Fear the Walking Dead Recap and SPOILER Thread - 5 on the Vomit-Meter

Monday, August 31, 2015 at 8:00 am

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L.A.'s getting deader in the second episode. Some of my thoughts follow, and then I want to hear yours...

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7 Different Ways One Walking Dead Toy Triggered My Panic Attacks

Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

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I get panic attacks sometimes.

I don't like to say I "suffer" from them, because I feel like that word should be reserved for people who need serious medical attention. It's enough to say I get them, and I don't like them. I can't imagine there's a person who does. Everyone's are different, but mine often combine the feeling that I have a ton of stuff that needs doing in too little time, while simultaneously holding me in place and keeping me from actually doing any of it, save obsessively checking Twitter to see if new Star Wars news broke.

So when I saw the movie Lego: A Brickumentary, and I heard Trey Parker talking about how he loves to build Lego sets in his free time because they're just about following instructions and that relaxes his mind, I decided it might be a good idea to give that a go. But maybe I shouldn't have substituted a McFarlane Building set in the equation...

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Ash vs. Evil Dead Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals New Tidbits

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

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A wooden hand, a pet lizard, a possible glimpse of S-Mart, floods of gore and goop...and where exactly HAS that Book of the Dead been all this time?

Please, show, don't suck.

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Topless Toy Chest - McFarlane Toys' Walking Dead Comic Series 4 and Exclusive Grave Digger Daryl

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:30 am

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WARNING: Walking Dead comic figures may feature potential spoilers for future TV show plot points. There is one I notably left out in the pic above.

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Fear the Walking Dead Recap and SPOILER Thread

Monday, August 24, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Zombies, Los Angeles and Cliff Curtis ought to combine to super-charge my sweet spot, but did they? Below, my thoughts as I watched the debut episode.

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Live-Action First-Person Shooter, in Real Time Over Chatroulette, is THE Coolest Thing

Friday, August 21, 2015 at 6:30 am

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I've seen a lot of great stuff in the past few years as I've trawled the World Wide Web for the best content. I've seen fan fiction, fan films, fan games - but as a calling card for an independent film studio, this one takes the championship. Big-time.

These guys set up a first-person shooter scenario in their backyard, then randomly went on Chatroulette to see who would play it. When they found a user willing to type in "Start," the show began, with said user controlling the first-person point of view via voice commands in a live battle against zombies and demons. I don't know how many times they reset and did it all again, but the final edit suggests at least four and probably more.

No snark - I am blown away by this like a head-shot zombie on coke.

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BWAHAHA! Writer of New Friday the 13th TV Show Compares it to Twin Peaks and True Detective

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:18 am

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The last time there was talk of a Friday the 13th series, it was going to be a prequel/origin story, like the Bates Motel TV show. That seemed like a dumb idea - Jason's origin story was quite adequately explored already, and I don't need the elementary school adventures of a deformed kid getting bullied for three seasons.

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Passing the Popcorn Will Kill You in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 am

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Courtesy of BioWare, the Grass Effect mech will be a pre-order bonus in the new game, which just released the gameplay trailer below set on a moon base. If there aren't any whaler zombies there I'll be very disappointed, despite the corn stalks that fire popcorn missiles and the Droideka-like orange that can fold into a basketball or expand into a walker.

And I will buy it no matter what, because there is another person in my apartment who will make me.

We're zombies on the moon, we look like a cartoon, so we do this dance as we kill some plants, and your wife plays this past noon.

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Official Book Guide to Lego Minifigs Comes With Exclusive Zombie Skateboarder

Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:04 pm

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Brainssss, duuuude! A mash-up of two characters from the first collectible Minifig series, this li'l guy is aces at both gleaming the cube and eating your skin. He can also double as an Iggy Pop action figure, in case you need one.

But the skating dead isn't the only reason to pick up the upcoming I Love That Minifigure - the fact that it's a detailed visual guide to over 200 of them is the main one. Even though you know by now that everything is awesome, you need to know the specifics of exactly how awesome, and why, because anything less is a nerd fail. So feed your geek brain - that way it'll be nice and plump for Zombie Skater to enjoy later.

All 22 of Our Comic-Con 2015 Video Interviews in One Post

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

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This is a wrap on our Comic-Con 2015 coverage, folks. And I happen to think that on a shoestring budget, with a team of one editor in San Diego, one in New York, and one correspondent in Hall H for one day, we stayed competitive with the big guys, who'll be doling out their coverage in drips and drabs for the next month or so while we're busy moving on.

Thanks to Jim for minding the fort and picking a Twitter fight with Max Landis, to Bryce for battling his way into Hall H, for Jason and Kyle who helped me do research, Julia for her "takeover" posts on social media, and Peggy who does my transcriptions. Being underdogs just means we try harder...and do better. I wish I could pay you all a million bucks.

Now, in case you missed any, here are all of our video interviews.

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