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Old November 8 2010, 11:32 PM   #196
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As for Mr Redneck, I have the strangest feeling we'll be seeing him again.
My roommate said the same thing, and I really hope not. Overly Cliched Characters are easily one of my least favorite things.
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Old November 8 2010, 11:51 PM   #197
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I only made it as far as the "Officer Friendly" scene so far, but there's a couple of things I don't understand. First, why was he in such a hurry to get out of the tank? Couldn't he just wait a while for the Zombies to wander off, and then find a better escape route? A lot of the roads were completely clear when he arrived.

Second, what's the advantage of camping out in the open rather than finding a secure place to hunker down? The campers don't seem to be going anywhere; they seem to have created a very vulnerable encampment.
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Old November 8 2010, 11:59 PM   #198
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I felt bad for Dixon. He was a racist and a bigot, but no one deserves to be left to die like that. Based on the preview for next week's episode, it appears that decision will mean consequences for some of the survivors, including Rick.
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Old November 9 2010, 12:00 AM   #199
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I only made it as far as the "Officer Friendly" scene so far, but there's a couple of things I don't understand. First, why was he in such a hurry to get out of the tank? Couldn't he just wait a while for the Zombies to wander off, and then find a better escape route? A lot of the roads were completely clear when he arrived.

Second, what's the advantage of camping out in the open rather than finding a secure place to hunker down? The campers don't seem to be going anywhere; they seem to have created a very vulnerable encampment.
Plus he didn't even see if he could start the tank...

I agree completely on the camping out thing because as I'm watching their campsite I'm wondering "What the hell are you guys doing?" I expected they were there and had some kind of perimeter fencing or something... but there was nothing. I could see the benefits of camping in a very wide-open space where you'd be able to see anything coming from a long ways out, but they weren't doing that. Something could get from the tree-line unobserved and be at or behind a car in not too much time. Then they're just using regular tents that could easily be torn into by a zombie.
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Old November 9 2010, 12:03 AM   #200
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I don't think they are the sharpest tools in the shed when it comes to basic survival- these seem like regular, normal people and probably have no idea what to do in terms of staying alive in a crisis like this.
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Old November 9 2010, 12:14 AM   #201
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So.. Another great episode.. But now I'm wondering.. What about the people in space, either in the shuttle or in the Space Station...

Think they were brought down when it became clear that the world was going to hell in a hand basket?

Think, if they're still up there, that they're wondering why no one at Houston has called in a while? "Ummm.. Guys? Hello?..."
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Old November 9 2010, 12:22 AM   #202
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Judging from the preview for episode 3, Rick is going back for Dixon.
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Old November 9 2010, 12:23 AM   #203
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I only made it as far as the "Officer Friendly" scene so far, but there's a couple of things I don't understand. First, why was he in such a hurry to get out of the tank? Couldn't he just wait a while for the Zombies to wander off, and then find a better escape route? A lot of the roads were completely clear when he arrived.
I'd have to watch the scene again to recall specific dialogue, but I believe Glenn was concerned that the horse feeding frenzy and noise Rick had made would continue to draw more zombies to the area that had been farther away when they heard his gunshots.

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Second, what's the advantage of camping out in the open rather than finding a secure place to hunker down? The campers don't seem to be going anywhere; they seem to have created a very vulnerable encampment.

As far as defenses go, they maintain a constant watch with someone on top of Dale's RV armed with a rifle.

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Plus he didn't even see if he could start the tank...
Way too much noise.

Edited to add: The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman was interviewed by EW about episode 2 "Guts."

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Old November 9 2010, 12:42 AM   #204
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I'd have to watch the scene again to recall specific dialogue, but I believe Glenn was concerned that the horse feeding frenzy and noise Rick had made would continue to draw more zombies to the area that had been farther away when they heard his gunshots.
I suppose that makes sense. It may take days for them to disperse again under those conditions.

I suppose that makes sense, too, but it's not what I'd do.
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Old November 9 2010, 12:43 AM   #205
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So.. Another great episode.. But now I'm wondering.. What about the people in space, either in the shuttle or in the Space Station...

Think they were brought down when it became clear that the world was going to hell in a hand basket?

Think, if they're still up there, that they're wondering why no one at Houston has called in a while? "Ummm.. Guys? Hello?..."
That's an interesting question. It would make a good subject for a story.
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Old November 9 2010, 01:07 AM   #206
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loved it, loved Glenn & the scene were they "disguise" themselves. I like that they continue to show some sympathy for the zombies, like Rick remembering the one whose body they were going to use & the one lady zombie(again, huh) who was dragging herself on the street.

But as I was watching the gut removal/camo scene I was wondering, shouldnt there be massive swarms of flies like...everywhere?
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Old November 9 2010, 01:36 AM   #207
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They won't have to worry about shuttles in a few months ...
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Old November 9 2010, 03:05 AM   #208
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For anyone who has read the comic, do they explain how the Walking Dead came to be?
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Old November 9 2010, 04:10 AM   #210
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For anyone who has read the comic, do they explain how the Walking Dead came to be?

I have a short book I'm working on which explains it all. Won't be too much longer. A few weeks . . .
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