you don’t feel like braving long cinema queues to check out the latest
blockbusters this summer, then there is always some cool stuff you check out on
TV instead . . .
First we have Life After People, a History
Channel documentary about what would happen if humanity were to simply
disappear from the face of the Earth tomorrow.
It is well worth checking out. If you’re skeptical about
humanity’s various accomplishments in the fields of architecture and
culture or just human civilization in general, then you’re certain to
derive some gleeful enjoyment from Life After People. It is all
wonderfully morbid and entertaining, chronicling what would happen to all
the buildings and technological marvels we will leave behind if Homo
Sapiens ever become extinct overnight. If you ever watched a movie like
I Am Legend and wondered whether our
cities will really decay so badly in such a short period of time then
Life After People is also worth seeking out. (Answer: they probably
The CGI special effect shots of buildings and monuments
such as the Statue of Liberty collapsing under their own weight like they
would in a low-budget Roland Emmerich extravaganza are sure to thrill any
sci-fi junkie with a predilection for post-apocalypse scenarios. The
cheesy, over-dramatic voice-over narration so typical of most American TV
documentaries just adds to the fun. Check it out if you can.
Less entertaining but still a worth-while timewaster if
nothing else is on is Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, a
new show on the Comedy Channel. Krod Mandoon pokes fun at cheesy,
over-serious Sword & Sorcery. Krod is a well-meaning but not particularly
bright muscled warrior type who tries to free his mythical land from the
yoke of an oppressive tyrant. Most of the jokes aren’t of the sort that
only geeks will catch and it has a more mainstream appeal, which means
that it will never attain cult status of any sort. Still, it is
intermittently entertaining. The jokes are of an adult nature and will
simply fly over the heads of small children, it is probably better that
they aren’t allowed to watch it all though.