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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 9:18:13 AM   
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Day of the Triffids really - it's what 28 Days Later appropriated and I'd assume this. I wish they'd been a bit more imaginative on how they chose to miss the event rather than another repeat as well.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 9:33:04 AM   
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The whole 'wake up in hospital' thing I've seen too many times..



Im presuming 28 Days Later is the major one here? There was little time between the film and Kirkmans book making their debut so one may have influenced the other or they both took an easy route to a plot device.

I always like the Dawn remakes opening with the speed everyhting went tits up.


the dawn remake has one of the most tense opening scenes I have ever seen in the cinema.

And as for the tank thing - I thought he didnt notice the hatch until he put his head back to shoot himself. Thats when he noticed it and got in. A bit quick but added to the frenzy in my opinion.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 9:56:52 AM   
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Absolutely loved it, yeah the hatch in the tank was badly edited but overall a promising start to the series. Absolutely loved it when he turned the corner on the horse to find tons of zombies. Also looking forward to the love triangle when he finds his wife is now with his best mate.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 10:04:09 AM   
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I quite liked the bit under the tank, very tense, thinking how the hell is he going to get out of this one?! He was crawling on all fours and didn't notice the hatch obviously until he turned over to shoot himself. It was done very quickly but I think it was meant to be kind of funny how easy it was when he was just about to give up.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 10:24:39 AM   
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I agree with that but I think the edit was maybe just a bit fast and seemed to miss a connecting bit?



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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 11:08:53 AM   
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Day of the Triffids really - it's what 28 Days Later appropriated and I'd assume this. I wish they'd been a bit more imaginative on how they chose to miss the event rather than another repeat as well.


Yeah, exactly. There's been numerous remakes etc too that all used the same opening if I remember.

When I was a 10 year old, and I first watched the excellent triffids film from waaaaaay back (was it the 50's?), I remember absolutely loving the opening set piece in the hospital. 28 Days Later ripping it off, I could cope with as it was a big gap between them and it was nice to see a modern take on it, and the deserted London. For it to do it again here just made it all feel very 'samey' and not fresh or exciting.

This is a small gripe overall though, as I'm aware the pilot was just an introduction to the characters, and its going to be a character piece.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 11:42:28 AM   
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One day we will all get over the edit under the tank.

It was ace. I felt sorry for a zombie for the first time too. When he goes back to find the one with no legs. She looked in so much pain and torment. Had to put her out of her misery. Good lad.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 11:46:47 AM   
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I didnt think it was a bad edit, I just thought he only saw the hatch when he looked up after putting the gun to his head. He's hardly going to say "Oh look, a hole. I can go through that and escape these darn pesky zombies"...

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 12:03:35 PM   
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It doesn't particularly bother me overly (not as much as the timing of the event itself eg which niggled - flowers fading, but IV line still in? And in that short time the world went to hell, people travelled to Atlanta and 'new' relationships started - but the clumsiness of that didn't impact on my enjoyment, mainly because the hospital scenes were so well-filmed so it wasn't till after you thought about it) but I thought it was a bit clunkier than that - but only because I was looking at it more closely when I watched the FX showing. gun moving up then in the tank - there just seemed a moment missing in between, for me.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 12:08:27 PM   
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Do we know how long he was actually in the hospital? The world went to shit very quickly.

Agreed on the edit Felix. Didn't even notice it until people on here were moaning about it

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 1:29:29 PM   
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I watched this on Friday. I was very drunk but I think I liked it. I'll need to watch it again as some of the details are a bit sketchy.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 1:40:11 PM   
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Do we know how long he was actually in the hospital? The world went to shit very quickly.



Yeah, it would have been nice if at some point Egg actually asked when all this had happened, and questioned why a gunshot to the chest had left him comatose, and seemingly unaware of the zombie apocalypse around him.
(And who knows, maybe he did, but i need to see him ask, dammit - do the makers think i'm going to think for myself or something!!!?)

