9 rampaging space zombies hungry for our sci-fi brains
scifiwire.com: As a general rule, space zombies tend to be more energetic than their terrestrial counterparts, and often retain a robust intelligence. Some use language, advanced tools, and exhibit rudimentary culture.
But as you’ll learn in the 20th of our 31 specials for the 31 days of Halloween, where it counts, space zombies have true zombie nature: a violently anti-human bent, an avidity for tasty human flesh and rapid expansion of their numbers through infection or otherwise turning of their victims.
– Reavers in ‘Firefly/Serenity’
– The Borg from ‘Star Trek’
– Possessed miners in ‘John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars’
– Zombies from ‘Plan 9 From Outer Space’
Well, that’s a nice listing with explanations – what do you think – have space zombies really true zombie nature?
14 things we’re glad aren’t in the Dracula book sequel
scifiwire.com: Perhaps jumping on the bloodsucking bandwagon, a descendant of Bram Stoker – the Irish theater empresario who kicked off the whole vampire thing in his 1897 novel Dracula – has co-authored a sequel, Dracula: The Un-Dead.
The book goes back to the original, which was written in epistolary form. The sequel is set in 1912, 25 years after the finale of the first book, as a series of murders in London and Paris triggers a vampire hunt across Europe.
Here with a list of things we’re glad are NOT in the book:
– Sparkly vampires
– Teen vampires
– Teen werewolves
– Southern vampires
– A vampire who tells a non-vampire, “You know all that stuff you’ve heard about vampires? It’s all bull.”
Hey, what’s so wrong about Baseball and werewolfs and tight leather jumpsuits? Okay it don’t fit in Bram Stokers world but I think it’s not bad. Do you agree with this 14 points?