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This is taken from an interview on thewrap.com: Robert Kirkman reveals why zombies don't actually exist on "Walking Dead" So, why are the living dead referred to as "walkers" instead of zombies on "The Walking Dead"? One of the pleasures of watching AMC's new "Walking Dead" aftershow — "Talking Dead" — is the chance for fans to get answers to ...


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Did ‘The Walking Dead’ Cook Up a ‘Breaking Bad’ Reference? Robert Kirkman, a creator of the “Walking Dead” comics and a producer of the television series, said that the inclusion of the blue meth was indeed "a little Easter egg we were doing for AMC fans" (The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad are both AMC shows)


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The way I understood it is thus: Beth has just realized that Dawn's power lies completely in making others subservient to her, and Dawn knows it. Dawn needs a ward who will listen to her and obey her. Noah filled that part prior to Beth's arrival. When Noah escapes, Dawn now needs to bind Beth to her, so she starts being nicer to her, covering up for her ...


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I believe you're referring to S04E13: Alone, though Daryl and Glenn encounter Bob Stookey at the beginning of the episode, not the end. This was a flashback to when they first met Bob who had been surviving alone for a while. As this recap explains The episode began with a flashback montage of Bob on his own walking through the woods and looking ...


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It would be a very dangerous journey, requiring the expenditure of vast amounts of resources for something which does not have a defined objective. It is difficult to drive to and through cities due to the roads being blocked by broken down cars, herds of walkers, general rubble etc. Walking would be very dangerous as there are natural hazards, walkers, ...


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TL;DR: Magic? To keep the show on air as long as possible? The virus somehow keeps them alive? All viable options. Long Answer: To shamefully steal paraphrase from the answers given on the same topic over at the Sci Fi Stack Exchange: As most people are aware... Georgia (and most of the Southeastern USA) gets extremely hot and humid throughout the ...


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You're, perhaps, assuming that all the walkers are the same age. With each new death (and a walker doesn't have to be involved, because everyone has the virus in them), a new walker arises. You would expect that the walker population would eventually shrink and be gone, which is a great theory postulated by Andrew Martin. That is actually a logical ...


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As for official sources, both the actress and an executive producer offered their opinion on the matter. Says Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd: She gets that Dawn was the kind of person who made up the rules as she went along. She would do anything to not only survive, but to maintain power. There is no negotiating with someone like that, ...


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From Examiner.com Some fans noticed that Tyreese had some sort of carrier on his back. Inside it resembled a baby, although the shot of it wasn't close up. This caused some confusion with fans on whether baby Judith was dead or alive. On "The Talking Dead," the subject of baby Judith was brought up and it was confirmed that the infant is ...


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Here is one explanation I've found: The aluminum baseball bat is arguable one of the most popular mid-ranged weapons against zombies, and is so for good reason. An aluminum baseball bat is slightly over 3 feet in length and 33 ounces in mass. Sports stores are commonplace in cities and thus, baseball bats are plentiful and incredibly easy to gain access ...


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Basing the cultural impact on viewers has never been an accurate gauge of quality or longevity. The Transformers movies will bring in more viewers but it's not the kind of movie that still gets talked about years later like The Usual Suspects (Domestic Total Gross: $23,341,568) or other critical successes that don't rake in hundreds of millions of dollars. ...


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When we first see Daryl with the crossbow he is using manufactured bolts, with colored plastic fletching. Later we see him making his own wooden bolts with feather fletching. So clearly he did not recover those bolts, which are probably lighter and stronger than anything he could make out of wood. So we can assume he lost more than the one used to shoot ...


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It was her boyfriend and a friend of his. It was mentioned on the comic but not on the TV show (as far as I remember). In the early stages of the outbreak, Michonne runs on foot to her house. This attracts a street full of zombies to follow her. While she arrives home, she meets her boyfriend, Mike and his brave but idiotic best friend, Terry. A ...


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The term "zombie" is never used in The Walking Dead, as far as I can recall. The term Rick's group uses to refer to the animated corpses is simply "walker." The inhabitants of Woodbury use the term "biters" to refer to the animated corpses. From a viewer's standpoint, "zombie," "walker," and "biter" are synonyms. In-universe, nobody uses the term ...