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 2:08:46 PM   
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It doesn't particularly bother me overly (not as much as the timing of the event itself eg which niggled - flowers fading, but IV line still in? And in that short time the world went to hell, people travelled to Atlanta and 'new' relationships started - but the clumsiness of that didn't impact on my enjoyment, mainly because the hospital scenes were so well-filmed so it wasn't till after you thought about it) but I thought it was a bit clunkier than that - but only because I was looking at it more closely when I watched the FX showing. gun moving up then in the tank - there just seemed a moment missing in between, for me.


He could have been in hospital for months before the final few days things went tits up.

as for the relationship, it is quite conceivable that if he had been in hospital for months, that his partner and wife became close at the hospital. In other words, they havent started a relationship since the zombie outbreak but well before.

I am sure this will all come out eventually.

One final thing, was the word 'zombie' ever used?

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 2:14:05 PM   
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I get what people are saying regarding the escape under the tank. It looked a little odd but Im sure there was no editing involved just Rick thinking he had to kill himself and then looking up above him and getting the fuck outta there.

The zombie inside was a nice bit too. You see it as he crawls inside and think 'oooh the zombies going to go for him'. It doesnt move so you think its dead then as he grabs the gun

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 3:57:15 PM   
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Its all very well for Rick to get in the tank, but what about the poor old horse.

It was having a great time in that field, then it gets bought to the city and well................


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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 8/11/2010 4:40:18 PM   
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I don't think they used the word - it tends to seem odd that characters in these things often don't use words that are in common cultural currency. I thought the horse was interesting though  - don't animals normally get ignored in zombieworlds?

Timing - I think the flowers and presumably Shane's visit put a question mark on it being particularly long - if the world's going to pot do you turn up with flowers for a visit?

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 9/11/2010 3:25:23 PM   
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I watched this last night and really enjoyed it.  Was a bit unsure of the make up in some scenes, sometimes it was great, other times times not so.  I loved the use of the horse in the city scene.

A couple of things I noticed in the hospital scene.  Firstly he'd grown a beard (and a very neat one at that) but had a clean shaved neck and secondly if he'd been unconscious/asleep for that length of time I wondered where his catheter was.  Still........

As a lover of all things zombie-like, I really enjoyed it.  Definately something that I'll keep watching.






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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 9/11/2010 3:35:34 PM   
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Timing - I think the flowers and presumably Shane's visit put a question mark on it being particularly long - if the world's going to pot do you turn up with flowers for a visit?


I may be wrong, but I seem to recall one character mentioning month or months since the outbreak began?

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 9/11/2010 4:46:03 PM   
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I finally got to see a repeat last night.  Donít really know what to make of it to be honest.  If I had the dvd Iím sure Iíd happily watch away at it but at the mo Iím unsure if Iíll be hooked enough to keep coming back week after week.  The ending was terrific but before that there wasnít really much to justify (so far) such an ambitious production.   

The biggest loss was the aftermath setting.  The domino effect of world collapse is still the best thing about the Zombie genre and although peeps who have read the comic might be able to advise if they revisit the Event later on I still think this misses its biggest trick.  The Walking Dead premiere didnít seem to have a palpable atmosphere of its own.  The Dawn of the Dead remake made it feel like your safety could only be guaranteed within the empty two cubic metres you could see around you.  You could do a hilltop Julie Andrews here and get off scott free.  Iím also really circumspect about the Pearl Harbour sub-plot with his wife and best friend. 

It wasnít well written in the way weíre used to seeing just about every other big American production be well written.  You might rightly ask yourself what is left to talk about when the world has ended but the rendering of Grimes and police colleagues was an effortless vacuum before disaster hit. "Maybe we'll get on one of those TV shows". 

The only thing of originality I thought this bore were the moments of pity elicited for the mobile dead Ė the wife and mother being a less subtle example of this but worked well interspersed with Grimeís mercy killing of the torso on the hill (the showís best moment I thought).  I hope thereís more suction in the next episode to keep me watching more, but at the minute Iím a tad frosty.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 9/11/2010 4:57:53 PM   
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In regards to this whole how long issue i'd like to point out that in Night of the living dead it only took about a day for the shit to hit the fan.
Dawn as far as I can tell is just the day after night and it's all gone to hell by then.

