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Madwelshboy
January 20th, 2010, 02:30 PM
AMC wants to televise the zombie apocalypse

If you think the zombie genre is dead, er, undead, well, cable network AMC apparently doesn't agree: It's picked up a pilot called Walking Dead, about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse.

Oh, THAT old story.

The pilot is based on a comic book by Robert Kirkman. And it comes with a high pedigree: Frank Darabont (The Mist) is writer, director and executive producer, along with Anne Hurd and David Alpert, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Walking Dead is one of two pilots AMC ordered, the other being The Killing, a crime drama based on a Danish TV show.

http://scifiwire.com/2010/01/amc-wants-to-televise-the.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Replicator Todd
January 20th, 2010, 02:57 PM
Hmmm, the only reason I watch AMC for is the great movies they show (like the Matrix Trilogy and Alien Quadrilogy!). But a TV show about zombies! I will definitely give that a try! :D

the fifth man
January 20th, 2010, 08:04 PM
Hmmm, I really want to know more about this.

Lord Kira
January 20th, 2010, 09:45 PM
I'm really looking forward to this adaptation. I hope they do it justice.

Madwelshboy
March 26th, 2010, 01:01 AM
The Walking Dead Begins Shooting May 15

Bloody-Disgusting.com has revealed that the pilot episode for AMC’s adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic book The Walking Dead will begin shooting May 15 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Walking Dead series is about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, with a small-town police officer from Kentucky and others surviving as the zombies continue to feed.

http://www.ksitetv.com/the-walking-dead-begins-shooting-may-15/


First Actor Cast For AMC’s Walking Dead Pilot

The first actor to be cast has now been revealed for AMC’s TV project based on Robert Kirkman’s post-zombie-apocalypse comic The Walking Dead.

Jon Bernthal (Eastwick) will be playing the role of Shane. Casting for the lead role of Rick Grimes has not yet been announced.

http://www.ksitetv.com/first-actor-cast-for-amcs-walking-dead-pilot/

the fifth man
March 27th, 2010, 09:27 PM
Nice to see they are moving ahead with this. I look forward to checking it out when it airs.

Madwelshboy
March 29th, 2010, 02:28 PM
Zombocalypse Now: AMC green-lights Walking Dead

AMC has given a green light to The Walking Dead, a six-episode zombie show based on Robert Kirkman's Image Comics series.

The show comes with a huge sci-fi pedigree: Executive producers include Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption), Gale Anne Hurd (the Terminator franchise) and Charles "Chic" Eglee (Dark Angel), among others.

John Bernthal (HBO's The Pacific) has been cast as a supporting character, but the lead has not yet been cast, and AMC denied rumors that Eli Stone's Jonny Lee Miller would star.

The show, about the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, is slated to debut in October.

Full official announcement:-
http://scifiwire.com/2010/03/zombocalypse-now-amc-gree.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

the fifth man
March 29th, 2010, 07:58 PM
October? Very nice!:)

nx01a
March 30th, 2010, 01:45 AM
As much as I'm told the comic is brilliant, I just can't take zombie stories. Gore + the worst of humanity on show = no thanks.
I still hope it does well, but I doubt I'll be watching. Or reading.

the fifth man
March 30th, 2010, 07:15 PM
As much as I'm told the comic is brilliant, I just can't take zombie stories. Gore + the worst of humanity on show = no thanks.
I still hope it does well, but I doubt I'll be watching. Or reading.

I have always loved zombie movies. This will be right up my alley.

nx01a
March 30th, 2010, 07:20 PM
For such a positive person, I'm surprised you enjoy such dark matter.

the fifth man
March 31st, 2010, 10:08 PM
For such a positive person, I'm surprised you enjoy such dark matter.

I have always loved all things horror and gore. I've been watching scary movies since I was a little kid.

Madwelshboy
April 8th, 2010, 12:55 PM
AMC's zombie show Walking Dead gets its star

AMC announced the casting of English actor Andrew Lincoln (Teachers) as the lead character in its upcoming zombie apocalypse series The Walking Dead. Lincoln will play Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer who leads a group of survivors of a zombie apocalypse.

Lincoln isn't well known on this side of the pond, having appeared in small roles in feature films such as Love Actually and Human Traffic, as well as on British TV.

http://scifiwire.com/2010/04/amcs-zombie-show-walking.php

Linda06
April 9th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Cool, I wonder if the UK will pick it up. I hope so :D


I have always loved zombie movies. This will be right up my alley.

I love Zombie movies too. I love the resi evil games :D

Madwelshboy
May 7th, 2010, 02:36 AM
Darabont outlines 'Walking Dead' series

Director Frank Darabont has revealed that AMC's Walking Dead TV series will take "detours" from the original comics. Speaking to FearNet.com, the helmer explained that the project is based on a combination of original stories and material adapted from the Robert Kirkman books.

"We're much more beholden to [Robert] Kirkman," he said. "Which is a comfortable place to be because he has blazed a fantastic trail for us to follow. We will take detours along that path - we will take steps off the trail - but always wind up veering back onto the trail that Robert provides for us, because it's fantastic stuff."

Darabont also confirmed that the series will not be shot in digital. "We're going to go old-school - we're going to go film," he added.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a215763/darabont-outlines-walking-dead-series.html

Sarah Wayne Callies joins 'Walking Dead'

Prison Break star Sarah Wayne Callies has joined the cast of AMC's Walking Dead adaptation. According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress has landed the role of Lori Grimes, wife of protagonist Rick.

Callies joins Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn on the project, which is helmed by Frank Darabont. A pilot episode will begin shooting later this month.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a217781/sarah-wayne-callies-joins-walking-dead.html

Two more join 'Walking Dead' cast

Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun have joined the cast of AMC's comic book adaptation Walking Dead, MTV reports. Holden will portray Andrea, one of two sisters who survive the story's zombie plague, while Yeun has signed on to play scavenger Glenn.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a218374/two-more-join-walking-dead-cast.html

Linda06
May 7th, 2010, 01:47 PM
I hope the UK picks this up :D

Those names mean nothing to me. I don't know who they are :o

the fifth man
May 30th, 2010, 06:38 PM
I hope the UK picks this up :D

Those names mean nothing to me. I don't know who they are :o

That doesn't have to be a bad thing at all.

magictrick
May 30th, 2010, 09:13 PM
AMC has some amazingly good shows in Mad Men and Breaking Bad. And this new show has Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption, one of the greatest movies ever) behind the scenes. This has to be good!

the fifth man
May 31st, 2010, 06:50 PM
I really can't wait for it. October is too far away.

AvatarIII
June 1st, 2010, 07:18 AM
the GN is really good so i have high hopes for the series, looking forward to it!

the fifth man
June 1st, 2010, 07:13 PM
the GN is really good so i have high hopes for the series, looking forward to it!

I have never read it, but that is good to know.

Madwelshboy
June 2nd, 2010, 12:27 PM
Three New Actors Join Cast of AMC's Original Series, The Walking Dead

This past week, details trickled out about the cast of AMC's upcoming series, The Walking Dead.

EW.com reports Sarah Wayne Callies -- best known for Fox's Prison Break -- will play the female lead. The 32-year-old actress has been cast as Lori Grimes, the wife of Rick, a police officer who leads a group of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.

The Hollywood Reporter says that Laurie Holden -- formerly of The X-Files and lately of The Shield -- is set to play Andrea, a key member of the survivor clan known for her markswomanship.

The Reporter also notes that Steven Yeun has been signed up to play Glenn, a survivor who saves Rick's life (at least in the comic).

These cast members join the previously announced Andrew Lincoln, who stars as Rick, and Jon Bernthal, who'll be playing Rick's partner and best friend.

http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/05/walking-dead-cast-leaks.php


Video - Behind the Scenes of AMC's The Walking Dead

http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/06/behind-the-scenes-video.php


First Look at AMC's The Walking Dead Zombies as Production Begins

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/06/02/first-pics-from-the-walking-dead-tv-show/

Madwelshboy
June 18th, 2010, 12:01 AM
Chandler Riggs joins 'Walking Dead'

Chandler Riggs has joined the cast of AMC's comic book adaptation Walking Dead.

According to Bloody Disgusting, the child actor will play Carl Grimes, son of protagonist Rick.

Riggs - who turns 11 later this month - has previously appeared in the films Get Low and The Wronged Man. He joins Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden and Steven Yeun on the Image Comics-based project.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a228357/chandler-riggs-joins-walking-dead.html

Two more cast in 'Walking Dead'

Linds Edwards and Jim Coleman have joined the cast of AMC's Walking Dead adaptation.

According to Bloody Disgusting, Edwards and Coleman will portray new characters Lambert Kendel and Leon Bassett respectively.

The news came to light following the release of the latest Walking Dead podcast, which has since been removed at AMC's request.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a229015/two-more-cast-in-walking-dead.html

MattSilver 3k
June 18th, 2010, 04:08 AM
Zombie TV series on AMC based on a great comic?

I'll take a dozen. Now.

Captain Yesterday
June 19th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I have recently borrowed(stole) The first 3 volumes of the graphic novel from a friend and I'm loving it so far. I'm only almost finished volume 2: Miles behind us, so I'm still quite early in the series but I'll definitely be reading on and I think I may end up buying them all for myself and returning these to my friend. The only one problem I have is that I much prefer the artwork of volume 1: Days gone bye. They got a different artist for volumes 2 and 3 and it's quite noticebly different and definitely not as good but it's not too much of a problem to ruin the series or anything, just kind of need to get used to it. Anyways, I'm all for a TV series of this.

the fifth man
June 19th, 2010, 07:59 PM
I am very excited about the potential of this series. I really hope it does well.

Madwelshboy
June 21st, 2010, 01:43 PM
Emma Bell cast in 'Walking Dead'

Emma Bell has been cast in a recurring role in AMC's Walking Dead series.

