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Jakester 12/9/2010 10:14:13 AM

I may not have said it before (here, at least) but the finale of Lost completely destroyed the show for me.  i've tried re-watching it and it has no value.  And because the reveal is so tied up in the last season, i can't just turn off the lat 5 minutes (like I can w/ BSG) and ignore it.  Sure, it was a fun ride, but it's one that, knowing where it leads and how many "important" things are utterly meaningless, is really, really boring.

JoeArtistWriter 12/9/2010 2:15:11 PM

Yeah, I had mixed feelings at the time. It was an emotional ending, but ultimately disappointing. I 'm sure I enjoyed it more than you, but I completely understand your point.

puckzx6 12/10/2010 4:50:29 AM

As a parent I have to say that both my kids were able to climb out of thier cribs before they learned to walk, and both knew how to pick up an object and bash it against something even before learning how to crawl or roll over. I have no problems with those actions. My question, why don't walkers attack one another?

As for Lost, it still trumps all so so ending or not!

joeybaloney 12/10/2010 7:17:43 AM

Living flesh tastes hella better than rotting.

swisshammer 12/10/2010 10:22:57 AM

puck: My guess would be that they don't find each other appetizing.

Wiseguy 12/10/2010 1:40:39 PM

Zombies know dead flesh can carry the salmonella bacteria. They're already dead why get sick on top of that

joeybaloney 12/10/2010 1:44:03 PM

Here’s a pet theory I’ve had for years on Romero’s zombies that could maybe be applied here. Like here, no one is sure what the reason is for the zombie plague. In NOTLD it’s implied that radiation from a returning Venus probe is the cause but George went on to say that was never meant to be an official explanation, just media/government grasping at straws, and that even he doesn’t know what the cause was. Like here there are various theories: viral, parasite, fungus or… perhaps… punishment from God. DOTD even goes so far as to use the tagline “When there’s no more room in hell…”

Now it stands to reason that a mindless zombie motivated by its most basic reptilian instincts would continue to eat a victim until there isn’t anymore victim left. If that were, in fact, the case then wouldn’t it make sense that zombies numbers wouldn’t multiply anywhere nearly as fast and as vast as they have? Most stop eating their victims at some point that they are still viable as a get up and kill zombie. What makes them stop? What if it’s the soul leaving the body? What if that’s something they can sense somehow or somehow that causes the meat to turn, as it were, and then it’s on to the next Living Soul? I’m not saying zombies eat the soul. Just that once it departs for good they loose interest for some reason, possibly taste.

Just a thought. Nothing I take too seriously but I’ve discussed that with my buddies on more than one occasion and thought it might make sense here.
 

Wiseguy 12/10/2010 2:07:21 PM

My theory is an alien parasite. It can only live in a functional, not functioning of course, brain. It's smart enough that it knows it needs to spread before all their hosts (dead people) are killed via brain damage. Hence the quick initial spread

This theory IMO explains most zombies. They feed enough to sustain themselves but only bite most of their victims because they need to spread.

While the brain or host is alive perhaps our natural immune system prevents these alien parasites from infecting us.

The parasites can be small enough to in some cases penetrate the ground and reach cadavers with still intact brains.

joeybaloney 12/10/2010 4:19:05 PM

That works well. Nature instead of Wraith of God.

Ultimately I like the fact that we just don't know. It's good to be able to offer up multiple possibilities.

A buddy of mine gets real hung up on the fact that corpses would rot to nothing within a year, especially in that Atlanta heat. I believe Kirkman's take on that is that it's a story and we need to suspend disbelief on that or his ongoing series wouldn't have lasted very long. I don't think it's much of a stretch to suppose that whatever is animating a dead body is also capable of retarding the decomposition process.

golfyguild 12/11/2010 6:41:24 AM

 too many spoiler in comments

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