And in Zombi 2 or Zombie flesh eaters (depending on how you feel) It definatly only took a week for the Zombie invasion to really hit new york.
just pointing out that the template for zombies says that it dosn't take long for shit to fly.

As for the relationship thing, for all we know they could have been having an affair on the side, or it may be a heat of the moment thing.I know I'd try


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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 10/11/2010 12:12:02 AM   
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Do we know how long he was actually in the hospital? The world went to shit very quickly.



Yeah, it would have been nice if at some point Egg actually asked when all this had happened, and questioned why a gunshot to the chest had left him comatose, and seemingly unaware of the zombie apocalypse around him.
(And who knows, maybe he did, but i need to see him ask, dammit - do the makers think i'm going to think for myself or something!!!?)


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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 10/11/2010 3:40:39 PM   
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I'm not sure how SFW this is:



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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 10/11/2010 5:31:08 PM   
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Regarding the length of time he's been in the coma (I'll inviso for any spoiler haters, although it's hardly a spoiler):

In volume 2 of the comic, Lori and Shane are discussing leaving Rick behind. One of them mentions it being three weeks since he was shot. This is before they hook up with the other survivors. I think they are with this group for a while before Rick shows up, so I would put the final length of time he's in the coma somewhere between 5 and 6 weeks...

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 10/11/2010 7:45:57 PM   
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First episode made me cry. Quite a feat, I'd say.

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 11/11/2010 12:01:21 AM   
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I enjoyed it quite a bit. A suitably non-related and quite gruesome opening to let me know this is going to be quite serious show. Wasnt too fussed really with his partner and I had a slight idea about his wife and friend thing. Really liked the horse in the city bit, especially after he turns the corner to face zombie hordes (i wonder what they were all doing?) and then he tries to get away full sprint on the horse.

Looking forward to the next episode, though can someone tell me when it is on tv, i missed the showing and I got it from someplace else.....

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 11/11/2010 8:50:38 AM   
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(i wonder what they were all doing?)


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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 12/11/2010 9:22:04 AM   
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As for the relationship thing, for all we know they could have been having an affair on the side, or it may be a heat of the moment thing.I know I'd try


The scenes prior to the gunfight where Rick is shot doesn't he discuss with his mate that he is having marital issues, maybe an affair was already underway? I've not read the books/comics and I've no previous experience of this story so apologies if my comment may seem daft.

I loved the pilot and the slow burn start and tees it up nicely for the next ep.



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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 13/11/2010 4:57:52 PM   
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Episode two was also very good. Raccheted up the tension nicely, not sure about the central set piece, covering themselves in Zombie grue but leaving that Redneck on the roof was fantastic. Andrew Lincoln is really impressing me, its easy for that thype of character to be a total Archetype or Basil Exposition but so far he has made the character human.

I thought the sex scene was a little oddly out of place. Espeically when Shane, er, well, flipped her over...was he trying to make a fucking porno?

Loving it so far

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 14/11/2010 11:56:07 PM   
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Episode two was also very good. Raccheted up the tension nicely, not sure about the central set piece, covering themselves in Zombie grue but leaving that Redneck on the roof was fantastic. Andrew Lincoln is really impressing me, its easy for that thype of character to be a total Archetype or Basil Exposition but so far he has made the character human.

I thought the sex scene was a little oddly out of place. Espeically when Shane, er, well, flipped her over...was he trying to make a fucking porno?

Loving it so far


Didnt like that bit at all really, it screamed of Shaun of the Dead and the fact it was so drawn out made it worse. And the fact that it worked!!

Didnt really mind the second bit though...

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RE: The Walking Dead UK FX - 16/11/2010 8:43:09 AM   
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I had a problem with episode 2. Instead of getting into it I kept thinking 'thats not in the comics'! Still enjoyed it though and nice to see Henry outjaw Bruce Cambell

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