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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby McTalbayne on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:02 pm

I really hope this show does well! I love the comic and it think it has great potential to be a succesful tv series. I have one concern though. Some of the best moments in the comic revolve around acts of extreme violence, and how it effects the characters. Not violence for violence sake, but violence as part of the realities of the world that Rick and crew are living in. How much will AMC be able to get away with? I know breaking bad has some hardcore moments, but nothing even close to whats been depicted in Walking Dead.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:06 pm

I finally got all caught up on this series, which I must say is rather good. A six part miniseries seems a little short considering the breadth of this puppy - one wonders how much they're going to omit to try and get the thing rolling well into the story by the end of only six eps. I do trust Darabont, though.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:43 pm

McTalbayne wrote:I really hope this show does well! I love the comic and it think it has great potential to be a succesful tv series. I have one concern though. Some of the best moments in the comic revolve around acts of extreme violence, and how it effects the characters. Not violence for violence sake, but violence as part of the realities of the world that Rick and crew are living in. How much will AMC be able to get away with? I know breaking bad has some hardcore moments, but nothing even close to whats been depicted in Walking Dead.


It's already been alluded to that The Governor will eventually be on the show.
If Darabont's name alone didn't give you complete relief as to how the show will come off, that bit of news should rest your fears about the content.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:23 pm

Good news there - hard to skip THAT character and survive the reader/fan backlash. Darabont is no fool - he knows a great villain when he sees one.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby stereosforgeeks on Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:40 pm

Just picked up the compendium! Im totally excited to start this.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby McTalbayne on Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:09 am

Fievel wrote:
McTalbayne wrote:I really hope this show does well! I love the comic and it think it has great potential to be a succesful tv series. I have one concern though. Some of the best moments in the comic revolve around acts of extreme violence, and how it effects the characters. Not violence for violence sake, but violence as part of the realities of the world that Rick and crew are living in. How much will AMC be able to get away with? I know breaking bad has some hardcore moments, but nothing even close to whats been depicted in Walking Dead.


It's already been alluded to that The Governor will eventually be on the show.
If Darabont's name alone didn't give you complete relief as to how the show will come off, that bit of news should rest your fears about the content.


I hadnt heard that. That is definitely a fucked up story arc lol. Not that i particularly want to see it in live action, but i wonder if the "Michone" scene will be filmed...
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:03 pm

Another Awesome Zombie Picture!

They are NOT fucking around on this!!!
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:17 am

Gods damn it....that is some freaking full on zombie work there. Can not wait to see this. Ye dogies.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby TheBaxter on Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:59 am

nice. can't wait for this.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Peven on Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:56 pm

AMC is really making a move to become one of the top cable channels for quality hour-long series and i like how they aren't afraid to do a real genre series, either, even if zombies aren't exactly my bag
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:43 pm

Peven wrote:AMC is really making a move to become one of the top cable channels for quality hour-long series and i like how they aren't afraid to do a real genre series, either, even if zombies aren't exactly my bag


We'll see. The zombie effects are very, very promising, but will they recoil from the more, um, graphic events that occur in the appropriately named graphic novel? That will be the measure. I think it would be a shame if they go balls out on the ZFX, as they clearly have, but pull back from the more controversial parts of the story ( like what happens to that Struggling Background Artist The Governor, fer instance).
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Peven on Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:52 pm

even if they have to tone it down some they are clearly putting forth effort to give it a quality look, and they have shown that they also give high priority to writing with their last few series. I actually liked the cadre of con artists gone good series they had a few years back, too. anyway, my point being that they have the benefit of the doubt with me when it comes to producing something with a good story with decent to good acting and direction. like i said, zombies aren't really my bag, but i will give this a watch because i am guessing that it will be more than just some zombie gore......and making it more R-rated with gore does not make that any more appealing to me...
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:53 pm

I guess it's worth a hope or two.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby DerLanghaarige on Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:03 am

