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Romero's Running Zombie!!
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Published at: July 19, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! That headline is perhaps a lie. We have three videos today. The first maybe clears up the whole "Walking Dead" controversy over whether George Romero’s zombies could run or not: The second video brings us the launch of “Red Band Trailer,” the new talk show hosted by one of my favorite writers, WGA Award- and Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody, the girl who scripted the blockbuster “Juno” and the non-blockbuster “Jennifer’s Body.” She also wrote an acclaimed memoir about stripping, writes funny columns for Entertainment Weekly and created Showtime’s “United States of Tara.” As a bonus, the pregnant Cody's boobs have grown larger than those of ScriptGirl. In episode one, she interviews the great Adam Brody:
Oh. And here's the trailer for Syfy Emmy-bait "Sharktopus":
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  • July 18, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Shambling

    by AirWarrior

    I'm not sure what the controversy is, that is in question, but this did not show a "fast" Romero zombie. The only reason this zombie was at all fast, was due to a little thing we like to call "gravity". Once the "gravity" wasn't causing him to move quicker, he started shambling.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Shambling

    by AirWarrior

    Dammit! My comments didn't show up. But I just wanted to say that the Romero zombie in the clip wasn't really a "fast" zombie. He only sped up when he was going downhill. It was gravity that made him fast, not his zombie-ness.

  • July 18, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    RE: Previous comments

    by AirWarrior

    Nevermind, I just didn't click the link for the comments! D'oh! And First!...and Second!

  • July 19, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I'

    by GQtaste

  • July 19, 2010, 12:04 a.m. CST

    by GQtaste

    I"d rather watch Transformers than anything to do w/ Cody. Or whatever her real name is.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    the girl was running away....

    by The_Cliffster

    .. and the zombie kept pretty close... hence i reckon he was jogging....

  • July 19, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    I assumed Scriptgirl...

    by ROBRAM89

    ...had been officially unpersoned. Somewhere there's a photograph of Harry posing next to empty air. Surprised to see her mentioned.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:46 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody= SEVERELY overrated

    by Bodacious_Crumb

  • July 19, 2010, 3:58 a.m. CST

    I want a sharktopus for christmas

    by harmless

    and slow zombies are still more delicious for my eyes.

  • July 19, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Don't think that guy's a zombie at all.

    by cookylamoo

    Perhaps just a crazed caretaker who was driven mad on Zombie night. Notice that he uses tools...a rock...and he doesn't stop to eat Barbara's brother. This guys just horny, not dead. Oh, and Sharktopus looks bitchin'.

  • July 19, 2010, 10:15 a.m. CST

    wtf is that shit?

    by punto

    that's not going to win any Emmies

  • July 19, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    SyFy must be stopped before they ruin cinema forever!

    by The_Maltese_Vulcan

    Their movies melt the eye-balls out of your sockets.

  • July 19, 2010, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Not quite running, but still a "rage zombie"...

    by Royston Lodge

    He's not quite running, but he definitely moves fast enough to be considered more of a "rage zombie".<p> I like the theory someone else posted that they move faster when they're first reanimated, but they slow down as their dead bodies deteriorate and their dead muscles atrophy.

  • July 19, 2010, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Survival Guide

    by Wrath4771

    I believe it was the Survival Guide - maybe World War Z, made mention of zombies and acts of super strength. I think it was along the lines of they could do some pretty amazing things, but they would be a one time thing since they couldn't rebuild muscle tissue and were likely to damage themselves further. Anyway, why couldn't a newly created zombie run until the muscle tissue broke down to the point it would have to shamble then walk? Of course it would depend on what kind of damage the new zombie had when reanimated for this to work i.e. torn out thigh muscle means no running.

  • July 19, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Sharktopus!

    by lewarcher1949

    It seems that SyFy have stopped caring and have embraced the crap.

  • July 19, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    What running zombie controversy ?!

    by aversiontherapy2

    Who cares if - and it's still an if - zombies run in The Walking Dead?! Get a life. Not every vampire is Murnau's Nosferatu and not every zombie has to Romero's.

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