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Cabral
06-05-2010, 11:17 PM
So, anyone here familiar with this comic written by Robert Kirkman?
I read the 72 issues in theses last days and I must say it is really good!
What do you guys think of it?

randir14
06-05-2010, 11:28 PM
I read the first comic, it was ok. I heard the art style began to suck in later issues. AMC is making a TV series based on it http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/06/02/first-look-at-the-walking-dead-tv-series/

Cabral
06-05-2010, 11:41 PM
yeah, some of the story arcs were a bit disappointing, but I still liked it.
It's great to see a comic where the author is not afraid to have his characters killed (men, women, children, disabled, etc.) to maintain some sort of realism.

Smersh
06-06-2010, 01:00 AM
I read the first comic, it was ok. I heard the art style began to suck in later issues. AMC is making a TV series based on it http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/06/02/first-look-at-the-walking-dead-tv-series/

the latest story arcs have slowed down, a little from all the crazy stuff that happened in the first 5 years of the series. But I still read it every month.

and about the art style, I prefer the "newer" style (even though it changed around issue 8-16). The artist has described it as being influenced from the look of black and white movies. Not just a color image, *****ped of color, in gray-scale. But the distinct qualities of black and white.

Cstafford
06-06-2010, 12:47 PM
I am now super interested in this. Gotta find some comics...

FrankBooth
06-06-2010, 01:22 PM
I read the series in TPB's only, as reading single issues just makes you want the next issue too quickly. I have all the trades up to now, it is a really good series as a whole.

Laconian
06-06-2010, 04:40 PM
I thought this was going to be about the 1/9 Marines.

Hollis
06-06-2010, 05:05 PM
I thought this was going to be about the 1/9 Marines.

No kidding, we shared the same TAO with 9th Marines. Bravo Company was the official WD. Never knew of the comics.

big_les
06-08-2010, 02:33 PM
I love it - can't wait for the TV series.

FrankBooth
06-10-2010, 05:41 PM
For those interested, recent articles relating to the development of the series. The Last link really hits home for fans of the comic, seems that AMC & Frank are staying pretty faithful to Kirkman's work (Visually in this case)

Still wish they had gotten Nathan Fillion, to play Rick.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/02/first-look-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/02/first-look-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead/)
http://io9.com/5554925/watch-how-amc-will-decompose-the-walking-dead/gallery (http://io9.com/5554925/watch-how-amc-will-decompose-the-walking-dead/gallery/)
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/10/first-production-photo-from-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/10/first-production-photo-from-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead/)

Smersh
06-10-2010, 07:09 PM
For those interested, recent articles relating to the development of the series. The Last link really hits home for fans of the comic, seems that AMC & Frank are staying pretty faithful to Kirkman's work (Visually in this case)

Still wish they had gotten Nathan Fillion, to play Rick.

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/02/first-look-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/02/first-look-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead/)
http://io9.com/5554925/watch-how-amc-will-decompose-the-walking-dead/gallery (http://io9.com/5554925/watch-how-amc-will-decompose-the-walking-dead/gallery/)
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/10/first-production-photo-from-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead (http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/10/first-production-photo-from-frank-darabonts-the-walking-dead/)

I was eating when I saw those pics, caused immediate revulsion

FrankBooth
06-15-2010, 07:13 PM
http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/15/first-look-andrew-lincoln-as-rick-grimes-in-the-walking-dead First Look: Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes

FrankBooth
06-24-2010, 03:47 PM
Some new photos

http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/24/two-new-photos-from-amcfrank-darabonts-the-walking-dead
(http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/06/24/two-new-photos-from-amcfrank-darabonts-the-walking-dead/)

FrankBooth
10-20-2010, 07:26 PM
There is a Pre-air leak of the 1st episode, loading it now. Message me if you'd like the link.

Kobold
10-21-2010, 04:17 AM
its also on usenet.

JamesW
10-21-2010, 10:55 PM
I downloaded, and it's pretty good. The atmosphere is pretty good, but it doesn't seem to be as grand a production as AMC's other shows.

I've been reading TWD since Grimes and crew got to the prison, which has been about five years.
You're all right about the art, Tony Moore did a hell a job with the first six issues. Adlard's work is OK, but often it looks rushed, and the inking can be dodgy.

FrankBooth
10-21-2010, 11:05 PM
I'd wait a bit, if it follows in the vein of the book (since Kirkman obviously consulted on this) then it shouldn't look so polished. It managed at points to give me that nasty feeling that the comic at the best point has. That odd pit in my stomach that lingers a little.

Arnie100
10-21-2010, 11:48 PM
I actually can't wait to watch this series! :)

Spezz
10-24-2010, 05:48 PM
Watched the pilot: It's better than what I expected from the trailer. I can't wait.

b0sco
10-31-2010, 07:00 AM
10 hours to go till TV premiere.

Need good ******* soon after.

Cstafford
10-31-2010, 08:36 AM
Amc is also doing an animated comic series on demand. Just watched the first one and its pretty good.

FrankBooth
10-31-2010, 08:42 AM
A little strange, I'll stick to the actual comic series. Next volume comes out on my birthday I believe.

http://imgur.com/Xinrrdotjpg

Austra
10-31-2010, 09:15 AM
Watching the actual first episode now. Not bad, bout 20 minutes in. If anyone doesnt not want a *******, pm me

Scaar.at
10-31-2010, 01:50 PM
Read the first 12 volumes of the comic and really loved the first 8 - then the story twists felt too forceful implented. Anyway, still like the series, especially for the mystery/interpersonal/zombie mix. Im somehow afraid of the tv series being just another zombie flick and not releated to the comics original atmosphere at all. And the trailer showed Rick using a revolver, instead of the H&K Mark23 from the comics - blasphemy!

adamicz
10-31-2010, 02:30 PM
I haven't seen the first episode yet, but I really love the fan-made "opening titles":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phLVlvMKVi8

FrankBooth
10-31-2010, 03:50 PM
Read the first 12 volumes of the comic and really loved the first 8 - then the story twists felt too forceful implented. Anyway, still like the series, especially for the mystery/interpersonal/zombie mix. Im somehow afraid of the tv series being just another zombie flick and not releated to the comics original atmosphere at all. And the trailer showed Rick using a revolver, instead of the H&K Mark23 from the comics - blasphemy!

The current situation could prove to be something real good (in the comics I mean) Kirkman was very involved on this, so I doubt he'd let it deviate too much. It was already stated there would be some differences from the comic and some things added.

Cstafford
10-31-2010, 10:01 PM
Here we go

Ritual
10-31-2010, 11:36 PM
Please tell me that was a Lemans they put a Judge sticker on... please...

jetsetter
11-01-2010, 12:17 AM
Please tell me that was a Lemans they put a Judge sticker on... please...

Of course it was. You have to ask?

Arnie100
11-01-2010, 02:44 AM
Just finished watching it! I enjoyed it!

Cstafford
11-01-2010, 02:48 AM
Why would the wall clocks stop working

Austra
11-01-2010, 02:57 AM
Why would the wall clocks stop working
I assumed that it was because he was out for so long that the batteries died, but then, how is he not starving

Cstafford
11-01-2010, 03:06 AM
Those batteries last forever. There were a lot of things about the hospital that was odd. Like why was the ceiling tiles all pulled down and the wires hanging?
Maybe a grenade, who knows.

Arnie100
11-01-2010, 03:07 AM
It's a TV show...they take liberty with a lot of things.

Austra
11-01-2010, 03:28 AM
Those batteries last forever. There were a lot of things about the hospital that was odd. Like why was the ceiling tiles all pulled down and the wires hanging?
Maybe a grenade, who knows.
Yeah hence the starving thing. Anyway yeah its like a war was fought in that place. No bullet holes either

nullterm
11-01-2010, 03:50 AM
I believe some clocks in buildings like schools and hospitals actually run off the main power, not batteries. They are also automatically synchronized to match bell times.

Anyways, the show looks great. Think I found a new series to tune into every week. Surprisingly gory and brutal for TV.

Austra
11-01-2010, 05:19 AM
I believe some clocks in buildings like schools and hospitals actually run off the main power, not batteries. They are also automatically synchronized to match bell times.


