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Astrozombie Neil deGrasse Tyson

July 25, 2013

Phil Plait in Slate writes: “BRAIIIINSS … BIG BRAIIIINNNNSSSS: Astrozombie: Neil Tyson succombs to the zombie apocalypse” about Neil deGrasse Tyson at Comic-Con.

The image in Plait’s post shows Tyson attacked by a “Walking Dead” zombie in front of a wall of logos for FOX, FX and “The Walking Dead”. Big news at Comic Con was that Tyson would host a new version of Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” for Fox. So there is some metaphor in the TV zombies gobbling up this science museum personality. The new show is set to be produced by Seth MacFarlane of “Family Guy” fame:

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Recall also, the 1968 movie “Astro Zombies” appeared in a 2005 U.S. Tax Court opinion.

AND the band The Misfits also have a song called “Astro Zombies” – and The Misfits were part of a Federal Court case with the word “Undead”

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