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Jeremiah, La Horde, and World War ZFollow

#1 Jul 11 2009 at 11:42 AM Rating: Decent
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Always been fascinated with the post-apocalyptic genre whether it's the nuclear/plague/atomic/zombie variety.

Jeremiah aired on Showtime from 2002-2004 (2 seasons) and stars Theo Huxtable (Malcolm Jamal Warner) and Dylan McKay (Luke Perry) hur-hur. Premise is basically some sort of plague or sickness sweeps the planet killing everyone over the age of puberty. So far on episode 6 and not too shabby. Malcolm is actually a pretty good actor and the guest appearances are pretty solid. How about Jason Priestley with a God complex as a leader of a group that has taken over a military base. Show was created by J. Michael Straczynski.

Season 1 opening credits WARNING IF YOU WATCH: Show can at times be cheesy.
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Was checking around for upcoming zombie flicks and came across La Horde. Some crooked cops chase some robbers into an abandoned building for revenge of a fallen friend and said building is overrun by zombies. Seems like a flimsy premise but looks to have a solid budget and isn't just something that was whipped together to capitalize on the recent popularity of the genre. Who knows, could be just another steaming pile.

Trailer and short synopsis. Comes out in September I believe.

For followers of World War Z, apparently much work still needs to be done on the script. IMDB and Wiki still say 2010, but with an undertaking of a book of this proportion, I wonder if we'll ever see a movie.

Edited, Jul 11th 2009 2:54pm by Paskil
#2 Jul 11 2009 at 12:10 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought that Jeremiah theme sounded familiar, it's indeed based on a Belgian comic by Hermann. If you liked the series, and if you can find the comic (which unfortunately is no guarantee, ofcourse depending on where you live), or rather bande dessinnée as it's not really a comic by American definition, definitely check it out.

I've never heard of the fact that there was actually a series based on it (although loosely according to imdb anyway). I'm just hoping it did the series more justice than the rather forgettable Largo Winch series.

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#3 Jul 11 2009 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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According to lolwiki:

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Aside from the names of the two main characters, the general personality of the protagonist, and the post-apocalyptic setting, however, there are no other similarities between the comics and the series.
#4 Jul 11 2009 at 2:20 PM Rating: Decent
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Aah, shame really, the series is quite good, although at times a bit too esoteric and slow.
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#5 Jul 11 2009 at 2:32 PM Rating: Decent
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Link to fast loading, excellent quality DIVX episodes. So far, every link has been solid (none dead).

http://ipb.quicksilverscreen.com/index.php?showtopic=137223

Make sure you use the divxvine.com links ex:
Season 1, Episode 1 & 2: The Long Road. I haven't had to try any of the alt links yet.

Edited, Jul 11th 2009 5:34pm by Paskil
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