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Old November 1 2010, 08:46 PM   #61
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Well thats good news! Guess there are alot of zombie lovers out there. Hopefully most people will want to stick with it and didn't just watch it because they wanted to see something "scary" for Halloween.
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Old November 1 2010, 08:50 PM   #62
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^^ Nice! Wonder how long before they pull the trigger on Season 2..

I got a $50 rebate check from ATT wireless.. Maybe I should go buy a few of the graphic series books for my daughter's Christmas present.. Yeah yeah.. for my daughter.. That's it..
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Old November 1 2010, 09:03 PM   #63
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Hopefully soon. I had read rumors that they had already picked it uo for a season 2, but AMC says they haven't. I also read in the local paper that there are only 6 episodes for this "season" which only makes me wish for a second season even more. I want more zombieeeees!
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Old November 1 2010, 09:28 PM   #64
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AMC's The Walking Dead premiere ratings are enormous
That's awesome news! It's always nice to see a well done show get the ratings it deserves.
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Old November 1 2010, 09:32 PM   #65
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Well thats good news! Guess there are alot of zombie lovers out there. Hopefully most people will want to stick with it and didn't just watch it because they wanted to see something "scary" for Halloween.
the thing I noticed is that this wasnt scary, just really depressing. Ive seen very few zombie films(almost none really) so i dont know how common it is, but I was surprised at how much pity some of the zombies evoked. I hope they have more scenes like that, like the legless zombie girl crawling on the ground. I like that a single zombie usually isnt as dangerous, so it can be observed, I hope they work with that more as well.

also as an animal lover I cringed when the horse went down.
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Old November 1 2010, 09:35 PM   #66
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One thing I have always wondered about zombies, though: why don't they ever attack each other?
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Old November 1 2010, 09:41 PM   #67
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I loved it with the sole exception of the clear love triangle crap there going to play with later. I would love a show like this to deal with more serious matters personally.

The ratings were indeed good as reported earlier...

5.3 million viewers for the original Telecast but it gets better with same night repeats that cable companies do look at...

8.1 million viewers
AMC ORIGINAL SERIES GARNERS HIGHEST 18-49 DELIVERY

FOR ANY CABLE SERIES PREMIERE FOR 2010

HIGHEST PREMIERE IN AMC’S

AMC will be happy with numbers a lot lower than that so hopefully that means the show has a good life in it.

And the critics LOVED it

“visually stunning…and daring in its artful use of silence” (TV Guide), “…breathtaking in its small moments, in which the pain and glory of being human are conveyed with only the flick of a filmmaking wrist.” (Wall Street Journal), “…evocative, suspenseful” (Boston Globe) “…surprisingly scary and remarkably good” (The New York Times) “…a triumph of tone and mood” (Contra Costa Times) and “a real achievement for a horror show on a basic-cable network” (Rolling Stone). In addition, “The Walking Dead” received “4 Stars” from People and “3 Stars” from the New York Daily News and New York Post, among other outlets.
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Old November 1 2010, 09:42 PM   #68
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^how do they digest the food they eat...do they poop? This can go on & on.
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Old November 1 2010, 09:44 PM   #69
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As a viewer, I just found it awkward. It made it look like he was apologizing to his wife for going in the hatch. I may have blinked and missed the part where he noticed the hatch, because to me it looked like going inside was his plan all along.
He notices the hatch as he's looking up, preparing to shoot himself, then immediately (Rick was damned quick!) moves up into the tank. It was a little jarring just how quickly he responded to its presence once he saw it, but I guess the rush of adrenaline from being surrounded by a horde of zombies would do that to you.

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Maybe I should go buy a few of the graphic series books for my daughter's Christmas present.. Yeah yeah.. for my daughter.. That's it..
Whomever you buy them for , I think it's definitely a worthy investment. There are a few different collection options. First is the trade paperback collections, which contain 6 issues each (13 volumes so far); second is the hardcover collections, with 12 issues each (6 volumes so far, plus one dedicated to the covers of each issue); third is a hardcover omnibus edition, with 24 issues each (3 volumes so far); last is a compendium edition, with 48 issues. The first three options all currently contain up to issue #72. Issue #79 will be released November 24. I can even recommend a website, InstockTrades.com, where hardcover book one is $21.69 compared to Amazon's $27.99 (disclosure: I know people who work at their physical location).

