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'The Walking Dead' season 4: Comic book creator Robert Kirkman discusses what's ahead
CSM ^ | April 2, 2013 | Kevin Yeoman

Posted on 04/02/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT by virgil283

"There’s some really, really cool and big stuff that people have been expecting, ... from the comics, that will work into Season 4. To give a hint, I will say that we do have Tyreese and Rick, who are now united, which is a big moment for the comic book fans...It’s going to be different in a lot of ways. We’ll see a very different Rick Grimes for one. His experiences against the Governor and with the various things that happened to him in season three are informing his character in huge ways..Carl has adopted a far more ruthless, kill-or-be-killed type of mentality. As evidenced by his merciless killing of a young man who appeared to have been surrendering, Carl’s shift into that of a child soldier has now yielded some negative results, and the youngster may soon find himself at an ideological crossroads with his father...And while the comic creator acknowledges the next season’s storyline will begin at the prison, there’s no guarantee that is where it will end."

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: thewalkingdead; walkingdead
Are you looking forward to "The Walking Dead" season four?
1 posted on 04/02/2013 6:05:39 PM PDT by virgil283
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To: virgil283

Not as much as the first 2 seasons


2 posted on 04/02/2013 6:18:21 PM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: stuartcr

This season was kind of a let down. Better then last season though.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: virgil283; Valpal1; APatientMan; CatherineofAragon; LibertarianLiz; Radagast the Fool; shotgun; ...

Walking Dead ping!

Please let me know if you would like on or off The Walking Dead ping list.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 6:33:33 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: stuartcr

Yeah, I have to agree. The third season, especially the 2nd half was very weak. They did not need eight episodes to cover the territory they covered in the 2nd half of season 3. Hopefully, it will pick up next season.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:02 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The one exception: Burn After Reading. Just. Not. Good.)
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To: driftdiver
This season was kind of a let down.

Out of curiosity what were you looking for? Other than dragging out the story I liked it.

6 posted on 04/02/2013 6:35:14 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron. No, they are both.)
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To: driftdiver

What kind of letdown? That Rick didn’t turn into a zombie?


7 posted on 04/02/2013 6:36:38 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: raybbr

Parts of it were good. Maybe because the zombie killing has gotten routine.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:39:04 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t see how they can get used to the gore. I wouldn’t have much of an apetite. LOL


9 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:40 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: virgil283

I’m hoping Rick will show a little more humor.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:41:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: laplata

Merle made a lousy zombie.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:45:38 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

I think Carl made the right choice. Put the gun down quick or you are gonna get it.


12 posted on 04/02/2013 6:46:54 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

He sure wasn’t around too long, though. I agree. he was one

good character when alive. I kind of felt bad when he

turned. And it was really bad when Daryl had to kill him.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 6:51:10 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Thanks for doing this, ConjunctionJunction!


14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:17 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: driftdiver

One of the producers (Gale Anne Hurd) has been quoted as saying that the survivors have become a bit too complacent with regard to the walkers, so I think that the show’s writers are planning to step up the walker threat.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:52:36 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: laplata

You’re welcome! And thanks to virgil283 for finding these great articles! :-)


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:54:57 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: virgil283

Heck yes I am however it is not until October. Not sure what I will do during this time except now I got hooked on Revolution. I swear that show has its governor too LOL.

Also I am not sure if anyone notice but there seems to be a little subliminal message in regards to Religion and God all the time.

Like in the first episode I think after Sophia had disappeared they winded up at a church due to the bell ringing. You see Carol praying and Rick even though he didn’t believe he asked God for guidance.

Also I recall Hershel telling Merl to cast off his bad/mean ways (the right hand) to save Daryl (the body) from getting thrown out of the group. (into hell) ??
Could the quote plant an idea in Merl to scheme to get close enough to the Gov (right hand) to kill him but only by sacrificing himself to save the Daryl and the others??

Matthew 5:30:
“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.”

Also in the finale we see a split second of a bible verse when the governor picked up the bible in prison with the following:

The Bible verse is John 5:29.

“And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, until the resurrection of damnation.”

The end of the finale OMG they showed a cross with a beautiful sunshine in the background among the grass.

I am glad they showed some respect to toward religion. I know if a bunch of zombies did rise we would see alot of praying and fighting.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: virgil283

Thanks, virgil1283.


