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Offline Hap-Bee

Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 02, 2015, 08:48 AM »
All of us Walking Dead fans may have a reason to get happy real soon with the up coming premier of the limited series, Fear the Walking Dead. I am so stoked about this show because I always have withdrawls after the Walking Dead season finales and the loooong wait for the new season to begin .I've been scouring the 'net trying to find every little morsel pertaining to this amc original and here's what I've been able to find. Firstly, it will premier August 23 at 9/8c. It is a prequel to The Walking Dead, so we will find out the origins of the Walker virus (finally? maybe?) There will be 15 episodes. The first episode will be 90 lovely minutes! (yay) It will take place in Los Angeles. Big city, big body count, lots of Walker mayhem ensues! The cast is more diverse than The Walking Dead cast, with Latino actors being the main characters. It will focus on 3 different families: The Clarks', the Salazars'  and the Manawas' . CHARACTER BIOS: Daniel Salazar, his wife Griselda and their daughter Ofelia. Daniel is a barber and Griselda is very religious. They are from El Salvador. Daniel will be played by Ruben Blades. I am very interested to see how a very religious person reacts to the Walkers. Madison, Nick and Alicia are the Travis family members. Madison is a guidance counselor at El Sereno High School. Nick and Alicia are her children and attend El Sereno High. Nick has a drug problem while his sister, Alicia is considered a good girl.The Manawas are Travis Liza and Chris. Travis is a high school English teacher and engaged to Madison Travis. He is portrayed by Cliff Curtis. I know there is probably a lot I missed but I just wanted to cover the basics for now. So, will you be watching Fear the Walking Dead when it premieres Aug. 23? What are your expectations for the 15 part series? I for one... CANNOT WAIT!! >:D
 

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Offline Hap-Bee

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2015, 06:18 PM »
I'm kinda frustrated with this show, cavey. The stupid things the characters continue to do are just mind- boggling to me. Even after seeing the son's zombie drug dealer/ friend and the zombies in the riot getting mowed down by the cops, they still have a hard time killing the zombies.. instead they think they are sick and can be reasoned with. Besides the son and the old guy from the barber shop.. they should all be dead. Madison is sorta starting to come around and realizes how screwed they are. Only three episodes left and I hate to say it, but I'm kinda glad its almost over. :'(
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2015, 12:14 PM »
Yup, it is frustrating,  But i have decided to look on the characters as innocents, and the fact that zombies are not part of their culture, like they would be for you and I.    As for the druggie son,  I am back to leaving the twit behind.   They have lost their window of opportunity behind for escaping.    As I said to my husband,  I would have left, and we would have a meeting point.   Which would be down country to my cousins farm, Then, when we all met up,  it would be further south and to my mothers farmlet in the South Island, if we needed to.  As I fear we would only have a small window in which the ferries would still be running across the Cook Straight.  Google New Zealand.  We have 2 large main islands called, North and South Island  ( someone spent seconds thinking up those names)  At the moment I am in Auckland, NZ's largest city  ( 2 million out of the 4 million that live in the whole country)  so we actually have a fair shot at exterminating them once it happens, as our population is not s big as the USA.  we are also isolated enough that we can prevent a lot of epidemics ( I am hopeful  lol)   and have huge tracts of country living as some areas , in the South Island are very remote and nearly unchartered,  hence, that is where we would ultimately head to, with very warm clothing
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

Offline Hap-Bee

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2015, 04:46 PM »
See, cavey, you have a solid plan. If we were looking at this show and the zombie apocalypse as a real thing, heck you could even put in the context of any kind of natural disaster, you have a solid plan. But these people are completely clueless, even when bombarded with the truth they refuse to act accordingly. The old guy, the druggie son, and the chubby kid are the only people who seem to get it. If I see my neighbor chowing down on a dog you best believe he's getting a shotgun blast to the face (lol). There would be no reasoning with him. There's no place for weakness nor innocence in a zombie apocalypse :D.
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2015, 08:58 PM »
True,  I know my hubby would have gone after the boys, as Travis did,  But I sure as hell would not be waiting around.  As for  guns, you better believe I would be looting the local gun store even the local hardware store for long sharp machetes and knives, axes etc.  ( though , I have to admit , hubby found dome rather nice machetes one day, for a really reasonable price and has already added them to our survival packs.)  He did this after the huge earthquakes in Chch 4 years ago, that pretty much leveled much of the city  ( NZ's 2nd largest city)   Was awful,  happened a month before the Japanese one.   Hey, we have seen the Horror movies about giant mutants crawling out of the earth after an earthquake or volcanic erruption, and as Auckland is more in just as much danger from an eruption as an earthquake,  you have to be prepared...  )( nope, not survivalists, realists,  that if shit can happen, it will happen,  lol  have enough stuff to get us through a few days on the road or while help comes,  took a long time for power and services to be put back to Chch) 

