Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Josh McDermitt’s 10 Favorite Lines That Didn’t Make The Final Edit

Josh McDermitt’s 10 Favorite Lines That Didn’t Make The Final Edit

These popped up on Talking Dead for a blip during the last episode:

10. “Eugene is GORGEOUS.” 
9. “Yeah, Daryl’s arms are sexy. But have you seen Eugene’s calves? They’re things of beauty. A real American treasure.” 
8. “Only Eugene could pull off shorts in the apocalypse. Good for him.” 
7. “I thought about cutting Eugene’s mullet in his sleep, but I’m actually in love with it.” 
6. “Tell that walker to just chill out a minute. I’m trying to check my Twitter, but apparently the internet is still down.” 
5. “Eugene! Here, hold Judith!” 
4. “I’m just kidding. I really AM a scientist!” 
2. “Eugene taught me how to use my crossbow more efficiently.” 
1. “Rick, you’re out! Eugene, you’re our new leader. It’s now a Eugenetatorship! I mean, uhhhh, never mind. Forget I said that.”

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Carol Will Get Caught Stealing...

...not the guns. Olivia won't catch that, but she will notice the missing piece of chocolate from the freezer.

Carol should have warned Sam about the candy too.

Sneak Peek: Episode 514: The Walking Dead: Spend

Tara and Eugene discuss cowardice and who actually got the group to Alexandria.

Sneak Peek: Episode 514: The Walking Dead: Spend

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two Seasons Already Orded forWalking Dead Companion Series

Walking Dead Companion Series

AMC today announced that it has placed an initial two-season order for a companion series toThe Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49 for going on three seasons.

The new series (title to be announced) will be set in Los Angeles and focused on new characters and storylines. The show’s first season will consist of six one-hour episodes and premiere on AMC in late summer. The show’s second season will air in 2016.

Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (Marco Polo, Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an Executive Producer and Showrunner. 

Two Seasons Already Orded forWalking Dead Companion Series

The series will star Cliff Curtis (Missing, Gang Related), Kim Dickens (Gone Girl, Sons of Anarchy), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) and Alycia Debnam Carey (Into the Storm).

“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of The Walking Dead on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse, and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president. “Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and their writing team, along with an incomparable set of producers, cast and crew have created something remarkable and clearly distinct. We respectfully follow the request of Monty Python as we bring out (the latest of) our Dead.”

“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” Kirkman said. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to The Walking Dead.”

“This vote of confidence from our partners at AMC is gratifying, to say the least,” Erickson said. “We’ve been blessed with amazing writers and a stellar cast — and we can’t wait to build this apocalyptic drama over the next two seasons and hopefully beyond.”


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Season Five Easter Eggs in Episode Titles

Season Five Easter Eggs in Episode Titles

The Season Five Episode 12-16 titles are:

  • "Remember"
  • "Forget"
  • "Spend"
  • "Try"
  • "Conquer"

These one-word titles are all connected, which doesn’t seem to be the case with the previous two titles, “What Happened and What’s Going On,” and “The Distance.”

What connects them? The Spoiling Dead Fans posted about this on Tumblr. Here’s what they wrote:

The titles seem to a be a reference to a story by William Faulkner that Dale told the group around the camp fire in Season 1.  

"I like what the father said to the son when he gave him a watch that had been handed down through generations. He said: ‘I give you a mausoleum of all hope and desire which will fit your individual needs, no better than it did mine and my father before me. I give it to you not that you may remember time, but that you may forget it. For a moment, now and then, and not spend all of your breath trying to conquer it.’”

Wow! Dale made that speech back in Season 1, Episode 4, "Vatos" (which was written by Robert Kirkman) when asked why he still bothers to keep time. 

It is awesome that the Scott Gimple and the writers continue to reference past characters like Dale into the story.

Remember that Glenn knew where to find another battery in the RV, because of Dale’s lessons too.