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Zombie Science – Brain of the Dead (Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Taking the form of a mock-lecture, this turned to be a little less hardcore than I was expecting; in truth, it doesn’t matter if you don’t know your Walking Deads from your Days, Dawns or Diaries of the Dead. Much of the humour arises from our gawky lecturer’s failed attempts to relate to student life, and the entire script is peppered with funny little jokes, puns and references. At times it was eerily reminiscent of genuine university lectures, where no-one was willing to contribute or volunteer. Ultimately, the gimmick wore a little thin, and didn’t quite do justice to the quality of the writing. Maybe next year an actual zombie, for demonstration purposes, would liven things up. Or undeaden them, at least.

C, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Leask]