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NateR
08-25-2010, 06:07 PM
New show premiering on AMC, October 31st, 10/9c :
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=27977

:cool:

County Mike
08-25-2010, 06:35 PM
Awesome! I love zombie stories.

AMC might end up with the two best shows on TV. "Breaking Bad" being the other one. Of course, Sons of Anarchy is up there too.

Llamafighter
08-25-2010, 07:15 PM
Awesome! I love zombie stories.

AMC might end up with the two best shows on TV. "Breaking Bad" being the other one. Of course, Sons of Anarchy is up there too.

I can't wait for SOA to start back up!
This looks great. Zombie movies freak me out, but i love watching them.

VCURamFan
08-26-2010, 01:07 PM
I've been looking for an excuse to post this article for over a week now!! Just call me Captain Buzzkill :laugh::

7 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Outbreak Would Fail (Quickly)

Let's pretend for a moment that zombies are real (as if half of you weren't already daydreaming about that very thing). Have you noticed how most zombie movies take place only after the apocalypse is in full-swing? By the time we join our survivors, the military and government are already wiped out, and none of the streets are safe.

There's a reason the movie starts there, and not earlier. It's because the early part, where we go from one zombie to millions, doesn't make any sense. If you let the creeping buzzkill of logic into the zombie party, you realize the zombies would all be re-dead long before you even got a chance to fire up that chainsaw motorcycle you've been working on. Why?

#7. They Have Too Many Natural Predators
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/7/28647.jpg?v=1

Rest of the article HERE (http://www.cracked.com/article_18683_7-scientific-reasons-zombie-outbreak-would-fail-quickly.html).

County Mike
08-26-2010, 01:35 PM
Post the rest of that article please. Cracked.com is blocked from work.

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:25 PM
Post the rest of that article please. Cracked.com is blocked from work.

#7.
They Have Too Many Natural Predators

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/7/28647.jpg?v=1
Do you know why we, as humans, are at the top of the current food chain? Not because we're hard to kill (well, with the exception of Steven Seagal). We're not; we're little more than tasty flesh bags waiting for an errant horn or claw to spill our guts like a meat pinata. No, we're on top simply because we are so absurdly good at killing things ourselves. A good offense, as they say, is the best de-LOOK THERE'S A DUCK! MURDER IT!
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/6/28636.jpg?v=1
We are simply too smart and too well-armed for any wild animal to hunt. Now consider the poor zombie. It lacks every single advantage that has kept humanity from being eaten to extinction. It wanders around in the open, it can't use weapons, it can't think or use strategy. It doesn't even have the sense of self preservation to run and hide when it's in danger. And, it's made entirely out of food. It's easy prey for any animal that wants it.
If you're saying, "Sure, but it's not like my city is full of bears that can come eat all the zombies," you need to think smaller. Insects are a major pain in the ass for living humans, and in some cases, being able to swat away flies and having an immune system is the only thing keeping us from having our eyes and tongues eaten out by maggots. Zombies in any part of the world with a fly problem are going to be swarming with maggots in short order, meaning that most of their soft tissues will be infested (http://www.clt.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/112507/fse07_forensic_entomology.pdf), and their eyes will be very quickly useless.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/7/28637.jpg?v=1
Not so disgusting now, are they? OK, yeah, but show a little respect.
We'll scale up a bit: In America alone, we have bears, wolves, coyotes and cougars, all of which can put well-armed, thinking, fast-moving humans on the menu, if the conditions are right. To most predators, the "right conditions" are when the animal is weak or infirm, or otherwise generally unable to defend themselves, like a walking corpse. Hell, just think of the millions of stray dogs out there who'll quickly learn that zombies are an easy meal.
Now imagine zombie hordes wandering Africa. Between lions and cape buffalo (and hippos, and rhinos, and elephants), we'd finally have a disease that Africa is better suited than the rest of the world to defend itself against.

