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Last night's Walking Dead and Talking Dead were great, as usual. I do have a point of criticism though. One of my pet peeves in zombie fiction is when the "death" of a zombie by way of a melee blow to the head is glossed over like it's a simple feat. The human (or vertebrate) skull is a device millions of years in the making, and it is very good at doing it's job - namely giving the most important organ in the body a practically invulnerable shelter. When zombie survivors of average strength and build stab through it with a butter knife or glass bottle or garden hoe, this obliterates my suspension of disbelief that I construct to enjoy tales of about creatures that couldn't possibly actually exist.
During Talking Dead, producer, revered eff…Read more >
Zombiepedia was represented by yours truly at 2013's New York Comic Con. There were several great zombie events that I'll be chronicling in the near future. Because tonight is the season premiere of AMC's The Walking Dead, I'm sorta forced to put last things first, and start with big news from the huge star studded Walking Dead panel with practically everyone from the show.
Yvette Nicole Brown (Shirley from community) was the host, and did a great job. Overall, this was one of the lightest and most fun panels I've ever seen - you can tell the cast has a bunch of inside jokes, and has alot of fun on set. The panel included Robert Kirkman (creator/writer), Scott Gimple (exec producer/writer), Gale Anne Hurd (Producer), Andrew Lincoln (Rick), …Read more >
Hey all. So the awesomness that is wikia is sending me to New York Comic Con. There will be two Walking Dead panels (that I'm aware of - things are happening so fast for me), and they will be streaming live over the net. I will be writing synopses next week, but if you wanna see it live, here are the official particulars.
Fri. Oct. 11
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm (Eastern Standard Time - GMT -5)
The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel - Presented By: Arizona Beverage Co.
Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard discuss the evolution of The Walking Dead as they celebrate the book’s 10th anniversary this month, in a lively Q&A forum. This panel can be viewed through the NYCC Live Stream at http://www.NewYorkComicCon.com/NYCCLive.
Sat. Oct. 12
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (East…
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Hey guys. The makers of the World War Z film just released a new social media survival challenge game. It's a bit like the one we have for Dead Island Riptide, but somewhat more complex, realistic, and re-playable. Here's a review.
The first thing I thought when I started playing it was that it's curious how this game (along with most zombie stories like The Walking Dead, Left 4 Dead, Dead Island, Night of The Living Dead, The World War Z novel by Max Brooks, etc) is primarily about making the audience consider what they would need to do and know to survive. The World War Z film is markedly different, as even though the first 30 minutes or so depicts protagonist Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) and his family in an intense and gripping struggle to av…Read more >
In my humble opinion, this isn't a smoking gun. It's not concrete. It's not all settled. Like Yoga Berra says "It isn't over till it's over". But these are more bad signs. Damon Lindelof, the screenwriter, sounds like he is already apologizing and making excuses for the film. Anyway, Let's hope this is a case smoke, with no fire.Read more >