The more I think about it the harder time I’m having trying to draw the lines. I guess The Rover feels like a “mundane” societal collapse. Something like a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic scenario where everything has gone tribal and technology is set back by decades is at the far end of the spectrum from The Rover. There’s almost nothing speculative to my mind about The Rover, because it’s not asking you to imagine much beyond the sort of devastation we already see in some areas following natural disasters—it’s just resource scarcity, writ large.
At least, that’s how I remember it. I should really watch it again.