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)
Kathryn Sumner ...
 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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28 December 2009 (UK)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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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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The extent of dumbing down
12 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The people who made this adaptation assumed the following:

That the average British punter watching this is so thick, that if you cracked open his or her skull with a claw hammer, ate their brain, and crapped it back into their head their IQ would be increased billions of times. Take this piece of script for example:

"The Triffids have escaped!" "What are the Triffids?" "They are bad and they escaped!" "The Triffids ESCAPED!?" "YES The Triffids ESCAPED!" "TRIFFIDS ESCAPED!" "TRIFFIDS ESCAPED!" "That means the Triffids have got out!" "Yes, the Triffids have got out. The Triffids are BAD, and now they've GOT OUT!"

Of course, I can't quite convey it as stupidly in writing. Dumbing down doesn't begin to describe the depth and magnitude of this level of cultural ruin. The TV adaptation of the early 80s was infinitely better in every way. Not just the script and direction. Even the camera work, the special effects, were vastly better. Our only hope is to cull those in our population who think this sort of guff is worth the license fee, and bring back the death penalty specifically for the sort of muff-botherers who make this drivel. Scrap the BBC if it can make excrement like this, sacrificing Radio 4 may be hard, but it would be worth it so that this sort of thing would no longer come into the world. We need to see the scriptwriters, directors, producers and funders publicly tortured and executed on TV instead, it would be a great moral improvement on this level of depravity.


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