18 posted on 04/02/2013 6:57:48 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: virgil283

Yes. It is just like the book, not plot-wise necessarily, but in tone. It isn’t meant to be zombie-slasher-gore-fest. The Zombie Apocalypse is just the setting for a great tale. The zombie killing does get routine for the most part in the book. They have had enough experience with it, they can handle the walkers fairly easily. It is the people you have to look out for.


19 posted on 04/02/2013 7:00:36 PM PDT by Chipper (You can't kill an Obamazombie by destroying the brain...they didn't have one to begin with.)
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To: virgil283

I think Carl did the right thing. I think he saved himself, Hershel and Beth. The guy was told to put his gun down and he said no I’ll hand it to you or something like that and kept advancing on a kid, a petite girl and an old guy with one leg. I just worry that Carl will feel he has to protect the group from all outsiders, including good people that came in on the bus. He’s a kid, I’m sure killing, even when necessary, will effect him. I’m looking forward to season 4 and hope Carl doesn’t kill a “good guy” by mistake because he thinks all outsiders are bad, or that he has to be “stopped” from killing innocent people because he’s lost his judgment.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 7:03:44 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: ConjunctionJunction

You never know when a “herd” might be moving through the area...


21 posted on 04/02/2013 10:42:36 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

You never know when a “herd” might be moving through the area...


They do seem to travel in packs so a huge herd is likely.

Wow.


22 posted on 04/03/2013 12:01:32 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Patriot Babe
"Heck yes I am however it is not until October. Not sure what I will do during this time except now I got hooked on Revolution. I swear that show has its governor too LOL."

Can't wait for October, but in the meantime, "Falling Skies" is a pretty good show. Its next season begins in June.

23 posted on 04/03/2013 6:34:26 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: laplata; miliantnutcase

Remember at the beginning of Season 3, when they said the herds were getting bigger? I kept waiting for one to overwhelm Woodbury.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 6:35:39 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: driftdiver

Merle’s zombie wasn’t convincing. Merle’s racist deep-woods drug-abusing crackah act was convincing.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 6:40:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: CatherineofAragon; mnehrling
Can't wait for October, but in the meantime, "Falling Skies" is a pretty good show. Its next season begins in June.

ACKKKK COUGH BARF GAG!!!!!

Falling Skies is HORRIBLE. Hackneyed, cliche'd characters, an UTTERLY RIDICULOUS job of casting.... and if you look closely, it appears the actors are on the verge of breaking down into laughter at any given moment. I got the series so I forced myself to watch through it. Season 2 was much better, so it went from an F to a D-.

26 posted on 04/03/2013 6:43:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: cripplecreek
I’m hoping Rick will show a little more humor.

I have an idea: Get a zombified infant, put your right hand up the back of it's cut-out body, and using this as your ventriloquist dummy, tour the Southeast with a comedy act!!!

27 posted on 04/03/2013 6:47:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz, tell me how you really feel, LMAO!

I had a deal with a friend that she would watch TWD if I’d watch Falling Skies. I can never find anything to watch on TV, so it’s a fun show to watch over the summer. Doesn’t compare to TWD AT ALL.

I notice, though, that FS started having an after-show discussion program.....hmmmm, wonder where they got that idea...?


28 posted on 04/03/2013 6:51:03 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Lazamataz

I want to add the cast from Justified to the Walking Dead.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 7:23:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

O thanks I’ll check that one out


30 posted on 04/03/2013 9:19:08 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: CatherineofAragon

Same here. I thought they’d be climbing over each other to breach the walls. By the thousands. LOL


31 posted on 04/03/2013 11:12:30 AM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: raybbr

I liked it too. But then I have never read the comics or novels so I don’t know if I’m suppose to be let down or not. Maybe that’s a good thing.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 2:43:13 PM PDT by uptowngirl
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To: cripplecreek

I’d love to see Raylan as the leader at the prison. And a couple of those Deputy U.S. Marshals as his backup.

:-)


33 posted on 04/03/2013 4:56:33 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: virgil283

Yep. But I hope they don’t spend most of season four in conflict with only the Governor. They should introduce some additional conflicts and bad guys too. They spent too much time looking for Sophia.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 6:12:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: MacMattico

“I think Carl did the right thing.”

The kid he shot, is his mother at the prison now? Or did the Gov. kill her on the road? Could get interesting if she now lives at the prison with Carl.


35 posted on 04/05/2013 9:50:22 AM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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