Friday, 14 May 2010

Friday Zombie Blogging - Killer Zombie Satellite

If only for the headline that sounds like a terrible B-grade movie, I like this "Solar storm creates killer zombie satellite" story on BoingBoing. Apparently a solar storm knocked a satellite called "Galaxy 15" partially offline, so all it's doing now is traipsing around in orbit blasting random "C-band" telecoms signals and generally interfering the hell out of other satellites until it dies or gets turned away from Earth. At that point it becomes a "here we are and we're really bad with our own technology" beacon to attract ravaging alien races. Hurrah!

Mokalus of Borg

PS - Apparently this kind of thing has happened before.
PPS - It must not be too big a problem, or we would have tried to shoot them down.


Erin Marie said...

I like it.

John said...

I'm just glad it wasn't turned into a satellite that creates zombies.

Erin Marie said...

Now THERE's a movie for you.

John said...

Maybe. But the satellite would need to be shot down or disabled, which requires a missile, and those are usually under government control. So either the government shoots down the satellite quickly, resulting in (relatively) little harm or the plucky band of survivors manages to gain control of an abandoned missile silo and shoot down the satellite long after everything has gone to hell, which still leaves them with thousands of zombies to handle. It's tricky.