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#1 Aug 31 2010 at 12:01 AM Rating: Decent
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How has this not been posted yet?

The Walking Dead trailer
in non-crappy comic con quality. Looks amazing imo. I think that television definitely suits the zombie genre.

Edited, Aug 31st 2010 1:01am by Paskil
#2 Aug 31 2010 at 1:24 AM Rating: Good
As a comic book collector, I have a 75 issue head start on the TV show. Huzzah!
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#3 Aug 31 2010 at 1:46 AM Rating: Good
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Not that I'm trying to be graceless naysayer, but does this zombie series take the genre anywhere new? I like zombies, but I'm a little tired of the biggest innovation for each series being the method the zombies arrive, which tends to stop mattering after the exposition.
#4 Aug 31 2010 at 2:26 AM Rating: Decent
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My impression from the trailer is that it's more about the main character's mission to find his family, rather than good old zombie bashing that many have come to like. I'm not that big on the drama genre.
#5 Aug 31 2010 at 10:56 AM Rating: Good
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Omegavegeta wrote:
As a comic book collector, I have a 75 issue head start on the TV show. Huzzah!
You're one issue behind then.

I'm in your base, asserting my alpha comic geekiness.
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Not that I'm trying to be graceless naysayer, but does this zombie series take the genre anywhere new?
To answer your question, the comic is more about how the people deal with the Zombie Apocalypse happening in 12/2012 (you heard it here first), than the Zombie Apocalypse itself. How people group together, what laws to make for themselves, how they treat each other or other groups who make other laws for themselves. A few of the issues have the zombies as an after thought, if that. Might not be new ground, but over all pretty well done none-the-less.

Infinitely better than High School of the Dead, at least.

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#7 Aug 31 2010 at 12:40 PM Rating: Good
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I wasn't aware of this until you posted it. Looks like something I'm going to have to watch.
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#8 Aug 31 2010 at 1:02 PM Rating: Good
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lolgaxe wrote:

Infinitely better than High School of the Dead, at least.


For shame, that series is so fun!
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I wasn't aware of this until you posted it. Looks like something I'm going to have to watch.


Also, this ^


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#9 Sep 01 2010 at 1:14 AM Rating: Good
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Not that I'm trying to be graceless naysayer, but does this zombie series take the genre anywhere new? I like zombies, but I'm a little tired of the biggest innovation for each series being the method the zombies arrive, which tends to stop mattering after the exposition.


The "how" the zombies got there is never really discussed in the comics (There are theories, & a dude who says he knows what happened. But thats about it), it's more about surviving in a world full of zombies & the effect doing so has on people. All of the main characters who've survived through the 76 issues are profoundly changed physically, emotionally, & morally as well.

The Walking Dead isn't a traditional zombie flick, as it deals solely with what happens after the zombie apocalypse. Sure, there are moments of happiness. But those moments are small ones in between trying to survive day to day in a world with little to no hope.


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#10 Sep 01 2010 at 7:45 AM Rating: Good
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I think this is a good place to leave this.
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SPoiler: In The Walking Dead, not only do bites spread the disease, anyone who dies for any reason becomes a zombie. The zombies also hunt by smell. They are subject to the cold & "die" from a good head wound, though.
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#12 Oct 26 2010 at 12:10 AM Rating: Decent
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This is why we need a World War Z movie. Nobody would question something like that (save for the quality of translation from paper to screen) Although Vataro's link gave me a good laugh, what with the exploding zombies which made me think of the LFD Boomers, it's still the equivalent of questioning the plausibility of Die Hard's antics with anything more than tongue in cheek commentary. Yeah, I get that being overrun by zombies would be like having the government overthrown by Alzheimers patients. You want a new spin on the zombie apocalypse? Scope out Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls. Yeah, the book isn't new, but I bet most people haven't read it.
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#13 Oct 26 2010 at 5:59 AM Rating: Default
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HA! I was just thinking about necro posting this thread. Don't forget for anyone interested, this premiers this Sunday night, Halloween. Can't wait.
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Oh wow. Haven't seen that necropost warning tag thing before. New?
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#15 Oct 26 2010 at 5:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Oh wow. Haven't seen that necropost warning tag thing before. New?


