Wednesday, January 24, 2018



When the accidental meta-human dubbed by Cisco as Fallout reached critical levels of radioactive emissions (and not by choice) Harry Wells told Cisco (as his alter-ego Vibe) to siphon that radiation by "vibing" to an Earth in another dimension.  He chose Earth 15 which was a dead planet.  So the excess radiation was poured through the vortex to that dead world.

But why was that Earth dead?

"What if you could find brand new worlds right here on Earth?
 Where anything is possible. 
Same planet, different dimension."
Quinn Mallory
(Season 1 narration)

"What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? 
What if you could 'slide' into a thousand different worlds? 
Where it's the same year, and you're the same person, 
but everything else is different."
Quinn Mallory
(Season 5 narration)

We've seen Earths die in a variety of dimensions and the one show which probably had the most dead Earths would be 'The Twilight Zone'. 

Among the episodes which could qualify would be:

"The Midnight Sun"
Earth was pulling away from the Sun and the humans would soon all freeze to death.

"A Kind Of Stopwatch"
A magical stopwatch can freeze time but when it breaks, everything and everyone was frozen in place.  I'm assuming that even in that kind of stasis they would eventually starve to death.

"Time Enough At Last"
A nuclear explosion wiped out all life save for one nearly blind man.  But more than likely he would be taking his own life.

"Black Leather Jackets"
"The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street"
With both of these episodes, it appears aliens were about to displace humans for control o the planet, so technically they couldn't be considered dead worlds.  (And I think they both took place on the main Toobworld, along with "Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up?".  We never got to see it, but I think the Doctor would have stepped in to stop the plans of the invaders.)

There was an episode of "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" which featured a dying human population.  I'm assuming the animal life would be affected by the same ailment that swept through Mankind on that planet.  

And there's 'Last Man On Earth' which even though the title was misleading, it's likely all of those people would eventually die off.  They were too dim to survive for long.

There can be no happy ending possible for 'The Walking Dead' and its spin-off 'Fear The Walking Dead'.  Eventually the whole planet will be occupied by zombies - truly a dead word.

Finally there's the mini-series 'The Stand' which might have a few pockets of humanity surviving.  I think it had the best possible happy ending.  But who knows?

I've even got a commercial to add to this list.....

Mankind never stood a chance.

For alls I know, Berlanti and his team may explore Earth 15 at some point, perhaps on 'Legends Of Tomorrow'.  I hope so.  I'd like to find out why that Earth is a dead world.


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