I just got the news that the German FOX Pay TV channel will show The Walking Dead fall/winter 2010! Good to know that I don't have to wait that long! :D
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:35 am

Part one of Quint's set visit

It will take some major, MAJOR dumbfuckery to dampen my anticipation of this show.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:28 pm

I have never read the comics, but I imagine that this was reassuring to you:

Quint wrote:For those worried that AMC is going to shackle Darabont and his collaborators the only thing I can say is that I was there for one of the earliest scenes of the series and I saw an eight year old zombie girl with her cheek chewed off, teeth showing through, get shot in the head.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby magicmonkey on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:59 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:I have never read the comics, but I imagine that this was reassuring to you:

Quint wrote:For those worried that AMC is going to shackle Darabont and his collaborators the only thing I can say is that I was there for one of the earliest scenes of the series and I saw an eight year old zombie girl with her cheek chewed off, teeth showing through, get shot in the head.



Holy shit. I hope he reported that to the relevant authorities.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Peven on Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:56 pm

they must have been filming in Michigan.....
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:03 pm

Peven wrote:they must have been filming in Michigan.....


I....
Yeah, but......
Uhhhh......

I got nothin'. :(
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:50 am

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:08 pm

MTV Has The First Dead-In-Action Footage From AMC’s WALKING DEAD Shoot!!

Both Kirkman and Darabont's enthusiasm is addictive. Every bit of news on this gets me more and more excited.
And 20 years of zombie television? Best idea I've heard in a while!
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby MacCready on Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:29 pm

I believe in Darabont. And it looks like the commitment is totally there. Can zombies push vampires off the top of the Undead Pyramid?
There was a report on the radio today talking about a car accident, and when the cops arrived they thought that the passengers involved were either dead or decaying. Turns out if was a carload of zombies, dressed to go to a costume party. As zombies. Cops freaked out at first.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby so sorry on Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:34 pm

Promo poster created by Drew Struzen, master movie poster dude.

Personally, I think its pretty lame/tame/run of the mill. I'm disappointed that a master craftsman would create this.

But that doesn't impact my excitement over this series one tiny bit.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:51 pm

so sorry wrote:Promo poster created by Drew Struzen, master movie poster dude.

Personally, I think its pretty lame/tame/run of the mill.


That was my thought, too. But after looking at it again, it creates a sort of Romero-esque feeling, which I don't mind. The brush strokes are kind of neat in the zoomed version, too.
Also, I hope they get Kevin Bacon to play the part of the Kevin Bacon Zombie on the left side.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby so sorry on Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:22 pm

Fievel wrote:
so sorry wrote:Promo poster created by Drew Struzen, master movie poster dude.

Personally, I think its pretty lame/tame/run of the mill.


That was my thought, too. But after looking at it again, it creates a sort of Romero-esque feeling, which I don't mind. The brush strokes are kind of neat in the zoomed version, too.
Also, I hope they get Kevin Bacon to play the part of the Kevin Bacon Zombie on the left side.



I thought that zombie on the left looked like Stephen King.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:42 am

Hitfix Interview With Darabont

Frank "The Fucking Man!" Darabont wrote:All this arty-farty shit aside, it’s really fun to see zombies in a show.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby The Vicar on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:54 am

Fievel wrote:Also, I hope they get Kevin Bacon to play the part of the Kevin Bacon Zombie on the left side.


They could include a scene with Bacon-zombie that would give the term "Footloose" a whole new slant....
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby so sorry on Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:57 am

The Vicar wrote:
Fievel wrote:Also, I hope they get Kevin Bacon to play the part of the Kevin Bacon Zombie on the left side.


They could include a scene with Bacon-zombie that would give the term "Footloose" a whole new slant....



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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:12 pm

Trailer (horrible quality)

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby TheBaxter on Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:35 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby TonyWilson on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:07 pm

That looked like it might just be brilliant. I'm just thinking, aside from superheroes what comic to tv adaptations have there been?
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:40 pm

TonyWilson wrote:That looked like it might just be brilliant. I'm just thinking, aside from superheroes what comic to tv adaptations have there been?


