Posts Tagged: Stewart

Episode 63

Zombie Cliché Lookout: In many zombie stories, the authorities reach a crisis point where they need to make a big stand and push back the ever-growing army of the living dead. Because the writers of zombie stories typically have a pretty negative view of the competency of those in authority, this big stand is almost… Read more »

Episode 62

About this Episode: That’s right, I named the heroic policeman after Robocop. I’m a nerd. Zombie Cliché Lookout: In zombie stories, anyone representing the government tends to get painted in a bad light. FEMA, the military, the police, and everyone in between have to fail utterly at stopping the zombie outbreak before we can have… Read more »

Episode 61

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The saying goes “Better one in the head than the walking dead”, but sometimes characters take things well beyond that basic advice. If you’re penned in without any avenue of escape, hope of rescue, or means of procuring food and water, then things are indeed bleak. If things don’t improve after your… Read more »

Episode 60

Zombie Cliché Lookout: The thing about zombies is that if there are only a couple of them, and if you’re reasonably well armed (carrying a loaded Glock, for example), then they’re just not as scary. So what does the aspiring zombie writer do to up the ante? Gun jams, broken weapons, loss of ammo, mobs… Read more »

Episode 56

About this Episode: God, the photography really came out poorly this week. Apologies. Zombie Cliché Lookout: The post-rescue celebration is an important event. It welcomes the almost-doomed back into the fold and heaps well deserved praise onto the savior.  Of course, one has to weigh the importance of the celebration against the likelihood of getting… Read more »

Episode 55

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Guns do funny things in movies. They can shoot hundreds of rounds without reloading in one scene, then inexplicably run out of ammo in the next. When the plot calls for it, they can jam, misfire, be loaded with blanks, and have the safety on. Depending on the character using the gun,… Read more »

Episode 54

Zombie Cliché Lookout: Let’s say you need to search a dangerous area for some reason. Wouldn’t you start off by looking out for any potential dangers and addressing them before searching for clues/supplies/confederate gold? You wouldn’t if you were in a genre film, anyway. Whenever people are searching an area that might be infested with… Read more »