"Fortress: Last Day Of War" Is The Best Animated Shot About The End Of The World You'll See All Day

Submitted by: thezigrat 4 months ago in Entertainment


It has been twenty years since the last Great War broke out. All people are dead, but automatons continue obediently follow orders. On the computerized base, machines fuel and charge the weapons of last surviving bomber, as it prepares to drop bombs on a long dead enemy city. This conflict grinds on, until the echo of mankind subsides completely. 

Then, a new era in which there is no place for us.
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Male 583
Excellent work here, very atmospheric.
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Male 967
Read Nevil Shute's "on the beach" for an excellent view of the final days after a nuclear war.  Written in '57, if I remember correctly from high school.
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Male 41,141
Very nice! Making the CGI look like stop-motion was actually very effective! :-)
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Male 418
This video was made by Russians, who love pessimistic endings. 
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Male 6,196
Many years ago I read a short story called Parade (I think) Where after a long and bloody war the women of the victorious side prepared to watch a victory parade of their valiant men returning from a genocidal war but only the automated war machines survived to return
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Male 5,174
Nice one!
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Male 312
Nice visuals.  I kept thinking of "Autofac" by Philip K. Dick (1955) while watching, with the exception that everyone is dead rather than trying to stop the war automation.  Overall it was a good clip, keep those coming.
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Male 6,202
it was ok, but i knew the whole story by 38 seconds in, when it said "//no pilot data", i watched it anyway and it just confirmed i knew the whole story.
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monkwarrior I knew the whole story before I started watching it, because, you know, the blurb. The short isn't about the complex storyline.
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Male 6,202
barry9a i never read anything before i clicked play
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Male 3,854
Those are outstanding visuals, Sure seems like there is a game in there somewhere.
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Male 5,196
That was freaky. I enjoyed it. I liked the B-17ish bombers--very cool. Overall, this was more interesting than 95% of the sci-fi coming out of Hollywood. Good post!
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Male 3,642
we are the scourge of the Earth aren't we...
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Male 967
kalron27 Generally speaking, we are the only species that if we disappeared, every other species would benefit.  We negatively affect this planet, and out impact is only growing thanks to our greatest human failing : hubris
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Male 5,196
punko Whoa whoa whoa! Let's not be too hasty here. You get rid of hoomans and the artificially high squirrel population in North America will crash overnight. You'd be removing billions of pounds of birdseed calories from the environment.  O.O

We squirrels are generally pretty content with hoomans. Excepting Gerry and Schecky, of course. They keep trying to throw me in the stew pot.
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Male 967
squrlz4ever And when the artificially high house cat and rat populations crash (after humans disappear), squirrels will pop right back to their "pre-hooman" balance.
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Male 5,196
punko Interesting subject. Here's my attempt at a list of aminals that have benefitted from mankind's proliferation.

1. Raccoons
2. Pigeons
3. Squirrels
4. Rats
5. Domestic cats
6. Domestic dogs
7. Crows
8. Sparrows

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head. I imagine the number of animals that have gone extinct or are currently endangered because of man numbers over a thousand.
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Male 967
squrlz4ever Domesticated cattle are in for a bad time.  The highland breeds will probably be ok, but dairy and beef cows are in for a bad time. We bred them to be too large, too slow.

It would be interesting to come back 10, 15 thousand years after humans have left to see how the planet recovers.
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Female 4,594
very neat, zig thanks!
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