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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2010, 02:21:25 PM »
Hmmm... So the death of 80% of the characters came in late 08.  And, in short order, they're replaced with standard characters -- the gung ho army guy, the beautiful sexpot dressed like Dawn Wells, and the super-secret know-it-all scientist.

Which says to me: Kirkman inked the TV deal and then dramatically changed his comic to be more about a typical TV cast as opposed to a mob of Everyman survivors eeking out a living.

50 issues they're stuck in place.  Then, suddenly, they're on the adventure of a lifetime with the crew from Stargate Atlantis.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2010, 07:24:14 PM »
Nice...



Holy shit... that's Atlanta!!!! :D
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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2010, 11:21:39 PM »
Yeah, the first part of Walking Dead is set in Atlanta (our hero is a small town KY or TN cop or something, but the government was evacing people to Atlanta, so he wakes up in the hospital and goes right for Atlanta first thing after some minor shenanigans).  Then they're at a prison outside of Atlanta, then they head to Kentucky and start their journey to DC.

The first episode has leaked and I'll have it in 15 minutes.  I'm actually going to watch it tonight -- Got me a Dr. Pepper and ready to go.

AND it's taking priority over Stargate Universe... Just to prove how excited I am for PA TV.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2010, 11:23:50 PM »
39 seconds....20 seconds...and... Liveblog of the Walking Dead pilot starts now!

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2010, 11:29:01 PM »
First minute -- hey, it's Maximum Overdrive!

Also, Rick's already a deeper, better, more interesting character than he's been in 64 issues of the shitty comic.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2010, 11:32:34 PM »
Right.  I'm already sold.  We don't start in the hospital (ripping off 28 Days Later), we start with a little girl zombie.  Nice.

And the zombies are good.  The right blend of shuffling and moving just a little too quickly for comfort.  Not runners, and not Romero stumblers.  Just plain evil.

The make up on the fucking zombies... Whew!  This is beautiful. 

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2010, 11:33:29 PM »
Title sequence is great!  It's like zombie apocalypse Treme!

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2010, 11:35:13 PM »
Man...it's like someone read the comics and said, hey, Kirkman, if you weren't such a shit writer, HERE'S what you could have done.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2010, 11:39:57 PM »
Man, this sounds awesome.  Guess I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2010, 11:40:21 PM »
What's great is knowing what's going to happen to poor fucking Rick and now watching a human being play him.  In the stupid comics, the shit he goes through is...well, inhuman.  Terrible.  How the hell are they going to translate that to the screen?

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2010, 11:44:16 PM »
The post-titles "flashback" (how Rick ends up in the hospital) is great, too.  Shane's character was a big problem in the comics because none of that shit made sense.  Here, you hate Shane from the get-go.  And the whole chase sequence is great.  This shit is loaded with PA homage, too.  Lot's of Stand nods in the flashback.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2010, 11:45:32 PM »
Bear McCreary is the music man!  Awesome! And, yeah, that BSG feel is there in the music even by the 10 minute mark.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2010, 11:48:48 PM »
15 minutes in.  This show's fucking awesome.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2010, 11:52:36 PM »
And...hospital wake up.  Somehow written and shot in a way that does not make you think of 28 Days Later, even though it's exactly the same.  They took all the cool shit from that whole wake up sequence and made it feel weirdly original. (Thanks mainly to borrowing from the original Day of the Triffids, where Bill Mason's confusion upon waking up to the apocalypse takes an entire episode to sort out.)

In fact, yes, it is an the 80's Day of the Triffids wake up.  Which was brilliant and powerful and tense as all hell.

Beautiful.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2010, 11:58:49 PM »
Dammit!  Demonoid doesn't have it up yet.  What channel is this on?  I might be able to set the DVR.
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