Apocalypse Casting Call
Membership has its privileges. Bill Megaton, the head of PostApoc.net (link over on the sidebar –> ) sent his members this extremely intriguing press release from PilgrimStudios. They’re looking to cast a reality TV show on SPIKE TV. Challenge: GLOBAL APOCALYPSE!
Oh yeah…get your entry ready before the ZOMBIES rise.
I’m a casting producer for a new television show about families that are preparing for any kind of global disaster. SPIKE TV and Vivos Shelters (www.terravivos.com) are seeking a handful of lucky people to compete for the chance to own shares in a state-of-the-art, community underground shelter for up to 6 family members.
We wanted to see if there was any way we can get your support on spreading the word to your followers and subscribers of your Postapoc.net website. We know with your coverage, the greater the reach there will be!
I’ve copied and pasted the flyer below with more information. I don’t have an email address for you but I’d like to also email you our official flyer with our logo.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your help!
SPIKE TV IS GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO WIN AN UNDERGROUND SHELTER FOR YOUR FAMILY
Are you a survivor? Are you prepared?
Nuclear war, terrorism, pole shifting, killer comets and tsunamis all have the potential to cause national or worldwide disaster. Some people think the Mayan Calendar predicts the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
If you’ve always wanted to secure lifetime access to a well-protected, underground shelter for you and your immediate family in case of a global emergency, then this is your chance.
SPIKE TV and Vivos Shelters (www.terravivos.com) are seeking a handful of lucky people to compete on a new TV show for the chance to own shares in a state-of-the-art, community underground shelter for up to 6 family members.
Producers are looking for outgoing, competitive PAIRS of immediate family members (husband and wife, father and son, siblings…) to represent their family household on national television in a series of fun and exciting challenges. This is your opportunity to PROVE that you have what it takes to join a community of people who can survive global disaster!
Send an email to LastFamilyCasting@gmail.com with the following:
1. Your name and the name of at least one family member who could be your teammate
2. Your phone numbers
3. Your city/state (same household or neighborhood preferred)
4. Recent photos of each of you
5. A brief explanation of why you want to win this show AND what skills you and your family can offer a community of survivors.
Deadline to apply is JUNE 20, 2012! Producers are waiting to hear from you!
* To compete on the show, you must be a legal U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. (Note: Family members of any age are eligible for a place in the shelter. Conditions and restrictions for shelter co-ownership apply.) For more information, visit www.pilgrimstudios.com/
How can you not like a show like that! I’m setting my DVR already.
Preview: The Walking Dead Season 2
Set your clocks, grab your machetes and stock up on supplies, The Walking Dead Season 2 premieres on AMC tonight 10-16-2011 at 9/8c!
Zombie fans this is a must watch. If you missed season 1, go find it on DVD and get caught up quick. Tonight we see Rick Grimes lead his ragged band of survivors out of Atlanta to seek refuge on a farm. The walking dead have taken over the planet and no one is safe in this gritty post-apocalyptic series on AMC.
Some cool links and videos to get you properly motivated to watch:
The Official Site: AMC The Walking Dead
Who’s Who: Cast and Characters
YouTube: Season 2 Trailer
Everything you need to know about the media phenom on Wikipedia: The Walking Dead Comic
Creator Robert Kirkman’s Blog: Kirkmania
Official Twitter feed: @WalkingDead_AMC
Enjoy the show fellow zombie fans!
Spike TV Deadliest Warrior’s Vampires vs Zombies: Aftermath
So I blogged last time about this show and my prediction for what this fight would really look like. After watching the show on Spike TV, I was pleasantly surprised. They kept it fun and cool and didn’t get too uptight about that fact that we’re talking about purely hypothetical creatures here. They have some pretty awesome clips available as well…see below.
If they decide to keep going with the series and pit the Loch Ness Monster vs Bigfoot, then I’ll complain. [Sasquatch would totally take that biatch]
First up…who helped them set the standards?
Max Brooks (World War Z)
Matt Mogk (founder of the Zombie Research Society) @mattmogk
Steve Niles (30 Days of Night) @steveniles
Scott Bowen (Vampire Survival Guide)
Ok…everything after this is SPOILER. STOP READING if you haven’t watched the show!
Enjoy a clip while you scroll…
Still here? Then let’s find out who won…
First up, the mea culpa from me. I’ve never seen 30 Days of Night or read the source material so I was a little surprised by what they came up with. I appreciate that they made the vamps bad ass apex predators. Needless to say, the movie and comic are now on my to-do list.
Second, let me say that I thought Max and Matt were fantastic advocates for our beloved zombies. Excellent work guys. Make sure you go buy Matt’s new book and follow the Zombie Research Society on Twitter. @zombieresearch
The other piece that I didn’t get right in my original article is the dead/undead nature of the Vampires. In the Niles/Bowen model the vampires have a functioning circulatory system with live blood. This would make the vampires a legitimate target for zombie attacks. The ER Doc on the show also kept stating over and over that it was *possible* for the vampires to contract the zombie virus. If this is true, then the whole battle is moot because they had the vamps biting zombie brains. You couldn’t get infected any quicker unless you had intravenous zombie blood transfusion.
My initial estimate on the required ratio of Vampires to Zombies was either 50:1 or 100:1. After the board breaking expert set the ratio, I was quite pleased with the 63:1 ratio. That seems more than fair. I also loved that zombies are the only warrior EVER to get a perfect 100 in Endurance.
The simulation was fun and I would have killed to be one of those zombie actors. It looked like a good time. 3 vampires in a abandoned factory taking on 180 zombies. The outcome was close but the winner: Vampires.
Honestly, I agree with the outcome but the premise is flawed. The flaw is in the very nature of the show. Deadliest Warrior. Zombies aren’t warriors, they don’t go to “war”. They don’t fight for ideology or land or gold or even glory. They consume to replicate, to spread, to reproduce. It’s the philosophical equivalent of pitting the Orkin man against locusts.
Regardless of how many battles Vampires win one on one or one on a hundred versus Zombies, ultimately the war is lost. Zombies will consume all of the Vampires’ natural food supply and starve them out in the end. Hey! Kinda like locusts. Imagine that.
Make sure if you’re watching the show to stay all the way to the very end…that one I won’t spoil.