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post #451 of 6222 Old 11-26-2010, 08:49 PM
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One fact that everything from power brownouts to Katrina here in our relatively civilized country demonstrates is that the veneer of civilization is frighteningly thin.
Forget Katrina. It takes nothing more than a Black Friday sale for some yahoos in America to suit up and wander in to Walmart carrying 'pepper grenades', or to stab, trample, or shoot their fellow shoppers. What the hell is wrong with people? It's 30% off a crappy TV, not the zombie appocolypse.
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Forget Katrina. It takes nothing more than a Black Friday sale for some yahoos in America to suit up and wander in to Walmart carrying 'pepper grenades', or to stab, trample, or shoot their fellow shoppers. What the hell is wrong with people? It's 30% off a crappy TV, not the zombie appocolypse.
Yep... that's why talk of stereotyping on this show make me laugh (and cry on the inside)... Because for as silly as some of it seems, the sad reality is that real people in real life would be worse than the stereotypes portrayed.

I intentionally waited today and didn't try to fight the mobs... I figure if I was starving I might consider fighting over food... but fight for groceries while I'm overweight? or fight for a cheap movie on Black Friday? No way... I may not have better things to do, but I've not yet lost my mind!

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I enjoy watching the Walking Dead...is it the best written show (no. not even close), however, I give the writers credit for thinking "outside the box" from the typical Zombie genre (i.e. cherry picking from the graphic novel). I think it has only been four (4) episodes, but I am hooked. As others has stated this is mostly a series about human nature with our flaws and strengths on full display. IMHO. some folks may never change their attitudes.....no matter what the environment is after a disaster.

Now, has anyone considered a few observations....who was flying the helicopter, why do the vehicles leaving Atlanta looked "scorched", did the "fish fry" stir up the Zombies (they seem to have all five senses) and where in the heck is Chuck Norris when need him?

On a serious note....as a recent military retiree, I spent significant time overseas and based my experiences with other cultures and their governments, we are truly blessed as Americans.

However, I strongly recommend you exercise your right to own firearms (frankly one gun is not enough for a family). Teach your self, your spouse (and mature family members) how to be a responsible gun owner, take self defense classes, learn how to live without power, water, food, etc. bottom-line, have a well though out plan(s).

Trust me, things can turn on a dime for the worst and when the the media, government or a close relative tells you "Do not worry, things will be alright"...always hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.

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So now we are ripping off the hatch episode from Lost?
Good ep overall except for all the CDC crap.
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Lost is the most recent to use it and since this whole CDC plot is nowhere in the comic it's my opinion that its been ripped from lost.
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Wildfire is nice reference to The Andromeda Strain.
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Wildfire is nice reference to The Andromeda Strain.

Yeah ... that was my first thought ... Lost didn't cross the brain-pan once.

PS: Actually, the computer console "war room" reminded me of a place I used to work "back in the day."
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It's a series based on the comic book. It's not a direct translation.

In any case, it was another good episode. Until the last 2 minutes. They didn't plan what they'd do ahead of time if the CDC was a no-go? Only then do they calculate how much gas they have left? That all seemed pretty stupid to me but considering it was just for a few minutes I can ignore it.

Also interesting that McCreary threw some John Murphy in there. I love that song, so I didn't mind...just unexpected.
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Bickering and condescending comments removed. Let's not get personal.

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Yeah ... that was my first thought ... Lost didn't cross the brain-pan once.

PS: Actually, the computer console "war room" reminded me of a place I used to work "back in the day."

Reminded me of the war room, and luckily for the sake of the reference, it looks like there will indeed be fighting in the war room in the next episode.
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Great show, it had a weird shift in tone at the CDC with the "lone survivor".
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Great show, it had a weird shift in tone at the CDC with the "lone survivor".

I thought the "lone survivor" would not have any control options for the CDC building. Like.. his lab was totally sealed off from making "building security options". His boss (persumed dead) would have been the only person able to open the CDC building up.

I guess I was wrong, he does have control over the building.
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It's a series based on the comic book. It's not a direct translation.

As soon as I saw the CDC video, I thought instantly about how this was a big time departure from the original comic book/graphic novel, but I for one welcome it. The producers have been saying all along that this series will have a lot for both fans new to the material and faithful readers of the long running series to enjoy. I always took that to mean that there will departures from the source material that will also provide new surprises for those of us sitting around "expecting" certain events to happen.