The Frozen actress will take on the part of a college student who joins the survivors of the zombie invasion, reports Variety.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/news/a230861/emma-bell-cast-in-walking-dead.html

LtColCarter
June 21st, 2010, 06:32 PM
Interesting! I like a good zombie show! :-D

the fifth man
June 22nd, 2010, 07:13 PM
Interesting! I like a good zombie show! :-D

I sure like the sound of it thus far. We shall see.

LtColCarter
June 23rd, 2010, 06:52 AM
I sure like the sound of it thus far. We shall see.

I know...sounds good. Lets just hope what sounds good on paper translates well to the screen!

the fifth man
June 23rd, 2010, 08:48 PM
I know...sounds good. Lets just hope what sounds good on paper translates well to the screen!

That would be nice.

LtColCarter
June 24th, 2010, 06:40 AM
That would be nice.

That it would!

Krichton
June 25th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Did hollywood really need to adapt a comic book in order to make a series about zombies? I swear there are no original ideas anymore in the tv and movie industry. When someone does come up with something interesting and original every blue moon it's often cancelled.

LtColCarter
June 25th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Did hollywood really need to adapt a comic book in order to make a series about zombies? I swear there are no original ideas anymore in the tv and movie industry. When someone does come up with something interesting and original every blue moon it's often cancelled.

*sending calming thoughts*

Madwelshboy
July 15th, 2010, 12:45 PM
First Look at The Walking Dead Cast

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/the_walking_dead/news/?a=20088

LtColCarter
July 16th, 2010, 09:39 AM
First Look at The Walking Dead Cast

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/the_walking_dead/news/?a=20088

Nice! Thanks MWB!

MattSilver 3k
July 16th, 2010, 09:48 AM
This series is looking more aneurism inducing by the day with its awesomeness. Cool little IGN interview with the director guy, Frank Darabont: http://tv.ign.com/articles/110/1106418p1.html

the fifth man
July 17th, 2010, 08:13 PM
I really hope this show ends up doing well on AMC.

Linda06
July 18th, 2010, 09:06 AM
I hope one of the channels in the UK picks this up, although even if it does get picked up I might wait to see how well it does. I’m fedup with watching new shows only for them be cancelled with no proper conclusion.

LtColCarter
July 19th, 2010, 08:11 AM
I really hope this show ends up doing well on AMC.

Its gonna be on AMC? Interesting...

the fifth man
July 19th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Its gonna be on AMC? Interesting...

I know, I was pretty surprised too when I first found that out.

MattSilver 3k
July 20th, 2010, 12:32 AM
I know, I was pretty surprised too when I first found that out.

Pleasantly surprised, right? AMC does some very awesome original programming, to me anyway.

DigiFluid
July 20th, 2010, 03:25 AM
They don't have a whole lot to judge on just yet....but Mad Men is awesome and I hear Breaking Bad is really good. And I liked the pilot of Rubicon.

I'm very much looking forward to The Walking Dead :D

MattSilver 3k
July 20th, 2010, 05:10 AM
They don't have a whole lot to judge on just yet....but Mad Men is awesome and I hear Breaking Bad is really good. And I liked the pilot of Rubicon.

I'm very much looking forward to The Walking Dead :D

Breaking Bad is fantastic. Watch it now or I'll make you watch it now.

LtColCarter
July 20th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Pleasantly surprised, right? AMC does some very awesome original programming, to me anyway.

No, just surprised...as I've never watched anything on AMC.

MattSilver 3k
July 20th, 2010, 07:17 AM
No, just surprised...as I've never watched anything on AMC.

You've got a Matt Silver Seal of Approval on original AMC programming, if that counts for something. Very small. Very very very small.

DigiFluid
July 20th, 2010, 10:00 AM
Breaking Bad is fantastic. Watch it now or I'll make you watch it now.
It's already on the to-do list :p

Madwelshboy
July 23rd, 2010, 12:10 AM
Pictures and Roles of Two new Characters from The Walking Dead

Both Michael Rooker and Norman Reedus are confirmed by AMC to be playing brothers Daryl and Merle Dixon respectively. Both dangerous rednecks - one being an ex con and the other equally as bad.

Pics at:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/TheDealio/news/?a=20434

Madwelshboy
July 23rd, 2010, 11:54 PM
Digital Spy: Live blog: 'Walking Dead' panel at Comic-Con

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/a249223/live-blog-walking-dead-panel-at-comic-con.html

Interview with the cast and creative team backstage at Comic-Con

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/a249019/introducing-a-new-zombie-drama.html


Now the important part: The Walking Dead premieres on AMC in October and later this year on FX in the UK.

MattSilver 3k
July 24th, 2010, 03:55 AM
Bear McCreary is doing the music for the Walking Dead.

Bear motherflippin' McCreary!

Awesomeness levels approaching critical limit!

Captain Yesterday
July 24th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Now the important part: The Walking Dead premieres on AMC in October and later this year on FX in the UK.
Wooooooooooooo! :D

the fifth man
July 24th, 2010, 08:00 PM
I really can't wait to see what they do with this. I really want it to do well.

LtColCarter
July 31st, 2010, 03:44 PM
I really can't wait to see what they do with this. I really want it to do well.

Guess I'll have to figure out which channel is AMC... :lol:

Linda06
August 1st, 2010, 05:19 AM
Digital Spy: Live blog: 'Walking Dead' panel at Comic-Con

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/a249223/live-blog-walking-dead-panel-at-comic-con.html

Interview with the cast and creative team backstage at Comic-Con

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/a249019/introducing-a-new-zombie-drama.html


Now the important part: The Walking Dead premieres on AMC in October and later this year on FX in the UK.

Ooh it's on FX? AWESOME :D

Sp!der
August 2nd, 2010, 01:11 PM
Bear McCreary is doing the music for the Walking Dead.

Bear motherflippin' McCreary!

Awesomeness levels approaching critical limit!

yeeeees!!!! Thats one hell of a reason to watch this show!!! the bear mcreary shows get actually also a release and its not like with some other composer we know...

StayingOccupied
August 13th, 2010, 04:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHN6goQTP9k

the fifth man
August 14th, 2010, 08:56 PM
Wow!!

Madwelshboy
August 24th, 2010, 10:13 AM
The 90 min pilot will air on Halloween, Sunday October 31st 2010.

http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/walking-dead-4-minute-trailer.html#ixzz0xXoxPVO5

The link also has a better quality comic-con trailer.

DigiFluid
August 24th, 2010, 10:15 AM
The 90 min pilot will air on Halloween, Sunday October 31st 2010

http://www.spoilertv.com/2010/08/walking-dead-4-minute-trailer.html#ixzz0xXoxPVO5
Oh that's friggin' brilliant :D

DigiFluid
August 24th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Bear McCreary is doing the music for the Walking Dead.

Bear motherflippin' McCreary!

Awesomeness levels approaching critical limit!
Oh my goodness! I just saw this now :eek: Holy crap!! :eek:

MattSilver 3k
August 24th, 2010, 10:16 AM
Oh that's friggin' brilliant :D

+1. The Walking Dead looks to be seriously the most exciting new thing in the fall. I cannot frelling wait.

DigiFluid
August 24th, 2010, 10:20 AM
Me too! I have high hopes for this one. I love Mad Men, I hear Breaking Bad is quite good too. I've been more than a bit disappointed with Rubicon, but Walking Dead seems to have a heck of a lot going for it.

Plus, you know, zombies. That automatically means it'll be good.

MattSilver 3k
August 24th, 2010, 10:23 AM
Me too! I have high hopes for this one. I love Mad Men, I hear Breaking Bad is quite good too. I've been more than a bit disappointed with Rubicon, but Walking Dead seems to have a heck of a lot going for it.

Plus, you know, zombies. That automatically means it'll be good.

Do not hear Breaking Bad as good. Watch Breaking Bad and call it good. Noaw. As for Rubicon, I liked the characters and stuff, but I'm afraid the conspiracy stuff went over my head (Will probably pick up the first season DVD though).

Zombies indeed equals win.

Linda06
August 24th, 2010, 10:36 AM
I have no idea who the actors are :p
I wonder when the UK will get it :D

DigiFluid
August 24th, 2010, 10:43 AM
I have no idea who the actors are either :)

But I think that makes for a more enjoyable experience generally; not immediately associating them with another character you know them as.


edit; correction! Watching the trailer just now, I recognize the black guy in it. He's currently playing Pimp Charlie in the second season of Hung :D

EvilSpaceAlien
August 24th, 2010, 10:59 AM
I have no idea who the actors are either :)

But I think that makes for a more enjoyable experience generally; not immediately associating them with another character you know them as.


edit; correction! Watching the trailer just now, I recognize the black guy in it. He's currently playing Pimp Charlie in the second season of Hung :D

He also played Robert Hawkins on Jericho and he was great in that. He's good at playing morally gray characters. It's funny, I've never seen him in a role when he's spoken his original British accent.

MattSilver 3k
August 24th, 2010, 01:18 PM
I know Sarah Wayne Callies from Prison Break. How could I forget such a lass? HUH? HOW COULD I?

EvilSpaceAlien
August 24th, 2010, 10:44 PM
I know Sarah Wayne Callies from Prison Break. How could I forget such a lass? HUH? HOW COULD I?

Maybe you drank too much denatured alcohol?

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 25th, 2010, 07:41 AM
I have no idea who the actors are :p
I wonder when the UK will get it :D

The main character is actually played by a UK actor Andrew Lincoln. Good actor, was recently in the SKY series Strike Back, which I'd recommend .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0L-J9HtJ8Q&feature=related

Linda06
August 25th, 2010, 09:50 AM
Oh yeah I remember him now :D I watched some of the first ep of Strike back but I couldsn't really get into it :o

Sp!der
August 26th, 2010, 04:00 AM
I just watched the Trailer! Oh my.... never liked Zombies therefore did not watched 28 Days Later and stuff... but it looks awesome (for a tv show!!!) Hawaii O-Five and this could be my new favourite shows this season...

