posted on Apr, 13 2004 @ 09:27 PM
(Note to reader: if you haven't seen the movie, you probably won't want to read my post)
Mmmm, I love the idea of zombies, especially after seeing the new Dawn of the Dead movie. In fact, I started writing my own little book based off of
the movie! It probably won't ever get published, but some day I'd love for that to happen, it's the most fun story I've written so far and I hope
it can be a full novel when I'm done.
Anyway, the idea might be great, but I highly doubt anything like the movie could ever happen. Somehow the body is dead, and the body gets no
nutrition, yet the brain is telling the body to eat humans and kill them. Even if the rest of the body is cut off from the brain, it will continue to
control the body in this fashion (watch for what's in the cooler during the credits
) Unfortunately, and at the same time, fortunately, this is
totally impossible. I don't know all the technical reasons why and how it couldn't happen, but I gaurentee it couldn't. But that doesn't mean
Hollywood can't say it can happen, and my book can't say it can happen! It's entertainment! Anyway, for it to actually occur, the disease would
somehow have to supply the brain with nutrients to keep it alive and running. Or for some reason the brain's signals are still being sent from
certain areas to certain muscles and all all that. Also, it's as if the living body has a resistence to the disease, so the only time the body can
be taken over is after it's already dead, therefore no white blood cells would be fighting and the brain would not be putting up a fight either, if
that's even possible at all (perhaps subconsciously?).