The only one I know of is Human Target.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby The Vicar on Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:56 pm

The original Superman serial with George Reeves came from the comics.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby DennisMM on Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:56 pm

Tales from the Crypt was straight horror. Sabrina, The Teenage Witch was fantasy. There have been a few other pilots that didn't go to series. Does Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD count as a superhero? It's got a lot of SF-oriented action, but I'd call it more of an espionage program. Of course, it was just one television movie.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:09 pm

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Re: The Walking Dead

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Pacino86845 on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:44 pm

That looks great!

I recently read the hardcover Book 1 and was surprised that the series is in black and white. I liked the artwork in the first half better than that of the second half, though.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby so sorry on Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:39 pm

Just getting ComicCon footage out now? Weird.

Definetly worth checking out for sure. Looks like a good sized budget for a TV movie... I wonder if they'd be able to keep it up if it turned into a longer running series. My only gripe/complaint is the gun shots noise. Sounds really cheap.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby The Vicar on Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:27 pm



I love Halloween. Nice to have an event to go with. That looks nigh on perfect,
or damned close to it. This ought to be fun. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Retardo_Montalban on Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:34 pm

I think this is a good choice of song for the opening title.

http://exmortisfilms.com/2010/09/walkingdead/
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:24 am

:shock: I like!!
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:57 pm

Walking Dead Footage Impressions - from the New York Comic Con
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Peven on Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:29 pm

Fievel wrote:Walking Dead Footage Impressions - from the New York Comic Con



I'm not even much of a fan of the genre but this show has me interested enough to check it out when it airs
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby The Vicar on Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:54 pm

Soon. Soon. The premiere is going to be an epic cap to my Halloween viewing festival this year.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Lord Voldemoo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:10 am

Just read volume one of the graphic novel, finally.

If this show is true to the GN: a character-driven piece more about survival and conflict than silly gore (though there is no shortage of gore), then this show is by far the television event of the year for me. As a fan of the genre, the small portion that I've read so far is exactly everything I love, and samples all the best things utilized in the past by Romero and others in zombie movies. Based on what I've seen and heard so far, my geek-meter is through the roof.

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:07 am

Moo you really nailed it. That's the best part of the series - the characters. Romero's films have always given us the gore and bits of character, but the comic series really fleshes (pun intended) them out beyond anything a movie could do. You actually care, to some extent, about these people. But really the series also does things that the movies can't or just haven't - they show us the nature of human survival under these conditions. Again, the movies have only hinted or shown us bits of this.
And the series should kick ass even for readers of the comics. They've admittedly stepped off of the comic's narrative at times. There are characters that are only in Darabont's series. As if the notion of Walking Dead being realized as a no-holds-barred television series wasn't cool enough, now there are a bunch of incentives for people that read the comics already.

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Bayouwolf on Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:34 am

Personally, I can't wait to see all the sets from right here in my town...I've always imagined what ATL would look like if it was completely filled with Z's (actually, you don't have to imagine too much, most of the homeless here look like the walking dead as it is...)

I started reading the GN's a few months ago, and have gotten up to #4 (I'd have gone further, but I can't find #5 ANYWHERE but Amazon, and I'm never frakkin home long enough to get it)...
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:04 pm

Saw a trailer yesterday: It starts on German (Pay) TV November 5th 2010! Fuck yeah, I'm happy.
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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby Fievel on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:33 pm

5 days later isn't too bad for an American show in Europe. You'll just want to avoid the thread for those 5 days.

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Re: The Walking Dead

Postby DerLanghaarige on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:34 pm

Fievel wrote: You'll just want to avoid the thread for those 5 days.

If I can avoid ANY discussion about the Lost finale for three months, I will be able to stay away from the Walking Dead thread for less than a week. :D
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