DigiFluid
August 26th, 2010, 04:03 AM
I just watched the Trailer! Oh my.... never liked Zombies therefore did not watched 28 Days Later and stuff...
Oh, well, go ahead then. Seeing as 28 Days Later isn't a zombie movie :D

MattSilver 3k
August 26th, 2010, 06:30 AM
Oh, well, go ahead then. Seeing as 28 Days Later isn't a zombie movie :D

Zing! :D

Sp!der
August 26th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Oh, well, go ahead then. Seeing as 28 Days Later isn't a zombie movie :D

Isn't 28 days later a bloody freaking zombie flick ?
My only zombie flick was Rec the Spanish version and I was scared as hell. I did not sleep for days after that one ;)

MattSilver 3k
August 26th, 2010, 10:35 AM
Isn't 28 days later a bloody freaking zombie flick ?

Allow me to educate you!

Now, the term 'zombie flick' was no doubt brought upon by the Romero movies, Night of the Living Dead and its sequel Dawn of the Dead helping give image to the classic, and the best, kind of zombie: An actual dead corpse person, brought back to life. If anybody dies, they come back as a zombie, unable to be killed for good unless the brain is destroyed (Cutting off the head doesn't work, unfortunately). Zombie bites speed up the rate of death, which in turn leads to zombification.

Now, that's the 'classic' zombie. Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead Remake set out to take the 'classic' image and created what we dub, the 'fast' zombie. Unlike the Classic, the Fast can only be made into zombies through bites from other zombies. Normal deaths not involving destroying the brain, do not result in reanimation. But why are the Fast different than 28 Days Later's Infected? Simple. They die before reanimating. They're still corpses, but these guys run because of whatever virus that infects the blood of the Fast zombie, and they pass it on to others through bites, hence the running.

28 Days Later and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, adhere to the class of monsters called 'Infected'. They. Are. Not. Zombies. Zombies are corpses that can only be put down by a bullet to the brain. The Infected, meanwhile, are people who were exposed to a virus through blood or saliva contact, known as Rage. Rage does just that - it makes the person infected into a mindless monster always running and hunting down folk to kill. Now, note this as well - zombies eat people. Infected, do not. Hell, the reveal at the end of 28 Days Later reveals that the Infected are starving to death. Meanwhile, in Romero's Land of the Dead, the zombie plague has been around for half a dozen years or so, and the Classics are not dying of starvation. They're already dead. They eat people, sure, but they don't need to.

People often confuse the term 'Zombie flick' for what is actually a 'Pseudo-Apocalyptic movie involving monsters resembling people chasing other people we're supposed to sympathise with'. I've heard idiots call I Am Legend a zombie flick. No. They're vampires, kids. Kinda vampires, but that's another whole mess of **** I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO RIGHT NOW. Feckin' Twilight... Anyways, if somebody sees 28 Days Later and sees a pseudo-Apocalyptic world with monsters chasing humans, they cannot be forgiven for thinking "Zombie!" They are idiots, who can't even tell that the Infected are not corpses, and can die as easily as normal human. For lack of a better oversimplification, the Infected in 28 Days Later are just people on a particularly nasty strain of some drug, and transmit through blood and stuff. Zombies are corpses.

Zombies are better.

Consider yourself schooled, bud.

The Mighty 6 platoon
August 26th, 2010, 10:51 AM
Allow me to educate you!

Now, the term 'zombie flick' was no doubt brought upon by the Romero movies, Night of the Living Dead and its sequel Dawn of the Dead helping give image to the classic, and the best, kind of zombie: An actual dead corpse person, brought back to life. If anybody dies, they come back as a zombie, unable to be killed for good unless the brain is destroyed (Cutting off the head doesn't work, unfortunately). Zombie bites speed up the rate of death, which in turn leads to zombification.

Now, that's the 'classic' zombie. Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead Remake set out to take the 'classic' image and created what we dub, the 'fast' zombie. Unlike the Classic, the Fast can only be made into zombies through bites from other zombies. Normal deaths not involving destroying the brain, do not result in reanimation. But why are the Fast different than 28 Days Later's Infected? Simple. They die before reanimating. They're still corpses, but these guys run because of whatever virus that infects the blood of the Fast zombie, and they pass it on to others through bites, hence the running.

28 Days Later and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, adhere to the class of monsters called 'Infected'. They. Are. Not. Zombies. Zombies are corpses that can only be put down by a bullet to the brain. The Infected, meanwhile, are people who were exposed to a virus through blood or saliva contact, known as Rage. Rage does just that - it makes the person infected into a mindless monster always running and hunting down folk to kill. Now, note this as well - zombies eat people. Infected, do not. Hell, the reveal at the end of 28 Days Later reveals that the Infected are starving to death. Meanwhile, in Romero's Land of the Dead, the zombie plague has been around for half a dozen years or so, and the Classics are not dying of starvation. They're already dead. They eat people, sure, but they don't need to.

People often confuse the term 'Zombie flick' for what is actually a 'Pseudo-Apocalyptic movie involving monsters resembling people chasing other people we're supposed to sympathise with'. I've heard idiots call I Am Legend a zombie flick. No. They're vampires, kids. Kinda vampires, but that's another whole mess of **** I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO RIGHT NOW. Feckin' Twilight... Anyways, if somebody sees 28 Days Later and sees a pseudo-Apocalyptic world with monsters chasing humans, they cannot be forgiven for thinking "Zombie!" They are idiots, who can't even tell that the Infected are not corpses, and can die as easily as normal human. For lack of a better oversimplification, the Infected in 28 Days Later are just people on a particularly nasty strain of some drug, and transmit through blood and stuff. Zombies are corpses.

Zombies are better.

Consider yourself schooled, bud.

Another excellent long post, brought to you by Mattsilver 3k, long post expert! :D

MattSilver 3k
August 26th, 2010, 10:53 AM
To that I say... Yes.

(What? I'm tired. :P)

Actually, I've posted that same little argument like six times already in different threads and with different lengths and colourful words. I think we need a "Zombie Consolidation Thread: Matt Silver's Law" thread or something.

LtColCarter
August 26th, 2010, 11:07 AM
Anyone have an idea of when and what time the show will be on?

DigiFluid
August 26th, 2010, 11:34 AM
Allow me to educate you!

Now, the term 'zombie flick' was no doubt brought upon by the Romero movies, Night of the Living Dead and its sequel Dawn of the Dead helping give image to the classic, and the best, kind of zombie: An actual dead corpse person, brought back to life. If anybody dies, they come back as a zombie, unable to be killed for good unless the brain is destroyed (Cutting off the head doesn't work, unfortunately). Zombie bites speed up the rate of death, which in turn leads to zombification.

Now, that's the 'classic' zombie. Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead Remake set out to take the 'classic' image and created what we dub, the 'fast' zombie. Unlike the Classic, the Fast can only be made into zombies through bites from other zombies. Normal deaths not involving destroying the brain, do not result in reanimation. But why are the Fast different than 28 Days Later's Infected? Simple. They die before reanimating. They're still corpses, but these guys run because of whatever virus that infects the blood of the Fast zombie, and they pass it on to others through bites, hence the running.

28 Days Later and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, adhere to the class of monsters called 'Infected'. They. Are. Not. Zombies. Zombies are corpses that can only be put down by a bullet to the brain. The Infected, meanwhile, are people who were exposed to a virus through blood or saliva contact, known as Rage. Rage does just that - it makes the person infected into a mindless monster always running and hunting down folk to kill. Now, note this as well - zombies eat people. Infected, do not. Hell, the reveal at the end of 28 Days Later reveals that the Infected are starving to death. Meanwhile, in Romero's Land of the Dead, the zombie plague has been around for half a dozen years or so, and the Classics are not dying of starvation. They're already dead. They eat people, sure, but they don't need to.

People often confuse the term 'Zombie flick' for what is actually a 'Pseudo-Apocalyptic movie involving monsters resembling people chasing other people we're supposed to sympathise with'. I've heard idiots call I Am Legend a zombie flick. No. They're vampires, kids. Kinda vampires, but that's another whole mess of **** I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO RIGHT NOW. Feckin' Twilight... Anyways, if somebody sees 28 Days Later and sees a pseudo-Apocalyptic world with monsters chasing humans, they cannot be forgiven for thinking "Zombie!" They are idiots, who can't even tell that the Infected are not corpses, and can die as easily as normal human. For lack of a better oversimplification, the Infected in 28 Days Later are just people on a particularly nasty strain of some drug, and transmit through blood and stuff. Zombies are corpses.

Zombies are better.

Consider yourself schooled, bud.
An excellent post, worthy of the Gateworld Hall of Fame (if we had one).

DigiFluid
August 26th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Anyone have an idea of when and what time the show will be on?
They've said the series premiere will be on Halloween (a Sunday). And since all other AMC original series air on Sunday nights I think it's a safe bet that this will be a Sunday night show.

MattSilver 3k
August 26th, 2010, 11:38 AM
An excellent post, worthy of the Gateworld Hall of Fame (if we had one).

Damn. Straight.

the fifth man
August 26th, 2010, 07:08 PM
They've said the series premiere will be on Halloween (a Sunday). And since all other AMC original series air on Sunday nights I think it's a safe bet that this will be a Sunday night show.

That will be great if it premieres on Halloween. I really hope it will be a two-hour premiere too.

Sp!der
August 27th, 2010, 08:07 AM
Allow me to educate you!

Now, the term 'zombie flick' was no doubt brought upon by the Romero movies, Night of the Living Dead and its sequel Dawn of the Dead helping give image to the classic, and the best, kind of zombie: An actual dead corpse person, brought back to life. If anybody dies, they come back as a zombie, unable to be killed for good unless the brain is destroyed (Cutting off the head doesn't work, unfortunately). Zombie bites speed up the rate of death, which in turn leads to zombification.

Now, that's the 'classic' zombie. Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead Remake set out to take the 'classic' image and created what we dub, the 'fast' zombie. Unlike the Classic, the Fast can only be made into zombies through bites from other zombies. Normal deaths not involving destroying the brain, do not result in reanimation. But why are the Fast different than 28 Days Later's Infected? Simple. They die before reanimating. They're still corpses, but these guys run because of whatever virus that infects the blood of the Fast zombie, and they pass it on to others through bites, hence the running.

