Zombie Cliche Lookout: Avoiding Extinction
Going extinct, by all accounts, has a lot of downsides. Just ask the dodo. So it stands to reason that any species worth it’s salt would work very hard to avoid being wiped out (other than pandas). As human beings, we have a little more insight, and thus a lot more on the line when comes to the danger of our entire species getting eaten by zombies. So stands to reason that, when the shit hits the fan, a lot of people are going to be very concerned about the propagation of the human race.
And that opens the doors to the creeps. These guys show up a lot in zombie stories. The best example of the top of my head? I’ve got to go with 28 Days Later, where the film’s third-act twist villains are essentially justifying kidnap and rape by saying that they need to continue the human race. Creeps, all. But don’t worry, they get what’s coming to them.
About this Episode:
So I’m getting tired of this set. Getting the light outside to be even remotely consistent is a pain. My rationalization here is that it’s a partly cloudy day and random clouds keep obscuring the sun, making some shots darker or lighter than others. Also, it’s windy, so the amount of light varies pretty quickly.
Yeah, I’m going with that.
Discussion Question: Post-Apocalyptic Pets
This is another I’m mining from the forum. The original questions was something along the lines of whether pets are companions, or just a possible food source (a bit tongue in cheek, one imagines). So what do you guys think? Would having a dog, cat, or whatever, be a help or a hindrance in the zombie apocalypse? On the one hand, they can help keep you safe and have been shown to be stress releivers. On the other, they can be loud, you need to feed them, and if something happens to them, it can be horribly emotionally crippling.