The Walking Dead - TV series (US pace) Page 3

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  • Deleted user 3 June 2010 19:10:32
    They blur boobs and edit swearing on AMC. HBO would have been a better network but hey, The Walking Dead on TV so i'm in.
  • Ged42 3 Jun 2010 21:43:32 7,642 posts
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    Video of Frank Darabont talking about the series

    Looking forward to October now :D
  • PearOfAnguish 11 Jun 2010 17:54:29 6,989 posts
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    First production pic. At least the zombies look good.
  • localnotail 11 Jun 2010 18:09:11 23,093 posts
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    coooooool. October eh? Excellent.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Venkman90 11 Jun 2010 18:40:43 4,430 posts
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    Very promising, Zombie school ftw.
  • Slint1000 11 Jun 2010 19:02:32 3,065 posts
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    /Drools
  • Ged42 11 Jun 2010 19:42:31 7,642 posts
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    I hope they handed out zombie school diplomas
  • [Slip] 11 Jun 2010 20:24:52 984 posts
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    oooo missed this first time round... looks good.. bit worried about it not having that dark realism of desperation that the comics had... some bits where superb
  • cptjohnnycasino 14 Jun 2010 14:17:14 515 posts
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    I clearly remember the first issue of TWD and the foreword detailing that the comic is the perfect medium for a Zombie story.

    It banged on about how in a film you only get at most a couple of hours to see how humanity deals with an outbreak or surviving an ongoing epidemic. It nevers shows what happens after, how people carry on or re-build their lives.

    Funnily enough Darabont's use of this is one of the reasons that makes Shawshank a good film, many people have said they didn't want that film to end.

    The TV show could be brilliant and allow us to see that, but we could get "TWD Lite" as someone put it before.

    The funding must be quite high for a Zombie related series and if it doesn't perform well its likely to get cancelled (as so many sci-fi/fantasy series have been) leaving us without a TV conclusion.

    I give it two series.
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2010 14:20:05 19,840 posts
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    Two series is the sweet spot. No great TV series has lasted more than that.
    /casually ignores DALLAS

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  • Tricky 14 Jun 2010 14:58:07 4,303 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Two series is the sweet spot. No great TV series has lasted more than that.
    /casually ignores:
    DALLAS
    The Wire
    Deep Space Nine (which actually didn't get good until its third season, but we'll let that pass)
    Buffy
    Angel
    Battlestar Galactica
    Only Fools and Horses
    Red Dwarf
    Too many others to list...

    Fixxinatored
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2010 15:09:16 19,840 posts
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    I lose

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  • Tonka 14 Jun 2010 15:12:51 19,840 posts
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    I really like that the Zombies don't run. I never liked the running Zombie trend. That Zombie school idea is really good.

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  • Deleted user 14 June 2010 15:19:43
    Running zombies aren't zombies. They're 'The Infected' as far as i'm concerned.

    Basically they amount to pissed of bloodied people with rabies. Nothing scary about them in the slighest.
  • Tricky 14 Jun 2010 15:21:56 4,303 posts
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    I'm okay with both to be honest. I loved the remake of Dawn Of The Dead precisely because you expected them to be slow, but when that girl jumped up at the start of the film and came full pelt at the camera, it was a bit of a shock. Same goes with 28 Days Later.

    But slow works too - just so long as the 'rules' are established at the start of whatever you're watching/reading, then I'm happy.

    I've got faith that Mr. Darabont's going to knock this out of the park.
  • President_Weasel 14 Jun 2010 15:27:58 8,604 posts
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    spudsbuckley wrote:
    Running zombies aren't zombies. They're 'The Infected' as far as i'm concerned.

    Basically they amount to pissed of bloodied people with rabies. Nothing scary about them in the slighest.

    I'm with you as far as "nothing scary about them", that's where you lose me. However I agree it's a different type of scariness. The classic, slow and clumsy, zombies are an unstoppable tide, a metaphor for any kind of inexorable menace.

    Strong fast angry bitey infectious furious people are also scary though, but they're not zombies
  • Tonka 14 Jun 2010 15:35:28 19,840 posts
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    It's just that if they run... we'd be fucked. With Zombies at least you have a chance.

