‘The Walking Dead’: Showrunner Scott Gimple weighs in on Rick vs. Carol debate

EW: Tell me about the decision to make the virus storyline such a central part of the first half of the season. Where did that idea come from?
SCOTT GIMPLE: When we were making the episode “Clear” it was kind of a long drive to the town that we were shooting it in. And I was like, you know. I’m going to better myself. I’m going to listen to Camus’ The Plague. You know, it’s not just gonna be comics. I’m gonna get back into literature! And from The Plague my mind just drifted off to The Walking Dead. I was like, man, that’s a cool book and that’s a pretty cool idea. So there was that, and it was in my mind and I was thinking about how in third world situations, things break out — cholera and dysentery and bubonic plague. Then I had taken a trip to Edinburgh shortly after that at the end of the season to visit my wife’s family and there was this tour underneath the city and there was a lot about the bubonic plague and how it had broken out, how it was treated, and how they burnt the bodies. And it all sort of came together with the theme of safety in this place. It was just one of those things where you’re like “Oh, wow, that could be cool.”

-From the EW.com piece by Dalton Ross

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Well, I don’t know how “cool” the infected characters think it is to have blood dribble from their ears, nose, eyes, and mouth before their lungs finally fill with blood until they drown choking on it, but it is a good way to raise the stakes. I kind of laugh a little when Herschel talks about elderberry tea helping the symptoms–it’s not just a flu. This horrible thing is on a par (on my list of Diseases I Don’t Even Want To THINK About Getting) with Ebola or a flesh-eating virus as nasty as the one in Cabin Fever. Sure, herbal tea is just the thing for that. Hey, if it works for some of them, great, but I’d be yelling for someone to please get their hands on some morphine for me NOW, even if it made me cough to keep yelling until I got it. Or some vodka. Anything! Just seeing the people in the middle stages of infection coughing makes me wince in sympathy and think God, where’s Merle‘s narcotic stash from Season 2 that Daryl ended up keeping on him?
Anyway, I hope Carol will be back, in fact I think it might happen this season. Let’s just hope she’s not a zombie when we see her again… read the EW.com interview with Scott Gimple for more!

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The dead never looked so good; Awesome Walking Dead art gallery

Whether you’re a Walking Dead fan, a zombie fan, or just a good ol’ horror fan, these are well worth checking out! Brought to you by Ryan at Rhino’s Horror. There’s also a link to the Hero Complex Gallery (holding the exhibition) where you can check out more. Recommended!

Here is the official information about the exhibit from the official Facebook event page:

HERO COMPLEX GALLERY CELEBRATES AMC’S THE WALKING DEAD!

Hero Complex Gallery has been hoarding for the zombie apocalypse as they prepare to announce their biggest exhibition of the year….invading Los Angeles on Friday, October 11th, from 7-10pm, on the eve of the Season 4 premiere, Hero Complex Gallery celebrates AMC’s The Walking Dead!

As millions of fans await the return of one of the most talked about television shows in the world, venture with us into the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Artwork will be inspired by the group’s struggle to survive, fighting against the dead, fighting against the living, and even fighting themselves.

A horde of Hero Complex Gallery’s favorite artists are dancing with the dead, bringing to life the loved, hated, and oftentimes feared characters of this worldwide television phenomenon. Complicated leader, Rick Grimes, the dark and mysterious katana-wielding Michonne, and Southern bad boy turned good, Daryl Dixon, are just a few of the iconic characters of this series that are portrayed in paintings, prints, and sculpture.

Join us as we journey into the post-apocalyptic universe of AMC’s The Walking Dead!

Who: Hero Complex Gallery
What: Hero Complex Gallery celebrates  AMC’s The Walking Dead
Description: Art Exhibition highlighting the characters and world of AMC’s The Walking Dead
Where: Hero Complex Gallery
2020 South Robertson Blvd.,
Studio D
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Note: the above ‘featured image’ is not from the exhibit (neither is the one below), but you can see plenty of amazing ones once you hit the “Read More” jump above to Rhino’s Horror. Also, the ‘Related Article’s below are packed with goodies!