28 Days Later and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, adhere to the class of monsters called 'Infected'. They. Are. Not. Zombies. Zombies are corpses that can only be put down by a bullet to the brain. The Infected, meanwhile, are people who were exposed to a virus through blood or saliva contact, known as Rage. Rage does just that - it makes the person infected into a mindless monster always running and hunting down folk to kill. Now, note this as well - zombies eat people. Infected, do not. Hell, the reveal at the end of 28 Days Later reveals that the Infected are starving to death. Meanwhile, in Romero's Land of the Dead, the zombie plague has been around for half a dozen years or so, and the Classics are not dying of starvation. They're already dead. They eat people, sure, but they don't need to.

People often confuse the term 'Zombie flick' for what is actually a 'Pseudo-Apocalyptic movie involving monsters resembling people chasing other people we're supposed to sympathise with'. I've heard idiots call I Am Legend a zombie flick. No. They're vampires, kids. Kinda vampires, but that's another whole mess of **** I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO RIGHT NOW. Feckin' Twilight... Anyways, if somebody sees 28 Days Later and sees a pseudo-Apocalyptic world with monsters chasing humans, they cannot be forgiven for thinking "Zombie!" They are idiots, who can't even tell that the Infected are not corpses, and can die as easily as normal human. For lack of a better oversimplification, the Infected in 28 Days Later are just people on a particularly nasty strain of some drug, and transmit through blood and stuff. Zombies are corpses.

Zombies are better.

Consider yourself schooled, bud.

ok, thanks mate :), maybe I should check out 28 Days Later anyway.... wasnt Carlyle in it too? or was it 28 Weeks Later? that the monsters in I AM LEGEND was not zombies, I noticed that ;) although I do not like will smith, I liked that one.

EvilSpaceAlien
August 27th, 2010, 08:10 AM
ok, thanks mate :), maybe I should check out 28 Days Later anyway.... wasnt Carlyle in it too? or was it 28 Weeks Later? that the monsters in I AM LEGEND was not zombies, I noticed that ;) although I do not like will smith, I liked that one.

He was in 28 Weeks Later, but both movies are great. I think you should watch them.

Sp!der
August 27th, 2010, 11:51 AM
He was in 28 Weeks Later, but both movies are great. I think you should watch them.

okay Ill watch them these days... but it scares the hell out of me these movies so Ill watch them in the morning or evening i guess ;)

the fifth man
August 27th, 2010, 08:08 PM
okay Ill watch them these days... but it scares the hell out of me these movies so Ill watch them in the morning or evening i guess ;)

Come on, watch them late at night. The later the better IMO.

Wayston
August 29th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Allow me to educate you!

Now, the term 'zombie flick' was no doubt brought upon by the Romero movies, Night of the Living Dead and its sequel Dawn of the Dead helping give image to the classic, and the best, kind of zombie: An actual dead corpse person, brought back to life. If anybody dies, they come back as a zombie, unable to be killed for good unless the brain is destroyed (Cutting off the head doesn't work, unfortunately). Zombie bites speed up the rate of death, which in turn leads to zombification.

Now, that's the 'classic' zombie. Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead Remake set out to take the 'classic' image and created what we dub, the 'fast' zombie. Unlike the Classic, the Fast can only be made into zombies through bites from other zombies. Normal deaths not involving destroying the brain, do not result in reanimation. But why are the Fast different than 28 Days Later's Infected? Simple. They die before reanimating. They're still corpses, but these guys run because of whatever virus that infects the blood of the Fast zombie, and they pass it on to others through bites, hence the running.

28 Days Later and its sequel, 28 Weeks Later, adhere to the class of monsters called 'Infected'. They. Are. Not. Zombies. Zombies are corpses that can only be put down by a bullet to the brain. The Infected, meanwhile, are people who were exposed to a virus through blood or saliva contact, known as Rage. Rage does just that - it makes the person infected into a mindless monster always running and hunting down folk to kill. Now, note this as well - zombies eat people. Infected, do not. Hell, the reveal at the end of 28 Days Later reveals that the Infected are starving to death. Meanwhile, in Romero's Land of the Dead, the zombie plague has been around for half a dozen years or so, and the Classics are not dying of starvation. They're already dead. They eat people, sure, but they don't need to.

People often confuse the term 'Zombie flick' for what is actually a 'Pseudo-Apocalyptic movie involving monsters resembling people chasing other people we're supposed to sympathise with'. I've heard idiots call I Am Legend a zombie flick. No. They're vampires, kids. Kinda vampires, but that's another whole mess of **** I DO NOT WANT TO GO INTO RIGHT NOW. Feckin' Twilight... Anyways, if somebody sees 28 Days Later and sees a pseudo-Apocalyptic world with monsters chasing humans, they cannot be forgiven for thinking "Zombie!" They are idiots, who can't even tell that the Infected are not corpses, and can die as easily as normal human. For lack of a better oversimplification, the Infected in 28 Days Later are just people on a particularly nasty strain of some drug, and transmit through blood and stuff. Zombies are corpses.

Zombies are better.

Consider yourself schooled, bud.

so the creatures from resident evil are they zombies or infected? I remember the baddies from the first movie all died and reanimated but IIRC the virus also simply took over the living without making them die first. I do think they all needed to be shot in the head to be killed, but I'm not sure...

MattSilver 3k
August 29th, 2010, 10:56 AM
so the creatures from resident evil are they zombies or infected? I remember the baddies from the first movie all died and reanimated but IIRC the virus also simply took over the living without making them die first. I do think they all needed to be shot in the head to be killed, but I'm not sure...

Resident Evil the movie? I'll say Zombie. The technicians and such from the first movie were all killed and then reanimated by the T-Virus, and numbers only started to spread by infection through biting. The person bitten eventually dies, and then the T-Virus transmitted through the saliva reanimates them. The RE Zombies were a lot like the Classic, in that the T-Virus made them reanimate after death, they were slow, and the bites sped up the process (In the second film, the guy at the end got shot and killed, and then reanimated, so it must've been airborne T-Virus making them closer to Romero Classic).

Then again, the RE movies played very fast and loose with their own damn rules. Basically, since it takes death for the RE Zombies to come about, they're zombies and not Infected. But, T-Virus infection on other creatures and stuff makes them closer to Infected, because we don't expressly know if the creatures being mutated by the virus died first or not - for example, we don't know if the Infected dogs died first and became zombie dogs in the film. Then again, it's been a while since I've seen the films, so I'll say the RE Film Zombies were Classic, but there were still those that might've infected by the T-Virus and mutated while alive. Also, the third film had the baddies turning the Zombies themselves into Super!Zombies, making them Infected Undead, basically.

Stupid inconsistent film. :P

the fifth man
August 29th, 2010, 06:39 PM
I watched the trailer again just now, and it really got me excited. I really hope this show is as good as it looks, and that it does well for AMC.

DigiFluid
August 29th, 2010, 11:44 PM
That will be great if it premieres on Halloween. I really hope it will be a two-hour premiere too.
Well it looks like you're (and I'm!) in luck, because word from AMC (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/08/premiere-comic-con-trailer-video.php) is that it'll be a 90-minute premiere episode :)

And thank god they're not pulling a Rubicon and making us wait ages for the second episode, the series is premiering and then carrying on as a normal series:

1.01 -- Oct 31
1.02 -- Nov 7
1.03 -- Nov 14
1.04 -- Nov 21
1.05 -- TBA
1.06 -- TBA

the fifth man
August 30th, 2010, 07:52 PM
Well it looks like you're (and I'm!) in luck, because word from AMC (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/08/premiere-comic-con-trailer-video.php) is that it'll be a 90-minute premiere episode :)

And thank god they're not pulling a Rubicon and making us wait ages for the second episode, the series is premiering and then carrying on as a normal series:

1.01 -- Oct 31
1.02 -- Nov 17
1.03 -- Nov 14
1.04 -- Nov 21
1.05 -- TBA
1.06 -- TBA

Sweet!:D That is really great news, on all counts.

Snowman37
August 30th, 2010, 11:57 PM
How many episodes will the first season feature? Will the 90-minute premiere be two-hours, 90 minutes without commercials; or will it be 90 minutes with commercials (63 without)?

DigiFluid
August 31st, 2010, 12:02 AM
How many episodes will the first season feature? Will the 90-minute premiere be two-hours, 90 minutes without commercials; or will it be 90 minutes with commercials (63 without)?
The first season will be comprised of the 90-minute premiere and 5 hour-long episodes, for a total of 6 episodes this season. If other AMC original series are any indication, the hour-long episodes will clock in at approximately 47 minute.

Snowman37
August 31st, 2010, 12:07 AM
How do you define a 90-minute episode? I define it as a two-hour episode with the commercial breaks editted out, leaving the viewer with a 90-minute episode. An example of this would be the series premiere of Stargate: Atlantis. "Rising" was a two-hour TV movie event, but on DVD, it's about 90 minutes long.

Thanks for the info. How come it will only be six episodes? Is AMC unsure of the show?

DigiFluid
August 31st, 2010, 12:15 AM
How do you define a 90-minute episode? I define it as a two-hour episode with the commercial breaks editted out, leaving the viewer with a 90-minute episode. An example of this would be the series premiere of Stargate: Atlantis. "Rising" was a two-hour TV movie event, but on DVD, it's about 90 minutes long.
It hasn't been announced or made official yet, but I imagine that it means it'll probably get a 90-minute timeslot. In TV lingo, 'Rising' for instance is referred to as a two-hour pilot when, minus commercials, it clocks in at about 85 minutes. It hasn't been clarified yet, but I suspect it means that the WD premiere will be 10-1130pm.


Thanks for the info. How come it will only be six episodes? Is AMC unsure of the show?
Well in the first place, AMC's original series are pretty much always 13-episode seasons so 6 isn't really that big of a deal. But with WD I think it probably comes down to budgetary reasons. It looks to be almost entirely on-location shooting (much more difficult and expensive than on-set), there's licensing fees to consider (the comic series upon which this is based), big-shot film guy Frank Darabont is heavily involved, Bear McCreary is scoring, and the make-up alone probably costs a fortune.

