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REMNANTS: The best TEOTWAWKI movie trailer ever!
remnants-movie.com ^ | Nov 18, 2010

Posted on 11/18/2010 7:13:26 AM PST by Travis McGee

Film Synopsis: In the tranquil suburb of Excalibur Estates, ART, his wife GWEN, and their CHILDREN lead contented lives. Art cajoles with his neighbors,MERL and LANCE, then spends another quiet evening with his close-knit and loving family. They don’t notice news reports about an odd cosmic anomaly – an unusually bright star and a series of impending gamma-ray flares. Despite these strange warnings, Art prepares for another day at work.

At the office, the routines of daily life are interrupted when breaking news broadcasts a government press conference. Authorities describe recent cosmic activity from a type of super-dense star that has released a burst of gamma rays. This massive electromagnetic storm is heading toward Earth and will affect every part of the planet – disrupting electricity grids, cell phones, and every other modern convenience. As the government declares martial law in urban areas, requests to remain calm go unheeded as everyone in Art’s office panics and flees to get back home before the gamma rays cripple the planet’s infrastructure.

Art and Gwen struggle to get through the dangerously gridlocked traffic to reunite at home. When the catastrophe hits, there is little outward effect – the skies light up as the electricity and all communications are disabled indefinitely. Art and his family provide emotional support to one another, wondering what it is that is happening – some sort of end times? No one knows, but they are resolved to stick together as a family and a community.

The residents of Excalibur Estates awake to a very different world. As they survey their neighborhood, they learn that they must survive in a simpler lifestyle than they’d previously enjoyed. Merl, a former military man who has been prepared for such an event, is stocked up with supplies. The neighborhood falls into contentious chaos, conflicts arising particularly from the antisocial MORRIS. Art becomes an unexpected peacemaker as he takes a stand and gives an impassioned speech – imploring his peers to take charge of this situation and band together to turn their community into one that thrives despite this adversity. Art’s leadership inspires the residents of Excalibur to brainstorm, discuss how to manage their resources, and create their own list of rules for maintaining law and order in a world where those systems have disappeared.

The development buzzes with activity as they pool their skills and supplies, create stockpiles of food to be rationed, work out hunting and gardening systems, develop a defensive perimeter. Soon, they’re having fun and bonding in ways they never did when they were reliant on mindless entertainment – now they’re enjoying each other’s company in a more pure way than ever before.

Their peace is disrupted when they find that Morris has been stealing food. According to their rules, Morris is imprisoned. When he tries to escape, his sentence is lengthened. Meanwhile, Art, Lance, and Merl see a box of Red Cross supplies dropped a few miles away. They arm themselves and venture out. They are ambushed by THUGS but manage to escape, now aware that other neighborhoods haven’t fared as well. When Morris is released, he tries to attack Art’s family. Restraining his desire to kill Morris, Art banishes him from the community. The maligned Morris wanders to another town, run by THUGS. He negotiates his own survival by telling them about the wealth of supplies within Excalibur. These lowlifes send spies, which alerts Art, Merl, Lance, and the others to the possibility of attack. As Morris deceptively fuels the flames of hatred, the thugs arm themselves with makeshift weapons and launch a brutal invasion of Excalibur. Residents fight back to defend the prosperity they’ve built with their own blood, sweat, and tears. As the two villages clash, many good people are lost in the bloody, intense suburban war.


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The trailer looks terrific. What un-civil war in suburbia might look like.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 7:13:28 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; ArmedSkeptic; ...

Direct link to trailer:

http://www.remnants-movie.com/v2/trailer2.html


2 posted on 11/18/2010 7:15:05 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee
Art cajoles with his neighbors,MERL and LANCE

That sounds rather dirty.

3 posted on 11/18/2010 7:15:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (Global Warming: the first faith preached exclusively by hypocrites.)
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To: Eaker; afnamvet; AK2KX; Ancesthntr; An Old Man; ApesForEvolution; aragorn; archy; ArmedSkeptic; ...

Direct link to trailer:

http://www.remnants-movie.com/v2/trailer2.html


4 posted on 11/18/2010 7:15:57 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Must see. When is it out?


5 posted on 11/18/2010 7:20:30 AM PST by Lazamataz (Pelosi: Like a rapist, PROUD of their handiwork.)
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To: Tax-chick

The first trailer is also great.

http://www.remnants-movie.com/v2/trailer1.html


6 posted on 11/18/2010 7:21:01 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

Might hit a little close to home for my taste. Hmmm...


7 posted on 11/18/2010 7:24:17 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Travis McGee

Looks quite a bit like the novel “Lights Out”

Excellent trailer.


8 posted on 11/18/2010 7:24:37 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Travis McGee

The perfect plan would be to nuke your enemy such that your warheads land about 10 minutes before the cosmic event. Any retaliation by your enemy would be muted by the event, and then they would be back in the Stone Age.

Don’t put that plan past North Korea, etc.

just saying.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 7:24:41 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Travis McGee; The Comedian

Thanks!


10 posted on 11/18/2010 7:26:37 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Travis McGee

Guess this means Morris is The Bad Guy.