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Hopefully soon. I had read rumors that they had already picked it uo for a season 2, but AMC says they haven't. I also read in the local paper that there are only 6 episodes for this "season" [...]
Yeah, 6 episodes this season. Frank Darabont has apparently claimed that AMC renewed the show with filming of season 2 to start in February but AMC has denied that. Producer Gale Ann Hurd also apparently stated that each season after season one would be 13 episodes long, which was included in the AMC denial but would certainly make sense.
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Old November 1 2010, 09:58 PM   #70
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^how do they digest the food they eat...do they poop? This can go on & on.

I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and I KNEW that the hours I spent in Biochem, Pathology, Clinical Neurology, Neuro-anatomy etc would actually pay off eventually.

I'm writing a short book which contains sections on "undead" physiology AND the mechanisms by which they have become reanimated (no, it's NOT a virus). I've actually figured out a very reasonable and "real science" explanation which accounts for virtually all aspects of the "life" cycle of the living dead in a real-world way. It's a completely original explanation which I have NEVER seen touched upon in any zombie-fiction or film that I've ever seen. And, yes, the zombies ARE actually dead by every known medical and scientific standard. The biochemical process of "life" has been supplanted by another system entirely. Should have the work done in another couple weeks.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:00 PM   #71
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^how do they digest the food they eat...do they poop? This can go on & on.

I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and I KNEW that the hours I spent in Biochem, Pathology, Clinical Neurology, Neuro-anatomy etc would actually pay off eventually.

I'm writing a short book which contains sections on "undead" physiology AND the mechanisms by which they have become reanimated (no, it's NOT a virus). I've actually figured out a very reasonable and "real science" explanation which accounts for virtually all aspects of the "life" cycle of the living dead in a real-world way. It's a completely original explanation which I have NEVER seen touched upon in any zombie-fiction or film that I've ever seen. And, yes, the zombies ARE actually dead by every known medical and scientific standard. The biochemical process of "life" has been supplanted by another system entirely. Should have the work done in another couple weeks.
So when the Zombie Apocalypse happens for real, I will now know that it's your fault.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:13 PM   #72
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^how do they digest the food they eat...do they poop? This can go on & on.

I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and I KNEW that the hours I spent in Biochem, Pathology, Clinical Neurology, Neuro-anatomy etc would actually pay off eventually.

I'm writing a short book which contains sections on "undead" physiology AND the mechanisms by which they have become reanimated (no, it's NOT a virus). I've actually figured out a very reasonable and "real science" explanation which accounts for virtually all aspects of the "life" cycle of the living dead in a real-world way. It's a completely original explanation which I have NEVER seen touched upon in any zombie-fiction or film that I've ever seen. And, yes, the zombies ARE actually dead by every known medical and scientific standard. The biochemical process of "life" has been supplanted by another system entirely. Should have the work done in another couple weeks.
So when the Zombie Apocalypse happens for real, I will now know that it's your fault.

Well, it's not a "how-to" manual so much as a "what-the-hell-happened!?!" book.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:16 PM   #73
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Anyone else really surprised that they got away with a TV-14 for this show? It was pretty gruesome at times, especially during that part when the horse got attacked. I guess as long as they don't have any F-Bombs or nudity they are safe from a TV-MA rating.
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Old November 1 2010, 10:22 PM   #74
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I'm a Doctor of Chiropractic and I KNEW that the hours I spent in Biochem, Pathology, Clinical Neurology, Neuro-anatomy etc would actually pay off eventually.

I'm writing a short book which contains sections on "undead" physiology AND the mechanisms by which they have become reanimated (no, it's NOT a virus). I've actually figured out a very reasonable and "real science" explanation which accounts for virtually all aspects of the "life" cycle of the living dead in a real-world way. It's a completely original explanation which I have NEVER seen touched upon in any zombie-fiction or film that I've ever seen. And, yes, the zombies ARE actually dead by every known medical and scientific standard. The biochemical process of "life" has been supplanted by another system entirely. Should have the work done in another couple weeks.
So when the Zombie Apocalypse happens for real, I will now know that it's your fault.

Well, it's not a "how-to" manual so much as a "what-the-hell-happened!?!" book.
And how did you find out what happened? By experimenting on dead bodies in your evil lab!
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Old November 1 2010, 10:31 PM   #75
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Anyone else really surprised that they got away with a TV-14 for this show? It was pretty gruesome at times, especially during that part when the horse got attacked. I guess as long as they don't have any F-Bombs or nudity they are safe from a TV-MA rating.
an avergae ep of Heroes was gorier...I dont think they worry about violence/gore as much as they do the other stuff these days...
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