Snowman37
August 31st, 2010, 12:33 AM
Thankyou for explaining. I am glad that Bear McCreary will be providing the score, his music for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was awesome. How come AMC shows are only 13-episode seasons? I miss the days when 26 episodes per season was the norm. Note that this is because I only keep up with a few shows per year. For 2009-10, I watched Sanctuary and plan to catch up with Stargate: Universe. That's only 33 episodes. This fall, I'll be watching The Walking Dead if the pilot impresses me.

DigiFluid
August 31st, 2010, 12:40 AM
I am glad that Bear McCreary will be providing the score, his music for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was awesome.
:indeed:

I first became acquainted with Bear McCreary's work for Battlestar Galactica and have loved everything I've heard him do since then.


How come AMC shows are only 13-episode seasons? I miss the days when 26 episodes per season was the norm.
Again, it really comes down to budget. You'll notice that really all premium-cable produced TV series only have 12-13 episode seasons. You really don't have to look any further than AMC and HBO's original series programming. It's partially a matter of cable networks not having as much financial backing as the major networks, but also because these original series have such huge production values. You can really see it in shows like Mad Men or Deadwood.


Note that this is because I only keep up with a few shows per year. For 2009-10, I watched Sanctuary and plan to catch up with Stargate: Universe. That's only 33 episodes. This fall, I'll be watching The Walking Dead if the pilot impresses me.
Hey, at least you only have a few shows per year to watch. I watch way, way too many :p

Snowman37
August 31st, 2010, 12:58 AM
I guess I'm just used to ABC-CBS-NBC-FOX-UPN and syndication. The only made for cable shows I've followed is Stargate (SG-1, Atlantis, Universe) and Sanctuary. Sanctuary is the first show I've watched following the 13-episodes-per-season rule. Fortunately, the third season's been extended to 20 episodes. Woo-hoo!

Madwelshboy
August 31st, 2010, 12:41 PM
The Walking Dead Season 2 is Official

Fangoria insiders have dug up the undead news that after a short 6 episode first season of The Walking Dead - which debuts this Halloween, we're set for more than double that zombie deliciousness and it's coming soon.

Filming is set to begin in February, 2011 with no official television debut set for the AMC show's second season, but producer Gale Anne Hurd also confirms that the series will expand to a set 13 episode season. This is to be expected as many of these harder edge shows run around that length.

Producer/Director Frank Darabont also spoke on his plans for season 2 stating he would love to include some of the environmental elements from volume 2 of series creator Robert Kirkman's epic comic.

"It would be great not just to get out of the heat, but to present a different idea to the audience visually and tonally by having it be winter. There’s some really cool stuff that Kirkman did, where they find the one zombie that’s frozen to the ground. I’d never seen that before and that’s really cool.” said Darabont.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/TheDealio/news/?a=22091

MattSilver 3k
August 31st, 2010, 12:57 PM
****. Yes.

Awesome.

DigiFluid
August 31st, 2010, 01:32 PM
Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Linda06
August 31st, 2010, 01:53 PM
Resident Evil the movie? I'll say Zombie. The technicians and such from the first movie were all killed and then reanimated by the T-Virus, and numbers only started to spread by infection through biting. The person bitten eventually dies, and then the T-Virus transmitted through the saliva reanimates them. The RE Zombies were a lot like the Classic, in that the T-Virus made them reanimate after death, they were slow, and the bites sped up the process (In the second film, the guy at the end got shot and killed, and then reanimated, so it must've been airborne T-Virus making them closer to Romero Classic).

Then again, the RE movies played very fast and loose with their own damn rules. Basically, since it takes death for the RE Zombies to come about, they're zombies and not Infected. But, T-Virus infection on other creatures and stuff makes them closer to Infected, because we don't expressly know if the creatures being mutated by the virus died first or not - for example, we don't know if the Infected dogs died first and became zombie dogs in the film. Then again, it's been a while since I've seen the films, so I'll say the RE Film Zombies were Classic, but there were still those that might've infected by the T-Virus and mutated while alive. Also, the third film had the baddies turning the Zombies themselves into Super!Zombies, making them Infected Undead, basically.

Stupid inconsistent film. :P

So the zombie birds in the third movie, were they zombie birds or were they infected birds from eating the dead zombies? :D


What? :D

I hope this show lives up to expectations :D

MattSilver 3k
August 31st, 2010, 02:03 PM
So the zombie birds in the third movie, were they zombie birds or were they infected birds from eating the dead zombies? :D

What? :D

Didn't see one die and come back on screen, so I'll say Infected By Default.

Bloody film! :(

Linda06
August 31st, 2010, 02:06 PM
Didn't see one die and come back on screen, so I'll say Infected By Default.

Bloody film! :(

Confusing init ;)

the fifth man
August 31st, 2010, 07:07 PM
Season 2 already confirmed? That is great news.

DigiFluid
August 31st, 2010, 07:20 PM
I know, awesome innit? :D

Legionnaire
September 1st, 2010, 11:08 AM
I'm going to watch this while playing LFD2 and reading World War Z. All zombies all the time.

Linda06
September 1st, 2010, 11:12 AM
I know, awesome innit? :D

:p

Aye awesome dude :D

the fifth man
September 1st, 2010, 06:29 PM
I know, awesome innit? :D

Indeed it is. It is nice to be able to watch the first season, although short, and not have to worry about it being renewed or not.

LtColCarter
September 3rd, 2010, 07:37 AM
Anyone know when this starts?

DigiFluid
September 3rd, 2010, 07:38 AM
Well it looks like you're (and I'm!) in luck, because word from AMC (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/08/premiere-comic-con-trailer-video.php) is that it'll be a 90-minute premiere episode :)

1.01 -- Oct 31
1.02 -- Nov 7
1.03 -- Nov 14
1.04 -- Nov 21
1.05 -- TBA
1.06 -- TBA

:)

LtColCarter
September 3rd, 2010, 07:40 AM
:)

That's an odd schedule...well...the first episode is on a Sunday and the other 3 are listed on Tuesdays...

Linda06
September 3rd, 2010, 08:51 AM
Anyone know when this starts in the UK :D

DigiFluid
September 3rd, 2010, 02:20 PM
That's an odd schedule...well...the first episode is on a Sunday and the other 3 are listed on Tuesdays...
Er....a week from Sunday is a Sunday :) They're all on Sundays :)

the fifth man
September 3rd, 2010, 07:57 PM
Even though this will conflict with football for me, I will find a way to make things work. Maybe I can set up two TVs.:D

Linda06
September 4th, 2010, 03:20 AM
Even though this will conflict with football for me, I will find a way to make things work. Maybe I can set up two TVs.:D

Is that soccer football or American football?

the fifth man
September 4th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Is that soccer football or American football?

American football. I am a very big fan of the NFL.

Linda06
September 5th, 2010, 01:55 AM
American football. I am a very big fan of the NFL.

Ah right. When does the NFL start? Go Bengals :p

the fifth man
September 5th, 2010, 06:24 PM
Ah right. When does the NFL start? Go Bengals :p

This Thursday night, then in full force on Sunday. Go Lions!

the fifth man
September 5th, 2010, 06:25 PM
We've just gotten a little off track. From zombies to football.:D

Linda06
September 6th, 2010, 05:18 AM
Well you know I have a short attention span :p

Ooh there's an idea, a zombie football team :D

Wayston
September 6th, 2010, 08:20 AM
I imagine it would be like that opening scene from zombieland I think

The Mighty 6 platoon
September 6th, 2010, 08:21 AM
Anyone know when this starts in the UK :D
Seen some ads for in on FX here in the UK (Sky channel 164). Just says "autumn" at the mo though.

Linda06
September 6th, 2010, 11:01 AM
I imagine it would be like that opening scene from zombieland I think

I haven't seen that film yet. It's on my to watch list :D


Seen some adds for in on FX here in the UK (Sky channel 164). Just says "autumn" at the mo though.

Ah so it could be October/November time. If it starts on Halloween in the US then I would imagine it would be early November.

the fifth man
September 6th, 2010, 07:41 PM
I haven't seen that film yet. It's on my to watch list :D



Ah so it could be October/November time. If it starts on Halloween in the US then I would imagine it would be early November.

Definitely check out Zombieland. I loved that movie, and do not think you will regret watching it.

Snowman37
September 7th, 2010, 06:42 AM
I have very basic cable, so I don't get AMC. Will the episodes become available on a free viewing website such as Hulu? When CBS was broadcasting Jericho, the most recent episodes could be watched on their website with only a few advertisements instead of full commercial breaks. I hope AMC will do the same.

Linda06
September 7th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Definitely check out Zombieland. I loved that movie, and do not think you will regret watching it.

I have it there, I just haven't got round to watching it yet ;)

Madwelshboy
October 3rd, 2010, 04:59 AM
Anyone know when this starts in the UK :D

Friday, November 5th at 10pm on FX

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/plp/

Linda06
October 3rd, 2010, 05:16 AM
Friday, November 5th at 10pm on FX

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/plp/

Ooh thank you :D *runs off to mark in calendar*

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 3rd, 2010, 08:24 AM
*Also marks calender* Nice to get a US show over here that we don't have to wait ages for. Being a year or more behind with stuff like Chuck and Burn Notice pisses me off.

the fifth man
October 4th, 2010, 08:00 PM
*Also marks calender* Nice to get a US show over here that we don't have to wait ages for. Being a year or more behind with stuff like Chuck and Burn Notice pisses me off.

Yeah, I would imagine it would. There is no need for that long of a wait.

LtColCarter
October 5th, 2010, 08:52 AM
Definitely check out Zombieland. I loved that movie, and do not think you will regret watching it.

Really? The previews look like pure cheese though.

