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Offline Scockery

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2015, 08:42 PM »
The one thing we haven't seen is how it started.  It wasn't covered in the show or the comic.  I dunno...I appreciate FTWD for what they are doing.

You won't see how it really started, only how it grew/spread and things fell apart...they've said no cause will be shown.  They also said not to expect big military operations ala World War Z.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #31 on: August 31, 2015, 09:30 AM »
And I'm ok with that.  We're seeing the collapse from the eyes of the characters....last night's episode was pretty damn good.  The zombie outbreak is spreading faster than they can comprehend.
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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2015, 10:05 AM »
Did anyone read about the Cornell study earlier in the year that models a fictional zombie outbreak?  They have a cool mapping tool called Zombie Town USA that allows you to drop a zombie anywhere in the U.S. then map out the infection.  Obviously fictional, but they're trying to map out how diseases spread.  In most zombie films the outbreak happens all over at once, but they are taking a patient zero approach where zombies bites cause the infection.  I dropped a single zombie in Chicago and it took about a month to cover half the U.S. The East Coast falls relatively quick once the zombies finally get out there.  The model clearly doesn't account for infected driving or flying to different areas before they turn, but it was kind of fun to play with.
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #33 on: August 31, 2015, 10:09 AM »
Better, for sure. That fat nerd is like the uber-mensch of the apocalypse. Or zombie-whisperer. or whatever. He's smarter than every other character put together right now. (Why did he leave his food behind at the school though?)

I kept wondering why didn't the chick's boyfriend tell anyone how he got bitten?

It is always infuriating when characters on TV shows fail to share pertinent information with each other that would be blurted out instantly in real life. English Teacher Guy doesn't feel like mentioning to anyone that the dead are coming back to life now? Even when his ex-wife asks him point blank what he knows? "Ive seen what it can do, and what it can't..." very cryptic and dramatic and all that but how about just sharing some details? Oy vey!
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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #34 on: August 31, 2015, 11:01 AM »
What Cinema Sins on youtube calls "playing the pronoun game"...

Yeah, left the food. I guess the principal freaked them out.

By the end Mom's already, "screw this, saving my own...no one else."  >:D

Guess this won't be like The Strain where people become aware of vampires but try to about their daily lives anyway. (And are often dumb enough to be out at night).

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2015, 12:18 PM »
It is always infuriating when characters on TV shows fail to share pertinent information with each other that would be blurted out instantly in real life. English Teacher Guy doesn't feel like mentioning to anyone that the dead are coming back to life now? Even when his ex-wife asks him point blank what he knows? "Ive seen what it can do, and what it can't..." very cryptic and dramatic and all that but how about just sharing some details? Oy vey!

Same when no one could explain to the sister why she couldn't go sit next to her sick boyfriend... for ****'s sake, a simple "people are turning into zombies" would have sufficed.  Is this some alternate universe where the word zombie doesn't exist?

Also the protests struck me as stupid - the police brutality thing is a big issue in our real world today, but there would be 24 hour, wall to wall media coverage of people turning into monsters and not dying until they get a bullet in the brain pretty quickly, which would be the end of the protests.


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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2015, 01:55 PM »
Agreed, much better episode this week. Couldn't help but laugh that in true horror fashion, the black people died first.

I kinda liked the protest angle... explains why the outbreak spreads so fast (besides nobody telling anybody anything), because the Tumbler/Social Justice Warrior crowd gets in the way of cops doing their jobs. I laughed at the people running off the bus too... hey the cops just killed a dude, let's go poke the corpse with a stick!

The food thing at the school was weird too. Like, why wouldn't you take it after all of that? I did like how hard it was to kill Principal Obama, since he's a "fresh" zombie. That pocket knife to the head would have shattered a skull on TWD.  :)

I also like the decision by the wardrobe department to stuff the "teenage" daughter into yoga pants. Slightly disappointed we didn't get any zombies eating kids in the neighbor's moonbounce though.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2015, 09:16 PM »
Same when no one could explain to the sister why she couldn't go sit next to her sick boyfriend... for ****'s sake, a simple "people are turning into zombies" would have sufficed.  Is this some alternate universe where the word zombie doesn't exist?

Yes, this has been said by the creators of TWD. There's no pop culture undead in this world. Or Haitian zombies, either.

I find that in stark contrast to most vampire stories in media, where vampires at least exist in legend. Same with werewolves. Maybe because zombies are a newer thing or because their mysterious nature is more essential to the drama.

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Also the protests struck me as stupid - the police brutality thing is a big issue in our real world today, but there would be 24 hour, wall to wall media coverage of people turning into monsters and not dying until they get a bullet in the brain pretty quickly, which would be the end of the protests.

Maybe the media reports are inconsistent? We assume all the recently dead everywhere are coming back, maybe that's not the case yet. Yeah, you'd think if dead people were seen roaming around, as undead don't hide, it would be all over the news even has hard as it would be to accept. No way authorities could prevent that for long, if really at all.

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #38 on: August 31, 2015, 11:02 PM »
It is always infuriating when characters on TV shows fail to share pertinent information with each other that would be blurted out instantly in real life. English Teacher Guy doesn't feel like mentioning to anyone that the dead are coming back to life now? Even when his ex-wife asks him point blank what he knows? "Ive seen what it can do, and what it can't..." very cryptic and dramatic and all that but how about just sharing some details? Oy vey!

Same when no one could explain to the sister why she couldn't go sit next to her sick boyfriend... for ****'s sake, a simple "people are turning into zombies" would have sufficed.  Is this some alternate universe where the word zombie doesn't exist?

Also the protests struck me as stupid - the police brutality thing is a big issue in our real world today, but there would be 24 hour, wall to wall media coverage of people turning into monsters and not dying until they get a bullet in the brain pretty quickly, which would be the end of the protests.

I think the Government is trying to suppress any information to keep people from panicking.  There are some in the know (the cops loading their car with water) and when the protest started to turn into a riot, the Riot Cops were actually trying to keep everyone in that area because they were trying to contain the zombies.
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