Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The League Week 6: Zombie Apocalypse

Here we are again for my Second attempt at the The League  from Brian over at Cool and Collected.  I had a great time last week participating and this week is no different!  This week I wanted to jump out of my comfort zone, but in the end my gut instinct was just too strong to go with the familiar!

This weeks league assignment is as follows:  Which TV or movie hero do you want beside you when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

This will end up coming out one part Answer to the weekly question and one part anthem to my childhood hero!

There are a few answers to this question but I feel the obvious one is still the best.

My Gut tells me to go with my childhood hero, the Doctor, from Doctor Who.  Any incarnation would make me feel safe.  Somewhere deep down you know that you will be safe, that the zombie plot is something that a menacing alien race has bestowed on the earth simply to draw out the Doctor.  But what the Alien Race doesn’t know is that the Doctor is playing a long game, and they and the zombies are simply a pawn in that game.  The Doctor is the eye of the storm if he means to be or not, and you are always safest within the eye of the storm.

The doctor tends to be anti violence, or at least always uses it as a last resort, so he would not be too good at killing the actual zombies. . . at least with weapons.  When he finally throws that switch that does kill one out of necessity he will face it and honestly say “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry, (you never want to be on the receiving end of that statement!)  At the end of the day he will, however, outwit the monsters or the monsters behind the monsters, by waving his sonic screwdriver around and getting us through that last door.  

Of course he has the aforementioned sonic screwdriver and any number of other gadgets in his Pockets (which always seem to have exactly what he needs.)  He also has the TARDIS his magnificent box of tricks, which, he has probably been separated from, so we can not use that magical box as a point of refuge.

In the end The Doctor is the TV hero I would feel safest putting my faith in during the event of a zombie Apocalypse.        

Be sure to check out Cool And Collected  and the other bloggers who participate in the League There are some great bloggers participating and they will have much better answers than mine!  I will be adding some more of the posts here as they post them up!

Joyboypacman at Revenge from the Cosmic Arc decided Cherry Darling would be the best choice!

Chris Tupa, decided that it would have to be MacGyver or Mister T.  

Brian at Cool and collected thinks Blain from Predator is the best choice.


  1. One of these days I am going to have to watch Dr. Who. I feel a giant hole in my pop culture cred in not knowing what the heck this is all about.

    Hey Ashley, I saw your photo on Facebook yesterday and I actually recognized you from an article about your MOTU collection being on display. Small world! I'd love to showcase your collection sometime on Cool & Collected if you're up for it: http://coolandcollected.com/collector-profile/

    1. Brian, you should catch up on Doctor who, also I would love to do the Profile thing as well. I actually want to talk to you about something else you might be interested in. I'll e-mail you from Cool and Collected!

  2. Thanks for the mention of my blog. : )

    1. No worries man! Thats what the League is all about!

    2. That what so cool about being apart of it. : )

  3. Smart choice. I'm with Brian, I still need to start this series. Viewing party!!

  4. Sounds like fun! I've been a fan of the franchise since I can remember so I can helP you guys figure out where you should start. 50 years of history can be daunting! :)