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From Wikipedia Influenza spreads around the world in seasonal epidemics, resulting in about three to five million yearly cases of severe illness and about 250,000 to 500,000 yearly deaths,[18] rising to millions in some pandemic years. In the 20th century three influenza pandemics occurred, each caused by the appearance of a new strain of the virus in ...


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I don't think the virus was just supposed to be a regular flu, I think it was supposed to be some form of zombie Swine Flu, and here's why: The virus was zoonotic as it infected and killed Violet, the pig they were keeping, just before the first infections in the prison: Zombies are also infected with the virus: In 2009 (just around when season 4 was ...


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The character's name is Abraham, not Jim. He heard Eugene yelling "Help, help me" followed by "It's them, get 'em". This may have sounded like "Jim" but according to the subtitles (via Amazon streaming), those are the lines. After Abraham killed the walkers, he turned and was walking away, in a daze, when Eugene said he was on a very important mission. This ...


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I think your hypothesis is correct. Going by what was said on the after-show, The Talking Dead, and the general consensus on the official site from AMC, we are indeed being presented with a plot device that sees everyone being infected with the 'zombie' virus, which is then activated upon death. Yes, you can be turned from a bite or bad scratch (or at ...


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In one of the first episodes introducing the character of the Governor, we see him and his men murder a team of soldiers heavily armed, to rid them of their weapons. If he did not had killed them, but had instead incorporated them to its little community, with their equipment, training, and experience as a unified team, the soldiers might have been strong ...


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Because it is fiction; entertainment, first and foremost. It's not intended to be a scientifically accurate treatise on exactly how it would be like in a post apocalyptic world short on people. Folks would be milling around all day gathering roots, scratching themselves, and wondering where to walk to next. Not exactly great entertainment. How the various ...


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There can be numerous reasons. You have to remember that media like TV shows and film have to cover stories in a far more restricted timeframe than print media can. This means they can't dwell on story lines or certain characters for too long. This May result in shallower character development, characters being dropped, added, or altered. You may also have ...


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I'm assuming they were destroyed in Herschel's farmhouse fire that terminated the last season. Rick and Lorie were living there with Carl. They would not have been able to be retrieved as that season finale was devoted to escaping the zombie swarm.


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I'm going to convert my comment into a better answer. Unless it's explained in the comic series, there is no explanation. But, if we look at certain facts from the show we can speculate as to the reason to a point that could make sense. The first attempt failed (started to rain) That type of scene may have been too much for audiences. It was pretty ...


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According to the IMDb, it is the only episode so far: Unlike in any previous episode, there is a 'stinger' scene, ie. after the end credits are completely over.


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MATH! Ok, So I found this cool article about Star Trek Into Darkness that looks into the science a bit. Warning, there are some minor spoilers ahead if you haven't seen it. In the film, the article discusses Khan's ability to crush skulls with his bare hands: The cunning villain Khan Noonien Singh [...] betrays his temporary allies to exact revenge on ...


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From USA Today's "The 5 most shocking moments in the 'Walking Dead' season finale": Thus: Pete.


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I saw it as a re-telling of his upbringing. It was a gut reaction to being around a stack of cash and jewels. However, given the amount of time they've been living in the Walking Dead universe, I found it odd that he would suddenly exhibit such behavior. The darts thing made sense, but Daryl is a survivor and should have been more practical at that point ...


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Older model vehicles such as the one Merel hot wires did not come stock with alarms but if you look at the upgraded wheels (22"?) and upgraded stereo then it's safe to assume the owner also installed an alarm. I'd imagine he didn't think there would be an alarm. However, the whole idea of this car sitting for 1yr+ and still starting is ridiculous. It would ...


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In The Walking Dead, everyone supposedly has the virus dormant in them. So, if they absolutely HAD to, they could possibly eat the zombies without repercussion if they could get their minds around the cannibalism factor. And, in extreme cases (i.e. the Argentinian soccer team whose plane crash and the ordeal surrounding it inspired the book/movie "Alive") ...


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From someone who watched the show: The baby was in a "papoose" on Tyrese's back. There was no need to kill the baby, she was alive and well when Tyrese and Carol returned to find Lizzy covered in Mika's blood, and they would have made sure Judith was well protected from Lizzy afterwards.



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