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:27 PM
#6.
They Can't Take the Heat

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/9/28649.jpg?v=1
It's generally accepted by zombie experts that they're going to continue to rot, even as they shamble around the streets. What the movies fail to convey, however, is the gruesome yet strangely hilarious effect the hot sun has on a rotting corpse.
The first concern is putrefaction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putrefaction). Thanks to the plethora of bacteria we use in our colon for digesting plant matter, called gut flora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gut_flora), our bodies are ripe for decay the second our heart stops. Since heat speeds the growth of bacteria (which are plenty happy to start feasting on you once your immune system is no longer a concern) the zombie's got a looming expiration date the very second it turns.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/2/28632.jpg?v=1
Dead bodies bloat because of the gases created by the bacteria, meaning that in warmer areas even Abercrombie Zombies are going to start getting fat in the first few days. After a few weeks of this, the nasty, bloated zombie army is going to start doing something that is simultaneously the most awesome and disturbing thing a zombie can do: they will start exploding (CAUTION! Pictures!) (http://australianmuseum.net.au/Stages-of-Decomposition). The warm, moist conditions in the tropical and subtropical parts of the world (or even just summer in the temperate parts) speeds this condition, meaning a July zombie outbreak pretty much anywhere would be over in a few weeks just by virtue of the rampaging monsters bursting like rancid meat balloons.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/3/28633.jpg?v=1
At the other end of the heat spectrum is dry heat. If you're in Phoenix or the Sahara when the apocalypse hits, the zombies might begin to mummify (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummification#Natural_mummies) in the blazing sun and heat. While the normal symptoms of dehydration are not a concern for a zombie, there is the problem of desiccation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desiccation). With no reasonable means of replenishing the water in their cells, zombies walking around in the Texas heat all day are going to suffer cell damage due to direct sun exposure to their skin, and thanks to the drying effect wind has, the Southwestern dead will stumble around more and more ineffectively until, at some point, they simply drop and wait for the scavengers to come pick them up for the annual Slim Jim harvest.
So they'd better hope the outbreak happens during the winter, right? Well...


I guess there are two number 6's. lol

#6.
They Can't Handle the Cold

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/5/0/28650.jpg?v=1
Zombies are dead meat. No arguing that; it's their one defining characteristic. But everybody focuses on that "dead" part like it's such a huge deal. They often forget about the "meat." Do you know what else is dead meat? Steak, hamburger, possibly even that red grease mush inside of Taco Bell food.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/0/28630.jpg?v=1
Look at it.
When flesh is alive, it's got all sorts of defense systems to keep it that way. When it's dead, you have to throw it away in about a week even if you seal it up in plastic and keep it at a carefully modulated temperature. Now, your first inclination may be to think of cold as dead meat's friend, after all, the surest way to defeat that week-long deadline is to freeze steak, keeping it fresh for months. But don't forget: Unregulated cold does awful **** to formerly living things. If you live far enough north, the zombie apocalypse will probably work itself out the first time it tries to go outside. The first zombie-killer is the simple fact that the human body is mostly water, and water freezes. Once the temperature drops to freezing (or near it with a high wind chill), zombies will become significantly more rigid.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/1/28631.jpg?v=1
No word on them transforming into snow monsters.
After enough exposure, a dead body is going to be frozen solid and not chasing down any screaming victims, no matter how delicious and Rascal Scooter-bound they might be. It's also safe to assume that zombies wandering around in a wintry wonderland are not going to be wrapped air-tight in plastic like we do with food, so freezer burn becomes an issue. Seriously. The same thing that ruins your ice cream also ruins the Undead Onslaught. The freezing of the flesh at night, combined with partial thaw during warmer days, then refreezing again sets up the perfect conditions for the onset of freezer burn, which results in the cells dehydrating as water evaporates, even when frozen solid (http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/freezerburn.html). Freezer burned meat isn't just dead, it's destroyed.

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:28 PM
#5.
Biting is a Terrible Way to Spread a Disease

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/8/28648.jpg?v=1
Hey, remember that time when that dog got rabies, and then a day later, every single other dog on the continent had it, except for a small band of survivors huddled in a basement? No? That never happened?
Nearly all of the zombie movies agree on one thing: They reproduce like a disease, one that spreads via a bite from the infected (like they have a virus carried by zombie saliva or whatever). But this also means their spread should be subject to the same rules of a normal epidemic, and biting is a ****ty way to get an epidemic going.
The successful diseases have some really clever way to invisibly spread from victim to victim. The flu has killed tens of millions because it floats right through the air, the black plague was spread by fleas, etc. Not a single one of them requires the infected to get within biting distance to spread their infection. Sure, sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS work that way, but that's only because the infected can pass for the uninfected. Nobody is going to be having sex with a zombie.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/8/5/0/28850.jpg?v=1
Though Google Image Search does turn up a large volume of zombie porn
But let's say there is an outbreak, like if one zombie was able to bite 30 people in the crowd at an Insane Clown Posse concert before they figured out it wasn't part of the show. It's not like mankind is just utterly confused about what to do when an infection breaks out. In America you have the Center for Disease Control (CDC,) who don't tend to **** around. Seriously, it's on their business cards.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/4/28634.jpg?v=1
Remember the SARS outbreak (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome#Spread_to_other_ countries_and_regions)? That originated in China. The CDC and the World Health Organization put the clamps down on international travel the second it was found to have spread to North America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome#Canada). Flights were grounded, travel between borders was locked tight and only 43 people on the entire continent died.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/5/28635.jpg?v=1
No one was overlooked.
With zombieism, they don't even have to solve the mystery about how it's transmitted. It's that guy biting people. Shoot him in the head.

