3:10 pm - 12/07/2012

Discovery Channel prepares you for the zombie apocalypse

"It's scientifically plausible for humans to contract a virus that changes them into a Zombie."

"Prepare yourself with 'Zombie Apocalypse Tuesday' on Discovery."

Are you ready for doomsday? Or a zombie apocalypse? Discovery Channel introduces a group of ordinary people prepping for a zombie takeover and examines the science behind this end-of-the-world scenario in the new one-hour special documentary Zombie Apocalypse, premiering Tuesday, December 18th at 10PM ET/PT as part of Discovery Channel’s “Apocalypse Tuesday”.

Ivy League professors and scientists speak out in this special to give evidence for this scenario.

Diseases can move very quickly thanks to our global infrastructure – cars, trains, subways and if such a virus were to become a pandemic, the results would be immediate and devastating.

This event isn’t all imagination. Dr. Steven Scholzman of Harvard Medical School explains that it is indeed plausible for humans to contract a virus that changes them into something resembling a Zombie.

A zombie-like virus passed on by human contact could infect every person in a city the size of New York in just 8-9 days.

The 1918 Spanish Influenza killed 100 million people worldwide, and something similar could kill a staggering 250 million today.

Some people imagine what it would be like to win the lottery, but Zombie Preppers spend their time planning for Zombie attacks. Meet the everyday individuals who can’t stop thinking through all the scenarios for their own demise.

· Patti Heffernan: A mother of two who’s teaching her children to fight Zombies, she spends time fortifying her home and thinking through worst case scenarios.

· Alfredo Carbajel: Founder of the Kansas Anti-Zombie militia, he has a secret location stockpiled with all the supplies necessary to keep him alive during the apocalypse.

· Matthew Oakey: An ex-military firearms instructor who wouldn’t hesitate to kill a Zombie, he’s loading up on firearms and preparing an escape route in The Event of an attack.

· Shawn Beatty: This Wisconsin-based teacher doesn’t expect Zombies to rise from their graves, but believes that the end is near and wants to be prepared when disaster strikes.

Tune in to Discovery Channel’s “Apocalypse Tuesday” on December 18th kicking off with HOW THE WORLD WILL END at 8PM ET/PT, followed by APOCALYPSE 2012 REVELATIONS at 9PM ET/PT and concluding with the premiere of ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE at 10PM ET/PT.

kidviciousdonna 7th-Dec-2012 04:58 am (UTC)
I always feel bad thinking about my kitties in a zombie apocalypse. Not so much other people though :/
teaaet 7th-Dec-2012 05:01 am (UTC)
idg why there aren't dogs running around on walking dead... if they don't turn, it seems like they should be all over the place? it's not like the walkers could catch DOGS.
kidviciousdonna 7th-Dec-2012 05:03 am (UTC)
they probably died of starvation and then got eaten :(
gillianinoz 7th-Dec-2012 07:11 am (UTC)
There was at least one scene with walkers eating a dog carcass, and one with dogs running.

Enough walkers could corner an exhausted dog, and remember it all happened so quickly a lot of pets would have been locked in yards and houses and were either eaten or starved to death.

Yes, I have given this a lot of thought. I worry more about my dogs than my family, in the event of a ZA.

volkanator 7th-Dec-2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
my big question is why aren't there more zombie animals? or is the virus only transferred through humans? considering many viruses today can transmit from human to animal and vice versa, i always wondered why there weren't zombie dogs, rats, etc.
chrismakkuh 8th-Dec-2012 04:20 am (UTC)
It's only a human virus.
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