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Posted Mar 22, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

Well as I said, I JUST watched again (that specific scene) here at my desk at work. I feel like Im splitting hairs here but it's all implied, very strongly.


Taking this and the discussion about the bites/fever to the rules thread.
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Posted Mar 23, 2012 @ 1:18 PM

(ever so mild spoilers at link) 'The Walking Dead's' Danai Gurira Excited to Embody Badass Michonne

Just a couple of snippets from this awesome interview with Danai:

THR: Nine million viewers watched and saw the arrival of Michonne. What have the past few days been like for you?
Gurira:
It's been pretty amazing. I got the job on Friday, so it's very new. I'd never really watched it before I got the audition and I got to really get acquainted with it during these last few weeks and fell completely in love with it. I'm absolutely hooked.
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You wait to hear and then you hear and you're beside yourself. I had to hold it in for about 36 hours until they did the Talking Dead and it was all out. I'm still pinching myself.
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THR: How much pressure do you feel taking on such an iconic character?
Gurira:
I definitely feel pressure but I'm ready to take the character on. I'm excited that she has an amazing following and team of creators and writers. I'm up for the challenge.
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Gurira:I do know that she remains an absolute badass and I will be training with katana swords. I'm really excited about that.

THR: Is that something that you've done before?
Gurira:
I have but not to the extent where I have any sort of belt in any sort of martial art or anything like that. (Laughing.) I did a lot of combat training when I was in grad school; I've worked with the sword in performances a decent amount. I definitely think this is on a whole other level, so I'll be learning how to wield that thing all anew but I do have a bit of sword work in the past.

I can't wait for May when shooting on season 3 starts!

Here is an excerpt from another long, long TWD article from the yesterday: (super spoilers at the link) Mazzara talks about Season 3.

I think our show is successful because people watching say, oh, Iíd be dead now or Iíd kill that guy or Iíd shoot him in the leg and get away. I think thatís whatís fun about the show. Weíre very consciously trying not to keep the show too serialized, you know, not have an overdeveloped mythology so that itís accessible to people in the way that a good horror movie is. I find the best horror movies to be very simple and thatís something thatís important and so I think overall my entire intention of the show is to keep the show grounded, real and Michonne is going to be a great challenge.Ē


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Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 12:54 AM

New article on TV Guide. Some of the actors speculate about where they think their characters are going. Interesting read.

Edited by Lillywhite, Mar 24, 2012 @ 2:30 AM.

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Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 8:52 AM

From the interview:

THR: How much pressure do you feel taking on such an iconic character?
Gurira: I definitely feel pressure but I'm ready to take the character on. I'm excited that she has an amazing following and team of creators and writers. I'm up for the challenge.

Speaking only for myself, I have no preconceptions whatsoever about how to play this or any other character that comes from the comic book, I take very seriously the premise these are two different stories that way so, whoever plays the next one - and whatever way the actor chooses to play it - it would be alright by me, iconic or not.

Edited by zomb, Mar 24, 2012 @ 9:04 AM.

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Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

New article on TV Guide. Some of the actors speculate about where they think their characters are going. Interesting read.

Hee! Kirkman is funny. Who knew?

So how come there are no zombie infants?
Says Kirkman: "You want the truth? I don't want to be sitting in that casting call when we tell parents we hope they won't mind that their baby will be in the makeup chair for two hours!"


Edited by agora, Mar 24, 2012 @ 11:41 AM.

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Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 3:29 PM

I think different details from the press conference Mazzara gave are showing up in different articles, or getting republished with different and the same bits. Anyway, here is a description of the writing process, and 2 new writers:

we've added two new writers, Sang Kyu Kim. He's a writer I worked with on Crash and I just love working with him. Nichole Beattie, who just recently did Prime Suspect and she was also on Rubicon, and so they've been terrific additions.

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We have submitted outlines for Episodes 1 through 6 to AMC. They're very excited about the material. We have pitched out through Episode 8. We're currently working on those outlines. I vote for Lori, and then her meddling son! And then all eight scripts will be written simultaneously. This was a process that Frank Darabont took from George Lucas I think on Young Indiana Jones where we talk about all the episodes and then all the writers go off and write simultaneously instead of writing sequentially on other shows.


