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Old February 3 2014, 04:43 AM   #1
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The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

There was a quick Super Bowl commercial for a new Summer FX show from Guillermo del Toro called The Strain. What exactly is this show supposed to be about? It looks like it is some sort of post apocalyptic show, which is great 'cause I love post apocalyptic shows!! Does anyone have any more details on the show? Or maybe a link to the commercial that aired during the Super Bowl (not sure if there was more than one commercial).
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Old February 3 2014, 04:49 AM   #2
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

My first thought was that it might be a take on The Andromeda Strain. But my google-fu tells me it's a vampire-based story.

Interesting ...
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Old February 3 2014, 04:50 AM   #3
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It's a vampire show based on this novel.

Edit to add: beat me to it!
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Old February 3 2014, 04:50 AM   #4
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Vampires by way of zombie apocalypse.
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Old February 3 2014, 04:54 AM   #5
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Normally vampires bore me but since these are not the typical vampires I'm definitely checking this out.
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Old February 3 2014, 06:04 AM   #6
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

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My first thought was that it might be a take on The Andromeda Strain. But my google-fu tells me it's a vampire-based story.

Interesting ...
Hmmm... I won't read the book before I watch the show because I abhor spoilers. Is it weird that a disease that turns people into zombies seems more realistic to me than one that turns people into vampires?!?!?! Hahaha! Okay, neither are realistic, but a plethora of movies and books have gotten us used to the idea. Anywho, it'll be interesting to compare The Strain to The Walking Dead.
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Old February 3 2014, 06:19 AM   #7
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I Am Legend features vampirism as an epidemic.
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Old February 3 2014, 06:35 AM   #8
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I Am Legend features vampirism as an epidemic.
It's been so long since I have seen that movie. I thought they were just really fast zombies that only came out at night. Looks like I need to re-watch I Am Legend! Speaking of I Am Legend, weren't they gonna make a sequel to that movie??
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Old February 3 2014, 06:41 AM   #9
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Re: The Strain (Guillermo del Toro's New FX Summer Show)

It's not, technically, a disease. In The Strain, the vampire epidemic is spread by capillary worms, not a virus or bacteria.
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Old February 3 2014, 06:45 AM   #10
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It's been so long since I have seen that movie. I thought they were just really fast zombies that only came out at night. Looks like I need to re-watch I Am Legend! Speaking of I Am Legend, weren't they gonna make a sequel to that movie??
In the Will Smith adaptation they're mutant creatures, but in the original novel they're vampire-like people. They've been developing another movie, either a prequel or a sequel, for years now. Whether it'll come to fruition remains to be seen.
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Old February 3 2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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If any you are gonna watch this show I highly recommend that you read the trilogy by chuck hogan.
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I enjoyed the first novel in the series, The Strain, so I am excited that is going to be adapted into a TV show. When I first read the book I was thinking to myself that del Toro was going to adapt it into a movie, so I am not surprised at these turn of events.
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Old February 7 2014, 02:47 AM   #13
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I wonder when exactly the show will premiere. It's so vague to say it'll premiere in "the summer."
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I wonder when exactly the show will premiere. It's so vague to say it'll premiere in "the summer."
The premiere doesn't have an exact date yet, but FX is saying it'll be in July.
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Old February 7 2014, 03:20 AM   #15
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I wonder when exactly the show will premiere. It's so vague to say it'll premiere in "the summer."
The premiere doesn't have an exact date yet, but FX is saying it'll be in July.
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