What type of bloody clocks do you have over there? hahaha we just have battery ones here

seraosha
11-01-2010, 10:56 AM
Great pilot, looking forward to watching the rest. I understand that next season has already been scheduled!
Love the production quality, very stark, like the comic. I knew Darabont would do it right.

So WTF with Lori and Shane? So much for the subtle approach and backstory regarding their trip to Atlanta.
Might be a great lead-in to Karls reaction later in the story if he caught his mom and shane playing kissykissy.

b0sco
11-01-2010, 11:25 AM
Great pilot, looking forward to watching the rest. I understand that next season has already been scheduled!
Love the production quality, very stark, like the comic. I knew Darabont would do it right.


Indeed, and I'm pleasantly surprised by the amount and quality of gore, considering it's for TV.

seraosha
11-01-2010, 12:12 PM
The opening "shot" really set the tone for the rest of the season.

Wonder if the twins will make it into the show?

Arnie100
11-01-2010, 02:30 PM
So WTF with Lori and Shane? So much for the subtle approach and backstory regarding their trip to Atlanta.
Might be a great lead-in to Karls reaction later in the story if he caught his mom and shane playing kissykissy.

Read the first graphic novel. :)

PaulClift
11-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Great British acting on display once again. The lead is quite well known on tv over here. I watched the pilot a few weeks ago and was blown away. Can't wait for more.

Ivan le Fou
11-01-2010, 02:46 PM
Great British acting on display once again. The lead is quite well known on tv over here. I watched the pilot a few weeks ago and was blown away. Can't wait for more.

British acting? Really?

I didn't know that.

Pilot was really nice, some differences with the graphic novel but it is alright.

PaulClift
11-01-2010, 02:52 PM
British acting? Really?

I didn't know that.

Pilot was really nice, some differences with the graphic novel but it is alright.

Yeah, he was in a comedy called Teachers and quite a few British programs including Strike Back.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0511088/

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/8xTvevIyTr4/0dotjpg

He is that good in The Walking Dead that I spent the 1st 20 minutes thinking 'he is really familiar' and just could not get my head around it being him.

silentpartner
11-01-2010, 03:14 PM
In between episodes, there’s always ”We’re Alive”… (http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/DirectDownloads.html)

Austra
11-02-2010, 06:42 AM
In between episodes, there’s always ”We’re Alive”… (http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/DirectDownloads.html)

Hey thanks for sharing this. Howed you come across this?

Victis Honor
11-02-2010, 08:53 AM
In between episodes, there’s always ”We’re Alive”… (http://www.zombiepodcast.com/The_Zombie_Podcast/DirectDownloads.html)

Yes thanks, dled it to my pod after listening to the frst episode. Somethng different than music for a change.

cinoeye
11-02-2010, 09:28 AM
They took a lot of ideas from the WWZ, Z Survival Guide...

seraosha
11-02-2010, 09:51 AM
Read the first graphic novel. :)

I have the entire series...and there was almost no kissykissy, just a lot of guilt, recriminations and unwanted pregnancy.

oops, spoils.

JKD
11-02-2010, 10:10 AM
They took a lot of ideas from the WWZ, Z Survival Guide...
Walking Dead and Z Survival Guide were first published within a month or two of each other in 2003. WWZ came out about 3 years after Walking Dead.

Anyway, I thought the premier was excellent. I thought it had a lot more emotion to it than the comic.

Some possibly lightly spoiler-ish, random comments:

I've been digging around unsuccessfully for my volume 1. It's probably boxed up in the garage. But I don't remember the part where the dude is trying to snipe his zombie wife. I thought that whole scene was great along with Rick mercy killing the bicycle zombie.

The match lit scene in the stairwell was spooky as ****

Can these zombies not break windows? I kept thinking they need to fortify that damn house more than just blocking the light.

I felt bad for the horse.

KEEPER0311
11-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Towards the end of the episode, when Rick is crawling under the tank about to provide himself with self aid, I called the escape hatch in the tank. lol What was with the zombie soldier just chilling in the turret like he was dead? And having shot rifles in confided spaces like that, I can tell you it really isn't pleasant at all.

SBL
11-02-2010, 11:31 AM
I thought it was pretty boring. Acting isn't so great, either.

HollywoodMarine
11-02-2010, 11:43 AM
I thought this was going to be about the 1/9 Marines.

LOL. So did I.

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab160/oconnell10/NFMC/1STBN9THMARINESWALKINGDEADdotpng

junglejim
11-02-2010, 01:08 PM
any sites where i can watch it PM me

GB_FXST
11-02-2010, 01:39 PM
Walking Dead and Z Survival Guide were first published within a month or two of each other in 2003. WWZ came out about 3 years after Walking Dead.

Anyway, I thought the premier was excellent. I thought it had a lot more emotion to it than the comic.

Some possibly lightly spoiler-ish, random comments:

I've been digging around unsuccessfully for my volume 1. It's probably boxed up in the garage. But I don't remember the part where the dude is trying to snipe his zombie wife. I thought that whole scene was great along with Rick mercy killing the bicycle zombie.

The match lit scene in the stairwell was spooky as ****

Can these zombies not break windows? I kept thinking they need to fortify that damn house more than just blocking the light.

I felt bad for the horse.

x2


Towards the end of the episode, when Rick is crawling under the tank about to provide himself with self aid, I called the escape hatch in the tank. lol What was with the zombie soldier just chilling in the turret like he was dead? And having shot rifles in confided spaces like that, I can tell you it really isn't pleasant at all.

This is the first TV show that I have ever seen that even attempts to portray the impact of firing a weapon in an enclosed space.

KEEPER0311
11-02-2010, 04:41 PM
x2



This is the first TV show that I have ever seen that even attempts to portray the impact of firing a weapon in an enclosed space.
I attribute that to ignorance of the effects.

Anybody know why some Zombie (so far) seem to be more intelligent lying in ambush for prey. While others drag themselves along in traditional zombie fashion?

BlackFlag
11-02-2010, 04:45 PM
How about that crawling, emaciated zombie. Ewwww.

silentpartner
11-02-2010, 05:14 PM
Hey thanks for sharing this. Howed you come across this?

No worries. Pure chance. One of those little gems that deserve more attention than they get and perfect for in between Walking Dead episodes.

FrankBooth
11-02-2010, 06:21 PM
I attribute that to ignorance of the effects.

Anybody know why some Zombie (so far) seem to be more intelligent lying in ambush for prey. While others drag themselves along in traditional zombie fashion?

Kirkman never really explains it in the book. Its giving a fairly simple creature something that sets it apart. Some do one thing, others do another and so on.

G-AWZT
11-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Aren't the "zombies" from 28 Days Later more dangerous and more likely to spread a virus because they can run? These Romero style zombies move too slowly.
Also in the tank scene at the end of the WD episode, did I see shells lying around outside of the magazine?

Bro Jangles
11-02-2010, 07:03 PM
Aren't the "zombies" from 28 Days Later more dangerous and more likely to spread a virus because they can run? These Romero style zombies move too slowly.
Also in the tank scene at the end of the WD episode, did I see shells lying around outside of the magazine?
i saw small shells, like 40mm bofors shells, but hey... It was a british tank in Atlanta, but the show still rocked.

armored_diplomacy
11-02-2010, 07:11 PM
Yesterday they presented "The Walking Dead" on Fox.

Today, Argentine president says she´s less sad for her husband´s death because he´s walking among the people.

hmm ... funny :-|

Fargin
11-02-2010, 07:31 PM
Slow or fast, ain't no thing. You still gotta eat and sleep. Zombies be walking forever. Forever? Foreva-eva.

KEEPER0311
11-02-2010, 07:36 PM
Another question, do these Zombies eventually decay and rot away, similar to the ones in WWZ and the Zombie Survival Guide?

G-AWZT
11-02-2010, 09:26 PM
i saw small shells, like 40mm bofors shells, but hey... It was a british tank in Atlanta, but the show still rocked.



A Chieftain?

Jµµso
11-02-2010, 09:27 PM
Yes, it's a Chieftain.

Bro Jangles
11-02-2010, 09:29 PM
Another question, do these Zombies eventually decay and rot away, similar to the ones in WWZ and the Zombie Survival Guide?
the Bike Chick didnt look to hot...

A Chieftain?yep, probably the same one from Zombieland.

khalifah
11-02-2010, 09:37 PM
Another question, do these Zombies eventually decay and rot away, similar to the ones in WWZ and the Zombie Survival Guide?

