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Name That Trauma:: Joey S. on Nefarious Misshapen Tank Dwelling Elders

February 19th, 2015 by unkle lancifer · 4 Comments

Big fan! I would love some relief from this ear worm (ear thought?) that I’ve had for years now. I don’t remember whether it was on TV or a movie I saw back in the late ’80s/early ’90s. My most vivid memory is a sort of council of elders or ruling class that were running some sort of post-apocalyptic Earth where people were either underground or underwater. The elders were all in tanks and there were between 5 and 7 of them, horribly misshapen and hooked up to all sorts of plugs and tubes that kept them alive. I think they were planning on exterminating the people they ruled until a woman (?) caught wind of the nefarious plot and murdered them by destroying their tanks. One of the elders or council members was a woman (who always reminded me of Alice Krige or Frances McDormand) and was sort of the head elder who was primarily responsible for said nefarious plot. I appreciate any help!



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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 HexjumperNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I’ll almost guarantee you that’s Millenium, an obscure film in which people from the future kidnap people from the present.

    The tank-dwelling elders aren’t murdering anybody; they identify people who were going to die anyways and rescue them into the future, so that they can revivify the human race.

    Trailer here:

  • 2 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Feb 19, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Thanks Hexjumper!

    All I remembered from that one was Cheryl Ladd’s crazy hair.

    That’s a great suggestion!!!!


    Here’s the full movie….check out around the 1:21:17 mark…

  • 3 Robusta CappNo Gravatar // Feb 22, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Hexjumper hit the nail on the head! Thank you for solving this mystery for me! I’m going to watch this tonight! Thanks, unkle lancifer! -Joey

  • 4 The Knitting CinephileNo Gravatar // Apr 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Hey, Cheryl Ladd’s hair is almost my hairstyle, you wankers! 🙂

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