The Walking Dead Spinoff Is Titled… Fear The Walking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 29, 2015 in Television

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Wow. Big points there, AMC. Fear The Walking Dead is the title of their new spinoff series of the popular zombie-themed TV show, and man, is that a boring title. I guess it’s better than The Walking Dead: Los Angeles or The Walking Dead: Miami. When’s The Walking Dead: Cyber coming out, eh? The series will start this summer with six episodes and then a second season in 2016. It’ll start an entirely different set of characters from the main series, and will reportedly focus on the start of the zombie apocalypse as the world falls into chaos. There’s also some character descriptions, which are included below. Read more…

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Uh Oh: Another Bad Lip Reading Of The Walking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 27, 2014 in Fandom, Television

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You know, I’ve always enjoyed dubbed videos, ever since, well… Dayjob Orchestra‘s Star Trek dubs. I mean, you have to be good at choosing words and lip-syncing, but if you can do it well, it’s incredibly convincing and funny. Bad Lip Reading is clearly not that bad — they’re doing a pretty good job. Sometimes the nonsense coming out of characters’ mouths isn’t the cleverest, but those spots of genius are pretty hilarious. In fact, this Walking Dead video is one of their better videos, although I’m not really sold on Carl’s mad rhymes. The pizza delivery scene at the end got me, though. Check out the video below! Read more…

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AMC Orders Pilot For A Companion Series to The Walking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 7, 2014 in Television

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The Walking Dead is AMC’s most popular show by a long shot, and one of the biggest shows on TV period. That’s why it’s surprising that it’s taken this long for AMC to start making spinoffs! Yes, AMC has started the process on a Walking Dead spinoff show, and they’re saying exactly zero about it. The only plot tidbit is that it’ll show “what is going on in the zombie apocalypse in other parts of the world.” Could we see outside the US? That’d be nice. All the producers on The Walking Dead are returning to produce the spinoff as well (Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and David Alpert). Maybe it’ll be good? Read more…

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Funko Gets Violent With SDCC Exclusives

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 13, 2014 in Hobbies and Collections

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Funko has made figures of… well, everything, probably. And their collection of SDCC exclusives are just filling small holes in an already impressive lineup. Firstly, they’ll be featuring Luke and the Wampa from Empire Strikes Back, complete with detachable arm. Adorable! But if you need a little more blood in your cutesy collectible figurines, check out their other exclusive, Hershel from The Walking Dead. Spoiler alert if you haven’t caught up with the series: his head is detachable. His shirt is just covered in blood… but I guess that’s understandable, given the whole head-coming-off thing. Good luck attempting to pick these up at SDCC! Read more…

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Todd McFarlane Makes Walking Dead LEGO Imitation, Misses The Point

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 11, 2014 in Hobbies and Collections

 

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Todd McFarlane is always looking for the next big thing, eh? Well, now he’s got some Walking Dead building toys coming out that totally ape the LEGO style… but they completely miss the point. McFarlane says, “[…] there’s still one burning question that I have every time I walk down the aisle – why can’t it look cooler? Why can’t it just look cooler?” However, Todd, the point of building toys like LEGO is that you can rebuild it into anything you want. These Walking Dead sets? They will never be anything aside from what you made them to be. Sure, they look “cooler” in a generic sense, but there’s nothing else it can be used for. So… why have it be a building toy in the first place? Maybe I’m missing something! Read more…

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Bad Things Are Happening In The Walking Dead Game S2 Episode 3

Posted by Ben Huber on May 12, 2014 in Videogames

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Telltale can’t stop having bad things happen to good people! The sad adventures of Clementine continue in The Walking Dead Game season 2 — we’re now up to episode 3. While I feel season 2 hasn’t quite matched up to the quality of the first, they’ve still done a solid job of continue the story and finding new ways to make you depressed about the zombie apocalypse and the people dying in it. This trailer does features spoilers for everything leading up to it, so if you haven’t touched season 2 yet I’d advise you steer clear. I’ll tell you all about it though: it looks like people will die, and there are zombies in it too. Check out the trailer below! Read more…

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The Walking Dead Spinoff TV Series Will Probably Be a Prequel

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 17, 2013 in Television

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I say it’s probably a 99% chance that the previously announced Walking Dead spinoff TV show will be a prequel. Why? Because a) it will make for more interesting TV, and b) because TV Line says that’s what they’re hearing. As I said, I think a prequel makes the most sense and will allow for take the series into new ground. It also shouldn’t be set anywhere near the original show, and never cross over with it. Thankfully, it seems series creator Robert Kirkman agrees, as he recently said in and interview that, “It definitely won’t be set in Georgia,” and that “It’s important to us that this show exists on its own. The spin-off has to be a show worthy of existing, or else we’ve all sold out.” Great to hear that, buddy! But about the whole selling-out thing… Read more…