. I thik it was something with stomach acids or the natural skin oil mixing with the virus that makes a preserving effect.

Arnie100
11-02-2010, 09:45 PM
Another question, do these Zombies eventually decay and rot away, similar to the ones in WWZ and the Zombie Survival Guide?

Warning: graphic and spoilers!! (if you haven't seen it yet...)

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G-AWZT
11-02-2010, 10:12 PM
Not to be too nit picky but the scene where the Sheriff is out back behind the hospital he doesn't seem to disturbed by the smell of decay. I'd imagine it would be overwhelming.

What happened to zombie dogs?

Reaper171
11-02-2010, 10:14 PM
Can these zombies not break windows? I kept thinking they need to fortify that damn house more than just blocking the light.

Well that zombie dead wife was trying to turn the door handle, so I'd assume they could break windows. You know, I thought the scene after the one with them inside, when he comes out and batter-ups the zombie outside. You can see the windows are boarded up... but when they are inside looking out the night before the windows didn't look boarded up.

Arnie100
11-02-2010, 10:15 PM
What happened to zombie dogs?

Resident Evil. I don't remember though if the virus affects animals...

Death.
11-02-2010, 10:20 PM
i saw small shells, like 40mm bofors shells, but hey... It was a british tank in Atlanta, but the show still rocked.

The producer probably wasn't able to secure support by the US Army and therefore had to source the vehicles from elsewhere. Notice the Humvees don't really look too modern, either.

KEEPER0311
11-02-2010, 10:21 PM
The producer probably wasn't able to secure support by the US Army and therefore had to source the vehicles from elsewhere. Notice the Humvees don't really look too modern, either.

Although that could be contributed to them belonging to a Guard unit.

MichaelF
11-02-2010, 11:30 PM
Lot of Chieftains in private hands. A bunch were VISMOD'd in the 90's for Courage Under Fire (bleh! movie) to an M1-esque configuration.

Death.
11-02-2010, 11:43 PM
141120

I swear to god, when I first saw this guy I thought it was Kevin Bacon
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/kevinv6/KevinBacon903dotjpg

They show him so much, and out of the huge crowd of zombies it focuses on him. It's gotta be. Haha

Arnie100
11-03-2010, 12:05 AM
I swear to god, when I first saw this guy I thought it was Kevin Bacon
http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt103/kevinv6/KevinBacon903dotjpg

They show him so much, and out of the huge crowd of zombies it focuses on him. It's gotta be. Haha

Y'know...I always wondered how Hollywood would react to an actual zombie apocalypse...

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 12:09 AM
I'd imagine Bill Murray would do fine.

Bro Jangles
11-03-2010, 12:11 AM
I was hoping a southern Sheriffs office would have a coupe ARs in its armory, and why carry 8 shotguns intsead of 1 or 2 and a ****load of ammo....

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 12:13 AM
I was hoping a southern Sheriffs office would have a coupe ARs in its armory, and why carry 8 shotguns intsead of 1 or 2 and a ****load of ammo....

Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing.

Arnie100
11-03-2010, 12:15 AM
Hahaha, I was thinking the same thing.

I was wondering why no M4s inside the tank...or just lying around by the dead soldiers...

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 12:18 AM
I was wondering why no M4s inside the tank...or just lying around by the dead soldiers...

I saw the M2's and the Humvee's and instantly thought gun truck.

Also why not head into the farm house with the couple who committed suicide, and get the car keys?

Although the merits of a horse in a zombie apocalypse are undeniable. Limited worries about fuel, just find soem water and grazing. And if you're in a jam, you've got instant bait.

Arnie100
11-03-2010, 12:21 AM
And if you're in a jam, you've got instant bait.

I kind of felt sorry about the horse. But you do what you need to survive!

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 12:24 AM
I kind of felt sorry about the horse. But you do what you need to survive!

Eh. I felt worse for the guys who have to man some check point in the middle of a zombie over run city.

Reaper171
11-03-2010, 12:27 AM
Eh. I felt worse for the guys who have to man some check point in the middle of a zombie over run city.

Yeah canister rounds would just make a ****load more of those bicycle girl zombies crawling at ya

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 12:30 AM
Claymores FTW.

Arnie100
11-03-2010, 12:30 AM
I LOL'ed when Rick was in the tank and radio: "Hey, dumb@ss in the tank..."

Bro Jangles
11-03-2010, 01:36 AM
I saw the M2's and the Humvee's and instantly thought gun truck.

Also why not head into the farm house with the couple who committed suicide, and get the car keys?

Although the merits of a horse in a zombie apocalypse are undeniable. Limited worries about fuel, just find soem water and grazing. And if you're in a jam, you've got instant bait.i wondered why the guy in the TANK was in the 82nd....

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 01:40 AM
i wondered why the guy in the TANK was in the 82nd....

What side was his patch on? From my understanding unit patches worn on the right arm represent the unit they had a combat deployment with. Which could mean he had moved units. He may have crawled in just like Rick.

Bro Jangles
11-03-2010, 01:51 AM
What side was his patch on? From my understanding unit patches worn on the right arm represent the unit they had a combat deployment with. Which could mean he had moved units. He may have crawled in just like Rick.
ya, thats probably the case. but it was on the left which is his unt, right is the combat patch.

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 01:53 AM
ya, thats probably the case. but it was on the left which is his unt, right is the combat patch.

Well then, attribute it to creative license.

Arnie100
11-03-2010, 02:02 AM
Could you imagine if he was from the 7th Cav? p-)

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 02:08 AM
Best have a saber and the Injun zombies circled headless around him.

randir14
11-03-2010, 02:25 AM
I liked it.
Thought it was kind of lame that the guy's wife hardly looked like a zombie, obviously a ploy to make the viewers feel sympathy.

Bro Jangles
11-03-2010, 03:07 AM
I liked it.
Thought it was kind of lame that the guy's wife hardly looked like a zombie, obviously a ploy to make the viewers feel sympathy.
how long had she been dead? they never said.

steelfury
11-03-2010, 07:20 AM
I liked it.
Thought it was kind of lame that the guy's wife hardly looked like a zombie, obviously a ploy to make the viewers feel sympathy.

true but the guy he shot before he saw her looked normal, so she has probaly been dead for a few days. On the show we have seen totally rotted ie half woman and they freshly dead.

Ivan le Fou
11-03-2010, 07:27 AM
Well according to the "black guy" (don't remember his name) the infestation started months ago. Well it started a long time enough for the cities to be deserted/void of humans and for fortune/refugees camps/... to be created (like in the gas station).

steelfury
11-03-2010, 07:29 AM
Morgan..who btw the actor sold the **** out of it. He was great!

Ivan le Fou
11-03-2010, 07:38 AM
Morgan, thank you.

I have the comics on my left but was too lazy to check. :D

Austra
11-03-2010, 07:41 AM
I was watching it again before and the actor reminded me of the Winters from Band of Brothers. On a iPod now so i cant properly look up the actors name, not the same guy is it? Havnt seen band brothers for about a year and a half

CMNot
11-03-2010, 07:44 AM
I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking at what is on TV before Christmas, this is a strong show already, and will nicely augment my Sons of Anarchy/Criminal Minds (:oops:) addiction.

I'm already pissed that only 6 shows were commissioned.


not the same guy is it?

No, although it's another Englander (who incidentally are going to put the big kybosh on the blackness this weekend, but that's another story). He was in Love Actually, if you ever suffered through that with a lass. Plus a bunch of BBC type dramas (a teaching one leaps to mind), but I don't imagine many outside the UK would have seen them unless they were truly addicted to British TV. The black guy is British too. Thought they did quite well with the southern accents, but I'm far from being a local of Georgia.

BoB's Lt. Winters is a ginge outside of post-production p-)

Ivan le Fou
11-03-2010, 07:45 AM
No it is not him.

Winter was played by Damian Lewis, Rick is played by Andrew Lincoln.

Dragonscript
11-03-2010, 08:48 AM
Aren't the "zombies" from 28 Days Later more dangerous and more likely to spread a virus because they can run? These Romero style zombies move too slowly.
Also in the tank scene at the end of the WD episode, did I see shells lying around outside of the magazine?


