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08-09-2011, 09:18 AM
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^ Agreed. The only thing that really throws me is the story line between Rick, his wife and his friend. I'll give credit where it is due because it's played so well I can barely watch it and it pisses me off

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08-09-2011, 10:33 AM
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Yes, that's exactly what you want to use when the zombies are attracted by sound, lights and smell.

You sir are officially not in my group when World War Z happens...
When the Z **** goes down, I'm ready - are you? Don't come crying to me for protection. When the Z **** goes down, those not on the inside will remain forever on the outside... Be afraid. Be very - or at least somewhat - afraid.

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08-09-2011, 11:11 AM
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Exciting show, but hard to believe, stupid Zombies can be that much of a world threat.

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08-09-2011, 11:24 AM
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Also since this is a thread on zombies anyone who hasn't seen the British mini series Dead Set and likes zombies i highly recommend checking it out
Yes! Dead Set was a brilliant piece of television.
I guess some of the humor might be lost on people who haven't come across the UK version of Big Brother and/or Davina McCall, but it's still an effin' good zombie series.

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08-09-2011, 01:12 PM
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My only question is where is Merle? He won't be a happy camper when he makes his reappearance. I also want to know what's up with the balck guy and his son. Cannot wait for season 2 to start!!

Oh yeah, and what the hell did the Doc say to Rick Grimes at the end of TS-19?

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08-09-2011, 01:53 PM
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And yet, it's still better then most other television available to be viewed.
Faint praise indeed. The real question is: is it any good on its own merits? And teh answer is: not really.

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I think that the character interaction is what made the show even more interesting, the show is supposed to be about this band of living humans struggle to survive and everything they will do to survive, the acting wasn't top notch but it rarely is in the Zombie genre.
Don't get me wrong: I wouldn't have minded the focus on character development had it been done well. But the writing, direction, pacing and acting were all subpar. I hope they can fix some of those issues for the second season.

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08-09-2011, 03:35 PM
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Exciting show, but hard to believe, stupid Zombies can be that much of a world threat.
You should read World War Z by Max Brooks.
Satirical account of the war against the Zombies ... awesome read.

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08-09-2011, 03:57 PM
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My only question is where is Merle? He won't be a happy camper when he makes his reappearance. I also want to know what's up with the balck guy and his son. Cannot wait for season 2 to start!!

Oh yeah, and what the hell did the Doc say to Rick Grimes at the end of TS-19?
I'm curious about Merle and the black family as well. I'm pretty sure that Merle will show up again looking for vengeance.

I'm taking a wild guess that the Doc told Rick that his wife is pregnant and my guess is that the baby is Shane's, not Rick's.

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08-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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I'm curious about Merle and the black family as well. I'm pretty sure that Merle will show up again looking for vengeance.

I'm taking a wild guess that the Doc told Rick that his wife is pregnant and my guess is that the baby is Shane's, not Rick's.
Doooohhhhhh. Now I really cannot wait for season 2.

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08-09-2011, 05:25 PM
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You should read World War Z by Max Brooks.
Satirical account of the war against the Zombies ... awesome read.
I'm gonna pick that up soon. I've read his Zombie Survival Guide, which is a surprisingly good read.

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08-10-2011, 12:16 PM
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If anyone is looking for a good read, check out the "Day by Day Armageddon" series. It is written in a diary format by a US military Officer. The second book was published last year. The author is J.L. Bourne.

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Also for those of you that have read World War Z:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/

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Also for those of you that have read World War Z:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/
Sweet! I heard about them making it into a movie a while ago, but this is the first follow up I've seen on it!

I'm gonna go out and get WW Z today most likely!

EDIT: Picked up WW Z at Coles today. Read the preface already. Now I have to find the proper time to start reading the book, because I have a feeling it's gonna be tough to put down.

Anyone know how much time it should take for 342 pages? Not speed reading neither, just general, self absorbed, reading for enjoyment.


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Some troubling signs for season two, if i recall a bunch of staff from season 1 were fired

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You should read World War Z by Max Brooks.
Satirical account of the war against the Zombies ... awesome read.

Was about to post this very thing. It really fleshes out the idea that when you don't know how to fight your enemy you can get annihilated pretty quick. I've really enjoyed the walking dead comic, sort of enjoyed the show, but World War Z is the best zombie story I've ever read.

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08-10-2011, 09:26 PM
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This is one of those shows I haven't watched, but think I should. Most of it is filmed here in Atlanta. They put out casting calls for extras all the time.

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Dorian it took me about 3 or 4 shifts to read but I do a lot of reading (mostly at work)

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I swear AMC is going to **** up Season 2.

They had a winning formula and a winning format, but they wanted to make more money.

I enter season 2 extremely skeptical.

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The protagonists should totally meet an airplane crash near Atlanta and get attacked by zombie hockey players emerging from the wreckage... Just my suggestion... Then zombies with a history of concussions become somehow harder to kill...



I should be in showbiz. Or a hockey team PR director.

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This is one of those shows I haven't watched, but think I should. Most of it is filmed here in Atlanta. They put out casting calls for extras all the time.
Neat. Any episode we should be keeping an eye out for you on?

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I saw one episode. It was great.

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Some troubling signs for season two, if i recall a bunch of staff from season 1 were fired
Oh boy. That could be a bad sign, hope they stay true to the vision. As for the fired writers, as I understand it was Darabont who fired them.

I am starting to wonder if Darabont got pissed over this below and they fired him because he would not tow the line? They are cutting the budget by 250K per episode in season 2.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...0,106600.story

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One of the challenges for AMC is that it does not own most of the shows it airs. That's why Sony was able to threaten the network with moving "Breaking Bad" if a deal was not to its liking. AMC owns "The Walking Dead," which is why it could enforce such a dramatic budget cut, though it came with the loss of the show's creative force.


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Also for those of you that have read World War Z:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816711/
Yeah I am looking forward to this.

Some fans of the book are a little worried they might screw it up. As apparently they take the plot from the book in a different direction.

Instead of him traveling the world cataloging survivors stories etc... and how they battled / dealt with the zombie outbreak over the years. To the movie where he is apparently traveling the world looking for allies to take on and stop the zombies or something like that.


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The blurb for the movie said the plot was about a UN employee who was interviewing survivors to write a historical account ... ? which is the exact plot of the book.... ? I am confused.

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The blurb for the movie said the plot was about a UN employee who was interviewing survivors to write a historical account ... ? which is the exact plot of the book.... ? I am confused.
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/news/24711

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Based on the best-selling novel by Max Brooks, " 'World War Z' follows United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) as he tries to stop a global Zombie pandemic. With armies crumbling and governments rendered useless, Gerry must head out into a hellish and gruesome new world to find allies in his cause. In each country he visits, he learns new information about the origin and habits of the Zombies (or Zs as they're now called) and begins to build a plan to destroy them. Throughout his odyssey, Gerry longs to be reunited with his wife and children. But there's something he has to do first... Save the human race
Seen this above quote from the story (in a post on a zombie related message board) with those parts in bold to show where they are going in a different direction. That is where I first heard this.

So anyone who has not read the book. They may want to watch the movie first, then go to the book, it might make it easier to enjoy the movie.

Edit - It also looks like they are going to be fast, running zombies.


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Just watched this again and it gets me excited for the new season (despite all the worrisome reports behind the scenes).

Premiere is not that far off now, about a month. Also the premiere episode once again apparently will be 90 minutes long.


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