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 5th, 2010, 12:19 PM
Really? The previews look like pure cheese though.
It's a comedy. :rolleyes:

LtColCarter
October 5th, 2010, 12:31 PM
It's a comedy. :rolleyes:

Yeah...I sortta got that...

Wayston
October 6th, 2010, 11:33 AM
zombieland is a hilarious movie a lot of the time, I'm hard to please when it comes to comedy but zombieland is really neat

the fifth man
October 7th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Really? The previews look like pure cheese though.

Not cheesy at all IMO. Great comedy if you ask me.

I wonder if this show will mix in a little comedy? Or will it be mostly serious?

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 8th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Not cheesy at all IMO. Great comedy if you ask me.

I wonder if this show will mix in a little comedy? Or will it be mostly serious?

From the previews it looks pretty serious, though of course one can't be sure till we watch the final product.

the fifth man
October 9th, 2010, 07:36 PM
From the previews it looks pretty serious, though of course one can't be sure till we watch the final product.

I certainly can't wait for that. Bring on Halloween.

The Mighty 6 platoon
October 10th, 2010, 05:29 AM
I certainly can't wait for that. Bring on Halloween.

Indeed, I am hyped for this. :D

the fifth man
October 10th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Indeed, I am hyped for this. :D

Same here. This has loads of potential.

Linda06
October 11th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Same here. This has loads of potential.

I hope it lives up to it's potential :D

rockerlad
October 11th, 2010, 01:25 PM
Friday, November 5th at 10pm on FX

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/tubetalk/plp/

will have to get the series link set up :)

Captain Yesterday
October 11th, 2010, 02:19 PM
will have to get the series link set up :)
Same here. With Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Haven already series linked for me my sky box is going to be pretty busy :D

the fifth man
October 11th, 2010, 07:52 PM
I hope it lives up to it's potential :D

Same here. I am definitely pumped for the premiere. I am counting down the days.

MattSilver 3k
October 15th, 2010, 10:23 AM
October 31st... Not long at all! Woo!

haitian1
October 21st, 2010, 03:27 PM
Just had a screening of this show on Monday and must say that its going to be an epic show indeed. I can't wait to see it again on the 31.

the fifth man
October 22nd, 2010, 08:15 PM
Just had a screening of this show on Monday and must say that its going to be an epic show indeed. I can't wait to see it again on the 31.

Epic sounds good to me.:) I can't wait.

Sp!der
October 23rd, 2010, 05:59 AM
Still the only reason I am gonna watch this (Because I hate horror & zombie stuff) is that Bear McCreary is doing the soundtrack.

the fifth man
October 23rd, 2010, 09:14 PM
Still the only reason I am gonna watch this (Because I hate horror & zombie stuff) is that Bear McCreary is doing the soundtrack.

That is the only reason? Really? If you hate horror and zombie-related material, it doesn't really seem worth it.

Sp!der
October 24th, 2010, 01:01 AM
That is the only reason? Really? If you hate horror and zombie-related material, it doesn't really seem worth it.

Bear McCreary is worth it, trust me. ...and with the zombies, I am gonna be fine.. I hope..

Linda06
October 24th, 2010, 04:41 AM
I saw a trailer for this last night on FX :D

LoneStar1836
October 24th, 2010, 12:59 PM
Still the only reason I am gonna watch this (Because I hate horror & zombie stuff) is that Bear McCreary is doing the soundtrack.That just makes for added awesomeness. :cool: I'm looking forward to this show. One more week....

the fifth man
October 24th, 2010, 06:54 PM
That just makes for added awesomeness. :cool: I'm looking forward to this show. One more week....

Believe me, I am so counting down. It is going to be a great night, I just know it. And the next day, my wife and I move into our new house.:)

PeteJ
October 26th, 2010, 04:12 AM
The pilot episode was already leaked, by the way. It was quite good, but the trailer spoiled it a little too much. It was easy to figure out what happens next.

Just a little heads up if you live in a country where they won't air this show. I'm not giving any links though cause it's against the rules.

Captain Yesterday
October 28th, 2010, 02:25 PM
The pilot episode is really good, I well enjoyed it. The whole atmosphere and the way it's filmed is spot on and they've spared no expence on the make up and effects, it was movie quality stuff. The opening scene before the start credits roll was amazing with the creepy little zombie girl, thought it was a good introduction. Then the episode moves along nicely after that setting things up. And its good to see familiar actors that i've seen on other shows. The actors did a good job, the zombies looked great and it had a good little ending that makes you want stay tuned to find out what happens next. I was definitely very impressed and without over exadurating this could be thee show to watch. Great start IMO

the fifth man
October 28th, 2010, 07:06 PM
I am getting very excited for Sunday night.:)

LtColCarter
October 29th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Guess I won't be watching this one. My DVR queue is already booked on Sunday nights. I just don't believe a first run show is being released on AMC.

the fifth man
October 30th, 2010, 07:41 PM
This time tomorrow night, we will be enjoying this new show. I really hope it turns out to be as good as I think it should be.

DigiFluid
October 30th, 2010, 09:16 PM
The pilot episode was already leaked, by the way. It was quite good, but the trailer spoiled it a little too much. It was easy to figure out what happens next.

Just a little heads up if you live in a country where they won't air this show. I'm not giving any links though cause it's against the rules.
Yeah I just saw that it's 'out there'. But I'll be giving that a pass in favour of the real deal on TV tomorrow night :)


I just don't believe a first run show is being released on AMC.
Huh?


This time tomorrow night, we will be enjoying this new show. I really hope it turns out to be as good as I think it should be.
:indeed:

Can't wait!

Sp!der
October 31st, 2010, 02:55 AM
I just bought the itunes Season Pass... its only 10 $ so I thought its a good deal... do you guys now how many episodes the seasons gonna be?

MattSilver 3k
October 31st, 2010, 03:17 AM
6, I think.

Gamma626
October 31st, 2010, 10:14 AM
This deserves it's own sub-forum.

Linda06
October 31st, 2010, 10:50 AM
If it does well and there are quite a few fans posting then Darren I think it is might decide to give it a sub-forum. I think they usually wait to see how popular a show is first.

We have to wait a few extra days before we get it. 5th November here :p Does the spoiler tag rule still count for these shows that aren't part of it's own sub-forum? I don't wanna get spoiled :D

DigiFluid
October 31st, 2010, 10:56 AM
Spoiler rules should absolutely apply! We follow them in other threads without sub-forums, I don't see why we shouldn't here :)

Madwelshboy
October 31st, 2010, 12:01 PM
If it does well and there are quite a few fans posting then Darren I think it is might decide to give it a sub-forum. I think they usually wait to see how popular a show is first.

We have to wait a few extra days before we get it. 5th November here :p Does the spoiler tag rule still count for these shows that aren't part of it's own sub-forum? I don't wanna get spoiled :D


Spoiler rules should absolutely apply! We follow them in other threads without sub-forums, I don't see why we shouldn't here :)

:indeed: Spoiler tags are to be used for all plots (hence the update to the thread title). This applies untill the current season of the show airs in syndication, as a general rule of thumb. Some shows never do, in that case tags are to be used until after the show airs in the last major market...us, uk, aussie, canada. Once it airs in that last country then all spoiler tags are off.

MattSilver 3k
October 31st, 2010, 12:20 PM
Spoiler tags, check! In a few hours... Can't frelling wait!

the fifth man
October 31st, 2010, 06:19 PM
Not long to wait now. Only forty minutes or so left.

themeatcleaver
October 31st, 2010, 08:31 PM
that. was. AWESOME!

hey you! dumbass! yeah, you in the tank. you cozy in there???

Epic.

Gamma626
October 31st, 2010, 09:01 PM
Yeah. That was awesome. INCREDIBLE first episode. Everything from cinematography, set design, gore and direction were perfect.

DigiFluid
October 31st, 2010, 11:19 PM
Ho. Ly. Crap. That was awesome. I was excited for this show, but I've been burned by a lot of shows in the past so I was trying to reserve judgment and wow, wow. wow. I will be buying this show on Blu on the day it hits shelves on the strength of the first episode alone. I may just have found my new favourite show (behind The Wire, of course ;))!

Replicator Todd
October 31st, 2010, 11:39 PM
The first episode absolutely kept my attention the entire time. And to think some people think the Zombie genre is dead! This show will likely become one of my favorites!

MattSilver 3k
November 1st, 2010, 01:53 AM
Totally. Flippin'. Awesome.

Hit all the right notes a zombie story should right off the bat - the confusion, the fear, the denial, the anger, the depression, the sympathetic protagonist, the awesome and bleak set pieces, the tragic characters - all real and solid emotions played pitch perfect, not to mention it had one emotion that I feel is the most important - Hope. And, you know, it had zombies getting murdered in deliciously gory ways. Good times.

Can't wait until next week.

Wayston
November 1st, 2010, 01:55 AM
oh yeah it was great,

it featured a lot of typical scenes of the genre (ignorant guy waking up in a hospital, guy not wanting to shoot his loved one, guy walking smack in the middle of a zombie horde, etc.) but in a good way without making you roll your eyes

my favourite scene is of course

the entire city scene from the moment he enters the city limits and you see a couple of zombies stand up from the bus and you know he's just thinking "ehhhh no big deal" and then he turns the corner around the block and he's suddenly smack in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. That was all epic! The fate of the horse was so sad but ooohhh so epic too. Nice little twist.

DigiFluid
November 1st, 2010, 01:56 AM
Two other things I noticed:

1) The broken clock was recycled....the one that Grimes sees in the hospital room and notices it isn't ticking? Yeah, look closely at the clock on the wall when he gets out to the nurses' station. It's the same clock :D

2) I think it's hilarious that this was rated TV-14 on Canadian TV :D

MattSilver 3k
November 1st, 2010, 02:50 AM
I just gotta say, I'm just chuffed there's actually now a zombie apocalypse character drama on TV right now (AMC, no less). I never thought I'd see the day. It's awesome.

Linda06
November 1st, 2010, 06:58 AM
I didn't read the spoilers :p But now I'm excited and can't wait to see it just on you guys excitement alone :D

LoneStar1836
November 1st, 2010, 08:56 AM
That was a great first ep....for the look and feel alone. Those were some really cool and chilling shots.

