Does anyone else think that Chris will still be nutballs in the coming episodes?Read more >
Alright, so I know that The Walking Dead Wikia has a place whre people can share their original zombie themed fiction. Now, I dont want to start that here, but I am in the middle of writing a story and I was wondering would you mind taking a loot at my character list?
James Regan—kind hearted and intelligent. At times, over confident and cocky, but anything he does is with the best intentions. Not afraid to get his hands dirty- either working on the farm or by protecting those he cares about. Believes his family is dead and blames himself, even though he has no proof of this. He thinks that if he kept a better hold of his younger brothers’ hands they would be alive. At times, reactionary to threats, but will plan ahead where possib…
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Dont hate on me, but just got done with the episodes I have recorded on Season 2 of Fear The Walking Dead.
I was wondering- does anyone else dislike Madison Clark? The more of the show I watch, the more I dislike her for numerous reasons.
1) When it comes to her children, she alternates between overprotective mother lion who treats them like they were toddlers to hardly paying any attention to them and what they are doing. At times, she reminds me of Lori Grimes and her "Where's Carl?" moments. And that last scene with Nick walking into the herd-- the one time he needed her to mother him and she lets him walk away. Add into the mix that in season one she was willing to accept torture in her dead neighbours basement in order to get Nick back-…Read more >
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Oh my, it's official Victor Strand is going to pick up someone in San Diego and dump everyone else.
Ok, so I made all of that up but... He's up to something alright.
When Madison Clark climbed the steps to the Upper Deck on The Abigail she heard voices - and Strand had a satellite phone in his pocket!!
And... In the promo for 202 "We All Fall Down" Strand says (at 0.19, into said sat phone) "I'm coming."
Who is he talking to? Why is it a secret? Could it be "Abigail", the person the boat's named after?
Strand is so up to something!Read more >
And we're off!
We are indeed, and with all the subtlety of a good solid kick in the face as our group fight zombies no the beach before they desert a burning and bombed out LA.
It starts with Strand already on the boat and Travis, Maddie and Chris having to fight off zombies on the beach as they wait to be picked up.
Strand's boat is good, completely convincing (to my eyes at least) and incredibly luxurious. It looks as if they could point the pointy end east and be in Hawaii in a few weeks. It's certainly a long way from Georgia, with its dining table, wine glasses and bedrooms to die for.
Strand has come into his own and makes it clear who the boat belongs to - complete with veiled threats about kicking off anyone who doesn't do as they're t…Read more >
Less than six weeks to go, so I've been "spring cleaning", starting to collect images, videos, making sure that things are in place for April 10th.
Things are looking good, I like the new trailers and I see the credits on IMDB include a director of underwater photography :) As well as some interesting new cast members.
Two of them we know already, Jake and Charlie from Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 are both in Season 2 Episode 3, or so it seems at the moment. Pretty much anything about Season 2 could be wildly wrong at this point, remember that Robert Kirkman loves to wind people up about storylines etc - so it could all be an elaborate lie.
(Season 2's probably set in Low Earth Orbit or something, with Christopher Manawa having recommissi…Read more >
If you aren't suspicious as heck of Colman Domingo's character Strand then you need to take a long, hard look at yourself in the mirror.
He's appeared out of nowhere during the second half of Season 1, befriended the recovering drug addict, Nick Clark, and escorted a bunch of complete strangers to his multi-million dollar mansion. Oh, and he has a yacht named Abigail which he has offered up as an escape route. As we said, suspicious...
Anyway, with Strand now confirmed as a series regular for Season 2, we're sure to learn a lot more about what makes him tick. Does he know something the rest of the troupe doesn't? Why has he been so secretive about his past? And what does he see in Nick?
