CASE STUDY: The Walking Dead

REVISED: SUNDAY, 08/05/18 - 2:50 AM

IT'S ORIGINAL INCARNATION

- The movies and the direction the producers have taken it.

Concept:  The new order will never arrive unless the old order is totally dismembered.  Following this logic:  Law enforcement officer RICK GRIMES awakens from a coma to discover himself in the middle of a zombie apocalypse where most humans have died.  Survivors are being attacked and eaten (dismembered) by the zombies.  Why?  Humans are constantly evolving.  When there is a need to evolve, the poison or danger that is threatening the body triggers an adaptive measure in order for the human organism to survive.  Because air and water pollution has become so toxic for existing human biology to survive, humans are evolving to survive in a toxic wasteland.  But the changeover can never be completed as long that there are humans who have not succumbed to the zombie virus.  

HOW I WOULD CHANGE IT

 

CENTRAL ISSUE:

There are humans who have become zombies and are ready to adapt to the climate change.  They are in direct opposition to those humans who are resisting change and are not equipped to breathe polluted air and to drink polluted water, or to withstand the kind of heat that is resulting from global warming. 

PROTAGONIST'S VIEWPOINT: 

- Humankind must survive and defeat the zombies at all costs. 

- Humans must survive in order to perpetuate the species and avoid extinction. 

ANTAGONIST'S VIEWPOINT:

- Surviving humans are preventing the species as a whole from the evolution it needs to undergo to survive in a toxic world.  

- If humans do not complete the evolutionary process of "survival of the fittest," then "cockroaches" and other forms of life will inherit planet Earth.

- From the zombie viewpoint, the survivors are selfishly hanging on to a physical form that is weaker than what it needs to be in order to survive in a toxic environment that mankind created. 

THIS OPENS UP A MYRIAD OF POSSIBILITIES:

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