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:29 PM
#4


is missing. lol

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:29 PM
#3.
They Can't Heal from Day to Day Damage
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/6/28646.jpg?v=1
One advantage to having a fully-functioning central nervous system is that it also does a damn good job of letting you know you've been damaged. It does this by way of pain. Think about all the paper cuts, stubbed toes and nut shots you have suffered in your life. Now imagine they never healed, just sat there and rotted while you continued to rack up other paper cuts, stubbed toes and nut shots. Pretty much every wound you've ever had would end with an amputation. One thing we know about zombies from Romero and Fulci is that they are a clumsy lot, walking into doors and helicopter blades without a second thought about what kind of damage they are suffering.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/8/28638.jpg?v=1
While complete insensitivity to pain seems like an awesome superpower in theory; in real life, you wind up being more like Mr. Burns than Wolverine. Congenital insensitivity to pain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congenital_insensitivity_to_pain) is a neurological condition that some people are born with, meaning they don't feel pain. They can feel everything else, but the absence of pain means they accrue damage to their bodies but are unaware of it. Even with the ability to call for help, loved ones watching out for them and our coddling society, this can still lead to all kinds of terrible ****, like infected body parts and bitten off pieces of tongue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congenital_insensitivity_to_pain#Presentation).
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/3/9/28639.jpg?v=1
All the dings and bangs zombies will suffer after tripping, walking off of bridges and stumbling around on dark cloudy nights will eventually leave them limbless, toothless and with every bone in their body broken. Seriously, in the event of the Zombie Apocalypse, just stay inside, watch all the episodes of 24 back to back, then walk out on your lawn with your Corpse Rake and tidy up (you will have to buy a Corpse Rake, however, if for some reason you don't already have one).

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:30 PM
#2.
The Landscape is Full of Zombie-Proof Barriers

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/5/28645.jpg?v=1
The zombies' lack of coordination, along with the inability to see in the dark (we haven't had any infrared zombies yet, but holy ****! We call dibs on the idea) is going to spell the doom of countless zombies in any area outside of a parking lot. This is a group that doesn't know how to find roads or bridges. They just go wandering off aimlessly. Mountains, major rivers and canyons would thus quickly be home to piles of broken zombie rags stinking up the scenic views. Even if zombies had the foresight to not walk over cliffs or into raging rapids during the day, nightfall would result in most eventually walking into rivers, over cliffs and off of bridges, diminishing their numbers.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/0/28640.jpg?v=1
But even in nice, flat, paved cities, where it would seem like people would be extra-****ed, the landscape still works in favor of the living. History has shown that in most awful situations, people don't always act like the panicky idiots in a horror movie. In cities, people would likely congregate in the upper levels of high-rise buildings, where the invasion can be held at bay with simple security doors. Also, the streets themselves would keep the undead corralled in straight, easy-to-aim-down lines where they could be picked off by snipers, or just bored office-workers waiting out the quarantine by dropping office supplies onto the undead from the top floors.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/1/28641.jpg?v=1
"Do you think we can fit chairs through this?"

