WWIII Pop Culture: Amerika

The 1987 television miniseries Amerika is barely remembered these days, and is regarded as one of the biggest flops in television history. And it was a flop, there is no disputing that. Amerika was a seven night, fourteen-and-a-half hour marathon miniseries depicting life in the US one decade after a Soviet takeover. Preceding its release, …

WWIII Pop Culture: By Dawn’s Early Light Part I

Nuclear war movies generally share similar plotlines, components, and even underlying messages. In probably 99% of these films the viewer is treated to graphic scenes showing the wanton destruction of cities, and wholesale slaughter of millions of innocent men, women, and children. The obligatory towering mushroom clouds and flashes of blinding white light are presented …