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Scenarios Inc [19] : Nerd Herd Part 1 : Zombies, Aliens and Beer!

Nope. not about the band HelloGoodbye, just play on words.

I got frustrated with special features on Philippine TV these days. dont get me wrong, they’re informative, yes but do we have to tackle the same topic a hundred times? Yes, I do watch (and love) our documentaries, but do we need to witness poverty again and again?

Thank God there’s cable (well, torrent…) again, cable.

it made a wide and different  array of interesting shows to people (mostly nerds and geeks)  like these shows I’ve been watching these past few days, informative yet entertaining.

Zombies: A Living History | History Channel

Despite of credibility issues caused by conspiracy theory themed shows, History Channel won’t stop producing shows that entertains ideas from the pop culture. From their past series like Nostradamus Effect Season 1 and 2, Ancient Aliens season 1 and 2 and their disturbing Life after People series, they’re always successful in creating shows for the geeks and conspiracy theorists (like me)

True enough, they created a documentary chronicling the history of zombies. from being part of ancient legends all over the world up to their current representation in the movies. I like how they got these resource speakers who are zombie apocalypse experts on their own way.

Interesting perspective on general emergency preparedness with surprising incite from government officials on Zombies. Worth it to see some of the genre’s authors like Maberry and Brooks!

 

Also, what made it more interesting/fun to watch is the “How to Fight a Zombie” segment by Roger Ma

Man, he can do it with everything, from Katana sword to crowbar to an ordinary snowplow…oh by the way, he also presented a hand to hand combat wit a zombie, seems legit 😀

I must say, I witnessed one of the most well-rounded documentaries on zombies. I really appreciated how far back the History Channel went to try and find the origins of the zombie story. The production value was as superb as the research, recreations and zombie actors. And it somehow reminds me of Simon Pegg and Shaun of the Dead 😀

When Aliens Attack | National Geographic

Surprised that National Geographic is finally producing shows about the extra terrestrial and even declared an alien invasion month for their specials about ETs. NGC already have this reputation of producing clear and well researched specials so I must say, they can go with the trend without anything at stake 😀

When Aliens Attack starts with a question “What if an extra-terrestrial force attacked Earth?” then followed by series of never ending thoughts like “What might that look like and how will the people of Earth respond?” NGC Consulted a cast of world-renowned scientists and  survival experts and defense experts

This two-hour special, Alien Invasion explors this frightening scenario. Experts reveal what could motivate alien invaders to attack Earth, and speculate on how the attack might play out — the strategy alien invaders might use and the most effective ways for humans to respond. Well turn to science and history to figure out what works. Well show how humanity can survive this

If we’re all geared up for a zombie apocalypse, why not prepare for another kind? You may get a lot of ideas from this NGC special, from communicating to aliens with mathematics up to mobilizing ticking bomb out of diseased infected people.

its not that i believe into aliens but I am sort of fascinated on  our  ideas if they were real.

from History Channel and National geographic, lets jump to…

How Beer Save the World | Discovery Channel

This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.

I suspect some of the claims made in this show exaggerate the importance of beer. Was barley made exclusively for beer and not for bread? I do not know, but it seems a bit odd. Even the theory of how beer was accidentally discovered relies heavily on speculation.


But overall, it is pretty decent with real experts explaining things about beer’s history that are not well known. it is fun to watch and entertain the fact that without beer, Pyramid would be impossible, that refrigeration wouldn’t be invented and we will not know what an ice cream is.  Some claims are little bit exaggerated but still, it entertain a nerd like me   Did it “save” the world? I do not know. I mean, sure, beer was safer to drink than bacteria-filled water… but clearly other societies thrived besides the Europeans. The world was not “saved”.

so there you go geeks. cheers! here’s to zombie, alien or whatever apocalypse we’re anticipating’ 😀

So that’s for now guys.

So Till Then and Godbless 😀

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