They are a different type of zombie. There are two basic types of zombies, the virus infected kind and the undead kind. The virus infected kind have their brain overrun and shuts down to a primitive, animal like state, but they can still be killed just like any other creature. An undead zombie, on the other hand, is an animated dead body with just the primitive parts of its brains working, so the body itself can be in any state of damage, just as long as the brain is intact. Undead zombies are harder to kill, due to where you need to kill them, but their brains function at reduced levels and have body damage that slows them down. Virus zombies are supercharged, they are fast and strong, but they can be killed just like any human.

Undead zombie: You have to shoot them in the head
Virus zombie: You can shoot them anywhere in the body and cause blood loss/organ damage.

Ivan le Fou
11-03-2010, 11:59 AM
That's the reason why, most of the time, virus zombies are just called infected. :D Since being a zombie implies being dead.

Dragonscript
11-03-2010, 01:55 PM
That's the reason why, most of the time, virus zombies are just called infected. :D Since being a zombie implies being dead.


But most undead zombies are also infected with something, except for the original night of the living dead where it was radiation that caused the dead to come back.


Infected and undead zombies are about the same, they both usually hang out in large groups, eat brains and walk/talk like drunk Marines. Ever see a group of drunk Marines, just call out Free Beer and it is like a zombie horde.

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 02:17 PM
But most undead zombies are also infected with something, except for the original night of the living dead where it was radiation that caused the dead to come back.


Infected and undead zombies are about the same, they both usually hang out in large groups, eat brains and walk/talk like drunk Marines. Ever see a group of drunk Marines, just call out Free Beer and it is like a zombie horde.

Epic compression. Marines are far harder to put down though.

seraosha
11-03-2010, 02:36 PM
Epic compression.

I don't think that word means what you think it means.

FrankBooth
11-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Another factor is that those that die become zombies anyway, without being bitten.

In white as its a bit of a spoiler, so don't quote if you don't want to know.

HollywoodMarine
11-03-2010, 02:43 PM
Infected and undead zombies are about the same, they both usually hang out in large groups, eat brains and walk/talk like drunk Marines. Ever see a group of drunk Marines, just call out Free Beer and it is like a zombie horde.

At what speed... "Shawn of the Dead" or "28 Days/Weeks Later", and are you speaking from experience? p-)

KEEPER0311
11-03-2010, 02:53 PM
I don't think that word means what you think it means.

I beg to differ.

Dragonscript
11-03-2010, 04:32 PM
At what speed... "Shawn of the Dead" or "28 Days/Weeks Later", and are you speaking from experience? p-)

haven't really thought about it, our Ball is this weekend so i'll post a report.

G-AWZT
11-03-2010, 07:29 PM
Lot of Chieftains in private hands. A bunch were VISMOD'd in the 90's for Courage Under Fire (bleh! movie) to an M1-esque configuration.



Man if I won the lottery I'd get one........I have no idea where I'd park it heck it be worth it.

Art Vandelay
11-03-2010, 07:33 PM
I thought it was pretty boring. Acting isn't so great, either.

http://imgur.com/O2kfLdotgif

MichaelF
11-03-2010, 07:36 PM
Man if I won the lottery I'd get one........I have no idea where I'd park it heck it be worth it.

Don't know about the Chieftains, but working (gun de-mil'd) T-55's are in the $30-40k range.

nemowork
11-03-2010, 10:17 PM
Not to be too nit picky but the scene where the Sheriff is out back behind the hospital he doesn't seem to disturbed by the smell of decay. I'd imagine it would be overwhelming.



Wait for part 2, it gets icky and very smelly :D

gaijinsamurai
11-06-2010, 12:20 AM
I just watched it on AMC's website.
Excellent, although I must admit to feeling bad for the horse.

I'm annoyed that I'll miss the next episode, due to having to work.

Arnie100
11-06-2010, 12:40 AM
I just watched it on AMC's website.
Excellent, although I must admit to feeling bad for the horse.

I'm annoyed that I'll miss the next episode, due to having to work.

What? No DVR?

gaijinsamurai
11-06-2010, 01:17 AM
No. Gaijin is too cheap/poor/obsessed with his other hobbies to afford one. :(

TWDSC
11-06-2010, 01:26 AM
No. Gaijin is too cheap/poor/obsessed with his other hobbies to afford one. :(
Oh hi someone else?

Brasi
11-06-2010, 01:40 AM
They are a different type of zombie. There are two basic types of zombies, the virus infected kind and the undead kind. The virus infected kind have their brain overrun and shuts down to a primitive, animal like state, but they can still be killed just like any other creature. An undead zombie, on the other hand, is an animated dead body with just the primitive parts of its brains working, so the body itself can be in any state of damage, just as long as the brain is intact. Undead zombies are harder to kill, due to where you need to kill them, but their brains function at reduced levels and have body damage that slows them down. Virus zombies are supercharged, they are fast and strong, but they can be killed just like any human.

Undead zombie: You have to shoot them in the head
Virus zombie: You can shoot them anywhere in the body and cause blood loss/organ damage.

I find your detailed knowledge of zombies rather disturbing. (Reported to Homeland Security)

TWDSC
11-06-2010, 01:42 AM
I find your detailed knowledge of zombies rather sad (Reported to Homeland Security)

fixed it for you

PALADIN
11-06-2010, 01:45 AM
No. Gaijin is too cheap/poor/obsessed with his other hobbies to afford one. :(

Those Hobbies are very useful ones though...

gaijinsamurai
11-06-2010, 02:21 AM
^
Especially when the Zombie Apocalypse occurs!

IMTT
11-06-2010, 02:28 AM
I thought this thread was about USMC 1/9...

Reaper171
11-06-2010, 02:30 AM
I now have something to look forward to on TV on Sunday nights.

Victis Honor
11-08-2010, 06:42 AM
episode 2 is a huge WTF. Good but really ****ed up.

Cstafford
11-08-2010, 07:25 AM
episode 2 is a huge WTF. Good but really ****ed up.

Going to go out on a limb and guess you haven't read the comic book.

Victis Honor
11-08-2010, 07:30 AM
About 10 parts but WAY WAY WAY back. But on paper its far less screwed up than on tv.

BAF
11-08-2010, 07:53 AM
Watched the first episode, was really surprised by it. I tought a series about zombies would suck, but it doesnt, its actually pretty good. Looking forward to episode 2.

MoFo
11-08-2010, 07:58 AM
Saw the first episode...was very impressed!

Cstafford
11-08-2010, 09:00 AM
I feel the zombies are a bit to fast and agile.

BAF
11-08-2010, 09:22 AM
I feel the zombies are a bit to fast and agile.

I dont think i saw one run in the first episode? There were a few that were faster than the rest, but they seemed to have only recently died and more intact.

Dont know if i make any sence here :p

sepheronx
11-08-2010, 09:25 AM
watching episode 2 now, start is super awesome!

Chulo
11-08-2010, 09:30 AM
Its a gruesome but quite cool series, im enjoying it..anyone know how to get it online? And the comics?

Cstafford
11-08-2010, 09:31 AM
I dont think i saw one run in the first episode? There were a few that were faster than the rest, but they seemed to have only recently died and more intact.

Dont know if i make any sence here :p
I see what you are saying and I hope you are right. The more they decay re slower they are.

seraosha
11-08-2010, 09:33 AM
It took me almost 12 issues to hate Lori's guts in the comic book.
Didn't like her, but hate? Yeah not until the <spoiler> prison </spoiler> did I learn what a complete ***** she was...but the TV show has shown a whole different aspect to the Shane/Lori cheaters...certainly not a "moment of weakness and fear one time on the road" kind of thing but full blown adultry...and after hearing the little talk in the cop car between Rick and Shane...yeah, this has been going on for a while.

Looking forward to her <spoiler> getting gunned down by the governor's cohorts </spoiler>

sepheronx
11-08-2010, 09:44 AM
I am loving that Challenger in the second episode.

Lov3ll
11-08-2010, 09:44 AM
It took me almost 12 issues to hate Lori's guts in the comic book.


Was to weak to resist; damn you :-(

BAF
11-08-2010, 09:45 AM
I see what you are saying and I hope you are right. The more they decay re slower they are.

yeah, dont know if that is a fact but it might be :)

Hyde
11-08-2010, 11:27 AM
Watched the first episode, was really surprised by it. I tought a series about zombies would suck, but it doesnt, its actually pretty good. Looking forward to episode 2.

