The Day of the Triffids (2009)

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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous ... See full summary »

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 Bill Masen (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jo Playton (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Torrence (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Dennis (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Durrant (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Coker (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Osman (2 episodes, 2009)
Troy Glasgow ...
 Troy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Lucy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Ashdown (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Doctor Koch (2 episodes, 2009)
Tim Frances ...
 Colonel (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Hilda (2 episodes, 2009)
Willie Jonah ...
 Old Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Jeff (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Bill's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Chahidi ...
 Vronsky (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Young Bill (2 episodes, 2009)
Eva Sayer ...
 Girl in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
Claire-Louise Cordwell ...
 Girl's Mother (2 episodes, 2009)
Simon Naylor ...
 Man in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Blair ...
 Man in Street (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Blind Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Paul Woodson ...
 Barricade Police Officer (2 episodes, 2009)
Scott Baker ...
 Barricade Police Sergeant (2 episodes, 2009)
John White ...
 Barricade Man (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Cordelia (2 episodes, 2009)
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It's an up-to-date setting of the 1962 Sci-fi thriller. With the world blinded and the Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered, sighted survivors to fight this carnivorous plant invasion. With a brave new world of maniacs, warring factions and renegades, the battle on the streets is not only directed at the purple-headed organisms but a battle to survive the sinister street-army headed by megalomaniac Torrence. Written by Cinema_Fan

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The human race has had its day.


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This is not the first time a comic actor has played the sinister Torrence. In the TV series The Day of the Triffids (1981), the then little known actor Gary Olsen took the role. Olsen, who died in 2000, is better known for his role in the hit BBC sitcom 2point4 Children (1991). See more »

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atmospheric but weak, confused plot
30 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Very few of the actions of any of the characters are credible, and this makes it hard to relate to. Torrence behaves like a personal Nemesis to Jo and Masen. There is no logic to his operation nor why people follow him. The plot proceeds through a series of accidents and stupid or careless mistakes in unlikely situations. Cars in the UK seem scarcer than automatic weapons. No one behaves cautiously, like a survivor. Even triffid experts, scarred by triffid fights, go deliberately into battle against unrestrained triffids without eye protection that was mandatory for them when working with secure captive triffids. Relationships evolve clumsily and implausibly. People in general are more afraid of each other than triffids, spend more energy fighting each other than fighting to survive. This is an attempt to create 'drama' - was the writer not able to get enough drama out of the premise of flesh eating plants conquering the world? Nothing rings true. Watching it becomes a disappointing waste of time. A great shame since the effects and production values are excellent. Another example of where spending a little more time, thought & money on the script would've paid huge dividends. This could've been awesome, but sadly it's a complete turkey.


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