Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sweet Post-apocalyptic Rides (1970s Edition)

Ark II.

Ark II's "roamer."

Strange New World's Vesta Explorer.

The hover car from Logan's Run: The Series.

Damnation Alley's Landmaster.

Directorate Land Rover from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

5 comments:

  1. All are sweet rides, but nothing is ever going to top the Landmaster. Seeing that thing in action is reason enough to watch Damnation Alley!

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    1. Chadillac,

      I agree. The Landmaster rules. I would love to take that vehicle out for a spin, assuming no giant cockroaches on the loose.

      She's a beauty all right...and reason enough to watch Damnation Alley again, indeed.

      best,
      John

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  2. Anonymous3:02 PM

    John you got them all! My '70s boyhood favorite post-apocalyptic hot rods. To complete the '70s era, I would even include the subterranean NASA Subshuttle system of GENESIS II(1973) and PLANET EARTH(1974).

    SGB

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  3. Hi SGB:

    I've always loved the subshuttle system as featured in those pilots. Even today, I think sometimes that a producer -- using the production design for the subshuttle -- should resurrect the format of Planet Earth. I'd love to see it.

    The Landmaster is my favorite of these, but I think the Ark II is next. Though, I suspect, it would be hell to drive. It's frigging huge!

    best,
    John

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  4. The wheels look nice but in reality all off-road vehicles would
    need tracks, and preferably be amphibious.
    Sometimes film producers will choose wheels over tracks for economic
    reasons as tracks are expensive & high maintenance.
    In theory, you could build a "post apocalyptic" vehicle, but if you
    were driving enough you'd need an inexhaustible fuel supply
    like nuclear, water, food,etc...have fun.

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