No-one knows quite how the triffids came about – an experiment in cross-pollination, perhaps – but they were a worthwhile, if peculiar-looking plant, that could walk after a fashion and which were valued for the quality of their oil. As long as their stings were docked, all was well. Then came the spectacular¬† meteor shower watched by most of mankind, all of whom awoke the following day to blindness.¬† And that’s when the triffids became lively – escaping their farms and enclosures, seeding, and regrowing their deadly stings…the battle for Earth and the survival of Man has commenced.