The Walking Dead - "Beside The Dying Fire" - OAD 3/18/12 *Season Finale*

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  1. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

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    Only read this since you are pretty sure it's not what's going on. And there are so many theories at this point unless someone tells me for sure it is, I'll assume you're wrong.
    Also because IMO lobotomy is what they essentially do when they shoot/stab them in the face/head, no? They could tie one down and cut out the brain stem, which if I'm not mistaken, is the only part of their entire brain functioning. So remove it and zombie is "dead".
     
  2. retrodog

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    Skulls aren't really very strong. Find a heavy blunt object and try it on yourself. You'll be amazed.

    :D
     
  3. Hank

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    Where's Chad when you need him the most????
     
  4. justen_m

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    I'd theorize that is is possible only one small section of the zombie brain is responsible for the hunger, and you could perform a partial lobotomy on a zombie to remove the hunger without necessarily de-animating the zombie. Then again, if that were the case, why the need to remove the arms and lower jaw?
     
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I'll take your word for it. :)
     
  6. retrodog

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    At the gun...
    A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

    You, my friend, are very wise.

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  7. retrodog

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    Ounce of prevention.

    I mean it's like hey, the dammm thing came back to life. Who's to say that the "hunger" brain cells couldn't grow back. :eek:
     
  8. robojerk

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    Also take in to accounting that they're rotting away. The skull is more brittle.
     
  9. pmyers

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    perhaps I'm jaded by my "zombie knowledge" from other books/shows, but that is not how zombies work. They don't have to feed to survive. They have no need for food. They cannot breath or die of starvation or dehydration. They do have an inane "need" for live flesh. Nothing on earth can stop that...


    ....unless Walking Dead strays from typical zombie lore.
     
  10. Zevida

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    Zombies are not animals. A zombie is created by a virus. The virus animates the body and consumes flesh to feed itself. You can't train a virus.
     
  11. madscientist

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    But is it really inane? Or do you just not understand it?




    :p

    (Sorry Rob... my bad!)
     
  12. Bierboy

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    ....isn't that called "zombosis"?....
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    So if the virus doesn't get any flesh, does it eventually starve? Does it devour the host body and then die off?
     
  14. Zevida

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    <---- Not a zombie expert, but...

    The virus cannot feed off the flesh of the zombie, because the zombie is dead and it needs live flesh to sustain itself. The virus instead will go "dormant" in the zombie, meaning it will stay active enough for the zombie to just barely shuffle around and be alert for sounds of prey. Then the virus will "activate" when it senses flesh nearby and fully animate the zombie to attack and feed. Because the virus can go dormant when not in feeding mode, that allows the virus to have an extremely long life. Thus, the body of the zombie will decompose before the virus will die off, even without sustenance.

    [I just made all that up but it seems pretty plausible to me. :)]
     
  15. Rob Helmerichs

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    Or...

    We can come up with all the scientific explanations and rationalizations we want if it makes us happy, but at the end of the day it's all...

    [Bob Fosse jazz hands]

    ...magic!
     
  16. danterner

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    Imagining Bob Fosse as some sort of zombie mind-control overlord, directing the herd from afar with his jazz hands, thus better explaining this episode's opening scene, led me to find the following tangentially related-article online:

    http://www.damninteresting.com/mind-controlling-wasps-and-zombie-spiders/

    Thought I'd share it. Freaky stuff.
     
  17. Hank

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    See, that doesn't make any sense. The "virus" can't send nerve impulses to the muscles to make them move. The virus can re-activate parts of the brain that can send the signals, which is what we saw at the CDC from Jenner.

    But even just at that level, nerves and muscles require chemical reactions to function, and those chemical reactions need energy and/or some sort of biological fuel to sustain themselves. That energy has to come from somewhere.

    Unless the "virus" creates and grows a complete energy source, neurological and muscular system that takes over the dead body.
     
  18. Beryl

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  19. retrodog

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    You're now attempting to scientifically describe the part of the zombie that cannot work so at this point you're just wasting your effort. This is the point where we have to look at Rob's description of the situation. It comes down to magic.
     
  20. Hank

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    I reject your zombie reality and substitute my own.
     

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