Alright what’s going on guys it’s Trev back again here to bring you another video. In this one I will be doing my monthly review for this months issue of the walking dead comic book series which is issue 131 called A new journey begins. Finally we get to see Carl and Sophia reunited! I thought this was a pretty touching issue and I am going to give it an 8 out of 10. It’s nice to see all of our characters happy and enjoying life for a change.
Robert Kirkman has long described “The Walking Dead” as a zombie movie that never ends. Now, he’s changing his tune.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kirkman, the executive producer of the “Walking Dead” TV series and writer of the “Walking Dead” comic books, says he’s finally arrived at an idea for how to end the post-apocalypse thriller. Now, the question isn’t about how “Walking Dead” ends — it’s about when.
“I do know what I’m building toward, yes,” said Kirkman, referring to how the comics will end. “I don’t know exactly what issue that’s going to fall on, per se, and I do have a lot of road laid out before that that is going to take a long time, but I certainly know exactly what I’m building to.”
Kirkman even knows the final page of the “Walking Dead” comic series, and he says that the idea came to him about a year or two ago.
“From the very beginning I would always plot these big, long overarching stories,” he said. “So it’d be like, oh, they’re going to get to the prison, then this is going to happen and then that’s going to happen and that’s going to happen. I wouldn’t really map out how many issues those were going to take, but I would always make sure that I had somewhere between two and ten years of story mapped out ahead of me.
“About a year or two ago, I finally nailed down exactly what I want the ending to be,” he continued. “So now I’ve kind of got two trails of story going in my head. One working to where I’m at very far into the future, and one working from the end backwards. When those two stories meet, then I’ll know exactly how long the story is. I’m rapidly approaching that point.”
Recently, the “Walking Dead” comics have made some big changes in the lives of Rick Grimes and his companions. (SPOILER ALERT, if you’re behind.) After the “All Out War” story arc, “Walking Dead” experienced a time-jump, lurching forward a few years in the future to see Rick as the leader of a flourishing, organized society, with his arch-enemy Negan languishing in prison. Could we see another time-jump before “Walking Dead” ends, or was the time-jump the first silo in the final act of the zombie drama? We’ll find out someday — maybe not someday soon, but someday.
For now, the “Walking Dead” TV show certainly isn’t ending anytime soon; season five premieres on October 12.
Source – http://www.mtv.com/news/1926450/walking-dead-the-end/
The Walking Dead television show is getting a pinball machine, Stern Pinball told Polygon today.
The machine will be based on the AMC television show and feature a playfield based on the overarching struggle of a group of survivors pitted against a world turned zombie.
The pro version of the game, which sells for $5,995, includes zombie bash toys and some familiar locations, like Cell Block C. The limited edition version of the machine, which sells for $8,595, will also include tiny toys based on designs from the show, like a bicycle girl and a fish tank with an illuminated zombie head. Most impressive though is the way players will shoot the ball in the limited edition version.
“A giant crossbow comes out of the front of the machine, it literally slides out, and you can fire pinballs anywhere on the field,” said Jody Dankberg, Stern’s director of marketing and licensing. “It’s going to be a really fantastic looking and playing game.
“It has some really cool toys on it.”
Dankberg said the tiny toys on the table were created with the help of Gregory Nicotero, a special effects creator whose work has appeared in The Walking Dead, Predators and the original Day of the Dead.
“He’s a master sculptor,” Dankberg said. “He did all of the toys for us.”
John Borg, the machine designer and technician behind classic pinballs like Star Wars, Guns N’ Roses and Twister, is doing the design for the table and Lyman Sheats, a programmer whose work includes Tommy Pinball Wizard, Medieval Madness and AC/DC, is in charge of programming.
“It will feature familiar scenes and familiar characters from the show,” Dankberg said. It won’t include any voice work from the actors, he added.
The Walking Dead pinball is one of six machines Stern Pinball has planned through 2015, Dankberg said.
“We are in the middle of a pinball renaissance right now,” he said. “We came in about five years ago, near the end of 2009, with a group of venture capitalists to help turn the company around along with some of the founders. Things have grown drastically since then.
“When I walked into the factory five years ago it was dead silence. Now we create 250 to 350 machines a day.”
Dankberg called the creation of hand-made pinball tables a “fascinating symphony of talent.”
Over the years, the drop in widespread pinball sales lead to a shift in what sort of machines were created. Nowadays it’s unlikely for a pinball creator to make a machine not based on a licensed product.
“We can’t afford to really have a big miss,” Dankberg said. “They need to be based on an A+ title that is recognized here and around the world.
“If we tell someone we have a pinball about guys flying around in space, they’ll tell us to send them two. If we say have have a Star Trek pinball, they’ll say send us 80.”
Like all of their machines, Stern’s The Walking Dead pinball required a designer to create a barebones version of the game, free of paint and decorations, just to see how the game shoots and the parts fit together. Then they’ll have to add speech, music, light shows, rules and logistics.
“They have to figure out what is fun. How do you make it fun for a guy who is a novice but also fun for a tournament player,” he said. “It’s a delicate balance. Like creating a giant Rube Goldberg machine.”
Source – http://news.yahoo.com/walking-dead-getting-real-pinball-170504063.html
When will Season 4 of The Walking Dead be on Netflix? The answer is we don’t kn—hold on. What’s that? We do know? WELL WHY DIDN—ahem. Apparently The Walking Dead Season 4 will be on Netflix for your streaming pleasure on September 28th! So mark you calendars and get ready to binge watch before Season 5 premieres on AMC October 12th.
Source – http://www.thewalkingdead.com/walking-dead-season-4-netflix/
“The Walking Dead” – Lauren Cohan Covers “Maxim”
Take another look @ Brit actress Lauren Cohan, who plays ‘Maggie’, a human survivor on AMC’s ultra-violent ‘zombie’ TV series “The Walking Dead”, in a revealing pictorial for “Maxim” magazine.
Cohan’s major movie acting debut was the 2005 film “Casanova” as ‘Sister Beatrice’.
In 2006, she starred in the sequel to “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”, titled “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj” playing the role of ‘Charlotte Higginson’.