"The Shelter" - Twilight Zone episode.

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Seawolf1090, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Dish Channel's SciFi network has been running a Twilight Zone marathon. Just saw the episode, "The Shelter", a classic about a coming nuke attack. One man built a small bomb shelter for his family. Of course, the rest of the families on his street didn't heed his warnings of being ready for disaster. When it comes, they go crazy and batter in the shelter door, ruining it. Of course, the expected disaster disappears. Good treatise on how people act quite differently when their concept of "normality" goes awry. I think they underestimated the way people will be today, if something similar happened.
  2. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    What I learned from that episode was to keep my pie hole shut about any preps.
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  3. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Good plan. Wait. You just admitted you have them.
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  4. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    Fixed it for you.
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    A whole extra box of strike anywhere matches?
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  6. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    Yep I saw that one, long time ago.
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  7. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    I remember that one as well, @Seawolf1090 . Probably, very close to what would happen.
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  8. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Every time I see that old series I admire their use of decent acting and good writers to create very thought provoking shows. As I remember the Shelter, it had about 2 sets and about 20 actors, but no one has made a better show about human nature and the very thin veneer of civilization we really have in times of disaster. They had shows that portrayed man at his best and at his worst. Still enjoy many of the episodes in that series.
  9. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I liked the series....grew up with it as a child. My appreciation for the Twilight Zone....grew as an adult, when I began to understand the ethical dilemmas, and philosophical elements that are embedded in many of the shows. Many of the shows (including 'the Shelter") are available via YouTube and other sites that archive that kind of stuff.

    There are a number of threads at SM that discuss this kind of issue....including one started by melbo...How large is your Umbrella? | Survival Monkey Forums

    "The Shelter" deals with the issue of the consequences of compromised OPSEC; "How Large is is Your umbrella" deals with how many, and who will be invited to shelter under your umbrella....the dilemma, is that each additional invitee becomes a potential risk to your OPSEC. You had better have a plan.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Please do not use tags with my name. I generally treat this as I do textspeak and other offenses. Thanks.
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  11. Serling used a similar concept in at least one other episode. I don't know the name of that one but it starred Claude Akins.
  12. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    I’ma figure out how to watch this episode. :D
  13. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    I tell everybody I'm storing them over at your place...
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  14. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Uh oh. :D
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  15. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey

    The Twilight Zone Episode that influenced me since I was a kid in the 60s was the one where a rich guy faked a Nuclear Attack and had all his enemies in his Fantastic Bomb Shelter way underground. When he revealed it was a trick, it turned out the real one had happened and everyone went to their families to die instead of staying in the bomb shelter. Based on that episode I've been determined ever since to be the sole survivor if push comes to shove of a Nuclear Attack as I want to live instead of die with family, Now all I need is some millions to make my deluxe Nuclear Bomb Shelter Compound a reality!

    PS There was a poorly written Twilight Zone episode with Burgess Meredith that some consider a classic and I consider terrible because of the plothole.. Meredith somehow survives a Nuclear Attack and is happy as hell because he can now devote himself to reading books. Unfortunately his glasses break. The end. Rod Serling didn't consider he could find another pair of reading glasses in an Optometry Store however wrecked or at a Pharmacy!
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  16. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    One big error was the Father with the shelter never tried OpSec. All his neighbors knew he had a shelter. NONE of my neighbors, family or friends know of my preps. Even though I have stocked extras of some things for select family, they won't know it til the bad times come.
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  17. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    the trailer isnt so great but this is a decent survival movie with a twist
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  18. ED GEiN

    ED GEiN Monkey

    I kinda liked this movie as well. The girl seemed totally ungrateful.
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