In recognition of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary – and a continual loosening of our personal definition of “zombie” – we’re celebrating a horde of murderous, barely sentient walking sacks of exotic disease.
In the first episode of series two, “New Earth“, The Doctor and Rose explore the replacement Earth in the M87 galaxy. There, via his psychic paper, The Doctor is summoned to a hospital run by a religious order of cat-nuns who can, it seems, cure any ailment. Rose falls victim to a psychograft while The Doctor determines that artificial humans are being grown and forcibly stricken with horrible diseases to provide cures for other patients. These infected are released and begin to infect others in a familiar scenario.
If you didn’t actually understand much of that, we’re sorry to point this out, but: you’re not very cool. You should be watching Doctor Who. You should start now.