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Zombie Cruise?

I have no idea if this is true or a hoax, still looks pretty cool…

Zombie-Themed ‘Walking Dead’ Cruise Setting Sail In January

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This may be the coolest thing ever! Sign me up!

Taking a vacation with a cruise ship full of zombies sounds like the premise of a blockbuster Hollywood film, but it will be a reality now for those who get aboard the Norwegian Pearl in January of 2016.

In a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line, festivals at sea marketer Sixthman and Walker Stalker Con, the normal cruise ship will be transformed into playground for fans of the hit television series and comic books, “The Walking Dead.”

According to Sixthman, zombie-themed cruise will sail from Miami  to Nassau, Bahamas for three days of horror-filled fun, scheduled for Jan. 15-18, 2016 aboard the Norwegian Pearl.Passengers will interact with actors from “The Walking Dead,” attend question and answer panels, have photo opportunities and autograph sessions, zombie gaming, costume contests, theme nights and more to be announced.

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12 Things You Didn’t Know About The Cast Of ‘The Walking Dead’

Just happened to have on The Mist tonight while I was knocking out some work on the computer.  I couldn’t help but notice that three members of the cast were very prominent in The Walking Dead.  In addition, you will recognize others, including the old guy who plays the Mad Scientist for Hydra.  In any case, it led me to this post.  First, the three in the Mist, and The Walking Dead, also directed by the same man.  Afterward, a story I found with more interesting tidbits…

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Three of those folks stuck in the store in The Mist look familiar to you fellow The Walking Dead Fans?

BY DUSTIN ROWLES • 10.09.12 #THE WALKING DEAD

The much maligned, often loved, and always watched The Walking Dead returns to AMC this Sunday with a very promising season three. The new season will introduce two new characters considered by the graphic novel readers to be the most bad ass characters of the series — The Governor and Michonne — and season three also represents the meat of the novels. Assuming that Glen Mazzara picks up where he left off with the last half of the second season, The Walking Dead MIGHT actually become the show we’ve always wanted it to be, finally displaying the full potential we saw in the pilot of the series.

Before we re-invest ourselves in the series, I thought it’d be fun to get to know the cast members a little better, so here is some fun personal and professional facts about 12 members of The Walking Dead cast.

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1. Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) is married to the daughter of Ian Anderson, who was the lead singer of Jethro Tull. Moreover, Apple Martin — the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin — served as the flower girl at Lincoln’s wedding.

Also, if you’ve seen it in recent years, you’ve probably already realized this, but having not seen it since The Walking Dead premiered, I had completely forgotten that it was Andrew Lincoln who courted Keira Knightley in Love, Actually.

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2. Laurie Holden‘s (Andrea) step-father is Michael Anderson, who directed Logan’s Run and Around the World in 80 Days. When she was 10, Laurie Holden played the daughter of Rock Hudson in Ray Bradbury’s Martian Chronicles.

Many of you may also remember Laurie from The X-Files, where she played Marita Covarrubias, the U.N. informant to Fox Mulder.

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3. Many of you probably got your first glimpse of Steven Yeun way back in 2008, in a Best Buy commercial.

Also cool: Yeun can play the guitar and sings incredibly well.

He was also a member of Second City, and if this video is any indication, he was an awesome member.

4. Most people probably recognize Norman Reedus (Daryl) from Boondock Saints. But did you know he started his career as a model for Prada?

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He also has a child with supermodel (or former supermodel) Helena Christiensen.

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Reedus is also a bad ass with a titanium eye socket, compliments of a terrible car accident in 2005 following an REM concert in which he was thrown through a windshield.

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5. IronE Singleton’s (T-Dog) real name is Robert. He gave himself the name IronE to mark the irony of escaping his impoverished upbringing; IronE’s mother died of HIV/AIDs when he was a teenager. Before The Walking Dead, his most recognizable part was in Sandra Bullock’s The Blind Side.

6. Melissa McBride (Carol) was primarily a Georgia-based casting director when she was unexpectedly hired onto The Walking Dead (she has also acted, briefly, in Frank Darabount’s The Mist). McBride was also in three episodes of Dawson’s Creek, as two different characters.

7. Jon Bernthal (Shane) studied theater in Moscow, and was a professional baseball player in Europe. In 2008, he also was in an episode of How I Met Your Mother. He had one line: “Carlos.”

8. Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale) has been in all four of Frank Darabount’s films. He was also in the 1988 horror flick, The Blob.

9. Scott Wilson (Hershel) has had kind of a bad-ass career, which took off with major roles in In the Heat of the Night in 1967 followed by a role as one of the murderers in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. He’s had fairly stead work as a character actor ever since. That’s him on the right, from In Cold Blood.

