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Well, Kirkman has many irons in the fire. The prequel didn't do well and Outcast is being released soon.
I doubt breaking his leg in that ditch with three odd incidents leading up to a 4th would best serve the franchise, right? It also damages the new series as well.
Put yourself in his shoes. Any sudden controversy harms the main franchise, the spinoff, and the new series, and all in two months. Not a good idea.
The source material is very popular, but it's not Shakespeare and immutable.
Don't read this if you like surprises!
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No...I doubt that future. It's highly unlikely.
This would be as career damaging as the foolish Titus film that nearly ended Anthony Hopkins career.That adherence to canon, regardless that I liked and appreciated it[Julie Taymor is a genius], was soul crushing for everyone in that production.
After shooting Titus back at the end of the 90s, Anthony Hopkins had had enough. And so in December 1998, he announced that he was quitting acting. He said to the Daily Mail, "Acting is bad for the mental health. I can't take it any more. This has got to stop. I have wasted my life … To hell with this stupid showbusiness, this ridiculous showbiz, this futile wasteful life”. Since then, he’s appeared in 17 films. The reports at the time were that he was simply fed up with making Titus, and letting off steam.
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I completely understand you, but I just cannot accept that. I am not looking at it from a "business" point of view, I just want good storytelling filled with scary and thrilling scenes, which we are unfortunately getting less with every season. That specific scene we are talking about is one of the most horrorish things I've read in the comics and I would love to see it being transitioned on the screen. I don't care if moms and dads will accept it or not, this is not a fan-service TV show. There wasn't any major controversies to Hershel getting his head cut off by The Governor, Beth getting her head blown up by Dawn, or Lori dying while giving birth forcing her son to shoot her in the head... so why would there be if this happens?
And in case you like surprises, here goes the spoiler:
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TWD is a world-wide franchise in 120 countries.
That's merely domestic advertising profits in the USA.For those of you who aren’t great at math (like us!) at a rate of $326,000 for each 30-second commercial, AMC makes around $11 million per TWD episode, assuming there are 18 minutes worth of commercials, as is often the case with one-hour dramas.
And while the $2.75 million that AMC spends on each episode of TWD— according to The Hollywood Reporter—may seem lofty, it’s nothing when you consider that the network is pocketing upwards of $8 million a week!
Would you kill the golden goose for the sake of that horrific mayhem? I wouldn't, nor risk the paychecks of the crew.
After six seasons making gazillions at a time of financial uncertainty with big name actors looking to lock-in steady salaries, it's insanity to do anything that harms the franchise. Each move is carefully calculated versus contracts and focus groups and marketing studies, or else lose that 8 million in revenue/episode and untold revenue in syndication and merchandising.
Truly, they probably shouldn't have killed off Merle, but his other contract obligations made it a necessity.
Outcast will be as big as TWD.
Now that The Walking Dead is a huge hit, there’s another Robert Kirkman comic coming to TV: Outcast, the tale of a man whose loved ones have been plagued by demonic possession since he was a child. The first trailer showed today at San Diego Comic-Con, giving us a taste of the new supernatural horror show.
Sadly, the creepiest footage from the Outcast Comic-Con panel wasn’t released online, and I won’t spoil it for you here. But this gives us a hint at the show’s tone, and introduces us to Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), the man surrounded by these possession incidents, his adoptive sister Megan Holter (Wrenn Schmidt), and Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), an alcoholic West Virginia preacher:
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I'm wondering if a taser would do anything a zombie. Most non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray wouldn't do anything, but would the electric current temporarily disable a zombie? Or does it require living tissue for it to work?
Sadly the creator made it nonsensical, as "walkers" don't undergo oxidative phosphoralation (Kreb's Cycle) as at least twice they stay alive while underwater, apparently don't need food as they don't digest, lack any sense as far as locomotion as only the brain stem is operating, hence there's no rhyme or reason to walker physiology. Too bad because some unique coping could occur with shocking them.
See the galvanic tests on cadavers i.e. the origins of Shelley's Frankenstein.
Giovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body. Aldini was a real-life "mad scientist," and it's rumored that Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was based on his life.
Aldini is most (in)famous for his contributions to electrophysiology, or the study of electrical properties of body cells and tissues. He learned about what he called "animal electricity" or galvanism by jolting the dead bodies of humans and animals in an attempt to excite their remaining "life forces." In his own words, Aldini's goal was to "convey an energetic fluid to the seat of all sensations; distribute its force throughout the different parts of the nervous and muscular systems; produce, reanimate and, so to speak, control the vital forces: this is the object of my research, this is the advantage that I intend to collect from the theory of galvanism."
Although Aldini's public displays of corpse reanimation earned him a seat at the mad scientists' table, without his contributions, we may not have medical treatments like electroconvulsive therapy or deep brain stimulation today.
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