Oh nice. Haven't seen either. That's some win right thar.
#16 Oct 31 2010 at 9:47 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought it did an incredible job of pulling the comic story into the show and adding its own spin. I thought nearly everything about this was incredible. Would have had no issue paying to see this in a theater. At least next to garbage like Diary of the Dead. Very excited for the potential of this show.
#17 Oct 31 2010 at 10:32 PM Rating: Decent
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The show was freaking amazing. Seriously it is better than 90% of zombie movies I have seen. The whole thing is filmed so well that it is honestly like watching a movie. Plus the fact that I am from Atlanta and go down the streets that it was filmed on almost daily was freaking awesome to see in the show.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&q=norfolk+southern,+georgia&sll=33.751714,-84.395889&sspn=0.001053,0.002626&ie=UTF8&rq=1&ev=p&split=1&filter=0&radius=0.09&hq=norfolk+southern,+georgia&hnear=&ll=33.751748,-84.39668&spn=0.001099,0.003648&z=19&layer=c&cbll=33.751748,-84.396169&panoid=RMQqZnPu-lUOsvOa6vZDFQ&cbp=12,304.3,,0,-8.46

lol that should look familiar to anyone who watched the show. It is the old Norfolk Southern building in downtown Atlanta.
#18 Oct 31 2010 at 11:19 PM Rating: Decent
I just watched the show. It seems pretty well done. Being an hour and a half tv time which means it's what right around 1:10 play time this could turn out to be pretty good as long as they don't make it cheesy. Zombie movies are good for those couple hours of the movie but to have an on going series on zombies that over an hour each episode could go down hill pretty quickly.

Does the main character waking up in a deserted hospital, and walking out to see the town all in ruins ring a bell to anyone else?

SEE: Resident Evil
#19 Nov 01 2010 at 9:25 AM Rating: Decent
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For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.
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#20 Nov 01 2010 at 10:09 AM Rating: Good
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DarkKnightZero wrote:
For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.


I thought the same thing. Especially since last I checked in RE1 she woke up in a mansion, not in a hospital.
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Vataro wrote:
DarkKnightZero wrote:
For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.


I thought the same thing. Especially since last I checked in RE1 she woke up in a mansion, not in a hospital.


End of RE1 start of RE2 Alice wakes up in a hospital.
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#22 Nov 01 2010 at 10:30 AM Rating: Good
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this could turn out to be pretty good as long as they don't make it cheesy.
As long as it follows the comics fairly closely, and focuses more on the survivors' interactions rather than "INTENSE IN YOUR FACE ZOMBIE SCARES" it should do quite well.
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Shaowstrike, Averter of the Apocalypse wrote:
Vataro wrote:
DarkKnightZero wrote:
For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.


I thought the same thing. Especially since last I checked in RE1 she woke up in a mansion, not in a hospital.


End of RE1 start of RE2 Alice wakes up in a hospital.


Was he not talking about the start of the first one though? =/
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Vataro wrote:
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Vataro wrote:
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For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.


I thought the same thing. Especially since last I checked in RE1 she woke up in a mansion, not in a hospital.


End of RE1 start of RE2 Alice wakes up in a hospital.


Was he not talking about the start of the first one though? =/


Hyolith, Hero Among Heroes wrote:
Does the main character waking up in a deserted hospital, and walking out to see the town all in ruins ring a bell to anyone else?


Nope.
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#25 Nov 01 2010 at 12:11 PM Rating: Good
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Vataro wrote:
Shaowstrike, Averter of the Apocalypse wrote:
Vataro wrote:
DarkKnightZero wrote:
For a moment there, I thought you were referencing a good movie; one called 28 days later.


I thought the same thing. Especially since last I checked in RE1 she woke up in a mansion, not in a hospital.


End of RE1 start of RE2 Alice wakes up in a hospital.


Was he not talking about the start of the first one though? =/


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Does the main character waking up in a deserted hospital, and walking out to see the town all in ruins ring a bell to anyone else?


Nope.


I thought it was the first one, and I was initially referencing to the first one. I forgot that it is the end of the first, beginning of the second that someone pointed out. After they capture Alice and Matt at the end of RE1 and put Matt into the what is it Nemesis program?

EDIT: Though I guess I am correct in referencing the right movie, just not at the right place of the movie.

Edited, Nov 1st 2010 1:13pm by Hyolith
#26 Nov 01 2010 at 4:40 PM Rating: Decent
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I watched the first episode last night when it aired. I was impressed by the production values. I am used to seeing ABC/Fox shows, and this one was at another level, not counting the big ones like Fringe, but the production values on like... FlashFoward seemed pretty low. I asked my brother about it (he was the one who told me to tune in) and he said that AMC usually had higher quality series on it. I got to thinking, I haven't paid attention to AMC in the past. Maybe because it's not advertised on the networks I usually watch. The last one I saw an advertisement for was The Prisoner. It looked interesting, but I never tuned in.
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