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First Teaser For Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead: Season 2

Posted by Bob Muir on Oct 30, 2013 in Videogames

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Have you heard of this “walking dead” thing? If you’ve been living under a rock, The Walking Dead is a critically acclaimed comic series by Robert Kirkman that has been adapted into a very successful TV series on AMC. Last year, Telltale Games released a episodic adventure game called The Walking Dead: Season 1 that went on to win untold Game of the Year awards based on its strong design, writing, storytelling, and characters, despite competing with games with far bigger budgets. If you haven’t played it yet (or its short expansion 400 Days), go do that now before even thinking about watching what many fans have been waiting for: the reveal trailer for Season 2. Read more…

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer Seems Pretty OK

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 21, 2013 in Television

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After the (opinion warning!) terrible ending to season 3, I lost a lot of hope in The Walking Dead. Especially given that the show can’t seem to keep a showrunner for longer than a season, it made me really hesitant to get back into it. However, the new trailer from Comic-Con for season 4 looks pretty good. It gives us a better look at a more diverse cast, and hints that a lot will be happening in the first few episodes. There aren’t any explicit spoilers about who lives or dies but it is very easy to see some hints towards who may bite it next, so if you want to keep that a surprise, avoid this for now. Otherwise, check out the trailer below! Read more…

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The (Poorly) Talking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on May 4, 2013 in Fandom, Television

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Weird dubbed-over lip readings of existing content has been a long-living subset of internet content, pioneered mainly by the brilliant and also terribly NSFW group, Dayjob Orchestra (apple juice!). Now, newer and uh, more “marketable” YouTube channels have come along singing a similar tune. Bad Lip Readings has been doing content like this for a while, but nothing really caught my attention until now, with their latest video which dubs over the Walking Dead. It’s better than the season 3 finale! Although, I guess that’s not saying much. Read more…

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Start Your Zombie Head Wall With the Walking Dead Limited Edition

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 9, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections, Television

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Hey! This is actually a pretty clever box set! The Walking Dead season 3 Blu-ray box set, made by McFarlane Toys, will recreate one of the most creepy and disturbing bits from the series: the Governor’s wall of preserved zombie heads. It’s been made to light up, and the best part is you can fill it up with your own water, so it’ll look like the actual fish tanks the Governor has. Granted, we don’t know when this will come out, as the second half of season 3 will only start airing tomorrow night, but sometime this year you’ll be able to own your own collection of decapitated zombie heads. Take solace in that fact. Read more…

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More Walking Dead Season 3 (Part 2) Previews

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 7, 2013 in Comic Books, Television

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I’m sure this whole “split season” thing is great for ratings. Twice the season finales! Twice the season premieres! More advertising! But man is it frustrating for viewers. Getting right into the swing of things and suddenly the rug is pulled out from underneath you. Thankfully, the wait isn’t long, as the second half of Walking Dead season 3 is coming back February 10th, and AMC is pumping out the previews. Below we have two new videos (a clip and a trailer) to whet your appetite for more zombies. Read more…

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Walking Dead Renewed for a 4th Season, Glen Mazzara Leaving

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 23, 2012 in Television

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Hmm, now what do we have here? Just as the Walking Dead was getting good, Glen Mazzara decides to leave? AMC has announced that The Walking Dead will be renewed for a fourth season, but that Glen Mazzara will be leaving after season three. A telling quote was, “Both parties acknowledge that there is a difference of opinion about where the show should go moving forward and conclude that it is best to part ways,” which says to me that AMC is being stubborn again. Read more…

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Walking Dead Retail Collector’s Edition Delayed to December 11th

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 7, 2012 in Videogames

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The Walking Dead episodic game series from Telltale has definitely been one of the best games I’ve played all year, so I’m glad to see the recognition it’s been getting from the various gaming outlets. But not everyone wants to wait for a new episode each month or so, and not everyone wants to play games via digital download, so for those of you out there Telltale is releasing the game on disc. It was suppose to arrive earlier this week, but it’s been delayed till the 11th now. If you want, there’s even a larger edition full of the first 48 volumes of the Walking Dead comic. A pretty impressive collection! Read more…

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Walking Dead Season 3 Promo Brings the Heat

Posted by Ben Huber on Sep 16, 2012 in Television

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Are you getting hyped for the upcoming third season of The Walking Dead? My optimism is wrapped in a bundle of gross rags called ‘caution.’ I’m sure somehow that metaphor makes sense to someone. Maybe. Either way, this new trailer for season 3 of the zombie-filled TV series is short, but gives a few new glimpses at characters, as well as the prison where Rick and the gang hole up. Will our buddies over at AMC be able to make a more compelling show this time around? We’ll find out October 14th, less than a month away. Read more…

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SDCC: Walking Dead Season 3 Trailer Gives Hope to Zombie Fans

Posted by Ben Huber on Jul 15, 2012 in Television

I watched Walking Dead for two seasons and I enjoyed it. Although I enjoyed picking it apart and chuckling at some of the silly decisions made. So perhaps I didn’t truly enjoy it, but when it picked up the pace it wasn’t half bad – and this new trailer from Comic-con seems to indicate that the staff are doing their best to keep it going. The introduction of the Governor will be especially fun, as he’s a cut-throat villain to the end, and an antagonist the show desperately needed. Walking Dead returns October 14th.

