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I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (Short Story)

I Have no Mouth and I Must Scream – Harlan Ellison (audiobook)

What Is It?

The video above is an audiobook version of the 1967 post-apocalyptic science fiction horror short story I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison.

I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream – The End of the Apocalypse – Extra Sci Fi

This is how Wikipedia describes this short story:

In a dystopian future, the Cold War has degenerated into a brutal world war between the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, who have each built an “Allied Mastercomputer” (or AM) to manage their weapons and troops. One of the AMs eventually acquires self-awareness and, after assimilating the other two AMs, takes control of the conflict, giving way to a vast genocide operation that almost completely ends mankind. 109 years later, AM has left only four men and one woman alive and keeps them in captivity within an endless underground housing complex, the only habitable place left on Earth. AM derives its sole semblance of pleasure from torturing the group. To disallow the humans from escaping its torment, AM has rendered the humans virtually immortal and unable to commit suicide.

The machines are each referred to as “AM”, which originally stood for “Allied Mastercomputer”, but was changed to “Adaptive Manipulator” and later (after gaining sentience) “Aggressive Menace”. It finally refers to itself as purely “AM”, referring to the phrase “I think, therefore I am.”

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Dreams

A Soldier / Guard In Israel Acting Strange?

This dream involved a post-apocalyptic movie-like situation that I was watching, and then I took part in.

The dream possibly took place in Israel in a tourist area that was being guarded by a father & his adult sons, who all had light-color skin, they seemed to be soldiers, maybe Israeli soldiers, whose job was to guard this area & protect tourists.

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Miscellaneous

Snowpiercer (Season 1)

What is it?

The 2020 American post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller drama TV show Snowpiercer (Season 1).

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Miscellaneous

Oblivion (2013 Film)

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What is it?

The 2013 American post-apocalyptic science fiction movie Oblivion.

What is it about?

Here is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the visionary director of TRON: Legacy and producers of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth.

Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying alien threat who still scavenges what’s left of our planet, Jack’s mission is almost complete.

In a matter of two weeks, he will join the remaining survivors on a lunar colony far from the war-torn world he has long called home.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, Jack’s soaring existence is brought crashing down after he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft.

Drawn to Jack through a connection that transcends logic, her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he thought he knew.

With a reality that is shattered as he discovers shocking truths that connect him to Earth of the past, Jack will be pushed to a heroism he didn’t know he contained within.

The fate of humanity now rests solely in the hands of a man who believed our world was soon to be lost forever.

(c)Universal

Final Thoughts

I saw this movie at the C movie theater several years ago in the city of LC, I liked the visuals and the Sky Tower (which was beautiful and I wish that I could visit and live in it in the real world) and Andrea Riseborough’s performance as the character Victoria “Vika” Olsen (who I wish would have been in the movie more) and the end credits song Oblivion by M83 featuring Susanne Sundfør (which went almost perfectly with the end of the movie, and I actually stayed in my seat to listen to it and watch the end credits; and this song and the end credits either magnified the feelings that I felt toward the movie and / or it created new ones), but there were some things that I did not like about this movie which I will not mention to avoid spoilers.

I still liked this movie better than some people did, but I have only seen it once several years ago.

The end,

-John Jr

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Day 5 Season 2 Full Trailer – New Eps August 6 On FIRST

DAY 5 Season 2 Full Trailer - New Eps August 6 on FIRST | Rooster Teeth
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Rooster Teeth released a trailer for season 2 of their web series Day 5, which I have never seen an episode of yet, the trailer looks interesting so I might try to at least watch episode 1 of season 1 one day.

This is how Rooster Teeth describes this web series:

Day 5 is the first dramatic series from Rooster Teeth Productions, set in the immediate aftermath of a fatal sleep epidemic.

After a fortuitous drug bender saves his life, addict Jake (Jesse C. Boyd) ventures out into the quiet streets… unaware that most of the world already died in their beds.

Now, battling sleepless fatigue and encroaching delirium, Jake teams with a scrappy teenager (Walker Satterwhite), overnight doctor (Stephanie Drapeau) and red-eye pilot (Davi Jay) to search for answers… and just maybe find a way to sleep again.

Set in a world of insomniacs, late-shift workers and roving psychotics, Day 5 presents a unique vision of the apocalypse that fuses serial drama and thriller around a human story of survival and redemption.

It looks like a creative idea and less comedic than their usual work, and so maybe it will be better than expected.

The end,

-John Jr