Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control has dispelled fears
that a zombie-inducing virus has spread among the general public. Still, with drug-crazed citizens biting off more than they can chew of each other in recent headlines, and shows like "The Walking Dead" depicting an undead uprising as something eerily plausible, it's to be expected that not everyone has heeded the CDC's confirmation.
To wit, Entertainment Weekly
reports that Discovery Channel will be airing a documentary titled "Zombie Apocalypse," which profiles four individuals busy preparing themselves for the inevitability of reanimated corpses coming for their heads. One participant, a Kansan with all sorts of "supplies" accumulated for a potential attack, is even involved with an "Anti-Zombie Militia" (shades of last season's "True Blood"
Lest you think this quartet of fearful Americans is merely cuckoo, "Zombie Apocalypse" even makes the case that such contagions aren't entirely unforeseeable. Hell, according to EW, a Harvard-employed doctor goes on record and waxes scientific about how "viruses are fascinating organisms and would be very effective at changing us into something approaching the zombies."
And here we thought television itself had already accomplished that.
"Zombie Apocalypse" airs Tuesday, Dec. 18 on Discovery.