It seems we have hit a point of rigidity. We can’t make anything new or original without having it soaked in blood and gore. We certainly can’t make anything original AND with a diverse cast because the internet is still too young for it. So we must look back to “better days” where there was just not enough POC to make white people uncomfortable but give the industry a reason to say, “hey, look, you guys get roles too.”
Childhood can be a wonderful time. It can also be the critical point in life where horrific fear becomes ingrained, which later evolves into adult anxieties. I am of course referring to my excellent dental care, and the extreme care with which I attend my teeth—all because I watched the 2003 film DARKNESS FALLS at far too young an age.
In honor of OWA's July choice for our Orbiter film screening series, ASTRAEA, the team here put together the top "the apocalypse came and we're all that's left" films and TV episodes to remind everyone society is good, total isolation is bad, and to be thankful the Zika virus hasn't mutated just yet.