Thursday, January 17, 2019
"At the End": alien race offers to selectively evacuate Earth from a coming gamma ray burst from a super-nova
The CG Brothers and director James J. Whitmore present a dystopian short film “At the End” (2015), based on a short story by Nicole Taylor.
A supernova’s effects will reach Earth and cause extinction. An alien civilization offers to rescue some of the residents it handpicks, but to take them back into slavery in a totalitarian, Nazi-like society on another planet. The spaceships are pretty interesting to look at. Needless to say, riots break out as the media warns most people that their personal lives as they knew them are running out of time. It's like getting drafted.
A young couple waits for the end “On the Beach”, literally.
The only way a supernova would destroy life on Earth would be a gamma ray burst. As best we know, there is nothing close enough to Earth and unstable enough to create that threat.
But the social issue that the film poses is provocative and troubling.