Zombies on TV

Until a few days ago, I could only receive one TV channel, our ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) Government channel.

Now, with satellite TV, all sorts of stuff. I am only getting free-to-air channels. Well, kind of -- most of them are scrambled and require an Optus smartcard to view, a one-off purchase ($85).

I now get two commercial channels. I must say, after not watching any commercial TV for 10 years, my impression is these are mostly junk.
Many of the programs are lowest-common-denominator (sex, violence, money).

I now get SBS, which is a Government ethnic channel, sometimes has interesting stuff. On Monday night I watched "Dead Set", first of a 5-part series:


After that, I turned to another channel, and lo-and-behold, yet another zombie program, "Undead":


I missed the beginnings of both of these, so don't know exactly how these zombies got going. It seems, in the Undead movie it is a rain of meteorites that infect the people. Zombies attack others, if bitten you become a zombie also.

Oh dear, hasn't this been "done to death" already?
I'm not into horror movies. Though, this undead thing is kind of amusing because it is so dumb.

Posted on 12 Nov 2009, 8:16


Posted on 12 Nov 2009, 8:10 by password
zombie planet incorporated
"discovery", and "animal planet" are often worth watching, otherwise you are just paying to have propaganda piped into your living room. but the two above mentioned dont get of scot free in the propaganda department either just way less by comparison.

Posted on 12 Nov 2009, 9:19 by Josť Luis Lorente
Welcome to Satellite TV
Dumb is the word for TV nowadays, Barry, most of the shows broadcasted are just trash. But from time to time you get a program worth to see. And this is telling you someone that has been able to see Satellite TV for 20+ years now. Some other TV channels that might be worth to see, additionally to the ones posted by "password" are History Channel, Biography Channel and Geography Channel.

The only programs that I see from Free Broadcasted TV are the News, and that is with some reserve.

Posted on 12 Nov 2009, 11:51 by 8-bit
So you thought you were seeing a zombie?
Actually, it was Raffy after lack of sleep trying to get the WIKI of puppylinux.org back up!

Sorry to Raffy, I just couldn't resist.

Posted on 12 Nov 2009, 14:33 by lobster
TV 4 zombies
I watch some zombification from the web
Mostly Iplayer (BBC) and Channe4 (UK) - who made the program you mention (not seen it)

Something like this might be useful for you

In the UK 30% of viewing is via the web and increasing.

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 3:03 by alienjeff
Hypnosis of the Masses
I sold my VCR and television in 1997. No regrets. There are only two things I would watch anyway: Fox's "24" and Red Sox baseball. "24" is available on the web and DVD rental shop; and I listen to the Red Sox on the radio (one with an analog, slide rule "dial").

It would be interesting to calculate how much time I would have been bombarded by commercials in those 12 years ...

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 4:04 by Dougal
If you want dumb, you can also watch Swift and Shift (http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/swiftandshift/about/page/i/1/show/swiftandshift), courtesy of Pauly from (Fat) Pizza (and featuring Angry Anderson!).

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 7:41 by PaulBx1
Take that TV to the rifle range.

"Study Reveals Pittsburgh Unprepared For Full-Scale Zombie Attack"

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 8:20 by password
nice link but...
lobster: "Something like this might be useful for you

which ones actually work in 431?
or if you prefer which ones do you recommend?
many have gxine plugin required or just don't get there in some other way.
success in that i got NASA media channel to download an .asx file, and when i drag it into gxine,it will stream tv. it wont click due to file associations though.

or should that be past tense because it wont play when i checked my NASA.asx again now.

Posted on 13 Nov 2009, 10:43 by password
ok got it now, copy the tv stream link from squid eg:


into the playlist of gxine and click it then you get live tv.

Posted on 25 Nov 2009, 9:33 by Zombie