In the television series ‘The Walking Dead,’ Rick grimes and the others discover a walker close to camp munching on a dead deer. What makes these zombies able to digest flesh is beyond me? Should not some explanation for this be offered they are dead after all? As a long time fan of zombie movies especially George Romero films I like an explanation for certain things or at least an educated guess.
Here are two things that I believe deserve at least a watered down explanation:
Thing 1: In the Walking Dead zombies can smell other zombies because they emit a certain dead odor and this is why they do not attack each other. What do zombies do that may have a bad sense of smell bite anything in site? There have to be zombies that have their noses bitten off or simply cannot smell. Based on this how would they determine who is dead who is not?
What about zombies who have just became walkers they cannot possibly smell that bad? So with out an explanation as to the how’s and why’s I wonder how come they are not consumed all of the way before they start to smell?
Thing 2: Zombies in ‘The Walking Dead’ consume human and animal flesh for nourishment. What happens to the ones that have their lower body parts eaten and possibly their stomach before they become walkers? Do these zombies kill for nourishment or simply eat because it is a primitive drive? An explanation would seem good to me.
Before the zombies took over they had time to announce rescue stations like the one in Atlanta . The government should have had time to come up with some kind of half stated explanation for the reason zombies are attracted to smell. They could have also had some theories about why they consume anything moving as well.
I believe half baked explanations even if they are theories are better than nothing. Any intelligent person wants to know what makes things tick, however if I were really intelligent would I be writing about a hypothetical zombie apocalypse in a television series.