Top Five Doomsday Plots in Fiction

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Who doesn’t like a good doomsday scenario? In this episode we count down the top five doomsday plots found in books, television, movies, and more!

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Got to love a good apocalype.

    1. Judge Death. Judge Dreddd’s arch nemesis is an undead super fiend who wants to end all crime with the refreshingly simple plan of killing everyone so there can be no criminals.

    2. Threads. Threads the UK version of the previously mentioned the Day After, the same basic story but not so happy and uplifting.

    3. On The Beach. Once again the world dies in atomic fire except for south Australia where everyone gets to enjoy one last glorious summer before succumbing to radiation sickness.

    4. The Ice Scooner by Michael Morcock. On the down side the world is a frozen waste land on the upside everyone gets to zoom around in ice boats hunting ice whales and generally having an ice time.

    5. Our man Bashir. The Deepspace 9 episode spoofing James Bond makes my list just for the villians reaction when his mad scheme actually succeeds.

  2. Kirk’s NCC-1701 was a Constitution class, not Constellation. Picard’s first command, the U.S.S. Stargazer, was Constellation class. That class of ship is notable for it’s four-war-nacelle design!

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