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What would be a good Paleo theme/plot for an Apocalyptic or Sci-Fi movie?

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Created February 25, 2013 at 10:50 PM

What would be a good Paleo theme/plot for an Apocalyptic or Sci-Fi movie?

In honor of the Oscars last night, I would like people to give a creative short idea for an Paleo Apocalyptic or Sci-fi movie they would like to see on the big screen someday.

The picture might involve a new breed of humans evolving from GMO foods or a movie about a virus that kills off most of our precious food supply and turns our behavior back to like our Paleo ancestors.

There is no right or wrong answers here just be creative.

One of my favorite movies from the 70s is 'Soylent Green'. It tells a story of New York in the future, when the population is out of control with people living in the streets. The water and food supply are scarce in the city,leading to riots and unruliness. Only the super wealthy can afford meat and strawberry preserves are $150 a jar.

Charlton Heston plays a veteran detective,living in the barbarian world, where books are non existent and the government encourages people to end their lives early. He is called in to investigate the murder of a top executive at the Soylent Corp. The "Corporation" makes Soylent Green, a high protein food product allegedly made form plankton cultivated in the sea. But is it really?
As Heston goes down the mysterious trail of the murder investigation, he eventually finds an unappetizing secret the Corporation has been hiding. It leads to a shocking ending and brings about one of the most well known ending lines in movie history .

Maybe a remake of this classic is in order in light of people's obsession with food.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Or maybe Paleo Joe grabs some bread out of the gluten-free freezer at Whole Foods, not realizing that wheat gluten is listed as an ingredient, and Paleo Jane kicks him in the nuts when he gets home.

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on February 28, 2013
at 06:42 PM

That's a good point, but I mean a one world currency with our allies (China excluded in this movie). Like the Euro is for parts of Europe.

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on February 28, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I was with you up until the one world currency. Multiple currencies and political boundaries are probably needed to perpetuate the wage and environmental arbitrage necessary to provide the iphones, SSRI's and netflix that help pacify the lower class and further the global Ponzi scheme. You must devalue your currency against someone else's if you want to artificially increase the money supply while maintaining the illusion that inflation is stable.

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on February 26, 2013
at 01:45 AM

There was a sci-fi book I read many years ago about how the earth's ecosystem had finally been overwhelmed by all the man-made pollution and was on the brink of catastrophic collapse -- it's an image that's always stuck with me. I thought it was written by John Barnes but I can't track it down. So even eating a clean Paleo diet would not save us as all the biomes would be screwed.

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on February 26, 2013
at 12:06 AM

Haha! http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Apocalypic plot: average Joe paleo goes to Whole Foods only to discover his favorite gluten-free treat has been discontinued!

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on February 26, 2013
at 12:06 AM

Haha! http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

6864d23c49952605b2a97d6256af804d

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Or maybe Paleo Joe grabs some bread out of the gluten-free freezer at Whole Foods, not realizing that wheat gluten is listed as an ingredient, and Paleo Jane kicks him in the nuts when he gets home.

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:11 PM

I don't think it's terribly difficult to imagine worldwide famine caused by something that infects one of our major agricultural products. Think Irish potato famine, but on a global scale. The problem is that starvation is a slow process that doesn't provide inherent drama, so there probably needs to a few families of interest, some explosive riots, and possibly a misguided love affair between the starving daughter of a farmer and one of the government officials sent to confiscate the only crops that weren't affected by the plague.

Alternatively, you could throw in some aliens who offer a solution to the famine at the price of absolute obedience. Then you need an aging ambassador with a plucky (and ingenius sidekick) who can distract the aliens while we take what we need and destroy the interstellar threat.

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on February 28, 2013
at 03:53 PM

Our Government provides subsidies to farmers and industries that create cheap, nutritionally deplete, toxic foods that dumbs down intellectually, and destroys physically those who consume in order that that the lower class is ignorant to their corruption and excess. Public water is filled with pharmaceuticals and fluoride. The lower class has no option but to continue to eat the foods and drink the water that is enslaving them.

Now what exists is a 2 class society where there only the very poor (and as consequence of their diets, sheepish) and the very wealthy.

The very poor work for the government as either expendable foot soldiers or producers of the goods working as farmers of soy and corn or at the lower end of the division of labor (on conveyer belts) that extend the fist of the government (weapons, surveillance drones, etc). The government creates a monopoly on public literature to perpetuate the lower class lifestyle (hydrogenated soy/corn oil/bleached wheat flour/HFCS/ are all health foods, exercise is too stressful on the body and therefore you should remain sedentary, sunlight is bad for health, and Prozac is the new multivitamin). These people are now mindless tools of the government.

The upper class consists of oober wealthy technocrats and political bankers who work to further the government agenda (to enslave other nations with "foreign aid," and to create misinformation campaign against "radical extremist terrorist groups" for control of their natural resource- namely oil, and to create one world currency that they can devalue at will through inflation of the money supply so that the government can fund their excess and pay back debts to other nations that they've not yet conquered (China) in now worthless money.

It is a new genre called sci-fi reality parody.

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on February 28, 2013
at 06:42 PM

That's a good point, but I mean a one world currency with our allies (China excluded in this movie). Like the Euro is for parts of Europe.

6864d23c49952605b2a97d6256af804d

(726)

on February 28, 2013
at 06:10 PM

I was with you up until the one world currency. Multiple currencies and political boundaries are probably needed to perpetuate the wage and environmental arbitrage necessary to provide the iphones, SSRI's and netflix that help pacify the lower class and further the global Ponzi scheme. You must devalue your currency against someone else's if you want to artificially increase the money supply while maintaining the illusion that inflation is stable.

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on February 26, 2013
at 12:39 AM

It would have to be after an ice age when the ice caps melt and all the large animals die off and we have to find a new food source and when we find it it starts to give us all irritable bowel syndrome and stunts are growth. After that we build cities and make up stories about a man in the sky who knows everything. Then we discover a white powder that makes us laugh and run around real fast, and then we discover another white powder that makes us feel even better. After this we stop eating animals all together and we feel weird but everyone else says it's just normal. Then a small group of people on an obscure internet forum start to figure it all out only the are forced to battle the trolls and unable to get their message out to the rest of the world.

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