The first time we saw Strand, he was giving away a swank…Read more >
Charlie confronts Marcus's wife about Marcus' sickness. Anthony, the Air Marshal, and Deirdre, Flight Attendant, not sure how to handle an outbreak on the airplane. Charlie looks like she's contemplating her next moves. Follow on!Read more >
Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462 starts during the Season 1 finale of Fear and follows a group of airplane passengers right at the start of the outbreak. It will be 16, very short, episodes long and deals with the threat posed by an infected passenger on an airliner, one of the characters in 462 will join the second season cast of Fear.
Each installment will be a little less than a minute in length, releasing each Sunday for the duration of Season 6 TWD. The debut episode will then air as a promo during The Walking Dead’s season 6 premiere on Oct. 11. 462 is pretty much a family affair and is written by Lauren Signorino and Mike Zunic and directed by the Fear director of photography Michael McDonough. It’s produced by Dave Erickson and David Wiene…
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David Weiner is a writer and co-executive producer on AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.
His work in television includes ABC’s Last Resort, AMC’s The Killing and the STARZ series Flesh and Bone.
David wrote the screenplay for Hisako Matsui’s film, Leonie, which starred Emily Mortimer. He wrote the screenplay for the Warner Brothers’ film Sleeper with his writing partner, Shawn Ryan. They are currently working on a new feature film for DreamWorks SKG.
David Wiener was kind enough to email us a quote about the episode of Fear he's written: Episode 5 of Season 1 "Cobalt" which airs on 27 Sep 2015.
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Meet Meaghan Oppenheimer, she's the writer for this week's episode of Fear, "Not Fade Away". She started out as an actor, so she's not exactly your typical Fear writer. (typical would be, and no offence meant Dave, Dave Erickson, Middle Aged, White, Male)
Meaghan's "lips are sealed" about Sunday's episode but she did tell us that she was hired by showrunner Dave Erickson who'd gotten hold one of her scripts ("The Remains") and then invited her in for interview.
"The Remains" made it onto something called The Black List at joint 6th place in 2013.
The Black List describes itself as a "most liked list" and is made up from the suggestions of over 250 film execs. To get on the list your script has to be written in that year, not started filming by th…Read more >
This first season is going by very quickly, the end of "The Dog" marked the 1/2 way point for goodness sake.
It also marked a real step up in terms of the drama and action. More zombies than we've seen before; but still the majority of people around are alive and not Infected. I get the feeling that's not going to continue.
The trailers for "Not Fade Away" look intense, Madison out on her own walking through what looks like a battlefield and the official synoposis "Madison and Travis see different sides of the National Guard's occupation in their neighborhood; the family tries to adapt to the new world." does more than just hint at a disagreement between Madison and Travis - and about time, I'm pretty sick of him putting a stop to every good …Read more >
I'm so looking forward to this!!
"The Dog" airs on Sunday and after having a week off for Labor Day AMC seem to have gone a bit mad in the Trailer department, bless 'em...
It all looks brilliant, basically. The first video in the gallery above features the evil looking , my favourite image from the season so far.
I wonder if anyone's going to tell Alicia that the dead are refusing to stay that way? Not an easy conversation I'm sure, but it's gotta happen. Oh, and there's the whole "Problem with Matt being undead" thing as well. Hmmm
I'm betting that the title of this episode "The Dog" refers to the Jack London story To Build A Fire (a very bleak winter's tale) which was the story Travis was talking about in the lesson he was giving in "Pilot". …
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AMC is developing a standalone special set in the shared world of Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. The half-hour special / prequel will follow "a group of passengers facing a walker attack on an airline while in flight. One character who survives that encounter will then join the cast of Fear the Walking Dead in season 2."
The special takes place about the same time as Season 1 of Fear and will premiere online. It will also be shown on TV in separate segments during the ad breaks of The Walking Dead Season 6.
Not many details yet on the future Fear character, when exactly the special will air, we do know that showrunner Dave Erickson and co-executive producer (and writer) David Weiner will be part of the producing team for the special.
