Zombie War filming in Glasgow

Following on from my Book Thread, more high brow culture: The BBC are reporting the start of filming in Glasgow of what is probably the most important piece of cinematic culture ever: World War Z the film of Max Brooks’ book of the same name; subtitled An Oral History of the Zombie War. There are some concerns whether the film may sanitise the terrible war between mankind and the zombies. I also have concerns that Brad Pitt might not be …

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A call to arms: the zombie peril is before us

When unforeseen natural disasters strike it is common for the government to be blamed – sometimes somewhat unfairly- for failing to mount an adequate response. In this case, however, the disaster was signposted yet no proper measures were put in place. Only a week ago it was revealed that Leicester City Council had no preparations in place to deal with a zombie invasion. At the time council officials seemed to treat this as some sort of joke: it seems now …

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Council preparations for zombie attack

Leicester city council has admitted to one of the most shocking lapses any council could. It appears that they have no emergency plan to deal with a zombie outbreak. The following letter has prompted this shocking revelation: Dear Leicester City Council, Can you please let us know what provisions you have in place in the event of a zombie invasion? Having watched several films it is clear that preparation for such an event is poor and one that councils throughout …

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Zombie thread

It is election time and as such I wish to continue the tradition I began last May by discussing monsters. Last time it was werewolves: this year it is going to be zombies. I have discussed zombies before but I think we need another thread on this issue. Whilst on holiday for the last couple of weeks I chanced (between breaks in Dave’s Top Gear coverage) upon Channel 5’s The Walking Dead. I have always been a fan of zombies …

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Mathematical modelling of Zombie attack

I know it is the silly season but this is so brilliantly silly it is vital that everyone reads it. The BBC are quoting a research paper on zombies and mathematical modelling of a zombie outbreak. Now I know a bit about zombies and have studied the Zombie Survival Guide and the World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. However, the mathematical model makes for grim reading: to quote from the end of the paper “In summary, …

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