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The Day of the Triffids 

With most of the world blinded and the dangerous carnivorous Triffids set loose, it falls upon a band of scattered survivors to fight this plant invasion and the madness following.

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Richard Mewis
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Series cast summary:
Dougray Scott ...  Bill Masen 2 episodes, 2009
Joely Richardson ...  Jo Playton 2 episodes, 2009
Eddie Izzard ...  Torrence 2 episodes, 2009
Brian Cox ...  Dennis 2 episodes, 2009
Vanessa Redgrave ...  Durrant 2 episodes, 2009
Jason Priestley ...  Coker 2 episodes, 2009
Shane Taylor ...  Osman 2 episodes, 2009
Troy Glasgow Troy Glasgow ...  Troy 2 episodes, 2009
Nora-Jane Noone ...  Lucy 2 episodes, 2009
Adam Sinclair ...  Ashdown 2 episodes, 2009
Steven Elder ...  Doctor Koch 2 episodes, 2009
Tim Frances ...  Colonel 2 episodes, 2009
Lizzie Hopley Lizzie Hopley ...  Hilda 2 episodes, 2009
Willie Jonah Willie Jonah ...  Old Man 2 episodes, 2009
William Ilkley William Ilkley ...  Jeff 2 episodes, 2009
Kathryn Sumner 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 Claire-Louise Cordwell ...  Girl's Mother 2 episodes, 2009
Simon Naylor Simon Naylor ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Blair Paul Blair ...  Man in Street 2 episodes, 2009
Tony Maudsley ...  Blind Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Paul Woodson ...  Barricade Police Officer 2 episodes, 2009
Scott Baker Scott Baker ...  Barricade Police Sergeant 2 episodes, 2009
John White John White ...  Barricade Man 2 episodes, 2009
Rosalind Halstead ...  Cordelia 2 episodes, 2009
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Storyline

The Triffids are on their way - devouring humans, and most off the planet thinks it's a joke - but is not. Far from it. To help stop the invasion, a group of hold outs fight this invasion of killer plants. But it's not just the plants which need to be eradicated! The followers of a megalomaniac who's built an army of street psychopaths; the man who's name alone brings a chill to one's blood; Torrence. Eeyagh! Written by Cinema_Fan

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The human race has had its day. See more »


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In the book, the Triffids can walk in places like Sumatra, Borneo, the Belgian Congo, Columbia, Brazil, Ecuador and near the equator. When they walked, Masen said it was like watching a man on crutches. Two of the legs slid bluntly forwards, the Triffid then lurched forward with a rear leg drawing level and than the front two legs sliding forwards. As it moved, its long stem whipped violently back and forth, and Masen felt seasick just watching. It was both strenuous and clumsy, like young elephants at play. It would probably lose all its leaves and break its stem after a while but it persisted at trying to cover an annual walking pace, even if it was ungainly but the fact they could walk made headlines. Even tethered by chains the Triffids could get loose but they avoid hard surfaces because it was uncomfortable for their roots which were more like limbs. Triffids only ambush people in soft earth to dig their roots while they wait, so they would never ambush someone in the street, only if they were near a garden wall or fence. See more »

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After accumulated 140 minutes and 35 seconds, you see a dead man lying breathing, when our hero arrives after going out to fetch a male triffid. See more »

Connections

Version of The Day of the Triffids (1981) See more »

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Setup Many Problems
26 October 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The premise of this mini-series is the world is harnessing the oil from a carnivorous slow-moving plant for fuel. They have these plants that blind people before eating them contained in farms. Then comes the solar flares that blinds everybody who stares at them. Apparently everything wants to blind us. There are some survivors who didn't get blinded played by Joely Richardson, Dougray Scott, Jason Priestley, and Eddie Izzard.

The premise has two sci-fi creations. That's usually one too many. And that's before Eddie Izzard survive a plane crash by piling a bunch of floatation vests in the washroom. How he walks away is pure make believe. And what about the rest of the world? I'm sure there are whole sections of the world that was sleeping through the event. The problematic setups do pile on. If you're willing to forget all the problems with the setup, then the movie is acceptable apocalyptic TV fare. But that's asking too much for me.


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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2009 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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