What he said. Just watched it because I was bored and had to wait for my primary watched shows...

KEEPER0311
11-08-2010, 11:37 AM
Gotta say it was pretty bad ass seeing the Challenger slide around zombies.

On a side note, I spotted a few flaws in the second episode. The grenade Rick grabs in the tank is a M69 Training Grenade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M69_Grenade). Though the body of the grenade was green, it can be clearly seen by the blue spoon. Also when Rick enters the department store and has the pistol pointed in his face, you can see that the pistol doesn't have a hammer...

Lov3ll
11-08-2010, 11:41 AM
Gotta say it was pretty bad ass seeing the Challenger slide around zombies.

On a side note, I spotted a few flaws in the second episode. The grenade Rick grabs in the tank is a M69 Training Grenade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M69_Grenade). Though the body of the grenade was green, it can be clearly seen by the blue spoon. Also when Rick enters the department store and has the pistol pointed in his face, you can see that the pistol doesn't have a hammer...


They probably didn't want to use live grenades/Handguns for obvious reasons.

KEEPER0311
11-08-2010, 12:23 PM
They probably didn't want to use live grenades/Handguns for obvious reasons.

Obviously you're not going to have a live M67 hand grenade. Seeing that they already went through the effort to paint the body of the grenade they could have spent the extra thirty seconds and painted the spoon. It's easy enough to remove the firing pin from a pistol. No one would know the difference, and it would be 100% inert.

Bro Jangles
11-08-2010, 12:53 PM
Gotta say it was pretty bad ass seeing the Challenger slide around zombies.

On a side note, I spotted a few flaws in the second episode. The grenade Rick grabs in the tank is a M69 Training Grenade (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M69_Grenade). Though the body of the grenade was green, it can be clearly seen by the blue spoon. Also when Rick enters the department store and has the pistol pointed in his face, you can see that the pistol doesn't have a hammer...
that was a S&W LAdy smith, it has a hammer, just not exposed except when cocked.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm112/bravo-juliet/images-1dotjpg

randir14
11-08-2010, 04:51 PM
Its a gruesome but quite cool series, im enjoying it..anyone know how to get it online? And the comics?

*******s, for the TV episodes and the comics.

Death.
11-08-2010, 05:25 PM
For anyone whose sad about it only being 6 episodes, AMC has approved a second season with 13 episodes woot
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/08/the-walking-dead-will-live-on-in-a-second-season/

Art Vandelay
11-08-2010, 06:30 PM
http://imgur.com/a3YOZdotjpg

No time for love, Dr. Jones. That was Short Round last night.

CMNot
11-08-2010, 06:35 PM
No time for love, Dr. Jones.

rofl

I'm loving this. Yes, I'm a compulsive zombie apocalypse kind of guy (lots of idiots round were I live would fall in the first wave muhaha), but on its own merit, it's very good so far. As with so many American shows, the editing and production values are through the roof.

Art Vandelay
11-08-2010, 06:38 PM
I''m loving it too. Not a good show to watch before you go to bed though. The stuff gives me bad dreams.

Lov3ll
11-08-2010, 06:41 PM
rofl

I'm loving this. Yes, I'm a compulsive zombie apocalypse kind of guy (lots of idiots round were I live would fall in the first wave muhaha), but on its own merit, it's very good so far. As with so many American shows, the editing and production values are through the roof.


AMC Seem to have really good production values they have 4 TV Shows currently; Mad Men; Breaking Bad; Rubicon and The Walking Dead all brilliant shows.

JKD
11-08-2010, 07:33 PM
I like that the zombies are somewhere in between slow Romero zombies and ultra fast modern zombies. They can run a little bit and some of them can do things like climb fences but they're not Olympic sprinters.

It's already been renewed for a 2nd season
http://io9.com/5684850/walking-dead-gets-a-second-season-twice-as-long-as-the-first

nemowork
11-08-2010, 08:15 PM
If you check out the interviews with Darabont he uses Night of the living dead as the shows bible, anything they did in the Romero movie they can do in this and the Romero early zombies were known to get up to a brisk lurch now and then.

Robert Kirkman the original writer set it up so zombies come in two flavours, lurkers who are fairly dumb and immobile but may lurch out and roamers who are more active, wander around and will follow scents or movement and may form crowds as other roamers follow that movement towards a supposed meal.

Its not stated what the difference is in the source comic, my own pet theory is lurkers are the ones who died and were reanimated, roamers are living people who became infected and zombified by bites or whatever. Theres a guy early in the comics who is bitten and escapes but slowly becomes zombified as the infection takes over and asks instead of being killed for them to put him into the city so he can rejoin his wife and children, which they do for him and he's shown to be fairly active when last seen.

HGRazorR
11-08-2010, 08:56 PM
http://imgur.com/a3YOZdotjpg

No time for love, Dr. Jones. That was Short Round last night.

HAHAHA - pretty clever.

Actually, he's a Korean American actor - Steve Yeun. Short round was Vietnamese.

seraosha
11-09-2010, 09:38 AM
I rewatched the 2nd episode last night with the missus and she is of the opinion that she's figured out how to survive the zombie apocalypse as presented in the show.

"I'd wear a bright colored blouse. All the zombies are in earth tones and grays."

I tried to explain about the color palette being on the desaturated side, to reflect the B+W comic, as well as the over-all gloom and how the zombies had been dead and walking around in filth for probably close to a month...she wasn't having any of it.
I anticipate a new blouse being purchased any day now, which is ok...I responded with the need for a new pistola.
Everything works out in the end.

FrankBooth
11-10-2010, 03:39 PM
^ Your lady may be onto something :)

For some reason, I dislike TV Shane even more than comic Shane. Next volume for the comic drops on the 23rd, so I'll have to get in a separate state of mind when I pick up.

http://io9.com/5686018/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-walking-dead

io9 put up a pretty good overview, might contain some spoilers.

Ivan le Fou
11-10-2010, 03:47 PM
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/8610/dailypicdump541e7b6x640dotjpg

BAF
11-10-2010, 04:22 PM
I have the second episode ready to watch

@ Ivan: LOL

gaijinsamurai
11-10-2010, 07:45 PM
I missed the second episode due to work. I believe they'll have an encore airing at 0100 Friday. Damn. I'll finish work at 2300 and have to be back at work at 0700 Saturday morning. That means I'll go to work with next to no sleep, but it will be worth it. :)

pg_ord
11-10-2010, 09:10 PM
Can't wait for the next episode.
Epic show is epic!!woot

Reaper171
11-10-2010, 10:42 PM
Any bets we'll see mr racist again... and not as a zombie? :)

gaijinsamurai
11-10-2010, 10:47 PM
We'll definitely see him again.

CMNot
11-11-2010, 04:04 AM
I missed the second episode due to work. I believe they'll have an encore airing at 0100 Friday. Damn. I'll finish work at 2300 and have to be back at work at 0700 Saturday morning. That means I'll go to work with next to no sleep, but it will be worth it. :)

Episode 2.


http://**********.com/files/430086316/the.walking.dead.s01e02.part1.rar


http://**********.com/files/430091344/the.walking.dead.s01e02.part2.rar


http://**********.com/files/430091347/the.walking.dead.s01e02.part3.rar


http://**********.com/files/430091343/the.walking.dead.s01e02.part4.rar

MoFo
11-11-2010, 05:12 AM
Cant wait for tomorrow night, bring on Episode 2.

Dragonscript
11-11-2010, 08:17 AM
Just watched the second episode last night, different from the comic but still very good. Can't wait for the next one.

khalifah
11-14-2010, 09:12 PM
They are going from 1 to 3 tonight.

Just finished the premire(poor horse!)

khalifah
11-14-2010, 10:03 PM
Just finished No.2 (sucks to be that guy ;/)

Starting to watch #3

Death.
11-14-2010, 10:35 PM
****in right he's rocking a Mossberg 590. I want to see my baby slay some zombies.

khalifah
11-14-2010, 11:02 PM
****in right he's rocking a Mossberg 590. I want to see my baby slay some zombies.

sorry man it looks like he wont fire it till the 4th.

