Posts Tagged: Barb

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 »

Episode 343 – Smart Move

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Don’t Be Stupid Given the choice between disarming yourself and living, or getting shot, the decision generally becomes pretty easy. Not getting shot is generally a pretty solid strategy in life, and you never know when you might be able to get the upper hand on the bad guys if you stay… Read more »

Episode 342: Entertaining the Troops

Zombie Cliche Lookout: Overplaying Your Hand You know what bad guys really, really like to do? They like to laugh at the good guys when they (the bad guys) happen to have the upper hand. It’s pretty much they’re greatest joy in life. Now, granted, their overconfidence is often also the cause of their downfall,… Read more »