DAWN OF THE DEAD - 2004
!!!THE SCIENCE MOMENT!!!
One of the very cool things about the original three movies is that, in spite of a lot of scientific hand waving, they never figure out exactly why this is happening.
A virus? A vengeful God? Alien Space Bats?
It just happens and people have to deal with it.
The remake takes the same approach but it does give a slight nod in the "virus"
direction. I wasn't happy about that because there's no freakin' way a virus could reanimate a dead body.
it. A typical zombie is wandering around for months or years, never eating or drinking. No respiration, no heartbeat, and yet they can move. They don't heal but they also don't decay (if they did they'd be bloated, liquefying messes in days).
Something is animating them, maintaining their body in its present state, and providing enough biochemical energy for them to move around.
I have no idea what could do that but it sure as hell isn't a virus.*
DAWN OF THE DEAD - 2004 Writer James Gunn (SLITHER) responds:
"I don't see the problem in having zombies created with a bite. The bite never implies a virus. Vampires always make new vampires with a bite, so what's the difference?"
Kelly Parks answers, "Oh, yeah. That's right."
Feo Amante says, "Well so much for THIS freaking Science Moment!"
*But it could be a fungus
Is a fungus capable of thought? Is it capable of planning and strategy, at least on an insect scale?
Introducing the horrific fungi, Ophiocordyceps and Ophiocordyceps unilateralis,
Zombie ants controlled by fungus: study
Zombie Fungus Enslaves Only Its Favorite Ant Brains
The Fungus That Turns Ants Into Zombies Is More Diabolical Than We Realized
This review copyright 2004 E.C.McMullen Jr.
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