Neezar
08-26-2010, 03:31 PM
#1.
Weapons and the People Who Use Them

http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/4/28644.jpg?v=1
As we touched on briefly above, if Homo sapiens are good at one thing, it's killing other things. We're so good at it that we've made entire other species cease to exist without even trying. Add to the mix the sheer number of armed rednecks and hunters out there, and the zombies don't even stand a chance. There were over 14 million people hunting with a license (http://www.allbusiness.com/retail-trade/miscellaneous-retail-miscellaneous/4462715-1.html) in the U.S. in 2004. At a minimum, that's like an armed force the size of the great Los Angeles area.
Remember, the whole reason hunting licenses exist is to limit the number of animals you're allowed to kill, because if you just declared free reign for everybody with a gun, everything in the forest would be dead by sundown. Even the trees would be mounted proudly above the late-arriving hunter's mantles. It's safe to assume that when the game changes from "three deer" to "all the rotting dead people trying to eat us," there will be no shortage of volunteers.
Plus, if we look at zombies as a species, they are pretty much designed for failure. Their main form of reproduction is also their only source of food and their top predator. If they want to eat or reproduce, they have to go toe to toe with their number one predator every single time. That's like having to fight a lion every time you to want to have sex or make a sandwich. Actually, it's worse than that: Most top predators are only armed with teeth and claws, meaning they have to put themselves in harm's way to score a kill. Humans have rifles.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/5/1/28651.jpg?v=1
Harm's way is about 4875 feet from the end of this.
The zombies have no choice but to walk into bullets. And all this isn't even counting all the other household hand guns in the world, nor the fact that zombies also have to contend with IEDs, Molotov cocktails, baseball bats, crowbars and cars that the general public will no doubt be using to cull their numbers.
And that's just from the civilian population; counting the military and police, we have another three million or so armed people, and instead of just handguns shotguns and hunting rifles, they have machine guns, combat shotguns, sniper rifles, assault rifles, sub-machine guns, grenade launchers and the occasional taser, not to mention the training to use them effectively. But why would they even bother? When they could just roll over swaths of zombies in tanks, blast them with cluster bombs and MOABs and mow them down with miniguns from the god damn Air Force that every zombie flick seems to forget about.
http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/article/6/4/3/28643.jpg?v=1
Really, even if zombies existed right now, the whole concept of a zombie apocalypse is just laughable. Now robots, on the other hand...


For more zombie-based research, check out 5 Popular Zombie Survival Tactics (That Will Get You Killed) (http://www.cracked.com/article/126_5-popular-zombie-survival-tactics-that-will-get-you-killed/) and 5 Reasons You Secretly Want a Zombie Apocalypse (http://www.cracked.com/article/136_5-reasons-you-secretly-want-zombie-apocalypse/).

NateR
08-26-2010, 04:08 PM
Yeah, there are plenty of reasons why a zombie apocalypse would fail before it ever got started in America. Way too many gun owners in the United States and things are too spread out in the midwest and definitely in the southwest for a zombie plague to ever spread by dead people on foot. Also, the one thing that zombie movies never take into account is that human teeth are incapable of biting through cloth. Not even healthy human teeth can bite through a t-shirt; so dead, rotten teeth have even less of a chance.

After several failed attempts to bite through blue jeans, leather jackets, business suits, etc. you'd have a bunch of toothless, harmless zombies roaming around.

The only thing that the zombie movies have in their favor is the element of surprise, because it would take most people a long time to accept the fact that there really are zombies roaming around. However, people today are generally pretty paranoid even without the zombies, so I can't imagine anyone allowing a total stranger, who clearly looks ill, to slowly walk up to them close enough to get within biting distance.

However, the realities of the situation are not a part of the fun of zombie stories.

VCURamFan
08-26-2010, 05:00 PM
Thanks, Denise, Cracked.com is banned at my work, too! :laugh:Yeah, there are plenty of reasons why a zombie apocalypse would fail before it ever got started in America. Way too many gun owners in the United States and things are too spread out in the midwest and definitely in the southwest for a zombie plague to ever spread by dead people on foot. Also, the one thing that zombie movies never take into account is that human teeth are incapable of biting through cloth. Not even healthy human teeth can bite through a t-shirt; so dead, rotten teeth have even less of a chance.

After several failed attempts to bite through blue jeans, leather jackets, business suits, etc. you'd have a bunch of toothless, harmless zombies roaming around.

The only thing that the zombie movies have in their favor is the element of surprise, because it would take most people a long time to accept the fact that there really are zombies roaming around. However, people today are generally pretty paranoid even without the zombies, so I can't imagine anyone allowing a total stranger, who clearly looks ill, to slowly walk up to them close enough to get within biting distance.

However, the realities of the situation are not a part of the fun of zombie stories.
Yeah, I hear ya. I generally hate it when people start poking holes in my favorite movies/genres/stories/etc., but I got a kick outta this one & though I'd share.