Anyway, back to the series,  Yes the  old guy is a realist, but he is also thick,  he wanted to stay as well.  And lets face it, we Know that is a bad call,  World War Z explains that you should be on the move, and not hunker down in the iddle of the war zone....  ( Yup, I watch them all)
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2015, 05:47 AM »
Yes! You and your hubby are my kinda people. Although we haven't had anything close to what happens in Fear we do get power outages and the like here and I always keep supplies like canned goods, bottled water, a battery operated torch and a crank radio as well as two first aid kits. My boyfriend is a police officer, so we have guns and other stuff to tide us over if anything was to go down. I just don't understand people who have no kind of plan for anything that could go wrong in life. I still don't understand why Madison hasn't told her daughter what's going on out there and that " we're going to the desert" crap really irks me.  >:(
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2015, 11:09 AM »
I have decided that it is deliberate, their stupidity, to show, that Darwin's theory is not always correct,  the dumb and dumber do occasionally live.  I am sort of hoping that the shots were the drugged out kid and the injured woman, and Travis' ex wife who is a narc. Hopefully now they will get their shyte together and act  . 
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2015, 11:45 AM »
I Really liked last night's episode, its a pity it took almost to the end of the first season for the show to really pick up. I gasped when I saw the druggie son UNDERNEATH the bed stealing the old man's morphine and shooting it in between his toes! But then my bf said that people with a drug habit have no shame and no moral compass, so that was no big thing for him to do that. I was with Madison on not trusting the military. Yeah I really didn't like the ex-wife either, but then she really didn't know what they had planned for the people they corralled. I am looking forward to next week's episode.
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2015, 01:36 AM »
I work in the High Court  ( New Zealand)  so I know what druggies get up too, and my sister was one for the longest tie, so we all got first hand experience.  So that part didnt shock m,  what shocked me was that the quarantine was accepted without question.

So, You reckon Druggie son is dead?  or will they rescue him before his execution?
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

Offline Hap-Bee

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2015, 06:02 AM »
I don't think druggie son is dead, yet. I think they will rescue him and maybe old man Salazar on the season finale. I think the people of the neighborhood were too afraid to question the military and what they were doing. Maybe they were just relieved to be "safe". Too afraid to rock the boat I suppose. Tanks and guns can be pretty intimidating (lol).
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2015, 03:17 PM »
What a shame the show has started to get good on the last few episodes of the season. I really enjoyed last night, I was more afraid of Daniel ( the old guy) than I was of the walkers, he was pretty hard core with all the cutting the guy's skin off his arm and all with a steady hand and soothing voice (lol). The military people seem to be unraveling pretty quickly. I didn't quite understand Cavey, did they just round up all the walkers and put them in the school like that? I assumed that they had shot them all. Man, when those chains break... I don't think the military guys will get to put Cobalt into effect, not before the walkers get lose and kill everybody. Looking forward to next week's season finale. :)
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2015, 09:06 PM »
Hi ya, finally get to reply,  ( had the week from hell at work)

Anyway, Yes, they did round them all up and stashed them in the stadium, because me are stupid and should listen to women who could have told them, that will not end well...  Specially national guard, who are mainly just volunteer wannabes..   Anyway, As you said, i am looking forward to this weeks episode,  and hope that the next season isnt too far off.  Though I am thinking, much as I like Cliff Curtis,  I wanna kill him off, and the druggie son....
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