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Edited by Doom, Mar 24, 2012 @ 3:32 PM.

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Posted Mar 24, 2012 @ 7:37 PM

I think different details from the press conference Mazzara gave are showing up in different articles, or getting republished with different and the same bits. Anyway, here is a description of the writing process, and 2 new writers:

I've got to agree, I've read the same thing in at least two articles (not that I'm complaining, but it would be nice if the articles would also show new material).

Edited by agora, Mar 24, 2012 @ 7:38 PM.

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Posted Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:10 PM

The Walking Dead's April Fool's

*ETA: Fix it, it's right between the "Ultimate Game of Thrones Prep" and "Game of Thrones: Recapped as quickly as possible".

Edited by agora, Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:35 PM.

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Posted Apr 1, 2012 @ 2:15 PM

Your link is broken, unless that's the April fool's joke.

http://www.tv.com/ne...-deads-lori-is-

That is a horrible tease.
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Posted Apr 2, 2012 @ 1:55 AM

Goddamn it TV.com. Ah well, I can just pray it will happen sooner or later.

Rather nice panel and Q&A at the Emerald City Comic Con with Bernthal and Holden here. Lengthy, too. These two are hilarious.
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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 1:59 PM

Walking Dead Exclusive: Lauren Cohan Promoted to Series Regular For Season 3

The actress — who recurred throughout the AMC smash’s killer second season as Hershel’s eldest daughter, Maggie — has been elevated to a full-fledged series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

While the promotion would seem to indicate that Glenn’s sweetheart will figure prominently in the show’s upcoming third season, it by no means guarantees she’ll make it out of the season alive. Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn were both full-timers when their characters, Shane and Dale respectively, were whacked.

Well, at least Glenn finally has a girlfriend.

Edited by agora, Apr 10, 2012 @ 2:02 PM.

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Posted Apr 10, 2012 @ 2:53 PM

Good for her! Now make her kick ass again, instead of being emo flailabout. It makes no sense that the woman who rode up on a horse and whacked a walker with a bat, then rode off with Lori, would spend the rest of the season being a victim or being whiny.

But I'm glad for the actress. Maybe IronE Singleton will get made a regular too!

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Posted Apr 12, 2012 @ 2:28 PM

I kinda agree with the article: being a full-time regular doesn't mean a thing in a show where anyone can be killed.

But it's good to know Supernatural can't snatch her away now that she's famous.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 9:47 AM

Well that's a great picture from last season's cast.
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Posted Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:48 PM

Found this kind of interesting: apparently they originally offered the the role of the Governor to John Hawkes (Winter's Bone, Deadwood), and they apparently went all out to get him, but he just felt like he wasn't right for the role and seems edgy about doing any TV that has commercials. I guess working on HBO spoiled him, heh. I'm looking forward to seeing the actor they got, but it would have been interesting to see Hawkes on this show.
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Posted Apr 20, 2012 @ 4:14 PM

Oh wow, John Hawkes would have been awesome -- maybe he isn't as physically intimidating as the actor the role eventually went to, but Hawkes can really pull off menacing and charismatic in a whole new level. Oh well.

No commercials, huh? I'm still holding out for a hope he may guest star on Justified, though.
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Posted May 11, 2012 @ 7:31 PM

Interview with Kirkman - mild spoilers, including identity of the hooded figure, beware those who don't want to know.

16 episodes next season!

Q: This season will be 16 episodes instead of 13. Are you looking forward to the longest production time yet?

A: The actors and the crew and a lot of the producers would not be thrilled to hear me saying this, but I love doing 16 episodes a year. I think the more the better, and I think it's a lot of fun. We are going to get to tell bigger stories, and tell more stories, and get into the characters a lot more. So the more the merrier.


Edited by Kolaka, May 11, 2012 @ 7:32 PM.

