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Geekend: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars?
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David Wagner
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9/2/2014 | 11:42:12 AM
Re: Need More Info
majenkins- It is sort of a pick your poison situation. Plenty of zombie myths. The most current ones seems to be that there is some magical moment no one really wants to discuss where millions of people get infected overnight. Could be a virus, Could be another kind of event. For whatever reason, a tiny band of people are left who have immunity to the original event. No one usually knows why in the story.

At the point, in some versions people with immunity can't become zombies. They just die when the zombies overwhelm them. In some versions a bite is the only way to directly change those people. 

Part of the fun of the question is you get to make up a little bit of the world for yourself while sticking to the general parameters.
David Wagner
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9/2/2014 | 11:34:43 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@StacyE- No, the beach doesn't have wifi. I know you are kidding. But this really does bring up something that amazes me about the people who stay on Earth. I don't think they get how really bad it gets when no one is there to run the infrasstructure. No wifi, no TV, no electricity, no phone, no running water, no bathrooms, no one making toilet paper, no food production. 

And worse yet, no ability to stop easily and do that stuff. I don't know exactly what a Martian Colony would look like. But I bet it has Candy Crush. :) 
David Wagner
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9/2/2014 | 11:30:52 AM
Re: always wanted to go to Mars
@SunitaTO- Hrm...most zombie movies I see, when you cut a zombie's head off, blood spurts out. That implies to me that they have circulation. Blood wouldn't spurt out of a corpse. 

Also, if gun shot wounds and injuries will "kill" a zombie, clearly they rely on some sort of nervous system and circulation. 

Obviously this all depends on your favorite movie and everything. But i always think of zombies as less undead and more twitchy bran dead folks who want to eat flesh.
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9/2/2014 | 11:27:25 AM
Re: Tough Call
@Joe- Isn't that just choosing Mars without getting to see space? You're stuck in a tiny hole until the food runs out. At least on Mars you get space adventure and then you live in a tiny hole until the food runs out with the chance that you can rebuild civilization if you are clever enough.
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David Wagner,
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9/2/2014 | 11:24:56 AM
RE: Fight Zombies, Or Go To Mars
@Zerox203- All great questions. Generally, I tried to leave those as open as possible so the imagination of the person being asked can fill it in. But my general impression is slow zombies and a built colony. Fast zombies are just a death sentence and you need to know the colony will be viable when you get there.
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9/2/2014 | 11:14:49 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@TerryB- No ESPN in the middle of a zombie apocalypse either. In fact, no sports. Other than running...running away from zombies. :)
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9/2/2014 | 11:13:22 AM
Re: always wanted to go to Mars
@kstaron- I suspect the zombie burns up in whatever atmosphere it falls victim to. But here's a fun though. I assume zombies don't need to breath. So what if they can survive the vacuum of space (our blood boils so maybe theirs does, too). And what if one was pulled to the moon. With the moon's lower mass and lack of atmosphere, maybe it hits slow enough to survive. First zombie on the moon. :)
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majenkins,
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9/2/2014 | 9:56:12 AM
Need More Info
I don't watch "Walking Dead" and for that matter never watched "World War Z" so I need some additional info about the current type of Zombie. In the old 1960s movie "Night of the Living Dead" if I remember correctly the way you became a Zombie was by being bitten but not fully eaten by an existing Zombie, though I could be wrong and I don't remember where the first Zombies came from. If the current Zombies have that trait then I think I might stay and fight. If however it is some contagious germ, virus or bacteria, that causes Zombieism then I would flee though I guess the ship might take the Zombie bug with it. So can someone fill me in on how Zombieism is spread in the current Zombie apocalypse so I can make an informed decision for myself and my family. Thanks.
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9/2/2014 | 9:47:12 AM
Re: Next stop: Mars
Seems to me that the other humans trying to take your stuff would apply to a boat as well as any other place you could try to find refuge.
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9/1/2014 | 6:44:37 PM
Re: Next stop: Mars
@Joe well, there's that, but I don't believe the guns are available in the New York locations.
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