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So we're off and running then, finally. What's been arguably the most anticipated TV series of the summer has now premiered, to a predictable chorus of "Brilliant", "Wow!" and "Boringly Slow", "What? No herds of walkers?" on Twitter etc. The "Wow"s are outnumbering the"Slow"s about 2.5 to 1 at the moment I reckon.
I won't give away plot details (for the two people on the planet who haven't already seen it) but I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't alone either, oh there were a fair few people who were disappointed not to see a herd of zombies leaving the school and Cliff Curtis cutting them to pieces with a samurai sword whilst sporting a dreadlocks wig.
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And we've officially started, the first episode of Kirkman and Erickson's new Walking Dead series Fear the Walking Dead has started.
What's been arguably the most anticipated TV series of the summer is now off and running, to a predictable chorus of "Brilliant", "Wow!" and "Boringly Slow", "What? No herds of walkers?" on Twitter etc.
Full review is up now in Site News. And be careful if you're looking at the Pilot here, the complete plot is there now so watch out if you don't want to know what happens!Read more >
It's the 23rd and Fear Begins Today.Read more >
Fear the Walking Dead is on tomorrow night!
Check your TIVOs and DVRs, make sure that your diary is clear and that, unless you're having a Walking Dead party, your doors are locked and your larders' full of beer and snacks because tomorrow is a Walking Dead day like no other!Read more >
Only two days to go now, and I don't know whether to feel excited or a bit... flat, that AMC released the first three minutes of the pilot yesterday.
My first thought was "oh..., we'll have seen all the action before it airs then", and I suspect there's some truth in that with the much vaunted slow burn (I'm so pleased that people aren't using that phrase as much now, I can't believe I just did myself) there's probably not going to be much zombie section in the pilot.
Having said that though? It looks gorgeous. Director Adam Davidson and his Scots director of photography have clearly both done this before and the colours and light in that three minutes are to drool over.
There's also some implied plot and character background stuff in those…Read more >
AMC Have released the first three minutes of episode 1, "Pilot" of Fear the Walking Dead on their Facebook page!
Fear the Walking Dead, on Facebook
Fans sniffed out the filming locations... and showed up! Although the producers did everything they could to keep their shoots and locations a secret, they could not outwit the most hardcore "Walking Dead's" fans during the LA location shoots. “They were waiting for us when we stopped filming,” Dickens recalls. “I don’t know how they found us, but they did.”
If the fan fervor around the show is already this high, we can't imagine what it'll be like after the show premieres!Read more >
Serious Walker Withdrawal symptoms now.
Cliff Curtis had to overcome his fear of the horror genre to take the role, but he didn't want to turn down the opportunity to play a true hero. “[Travis] is a good man. He’s thoughtful. He’s kind. He’s generous. He’s loving. He has integrity. It’s just not very fashionable nowadays” Curtis said.
Grateful to play such a “refreshing character,” he adds that it’s not as easy as it seems. “I think there’s a lot of work that goes into being a good guy. I think it’s actually easier to be a person who has lapses in integrity.”Read more >
That's like....less than a week!
The two main stars, Dickens and Curtis, were reluctant to sign-on at first.
Neither Kim Dickens (who plays Madison, a single mother and guidance counsellor) nor Cliff Curtis (who plays Travis, a single dad and Madison's boyfriend) had any interest in the horror genre initially.
"I didn’t think I was really right for the genre at first because I hadn’t really done it,” said Dickens. “Then I read the script and I was like, ‘Maddy's the greatest character ever!'”
Curtis also admitted that he was skittish. “Genre things scare me. Monsters and stuff, I find them scary.”
Let's hope he's gotten over that a bit. Eating lunch with extras playing The Infected might be a bit difficult if he hasn't.Read more >
Just a week to wait now.
Filming the series gave Kim Dickens nightmares and some bloodthirsty fantasies. Initially, Dickens found that filming the scary series impacted her psyche. “It gave me a couple nightmares in the very beginning, like my subconscious just trying to work it out.”
