Posts Tagged: Stewart

Episode 80

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The phrase “It’s not the end of the world” has become such a permanent fixture of our lexicon that we’re probably poorly equipped to deal with “the end” in a literal sense. We’re conditioned to use the expression to put a problem into reasonable terms. So when someone points out that civilization… Read more »

Episode 79

Zombie Cliché Lookout: When most people formulate their zombie survival plans, they usually spend 90% of their time focusing on weapons and zombie combat tactics, forgetting some of the many other pressing issues in survival situations like sources of food and water. In the very likely event of a widespread zombie attack, these people will… Read more »

Episode 78

About this Episode: Check out that sweet custom zombie in the foreground. Zombie Cliché Lookout: The thing about zombie stories is that they’re seldom about zombies. At least not the good ones. Zombie stories are about human characters surviving in the face of overwhelming odds. They’re about the strength of the human spirit. They’re about… Read more »

Episode 77

Zombie Cliché Lookout: After getting through a challenge, or ever following a semi-restful night’s sleep, characters will often assume that the worst is over and a return to normalcy is imminent. It’s not that they’re naive, it’s just that they still have an inherent sense of hopefulness. They believe that there is some sort of… Read more »

Episode-76

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The strength of a group  is extremely important to their continued survival. If they’re constantly at each others throats, or vying for leadership, that group hasn’t really come together.You can always tell when a group of survivors is starting to pull together when they start sharing a common history. When the group… Read more »

Episode 75

Zombie Cliché Lookout: What’s the easiest way to give a character depth? Simple, make him angsty and unable to sleep. You’ve instantly got a character with some sort of secret, but what? Perhaps they betrayed the group, maybe they’re hiding a bite, or perhaps they’re weighing a difficult decision that could have disastrous consequences down… Read more »

Episode 74

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The improvised barricade in a mainstay in the zombie genre. This hastily created blockade often serves as the only measure of safety between the zombies on the outside, and our heroes inside. The important thing about the improvised barricade is that it shouldn’t look too good. It must be haphazardly created out… Read more »

Episode 67

Zombie Cliché Lookout: One of the keys to surviving the zombie apocalypse is being able to rely on one member of the group to be a voice of reason. Generally speaking, this person has some sort of authority in the regular world; they might be a boss, or a policeman, or an officer in the… Read more »