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Old November 23 2010, 04:12 PM   #361
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Sigh. The first issue of the comic was written before 28 Days Later was released into cinemas. It took inspiration from the opening of Day Of The Triffids.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:49 PM   #362
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Well this would explain it all, then.
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Old November 23 2010, 04:58 PM   #363
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Speaking of the comics, here is an interview with Robert Kirkman regarding "Vatos."
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Old November 23 2010, 06:18 PM   #364
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I know it is a little too early to judge, I saw the first episode last night and it simply felt like a 28 days later ripoff. An americanised version of the British production (IMHO the best Zombie film to date). The story was pretty much copy and paste up to the point where in 28 days later the survivors meet the military people.
I know... making films (or in that matter shows) about zombies means to rely to certain aspects (running, screaming, tension etc.) but that was a little too obvious for my taste. Anyway... I will watch episode 2 tonight and hope they don't just continue copy pasting.
Wow, you loved X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but hated the pilot for this show??!?!!? (I know 2 totally different things) I am seriously judging you right now.

All kidding aside, just keep watching, it's actually really good. Best new show of the Fall season.
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Old November 23 2010, 06:55 PM   #365
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No, no, no! I did not hate it... it simply felt familiar... Nothing wrong about it though. And scnj already mentioned the comics were there first... so it was actually '28 days' which borrowed elements from TWD.

And loved is a little strong. I enjoyed it, yes even liked it... but there are only few movies I would say I love.
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Old November 23 2010, 07:00 PM   #366
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[...] so it was actually '28 days' which borrowed elements from TWD.
I think it was likely more one of those serendipitous moments where two products in parallel development shared similarities. The first issue of The Walking Dead was on retail shelves in October 2003, while the U.S. release of 28 Days Later was in November 2003. It certainly wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last, that such a situation would arise.
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Old November 23 2010, 07:09 PM   #367
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That's really interesting, since both teams followed the same path: Create a character the audience/reader can relate to, who himself has to be introduced to the situation... well, it worked in both cases.
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Old November 23 2010, 07:44 PM   #368
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Also, I haven't read the comics, but I understand that winter does affect these Zombies. It certainly affects them in WWZ.

Anyway, in the first episode Rick finds half a zombie or what's left of one still crawling around. Who know how it got that way, but it was pretty rotten - and it had been roughly a month since Rick had been in a coma, right? That particular zombie's rate of decomposition suggests they do in fact rot away slowly. But do these zombies actually get anything out of eating people? From what do they metabolize energy? The demi-zombie probably doesn't ahve a stomach or intestines to speak of, but it was obviously still active.

Obviously the mechanics of rotting undead flesh is hardly an exact science, and I'm more than willing to gloss over it for the sake of how good this drama is. Like certain shows about wizards or vampires, we're generally expected to just accept it as reality. But like certain shows, it's easy to pick away at the details of the situation.

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Old November 23 2010, 07:50 PM   #369
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They should've been fine since they'd strung empty cans on strings all around the encampment. I'm thinking something, or someone with a grudge disarmed the alarm.
I suppose we can guess who that was. Gotta hand it to him.
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I never heard of the comic until this show came on now I am going to buy it. Love this series!!! Last night was a shocker. I wonder what happened to the racist guy who cut off his hand? I figured he was going to show up and cause trouble.
What makes you think he didn't? He did, apparently, steal a truck for some mysterious reason (as opposed to any other number of vehicles he could have found).
Actually, why would they suspect him specifically? It's not like he'd know where they left the truck, and we know there are other people around.
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Old November 23 2010, 08:22 PM   #370
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Actually, why would they suspect him specifically? It's not like he'd know where they left the truck, and we know there are other people around.
Well he is kinda the obvious choice. I mean, it would be an awful waste of a plot thread if he'd just taken the truck and decided to drive to Key West.

I'm guessing where they parked is the main safe route in and out of the city that they used when they first arrived. It did look pretty much zombie free.
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Old November 23 2010, 09:33 PM   #371
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Nitpicks:

- One thing that bothered me was it looked like Rick and the guys jogged back to camp after the truck was gone?? Why? they have hundreds of cars around them that may have the keys or they can hotwire like the mustang. It makes absolutly no sense they they would be forced to walk/run back. Also why do they assume Merle took the truck? Could be anyone, they are parked quite a bit off from the building Merle was In. Merle could have easily taken one of the hundreds of cars lying around also.

- No guard on the RV?

- That many Zombies made it to the camp at the same exact time, with out being noticed?

- Rick the others seem to have no problem traverseing the city to get to the gang's place then back to the building, then back to the Gang's place again, then back to where the truck was suppose to be. Too convient it seems. (not to mention the walk/jog back to camp on foot)
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Old November 24 2010, 05:07 PM   #372
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In the graphic novel, how long does the love triangle go on?
It sort of depends on how one defines the love triangle.

If you're curious about the actual "relationship" between Lori & Shane, Rick's return, and Shane's resulting jealousy, all of it was resolved in the comics by the end of issue #6.

Issue #7 has a flashback showing Lori & Shane's only sexual encounter while traveling to Atlanta.

If, however, you're curious about the "fallout" of that "relationship" (BIG spoilers!):


Even BIGGER spoilers as a complement to previous tag:

THANK YOU Can you repost the link to the comic. I can't seem to find it.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:18 PM   #373
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[...] so it was actually '28 days' which borrowed elements from TWD.
I think it was likely more one of those serendipitous moments where two products in parallel development shared similarities. The first issue of The Walking Dead was on retail shelves in October 2003, while the U.S. release of 28 Days Later was in November 2003. It certainly wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last, that such a situation would arise.
And, arguably, both independently borrowed from the original Day of the Triffids. (In fact, Boyle has acknowledged Triffids as an influence).
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Old November 24 2010, 05:26 PM   #374
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Can you repost the link to the comic. I can't seem to find it.
Are you referring to the free online copy of issue #1? If so, you can read it here.

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[...] so it was actually '28 days' which borrowed elements from TWD.
I think it was likely more one of those serendipitous moments where two products in parallel development shared similarities. The first issue of The Walking Dead was on retail shelves in October 2003, while the U.S. release of 28 Days Later was in November 2003. It certainly wasn't the first time, nor will it be the last, that such a situation would arise.
And, arguably, both independently borrowed from the original Day of the Triffids. (In fact, Boyle has acknowledged Triffids as an influence).
I've never seen it myself, but I believe Kirkman has acknowledged it as an influence as well. I was more referring to the fact that two stories using that same idea came out so close together.
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Old November 24 2010, 05:31 PM   #375
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I read the first three issues and I think it's pretty faithful.
Hell yes it was.

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I wonder how much time had transpired.
One month in the comics.




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I hope Lennie James shows up again--he was great in tonight's episode.
(This is a very minor spoiler.)
I'm not caught up entirely on the comics at this point, but apparently (this is a major spoiler)


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I did roll my eyes with the whole love triangle angle.. Do we need such agnst so early? I haven't read the graphic series, but I'm assuming it's also an element there?
It is. If you think that was bad, just wait


All in all, as a big fan of the comics (as you might be able to tell from all of my "in the comics" spoiler tags...), I loved this premiere. It was very faithful and very well-done. The tank bit was a nice addition that wasn't in the comics. The best addition was certainly the extended time Rick spent with Morgan and Duane, especially Morgan's inability to shoot his zombie wife. Andrew Lincoln is a perfect Rick Grimes.

If anyone's interested, you can read the first full issue #1 of Robert Kirkman's series here.
never mind...i found it!!
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