In this yearly Halloween edition of Streaming the Past, we play a game that none of us had ever played before. Indeed, Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army may not be entirely in good taste or historically authentic, but who can refuse a good, gory and slightly scary slaughter of Nazi Zombies? Not us!
We have Ymir and Megalithic playing two fearless but delicous-looking Allied, zombieslayers and Caeda and Doc Random on the couch with our guests Jessica Palmer, an osteoarchaeologist, and Hayley Mickleburgh, a forensic archaeologist. The stream turned out to be a ton of fun as well as filled with facts on the anatomy of death that you never knew you were just dying to know!
In fact, this zombie-filled slaughterfest may have been one of our brainiest stream ever (no pun intended). We ended up mentioning or talking about:
- A lot of Latin names for bones! Also which bones would make for good weapons (warning: some humerus puns may break-a-leg)!
- The difficulty of (3D) documenting human remains. And why this game’s developers got lazy on the “verts.”
- The various stages of the decomposition process after death and where this game gets it right and wrong.
- Our fascination with death and in particular zombies
- Nazis and zombies as double negations of humanity
- The ethics of displaying and researching human remains
- The causal history of Nazombie Germany.