That’s right, this week’s Zombie Showdown tackles the one undying question that has been burning in every Zombiephile’s heart for almost two decades: who would win in a fight, Zombies or Skynet?
Skynet, that time-bending artificial intelligence from the Terminator movies (and television show), going head to head with a full-fledged global zombie outbreak. It’s a tough call – let’s see why.
As this Zombiephile has mentioned time and time again, Zombies are hard to kill. Worse yet, every human who falls to zombies becomes a zombie himself, causing exponential growth in their numbers. They don’t eat (except brains and body parts), don’t sleep, and have worse personal hygiene than a liberal arts college student.
On the other hand, facing against an army of Terminators with Belgian accents and rippling biceps, most of those qualities aren’t necessarily strengths. Without an ample supply of humans to zombify, zombies may lose their numerical advantage; Terminators don’t eat or sleep either, apparently have less of a sense of humor than Dick Cheney, and are equally prone to shooting people in the face.
But before you vote for the Terminators, remember that Skynet is programmed to deal with humans – not zombies. The lack of reason and rationality that embodies zombie behavior may short circuit Skynet logic chips, and the sheer volume of zombies (potentially 6 billion, give or take) could overwhelm Skynet’s robot armies. On the other hand, there’s always the distinct possibility that Skynet could win by sending Arnold Schwarzenegger back in time to kill the original zombie, thus preventing the zombie outbreak altogether, which, I suppose, would actually be kind of a nice thing for them to do in comparison to their normal destroy-all-humans attitude.
Zombies VS. Skynet – you decide.