TV: D is for... Day of the Triffids By TV Cream Posted on May 1, 2009 Share Tweet Share Share Email Comments ON BBC1 FROM 1981 JOHN DUTTINE dons a raggedy beard and eye patch to battle rattling rubber penis-plants walking on stems. Related Items:1981, BBC1, Flesh-creeping foliage, John Duttine, The world going to hell in a handcart Share Tweet Share Share Email Recommended for you Ask Aspel Invaders, The Domesday Detectives, The Click to comment 0 Comments Frank Jackdaw February 14, 2010 at 4:27 pm No eye-patch. At the time, it was bloody scary… and certainly better than the 2009 remake. Reply Matty November 19, 2011 at 6:20 pm It still *is* scary, as a quick watch of the DVD will demonstrate. Since the triffids are plants the whole “looked like rubber” thing wasn’t and isn’t an issue. And the triffids themselves are only half of the threat: the other is that civilisation has spectacularly collapsed worldwide and the killer plants are simply taking advantage of an already-chaotic situation. It helps that it was made in the era before knowing irony and every character being a smart-arse and so the whole thing is taken deadly seriously. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.