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Day Of The Triffids [Part 2 of 2] 1953 *The Exact Date Is Unknown.
Triffids are also kept in gardens and zoos around the world but their poisonous fronds are removed for protection. Bill Mason works in a triffid oil production plant and is temporarily blinded when attacked by a triffid. He is sent to a hospital where his eyes are bandaged while they heal. During the night a terrific meteor shower takes place and is visible to just about everyone on the planet. Those who witness the meteor shower are permanently blinded by it. Bill and others who did not view the shower must learn to cope in a world which is predominantly blind. With no one to tend the triffids many begin escaping and their numbers multiply rapidly. Those people who are blind begin to capture the sighted to use as their eyes as they forage for food and supplies. Society collapses as disease and triffids begin to spread. The Day of the Triffids centers more around what the question of what types of societies the various communities of people will establish than it does around the triffids themselves. 57:33 Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
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