FrankBooth
11-14-2010, 11:15 PM
So far what Darabont has added hasn't messed things up. I also understand its for pacing, the comic is pretty slow compared to this and the show probably wouldn't work out at a similar pace. I hope he ties-in the gang in the previews properly come next episode. Love throwing the Science Dog shirt in the series as well (For fans of Kirkman and Invincible)

khalifah
11-14-2010, 11:21 PM
all i know is (Kinda spoiler): If the zombies come and my girlfriend were to think i was dead for months on end, im gonna assume shes done her crying and moved on...to **** someone else :/

FrankBooth
11-15-2010, 03:33 AM
Honestly, Lori stirred a lot of **** intentional or not. Shane didn't know how to let go and she added to the rift between best friends. I am hoping Darabont fleshes out that part of her personality more. seraosha IIRC is another regular reader and knows the story up to this point like me, so it could take a little while before more stuff can be discussed without being spoilers. Kirkman excels at setting up familiar situations but always reminding everyone that they still live in a world of the undead. Those situations can spin out of control under normal conditions, add on top of that the day to day surviving/dangers in the series and it tends to be something else entirely. He doesn't necessarily reinvent the wheel, he just keeps is consistent and familiar.

More than other comic based media, its important to keep in that vein because it is at the very heart of the series. Its not just something that can be substituted or drowned out for TV sake.

steelfury
11-15-2010, 06:11 AM
*******s, for the TV episodes and the comics.

dont ******* the comics for christ sakes..go to a comic store or book store and pick up the many trade paperbacks( they are easy to find now). Jesus Randir..people need to make a living even if its inconvient for you.

Btw.. i work in the comic industry so not cool. If you dont have a local book store or comic store then just find it on amazon or many other places...have a little heart. It may be entertainment to you and disposobale buth to me and others its a how we make a living ..or dont based on sales. Ok rant off.. btw the show is living up to what i wanted as a fan of the book.

Ivan le Fou
11-15-2010, 07:40 AM
Indeed... I am starting to hate Lori...

But I wonder if the scenario will be changed concerning Shane.


Very good ending none the less.

seraosha
11-15-2010, 09:50 AM
I'm honestly surprised at the depth that the love triangle has hit already...Shane told Lori Rick was dead, point blank. So that kind of puts it back on Shane, and his wanting his "Best Friends" wife, but whats kicking me in the ass right now is the uncertainity of exactly how long Rick was in the hospital vs how long the zombies have been running around. If it was a few weeks, then Lori is scum. If it was more than a couple months...she's still scum, but more sympathetic.

I'm liking the additional characters and their arcs...Merles' solution to being handcuffed on the roof was expected, but still a nice grisly surprise that the tv show went there.

Victis Honor
11-15-2010, 10:09 AM
i whas thinkign the guy woud saw the rusty threaded bar he whas cuffed to. and where did he/the zombies go?

Jobu
11-15-2010, 10:13 AM
It could do without the crappy soap opera BS in my opinion.
No reason for a damn love triangle. What next, a Joan Collins cameo?

Chulo
11-15-2010, 10:25 AM
It could do without the crappy soap opera BS in my opinion.
No reason for a damn love triangle. What next, a Joan Collins cameo?
Part of the original story, i need to get that comic and check it out

Hollis
11-15-2010, 10:28 AM
It could do without the crappy soap opera BS in my opinion.
No reason for a damn love triangle. What next, a Joan Collins cameo?


2X, IMHO the all around writing is poorly done with cheap "shockers" done. It had potential of being a great Zombie show, I give it 0.5 points out of 10.

Rilence
11-15-2010, 10:30 AM
I give it 10 points out of 10 for being a great zombie show.

BAF
11-15-2010, 10:37 AM
I liked the first 2 episodes, i have not seen the 3th. But if they turn this thing in an emo love story i'm going to be pissed.

Ivan le Fou
11-15-2010, 10:42 AM
Part of the original story, i need to get that comic and check it out

Yes, but in the initial story the "love triangle" was terminated pretty quickly without all the melo-emo-... stuff.

Fargin
11-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Too much day-time soap, too little HBO.

khalifah
11-15-2010, 11:12 AM
I'm honestly surprised at the depth that the love triangle has hit already...Shane told Lori Rick was dead, point blank. So that kind of puts it back on Shane, and his wanting his "Best Friends" wife, but whats kicking me in the ass right now is the uncertainity of exactly how long Rick was in the hospital vs how long the zombies have been running around. If it was a few weeks, then Lori is scum. If it was more than a couple months...she's still scum, but more sympathetic.

.

Im thinking it was a month/couple of months.

During the 1st episode, I remember the black guy and his kid talk about waiting around (or moving?) for a month during his wifes infection.

hOMEr_jAy
11-15-2010, 11:40 AM
Just finished the 3rd episode. It was more slower, especially during the middle. That hurt-feelings/love stuff is not my cup of tea and Lori has become in my eyes a nasty MILF, but the ending was pretty cool, again. I wasn´t sure what to expect, so I was kinda suprised they went for the "SAW"-solution. I´m hoping to see some more Zombie action in the following episodes. I haven´t read the comics, so I can´t tell for sure, though.

Death.
11-15-2010, 11:41 AM
I don't see the problem with the relationship issue, you guys that don't like that must be John Cena plotless action movie fans.

FrankBooth
11-15-2010, 11:46 AM
^ It was just done and gone with very quickly in the comic. The issue was there was no real issue, Darabont is digging deep with it. So it is a little odd to people versed in the series already.

FrankBooth
11-15-2010, 11:57 AM
dont ******* the comics for christ sakes..go to a comic store or book store and pick up the many trade paperbacks( they are easy to find now). Jesus Randir..people need to make a living even if its inconvient for you.

Btw.. i work in the comic industry so not cool. If you dont have a local book store or comic store then just find it on amazon or many other places...have a little heart. It may be entertainment to you and disposobale buth to me and others its a how we make a living ..or dont based on sales. Ok rant off.. btw the show is living up to what i wanted as a fan of the book.

x2

I am not an angel with *******s, but Kirkman isn't rolling in cash nor are most writers, artists etc in the industry. Check out the books, if you like them then get a few volumes to start and you'll already be ahead of the series by some degree. My local shops have robbed me of plenty of my cash for some years now :)

b0sco
11-15-2010, 01:11 PM
Too much day-time soap, too little HBO.

Indeed. More pew-pew.

gaijinsamurai
11-15-2010, 01:15 PM
I think I got my wife hooked on it last night. She started out being repulsed by all the gore, and criticizing me for watching it. But it didn't take long for her to be watching it too, and asking me all sorts of questions about the characters and plot, to catch up on the story.

Arnie100
11-15-2010, 02:34 PM
If you've read the books, guys, you'll know what happens to Shane...and Lori.

seraosha
11-15-2010, 03:34 PM
If you've read the books, guys, you'll know what happens to Shane...and Lori.

Yuppers. Looking forward to it, too.

WILD WEST
11-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Seen the first 2 episodes on FX...Im not on for zombes I realy dont like thim things but I am glued to this...Like it so far..

FrankBooth
11-15-2010, 03:45 PM
I think I got my wife hooked on it last night. She started out being repulsed by all the gore, and criticizing me for watching it. But it didn't take long for her to be watching it too, and asking me all sorts of questions about the characters and plot, to catch up on the story.

Good job GS. Maybe she'll want her own Zombie loadout soon after :)

Ratamacue
11-15-2010, 04:05 PM
Zombies are the only horror staple that are occasionally able to scare the piss out of me. Series has been great so far.

seraosha
11-15-2010, 04:36 PM
Fast zombies scare the beejeezus outa me.

Elbs
11-15-2010, 04:45 PM
Michael Rooker's breakdown while chained to the pipe was good stuff. Having not read the comics at all, I'm interested in seeing what'll become of everyone's favorite coked out, one handed racist.

FrankBooth
11-15-2010, 04:50 PM
Michael Rooker's breakdown while chained to the pipe was good stuff. Having not read the comics at all, I'm interested in seeing what'll become of everyone's favorite coked out, one handed racist.

He isn't in the comics, one of those characters that have been added for the TV series.