VCURamFan
08-26-2010, 05:06 PM
Thanks, Denise, Cracked.com's blocked here, too! :laugh:

Neezar
11-01-2013, 01:28 PM
Thanks, Denise, Cracked.com's blocked here, too! :laugh:

You are welcome! :)

Neezar
11-01-2013, 01:29 PM
Thanks, Denise, Cracked.com is banned at my work, too! :laugh:
Yeah, I hear ya. I generally hate it when people start poking holes in my favorite movies/genres/stories/etc., but I got a kick outta this one & though I'd share.

You are welcome, again! :laugh:

Neezar
11-01-2013, 01:30 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fnXRPKwWe-o/USet1rZqCuI/AAAAAAAAAH0/OeH5HatsLO8/s1600/walking-dead.jpg

Neezar
11-01-2013, 01:31 PM
http://thebloodtheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/the-walking-dead-3-the-walking-dead-24037474-500-333.jpg

:laugh:

Neezar
11-01-2013, 01:32 PM
I miss Shane! And Merrell (sp?) :frantics:

Chuck
11-01-2013, 10:03 PM
Talk about a thread coming back from the dead................ :Whistle:

Neezar
11-13-2013, 04:31 AM
Team Carol!

NateR
11-14-2013, 01:23 AM
Team Carol!

I really don't think Carol is going to be out of the picture for long. I would say that Darryl might go looking for her after Rick finally tells him, but they might have their hands a bit full based on the ending of the last episode.

Either way, I think Rick might be a bit worried about Darryl's reaction to the news, which is why he put off telling him. :laugh:

I think Rick knew that Carol's life was going to be in danger once Tyrese found out what she did and that played a big part in why he "banished" her.

Neezar
11-14-2013, 03:35 AM
So find a way to get rid of Tyrese. Carol is like family.

Or put them in a Thunderdome. :laugh:

VCURamFan
11-14-2013, 05:46 PM
:punch: :punch: :punch: :punch: :punch:
http://www.theblogmocracy.com/wp-content/uploads/thunderdome.jpg
:punch: :punch: :punch: :punch: :punch:

County Mike
11-17-2013, 03:58 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fnXRPKwWe-o/USet1rZqCuI/AAAAAAAAAH0/OeH5HatsLO8/s1600/walking-dead.jpg

Half of them are dead. Undead, something.

Pastor Chris F
11-20-2013, 02:55 PM
Forget Carol whats up with the Governor. :laugh: Carol will come back pretty quick.

County Mike
11-20-2013, 07:21 PM
Governor will attack and Tyrese gets killed. Then Carol comes back and kills the governor. All is forgiven.

Tyrese is trying to get himself killed anyway. He shouldn't last much longer.

Neezar
11-20-2013, 09:39 PM
Governor will attack and Tyrese gets killed. Then Carol comes back and kills the governor. All is forgiven.

Tyrese is trying to get himself killed anyway. He shouldn't last much longer.

Governor is going to come and ask Rick for sanctuary for him and the girls.

Pastor Chris F
11-20-2013, 11:42 PM
Governor will attack and Tyrese gets killed. Then Carol comes back and kills the governor. All is forgiven.

Tyrese is trying to get himself killed anyway. He shouldn't last much longer.

Not likely. Tyrese is a major character in the comics. They have left teh comic story line several times so possible, but I would not think so. But you never know

Pastor Chris F
11-20-2013, 11:46 PM
Governor is going to come and ask Rick for sanctuary for him and the girls.

I was thinking the same but would not fit the story line as well. I think Carol will be in Martinez's group and she will tell them they are weak and they will all attack. Then they will leave the prison on the mid-season finale.

NateR
11-21-2013, 04:19 AM
Supposedly there are only two more episodes this year. One of those is obviously going to be the mid-season finale, but I'm thinking that next episode will be more catching up with the Governor like last episode. So I don't expect the Governor and Rick's group to clash again until the mid-season finale.

NateR
11-26-2013, 08:14 PM
And here I thought they were trying to turn the Governor into a good guy. :laugh:

Looks like bad news for the prison next episode. This is when they need Carol to rush in and save the day at the last minute. :wink:

Pastor Chris F
11-27-2013, 12:14 AM
And here I thought they were trying to turn the Governor into a good guy. :laugh:

Looks like bad news for the prison next episode. This is when they need Carol to rush in and save the day at the last minute. :wink:

Yeah that would be pretty funny. I would be surprised if Carol appears again till later in the season. I am glad the Governor is back, Rick needs a good protagonist. I am still thinking there must be another group floating around. If you watch the webisodes I bet they will make more sense if that is the case

NateR
11-27-2013, 02:59 AM
I heard some rumors of a spin-off show, but initially dismissed them as a fanboy pipe dream. However, it appears they really are planning to make a second TV series based in the same universe:
http://tvline.com/2013/09/16/walking-dead-spin-off-2015/

I'm probably the only one who didn't know this, now that I think about it. :unsure-1: Now I'm wondering if Carol will be an anchor character for the new series; so they can make sure audiences understand that it's the same world and the same rules apply.

