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Malcy

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The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:40:38 PM »
The second spin-off finally has a title. New trailer as well.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=dOf0wdg05hc

I'm not sure there is really much of a want for this is there? Ratings have been really poor on the main show and Fear had a fairly up and down run recently.

This has more of the 3 ring symbol people that took Rick & appeared in Fear this year.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 03:26:39 PM »
well if Rick (married to Jethro Tull's Ian Andersons daughter)* turns up again, I'm in - I'm still hanging in with the current series (like a twat)

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 12:13:04 PM »
It'll start off good, hit a road-block and then just introduce some shitty bad guys and kill off the best cast like it always fucking does and then go shit (I reckon).

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 12:01:58 PM »
Starts on April 12th after the finale of TWD. Released on Amazon Prime in the UK.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 12:26:15 PM »
I couldn't even be bothered hanging on for the end of the Saviors plotline on the main show, nor even to make a start on Fear. Not that I consider myself to be the sole barometer of pop culture, but was anyone clamouring for another spinoff at this point?

Fun/horrifying fact: The main show is ten (TEN!!!!) years old. Game of Thrones managed to have a beginning, middle and crappy end in less time, while TWD has remained stuck in a creative rut.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 02:00:20 PM »
I couldn't even be bothered hanging on for the end of the Saviors plotline on the main show, nor even to make a start on Fear. Not that I consider myself to be the sole barometer of pop culture, but was anyone clamouring for another spinoff at this point?

Fun/horrifying fact: The main show is ten (TEN!!!!) years old. Game of Thrones managed to have a beginning, middle and crappy end in less time, while TWD has remained stuck in a creative rut.

The viewers for the main show have been even lower than the pilot I think and been fairly rubbish for a few years now. I gave up and just stuck with Fear.

They're planning more than just this new series. The Rick films are coming and also one off's about old dead characters seem to be happening too.

It seems mad that they would be planning on making so much when there's a definite reduced interest in the franchise.

Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 02:04:16 PM »
One for a TV ‘This will be shit I reckon’ thread. They are really getting further out of touch with what’s left of the audience they once had. Will watch it though! Time to move on to another apocalyptic existential threat. A new version reboot, reboot of V?

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 02:43:32 PM »
I still enjoy the main series, although I'm really hoping it does come to an end around the same point as the comics, despite producers saying they're confident they can continue it indefinitely. Now the torture porn of the Saviours plot has gone there's some good character stuff that keeps me hooked.

Can't be fucked with Fear, ludicrous as it is. The Rick film will do ok because of his prominence in the show's popular era, but I really don't understand why they're continuing making more spinoffs. Can't be much money in it, surely?

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 03:19:10 PM »
I could not give less of a shit about TWD, but the name of this one interested me slightly; I read an article once about how an "apocalypse" isn't the likely result of a zombie outbreak that pop culture assumes it is, and the thought of civilisation pulling itself together into something new and stable post-collapse is a lot more interesting to me than more rejects wandering around in the forest, running into an endless procession of bullies. Unfortunately, that's what the trailer teases for you, the salivating dogs that you are!

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 05:37:36 PM »
I could not give less of a shit about TWD, but the name of this one interested me slightly; I read an article once about how an "apocalypse" isn't the likely result of a zombie outbreak that pop culture assumes it is, and the thought of civilisation pulling itself together into something new and stable post-collapse is a lot more interesting to me than more rejects wandering around in the forest, running into an endless procession of bullies. Unfortunately, that's what the trailer teases for you, the salivating dogs that you are!
I'd love to know what research the authors of that article did to come to that conclusion.

Ultimately, it's a soap opera now, and has been for years. Why can't TV shows just end?

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 06:02:16 PM »
I'd love to know what research the authors of that article did to come to that conclusion.

Ultimately, it's a soap opera now, and has been for years. Why can't TV shows just end?

This spin-off is a limited 2 series and done job. TWD will still be on even if there was a real zombie apocalypse going on I reckon.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2020, 07:10:29 PM »
I'd love to know what research the authors of that article did to come to that conclusion.
After stuff like the Zombie Survival Guide came out and was a hit, this kind of thing was rife. They looked at epidemiology, a bit of looking at FEMA plans for extreme disease outbreaks, plus the side-effects of a dead body behaving like a living one (time and decay will pretty quickly provide "headshots" of their own, and you'll get a lot of gaseous, spontaneously bursting zombies in summer too!) The article was working by Romero's rules, ie, brains have to be in adequate condition, zombies are actually dead rather than "the infected", the outbreak spreads from patient zero to zombie to zombie (if corpses are spontaneously coming out of the ground like magic to eat us as well as the newly-killed rising, that swells their ranks a lot, and then maybe we'd be a bit fucked? Even then, fence off the cemeteries and call for some napalm). The article kind of spoiled a lot of zombie media for me (cue Simpsons joke), but it got me thinking that a zombie outbreak timeline could be more Shaun of the Dead than Dawn of the Dead (which isn't to say you couldn't go wild with a non-end-times zombie scenario. Fuck having society end, how about we see it transform?). Sorry for not giving a link, I have no idea where I read the thing.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 10:24:51 PM »
After stuff like the Zombie Survival Guide came out and was a hit, this kind of thing was rife. They looked at epidemiology, a bit of looking at FEMA plans for extreme disease outbreaks, plus the side-effects of a dead body behaving like a living one (time and decay will pretty quickly provide "headshots" of their own, and you'll get a lot of gaseous, spontaneously bursting zombies in summer too!) The article was working by Romero's rules, ie, brains have to be in adequate condition, zombies are actually dead rather than "the infected", the outbreak spreads from patient zero to zombie to zombie (if corpses are spontaneously coming out of the ground like magic to eat us as well as the newly-killed rising, that swells their ranks a lot, and then maybe we'd be a bit fucked? Even then, fence off the cemeteries and call for some napalm). The article kind of spoiled a lot of zombie media for me (cue Simpsons joke), but it got me thinking that a zombie outbreak timeline could be more Shaun of the Dead than Dawn of the Dead (which isn't to say you couldn't go wild with a non-end-times zombie scenario. Fuck having society end, how about we see it transform?). Sorry for not giving a link, I have no idea where I read the thing.
Much as I enjoyed the Zombie Survival Guide and all that, they're all a bit house of cards - "well, if we assume zombies behave THIS way" sort of thing. It's like arguing how magic works, or what superheroes would be like in the real world.

Sorry, I'm getting off the point. I think the idea of a society pulling itself together, post some unimaginably vast disaster, does have a lot of story potential. Much more than a bunch of people running around the woods in Georgia, anyway. Made me think about how much I love that early Peter Greenaway film "The Falls" (although it's not really about this).

The Walking Dead began to remind me of a book, one with a really good beginning, but then followed by 20,000 pages of not much, the occasional interesting page, and then either no ending at all or one written in the car as the manuscript was on its way to the publishers. But my problem with it is my problem with almost all modern TV of a similar sort. Maybe it's because I was brought up in the era of episodic genre TV, like Star Trek. Or maybe it's because I don't have the time to keep up with every show that sounds interesting any more, so end up watching none of them. Again, not about The Walking Dead. I'll shut up.

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Re: The Walking Dead: World Beyond
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2020, 11:27:42 AM »
The title implied that it would be set in other countries of the world, but no it's "world" in the American sense of the word, so Nebraska then.

They could have had zombies milling around Big Ben. Zombies in red phone boxes. Zombie chimney sweeps.

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