How about the ending of _Return to the Planet of the Apes_, where the
Earth is destroyed by one of the leads who gets shot and pulls the trigger on
the big H-bomb? Or has this been done before?
You know, I've been thinking about doing an "Ultimate Spoiler" for
rec.arts.sf.written (including fantasy works) for a long time (over 2 years)
but felt that I hadn't read enough to make it worth my while (i.e. too many
books would get spoiled for me). For one thing, I had the Gandalf/Balrog/
return of Gandalf spoiled by reading a cartoon synopsis when I was little,
and had the Gollum/Orodruin ending of LoTR spoiled by a quick browse through
a copy of Cliff's Notes.
Nowadays, though, I'm just cynical enough to do it. ;-) Any takers?