Anyways, it sounds like a cool idea to me and I think there is great potential for the new show as long as they keep the events of that series far away from Georgia. Similar to how they had three CSI shows set in Las Vegas, Miami and New York.

I'm hoping that they set it somewhere that is geographically very different from Georgia. Maybe even around Albuquerque, New Mexico where Breaking Bad took place. They already seem to have a good relationship with the New Mexico state government, so why not continue using the location? Although, considering how New Mexico is a sparsely populated, desert state, it doesn't really lend itself to having massive herds of zombies walking around. In fact, last I checked, sheep and cattle still outnumbered people in New Mexico 2 to 1.

I just really hope it's not a prequel and that the events of the spin-off show run concurrently with the existing show.

Neezar
11-27-2013, 03:46 AM
I heard some rumors of a spin-off show, but initially dismissed them as a fanboy pipe dream. However, it appears they really are planning to make a second TV series based in the same universe:
http://tvline.com/2013/09/16/walking-dead-spin-off-2015/

I'm probably the only one who didn't know this, now that I think about it. :unsure-1: Now I'm wondering if Carol will be an anchor character for the new series; so they can make sure audiences understand that it's the same world and the same rules apply.

Anyways, it sounds like a cool idea to me and I think there is great potential for the new show as long as they keep the events of that series far away from Georgia. Similar to how they had three CSI shows set in Las Vegas, Miami and New York.

I'm hoping that they set it somewhere that is geographically very different from Georgia. Maybe even around Albuquerque, New Mexico where Breaking Bad took place. They already seem to have a good relationship with the New Mexico state government, so why not continue using the location? Although, considering how New Mexico is a sparsely populated, desert state, it doesn't really lend itself to having massive herds of zombies walking around. In fact, last I checked, sheep and cattle still outnumbered people in New Mexico 2 to 1.

I just really hope it's not a prequel and that the events of the spin-off show run concurrently with the existing show.

:w00t:

Starts in 2015?! :scared0011: How 'bout now? lol

Chuck
12-01-2013, 01:04 AM
I heard some rumors of a spin-off show, but initially dismissed them as a fanboy pipe dream. However, it appears they really are planning to make a second TV series based in the same universe:
http://tvline.com/2013/09/16/walking-dead-spin-off-2015/

I'm probably the only one who didn't know this, now that I think about it. :unsure-1: Now I'm wondering if Carol will be an anchor character for the new series; so they can make sure audiences understand that it's the same world and the same rules apply.

Anyways, it sounds like a cool idea to me and I think there is great potential for the new show as long as they keep the events of that series far away from Georgia. Similar to how they had three CSI shows set in Las Vegas, Miami and New York.

I'm hoping that they set it somewhere that is geographically very different from Georgia. Maybe even around Albuquerque, New Mexico where Breaking Bad took place. They already seem to have a good relationship with the New Mexico state government, so why not continue using the location? Although, considering how New Mexico is a sparsely populated, desert state, it doesn't really lend itself to having massive herds of zombies walking around. In fact, last I checked, sheep and cattle still outnumbered people in New Mexico 2 to 1.

I just really hope it's not a prequel and that the events of the spin-off show run concurrently with the existing show.

My understanding is that it will be a "prequel" in essence. It will take place before the outbreak with a different cast in a different location.

EHLERZ5
12-02-2013, 02:06 PM
They got a little crazy with last nights episode.... I won't spoil it, but man they pushed a couple envelopes....:blink:

NateR
12-02-2013, 07:34 PM
SPOILERS FOLLOW!




Yeah, it was definitely one of the most intense episodes of the series so far. I felt completely gutted with Hershel's death. The fact that they made it so gruesome was even more traumatic. He was one of the few men-of-faith on television was wasn't portrayed like an idiot, a bigot, or a lunatic.

I thought the Governor got exactly what was coming to him, though. And it was nice to see that more than one person was able to get their licks in before he died.