WILD WEST
11-15-2010, 05:00 PM
Fast zombies scare the beejeezus outa me.
me too I wish I lived in the U.S. just so I could get lots and lots of guns!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Victis Honor
11-15-2010, 05:12 PM
borrowed some of the comics from a mate. just finished part 48 and damn am i pissed.

offspring
11-15-2010, 05:15 PM
I'm honestly surprised at the depth that the love triangle has hit already...Shane told Lori Rick was dead, point blank. So that kind of puts it back on Shane, and his wanting his "Best Friends" wife, but whats kicking me in the ass right now is the uncertainity of exactly how long Rick was in the hospital vs how long the zombies have been running around. If it was a few weeks, then Lori is scum. If it was more than a couple months...she's still scum, but more sympathetic.

I'm liking the additional characters and their arcs...Merles' solution to being handcuffed on the roof was expected, but still a nice grisly surprise that the tv show went there.

The whole time he was in the hospital was throwing me off too. My thinking is that its a few weeks, but idk how long someone can be hooked up to an IV and live for that long to be honest.

Ivan le Fou
11-15-2010, 05:35 PM
If you've read the books, guys, you'll know what happens to Shane...and Lori.

Can't wait for the Lori part! :D

Lerch
11-15-2010, 06:02 PM
Can't wait for the Lori part! :D
Oh man that pissed me off :p now the rest of you need to scramble for a copy!

I'm just dl'ing the episodes in 720p so I can enjoy them on a bigger screen :)

Art Vandelay
11-15-2010, 06:49 PM
Light on the zombies last night but still good. That was some Aron Ralston stuff on the rooftop at the end. I'm still unclear on what happened. I think he chew off his hand. If he was able to reach the hacksaw he would have just cut the cuffs. And where the hell did he go?

Chulo
11-15-2010, 07:38 PM
Light on the zombies last night but still good. That was some Aron Ralston stuff on the rooftop at the end. I'm still unclear on what happened. I think he chew off his hand. If he was able to reach the hacksaw he would have just cut the cuffs. And where the hell did he go?
He hack sawed his wrist off... where he went i guess we will find out next eps.

CMNot
11-15-2010, 07:43 PM
You've got to be a special kind of stupid to run a saw through your wrist instead of a chain.

Art Vandelay
11-15-2010, 07:44 PM
I guess he never saw Rescue Dawn and Little Dieter's handcuff trick. I did notice that his brother saw On Golden Pond though. He made a Henry Fonda hat joke to the old guy in the camp with the Winnebago.

nemowork
11-15-2010, 07:53 PM
You mean the hardened steel chain designed by experts to stop people hacksawing it?

Unlike the rusty (and thin) screw fitting on that pipe that might even have come loose with a bit of effort? And the toolboz was at least 20 yards away near the door, unlike his teeth that are always close to erm,hand? It enters great unsolved questions like if Rick had been lying unattended for several weeks in that hospital, long enough for gunbattles, decomposing dead and for his beard to grow how come he was wearing fresh pressed boxers in a clean bed?


Still, its nice to see Zombies back, it gives a recession a certain tone don't you think? 1970's and Night of the living Dead all the way into the early 80's, the economies stuffed, Americas worried about society falling apart, that their Governments useless and what theyre going to do if things fall apart and what turns up? Zombie movies which pretty much covers all those bases.

I wonder why they turned up again now?

seraosha
11-16-2010, 04:38 PM
I wonder why they turned up again now?

Zombie fiction, movies, comics, webcasts has been experiencing a resurgence for the past 10 years or so.
Well ok, maybe 6 if you credit "Shaun of the Dead" with jumpstarting Romero's legacy, but 28 Days came out in 2000, so it's a tough call as to the "modern" zombie meme.

Meatwad
11-16-2010, 07:07 PM
There's the aspect of being able to do whatever you want with no law but you need lots and lots of guns. Pretty easy to understand why it is appealing to so many.

It's like the post apocalyptic genre, althought with less destruction gloom and rape.

FrankBooth
11-16-2010, 07:14 PM
There's the aspect of being able to do whatever you want with no law but you need lots and lots of guns. Pretty easy to understand why it is appealing to so many.

It's like the post apocalyptic genre, althought with less destruction gloom and rape.

It never seemed so simple to me. All the freedom seems to account for nothing, when you are struggling for simple supplies. The backdrop of a world now gone, distracts them from the regular emotions and crap we all go through each and everyday. It seems amplified when they are safe & have what they need for a time. You can be mad at someone but it seems trivial when you are trying to not get eaten alive. Still, it doesn't mean you just let go of it.

Meatwad
11-16-2010, 07:29 PM
It never seemed so simple to me. All the freedom seems to account for nothing, when you are struggling for simple supplies. The backdrop of a world now gone, distracts them from the regular emotions and crap we all go through each and everyday. It seems amplified when they are safe & have what they need for a time. You can be mad at someone but it seems trivial when you are trying to not get eaten alive. Still, it doesn't mean you just let go of it.

The survival aspect is not that hard if you put your head around it. Usually in this theme of things the world and it's cities are intact, supplies are abundant. I'm just going to say I don't find hordes of shuffle foot zombies terrifying nor very difficult to get away from. Eventually the wildlife would kill them off anyways, even wild dogs coyotes and racoons would do the job in time. There is no ****ing way those all those zombies would have killed that horse in the first episode even if it fell on the ground. Those zombies suck they have no hand eye coordination and their combat skills suck, they might as well be heavily sedated midgets.

Now the ones from 28 days later that sprint like Caster Semenya, those would make me stay in bed.

FrankBooth
11-16-2010, 07:44 PM
The survival aspect is not that hard if you put your head around it. Usually in this theme of things the world and it's cities are intact, supplies are abundant. I'm just going to say I don't find hordes of shuffle foot zombies terrifying nor very difficult to get away from. Eventually the wildlife would kill them off anyways, even wild dogs coyotes and racoons would do the job in time. There is no ****ing way those all those zombies would have killed that horse in the first episode even if it fell on the ground. Those zombies suck they have no hand eye coordination and their combat skills suck, they might as well be heavily sedated midgets.

Now the ones from 28 days later that sprint like Caster Semenya, those would make me stay in bed.

You could just say the horse was exhausted from being ridden, the horde seems to be just that and not just a few dozen or something. There is not one type of zombie presented here, some are faster than others, some play dead and then others shuffle in the vein of NOTLD. The Zombies from Return of the Living Dead were the only ones that were seemingly invulnerable, as they couldn't be killed without burning. The burning releasing more of the chemical into the air that brought them back. Dawn of the Dead remake also had Olympic runners for zombies. I never considered the one from 28 days as zombies as they are seemingly alive and can be killed with conventional body trauma.

Those alive in the series have to sleep, that's a simple concept but consider that there are no real working lights and those pursuing them never have to sleep, eat, breathe etc. The danger in the zombie genre tends to be the actual people, as being pushed by their pressured surroundings can bring on a very pure insanity. This is handled in the different media like it is in anything, with good writing or bad writing. This is a genre where if you don't connect properly with the characters, they are just people thrown in and not much else.

BAF
11-17-2010, 07:47 AM
I just like these kind of movies/series because of the atmosfere. Living in a constant fear, how it must be to have society break down around you, were you are one of the last living persons left. And somehow you need to make it trough, need to survive. I always wonder how i would do in such a situation.

CMNot
11-17-2010, 10:40 AM
I find the backdrop attractive because it offers a view of a very simple life. Eat, drink, sleep, survive.

For the past 10 years those first three have been sprinkled as little as possible throughout everyday of my existence, mainly so I can own more 'stuff' and have progressively nicer 'things'. Which is abstract bordering on bizarre. Fantasising about sweeping all that away without having to commit any form of crime of my own, seems normal. I get to be simple, start again, and remain ethically and morally upright.

Plus, Zombieland shows that a zombie invasion can be fun, if you roll with the right kind of sociopath. And Bill Murray p-)

Fargin
11-17-2010, 11:02 AM
Bill Murray got got.

seraosha
11-18-2010, 11:04 AM
Wife finally got around to watching the third episode and wonders why I like the series.

"Duh, the characters, zombies, and surviving the apocalypse...why wouldn't I like it?"

"It's about relationships! Rememeber how much you disliked 'Gilmore Girls'?"

"I'd have liked it more if there had been zombies that ate that fry-cook."

"So you'll watch anything with zombies in it?"

"Have you looked at my DVD collection?"

