Film Review: Countdown to Looking Glass (1984)

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Continuing our theme of the nuclear apocalypse throughout July (and into early August), we take a look at the events leading up to atomic Armageddon! By this, I refer to a docudrama/alternate timeline by the name of “Countdown to Looking Glass.” The majority of the film takes place in the fictional “CVN News Studio” as information is relayed to us after daily time jumps. The central focus is turmoil in the Middle East leading to conflict between the United States and Soviet Union. This conflict erupts into fully fledged Naval combat with nuclear weaponry. As the film says in the beginning, all of this is just speculation and shouldn’t lead to panic. That said, all of the events that happen in this film feel all too real, even if they’re just relayed to us via a news team. So, if you’re safely nestled in your radiation-proof bunker, let’s take a look into the events before the end of the world!
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From the Vaults: Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards

This review was part of a “animated cult classics” month that I did a ways back, if case you were wondering about context.

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Insano Post-Apocalyptic Science Fantasy with robots, elves, demons, and mutants.  This isn’t Gamma World, this is WIZARDS!

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