 02:06:49 AM »
I had an idea for a post appocoliptic Silk Road. A cross between Damnation Alley (the book) and Twilight 2000.

Anybody else seen or read Metro 2033?
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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2012, 07:37:57 PM »
Interesting documentary:

Offline TerryCampion

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Re: Inspired to "End It All"? Post here!
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2012, 11:47:38 PM »
WE're all doomed, I say, doomed.....doomed....DOOMED!!! :icon_fsm: :icon_fsm:

Air, Sea...Land...DOOMED.

The Meerkats will rule ??? :o :o

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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2012, 10:09:23 AM »
Bit of a "Fallout", "Half-Life", "Metro 2033" & (although not really post-apoc) "S.T.A.L.K.E.R." series fan, here.

Got some post-apoc builds from the last couple of years that I'll try to post here & I may even try to get a build done (but don't hold your breath).
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