Why George A. Romero Won’t Direct An Episode Of ‘The Walking Dead’
Interesting bits from a conversation the godfather of zombie horror had with The Big Issue.
When asked if zombies will ever lose their appeal.
Not in my book! Once they bleed out of pop culture I’ll be able to go back and do them again. I don’t want to touch them now. Gosh, they are all over the place.The Walking Deadis the number one television series in the States,World War Z, games, commercials… Ugh! It’s too much!
So, in a nutshell, zombies are currently too mainstream for the dude who made them famous and he won’t make any more zombie movies until they aren’t cool anymore.
When asked how it feels to be the father of zombies.
It feels like I don’t have a horse in the race. They asked me to do a couple of episodes of The Walking Dead but I didn’t want to be a part of it. Basically it’s just a soap opera with a zombie occasionally. I always used the zombie as a character for satire or a political criticism and I find that missing in what’s happening now.
Okay, sorry Mr. Romero, but A.) the tension between human characters in the face of the undead onslaught is was made me fall in love with your movies in the first place and B.) there’s kind of a shit ton of zombies in The Walking Dead. As for zombies being used as political criticism, that doesn’t become obvious until the end of Night of the Living Dead and maybe halfway through Day of the Dead. If anything, The Walking Dead turns the concept of a zombie apocalypse into a microscope examining the primal core of what makes us human.
Maybe he turned it down because it’s like having your hot ex-girlfriend’s trendier, more attractive new fiancé ask you to make a speech at their wedding reception. Or… maybe he actually meant all those things he said. What do I know. I’m just a blogger who watches TV and occasionally masturbates way too much. And by occasionally I mean all the time.
9 Deadly Killer Pussies Teaser
The Kickstarter anime project from ESC-Toy and Asahi Production is quickly approaching. Today Erick Scarecrow launched a teaser, showing off the design of the 9 Eyes Stone. This stone housed the powers of an evil cat character that nearly destroyed Japan. His powers were sealed away centuries ago, but are unearthed in modern day Japan, wreaking havoc on the country. Someone’s got to stop this jerkface cat, and it’s not going to be the Samurai Pizza Cats.
Get more on the project on Twitter: @9DKP
All The Feels: ‘Breaking Bad’ Finale [SPOILERS]
It’s finally over, guys. It’s okay, we’re here for you. Let’s talk about it. Together.
The Final Episode Of ‘The IT Crowd’ Airs Tonight!
For those of you who have never heard of The IT Crowd (shame on you!), it’s basically what The Big Bang Theory would be like if it was smart, funny, and entertaining. The fourth and final season ended back in 2010, but the final episode ever of all time will air tonight in the U.K.
For serious, this show’s mad amazing. I truly despise sitcoms and the sitcom formula in general, but The IT Crowd is the perfect mix of characters who are both believable and larger than life and puts them into completely absurd situations. It’s the only show I can think of where episodes get stuck in your head like a great song and you watch them over and over again.
Not really feeling Jen’s new hair-do though.
Pre-Order Breaking Bad’s Complete Series Collector’s Set
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series is dropping November 26, but there’s ample time to pre-order the series on Blu-ray, and more time to pre-order the Collector’s Edition at 30% off list price through Amazon. This Blu-ray set would normally be $300, but Amazon is knocking it down to $210 for pre-orders.
The set comes with:
- Collectible replica money barrel
- Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
- All new two-hour documentary
- 16 page booklet with letter from Vince Gilligan
- Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
- Los Pollos Hermanos apron
Worth the money? Definitely think so.
21 Years Later, Batman: The Animated Series Panel
Here’s video from the 2013 San Diego Comic Con Batman: The Animated Series panel. The series creators,Bruce Timm, Eric Radomski, and Paul Din, discuss the series after 21 years.
Metalocalypse Seasons 1-4 DVDs On Sale on Amazon
Good old Amazon is having a great deal on Metalocalypse DVDs. Each season DVD is $10, including seasons 1-4. Seasons 1-3 usually run for $30 each, with 4 being at $20, so this is a pretty good deal you’re saving with. Act on that now if you want to bring home some Dethklok metal for your home entertainment.
"The Homer," Visits Fox Studios
Check it out! Originally conceived from Homer in Season 2 of The Simpsons, here comes a real-life version of "The Homer." The car recently took a trip to Fox Studios to say hello to crew members. Check out Matt Groening in the car in the photos above! The photos come from The Simpsons' official Facebook page.
Check it: More of The Simpsons on Albotas
Buy it: The Simpsons: Season 2 [DVD]
Finally Done: Springfield in Orlando
I live in Orlando and I live for the Simpsons, so imagine my delight when I found out Universal Studios Florida was constructing a full-blown Springfield. They didn’t half-ass it, either. Check all these photos out!
There’s Moe’s which sells a real Flaming Moe drink (season three, guys), Android’s Dungeon and Baseball Card Shop, which indeed sells comics, a Krusty Burger, Squishees, a huge ass Lard Lad statue, and so much more!
Peep this video tour, too:
Venture Bros. DVDs Pretty Cheap on Amazon Right Now
For those of you looking to catch up or introduce yourself to a great series, Amazon is selling season of the Venture Bros. on DVD for real cheap right now. $10 gets you Season 1 and Season 2, while $8 each for Volumes 1 and 2 of Season 4. Season 3 isn’t on sale, unfortunately. Act now, I don’t think these will last long!
Simpsons Lego Sets Coming in 2014
You can make the Simpsons’ Blockland episode a reality next year when Lego will release sets based on the cartoon that just won’t quit. There are no product shots yet, but there will probably be lots of right angles and stuff.
BMO - Character Expressive of Third Wave Feminism?
It’s an awesome video that explains that it could be very possible that BMO, from the awesome Adventure Time television series, could be an expressive character representation of third wave feminism. If that sounds a bit wild to comprehend, check the video and hear this dude out. It’s insightful and makes a ton of sense.
Game of Thrones Characters as Magic: The Gathering Cards
Oooh! I have one!
Daenerys Targaryen 2RRWW
Whenever Daenerys Targaryen enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to one Dragon and/or one Soldier creature and put them onto the battlefield. They have haste in addition to their other abilities and attack each turn if able.
Okay, if LEGO can cross over with Harry Potter and DC Comics, then Magic HAS to be able to cross over with Game of Thrones. Make this happen, people!