Episode 618: Forever Alone

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Standing On Your Own When it comes to zombie stories, they tend to come in two flavors: those that find strength in numbers, and those that focus on a sole survivor. From a survival perspective, surviving all on your own seems like a long-term dead end. You’ll have to take more risks,… Read more »

609: Lock It Down

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turning Point In fiction, battles tend to go back and forth a few times, and then the good guys win in the end after some big, dramatic turning point. This can come in a lot of different flavors. Sometimes one member of the home team pulls off a risky maneuver. Or maybe… Read more »

Episode 608: Backstop

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Over-Penetration When it comes to dispatching zombies, guns can be incredibly effective. Provided you’re able to hit the brain and the calibre and load are sufficient, a gun can take out a zombie with only a couple of pounds of pressure. Of course, there are an awful lot of drawbacks. Perhaps the… Read more »

Episode 607: Pivot

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Surviving in the zombie apocalypse requires a lot of luck, as well as a fair bit of attention and flexibility. Any potential survivor lacking these traits isn’t likely to last for long. Luck is obvious; all it takes is a bit of bum luck and you can kiss your ass goodbye. A… Read more »

Bricks of the Dead Episode 606

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Buying Time Fighting against a zombie is bound to be challenging. Unlike the living, they feel neither pain nor fear, won’t get tired, and can only be stopped by destroying their well-protected brain. Oh, and all they need to do is break your skin, and you’re screwed. People have the advantage of… Read more »

Episode 600: Force Multiplier

Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Power of the Mob One zombie, all on its own, isn’t much of a threat. They’re slow, uncoordinated, and lack the skill and dexterity to use tools (most of the time, anyway, let’s not talk about Land of the Dead). Indeed, all by itself, a zombie can be easily destroyed or… Read more »