Fear The Walking Dead (AMC TV- spoilers)

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  1. Huntn, Aug 23, 2015
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    Huntn macrumors G5

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    Season One Pemier Tonight Aug 23, 2015! Fear The Walking Dead!! Could this be zombie overload? Only time will tell... Remember, it's not about how many zombies you kill, but group dynamics and the prudent implementation of survival morality. :D



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  2. markhort macrumors 6502a

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    Really enjoy The Walking Dead, so really looking forward to this also.
     
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    Not sure this Fear cast can match the other crew, but I'm willing to find out. Tuning in tonight.
     
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    I liked it. Knowing what we know about the other show and how things have transpired throughout the years, this is really interesting and fun to watch. I felt there was actually a pretty good build up and the subtle clues that were being dropped throughout the show.

    More police sirens and police helicopter sounds increasing as the show went on.\
    Kids not showing up for school, those numbers increasing
    The youtube videos

    I am in. The only one I don't know about yet, is the son.
     
  5. Huntn, Aug 24, 2015
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    Still waiting with baited breath. Wife gets home tomorrow, waiting for her.

    TWD is very much a small group story and Rick woke up after it had all fallen apart. The trailer for FTWD is interesting because in this case we see the resources of a large city that comes into play. I think ultimately this is another small group story, but it will be interesting to observe the general breakdown of society and see how well they pull it off.

    Another show I'm watching, The Strain, I'm enjoying it, but they have not done a good job of projecting the reality of quarunteeing a major city, which I believe would be mass panic, mass starvation and homicide, and I'm referencing people, not vampires.
     
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    I loved the pilot. It's so cool to have two shows running at the same time in the same universe.

    You know at some point some of the cast members from both shows are going to interact. There might even be a movie at some point which would be really cool.
     
  7. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I thought it was good and will continue to watch. I'm interested in the origin of the virus/infection. TWD has not given us many clues in quite a few seasons as the crux of the story has been the continued struggle for survival. I'm wondering about the possible existence of a "patient zero". I'm not sure the information they have given us so far lends credibility to that scenario. It seems like a massive airborne exposure or something similar occurred.
     
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    I enjoyed the pilot episode, as far as origin, TWD did tell us it came from a strain of flu virus, which is where FTWD starts us off at. I think it's going to be fun watching the world fall into the apocalyptic state of TWD.
     
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    The main arc I'm looking forward to is the fall of the military. How zombies could overrun armored vehicles and tanks and... the entire air force and navy is beyond me. I'm also looking forward to getting a glimpse into the effect on the whole world.

    I think the cool thing is that you can't contain it. Whenever anyone dies, there's a chance of an entirely different outbreak. I'm just dying to know how the virus is spread.
     
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    That will probably be covered in a future spin-off series called "Before The Walking Dead". ;)
     
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    What I think would be cool, is if we some of the characters that have and haven't been shown in the TWD, as saying something like, we are going east, or going to the south etc. Since we don't know the back story to all the characters... maybe see Negan or someone of the like!
     
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    Thought it was pretty good. Look forward to seeing where they go with the series.
     
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    It's extra tough getting clean (from drugs) during a a zombie apocalypse. I enjoyed this, watching it unravel.. Let's see how it goes where we know it's going to end up. :D

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    I'm interested to see patient zero scenarios. The kid that's quiet and carried a knife to school explained how this has been happening in other states as well.
     
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    You may have seen the closest approximation to patient zero with the traffic accident victim. One problem with the scenario as "virus based" is that there should be a single point of origin that fans out world wide, not suddenly appears simultaneously world wide, although in the realm of zombie fiction anything is possible. :p
     
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    I'm thinking the virus has been spreading for quite some time, but it just doesn't activate until X amount of time. I think... pink eye or chicken pox works like that? So, there are people that have the virus and die, but don't turn, because the virus hasn't incubated enough. The start of the show, however, is the expiration of that incubation date. The virus is activating.
     
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    Ok, I can buy that kinda. :p Incubation expiration dates would still be sequential with transmission, wherever it started first would be were it appears first. But the bottom line, this is free reign fiction. I go with the idea that this is an unknown mechanism that does not require much thought, just acceptance of the fact. :)
     
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    The thing that makes The Walking Dead zombie lore different from other historical zombie fiction is the fact that everyone turns into a zombie upon their death. This is different from previous legends where zombie infection was much like werewolf infection. An individual became a zombie when they were bitten or wounded by a zombie. In other words, the zombie virus/infection was directly passed through contact.

    The Walking Dead reality poses a different scenario that allows for other possibilities.
    1. Something supernatural has occurred and the entire human race has been changed.

    2. An infection/virus has occurred and somehow has infected the entire human race. Everyone is a "carrier" but the results of the infection are not realized until death. This would actually allow for the possibility of multiple "patient zero's" in terms of the realization of the virus and the reanimation of individuals beyond death. This scenario fits with the storyline of multiple reports in varying locations all occurring in the same time frame.

    3. It could be postulated that this is an evolutionary step for the human species. However, if so, this step in evolution is affecting everyone and not just specific gene carriers or mutations.

    4. It's possible that there is a patient zero in terms of the infection/virus who has spread it and we are just beginning to see the activation of it as people who are carriers are dying whether it be from natural or unexpected causes. In this scenario it would be possible to preserve humanity if it could be proven that one was not yet infected and thus would not reanimate upon death. However, we have not yet seen this possibility in The Walking Dead as everyone we've come across who has died has then reanimated as a "walker".
     
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    I find that aspect of it fairly interesting as well. One of the things that I haven't quite reconciled in relation to it is if that is the case then why are simple non-lethal bites are still lethal--basically someone gets a small bite on their hand which can be treated as a cut or something under normal circumstances, but why then do they basically deteriorate and die quickly from it (the fact that they turn after they die is somewhat moot in that aspect since they would turn after dying whether or not they were bitten).
     
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    Yeah, I seem to remember something being said in the show at some point about how non-lethal bites kill because the infection basically makes you sick and shuts down your body, similar to a poison. Hence, the cutting off of limbs we've seen with some characters. Doing so prevents the infection from spreading and killing you. I've not read the comics, but I'm sure people who know more than I could add further clarification.
     
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    I think it was a mutation.

    So in the beginning it required a bite then we learned when Shane dies that the virus is in everyone. Bites cause a rapid onset of the virus.
     
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    I liked it but didn't love it. I like how it has a different feel from the main show, which I think is important since I might have been a little tired of zombies by the time Walking Dead comes on. I still might, but we'll have to wait and see.

    I'm mainly concerned that we will end up treading the same ground with this show once the outbreak has really become real. Hopefully that doesn't happen in full until the end of the season. Like Dydegu, I'd like to see the full blown military response. The Yonkers strike was one of my favorite chapters in World War Z.
     
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    Good point. I agree this show will have distinguish itself from TWD or what's the point?
     
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    Episode 2- Transistion from normalcy to civil unrest, rioting, and panic.Thumbs up!
     

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