One of my favorite parts of the episode was when Lizzie saved Tyreese's life by gunning down two of the Governor's invaders. Showing children using guns in anything resembling a positive way is a major television taboo, so I'm glad that the writers aren't afraid to push that envelope. I think having the children talking about how they needed guns to defend their home was completely justified in that situation and even the most adamant anti-gun loon would have a hard time arguing against that.

Of course, there are still a few gnawing questions:

What was the deal with the dissected rat that Tyreese found just before all hell broke loose?

What was in Bob's shoebox that he didn't want Sasha to see? Probably a bottle of alcohol, but that seems too easy of a guess.

Who all made it out in the bus and why did they just drive off and leave so many people behind?

And, most importantly, WHERE'S JUDITH? I definitely don't think she's dead, because she was way too important of a motivating factor in seasons 2 and 3 for them to just kill her offscreen like that. I'm sure somebody took her and I'm betting it's Michonne.

Neezar
12-03-2013, 01:39 AM
Hershel :cry:

Chuck
12-03-2013, 04:06 AM
Hershel :cry:

Yeah I'm pretty hacked off they killed him. :)

Neezar
12-03-2013, 01:37 PM
Yeah I'm pretty hacked off they killed him. :)

:rolleyes:



:laugh:

Neezar
12-03-2013, 01:39 PM
SPOILERS FOLLOW!




Yeah, it was definitely one of the most intense episodes of the series so far. I felt completely gutted with Hershel's death. The fact that they made it so gruesome was even more traumatic. He was one of the few men-of-faith on television was wasn't portrayed like an idiot, a bigot, or a lunatic.


Do you watch Talking Dead after the show? They had the writer guy on after and he told why he had such a horrific death. He said that the more important the character is the more memorable the death should be. :unsure-1:

Alrighty then.... Hershel was VERY important. lol

Neezar
12-03-2013, 01:41 PM
SPOILERS FOLLOW!



What was the deal with the dissected rat that Tyreese found just before all hell broke loose?



My kids asked me a while back 'Why aren't there any zombie animals?'

My answer: 'Um, um. Good question!'

They have been trying to call in to the Talking Dead show to ask. :laugh:


And does anyone read the comic books? The preview for the next show has Carl leading zombies somewhere. The writer says that particular scene closely follows the comic book.

NateR
12-10-2013, 01:39 AM
My kids asked me a while back 'Why aren't there any zombie animals?'

My answer: 'Um, um. Good question!'

I don't think the show's budget would allow for it. Plus it's probably really tough to train animals to walk like zombies. :laugh:

Either that or animals are just immune to the disease that is causing the zombie apocalypse.

Neezar
12-11-2013, 04:23 AM
I don't think the show's budget would allow for it. Plus it's probably really tough to train animals to walk like zombies. :laugh:

Either that or animals are just immune to the disease that is causing the zombie apocalypse.

:laugh:

Pastor Chris F
12-17-2013, 02:19 AM
With the Governor dead, if he really is dead. Who will be the new antagonist for the series? Evil Carol out for revenge? A new group?

Also how long to they re unite they all went different directions.

They follow th ecomic so little anymore not sure where they are going with it.

As for th espin off I also herad it is a prequeal in the spirit of the AMC Websoides. Good watch if you have not watched them yet BTW. I would prefer a real spin off and have it in a new locale. Detroit would be nice. They have an entire city going to crap so they would save money on the sets.

Neezar
02-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Pretty good show last night.

NateR
02-11-2014, 03:45 PM
So, anyone else think Rick was actually dead? :unsure-1: They had me going for a few minutes there, but only long enough to realize that I really don't want his character to die at all. I think there are certain characters who are the dramatic core for this series and they can't kill those characters off without irreparably damaging the show. I think Rick, Daryl and Michonne would be three of those characters.

Also, I'm not convinced that Judith is really dead.

Chuck
02-11-2014, 10:43 PM
So, anyone else think Rick was actually dead? :unsure-1: They had me going for a few minutes there, but only long enough to realize that I really don't want his character to die at all. I think there are certain characters who are the dramatic core for this series and they can't kill those characters off without irreparably damaging the show. I think Rick, Daryl and Michonne would be three of those characters.

Also, I'm not convinced that Judith is really dead.

If it weren't Rick then yes, I would have bought it but like you I figured Rick is to central of a character to lose in an Ep1. If this were a season finale I would have been more inclined to buy it.

