Midweek Geekiness: The Zombiefied Edition

English: Intertitle from the AMC television pr...
English: Intertitle from the AMC television program The Walking Dead (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The clever people behind Winnipeg’s Zombie Walk scheduled the 2012 edition for October 13th.  That’s one day before The Walking Dead premieres its third season.  (I have a funny feeling a number of zombie walks will happen on that day.)  Participants bring a non-perishable food item for Winnipeg Harvest, with a killer after party at the Osborne Village Zoo.   However, people may argue zombies always walked among us…just have a look at groups of people texting one another.

While I don’t consider myself a zombie walker, I am definitely a zombie watcher.  The day after the walk, The Walking Dead premieres its third season.  I didn’t mind the stay at Hershel’s farm quite as much as some viewers.  People complained about the lack of action, not enough zombies, and why couldn’t they found Sophia sooner?  To me the story line offers the chance to show staying still didn’t quell the conflict between Shane and Rick regarding leadership.  While Shane seemed blustery, Rick quietly did what had to be done.  The barnyard shooting set the stage for the remaining season, while encapsulating the differences between the two men.

Now the group, and in turn the viewers, find themselves out of Hershel’s farm for season 3.  Rick and his group attempt to take a prison as their new home, while Andrea and Michonne meet The Governor and his group at Woodbury.  Speaking of the Governor, the post I wrote about David Morrissey’s casting as the antagonist has 79 views and counting.  People definitely want to know about the character, and know about the actor playing him.  I have seen this guy play good guys, bad guys, and everything in between.  He can do this character.  It’s also smart to play with the look of the character in its on-screen translation.  Television viewers, especially those not familiar with the comic, will wonder why trust a guy like this:

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The whole point of The Walking Dead is looking at ordinary people reveal their nature in the face of an extraordinary circumstance.  In comic world, I can understand hyperbole.  In adapting for the screen, some things need to have some grounding in the real world.  Something tells me Morrissey’s clean-cut take will retain the essence of evil terrorizing Rick and his group:

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Remember it’s not the zombies that are scary, although best not to end up as their dinner.  It’s the living a survivor needs to fear.

 

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