Posts Tagged: Barb

Episode 353: Signs

Zombie Cliche Lookout: This Doesn’t Look Good The zombie apocalypse – especially near the beginning – is going to be a loud, crazy time. We won’t find much in the way of quiet or solace, and when we do, it’s going to be a little unsettling. Things are going to seem much too quiet, as… Read more »

Episode 352: Wrapping Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Never Leave a Man Behind In zombie stories, no one wants to be a zombie. That’s pretty obvious, of course, but it goes farther than simply not wanting to die a horrifying death and get half-eaten by a walking corpse (thought that does indeed sound unpleasant). Even if they could die painlessly… Read more »

Episode 351: Catching Up

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Post Action Recap After a big action scene, our heroes usually need to get out of tunnel vision mode and figure out what else has been happening while they’ve been giving the bad guys (or zombies, whatever) great heaping quantities of what-for. Generally speaking, they often choose to do this right in… Read more »

Episode 350: Thanks

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Hardcore Female Like someone mentioned and episode or two ago, Joss Whedon is one of the biggest influences for the modern geek. One of Whedon’s most identifiable traits is using strong female characters, which is something I’ve always been a big fan of. Barb here is a little nod to some of… Read more »

Episode 349: Bye Bye

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Facing Down a Gun Okay, so this one is more of an action movie or western trope, but that’s no reason it can’t show up in a zombie flick. That’s right, I’m talking about the hero having to look down the long barrel of the bad guy’s gun while the bad guy… Read more »

Episode 348: We’ve Got a Runner!

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Hunter Becomes the Hunted If you think about it, zombie stories are basically made of this trope. Mankind is, for all intents and purposes, the apex predator of the world. We enjoy our position at the top of the food chain, so when we become the prey, it’s a tough adjustment. Of… Read more »

Episode 347: Counter-Attack

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Turning Tides When it comes to the war against the zombies, victory is never assured. But a battle? Well now, that’s a different story. And when the zombies are actually helping you against your other enemies? That just sweetens the deal. At any rate, every battle – at least those in fiction… Read more »

Episode 344: Coving Bases

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Contingencies One of the reasons why bad guys seem to last so long into the zombie apocalypse is that they are absolutely ruthless when it comes to taking chances with people. Let’s say that there’s a chance that the good guys might be hiding out in a van to ambush the bad… Read more »