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Old October 22 2012, 01:37 AM   #181
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Just of curiosity, how much time have they covered in the comics?
As of issue #90, it had been approximately sixteen months since the start of the zombie apocalypse (and fifteen months since Rick awoke from his coma). Issue #103 was released last week, but not much time has passed in the intervening thirteen issues - two weeks at most, because a story development requires the passage of one week between issues #100 and #103.

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Ummmm......
Still not getting what your hinting at. Maybe you should try this new invention called "sentences" in your next reply.
It would really be best if he didn't hint at anything without spoiler codes.

I think the hint is significantly obtuse, especially when you consider
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Old October 22 2012, 02:11 AM   #182
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So I guess they probably will have to move the timeline forward in the show if it keeps going for years. As long as Carl is around they'll probably need to move things along faster to reflect the actor's age.
The amusing thing about season three right now, to me at least, is that the show's timeline has been moved forward and the story is still moving somewhat in the same direction as the comics (in terms of location timing at the least). Here's hoping the interludes between each subsequent season won't involve the characters driving around in circles.

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I think the hint is significantly obtuse, especially when you consider
On, in this case, sure, but my previous statement was meant in a general sense for all hints, not solely this specific one (and for all people, including myself, who know details about the comics).
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Old October 22 2012, 02:31 AM   #183
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So I guess they probably will have to move the timeline forward in the show if it keeps going for years. As long as Carl is around they'll probably need to move things along faster to reflect the actor's age.
The amusing thing about season three right now, to me at least, is that the show's timeline has been moved forward and the story is still moving somewhat in the same direction as the comics (in terms of location timing at the least). Here's hoping the interludes between each subsequent season won't involve the characters driving around in circles.
The only way to avoid that [or something similar] is to kill off or recast Carl (or, as one site called him, "Anakin" ). Since there is at least a six month gap between when seasons are filmed they need to account for the actor playing him's aging.
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Old October 22 2012, 02:48 AM   #184
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Looks like my Herschel Walker joke will never come to pass, Herschel Limper at best...
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Old October 22 2012, 03:09 AM   #185
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The only way to avoid that [or something similar] is to kill off or recast Carl (or, as one site called him, "Anakin" ). Since there is at least a six month gap between when seasons are filmed they need to account for the actor playing him's aging.
Yeah, it's a difficult task for sure. And poor Carl - he's not nearly as bad as Anakin!
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Old October 22 2012, 03:15 AM   #186
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The only way to avoid that [or something similar] is to kill off or recast Carl (or, as one site called him, "Anakin" ). Since there is at least a six month gap between when seasons are filmed they need to account for the actor playing him's aging.
Yeah, it's a difficult task for sure. And poor Carl - he's not nearly as bad as Anakin!
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Old October 22 2012, 03:28 AM   #187
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So I guess they probably will have to move the timeline forward in the show if it keeps going for years. As long as Carl is around they'll probably need to move things along faster to reflect the actor's age.
The amusing thing about season three right now, to me at least, is that the show's timeline has been moved forward and the story is still moving somewhat in the same direction as the comics (in terms of location timing at the least). Here's hoping the interludes between each subsequent season won't involve the characters driving around in circles.

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I think the hint is significantly obtuse, especially when you consider
On, in this case, sure, but my previous statement was meant in a general sense for all hints, not solely this specific one (and for all people, including myself, who know details about the comics).
The funny thing is that in the comics the timeline initially progressed alot faster than it did in the show. For instance, in the comics, the group sticks around Atlanta for much longer and only really hits the road when winter comes (and after Shane's death). They find the Greene farm and prison in the spring. The TV series gave us a much more drawn out summer and fall and skipped winter entirely. From the perspective of the timeline, they've found the prison right on time.

That said, I do find t odd that the comics are suggesting that only 18 months have passed. I wonder why they slowed down?
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Old October 22 2012, 03:28 AM   #188
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Carl's actually improving, imo.

I watched the 4 latest webisodes. Nice.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:33 AM   #189
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Another great episode!

I gotta say though, it will be interesting to see how the story progresses. They dispatched the prison survivors pretty quickly, and did so in a much less ambigious way than in the comics. Of course, they also don't have to worry about the sad gruesome fate of the non-existant Green children plus Alan and his family.

On some level its kind of sad that there are not more kids on this show. The ever shifting nature of the family units was one of the more interesting aspects of the comics.

Speaking of kids, I hope that someone has a "who's watching Carl" counter...
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Old October 22 2012, 03:59 AM   #190
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The funny thing is that in the comics the timeline initially progressed alot faster than it did in the show.
Ah, right, I had forgotten how quickly the timeline progressed in the early issues. Looking back at old issues, it seems that Rick woke in late summer in issue #1; by issue #5, winter has started. Looking back at #10, though, they were still in winter when Otis led the group to Hershel's Farm.

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That said, I do find t odd that the comics are suggesting that only 18 months have passed. I wonder why they slowed down?
The sixteen months bit came from editor Sina Grace in the letters column for #90. I think the comics timeline started slowing down after the survivors reached the prison; that location alone anchored the group for six story arcs (approximately thirty-six issues). As best as I can recall*, there have been relatively few time jumps in between issues since that point.

(* Admittedly, my memory could be pretty off on that - for most of the series' life so far, I've been reading the comics in the big hardcover volumes. A pretty decent amount of time, of course, passes in between each of those volumes. It's only within the last few weeks that I've started reading single issues.)
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Old October 22 2012, 04:17 AM   #191
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I think the hint is significantly obtuse, especially when you consider
Yep, that one poster was confused that you seemed to think your "spoiler" applied to a hypothetical future season that inherently diverges from the comics. Yep. quite a leap there. Good catch Sparky!


As for tonight's episode, it seems that all is right with the world, Carl is back to his old habits and so is Lori.
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Old October 22 2012, 06:08 AM   #192
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At least this time Carl is useful.
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Old October 22 2012, 06:20 AM   #193
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Thought I saw the silhouette of a shark circling in the predictable and lamentable "he was coming at me, bro'" moment followed by the sword to the head. It made the moment too damned easy, and allowing the other running black dude to die scene nonsensical.

Still, other than Breaking Bad, and I've not seen Dexter or Homeland this season, this show is way up there in quality.
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Old October 22 2012, 02:41 PM   #194
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That said, I do find t odd that the comics are suggesting that only 18 months have passed. I wonder why they slowed down?
Probably they want to extend and capitalize on the drama related to Lori's pregnancy. And she cannot be pregnant for 18 months.

Great episode. IIRC however most people without meds and modern medicine die form an amuptation. Wasn't the mortality rate of such procedures during the civil war nearly 90% or even higher? So it seems unlikely to me that Herschel without antibiotics and only a belt to stop the bleeding would be able to live.

The execution of the prisoners was necessary. Rick saw the crazy guy was likely a murderer based on his behavior with the zombie's and had to rid the group of the hazards of keeping him around.

I was a little confused however why the young black kid ran? But in the end Rick has completed his transformation from reasonable nice guy to complete survivalist who will do anything to protect the group.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:14 PM   #195
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He ran because he had just attacked Rick with an axe and Rick was about to retaliate.

The bearded guy, didn't catch his name, claimed he was a nonviolent prisoner-- but did anyone notice how many times, and how fiercely, he shanked that zombie in the gut during their "run amok" attack?

I got a good laugh out of how they ignored Every. Single. Thing. Rick's group told them ("We know how to kill a man!"), and Rick's group just stood by watching them, rolling their eyes.
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