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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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Extensive CGI isn't necessary. For the arms, it's simple enough to have them wear green/blue socks. Here is a picture of Lt. Dan from Forrest Gump: Basically, they shoot this scene twice, once with the actor and another with them missing. A computer looks for blue (green is used more often I think) pixels, and replaces those with the corresponding pixels ...


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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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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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The extras on the discs (season 3) go into detail about how Michonne's friends were brought to un-life on the show. The faces are prosthetic, extending about an inch and a half in front of the actor's real faces (per Greg Nicotero) If you look at the makeup, you can see how the zombie faces are basically faceplates in front of the actors' real faces: If ...


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Recently, The Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd was asked about the frequent lack of changes in the weather on the series by Access Hollywood, and let the outlet in on a little secret; the lack of seasons totally has to do with the drama’s production schedule. "Yeah, it's dependent on the weather when we shoot." It’s not ...


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I think you're misreading what they've been doing with her character. She hasn't been becoming bipolar, she's been acting like a spy for her group since they first arrived at Alexandria. Her transition from demure housewife to apocalyptic survivor who's prepared to do whatever it takes to survive (and general badass) has been going on for quite some time. ...


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Any form of leg shielding would presumably slow them down. While walkers are slow, the ability to move through a "herd" is often necessary, and anything that impedes their movement would be more of a detriment than an asset.


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There are some questions on SFF getting at this same topic if you want to read those: How long was Rick in the hospital? Why was Rick's room blocked with a hospital bed? And this HitFix article provides some insight: How The Walking Dead's Rick Grimes Survived His Coma Isn't a Mystery, Y'all But I will do my best to sum them up. The gist of them is ...


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I think you overestimate how often they use firearms, and exactly how much ammunition they need. There is very little information on this in-universe so we must apply logic. On firearm usage Numerous times throughout the show's run you hear Rick and others talk about conserving ammunition, using melee attacks (i.e. blades), and other forms of creative ...


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You were looking for credible sources. I found one on the wiki page for the episode, a quote from the comic writer, Kirkman. Robert Kirkman stated: [The A refers to] Train Car A. They were put in Train Car A. The wiki doesn't mention it anywhere else, so I would assume Occam's razor, the answer with the fewest assumptions is probably correct. It's just ...


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Yes, they turned because they are already infected. Everyone is infected, regardless of being bitten or having an open wound. The belief is that the virus went airborne, meaning it's transmitted via respiratory infection vectors. They breathed in the virus through lung tissue. Why they turned so quick seems to be due to individual biology, maybe immune ...


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Note that everyone is already infected, as explained by k0pernikus on the Sci-Fi SE: In the comics it is established that everyone already is infected, though the symptoms only show after you "die" unless the brain is damaged too much. This was shown with Shane. He died by gunshot, yet turned into a zombie while laying six feet ...


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Before Dr. Jenner commuted suicide at the CDC, he told Rick that everyone is infected. I think that sometime during the apocolypse, the virus became airborne, maybe due to the growth of dead walkers piling up, or something else. The virus became part of the air, and as the survivors inhaled, the virus, along with oxygen and carbon dioxide, traveled through ...


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It is difficult to see because of the very dark lighting, but he picks them up from the nurses' station. After he fumbles around with the telephone he reaches into a plastic basket and moves his hands around. At approximately 17 minutes into season 1, episode 1, he grabs an object: You can then see him swiping one hand across the other: Finally, he has ...


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That question was also directed to Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead comic book creator and also a writer for the TV show), in Talking Dead S05E08 (aired after S06E08 "Start to Finish", the mid-season finale*). His response was (paraphrased slightly): Well, look. One, it's not very practical. Being in close contact with that material is also gonna cause ...


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They don't stop decomposing, but they do so rather slowly. In The Walking Dead, unlike the book World War Z, zombies steadily decompose, albeit rather slowly. In the book World War Z, the process still takes place, but usually at a far slower rate (the exception being the rare cases in which the zombie is in an extremely humid, hot environment, like a ...


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Super-Soldier Serum This is not explained in the show or the comics. I don't know if the authors have even thought about it - many times, this is simply thought of as a conceit of the genre. However, there's no actual reason why things have to decay. Decay is caused by various kinds of microbes, as well as oxygen and sunlight damage Bacteria and fungi ...


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I have never been a big fan of the idea that zombies can be explained scientifically in any canon, and The Walking Dead is no exception. In the pilot, as soon as Rick wakes up and is wandering around, we already see several zombies in a state of advanced decomp. One is crawling on the ground with an exposed rib cage, for instance. No metabolism would be ...


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I will try to expand this answer a little more tomorrow.. Most of the fence zombies are latex props, not actually people. I'll try to find some interviews where they talk about this. Here's a segment on how they lop off heads.


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The obvious implication is that the herd outside the wall is now so enormous that the zombies closest to the wall are being crushed by the sheer weight of the horde behind them. In the first episode of the season, we see something quite similar happen when the herd is being led around the bend in the road, at the point where a temporary wall was erected ...


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In The Walking Dead, zombies do not attack or eat other zombies. In season 1, we see this explicitly... two protagonists manage to escape by covering themselves in so much gore that the zombies do not perceive them to be alive. Thus, any victim of a zombie attack quickly falls into two categories: they're killed quickly or they're not killed quickly. If ...


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I wouldn't say Carol has become unhinged, she's just very, very realistic about her situation and what it takes to survive. As shown by her having a bit of a breakdown at the end of "JSS", she still feels emotions over her actions, but understands that, in the moment, emotions and feeling sorry for the enemy can get you killed. You have to remember that ...


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TL;DR: Being bitten by a zombie doesn't turn you into a zombie (it just kills you, and then something else, which you were already infected with, turns you into a zombie). As such, neither bites nor cuts from infected weapons have anything to do with why a person becomes a zombie. Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead franchise, has explicitly ...


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From the Walking Dead Wikia: While the term "zombie" does exist within The Walking Dead universe, it is seldom used. In the comic book, when Rick Grimes's group discover the prison, both Rick and Tyreese discuss how it still sounds funny to use the word "zombie." Likewise, in the Telltale video game, the term is used very rarely. "Zombie" has not ...


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If you were to compare our world to theirs, I would think that most of the ammunition would come from sheriff/police stations, gun stores, houses in which people stocked up, supermarkets, military armories/bases, gun ranges. If you think about our world, there is ammunition everywhere. While there is a also an abundance of food everywhere you look in our ...


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I think your presumption that being a zombie == being eaten/bitten at some point is wrong. It is TWD cannon that EVERYONE is infected by the virus, they just haven't died in order to be brought back by the virus yet. I don't know what the initial infection vector was, but for a lot of people it wasn't lethal. Only when they die from another source do ...


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Rick starts out as a sheriff's deputy in episode one. As part of the living world he is tough and does not hesitate to do what needs to be done: he and Shane set up a trap for the car fleeing law enforcement from another county. We see Rick give instructions to the other officers present: he is a leader, and not gun-shy. Fast forward to him waking up in the ...


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^ Apart from the above answer from Martin Bariak. Rendezvous with Daryl when he bites Jugular vein of a thug. Death of Beth. Battle with Governor's army. Being trapped in Terminus Falling in love with Jessie Anderson in the Alexandria Safe-Zone.


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I would say these were breaking moments: Death of his wife, Taking down Carol’s daughter Sofia when they discover she is a Walker, Killing his best friend Shane, With Shane’s death and Rick revealing to the gang that everyone is infected and will reanimate when they die, Hershel’s death, And more others, these were the main for me.



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