10. David Morrissey who is set to play The Governor in season three, was nominated for a Razzie for his work in Basic Instinct 2. More interestingly, however, is that he’s married to the great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud. He’s a longtime British television actor who some of you may recognize from his role in Doctor Who.

11. Pruitt Taylor Vince, who played Otis in a few episodes, always plays twitchy, nervous and disturbed characters (in fact, he beat out the likes of William H. Macy, Ewan McGregor, and Alan Arkin to win the Emmy for outstanding guest star for his role in Murder One in 1995). The reason he often plays these characters is because Vince has nystagmus, a condition which causes a person’s eyes to move involuntarily.

He’s also recently been in an episode of Justified.

12. There’s not very much interesting about Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori), except that ironically considering viewers’ opinion of Lori, Callies’ character on Prison Break was a fan favorite, and she married her college boyfriend at Darthmouth, a martial arts teacher who looks like a total dork.

 

 

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The Worst Places To Seek Refuge During The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted: 10/21/2014 8:26 pm EDT
If and when the zombie apocalypse is nigh, we will all have to make one monumental decision: Where to seek refuge?

Steer clear of the 25 cities on the map below, produced by real-estate website Trulia. Unless you’re a zombie, in which case, live it up! (Oh wait, you can’t.)

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When the undead rise up, hitting the beach in zombie-free bliss will not be an option. Honolulu is ranked as the most appetizing city for hungry zombies.

Residents of Honolulu will make easy targets for the walking dead, what with the city’s high walkability and lack of hardware stores (where there are potential zombie-killing weapons). Honolulu also has a high hospital density, making it easy for zombies to find weak victims, and it is extremely congested, with some of the worst traffic in the nation.

New York is number two on the list, followed by Newark, Boston, and Washington D.C.

Trulia calculated the survivability of the cities using the following criteria: highest walk score, lowest hardware store density, highest hospital density, and most congestion.

So where should we find refuge? We might take a page from the book of “The Walking Dead’s” Rick Grimes and build a fortress in Atlanta — it doesn’t even appear on the map.

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Cosplay Pictures for Your Weekend

Cosplayer pictures for your enjoyment!

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The Worst Places To Seek Refuge During The Zombie Apocalypse

Posted: 10/21/2014 8:26 pm EDT Updated: 10/21/2014 8:59 pm EDT
If and when the zombie apocalypse is nigh, we will all have to make one monumental decision: Where to seek refuge?

Steer clear of the 25 cities on the map below, produced by real-estate website Trulia. Unless you’re a zombie, in which case, live it up! (Oh wait, you can’t.)

zombieapocalypse

When the undead rise up, hitting the beach in zombie-free bliss will not be an option. Honolulu is ranked as the most appetizing city for hungry zombies.

Residents of Honolulu will make easy targets for the walking dead, what with the city’s high walkability and lack of hardware stores (where there are potential zombie-killing weapons). Honolulu also has a high hospital density, making it easy for zombies to find weak victims, and it is extremely congested, with some of the worst traffic in the nation.

New York is number two on the list, followed by Newark, Boston, and Washington D.C.

Trulia calculated the survivability of the cities using the following criteria: highest walk score, lowest hardware store density, highest hospital density, and most congestion.

So where should we find refuge? We might take a page from the book of “The Walking Dead’s” Rick Grimes and build a fortress in Atlanta — it doesn’t even appear on the map.

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The Walking Dead: Is Daryl Dixon Gay?

The Walking Dead: Is Daryl Dixon Gay? Robert Kirkman Comments On Daryl’s Sexuality

  • By Joe Comicbook 08/13/2014
Daryl Dixon Sexuality

During the course of four seasons of The Walking Dead on AMC, there has been much fan discussion and speculation over who Daryl Dixon might eventually make a romantic connection with on the show. Daryl has formed close friendships with both Carol and Beth, but he has yet to hook up with either of them romantically.

One question that has often been posed in fan speculation has been whether Daryl might possibly be gay, and the question was put to Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman in the letter column to The Walking Dead #130. In the comic series, Jesus is a tough character and all around badass, who also just happens to be gay. A fan letter pointed out that a parallel could be drawn to Daryl in the TV series, as Daryl is also a badass whose sexual orientation is still somewhat of a mystery.

When asked if the possibility of Daryl being gay had been considered, Kirkman answered, “All I can say is that it’s been discussed. We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing… we’ll tackle it in the show.”

When also asked if AMC would let the possibility of Daryl Dixon being gay fly, Kirkman responded, “For the record, they absolutely would.”

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 9 PM ET on AMC.

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