Life after People

Tagged: TV

US tv series (2009-2010). Flight 33 Productions for The History Channel. Created by David de Vries. One two-hour pilot film plus 20 45-minute episodes. Colour.

This unusual Thought Experiment series speculated on what might happen to various places and landmarks of the world if humanity should suddenly vanish for unspecified reasons. The timeline for each episode typically started at one day after the event, then one week, one month, one year, ten years, and so on up to a hundred million years afterwards. Most of the landmarks were in the US, such as the Empire State Building (see New York), the Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore. Also examined were the eventual fates of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Egyptian pyramids. Life after People often achieved an eerie atmosphere, effectively portraying the Ruined Earth using CGI effects. [GSt]

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