Zombie Cliche Lookout: The Recap
When you haven’t seen some characters or a certain plot thread in a while, there tends to be an obligatory catching up moment. A lot of times this comes in the form of an artless information dump in which two or more characters who really should know this already vomit information back and forth to the benefit of the audience at home. After this bit of exposition, things move on normally.
A lot of times, loyal audiences resent the recap. To them, they’re being told stuff they should already know, which is a waste of time and possibly insulting to their intelligence, depending on how sensitive they are. One thing to remember is that not everyone is as keyed into the story as they are. Casual fans might forget certain things, and those new to the story might not have gotten completely caught up yet. Hence, the recap is often a necessary even to make sure everyone is on the same page before the next story arc can begin.
About this Episode:
Do you see that pot in the corner? That is probably the world’s very first load-bearing pot. The wall behind Murphy isn’t actually anchored to anything. The exterior door frame behind it is connected to the floor, but not the wall itself. To keep if from moving around too much I used that pot to give it a little pretty in conjunction with the door frame. It’s still not solid, but it’s stable enough for shooting the comic.
Discussion Question: Alternative History… with Zombies:
I love the idea of alternative history, although I have yet to find any that I’ve liked. What would have happened if the American’s had lost the Revolutionary War? What if Hitler hadn’t decided to attack the USSR? How about if the Cuban Missile Crisis wouldn’t have had that happy ending? It’s fun to think about, but what if we took it one step farther?
Let’s use one of the above examples. The American’s lose the Revolutionary War because they are attacked by zombies. How does Great Britain restablish control of the colonies and mobilize to fight the zeds? Do they bother? Perhaps it would be easier to leave the remaining colonists to their fate and come back in a few years when things have hopefully blown over. Of course the Spanish, French, Dutch, and Germans might try to move in… you can see where this is going.
What important historical event would you like to see reexamined, only with zombies unceremoniously crammed in?