11 posted on 11/18/2010 7:28:31 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: Travis McGee

Is Sean Penn playing Morris?


12 posted on 11/18/2010 7:30:45 AM PST by PGR88
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To: Travis McGee

Reminds me of the old bomb shelter days and the stories created. I fear this is on the horizon though.

As the tagline states: “Keep the Faith!”


13 posted on 11/18/2010 7:31:24 AM PST by wizr (Keep the Faith! Even when it gets tough! Nothing else will do.)
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To: Travis McGee

bttt


14 posted on 11/18/2010 7:31:39 AM PST by Centurion2000 (WTH happened to my country?? I joined the Marines and defended the USA and it degenerates into this?)
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To: Travis McGee
The development buzzes with activity as they pool their skills and supplies, create stockpiles of food to be rationed, work out hunting and gardening systems, develop a defensive perimeter. Soon, they’re having fun and bonding in ways they never did when they were reliant on mindless entertainment – now they’re enjoying each other’s company in a more pure way than ever before.

Communism -- it can fix anything! It's not just for whole countries anymore, just ask your HOA!

15 posted on 11/18/2010 7:32:04 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Travis McGee

looks interesting.


16 posted on 11/18/2010 7:32:23 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: dynachrome
There are a few EMP-based novels out today. I think it reflects a meme, namely the growing unease about our near-total dependence on the power grid and our gadgets to support our modern population.

Apparently a massive solar flare hit North America just prior to the Civil War. It was so powerful that the embryonic power grid and telegraph infrastructure were fried. Extrapolating from the power of that solar event, scientists say that the same event today would lead to a “Lights Out” or “Remnants” scenario. And such massive solar events happen every century or two.

IOW, we're due. Maybe. Something to ponder.

17 posted on 11/18/2010 7:32:23 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Darteaus94025
The perfect plan would be to nuke your enemy such that your warheads land about 10 minutes before the cosmic event.

Nope--that's too early. They will see the nukes coming, and launch themselves. Given the electronic nature of nukes, there is no "good" time to launch without getting nuked yourself.

18 posted on 11/18/2010 7:33:12 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Travis McGee
TEOTWAWKI

English please

19 posted on 11/18/2010 7:34:07 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: dynachrome; Travis McGee
Looks quite a bit like the novel “Lights Out”

That's what I thought too. Thanks for the ping TM!

20 posted on 11/18/2010 7:35:00 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: paul51

The End Of The World As We Know It


21 posted on 11/18/2010 7:35:49 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: Travis McGee
Too bad it's not out for another year.

It might already be outdated by then.

22 posted on 11/18/2010 7:35:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: Travis McGee

Makeshift weapons? What sort of lame suburb is this? I’m betting my suburb has probably close to a 1-gun-per-two-adults ratio, just based on demograpics - and then there are oddballs like my husband and me who are more like 10-guns-per-adult households.


23 posted on 11/18/2010 7:37:11 AM PST by JenB
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To: Travis McGee

Coming soon to a suburb near you...


24 posted on 11/18/2010 7:39:15 AM PST by ronnyquest (There's a communist living in the White House! Now, what are you going to do about it?)
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To: paul51

TEOTWAWKI

English please

***************

The End Of The World As We Know It.

TEOTWAWKI is shorter.

I prefer ‘postapoc’ for the post-apocalyptic genre. Depending on the creators, these narratives run from the worst kind of kitsch to thought provoking, even profound speculation.

At their best, they lay bare the essentially artificial sense of security we enjoy, but which also deceives us. Then the protagonists have to contend with the primal tasks of survival for themselves, their loved ones, and their allies.


25 posted on 11/18/2010 7:40:53 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: Travis McGee

bookmark bump


26 posted on 11/18/2010 7:42:26 AM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Travis McGee

Looks like “One Second After” without the sinister cause. Similar societal effect and story.

Looks good.


27 posted on 11/18/2010 7:49:30 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: SunkenCiv; CJ Wolf; houeto; Quix; null and void; B4Ranch; Whenifhow; Silentgypsy; blam; FromLori; ..
"Space Energy/Solar Weirdness" ping.


Low volume ping list dealing with odd space phenomena and solar events.

FReepmail me if you want on or off

The Comedian's "Space Energy/Solar Weirdness" ping list...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

28 posted on 11/18/2010 7:50:14 AM PST by The Comedian (I enjoy progressives, especially in a light cream sauce.)
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To: ShadowAce
Nope--that's too early. They will see the nukes coming, and launch themselves. Given the electronic nature of nukes, there is no "good" time to launch without getting nuked yourself.

I guess what you would have to do is launch from only your closest sites at time that has them arrive seconds before the event. Then they get launch warning at the same time they would have to launch to avoid being too late, meaning, it's too late. You still may end up getting screwed, though, because they still have plenty of time to launch, the missiles just won't arrive before the event. We assume this fries the intelligence in missiles, so they no longer have guidance or flight control, the nukes can't detonate, etc, but you're still not olly-olly-oxen-free because even a crashed nuke is a nasty item to have to deal with. Toxic contamination and radioactive as well if the warheads broke open, etc.