Considering we only have one more episode left for season one, hopefully it wraps up nicely. It's already bad enough to have to wait a year for season two, having to wait on a cliffhanger would be torture.
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Wildfire is nice reference to The Andromeda Strain.

Thanks for that. I knew I had heard it before but not from where.

Good episode but for the end. I guess I can understand no scouts but to go to the CDC and not have way out?

Seems suicidal to me
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Fifth episode of "The Walking Dead" scores the best ratings to date (beating even the premiere episode): http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...-episode/73586.
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Thanks for that. I knew I had heard it before but not from where.

Good episode but for the end. I guess I can understand no scouts but to go to the CDC and not have way out?

Seems suicidal to me

Everything Rick does is suicidal.

1) Venturing into the city on horseback.

2) Firing his magnum inside the tank.

3) Dousing himself in corpse/blood to wade through the swarming horde.

4) Returning to the city to save Merle mere hours after his previous debacle.

5) Returning to the nursing home ready to take Glenn by force despite being outnumbered at least 10:1.

6) Choosing to pack up camp, apparently at mid-day, with only enough fuel to make a one-way trip into the city, with unarmed wives and children in tow--the same city that has twice now almost gotten him killed.

Suicidal is par for the course.
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Also interesting that McCreary threw some John Murphy in there. I love that song, so I didn't mind...just unexpected.

Was glad to hear it as well, although the usage was a little strange. Definitely a song that deserves better use than a driving song. Would have even been better playing quietly at the end of the episode.

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6) Choosing to pack up camp, apparently at mid-day, with only enough fuel to make a one-way trip into the city, with unarmed wives and children in tow--the same city that has twice now almost gotten him killed.

From how I understood the gas situation was that they had gas to get back out of the city if need be, just not to go the 100 miles to Ft. Benning which was the backup plan.

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Fifth episode of "The Walking Dead" scores the best ratings to date (beating even the premiere episode): http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...-episode/73586.

Sweet.
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Lost is the most recent to use it and since this whole CDC plot is nowhere in the comic it's my opinion that its been ripped from lost.
Really? So the fact they showed a lone scientist in suitable protective gear working in a known high-tech government lab that studies deadly diseases is a rip-off from Lost?

The similar setup in The Andromeda Strain never crossed your mind? Or Outbreak? Or another source which had a lone scientist who thought he was the last man on Earth studying zombies to find a cure in his lab didn't either?

If the CDC scenario should remind you of anything it's I Am Legend because it's almost the exact same scenario told from the other side of the door.

The only thing it has in common with Desmond is a guy in a secure facility with a bright light as the door opens and music playing while he worked. Outside of that it's a zombie movie staple going back decades.

Maybe they'll capture a walker and teach it how to use a Walkman ...


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I never even considered Lost when I saw it last night. The show Lost was the furthest thing from my mind with the lone scientist.

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Introducing the latest Sony innovation...

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LOST did cross my mind after the episode, but for another reason. The producers/ writers from TWD seemed to have learned a lesson from LOST in that people do want answers to certain questions....who, what & why. TWD wanted to differentiate from the comic series (where those questions have yet to be answered) and also realizing that a television audience is going to be curious about how it happened....so they basically (for lack of a better term) kill 2 birds w/ one stone.
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Terrific show, I'm really loving this.

I really don't understand the scarcity of gas though. There are cars everywhere, no one's driving, isn't there gas in every one? Just siphon it...

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Maybe they'll capture a walker and teach it how to use a Walkman ...

If someone were to start playing thriller would the zombies start dancing?

You can never judge a show by its pilot episode or the half season following it.
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If someone were to start playing thriller would the zombies start dancing?

If nobody makes a Michael Jackson joke in a future episode it will be a wasted opportunity.


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Oh man, what an excellent episode. Awesome acting and scene at the beginning with the girl and her waiting for her to come back to talk to her. Loved the CDC stuff, one of the best episodes of the series so far. Loving this show!!!!!!!!!!

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Regarding the previous episode, am I the only one who thought it was going to turn out that Merle brought up a van load of zombies to attack the camp for revenge?
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I for one do not trust Rick's partner. And when he pointed his 12 guage at Rick, that confirmed my suspisions about him. I suspect future confrontation with this dude.
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