Still Watching the Skies

Phase IV

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 83 “Phase IV”

Nat, Cody, and Robert confront evolutionary superiority in Saul Bass’s PHASE IV. After a strange astronomical event, several species of ants have apparently evolved in the Arizona desert and begin plotting together. Strange structures are built by the ants. Etymologist Ernest Hubbs (Nigel Davenport) and number theorist James Lesko (Michael Murphy), along with a local …

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The Day of the Triffids

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 82 “The Day of the Triffids & The Earth Dies Screaming”

Robert, Nat, & Cody experience a pair of “cozy catastrophes” this episode with THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS (1962) and THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING (1964).  Both films are a very English look at the apocalypse at the height of the Cold War and forerunners of the zombie apocalypse genre which would be created just a …

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