Not sure if many of you that have been watching the show know this yet, but it has been renewed for a 2nd season already just after 2 episodes.
Nice. Doesn't surprise me though. Since it's based on the comic and the comic itself was practically made to be a TV series whoever green lights shows for another season could easily predict how much material it has too keep it going and whether or not the pace of the story drops or anything like that.
Good thing for me is I know it doesn't There's definitely some crazy stuff that happens and I can't wait to see if it makes it into the show.
Well. I can tell you from what I've read of the comics that just from the first 3 issues.. there's atleast 5 dramatic "plot points" and one of them is kinda creepy.
There's definitely enough material in the comics to keep this series going strong for a long time.
I have to say they did a really great job of following the comic, and taking in new ideas in the story without ruining the original feeling.
The only thing that annoys me is the fact that the zombies seems to function abit too well, for example the girl in the beginning picking upp the teddy bear, Morgans wife remembering the house and the fact that a few of them picked upp stones to break a window.
I am really looking forward to see more of this show, and how they will create things from the comic in to awesome episodes.
Not to go all Zombie psychology on the thread.. BUT since I'm here.. If zombies were real.. I'd say that the "fresher" zombies probably would still have some brain power and muscle strength so it's still (to me) believable if a new zombie can run, open doors, etc.
Well when you get right down to it, the whole thing about Zombies is that their brain is scrambled.
So you could look at them as dead people with a scrambled brain. That means they could still pick up things, even have flashes of what they used to be maybe.
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Too many assumptions with that in my opinion
Many good points are made about temperatures but I think if some kind of Zombie outbreak were too occur it'd be by way of (like in the walking dead series) a man made weapon. You infect people with a zombie disease and they'll spread it fast by themselves looking for a cure.
I always assume it's not just something spread via bite but more of an all around lives on the outside, inside, Your-better-Off-Just-Not-Touching-Them kinda deal. ALSO commonly overlooked.. if you shoot a zombie close it splatters.. and gets on you and possibly in you.
Can you tell I love zombie stuff? I do.
I was reading the Walking Dead wikia when I stumbled on this fact which was given by Kirkman. He stated that the Zombies outnumber the living by 5000 to 1 which means in the 50 states there is only 88000 survivors left and only 1,320,000 worldwide(if you go by the US population sitting at 440 million and the world at 6.6 billion) within one month's time or just .0002% left. This pretty much means humanity would be classified as extinct or at the least extinct in the wild by IUCN's Red List which considers Critically Endangered species as losing 80% of the population over 3 generations.
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I saw the 1st episode and i can say i really enjoyed it, can't wait for the 2nd episode.
Now as we're talking about zombie apocalypses. The surviving humans won't have to worry about starvation as there would be enough food in the whole supply chain, in trucks, warehouses etc to last a few decades. Obviously a lot of it would go off, fruit vegetables for instance but the canned foods would remain edible.
Say there is a zombie apocalypse (a virus type) nobody knows for how long the zombie will continue to function. I presume it will only be for a few years at most as the muscles, cells will decay rendering the zombie in essence a husk unable to move or feed. At this point they would be very easy for any surviving humans to finish off.
Humans after a few weeks/months will have began to make fairly substantial defensive positions and forts in where they could withstand the zombies for a considerable amount of time. Think an oil rig would be a good place, food and water to keep 1000 people fed for 2 weeks, will last 1-3 humans for a very long time.
Simply put following the initial panic say in the following 6-12 months humans would adapt and become accustomed to zombies in the sense they no longer pose a very serious threat unless en mass, and eventually killing zombies may become more of a sport or pastime than actual survival.
Overall we've never experienced a zombie situation so we can never know what will truly happen, who knows government action might be swift and effective (Ie Shaun of the Dead) in which the zombies are contained and eliminated threat over or not so effective, say land of the dead. But alas until it actually happens we'll never know.
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Can understand what you mean about the oil rigs, but while a prison would be good from a defensive standpoint theres a high chance the infections gotten in meaning it would be infested with 100's of zombies in which case you wouldn't dare go inside.
Saw the first episode and was very pleased. As a long time WD fan I appreciated some of the extra things that were added. Now, the second episode is where things really started to sort of depart form the comic. There were a lot of extra survivors who to be frank, I thought were just going to be red shirts. Over all though the second show kept the vibe of the comic with certain scenes that while different, kept the vibe the same.
Can't wait for the episode that airs tonight!
Love it very much. =) I've been a fan of the comics for a long time so this made the show all the more special for me.
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Just finished watching the second episode, I heard about the series from a wow podcast I've been following and decided to check it out, looks very promising, I love post-apocalyptic scenarios, especially zombie apocalyptic :3