So by default, I guess as a zombie fan, my opinion on the show might be...not unbiased, lol.p-)

Chulo
11-18-2010, 12:31 PM
an hour long interview http://io9.com/5691906/robert-kirkman-talks-walking-dead-in-episode-25-of-the-geeks-guide-to-the-galaxy with Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead, j

khalifah
11-21-2010, 10:23 PM
They are showing the newest episode right now.

gaijinsamurai
11-21-2010, 10:28 PM
Damn! It's not on for another couple of hours on the west coast, and by then, I'll be at work. :(

FrankBooth
11-21-2010, 10:36 PM
Plenty of ways to watch it online, should be uploaded pretty quickly after this showing.

gaijinsamurai
11-21-2010, 10:39 PM
Where there's a will, there's a way, Frank. Also, I see that AMC runs the previously aired episodes prior to each week's new show.

Whitcomb
11-21-2010, 10:48 PM
Figured I'd watch this, heard it was pretty good.....dog **** would be better than the abomination that is the US version of Top Gear, I turned that crap off after 20 mins.

khalifah
11-21-2010, 11:02 PM
Well that turned out crazy. Spoiler: Where is Meral?

FrankBooth
11-21-2010, 11:13 PM
He isn't in the comics so I couldn't tell you. That is the zombie version of a zerg rush.

Meatwad
11-22-2010, 01:38 AM
The worst thing that could happen was running into The NSG crew, Nursing Staff Gangsters.

Elbs
11-22-2010, 01:46 AM
^ lol. I was expecting some point black 12 gauge action, but they turned out to have hearts of gold.

steelfury
11-22-2010, 04:26 AM
Haha, well heart of gold, Maybe. But dont forget a few of them worked there and others were people that had family in the nursing home. So yeah they would have a stake in looking after them.

Chilidog
11-22-2010, 05:35 AM
only 6 episodes for the 1st season,maybe they were worried this was gonna be a flop..hopefully more episodes for 2nd season

i didnt realize the lead char was a british actor, he does a good southern accent.

The lead char in tru blood is also a brit who does a southern accent...whats going on here??

Meatwad
11-22-2010, 05:43 AM
only 6 episodes for the 1st season,maybe they were worried this was gonna be a flop..hopefully more episodes for 2nd season

i didnt realize the lead char was a british actor, he does a good southern accent.

The lead char in tru blood is also a brit who does a southern accent...whats going on here??

British actors are more understandable than southern actors with a southern accent.

KEEPER0311
11-22-2010, 05:46 AM
The Vatos looking after the old folks was an interesting twist. Zombies hitting the camp could've been prevented...you think with all of the military equipment littering the city they would've picked up some NVG's. They clearly had time to pick up the PRC-148's in the second episode.

Chilidog
11-22-2010, 06:43 AM
i'm not sure when/where this was done (maybe last comicon?)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5SMLYhDaW0

Chulo
11-22-2010, 09:09 AM
Well that turned out crazy. Spoiler: Where is %%%%?
Spoiler ---- I hear that he may turn out to be the mayor

The Vatos looking after the old folks was an interesting twist. Zombies hitting the camp could've been prevented...you think with all of the military equipment littering the city they would've picked up some NVG's. They clearly had time to pick up the PRC-148's in the second episode.
Why the **** did they RUN from the city where there are MILLIONS of cars?

GB_FXST
11-22-2010, 09:32 AM
The Vatos looking after the old folks was an interesting twist. Zombies hitting the camp could've been prevented...you think with all of the military equipment littering the city they would've picked up some NVG's. They clearly had time to pick up the PRC-148's in the second episode.

All sorts of stuff comes to mind.



Spoiler ---- I hear that he may turn out to be the mayor

... snip ..



Spoiler ---- Do you mean the Governor?

Chulo
11-22-2010, 09:37 AM
All sorts of stuff comes to mind.




Spoiler ----
Yea.. sorry.. I have not read the comics... but i like reading the comments http://io9.com/5695833/the-walking-dead-teaches-us-that-we-still-need-politeness-when-the-zombies-come

erebusjr
11-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Spoiler ---- I hear that he may turn out to be the mayor

Why the **** did they RUN from the city where there are MILLIONS of cars?

Because cars are death traps in the Zombie Apocalypse ! Cities too.. have you not read World War Z ? Or the Zombie Survival Guide? Text book stuff.

Chulo
11-22-2010, 09:58 AM
Because cars are death traps in the Zombie Apocalypse ! Cities too.. have you not read World War Z ? Or the Zombie Survival Guide? Text book stuff.
I guess someone should have told them that last episode.. when they stole a charger... and then drove it all the way with alarms blaring

khalifah
11-22-2010, 10:21 AM
Did any of you cring when the zombies were taking their bites? I meen the girl...on her neck and arms...(shudders)

seraosha
11-22-2010, 10:35 AM
Really enjoying the new directions they are going in this show, as a long time fan of the comic, it's refreshing.

And yeah...Merle without a hand, spoiler ---->the Governor<----spoiler

thats my guess too.

Fargin
11-22-2010, 10:40 AM
Spoiler>>>I needed... a cliffhanger, the daughter should have reanimated as we faded to black. The violent ending of the episode somewhat compensated us for the heartsofgold vatos non-confrontation.

FrankBooth
11-22-2010, 10:43 AM
Really enjoying the new directions they are going in this show, as a long time fan of the comic, it's refreshing.

And yeah...Merle without a hand, spoiler ---->the Governor<----spoiler

thats my guess too.

Very strong possibility. its a clever way of setting up the character. It would take a number of seasons to have done it by the book. Shane still kicking doesn't sit well with me though.

Holstein
11-22-2010, 11:06 AM
only 6 episodes for the 1st season,maybe they were worried this was gonna be a flop..hopefully more episodes for 2nd season

Think 2nd season is already decided to be 12 ep long

Ivan le Fou
11-22-2010, 11:11 AM
Really enjoying the new directions they are going in this show, as a long time fan of the comic, it's refreshing.

And yeah...Merle without a hand, spoiler ---->the Governor<----spoiler

thats my guess too.

Good idea, even if it would change a lot of things about this character. I mean, the way they meet in the comic, what happens next, etc...

Chulo
11-22-2010, 12:48 PM
http://www.amctv.com/originals/The-Walking-Dead/video?bcpid=86227333001&bclid=88963904001


If you go to "inside the walking dead" section there are some good explanations of the episodes and then some spoilers

Ivan le Fou
11-22-2010, 01:11 PM
Just watched the last episode.

Was nice. I don't really see why they felt the need to introduce gangs though...

Chulo
11-22-2010, 01:14 PM
Just watched the last episode.

Was nice. I don't really see why they felt the need to introduce gangs though...
I think because they would be one of the stronger groups to survive something like this

Lawndart
11-22-2010, 04:06 PM
Question for those in the know with the comics (and a possible spoiler):

****Spoiler Alert****

The undead attack on the camp, when Rick et al return to where they left the van, one of them comments that Merle took it to "unleash all sorts of vengance on the camp". Did he fill the boxvan full of walkers and drop them off at the camp somehow, or is it coincidence that they just rocked up and overran the camp? Or do the comics not really touch on that?

FrankBooth
11-22-2010, 04:09 PM
Question for those in the know with the comics (and a possible spoiler):

****Spoiler Alert****

The undead attack on the camp, when Rick et al return to where they left the van, one of them comments that Merle took it to "unleash all sorts of vengance on the camp". Did he fill the boxvan full of walkers and drop them off at the camp somehow, or is it coincidence that they just rocked up and overran the camp? Or do the comics not really touch on that?

He isn't part of the comics, so this is new to the readers as well. Someone mentioned he could be tied in as an important character in the book, changes the origin around but still works in the big picture.

Ivan le Fou
11-22-2010, 04:41 PM
My guess is that we will see Merle unleashing his wrath against the group later.

But I don't think he lead the zombies to the camp nor that he took the time to pack a bunch of walkers into the van.

gaijinsamurai
11-26-2010, 02:26 AM
Got up at 0400 yesterday to watch the last episode, since I had to work when it originally aired.

Not bad. Personally, I hope future episodes show more action and less drama. The part with the sisters having "quality time" while fishing and the old guy talking about his watch could have been cut back, to allow for more scenes of people trying to dodge hordes of undead.

seraosha
11-26-2010, 01:24 PM
Shane still kicking doesn't sit well with me though.

Someone needs to get some shooting lessons first...