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Advertising to the Undead: Walking Dead Mad Men

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 7, 2012 in Fandom, Television

What’s the best way to market to a target audience that only wants one thing? Brains are on the top of the undead’s list of “things I want,” so Don Draper and his cohorts have to figure out the best way to sell to this decaying group of potential customers. Of course, when zombies are involved, so is Rick Grimes. This funny little skit by BarelyPolitical combines two of the biggest TV series into one crazy amalgamation of death, marketing, and brains. And Hershel is spot-on!

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First Preview of The Walking Dead Game from Telltale Games

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 18, 2012 in Comic Books, Videogames

Here’s a short and sweet teaser trailer to promote the upcoming Walking Dead video game from Telltale Games. Not much happens in it, but it seems to be a pretty good indicator of the tone for the game – heavy and depressing. Which is fine by me, considering most recent adventure games deign towards the humorous end of things. A full trailer is supposed to come out Monday, so if you like what you see, watch Telltale’s site for all the details!

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Alternate Walking Dead Intro Brings Smiles

Posted by Ben Huber on Mar 9, 2012 in Fandom, Television

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Here’s a little fun for your day: an alternate Walking Dead intro created by tlunsford in the style of a 70s/80s TV intro. Trust me, it’s better than it sounds. Given that Walking Dead is more about the people than the zombies, something like this makes sense. Tlunsford jokes in the video description, “this new intro for season 2.5 seems to shine a light on the character dynamics of this ragtag group of zombie survivors and the impending daddy issues that Laurie’s pregnancy is sure to bring.” Oh, I’m willing to bet you’re closer to the truth than you think, buddy. Read more…

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Fake Rom-Com Trailer Helps Advertise Walking Dead

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 19, 2012 in Television

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A clever bunch of marketing folks in South Africa recently needed to promote the second season of Walking Dead. So how better to do that than unleash a zombie on the public? They gathered a group of unsuspecting people to watch a rom-com movie trailer (a very fake one) but then set their zombie loose in the theater. It sounds lame, but trust me, the ending is worth it. Click through for the full video. Read more…

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Here’s a Walking Dead Season 2 (Part 2) Trailer to Get You Excited

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 29, 2012 in Television

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The Walking Dead is an interesting beast of a show to me. I both love and hate it simultaneously. There were long stretches of, honestly, very little happening the first half of season 2, but whenever they kicked up the action it was clear they could still handle the show competently. So forgive me if I’m a little more optimistic for the second half of season 2 due to the amount of action featured in this trailer. Decide for yourself after the break. Read more…

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The Walking Dead Shambles Back to TV

Posted by Michael Sacco on Oct 15, 2011 in Comic Books, Television

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It’s October, the spookiest month of the year! And what better way to celebrate that than with some good old-fashion gorey zombie-killin’ TV? Despite numerous odd behind-the-scenes changes to the show, the uber-popular Walking Dead is definitely coming back for a second season. In fact, it starts tomorrow night at 9 on AMC, with a 90-minute premiere to kick off the new season. Get the answers to your burning questions! For example, will Rick kill zombies? Probably! That’s sort of the point of the show! Read more…

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Will Walking Dead be DOA? These Webisodes Will Tell

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Sep 29, 2011 in Horror, Television

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If you’re a fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead, you were probably alarmed when it show-runner and series producer Frank Darabont decided to “gut” the entire writing staff at the end of last season — I know I was. Well, the second season is almost upon us with its October 16th premiere fast-approaching, and we’ve had no indication to date as to how the changes will affect the series moving forward. That said, AMC plans on releasing an entire webseries on October 2nd that will serve as a lead-in for the new season, and that might be our first opportunity to see just how the series will shape up from here on out. It should be noted that Darabont himself did contribute to last seasons writing and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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The Walking Dead Writing Staff Gutted

Posted by Michael Sacco on Dec 3, 2010 in Horror, Television

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If you’re like many people, you’ve probably enjoyed The Walking Dead’s first season on AMC, likely due in no small part to its strong writing. If that’s the case, you might be just as confused with the news that showrunner Frank Darabont has fired his entire writing staff as we were. Word is that Darabont wants to replace them all with freelancers, which isn’t uncommon in television, but it is a bit strange for a show as high-profile as The Walking Dead, and one based on an established IP, too. Read more…

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