Synopsis of The Day of the Triffids
Originally written in 1951 by the English science fiction author John Wyndham, The Day Of The Triffids will be adapted by Patrick Harbinson (ER, Law & Order), who will create a fast paced, futuristic and electrifying take on John Wyndham's most penetrating novel, creating an unmissable television event.
The year is 2011 and man has finally depleted the world's fossil fuel supply. In the hunt for alternative sources they uncover the ominous Triffid, a crop now cultivated for its fuel that seems to have a life of its own.
When spectators gather globally for a much anticipated solar storm – billions of awestruck victims are left blinded in its wake.
As the few sighted survivors watch as society falls to lawlessness, the Triffids find their way out of captivity.
Roaming the planet with a fatal sting and a retributive taste for human flesh, the Triffids begin to breed rapidly.
Now, Dr Bill Masen must lead the brave in their epic battle against the Triffids' reign of terror, while avoiding the maniacal opportunism of other sighted survivors, to prevent these being the last days of mankind.
Following a solar storm many of the world’s population are left blind. Millions of man-eating plants escape to roam around the United Kingdom. Bill Masen who is an expert on the plants knows that if he is to save the world he is going to have to turn to his father, who he hates for help.
Review of The Day of the Triffids
Upon first glance this movie reminded me of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. No way did I think it could hold my interest. Amazingly though what was written so long ago applies today just as it did then. Say it with me now N-E-W W-O-R-L-D O-R-D-E-R?!?! Television and movies seem to be spotlighting the apocalyptic side of life as of late. Maybe we shouldn't be so fast to ignore the signs.
Back on subject the 2 part miniseries is worth a look but make sure your awake enogh to follow the story. Not many slow parts, even in the lead up. Good character development as well. Some will find themselves rooting on the wrong people in the end.