Zombie Cliche Lookout: Communication Breakdown
We depend a lot on instantaneous communication these days, and that seems to get more true every day. People are attached at the hip to their phones and tablets, and it seems like older people are just as bad as the younger ones, at least from what I can see. So it stands to reason that a sudden outage of the phone network would be quite stressful to them, and that just what would happen if something nasty – like a zombie outbreak – started up.
I remember the cell networks being completely overloaded on September 11th, 2001. This was years before everyone had a smart phone and depended on them for everything, but I still know a lot of people freaking out that they couldn’t call someone.
About this Episode:
I have quite a bit crammed into Sam’s little office, but one thing I completely neglected is a phone (even though I had planned to include one when I started the build; I even pulled one out of the drawer so I wouldn’t forget). This occurred to me as I was shooting this episode. So what did I do about it? Well, nothing. I’m just going to go with the idea that his phone is just out of view, perhaps on the opposite side of the office, which we won’t see. Or maybe it’s a cordless, and he left it somewhere.
Don’t forget, we have a forum now. Go, register, post, and have fun. It’s looking pretty lonely in there right now.
Discussion Question: Least Favorite Moment
Today’s question is the inverse of Mondays. What your least favorite moment from Bricks of the Dead‘s first three years?
I have to say, I went through some older episodes lately to respond to comments, and I was just embarrassed by some of the photography. I guess it’s nice to look back and see how you’ve improved, but still.