Short Of The Week: ‘The First Wave’

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Zombie shorts have a pretty terrible reputation online. They’re always either dystopian porn set in old army base that some bro happened to have access to or a badly executed uni project that doesn’t go further than cheap makeup, blood and someone getting bitten (oh how dramatic). But this short came up as a genuine surprise brimming with great ideas and a new spin on a tired genre.

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3 reasons why you should love Brian Cox

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Biology and physics come together beautifully in a new factual series fronted by Brian Cox. With long crisp landscapes and a simple use of graphics, Cox explains the complex nature of life not just from a biological point of view but from a atomic one. It’s easy to forget that at the heart of it all, life is just a series of chemicals that have managed to move and replicate, and Cox is here to break it down for us. From how we make energy to what DNA is made of.

But this series is another in a long line of reasons why everyone should love him. What are they? Well, here they are.

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Genius TV: Charlie Brooker’s Screenwipe 2012

Channel Four’s best broadcaster, Blue Peter presenter impregnator and paedophile Morpheus walrus Charlie Brooker has condensed last years media news into one bite sized hour long chunk, making sure we can all appear more intelligent than we actually are. This episode features Nine Inch Nails and Barry Shitpeas, keepin’ it foolish.

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