So a couple of years ago my girlfriend, unsure what to get me for my birthday, stumbles upon this comic. Knowing that I have an unhealthy obsession
with Zombies she decides to buy me this book 'The Walking Dead' and since then I have been hooked. I just can't get enough of the consistently grim,
yet hopeful adventures of Rick Grimes and his family.
Better than any zombie movie I've ever seen (sorry Romero) this story was so epic, and it had that ingredient missing from every zombie movie I've
ever known and loved, that being it never ends...
So a few pointless years pass and until I get a text from my brother "they are doing a Walking Dead TV series and it sounds awesome." So I get onto
IMDB to confirm and to my delight it was not a cruel wind up!
Now the time is nearly upon us to revel in the majesty that is The Walking Dead series in a full moving image art form. On the 31st of October the
pilot will be broadcast in America to the joy of millions of comic and general zombie fans alike (I agree the two are usually part and parcel).
However for us poor UK citizens once again we will have to wait until some shrewd TV exec picks up the series and broadcasts it on to our television
screens. For those of you with Sky you will be able to check it out on FX next week.
Unfortunately for me I have no Sky and most importantly no FX channel. So what do I do? Get it up on SurfTheChannel and using a video cable from my
laptop transfer it over to the flat screen? It may be my only option unless you know of an alternative.
Anyway if you haven't heard check it out and I highly recommended reading the comics, particularly if you can get your hands on the hardback issues,
there are five out now to my knowledge. Perhaps the TV series will never compare to my own imagination, but I am looking forward to finding out. Props
to the Walker Brothers too, great choice for the trailer!
This has to be on my list of most anticipated television shows of all time. I'm a huge fan of the graphic novels. It looks like they're being
pretty faithful to the source material too. They even have 'Bicycle Zombie' from volume one.
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i cannot wait my love for zombies will satiated once more ive robert kirkman and love the series and even his marvel zmbies saga you guys should check
a new anime called high school of the dead its a pretty good one great post this series will need fan support to succeed
I'm hoping they stay faithful but I suppose they've got to take a bit of poetic license here and there. The only thing I could see changing is the
dialogue just make it flow a bit better for TV. Although saying that, I haven't seen any mention of Tyrese yet and he was one of my favourites!
Unless he has become that T-Dog guy... I'm not sure if I'll enjoy that, but still I have high hopes.
Does anyone else feel really sorry for Rick? Puts his neck on the line for everybody and the thanks he gets, people think he's crazy!
Thanks for posting the video Mactire it was awesome! That girl must be commended for her patience I don't know how they do it. The makeup artists are
outstanding too. Glad they didn't go for the all out CGI. I'm an old school make up and animatronics man myself!
Very excited, cant wait to see how this goes. Over the last few years we really havent had any thing good in terms of zombie films. A couple romero
films where OK but nothing on a big scale/budget since 28 weeks later. I think this should be welcomed. Is the first episode a 2 hour premier?
I know, right? I just watched Day of the Dead the other day...to get into the Halloween mood. Will go see Paranormal 2 tonight I think (maybe even a
double feature with Saw 3D, if the wife isn't too sleepy that late)...
Sounds like a good night. Watching Full Metal Jacket right now, love a bit of Kubrick.
I've got Dawn of the Dead, the Exorcist, and for a bit of comic relief the Frighteners. That's Halloween night sorted. Just gotta make the
Blupblup I'm in the same boat if you find anywhere with a decent online version post it up, an I'll do the same. Just saw a clip for it in the new
Sky TV advert, literally like 2 seconds but man it looks good!
Just watched the first episode! Fantastic is all I can say, great acting close enough to the story for my nerdier side, and really atmospheric.
Surprisingly too, I felt an emotional connection to the characters, a real testament to the caliber of acting. Needless to say I am very happy with
Props again to my man blupblup me an the missus are indebted to you sir!
If you haven't watched it yet stick it on and see what you think! Cheers for all the replies folks, and have a happy Halloween!
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