Tales of the Walking Dead season 1
1) The beginning of this episode is presented as a nature documentary hosted by Dr. Everett. Is this something he spliced together as a documentary, or was that simply something we, the audience, were seeing?
2) Dr. Everett refers to the dead as homo mortuus. This is the first unique name for the dead in Tales of The Walking Dead since Sandra called them “dead-eyes” in Joe and Evie’s episode, and the third unique name in Tales of TWD thus far.
3) Later, he refers to groups of the dead as “packs”. While we’ve heard groups of the dead referred to as “herds” and “hordes”, this is the first time anyone has referred to them as “packs” and is, therefore, the second unique name for the dead in this episode, and fourth in Tales.
4) Dr. Everett, rather strangely, seems to see the walkers as a subspecies(?) of humanity, which is strange, considering, being a scientist, he has to know that evolution and speciation don’t work that way.
5) It’s a good thing for Dr. Everett that the zombie outbreak hit in 2010 and not earlier, as helicopter drones like the one he uses to observe the dead didn’t hit the civilian market until the beginning of 2010. He must either be adept at fixing his or he got lucky, and there were no serious bugs in that first year of the drones being on the market.
6) After pausing to retrieve his drone near a pile of headless walker corpses, Dr. Everett takes some audio notes and says “The gravest threat to the homo mortuus are skull hunters.” The caption for that sentence, however, says “greatest threat”.