Posted by: Mark | June 30, 2015

In The Flesh

Back in the 70s,  Douglas Adams assumed that the BBC would cancel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy after one season so he wrote the final episode to end the story. Then the BBC approved a second season.

Adams ended the final episode of the second season with a cliffhanger, assuming the BBC would renew it. They didn’t.

In the Flesh reminds me of that.

The first season brings a twist to the zombie apocalypse. Scientists effectively cure zombies and attempt to integrate them back to society. Human survivors aren’t especially eager to accept them back.

The first season ends so conclusively that, while I was happy for the second season, the storyline would have been complete without it.

In many aspects the second season was even better than the first but it added elements similar to Josh Whelan’s Firefly, and like Firefly those elements were left unexplained when the series ended. I’d love to see the show picked up on another network but that doesn’t look like it will happen.

Everyone rips on Fox for cancelling shows to early but considering the BBC did the same thing to The Fades , the BBC deserves some flack too.



  1. Quite right – do you know about the petitions to save In The Flesh? People are hoping it get picked up by Amazon or Netflix.

    • I didn’t know but I’ll sign once I find it.

      • There’s a couple here:

      • Also I think it’s spelt Joss Whedon – Firefly was an awesome series but I’m not sure how I would feel about another one after all this time.

      • Thanks for the links. I found one that was dead which was discouraging.

        You’re right on both counts with Whedon. Just a wild stab in the dark (and a word that doesn’t come up in spell check).

      • No worries. Yeah the original petition has been closed unfortunately, not sure why but I think it was addressing BBC Three directly and now there’s not going to be a BBC Three…

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