Posts Tagged ‘daleks’

I have just seen episode 3 of series 2 of the walking dead and I thought it was about time I wrote a review about it. The first series, which was on tv last year, was pretty good and I was looking forward to series 2.

For those that done know the walking dead is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series based on the comic book series “The Walking Dead”by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. I have not read the comics myself so do not know how close the tv series is to the comics.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff’s deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up after being in a coma to find the world dominated by zombies or “walkers”.

In series 1, acting on a rumour from a fellow survivor, he arms himself and begins a perilous journey to Atlanta, Georgia, where the CDC is said to have set up a quarantined “safe-zone” in the city.

He sets out to find his family and other survivors along the way. During his journey, Rick sees the devastation to both society and infrastructure left by the disaster. Upon reaching Atlanta, he soon discovers that the city is overrun by the undead and is no longer a safe zone. Even the CDC is not the safe haven it was expected to be. And at the end of the series the CDC is left destroyed with the survivors depleted and with nowhere to go.

At the start of series 2 for Rick Grimes and the rest of his rag-tag band of survivors, there’s doesn’t seam much hope on the horizon. Episode 1 begins with Rick and his group of survivors escaping the CDC. They decide that Fort Benning would be their next destination. Along the way, they come across a traffic jam of abandoned vehicles on Interstate 85. The group loot several vehicles and, as a large horde of walkers approach, are forced to hide under the vehicles. Sophia runs off into the woods to escape a walker.

The search for missing Sophia happens for most of episode 1. But at the end of the episode Carl (Rick’s son) is accidentally shot during the search. At the start of episode 3 Otis, the man who shot Carl, leads Rick and Shane to a large, isolated farm owned by a veterinarian named Hershel Greene.

Hershel attempts to treat Carl but cannot remove the bullet fragments as they are embedded too deep.  Shane and Otis volunteers to go to a nearby medical centre to retrieve some essential medical supplies so that Hershel can treat Carl.  Only one problem, it’s been over run by, guess what, loads of zombies. To be honest not much else happens except the remaining group deals with interpersonal relationships while various searches for Sophia are performed.

In Episode 3 we have the continuing search for Sophia and battle to get medical supplies. Why oh why are they spending so much effort and putting themselves in more danger pursuing these 2 activities. And as I suspected Shane and Otis, both get injured, and run out of ammo. With Carl’s life is hanging in the balance. Shane has to do a terrible but necessary action. If Shane and Otis both die, Carl’s dead. If one of the makes it back to the farm with the equipment, Carl lives.  And so Shane does what he needs to do. Shane returns alone to the Greene home with the critical medical supplies just in time for Carl’s surgery. Whether or not he can justify that to other people is a different matter though.

And that’s it, after three episodes very little has happened so far.

With what I have seen the special effects and make up have been pretty good.  The acting has been excellent. And there have been some pretty good moments. The zombie being killed with a screwdriver in episode 1 was excellent and the zombie autopsy in the same episode was particularly gruesome with the cut-open zombie and its entrails.

But I have to say I am not enjoying this series as much as the first series. Maybe I’m just getting bored with all the zombies and to be honest lost interest in whether they survive or not. I don’t think I will be watching any more, we shall see.

What do you think?

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Hi folks,

Guess what? I have some Doctor Who news and a trailer…..

Steven Moffat has recently revealed that six episodes of Doctor Who will air in 2012 (probably september), with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) both departing in the fifth episode. New companion Jenna-Louise Coleman (from Waterloo road), will then join the show in this year’s Christmas special. Eight more episodes will then continue in 2013 as part of the seventh series. Then it is rumoured there will 2 1 hour specials planned for the end of 2013 to celebrate the shows 50th anniversary.  River Song is set to make an appearance in the series somewhere along the line.

Speaking about the upcoming debut, Jenna-Louise Coleman told viewers to expect “lots of secrets and intrigue” from her alter ego. “I know what my introduction is,” she told “Doctor Who” Magazine. “It sounds really interesting, really exciting. I don’t think anything’s been done like it before, but there are lots of secrets and intrigue, and I think it’s going to throw and confuse a lot of people, and surprise a lot of people”.

There has been a lot of rumour and speculation about what is going to happen in the series. This includes the weeping Angels in one episode, a cyborg in the wild west in another and also appearance of  couple of Daleks. Well more than a couple! In fact in one episode of the new series it is rumoured there will apparently be lots of Daleks, one from every era of the show. How exciting is that if that happens :).

I will keep you updated as soon as I get more news.

Anyway, here is a sneak preview of the new series….

I can’t wait…..

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Are you missing “Doctor Who”? Well I am.

I know its only been just over a month since the christmas special of “Doctor Who” but I am afraid I am missing it.  I am so sad that I have even been doing a lot of thinking about what delights we may have in the new series. I am a huge Doctor Who fan and have been watching it on & off since the 70’s and in my opinion it has got better and better. Although I  did not watch it much when Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy played the Doctor I got hooked again in 2005 when the series returned with Christopher Eccleston. I must admit that when Chistopher Eccelston left I never dreamed that David Tennant would do a better job.  But he did.  And when David left my heart sunk even lower because I thought he was amazing and irreplaceable, but Matt Smith (who I’m afraid I had never heard of before Doctor Who) has made it his own.

And now later this year we will see a new series of this classic science fiction series back on our screens.  Filming is due at the end of february. Thus far Steven Moffat has been pretty tight-lipped about the new series. It’s not even clear how many episodes there will be. Or even if it will be split between 2012 and 2013 to incorporate the 50th year anniversary.  We do know that we will see a bit of Amy and Rory and that they will be leaving during the series. He is quoted as saying “Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary is coming. In Cardiff, we’re gearing up for the biggest, the best and the most ambitious season we’ve ever made. There will be shocks, surprises and heartbreak – the Doctor is about to say goodbye to his very best friends, Amy and Rory.”

There is even rumour of a new companion but no news as to who it is. Mr  Moffat says “And then he’s about to say hello to someone very different – the Doctor is going to meet someone very new in the very last place he could ever have expected…” What ever that could mean I do not know.  Does it mean we might see something other than an earth-born human joining the Doctor?

There has also been a lot of speculation about what/who is going to appear in the 50th year anniversary. Will there be new monsters? Will the daleks or master return? Will it be a cross over story with an “old” Doctor Who series (like with the Star Trek deep space nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” where Captain Sisko and his crew go back to the time of Captain Kirk in the original “star trek” to find a bomb disguised as a tribble) or something completely new and unexpected?  Personally I would like to see a couple of older companions joining him, for example Donna, Rose Tyler, K9 and Captain Jack Harkness.  Wouldnt that be fantastic.  And since there is no “Torchwood” this year does that mean that John Barrowman is leaving time open for him to film in “Doctor Who”, or am I just clutching at straws? I even read somewhere, can’t remember where, that there maybe a remote possibility of different past “Doctors” appearing in some sort of reunion story.

Anyway, all I know is that I can’t wait. And when I get news I will blog it :).

Have you heard any gossip or want to see something in the new “Doctor Who” series let me know.

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