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  • Venkman90 14 Jun 2010 16:24:05 4,430 posts
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    President Weasel wrote:
    spudsbuckley wrote:
    Running zombies aren't zombies. They're 'The Infected' as far as i'm concerned.

    Basically they amount to pissed of bloodied people with rabies. Nothing scary about them in the slighest.

    I'm with you as far as "nothing scary about them", that's where you lose me. However I agree it's a different type of scariness. The classic, slow and clumsy, zombies are an unstoppable tide, a metaphor for any kind of inexorable menace.

    Strong fast angry bitey infectious furious people are also scary though, but they're not zombies

    I agree. I like the seperation though, Day of the Dead scared the shit out of me due to the bleakness of it all (I was pretty young) but also becasue it was almost inevitable they would get you, and what a way to go...

    Fast zombies / infected are scary because you would be so fucked, how long can you sprint for?



    exactly.
  • HoriZon 15 Jul 2010 22:52:49 13,461 posts
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    First cast photo has been posted around:
    http://blastr.com/assets_c/2010/07/WalkingDeadCastPhoto-thumb-550x345-42875.jpg

    Does look good.

    Hopefully the kid dies in the pilot!! ;0

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  • Derblington 15 Jul 2010 22:56:07 20,972 posts
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    Oh fuck yeah.
  • Deleted user 15 July 2010 22:58:13
    The problem is that we all know what's going to happen.

    EDIT: Also, don't worry about it being on AMC. So is Mad Men.
  • El_MUERkO 15 Jul 2010 23:07:55 16,836 posts
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    richardtock wrote:
    The problem is that we all know what's going to happen.

    EDIT: Also, don't worry about it being on AMC. So is Mad Men.

    we know what's going to happen in 99.9% of TV shows and Movies

    if they go the way of Tru Blood then while we know the overarching story we don't know what's going to happen
  • Whizzo 15 Jul 2010 23:09:30 42,760 posts
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    Carl looks a bit older than he should be, of course casting kids is rather tricky in a continuing series as they have an annoying tendency to grow!

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  • GuiltySpark 16 Jul 2010 00:30:31 6,281 posts
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    Rick is the sheriff in that photo I'm guessing? I don't really think that is a good likeness at all.

    Get bent.

  • Jackface 16 Jul 2010 02:06:07 3,736 posts
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    GuiltySpark wrote:
    Rick is the sheriff in that photo I'm guessing? I don't really think that is a good likeness at all.
    Given the sketchy nature of the drawings in the first place, and the fact that in the very first issue rick looks very little like he does in the latest issue, and the fact that casting actors isn't really about how much they look like the drawing but more how well they can actually act, I wouldn't worry too much. Anyway, i think he does in fact look the part and am prepared to have my mind changed as to the suitability of his casting.
  • Venkman90 16 Jul 2010 07:42:57 4,430 posts
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    It's Andrew Lincoln, Egg from This Life. I was surprised to hear the writer talking about how perfect he was for the role, but then I cannot imagine him doing an American accent at all, he must have been good to get the role as he is un-known in the US.

    How will us UK folks watch this btw?
  • Tonka 16 Jul 2010 07:50:45 19,840 posts
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    I couldn't care less about cussing and nudity. I'm old enough to get all of that at home anytime I want.

    Zombieapocalypse dramas on the other hand...

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  • ZuluHero 16 Jul 2010 08:36:44 3,666 posts
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    Same with the Sex and Violence I get at home. Except for the sex ofc.

    When is it actually due to be aired? I only read the first 2 Graphic novels, but a good old zombie film/series and I'm there :)
  • SirScratchalot 16 Jul 2010 09:15:32 7,872 posts
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    I'm kinda worried the hackneyed parts Like the prison/newburn bit, just came off contrived to me will be extremly unbelievable in this. Still if I could put up with Jericho I'll most likely love this never the less.
  • mushroomyakuza 16 Jul 2010 09:20:59 63 posts
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    It should be great, but I'm not buying Andrew Lincoln as Rick yet. Just doesn't fit for me.
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