TMTYR Episode #10: Triffids Scream For Ice Cream, or Day of the Torrence (Day of the Triffids)

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“Dayofthetriffids” by Reynold Brown. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In Episode #10, the Pavement Pounders discuss the influential and criminally under-read (at least in the U.S.) The Day of the Triffids, by John Wyndham. The 1962 British film adaptation as well as the 1981 and 2009 BBC mini-series adaptations are also discussed. We’re considering this the end of Season One of Take Me To Your Reader, so we went out with a bang here, discussing the book and three adaptations, as well as having a rather extended discussion of just what makes a good adaptation.  Sparks fly, and there may be a bit of hair-pulling and an insult here or there.  Honestly, though, we actually like each other. (We’ll be back in September, probably, with new episodes.)

Pounder Rankings!:

Colin:

  • book
  • 1981 miniseries
  • 2009 miniseries
  • 1962 film

James:

  • book
  • 1981 miniseries
  • 2009 miniseries
  • 1962 film

Seth:

  • book
  • 2009 miniseries
  • 1981 miniseries
  • 1962 film

Notes:

 

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