The Walking Dead Season 3

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Gotham Central, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Gotham Central

    Gotham Central Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Well WWZ takes place over a 10 year time span. The "after action" report that Max Brooks is supposedly writing for the UN is shortly after the end of major hostilites more than a decade afte the Great Panic.

    I believe in the book it was not long after the start of the Great Panic and the collapse of the major cities that the US and most other functioning military authories decided to follow the Redekker Plan and simply fall back to fortified positions and regroup/rebuild. It was several years after the Panic that the UN started to coordinate the global offensive.

    Season 3 of the Walking Dead takes place about 1 year after their version of the Great Panic. Remeber in Season 2 we did see some flashbacks to the early military attempts to keep the Zs at bay. Remember, Atlanta was firebombed (thoug, oddly it showed no signs of it while they were in the city).

    Even assuming that TWD followed WWZ's timeliine, we would still be a couple of years away from any organized military offensive. Plus, even in the book, there were communities and people that went years without seeing ANY efforts from armed forces.
     
  2. Stiletto

    Stiletto Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The thing that is different between World War Z and The Walking Dead is that no matter how you die (unless it is because of brain trauma) you will reanimate in TWD. Imagine a secured area, a military area even, some marine decides that he doesn't want to live anymore and dies in his sleep, he could reanimate and kill all the guys in his barracks.
     
  3. DarthTom

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    This is true and I as well would love to look at the larger issues. If AMC isn't already planning either after TWD's enormous success:

    1. A spin off perhaps mini-series about what we are discussing

    2. A full fledged movie about it.

    They are idiots. :cool:
     
  4. Ryan8bit

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    I kinda wonder what the scope of this show is going to be anyways. Like how many seasons are they planning on? Clearly at this point, they're not in danger of cancellation, so they probably are going to have to choose when to end. Personally, if the quality remained consistent, I could probably watch this show for a very long time.

    But maybe there's a point at which they will be satisfied with this story? Like maybe Rick dying or something. I don't know what their ultimate goal is, but I'm guessing the ending is not going to be the end of zombies or anything happy like that.
     
  5. Gotham Central

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    I don't think that they have an endgame in mind. I know that Kirkman recently stated something to the effect that he'd love to keep this going for 25 seasons and the comics show no sign of ending.

    Personally I think that the best sort of ending will be one where they focus on the relationship between Rick and Carl. Specifically, it should be about Rick's attempts to keep his son safe, help in grow up, teach him to survive and do all of that without becoming one of the living monsters that have become just as frighting as dead.

    Assuming that they will never find a remedy to the Zombie Plague, the larger story should be about how humanity adapts to no longer being exclusively at the top of the food chain. What kind of world will Rick and the other surviors leave behind. Will humanity just revert to being savages or will we find a way to retain our better selves and create a future worth living for.

    The question of why continue, why go on, and why bring kids into that situation keeps coming up. That's the question that should finally get answered.
     
  6. Sindatur

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    Well the Comics/Graphic Novels are apparently quite a bit ahead of the TV Show, and still going strong, and audience for the TV Show continues to grow (Despite losing 10 Million possible viewers for the Season Premiere due to Dish dropping AMC), so, I would imagine as long as ratings continue to increase, or don't drop considerably (They were pretty excited to break the 5 Million mark with Dish viewers in S1, I believe) they'll probably keep it going, unless the Actors become too expensive for the ratings. The way it's looking now, I wouldn't be surprised to see it continue for at least another 3 more seasons.
     
  7. Mark_Nguyen

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    The comics are a gold mine of originality and they've barely scratched what it offers in terms of plot and characters. Robert Kirkman has stated he wants to have a 300-issue run (they're at #103 this week in a monthly series), and apparently has an arc and a finale planned.

    That said, I would like the TV show to have a conclusion that they would ultimately work towards, and to continue its independence from the comics.

    Mark

    #sixseasonsandamovie
     
  8. Bumbles861

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    The wife and I are new to this series and courtesy of our son have started season 1. At this point, we are only a few episodes into it, but what a ride. We are PVRing S3, so we should be able to catch up in a few weeks time.
     
  9. DarthTom

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    You know what's fascinating to me about The Walking Dead is the number of women who are into the show. Normally I'd expect this show to skew with males 18-35, primarily but males generally.

    However, at least personally for me - I know as many women as men who enjoy the show.

    I wonder if my anecdotal exprience bods out to the actual ratings?
     
  10. wissaboo

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    :lol: I'm a woman and a hairdresser, and I have to say this show (and trek of course) gives me something to talk about with my male teenage clients. In fact I think one came in this week just to talk about the show. He didn't really need a haircut.
     
  11. Mark_Nguyen

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    My wife and I love the show. We bond over the merciless death, violence and anxiety.

    Mark
     
  12. Sindatur

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    Very sweet sentiment :devil:
     
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    I also vote nanotechnology...which could have been dedeloped years ago....but they all get activiated when some kind of world wide signal is attempted, and it activates the bots simultaneously, so they can't fight it like a regular disease, and enemies pop up suddenly, creating all the chaos.
     
  14. Immolatus

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    the wizard did it! black magic
     
  15. PKerr

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    Great episode, looking forward to the rest of the season.

    One of the things that always bugged me was in the hand to hand (so to speak) the use short objects such as knives, screwdrivers and so on, knowing that bites cause infection and death I would opt for something a bit longer AND would have sort of protection from my hands and arms.

    It's good to see that some of the group is in fact using longer death tools but it still surprises me that not all do.

    I also wouldn't leave any walkers out and about, that one they just let roam around outside the fence could be the one that eventually breaks in and gets me or one of the group.

    I wouldn't rest until they were all put down.
     
  16. Cutter John

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    As long as they don't end the series with everyone dying and turning into zombies, I'll be happy. I swear, that crap is played out.

    On a seperate note, has anyone checked out the WD video game? I've been watching Let's Play's online and I have to admit its actually more entertaining and has better characters than the tv version.

    I'm going with aliens myself. :)
     
  17. thumbtack

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    Why were they slaughtering zombies like it was a game at the beginning of the episode, but then they are suddenly afraid of zombies again by the end of the episode?
     
  18. Stiletto

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    I think because of the close quarters within the jail.

    A spear-like weapon with a bar after the blade to stop it from going in all the way and getting stuck would be a great weapon. I think there was a medieval weapon called a bec de corbin that would do the trick. I think T-Dog had a fireplace poker that was similar, but way too short for my tastes.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=bec...fx0gG9u4HwCA&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=908
     
  19. Cutter John

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    Maybe they were just pleased for once to have the upper hand in a fight, and happy to be able to take out their frustrations on the damn things?
     
  20. propita

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    They had three zombies who were coming at them. I thought they could've taken the three, them worked their way back out. Actually, I preferred the "bang on the fence and kill them" idea. They could've gotten at least a dozen more than way. Winning by attrition isn't that bad.