Exclusive: Mike Carey On The Girl With All The Gifts, Zombie Battles, And Melanie’s Poem!

mikecarey01Mike Carey has given us a new form of zombie.  That’s hard to do in this day and age with slow zombies (Walking Dead) and fast zombies (Boneys from Warm Bodies), viral zombies (28 Days Later) and pathogen zombies (all the rest).  But now we have a brand new form of zombie: fungal zombie!  In The Girl With All The Gifts, Mike Carey (famed writer of comic books such as Lucifer, X-Men: Legacy, and The Unwritten) brings us a world where a fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis (a very real fungus that infects insects and takes over their brains), has infected humans turning them into zombies (called Hungries in the book, the Z word is never mentioned).

The books follows an infected girl, Melanie, who has somehow retained her mental abilities while still infected with the fungus that makes her crave flesh.  The book is an epic journey around London and is now being turned into a movie (of a sort) starring Glenn Close called She Who Brings Gifts.  Mr. Carey was kind enough to give Gabbing Geek an exclusive interview and provide some never-before-heard insights into his book, movie, and new world he’s created.  There are spoilers after the break, but if you don’t mind or have already read the book he gives us some fantastic, never before revealed information.  Jump after the break for all the Hungry goodness!

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Non-Geek TV From The Geek Perspective: The Shield

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There’s a lot of TV out there, and some of it has actually been off the air for a while but still worth a look.

This week I am talking about The Shield.  No, not Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The Shield, you know, the cop show.  No, not The Wire.  The Shield.

Fine.  I’ll explain after the cut.

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Gabbing Geek Analysis: 2015 Oscar Nominations

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Oh…my…God!  The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games.  I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football.  It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute.  I was talking about the Oscar nominations.  Sorry.  I get distracted sometimes!  Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!

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