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Life After People (2008)

Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that ... See full summary »


David de Vries


David de Vries

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Struan Rodger ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Anderson John Anderson ... Himself
David Brin David Brin ... Himself
Bill Bruninga Bill Bruninga ... Himself
Ron Chesser Ron Chesser ... Himself
Ray Coppinger Ray Coppinger ... Himself
Eric Doehne Eric Doehne ... Himself
Sergey Gashchak Sergey Gashchak ... Himself
John Hadidian John Hadidian ... Himself
Kevin Harrison Kevin Harrison ... Himself
Gordon Masterton Gordon Masterton ... Himself
Nabil Nasr Nabil Nasr ... Himself
Alex Nickson Alex Nickson ... Himself
Howard Oliver Howard Oliver ... Himself (as Dr. Howard Oliver)
Stephen R. Palumbi Stephen R. Palumbi ... Himself (as Steve Palumbi)


Visit the ghostly villages surrounding Chernobyl (abandoned by humans after the 1986 nuclear disaster), travel to remote islands off the coast of Maine to search for abandoned towns that have vanished from view in only a few decades, then head beneath the streets of New York to see how subway tunnels may become watery canals. A visual journey, LIFE AFTER PEOPLE is a thought provoking adventure that combines movie-quality visual effects with insights from experts in the fields of engineering, botany, ecology, biology, geology, climatology, and archeology to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence. Written by dmh

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Welcome to Earth. Population Zero. See more »


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Release Date:

21 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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After Days See more »

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Flight 33 Productions See more »
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There is an footage file. In which clip, appears a worker working and walking on a bridge support wire and then the worker disappears (is digitally removed), but his shadow on the surface of the bridge support wire is not cleared and continues walking. See more »


Narrator: Time has run out for man. Our hold on the planet is over. Welcome to Earth. Population: zero.
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Some questionable science amidst the entertainment
21 May 2009 | by MitchellXL5See all my reviews

Impressive visuals, but this is as much science fiction as science fact - the level of speculation that goes on mars it. It routinely ignores non-degradable garbage and nuclear waste in its prognostication, there are huge leaps in logic - for instance, involving zoo animals. They present the only issue as whether they can get out of the zoos, not if they can actually survive the wild, they will actually mate, if there is enough diversity to even create a gene pool for the species to survive. In essence, this show takes incredibly complicated issues with multiple factors and boils them all down to more simple ones. Plus, they misrepresented an area of Chernobyl in order to make their point! There was something vaguely Republican about the whole thing, the idea that no matter what we do to the Earth, it's okay, because it's going to turn back into a pristine Garden of Eden anyhow! Enjoy this for what it is - a science fiction documentary.

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