AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 Discussion & Spoilers
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November 10 2010, 05:59 PM
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Re: AMC's The Walking Dead Season 1 Discussion & Spoilers
I liked how WWZ treated basically every significant aspect of human civilization in its narrative, including what happened to our various space initiaitves. Still:
In "real life" there's no real way the ISS crew could have been able to maintain satellites, let alone the station itself for much longer than a year. They need quarterly resupplies from Progress cargo ships to maintain a crew of six as it is, to say nothing of an army of support personel on the ground that do a lot of the actual work to keep ISS in orbit.
The WWZ scenario seems to indicate that the ISS was a little more "finished" than the real one (it had the X-38 escape vehicle, for example, which they used to send the nonessentials back to Earth) and the orbital community had a Chinese station they salvaged supplies from (using a real-life robot ship they modified to take them there) to stay up there for five years before a derivative of Virgin Galactic came to get them. The whole thing was exhaustively researched and for a real-life space buff like me, read real enough to make me wonder how astronauts actually WAOULD handle a zombie apocalypse.
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Oh, I like that Trek thing too...
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