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Old July 3 2012, 03:11 AM   #46
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I have to say that, while I'm no expert on zombie movies (basically, I've seen a handful of the Romero films, the Raimi movies, TWD and various 80s B movies), I've never seen one where zombies are "toxic." Yes, I've seen them bite people and infect them (not unlike rabies) but never seen one where their toxicity is such that insects and other organisms that eat dead rabid animals would be affected. Is there a movie like that?
OK, maybe I'm out of my depth, I assumed Toxic blood meant blood would cause death (IE: Zombism?)

Many of us did watch Daryl on The Waling Dead eat a squirrel or Chipmunk and thought for a second or two he was eating an arm, and we worried....
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Old July 3 2012, 03:38 AM   #47
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I think we need to petition for a Zombie Tech subforum...
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Old July 3 2012, 03:49 AM   #48
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I have to say that, while I'm no expert on zombie movies (basically, I've seen a handful of the Romero films, the Raimi movies, TWD and various 80s B movies), I've never seen one where zombies are "toxic." Yes, I've seen them bite people and infect them (not unlike rabies) but never seen one where their toxicity is such that insects and other organisms that eat dead rabid animals would be affected. Is there a movie like that?
OK, maybe I'm out of my depth, I assumed Toxic blood meant blood would cause death (IE: Zombism?)...
To humans, yeah. But I'm unfamiliar with any zombie film or TV show that says the virus/etc is toxic to every other life form.

In fact, the ZSG theory that zombie blood is too toxic to allow parasites, etc., to eat zombie flesh is belied by the very fact that every zombie film shows zombies decaying.
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Old July 3 2012, 11:47 AM   #49
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Actually, something else that no zombie films use - or indeed post-apocalyptic fiction: Bicycles.

Cycling is far quicker than a zombie shambling, and less tiring than running away... And as for movies where everybody fights over the last can of fuel...
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Old July 3 2012, 02:00 PM   #50
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1st ep of TWD had Rick riding a bicycle.
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Old July 3 2012, 06:18 PM   #51
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Actually, something else that no zombie films use - or indeed post-apocalyptic fiction: Bicycles.
Bikes have been used in post-apocalyptic fiction before. Nick Andros and Tom Cullen rode bikes in The Stand.
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Old July 3 2012, 06:34 PM   #52
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Bikes are also very popular in the S.M. Stirling 'Emberverse' series (Starting with Dies the Fire).
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