The Season 10 premiere to AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ started off with a bang! Well, it started with a crash from outer space. The Russian satellite burning up in space and crashing into both Hilltop and Alexandria was one of the most visually impressive scenes from the series so far. Not only that, but it was completely unexpected. Thankfully, the showrunners have decided to go an original route in the season and did so in a way that makes sense.
According to showrunner Angela Kang:
“We were talking in the writers’ room about: What is stuff that happens over time? When years pass, what goes on? And somebody was just talking about, “Well, you know satellites and stuff, they have to be maintained; otherwise, they start to fall.” So there was this idea that, wouldn’t they see things start to fall from the atmosphere after time? We thought that was just an interesting way to do something a little bit new at the beginning of the season. And there’s also this technology that they’ve gotten from the satellite, which comes into play within the season as well. We just thought that was a fun way to try something new for the show while still reflecting a reality that would happen as time goes by.”
With so much of our technology having already fallen to the wayside due to a lack of power, I’m loving that we’re seeing how things are still falling apart, and on top of our survivors no less. While this is a great story arc that could expand communication between the communities, it does overlook the fact that nuclear reactors would likely all have failed by this point and destroyed what remained of civilization.
Of course, we’re talking about a world where zombies have overrun the world, so I suppose we can try and suspend our disbelief about nuclear reactors going critical.
Did you enjoy the return of ‘The Walking Dead’? What other remnants of our current society do you feel could come back to haunt our survivors? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Entertainment Weekly