I agree. I think Judith is alive and on the bus probably.

The episode was slow but I thought they did a great job of developing Carl's character. He was angry, proclaiming his manhood and independence then childlike eating pudding and then crying over his dad. They took him a lot of places in one episode. It was cool to see Michonnes character flashing back as well. They gradual deterioration of the background in the shot with her boyfriend was genius.

Neezar
02-18-2014, 04:20 AM
That girl killed that bunny! :angry: Then tried to kill Judith. :mellow:

NateR
02-19-2014, 01:13 AM
Yeah, Lizzie is well on her way to becoming a sociopath. It will be interesting to see where they take her characterů. as long as they keep her far away from Judith. :scared0011:

They never really explained the exact circumstances of how Carol appeared. We just see Lizzie trying to smother Judith, cuts away to Tyrese, then suddenly Carol is there holding Judith. Kind of makes me wonder what happened in between. Is Carol aware of what Lizzie tried to do?

Either way, I'm just glad Carol is back. :cool:

NateR
03-21-2014, 12:03 AM
Yeah, Lizzie is well on her way to becoming a sociopath. It will be interesting to see where they take her characterů. as long as they keep her far away from Judith. :scared0011:

They never really explained the exact circumstances of how Carol appeared. We just see Lizzie trying to smother Judith, cuts away to Tyrese, then suddenly Carol is there holding Judith. Kind of makes me wonder what happened in between. Is Carol aware of what Lizzie tried to do?

Either way, I'm just glad Carol is back. :cool:

I had no idea that they were going to take Lizzie that far that quickly. :scared0011:

Anyways, I think Carol did the right thing.

Poor Mika. :sad:

Also, I'm glad Carol confessed to Tyrese and he was strong enough to forgive her. Although, I wonder how he would have reacted to her confession if Carol had told him before Lizzie went off the rails.

Only two episodes left this season.

rev
03-23-2014, 03:59 AM
Its been a while. Hello everyone! just wanted to chime in and say that I hope the whole group reunites before the end of this season.

NateR
03-31-2014, 08:04 AM
What a way to end the season! That's going to make the wait for October feel like forever. Anyways, I'm glad that the group is at least partially reunited.

Looks like it's going to be up to Carol to rescue everyone in season 5. :laugh:

I hope the whole group reunites before the end of this season.

At least you kinda sorta got your wish with this episode, although it was probably not the circumstances any of us were expecting.

Neezar
03-31-2014, 01:40 PM
That was some crazy stuff! I think those people at Terminus are EATING people.

Rick now recognizes and accepts that he is indeed a badass. lol

NateR
03-31-2014, 08:55 PM
That was some crazy stuff! I think those people at Terminus are EATING people.

That was the impression I got from the pile of bones. I guess it's a good thing that Rick caught on before Carl started eating any of that "barbecue". :scared0011:

I wonder if Glenn and Co. ate any of the food prior to being locked up in the train car.

Also, somebody on another forum posted these images foreshadowing Terminus from an earlier episode in the season (the one where Michonne and Carl found that dead family inside the house):
https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10007425_523868564389010_1587256653_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/10002910_523868221055711_1830075124_n.jpg

NateR
03-31-2014, 08:56 PM
Oh yeah, if that Terminus lady looks familiar but you just can't place her, let me help you out:
http://www.startrek.com/legacy_media/images/200307/yar04/320x240.jpg

Pastor Chris F
04-05-2014, 02:49 AM
Oh yeah, if that Terminus lady looks familiar but you just can't place her, let me help you out:
http://www.startrek.com/legacy_media/images/200307/yar04/320x240.jpg

no joke is that really her :laugh: What about Rick going for the jugular oh my :scared0011:

EHLERZ5
10-15-2014, 02:54 PM
Figured there would be some banter on here about it's opening night.... Crazy episode, looking forward to seeing what happens with the band back together.....

NateR
10-16-2014, 02:31 AM
I actually enjoyed the premiere a lot and I'm glad they didn't drag out the entire escape from Terminus thing for too long.

I was also glad that we got some insight into exactly what pushed all of the Terminites so far over the edge. It's not excuse for what they were doing, but it went a long way to explain how such seemingly normal people could be carrying out such atrocities.

It was a pretty touching moment to see Carol, Tyrese and Judith finally reunited with the group. I'll admit that I teared up a bit.

Neezar
11-12-2014, 02:29 PM
Well! I see Abraham in a whole new light.





:laugh: