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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2010, 12:01:27 AM »
Wow.  Gruesome half-eaten corpse shots are more upsetting than in the comics.  And the hospital set is like something out of Aliens.  Small arms fire, Ripley!

The zombie reveal... Yes.  Perfect. Followed by retardo darkened stairwell escape.  Oh, the footsteps of Stu Redmond... We've seen the dark stairwell shocker many times before.

But even all the idiot cliches feel somehow organic.  He runs into the stairwell because of the zombie reveal and it makes sense. And turns out fine, anyway, even though you're biting your nails as soon as he does it.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2010, 12:01:50 AM »
Dammit!  Demonoid doesn't have it up yet.  What channel is this on?  I might be able to set the DVR.

I posted it in the secret forums.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2010, 12:04:00 AM »
Holy shit the zombie makeup.  This shit is fucking off the chain.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2010, 12:07:44 AM »
Rick's quiet potential insanity, which is clumsily handled in the comics, is wonderfully done as well.  And Bear is doing the music with that dreamy mix of BSG coolness and tense Dark Knight style relentlessness.


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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2010, 12:12:49 AM »
Sound drawing the zombies is dealt with right away (as opposed to issue fucking 54 in the stupid comics). 

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2010, 12:14:55 AM »
I like that the Jericho guy is playing Morgan.  Is he now the first actor to star in two PA TV shows?

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2010, 12:18:46 AM »
Hooooly shit. I just had to turn on the lights after Morgan's zombie wife crept up onto his porch and tried the door. 

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2010, 12:32:25 AM »
So.  That was fucking awesome.

And now it's bedtime. Where I'll dream about the zombie apocalypse.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2010, 08:18:11 AM »
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.

Psst. Walking Dead came before 28 Days Later.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2010, 08:57:50 AM »
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.

Psst. Walking Dead came before 28 Days Later.

Psst!  No it didn't!  28 Days Later was 2002, Walking Dead started in late 2003.

The US release was 2003, but anyone on the festival circuit, or downloading, or in the UK, saw it a year before.  Or, even if Kirkman did see it for the first time in 03, it came out in June and Walking Dead came out the following November.

And, anyway, it's all stolen from Day of the Triffids.
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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2010, 08:19:32 PM »
By the way -- I don't really care if scenes or whatever are ripped off from other stories.  The first episode is pure awesome... Debating watching it again. I just like seeing stuff borrowed and tweaked slightly. It's fun to see a long line of stuff like the hospital scene stretching through Triffids, and 28 Days Later, and this, and even Resident Evil... I don't really mind.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2010, 08:57:08 PM »
Wow... The following for this comic is crazy.

Here you go Nubbs -- Annotated Google Maps from the series:

http://comics.gearlive.com/comix411/article/q308-walking-dead-fan-utilizes-google-maps/

Since they spend most of the first 50 issues or so in GA, you can have fun.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2010, 09:37:37 PM »
All right, watching now.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2010, 09:50:16 PM »
Wow . . . Darabont directed the first episode himself. No wonder it's so good.

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Re: Walking Dead
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2010, 10:18:14 PM »
Hooooly shit. I just had to turn on the lights after Morgan's zombie wife crept up onto his porch and tried the door. 

It's scary and heart-wrenching all at the same time. I had to stop for a minute.