Riding into Atlanta on the horse and the zombie covered tank. :cool:

poor horse though

It's the usual trappings but can still make for a great story. Can't wait till next week!

I only care about watching three shows on tv, atm, this makes number four. :D

Captain Yesterday
November 1st, 2010, 09:58 AM
Woo! I'm really glad to see everyone here liking it, it was such a great first episode, I'm going to check it out proper when it shows here though since it was the pre-air one i seen. I just don't know if i'll be able to wait the 5 extra days each week for it to show here, it's sooooooooo good! :D

Sp!der
November 1st, 2010, 11:22 AM
I am actually to afraid to watch this alone... is it really scary?...

themeatcleaver
November 1st, 2010, 11:59 AM
I am actually to afraid to watch this alone... is it really scary?...

Gory, yes. Very. Scary... not too much.

Sp!der
November 1st, 2010, 12:09 PM
Gory, yes. Very. Scary... not too much.

whats gory?

Wayston
November 1st, 2010, 12:35 PM
I was a bit worried about the scariness myself before watching (I hate the typical scaring tactics such as monsters suddenly appearing from some dark corner combined with some very fast camera cuts in a scene), but the pacing of this episode's tension is more like a thriller than a typical B grade horror movie. It's an intelligent type of scaring where you worry about the character and how the story is progressing naturally, rather than what kind of lighting tricks and split second camera actions the director is going to use. There were several instances where I expected some cheap trick to happen but much to my liking it never happened in the way I feared. There are of course some events that are wholly unexpected for the main character, but it all fits in the story and it's not done to freak out the viewer as such.

Replicator Todd
November 1st, 2010, 01:32 PM
I am actually to afraid to watch this alone... is it really scary?...

Not at all....unless your afraid of zombies.

Madwelshboy
November 1st, 2010, 01:48 PM
'The Walking Dead' premiere attracts 5.3 million viewers

The Walking Dead certainly livened things up Halloween night: The zombie-centric series gave AMC its highest premiere ratings in history Sunday, pulling in 5.3 million viewers. Walking Dead attracted 3.6 million adults 18-49, 3.1 million adults 25-54, and 2.1 million adults 18-34. And the premiere didn’t just break records for AMC — it boasted the highest debut for any 2010 cable series. “It’s a good day to be dead. We are so proud of this series, its depth of storytelling and the remarkable talent attached,” Charlie Collier, AMC’s president, said in a press release. “As the network dedicated to bringing viewers the best stories on television, we are so pleased to have the opportunity with ‘The Walking Dead’ to raise the bar within this popular genre and continue our commitment to being the home of premium television on basic cable.”

http://news-briefs.ew.com/2010/11/01/the-walking-dead-premiere-attracts-5-3-million-viewers/

themeatcleaver
November 1st, 2010, 02:08 PM
whats gory?

the definition of gory? or what part of the show was gory?

i'm not going to define it. but one scene comes to mind the horse he rides into Atlanta on gets eaten and they spare at no expense on the details of the zombies gutting this poor thing. It was really kind of awesome lol

the fifth man
November 1st, 2010, 06:20 PM
Great premiere last night. IMO, this show definitely lived up to the hype. I can't wait to see what happens next Sunday night.

DigiFluid
November 1st, 2010, 08:29 PM
Frak yeah! (http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/11/01/the-walking-dead-tv-ratings-numbers/)

magictrick
November 2nd, 2010, 07:05 PM
The premiere was amazing, I just hope they can keep it up. I don't know how long you can make zombies interesting for, since all they do is moan, look gross and eat flesh.

DigiFluid
November 2nd, 2010, 07:15 PM
The premiere was amazing, I just hope they can keep it up. I don't know how long you can make zombies interesting for, since all they do is moan, look gross and eat flesh.
Sounds like a permanent television fixture to me!

the fifth man
November 2nd, 2010, 08:02 PM
The premiere was amazing, I just hope they can keep it up. I don't know how long you can make zombies interesting for, since all they do is moan, look gross and eat flesh.

This show will be about more than just the zombies. It will focus on the characters and their continual struggle to stay alive. That is why this show shouldn't get old.

Replicator Todd
November 2nd, 2010, 08:51 PM
This show will be about more than just the zombies. It will focus on the characters and their continual struggle to stay alive. That is why this show shouldn't get old.

Indeedy!

Sami_
November 3rd, 2010, 09:16 AM
That was an awesome premiere.

Linda06
November 3rd, 2010, 01:27 PM
The premiere was amazing, I just hope they can keep it up. I don't know how long you can make zombies interesting for, since all they do is moan, look gross and eat flesh.

Sounds like "Big Brother" to me, except for the eating flesh :p I hope this is much better than reality TV which is the worse thing to ever grace TV :eek: :p

the fifth man
November 3rd, 2010, 08:34 PM
Sounds like "Big Brother" to me, except for the eating flesh :p I hope this is much better than reality TV which is the worse thing to ever grace TV :eek: :p

Better than reality TV? That shouldn't be hard.

Rocksy
November 3rd, 2010, 08:43 PM
i couldn't be happier with this show so far, and i've read and re read every comic thus far. nothing short of mind blowing that frank darabont worked so hard for this show to come about.

Sp!der
November 5th, 2010, 07:34 AM
hm.. I watched the premiere,... it was good, scary.... but I did not like it. Ill stick to true blood... sorry bear thats the first show I wont watch that you compose! Off topic, the fringe episode was awesome as hell!

Linda06
November 5th, 2010, 07:55 AM
Better than reality TV? That shouldn't be hard.

Even soaps are better than reality TV and that is saying something cause I hate soaps ;)


hm.. I watched the premiere,... it was good, scary.... but I did not like it. Ill stick to true blood... sorry bear thats the first show I wont watch that you compose! Off topic, the fringe episode was awesome as hell!

I didn't like True blood, I got through 1 and a quarter eps of it, couldn't watch any more *shrugs* And awesome, we should get new Fringe on Tuesday :D

TONIGHTS THE NIGHT.....No i'm not that excited *bounces*

pisces27
November 5th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Besides the bit of gore I totally loved the episode. Nicely paced, good storyline. Bring it on!

Sp!der
November 5th, 2010, 09:32 AM
it seems i am the only one who does not like it, am i? good for the show! Although I do not like it, I hope it does well because nowadays there are rare shows like these on air...

Linda06
November 7th, 2010, 03:40 AM
:mckay: Saw it last night finally. It was awesome :D HA almost got you there didn't I :p

Rocksy
November 7th, 2010, 09:46 PM
AWESOME.
i have no more words for episode 2. Just Awesome.

Rocksy
November 7th, 2010, 09:46 PM
double post

DigiFluid
November 7th, 2010, 10:50 PM
Episode 2 - Guts

I had a bit of an "oh come on" moment when the key bounced straight down the drain but other than that I thoroughly enjoyed this week too. Frak, another series to love....to death! :D

MattSilver 3k
November 8th, 2010, 12:12 AM
One more thing guys...

He's an organ donor.

Oh my God I think I'm in love with this show.

DigiFluid
November 8th, 2010, 12:14 AM
One more thing guys...

He's an organ donor.

Oh my God I think I'm in love with this show.
Oh man, I howled when I heard that :D

LoneStar1836
November 8th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Great second ep.

Replicator Todd
November 8th, 2010, 01:27 PM
I missed yesterday's episode. :(

Captain Yesterday
November 8th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Good second ep, I think Glen is my favourite character already :D

the fifth man
November 8th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Great second ep.

Indeed it was. This show is off to a very nice start IMO. I can't wait for the next episode.

Gamma626
November 8th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Just so you all know, TWD has been renewed for a 13 episode second season!

the fifth man
November 8th, 2010, 06:56 PM
Just so you all know, TWD has been renewed for a 13 episode second season!

Yeah, I had read about that. Great news, isn't it?:) I just wish that Season 1 was longer than it is.

Sami_
November 8th, 2010, 08:38 PM
I wonder if they will go back for Col. Makepeace.

LoneStar1836
November 9th, 2010, 08:30 AM
I wonder if they will go back for Col. Makepeace.That wasn't Makepeace, but he was Col. Edwards in Enemy Mine in S7.


I think Rick might go back for him, but I hope not. Guy was an ass. At least the black guy chained and locked the door shut so the zombies wouldn't rip him to shreds. I thought he'd kick him the hacksaw, but I wouldn't want to get left behind either....

Linda06
November 9th, 2010, 10:38 AM
Man I hate being behind you guys :(

Wayston
November 9th, 2010, 01:21 PM
it was even better than the first episode!!

MIZA
November 9th, 2010, 03:44 PM
I still can't believe what they did to that Horse , ... that was so sad kind of like I am Legend and the Dog

Sami_
November 9th, 2010, 05:14 PM
That wasn't Makepeace, but he was Col. Edwards in Enemy Mine in S7.


I think Rick might go back for him, but I hope not. Guy was an ass. At least the black guy chained and locked the door shut so the zombies wouldn't rip him to shreds. I thought he'd kick him the hacksaw, but I wouldn't want to get left behind either....

ah your right, I was just mixing up their names doh.

magictrick
November 9th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Really great 2nd episode. So far its off to a strong start.

EvilSpaceAlien
November 9th, 2010, 10:23 PM
That wasn't Makepeace, but he was Col. Edwards in Enemy Mine in S7.


I think Rick might go back for him, but I hope not. Guy was an ass. At least the black guy chained and locked the door shut so the zombies wouldn't rip him to shreds. I thought he'd kick him the hacksaw, but I wouldn't want to get left behind either....

I didn't even notice that. I just recognized him as a Fulcrum agent from the second season of Scrubs.

EvilSpaceAlien
November 9th, 2010, 10:24 PM
Sorry, that's supposed to be Chuck, not Scrubs. D'oh!