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Posted May 11, 2012 @ 9:02 PM

The actors and the crew and a lot of the producers would not be thrilled to hear me saying this, but I love doing 16 episodes a year.

Oh he must be kidding. All those people love this show. All the people that get bit and die want to come back on this show. October seems so far away.
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Posted May 17, 2012 @ 8:11 AM

I hope this doesn't lead to excessive padding with more boring dialogue and standing around doing nothing scenes, like those that plagued the second season. I note one of the first stumbles of the second season was the bloated and dull first episode, inexplicably clocking in at 90 minutes with commercials despite the fact that it would have been a good episode at 45 minutes in length.
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Posted May 17, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

I know entirely too much about this television show. Kirkman said the pace of the finale was what season 3 was going to be about. They developed the characters, now it's about action, being on the run and they actually feel that some mystery with regard to certain characters, is better. I'm sure we'll still get Lori/Where'sCarl/Rick moments, but it seems that they largely plan on ramping up the action. Plan on - we'll see if they actually do it. I do think that drama has been a big boon to their ratings, so if they go completely action, their viewership could suffer mightily though it might make for great viewing for me (so long as they leave in the suspense).
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Posted May 24, 2012 @ 7:29 PM

The Walking Dead Season 3 Behind the Scenes #1

Edited by agora, May 24, 2012 @ 7:30 PM.

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Posted May 30, 2012 @ 2:23 PM

"By the time police approach them they are a walking dead person."

'Bath Salts' Drug Suspected In Miami Face-Eating Attack

It's happening folks.
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Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

The Zombie Apocalypse Advances:

http://www.examiner....heart-and-brain
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Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 7:31 AM

Not sure if this is the right thread to let everyone know but................

A&E is going to have a marathon of Seasons 1 & 2 weekend of July 7th & 8th. There's going to be an extra Talking Dead episode with sneak peeks of Season 3 and a special Black & White version of the pilot. Chris Hardwick's also going to introduce the episodes from the S3 set.


Walking Dead Marathon (scroll down, it's the second article)



Edited to correct dates.

Edited by sigmaforce86, Jun 5, 2012 @ 7:58 AM.

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Posted Jun 1, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

The Walking Dead Season 3 Behind the Scenes #1


I really liked hearing Andrew Lincoln saying "darker, harder, faster, deeper." Perhaps I have a previously unnoticed crush on the man. Ha.
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Posted Jun 2, 2012 @ 3:27 PM

I really liked hearing Andrew Lincoln saying "darker, harder, faster, deeper." Perhaps I have a previously unnoticed crush on the man. Ha.


It's the British accent. I think. Makes him sound way more interesting and sexier. Too bad Rick can't suddenly be British.
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Posted Jun 4, 2012 @ 9:51 AM

I really liked hearing Andrew Lincoln saying "darker, harder, faster, deeper." Perhaps I have a previously unnoticed crush on the man. Ha.

With that word string I think Andrew has been reading fanfic over the hiatus.
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Posted Jun 6, 2012 @ 2:34 PM

I've had a little bit of a crush on Andrew Lincoln ever since he played the lovelorn guy in Love Actually. That uniform really suited him too [resists temptation to go and look up that porny fanfic].
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Posted Jun 7, 2012 @ 7:56 PM

http://www.tvguide.c...an-1048647.aspx

The Walking Dead Exclusive First Look: David Morrissey Makes His Debut as The Governor

"Seeing The Walking Dead come to life on AMC has been a real thrill for me, obviously, and moving into Season 3 I'm even more excited than ever because now I feel like we're really getting to 'the good stuff,'" Kirkman tells TVGuide.com. "Having The Governor in the mix is going to fundamentally change the show in all kinds of awesome and exiting ways. And David Morrissey totally rocks!"

Source TV Guide

Edited by agora, Jun 7, 2012 @ 7:57 PM.

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Posted Jun 8, 2012 @ 4:02 PM

I'm still not sold on his look as The Governor, but then again, Andrew Lincoln looks nothing like the Rick Grimes of the comics.
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