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Old 10-26-2011, 09:36 AM   #241
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Hmm we could break out the zombie universe vehicle / transportation discussion...

What's ideal in zombie land?

Big vehicle?
Reinforced vehicle?
Quiet vehicle?
High MPG vehicle?
Easy fixable / easily found parts vehicle?
Towing vehicle?

It would seem to me they kept the truck for the latter two there. It can tow, it's easy to fix and the parts are easily found.

Me? I don't know. A dark tinted, raised, hybrid truck or suv? A caged up Prius? Lol

But I don't think, with the grid being down, that there is any better option then horses.
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An armored truck.
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Old 10-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #243
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Let's keep this online about the show, not cluttered up with fantasy vehicles.
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I am fine with some discussion pertaining to surviving a zombie holocaust...it makes up for the days in-between episodes.
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I am fine with some discussion pertaining to surviving a zombie holocaust...it makes up for the days in-between episodes.
Thank you.

In this particular zombie world, I'd say MPG and how quiet the vehicle is are the most important attributes. Why I was surprised to see then climb in an old, and probably loud, truck.

I'd probably mod a Prius. Cage it in somehow, raise it up some how, etc.
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For the readers of the graphic novels, did they ever explain how the world became what it was...?
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For the readers of the graphic novels, did they ever explain how the world became what it was...?
Like how the shit actually hit the fan? No, not really. Some flashbacks and such. But what you see in the show at the start is pretty much how it started in the novels.

Buddies, firefight, comma, wake up one month later and the world is run by zombies.

In all honesty, it would not go down like that at all. One month and billions of people are gone? There would be a lot more survivors at the month mark.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:38 PM   #248
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Like how the shit actually hit the fan? No, not really. Some flashbacks and such. But what you see in the show at the start is pretty much how it started in the novels.

Buddies, firefight, comma, wake up one month later and the world is run by zombies.

In all honesty, it would not go down like that at all. One month and billions of people are gone? There would be a lot more survivors at the month mark.
I dunno...if it was say, a biological weapon or even a contagion, it can spread quite quickly. The walkers aren't exactly slow either since well, they can run.
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I am fine with some discussion pertaining to surviving a zombie holocaust...it makes up for the days in-between episodes.
So this is going to steer into what you did with the Lost thread
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I dunno...if it was say, a biological weapon or even a contagion, it can spread quite quickly. The walkers aren't exactly slow either since well, they can run.
But these are Romero zombies. Bitten or death and rise. Part of what has slowed me down on writing. I've been accumulating all the research I can on population statistics, gov't action and recourse, etc.

IMHO there would still be a gov't at the month mark...
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I'd want a tank.

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So this is going to steer into what you did with the Lost thread
It won't if the writers don't get retarded.
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Old 10-26-2011, 02:23 PM   #253
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But these are Romero zombies. Bitten or death and rise. Part of what has slowed me down on writing. I've been accumulating all the research I can on population statistics, gov't action and recourse, etc.

IMHO there would still be a gov't at the month mark...
Okay hang on...was Rick really in a coma for just 1 month?


I thought it was alot longer.
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I recall the show's website saying he was in a coma for "weeks". So, that's implying it is more than a month...?
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It'd have to be diesel too since eventually the gas and diesel out there will expire and you can make biodiesel with just grease that I'm sure you could collect from abandoned fast food restaurants...
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Oh wow...that's awesome. Thanks, J...

So, I guess that answers the question on how long Rick was out for and how it spread. Essentially, 2 months...

Yeah, if the dead were rising and then people were unsuspecting initially, 2 months is more than enough time to have the world "end"...
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The hydration/comma thing is a good point too. I still say there would be tons more survivors but hey, that's kind of the fun right?!
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Anyways season 1 will be here tomorrow!
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Glad the didn't wait long to renew, season 3 signed. Now I just hope they don't make us wait until next October to get it going.

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But these are Romero zombies. Bitten or death and rise. Part of what has slowed me down on writing. I've been accumulating all the research I can on population statistics, gov't action and recourse, etc.

IMHO there would still be a gov't at the month mark...
We DID see a helicopter...and we've only seen one metropolitan area right now... Everybody knows that in these zombie apocalypse type movies, Canada becomes the last refuge/salvation for the US...so our government is probably in Canada right now
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I have a question. If most of the area, lest the world, are infested with zombies, how will they continue to use their vehicles once all the gas in the abandoned vehicles get siphoned? I doubt petroleum will continue to be refined. Does that mean they'll end up walking or finding another mode of transportation?
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love the 2nd season so far, and loved the first season.
what bothered me about last episode is how the 2 idiots just opened the door of that school after getting the stuff they needed. I mean sneaking in they did the whole flare thing and being stealthy and all, and then getting out they just open the door and run outside.
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love the 2nd season so far, and loved the first season.
what bothered me about last episode is how the 2 idiots just opened the door of that school after getting the stuff they needed. I mean sneaking in they did the whole flare thing and being stealthy and all, and then getting out they just open the door and run outside.
It might have been a little confusing cause it happened so quickly, but they actually snuck into a FEMA trailer after distracting the zombies. After raiding the trailer, they had no way of distracting the zombies so they had no choice but to barge out and make a run for it. They ran away until they managed to break into the school.
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I have a question. If most of the area, lest the world, are infested with zombies, how will they continue to use their vehicles once all the gas in the abandoned vehicles get siphoned? I doubt petroleum will continue to be refined. Does that mean they'll end up walking or finding another mode of transportation?
Everyone turns into a hipster and they start riding fixies
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Maybe they had the horse and the truck before hell broke out. Some people aren't worried about driving around in style when most around them are walking dead....
Who said anything about style? There are dozens and dozens of cars on that road. They can take 40 of them and have them ready for use, or take the gas from 30 of them and use it on the other 10. Gather them by best gas mileage and by most pickup space. Have another category of fastest getaway cars if needed.

But no, they want a horse and beat up pickup.

And they don't have to kill the horse just because they have the cars.
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Gas can only sit for so long. Horses are a must at some point. Kind of what Jenner said. No grid, no nothing. The world runs on processed fossil fuels. When shit hits the fan, sorry about your luck.
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Just saw the episode last night via the web. I really think they should either find Sophia by next week or declare her dead and move on with the group's objectives. I enjoyed both episodes 201 and 202 thus far, but it seems like there is a lack of direction in terms of what to expect this season. It is interesting how 202 ended though; I wonder how Shane is going to get out of the hospital.
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Just saw the episode last night via the web. I really think they should either find Sophia by next week or declare her dead and move on with the group's objectives. I enjoyed both episodes 201 and 202 thus far, but it seems like there is a lack of direction in terms of what to expect this season. It is interesting how 202 ended though; I wonder how Shane is going to get out of the hospital.
Prediction - Glen shows up (in a car, not on a horse) and saves them.
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If you recall in the big season preview before S2E1 started, we saw Shane & Otis (who was limping) running down the street from a horde of walkers. We haven't seen that yet. So my guess is they figure out a way to at least run.
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watching eps 1 right now.

man what a trip if you actually woke up to this....
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watching eps 1 right now.

man what a trip if you actually woke up to this....
That first episode was absolutely powerful.
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Stayed up till 2am watching the first disc....
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Stayed up till 2am watching the first disc....
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the yawn was because I was tired...
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...from reading the Jobs bible 69 times...?
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no, i was up late finishing up the 1st disc of season one


anyways i finished up season one... wtf only 6 episodes????????
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