With The Walking Dead racking up the TV ratings and zombies being everywhere, it's not surprising that other shows would try to cash in on that popularity… even shows about pure science are willing to jump into the speculation. This week, Through The Wormhole With Morgan Freeman is taking a look at the possibility of a zombie apocalypse through scientific means.
Segments include a look at the similarities between humans and bats and how easily diseases can be passed between the two. Another segment on how quickly an airborne zombie virus would quickly spread causing a pandemic. And my personal favorite, a story about the guy who figure out how to remote control roaches through electric stimuli. He literally makes a roach go where he wants with the hand-handled control from an RC car.
And you have to appreciate the hyperbole of this weeks synopsis:
It is a nightmare that has stalked us for centuries: hordes of human beings transformed into mindless, cannibalistic monsters. Could this civilization-ending nightmare become reality? Scientists have discovered pathogens that turn insects into the walking dead. New strains of viruses are attacking humans every day. Mathematicians have calculated the likelihood of surviving a zombie virus outbreak: they're not hopeful. Now neuroscientists are discovering how easy it is for us to lose conscious control of our bodies. Are we at risk of becoming puppets? And if we are already in the middle of a zombie apocalypse, would we know it?
And all of that sounds so damn credible with the voice of Morgan Freeman. Is The Zombie Apocalypse Possible airs Wednesday 6/25 at 10pm ET/PT on the Science Channel.