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Walkers will be dragging their rotting legs into our homes this Sunday, October 13th and to celebrate the occasion, L.A.’s own Hero Complex Gallery is having an officially licensed exhibit of some badass art that you’re definitely going to want to check out.

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The Walking Dead: ‘The Governor is Still out There. The War is Not Over’ – Exclusive Season 4 Preview Video From EW.com!

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for Season 4 of The Walking Dead. “Only going to get meaner?” More of Michonne‘s back story? This is a great video exclusive from EW.com to check out!

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Count Down Till Sunday Night With A TON of Links, Photos, and Content From The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale! (Daily Dead)

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If you’re itching for The Walking Dead S3 Finale on March 31st (Sunday), here’s a TON of content to keep you busy, including clips (the two ‘Sneek Peaks’ from AMC), interviews, a set report/visit on Season 4, and much, much more. Click the big red link below to check them all out!

Clips from The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale, PLUS Links, and a TON of reading!  (Daily Dead).

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Norman Reedus On His Heartbreaking Last Scene With Michael Rooker (EW.com) SPOILERS!

Yep… it was a heart-breaker. Something about the way a weeping Daryl pushed zombie Merle off him several times was so “little brother” that it hurt to see …great acting job on both their parts.

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We’re also sorry to hear it was so rough on Norman Reedus to perform. We have the finale to look forward to soon, though!

Read This Meaty WALKING DEAD Season 3 & 4 Update W/Cast, Greg Nicotero, and Robert Kirkman (Interviewed By Collider at PaleyFest) -Minor Spoilers

Truthfully, they never tell us to scale back.  We pretty much go for it.  In Episode 10, when Daryl smashes the walkers with the crossbow and then smashes his head in the trunk of the car, since I’m directing second unit, a lot of times, I’ll go in and shoot those little accents later.  I’ll say, “Oh, this would be a great moment,” or “We need a little punch here, or little push here,” like tearing the face of the gas mask walker to see that hideous skull, or shit like that.

Greg Nicotero, on not scaling back with “Walker” kills (Hooray!)

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If you’d rather read some great interviews Collider.com got to do–and they had great questions–before The Walking Dead Paleyfest Panel, which you can watch the actual footage of right here, and plenty of it-– we sure as hell found some! For the print interview w/Collider, click on the big red link below…

via THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 News from the Cast, Greg Nicotero, and Robert Kirkman at PaleyFest | Collider.

Among other topics, they discuss:

  • If Rick has totally lost his shit or not
  • Carl calling out Rick (last episode)
  • Mapping out Season 4 (including working on some make-up effects)
  • If Beth kissing Rick on the cheek was totally innocent or not (it was meant in a wholesome way, in case you’re wondering–phew)
  • and WAY, way more! If you’re a fan, it’s a must-read.

Enjoy! Here’s a really horrifying Walker (shown in a PR photo) that’ll be in Sunday night’s episode (insert your own corny joke about the importance of sunblock here)…

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PaleyFest 2013: Watch the Full The Walking Dead Panel (or Just the Highlights) Right Here! (From Dread Central.com)

Man, are we sorry we couldn’t be there! However, we’ve got the next best thing, courtesy of Dread Central…click on the big red link to check it out!

PaleyFest 2013: Watch the Full The Walking Dead Panel (or Just the Highlights) Right Here! | Horror Movie, DVD, & Book Reviews, News, Interviews at Dread Central.
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The Walking Dead: Showrunner Glen Mazzara Discusses The Latest ‘Edge of Your Seat’ Ending (SPOILERS)

We really wish Glen Mazzara wasn’t parting ways with the show after S3 ends. Oh well, his interviews w/EW.com are always great. And yes, when that arrow from Daryl went into the walker’s head, PLENTY of viewers cheered!

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