The Trek Movie Report blog reported today that the upcoming serialized zombie-drama, Alive! is underway. Until today, I knew nothing about this and I’m a little on edge about it. The show’s creators are some writers for the last Star Trek show, Enterprise. I stopped giving a shit about Trek after Next Generation went off the air but I see the ads for Enterprise on Sci-Fi all the time and, quite frankly, I think it looks like shit. Enough bitching about Star Trek, though.
Details are still pretty slim. The show was created by Enterprise writers Judith and Garfield Reeves Steven, for what it’s worth, and takes place after a global zombie outbreak has gone down. The show concerns itself with the occupants of a government bunker named Falcon Rock while nearly everyone else in the world stumbles around outside looking for someone to eat.
Also, these aren’t your father’s living dead. These are new-fangled running zombies since no one these days can see what is so absolutely fucking frightening about being cornered by a legion of the hungry dead, no ammo and nowhere to go. Whatever. I take issue with that but apparently I’m a minority these days since I like the good old Romero style zombies that are easy to outrun in small numbers but a real problem in larger packs. Expect a sense of humor and the continuing preoccupation with brains that people unfamiliar with zombie movies seem to think is so common.
There are no details about what channel this is going to be on and the pilot episode is still many months off. In the meantime, check out their podcasts and keep your fingers crossed that this doesnt suck.