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Boy, the guy who was walking down that beach has a really, really freaky long big toe on his right foot....
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Boy, the guy who was walking down that beach has a really, really freaky long big toe on his right foot....

Because California zombies are pack hunters, they use coordinated attack patterns and they are out in force today. They slash at you with this - an eighteen inch retractable rotting big toe. They don't bother to bite you like a Georgia Walker, oh no. They slash at you here, (pointing at chest) or here. Or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is... you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know...try to show a little respect.

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I hope with the change of locations that in FTWD the action will move out of the woods.
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Because California zombies are pack hunters, they use coordinated attack patterns and they are out in force today. They slash at you with this - an eighteen inch retractable rotting big toe. They don't bother to bite you like a Georgia Walker, oh no. They slash at you here, (pointing at chest) or here. Or maybe across the belly, spilling your intestines. The point is... you are alive when they start to eat you. So you know...try to show a little respect.

Just like the lions in Zoo. Coincidence? I think not.

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new trailer...I was skeptical about this spinoff/prequel when it was first announced but I'm really liking what I see...the new setting is great and the show has a different vibe to it...doesn't feel like a rehash of Walking Dead set in LA...AMC also announced that the show will premiere on August 23rd...


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new trailer...I was skeptical about this spinoff/prequel when it was first announced but I'm really liking what I see...the new setting is great and the show has a different vibe to it...doesn't feel like a rehash of Walking Dead set in LA...AMC also announced that the show will premiere on August 23rd...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxew5SguVw
Wow. You're right. Looks like they put a lot of effort into it which is a pleasant surprise for me.
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It's saying "private video".
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It's saying "private video".
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new trailer...I was skeptical about this spinoff/prequel when it was first announced but I'm really liking what I see...the new setting is great and the show has a different vibe to it...doesn't feel like a rehash of Walking Dead set in LA...AMC also announced that the show will premiere on August 23rd...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDxew5SguVw


August 23rd?!?! I was hoping it would be sooner. But I am still looking forward to it.

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August 23rd?!?! I was hoping it would be sooner. But I am still looking forward to it.

I was expecting a late August premiere because it seems AMC wanted the show to lead directly into the new season of Walking Dead (October 11th)...I wonder if future seasons will lead directly into it or if there will be a gap between shows...I would think AMC would want to spread out the shows and not air them back-to-back, especially if FTWD turns into the ratings gold of its mothership
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I really like the whole thing about before the virus even started and the initial outbreak, that is going to be a blast to watch. Not sure how long they will keep that going but I can't wait to see how this plays out.

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I really like the whole thing about before the virus even started and the initial outbreak, that is going to be a blast to watch. Not sure how long they will keep that going but I can't wait to see how this plays out.
Looks really good! I suspect it might fallow a similar pattern to Star Trek, when series overlap. Walking Dead will run 2-3 more years and end, and LA keep going.
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As a fan of Kim Dickens I am Looking forward to it.
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Fear the Walking Dead was scheduled to start on AMC on 7/23. So far as I can tell, though, it didn't run that night and is not on the AMC schedule for the foreseeable future. Does anybody know what is going on?
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Fear the Walking Dead was scheduled to start on AMC on 7/23. So far as I can tell, though, it didn't run that night and is not on the AMC schedule for the foreseeable future. Does anybody know what is going on?

I thought it was 8/23 not 7/23.


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I thought it was 8/23 not 7/23.
It is 8/23. I misread it. Sorry about that. Didn't think I was dyslexic but there it was.

For reasons that continue to puzzle me, I have loved The Walking Dead so I am more than willing to give this spinoff series a chance. Hope my faith is rewarded.
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It is 8/23. I misread it. Sorry about that. Didn't think I was dyslexic but there it was.
Ha! Oh, good. I searched for it through Comcast's DVR manager after reading your post, and it was unable to find any listings. That would be expected for a start that far out, as they never seem to have much depth to their guide data.

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In the meantime AMC is doing a season binge each Sunday. Last week was season 1, this coming Sunday is season 2 of TWD
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Well since they've said they're going to keep the TWD going as long as they can, thus have no interest in "solving" the disease, they can't very well have this spinoff undermine the cash cow by figuring out what it is can they?

Or maybe they show the cause of the disease on FTWD but it's impossible or very difficult to reverse or prevent. Then the TWD crew could continue running around like chickens with their heads cut off, not really knowing what's going on.

Not likely.

I guess I'll see what else premiers around that time. Or maybe see if there are other shows I've missed that I can binge watch before the fall premiers.
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I don't think this series will have anything more to say than TWD did as to the actual origin of the virus. Instead, it will focus on the rapid deterioration of society after the initial outbreak.

To me, that sounds a lot more interesting than Rick & Co. meandering around the countryside meeting other groups of humans that either disappoint them or want to kill them, all the while dispatching loads of Walkers. Been there, done that. Over and over.
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It's just going to stay in the early days longer than the original series did... The original series literally skipped all that... going from Rick getting shot and going into a coma to waking up after the outbreak... this show will start during that time when Rick was asleep... but it isn't going to explain anything.

Kirkman has been VERY clear on this multiple times. This isn't the story of people trying to cure something... it's the story of people learning to adapt to the new, broken world.
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Adapting has been done to death.

Is being done to death.

What is the spinoff bringing to the table that's different or new other than timeline and place?
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New people and a new place....
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It brings no more Rick. I'm so sick of Rick.
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New people and a new place....
Wow, that's hardly worth the effort.

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Adapting has been done to death.

Is being done to death.

What is the spinoff bringing to the table that's different or new other than timeline and place?

It's great that there is so much else to watch. If you don't like the premise then no need to even try. Check back after it starts to see how people are liking it and what it "offers". Not sure if you're looking for people to convince you to watch, but I know I for one look forward to seeing the "missing" time when Rick was in a coma.


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I don't understand this expectation that anyone wants "answers" from either show. What answers do you need? This isn't a mystery story. What caused the zombie virus is irrelevant. It just happened. The apocalypse came. Now you have to deal with it.
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There's no progression in the story. They keep going from one area to another, encountering other humans whom they have to fight (and eventually massacre). And all the main characters go through "adapting" to this new world, learning to harden themselves against the brutality, rediscovering their will to live, to continue on, in the face of this bleakness.

Then they kill off some regulars and bring on new ones, rinse and repeat.

The formula works because they do a great job of vilifying new enemies so the cathartic and inevitable vanquishing of these villains is crowd pleasing.


Yeah they can't have answers from either show because they don't need to risk the franchise. But the new show is basically going to follow the same trajectory, as people "adapt" to the brutality of the post-apocalypse, with the tried and trued cynical killing off of regular cast members periodically. So the new cast will figure out how to kill the walkers, learn to survive, get over the PTSD, ratchet up their brutality, then learn the most dangerous things in this world are other humans and then have the same kind of battles.

Since they're satisfied with TWD being a survivalist morality tale with a set of sympathetic characters battling one villainous set of characters after another, why wouldn't FTWD eventually reach a similar state?
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If you are so against the idea of the show then don't watch. It's pretty simple some may enjoy the new setting and timeframe within the same universe. Others like yourself may not.


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