Offline Hap-Bee

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2015, 06:24 AM »
Yes, I agree with you..  none of the characters are particularly likable so I don't really care if they become zombie chow. If they were just gonna round them all up like that why not I don't know, have a few rotating guards watxhing the school so they would no if something bad was happening. Or why not just shoot them all in the head. Project Cobalt is gonna be a bust I think the zombies will breakout just as the military is about to leave and they get overrun. Sorry to hear about your crappy week, hope all is well now. :)
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2015, 12:32 PM »
just one of those times when we are short staffed and I am trying to do too many other peoples work and My work is left on the back burner,  While trying to also train a person in a job they are not suitable for,  but as they have been placed in al the other positions and not worked out, management are hoping he will be okay in this position  ( I would fire him and the other one that is like this, but it is a govt job, and not so easy to get fired from)  and yes,  I do both of these peoples back up work so they can keep their heads above water and I get worked up about it every few weeks.. lol.. and let management have both barrels. 
Zombie apocalypse time, i will feed both them to the walkers.  and might even hang around to see them get chewed on...  ( in a happy place now)   It is 8:30 Monday morning , here, and I have been at work for 1 and 1/2 hours doing their work... so am now day dreaming of a different world..... 
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2015, 08:43 PM »
Jeez, that sounds horrible cavey. Having to do your work and theirs... so sorry girl. Sounds like the higher ups taking advantage and the guy isn't even qualified for the position, man I'd be steaming mad. Well for what it's worth, I hope they see how valuable you are to them and reward you accordingly. If not, you have major karma points coming your way.  :) :) :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2015, 09:49 AM »
Last night's season finale was kinda blah.. eh to me. Wasn't horrible but could have been a lot better especially if they want people to tune in and watch next season. As I said before, I really didn't care about any of the characters enough so seeing them in mortal  danger of becoming Walker chow was no big deal. I really didn't care that the ex wife got it because she had just said she wanted to take her son and Travis and leave Madison and her kids behind then had the nerve to ask Madison to shoot her cause she couldn't do it herself nor did she want Travis to be burdened with offing her ( really?!). She was a narc and a bitch so I was happy to see her go. Yeah, don't know if I will be tuning in next season for this, but so glad TWD comes back next week  :).
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2015, 07:23 PM »
I am with you, except,  I know I WILL be tuning in next season,  I just have to know what happens next,  LOL. 
I love that music when it starts  that would scare the crapper out of anyone..  I did like that Travis did a number on the soldier,  I am please the ex is dead, she was annoying.   As For the new guy, one that looks like a pimp, Finn? or whatever,  I am pleased he has a decent sized yacht,  now they all need to get on it  ( though I would have found something with a sail for when the fuel runs out and you can't dock) 
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2015, 06:14 AM »
Yeah but could you imagine being in the middle of an ocean with a junkie and a recently wounded girl. I mean, somebody could die then you'd be in real trouble. Forget Zombies on a Plan it would be Zombies on a Boat. No place to run. Yeah, they would eventually run out of supplies and fuel. Didn't he say he wasn't taking them with him? His house is pretty nice, I would try to hunker down there for awhile. At least till we came up with a more concrete plan. They could detox the son and get Ofelia patched up there. Jeez, Travis really messed up by letting the military guy live, but I was glad he finally grew a pair and wailed on the guy. I will probably watch next season also, it just won't be imperative that I watch.
 

Offline cavey

Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #38 on: October 06, 2015, 12:36 PM »
Have you seen the Movie, Once Were Warriors?  Cliffy is in that,  A hard movie to watch as it depicts a not so nice slice of New Zealand Life.  I think you may enjoy it though.   
The Book is even better, it is by Alan Duff.  It is not autobiographical, but it pretty much depicts how he was brought up. 

Oh, and the series The Strain,  I am loving that, though I think I have just seen the season finale,  I have a new favourite TV hero,  Vasiliy Fet, he is by far my favourite Character at the moment.  I see they are doing a season 3,  yay...   
« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 02:50 PM by cavey »
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2015, 06:00 PM »
Yes, I love The Strain also. Am glad there is another season. I love Del Toro's take on vampires. I will read the books it's based on but haven't gotten around to it yet. I've seen Cliff in other shows and movies but haven't seen the one you are talking about. I will look for it and let you know what I think. He is a very good actor tho.
 

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