Zombies Meet Mythbusters

I’ve heard there is a new Mythbusters show, but I’m not all that interested in watching it. I wasn’t a regular viewer of the original series. More like a connoisseur. If I was channel-slipping and it was on, and nothing I wanted to watch more was on simultaneously, I’d watch it. Or if they were doing something special, like when they dedicated a program to JAWS as part of the yearly Shark Week on Discovery Channel. But I never watched it as appointment television. Even so, Jamie and Adam are the Mythbusters to me. If they aren’t in the show, I’m not likely to watch it.

I caught an older episode the other day on zombies. I know it was older because Adam and Jamie were still in it, and so was Michael Rooker, and they were plugging the fact that Rooker played Merle in THE WALKING DEAD. Still, the show was standard Mythbusters entertaining. What’s the better weapon to use to fight zombies, a gun or an axe? Why, an axe, of course. (Unless you’re using the “Ol’ Painless” minigun that Jesse Ventura used in PREDATOR, maybe.) And could slow-plodding zombies really catch a human running at full speed? It all depends on population density, but it isn’t likely. Howzabout a horde of zombies being able to break down a fortified door? Nope. Not if the door is heavily fortified. Not in anything approaching a timely manner. Zombies, busted!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of Evil Cheez Productions ( - - specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. And he really likes vampires and werewolves. Like, a LOT.