29 posted on 11/18/2010 7:51:36 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Travis McGee

Reminds me of Fireproof. Great story and a gallant effort by amateurs, but still has that amateur look.

I mean, we own all the movies by the Fireproof people, and enjoy them, but I see the movies for what they are, technically.

I’d still like to see this if it ever comes out.


30 posted on 11/18/2010 7:52:57 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Thought you might like this ping...


31 posted on 11/18/2010 7:55:42 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 667 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: The Comedian

Thx.


32 posted on 11/18/2010 8:04:48 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Travis McGee; The Comedian
Now if something like this was naked eye visible when the Gamma burst hit...


33 posted on 11/18/2010 8:06:44 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 667 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Travis McGee

Has a Jericho feel to it. Great series that ended way too quickly.


34 posted on 11/18/2010 8:13:43 AM PST by derekr44 (Straight, white, conservative male. How else can I piss you off today?)
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To: The Comedian

Have you seen it?


35 posted on 11/18/2010 8:14:53 AM PST by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: RobRoy

The exact impression I had.


36 posted on 11/18/2010 8:15:24 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: The Comedian

Thanks for the ping


37 posted on 11/18/2010 8:16:53 AM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Travis McGee
My Son-n-law’s little brother pops the question!

Todd Cavanaugh asks Elisabeth Baldanza (Miss New York, 2007) to marry him with the help of his own action movie trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38GZtp333GY

Check this surprise trailer run in a movie theater

38 posted on 11/18/2010 8:22:31 AM PST by Right_Rev (But for the Grace of God...there go I)
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To: Elwood P. Doud

Art = King Arthur, Gwen = Guenievere, Merl(in), Lance(lot), Morris = Mordred. Ha, Ha. This was a Disney TV Movie Friday night, Avalon High.


39 posted on 11/18/2010 8:44:06 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: JenB
Makeshift weapons? What sort of lame suburb is this?

Looks like it's the outside entitlement-minded types who resort to makeshift weapons to attack the community. Given recent examples of looting, arson and related mayhem, this is a rather plausible scenario.

40 posted on 11/18/2010 8:48:58 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Oh, Bother", said Pooh... as he chambered another round.)
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To: Travis McGee

Looks good! A common discussion point with my neighbors. I just hope it doesn’t devolve into a lame religious-themed movie like “2012 Doomsday.”


41 posted on 11/18/2010 8:54:33 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: dynachrome

And “One Second After”, but with an EMP from a celestial flare, rather than nukes from an enemy.


42 posted on 11/18/2010 9:00:56 AM PST by Betis70 (First the House, then the Senate)
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To: Travis McGee

looks good...hope the editorializing isn’t too insulting


43 posted on 11/18/2010 9:11:23 AM PST by wardaddy
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To: wardaddy; DTogo

The trailer might be the best part of the movie. I watched the “clip” on their website called Morris’s Basement. Morris, the evil bad guy of the movie, is a veteran who is a “prepper” or survivalist. He is armed to the teeth and has food for years, so naturally, he is the bad guy. Smells like a PC tilt to me, but we’ll see.


44 posted on 11/18/2010 9:17:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

This sounds almost exactly like the online novel “Lights Out” by HalfFast on the AR15 group. I hope he made some money off this. Excalibur = Silver Hills, Art=”Karate Man” Turner, Morris=John, out of town thugs = Davis ranch, gamma ray star = EMP nukes.


45 posted on 11/18/2010 9:23:34 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("The Constitution is not an instrument for government to restrain the people..." -- Patrick Henry)
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To: Travis McGee; Oberon

Looks great to me! Thanks for posting the link!

The NC State University cap on the woman in the control room piqued my interest so I was watching closely for NC-related things. Then I saw the sign for Trawick Road, which is about an hour from me in Raleigh, NC.

I looked at the homepage of the site after seeing the trailer. This is being filmed in Raleigh and I had not even heard about it!

I can’t wait to see this. Thanks again!


46 posted on 11/18/2010 9:51:03 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: Travis McGee
Authorities describe recent cosmic activity from a type of super-dense star that has released a burst of gamma rays. This massive electromagnetic storm is heading toward Earth...

Well, that's where it falls flat on its face, isn't it? You cannot know about "a burst of gamma rays" until it's actually here (i.e., no warning). That's the nature of electromagnetic radiation and what allows us to look into the past by looking at galaxies far, far away...

47 posted on 11/18/2010 9:55:05 AM PST by Moltke (panem et circenses)
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To: Travis McGee

Thanks for the ping!

I found this thread, and a poster claiming to be the writer of Remnants says that the movie is intended to be a metaphor for what is happening in America today. About how the people who produce and invent have the results of their success taken from them by force.

See post #9 at the following link:

http://www.whenshtf.com/showthread.php?34121-Remnants-Movie


48 posted on 11/18/2010 9:56:04 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction (I can see November from my house!)
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To: All; ChocChipCookie

ChocChipCookie PING!!!

All,

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49 posted on 11/18/2010 9:57:05 AM PST by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Moltke

Well you are assuming this movie is based on current technology...what if they had invented a detection technology at the time of this movie :)


50 posted on 11/18/2010 9:57:58 AM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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