Shpinxinator
November 10th, 2010, 04:04 AM
Watched the First episode again today...seen it 4 times and the scene where his put the legless zombie out of it's pain still makes me cry a little

PeteJ
November 10th, 2010, 05:00 AM
About Rooker's character:

He's credited in four additional episodes in IMDB.

Sp!der
November 13th, 2010, 09:20 AM
ok... i watched nevertheless the second episode, and I kinda liked it.. did not scared the **** out of me like the first episode, so point for them. ;) love the characters... so thats a plus.

pisces27
November 13th, 2010, 12:09 PM
Just so you all know, TWD has been renewed for a 13 episode second season!

Yay! I love this show. A fabulous game of survival when your back is up against the wall. I was cringing as they covered themselves in blood and guts, only to have the rain be their enemy.

What's going to happen when Hero Rick meets up with his wife and former partner?

Did you feel bad for the guy left chained to the pipe?

Zombies are better at climbing chain-link fences than I would have thought possible.

Linda06
November 13th, 2010, 01:44 PM
Can I just say after only 2 eps I love this show already :D

the fifth man
November 13th, 2010, 09:16 PM
Can I just say after only 2 eps I love this show already :D

Same here. I can't wait for tonight's episode.

Wayston
November 14th, 2010, 03:16 AM
Zombies are better at climbing chain-link fences than I would have thought possible.

haha yeah that was a bit weird, imo it's now clearly established that

these zombies have some semblance of intelligence and motor skills in them. We've seen that zombie wife trying to open a door, a random zombie taking a brick to punch through the glass in the department store and a zombie climb the fence. In general they also become faster when they see a living human

the scenes with the asian guy racing through the zombie invested streets were also a bit of an eyebrow raiser, since his side window was broken and he did come to full stops during the "chase" with zombies right next to his window

Linda06
November 14th, 2010, 06:14 AM
Same here. I can't wait for tonight's episode.

And you know what else I love about it? When they are say wandering through the street or the woods with their eyes open so they don't get caught out by zombies and it's quiet, they don't use music or at least very little music. I think it gives it more of an effect that way instead of having music blaring out all the time :D

Mala50
November 14th, 2010, 08:27 AM
Me too. :)

Nice interview on the AMC blog
Q&A - Steven Yeun (Glenn) (http://blogs.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/2010/11/steven-yeun-interview.php)

Also, with "limited commercial interruptions" -

The Walking Dead Catch-up Mini-Marathon Is Tonight Nov. 14 at 8/7c
AMC will re-air the first two episodes of The Walking Dead followed by the premiere of Episode 3 at 10/9c.

Purgatory
November 14th, 2010, 11:29 AM
Love this show, but we have to wait till Friday for each new episode in the Kingdom of Unitedness. I can't even put my finger on what I like about it. It's a sort of zombie drama. There are zombies but I wouldn't say it's about zombies, as such. They're just there to scare you a bit. The real stuff seems to be about the choices people make. There's already a nice amount of friction building up.

the fifth man
November 14th, 2010, 06:25 PM
Not long to wait now for the next episode. Only about a half-hour away. I am very excited.:)

Steff
November 14th, 2010, 08:20 PM
Just watching the third episode now. Is anyone else a fan of the 2 season series Survivor? These first episodes of The Walking Dead remind of the start of that post-apocalyptic show. Two seasons were too few so I have hopes that this series will be a fun replacement for now. Only thing that I see different at this point is that I haven't attached to theses characters like I did to Abby, Tom, or Greg.

DigiFluid
November 14th, 2010, 10:05 PM
Episode 3 "Tell It to the Frogs"

Kind of a strange editing choice to open this week's episode, Francis there having lost it a bit and talking to himself. All I could think while watching that was that it would've made a much better closing scene for the previous episode, and that they could've opened this week's with him struggling to get free. Oh well.

Not a lot going on this week until they set off to rescue Merle, but I didn't really ever find it boring. And I laughed pretty hard at the one lady when she said "I'm beginning to question the division of labour here" :lol:

Hell of an ending too. Shane giving Ed exactly what he deserves, and the discovery of "Merle" on the rooftop :eek: Can't wait to see when he comes back!

MattSilver 3k
November 15th, 2010, 12:42 AM
Another fantastic episode.

I actually started to feel a little sorry for Shane and Merle here. More for the former than the latter, but still. Shane was so... I dunno, fatherly to Carl in the start and with the frog-catching scene, and you could see Lori get that... and then Rick showed up and took that away from the guy. Not saying he's perfect - hell, he's pretty far from it -but the look on his face when Lori told him off and told him to stay away from Carl, not to mention the reaction afterwards, was a subtle and interesting character development.

I mentioned Merle because his ramblings at the start felt genuine, and just as you think he's going to be all "God save me" for another few minutes, he gets ahold of that hacksaw... and BAM! Awesome.

Lori, too, shone a bit. She's not exactly the good guy by any means - the opposite, probably - but there was this distinct walls-closing-in feeling that I could see in her face. Makes me wonder what her story is - was she cheating with Shane before? If so, why? What made her and Rick's marriage go to hell? Was it all her or all him or a mix? I guess we'll find out then.

The hunt for Merle was cool, if only because of the awesome last scene with awesome Bear McCreary music in the background and the fact there were other factors involved with rescuing him - the tools Dale lended T-Bone, Rick's guns, the radio to the man with the son from the pilot (Which I totally forgot about, and was awesome to hear mentioned again).

Glad the minor characters got a shine here. I like Dale, Andrea and Amy, feel sorry for Carol and Sophia, and very much despise that piece of **** Ed. The women laundry scene was an interesting look at the hierarchy that seemed to have developed - unfortunate that they were put into laundry duty right off the bat, but it's a look at something that needed to be looked at... and that vibrator thing was pretty funny.

Character drama in the zombie apocalypse. Still in love here folks. :D

Sami_
November 15th, 2010, 01:21 AM
This is one hell of a show, 35 minutes in I'm sad there is only 10 minutes left.

LoneStar1836
November 15th, 2010, 09:05 AM
This ep was good. I wouldn't call it slow because damn the hour flew by, but it was a nice ep for developing other characters.

Boy that was a lot of stuff Rick had in that bag. How the heck was he managing to carrying all that (weight wise)? Had totally forgotten about the radio so that was a great reason for him to go back.

Bring on next week's ep. :D Kinda sucks that there are only 3 eps left. I wonder how soon they will show the second season.

Sami_
November 15th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Did anyone else get the vibe that Shane is Carl's father?

Seems weird otherwise that he wanted to play with him so bad.

MattSilver 3k
November 15th, 2010, 10:22 AM
Did anyone else get the vibe that Shane is Carl's father?

Seems weird otherwise that he wanted to play with him so bad.

Nah, more like a surrogate. My bet is that he was fooling around with Lori before the apocalypse hit, and had an obligation and got them out of their hometown safely as soon as he could (Telling them Rick was dead in the process). Then, when they settled at camp, he probably took it upon himself to be there while Rick couldn't, especially since he was already plowing Lori, add in a bond with the kid and he might feel better about himself or something. Even after Rick came back, he still wanted to bond with Carl, maybe for himself or maybe to impress Lori enough that she chooses him instead of her actual husband.

LoneStar1836
November 15th, 2010, 10:22 AM
I didn't. I just think she told Shane off like she did because of her own guilt (I too think they might have been cheating behind Rick's back before all this), and that she was mad at him for telling her that Rick was dead...which was reasonable to assume so I don't exactly blame Shane for that. I felt kinda sorry for the guy.

Now if she turns up pregnant....

Sami_
November 15th, 2010, 10:41 AM
Nah, more like a surrogate. My bet is that he was fooling around with Lori before the apocalypse hit, and had an obligation and got them out of their hometown safely as soon as he could (Telling them Rick was dead in the process). Then, when they settled at camp, he probably took it upon himself to be there while Rick couldn't, especially since he was already plowing Lori, add in a bond with the kid and he might feel better about himself or something. Even after Rick came back, he still wanted to bond with Carl, maybe for himself or maybe to impress Lori enough that she chooses him instead of her actual husband.

The zombie apocalypse has only been going on a few weeks. I just can't put myself in Shane's shoes, why would you be so adamant about hanging around with the kid when his dad is back - I can understand him pining over Lori but not the kid.

pisces27
November 15th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Another fabulous episode.

I think Lori and Shane were fooling around before the apocalypse, not sure about Shane being the kids father...but then you never know.

Loved how Merle escaped. The urge for survival really put him to the test. Don't know if I could have done that.

Nice that we are getting more character development. Not only do they have to deal with zombies but also spousal abuse. I wanted to shoot him in the head.

the fifth man
November 15th, 2010, 07:04 PM
This was another great episode. It is a shame we are already half-way through Season 1.

Wayston
November 16th, 2010, 01:04 PM
they sure ended up with a lot of flawed characters to say the least

also to what extent is amputating your own hand then walking away realistic under such conditions???

Sami_
November 16th, 2010, 03:30 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0830_040830_aronralston.html

Steff
November 16th, 2010, 07:54 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0830_040830_aronralston.html

Wow...
The end of the episode seemed to want to have that "I can't believe he did that" factor but I was wondering if they had gone too far in it being believable or not. But now I am corrected. hehe

the fifth man
November 16th, 2010, 08:16 PM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0830_040830_aronralston.html

That was kind of tough just reading that. Wow.

the fifth man
November 16th, 2010, 08:17 PM
they sure ended up with a lot of flawed characters to say the least

also to what extent is amputating your own hand then walking away realistic under such conditions???

Flawed characters is something nice to see. It is actually like real life.

Wayston
November 17th, 2010, 03:38 AM
Flawed characters is something nice to see. It is actually like real life.

cool, if this is like real life then the blondes will be easy :)

pisces27
November 17th, 2010, 04:24 AM
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0830_040830_aronralston.html

I saw him on Letterman...I don't think I could have done it.

DigiFluid
November 17th, 2010, 05:07 AM
http://www.examiner.com/film-geek-in-national/when-will-the-second-season-of-the-walking-dead-start-sure-you-wanna-know

Poo.