Once she got used to it though, she started to fantasize about setting zombies onto people who annoyed her in traffic. “I was driving through L.A. the other day and someone was really rude in traffic, and I was like, 'I wish a Walker would show up and ruin his day. You think you have a problem now? Wait 'til the apocalypse!'"
Make a note everyone. Don't. Annoy. Ms. Dickens.Read more >
8 days to go and did you know that despite the fact that the main characters are all supposed to be longtime Californians, three of them come from outside the U.S. and none of them hail from California.
Cliff Curtis is from New Zealand, Frank Dillane is from the UK, and Alycia Debnam-Carey is from Australia. Kim Dickens is the only actual American, and she's from Alabama.
Despite this, they make a very believable family. “As soon as we started rehearsing together, we just had this electricity," says Dickens. "We felt like a little family of misfits brought together that sort of fit. Imperfectly perfect.”Read more >
Only 9 Days to go..
And - Apparently the casting is inspired by Sons of Anarchy
When the original Walking Dead series debuted, the stars were generally unknowns. Thanks to the show's popularity, well-known actors including Dickens, Curtis, and Rubén Blades signed on for Fear the Walking Dead. But Erickson doesn't plan to hire any more A-listers. “My old boss Kurt (Kurt Sutter on Sons of Anarchy) was very good about finding really interesting actors who may not have been getting a lot of work and finding a way to thread them into the world of Sons of Anarch
Erickson intends to use the same casting strategy and singles out a performer for special recognition. "A new character [Strand] that will arrive in the back half of the season is played by Colman…Read more >
The action scenes refer back to real-life events. One of the most memorable sequences early on in Fear the Walking Dead is a riot that erupts after a police officer shoots a man who is initially believed to be innocent. Reminiscent of the infamous 1992 Los Angeles riots, Cliff Curtis (plays Travis) found filming it a little too realistic at times. “When you see what human beings become when they’re unleashed — all the rules are gone and you can do whatever you want because there’s nothing to stop you — boy, it’s scary.”
Erickson confirmed that this is deliberate “The show is not a [political piece], but ... it's definitely evocative of [those riots.]"Read more >
There are apparently entire episodes without any Walkers. While the series includes big set pieces and action-heavy riots and showdowns with Walkers, the quieter scenes and the relationships between the characters play a significant role. “There’s a small scene between Kim and Frank Dillane that is simple and beautiful and moving," says Erickson (show runner). "it really speaks to their relationship — and we’ll always come back to that."
As Erickson sees it, the true test of the success of the series is how people respond to the characters and to the smaller moments. "I think if you love the characters and could go episodes and not see a zombie, but would still like the show and want to watch it? That would be the ideal. And…Read more >
Daryl Could Make a 'Fear the Walking Dead' appearance...
Well maybe. The producers currently have no plans for a crossover between the two “Walking Dead” series, but Dave Erickson (Executive Producer) is open to potential future connections between the two shows, “I am curious to see what the audience makes of certain characters and the questions they may ask." So don't give up hope, yet!
Erickson adds, "You might hear a little bit of a Southern accent in one of the main characters and ponder what that might mean." That's your cue to speculate away... ”
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13 days - and we're under two weeks away from the premiere!
Some of the cast chose not to watch the original series, The Walking Dead because they were afraid it would affect their performances. “I was going to really power through it when I heard about the audition, but then I was sort of advised not to because my character would not necessarily know what the apocalypse looks like” said Kim Dickens (Madison).
Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia) admitted, “I had to stop watching the original because it was starting to inform things that I was doing on set. I was starting to think, ‘But I wouldn’t know that.’ I have to be a little bit more in the dark. You can’t really undo that damage.”Read more >
And that's officially two weeks away, in case you didn't know...
I wonder if new stuff will turn up during tonight's episode of Humans in the US :) More later, maybe.
I hear that Fear previews/teasers are airing during the breaks from The Walking Dead Marathon #TWDMarathon on AMC, so we should have a new teaser or two soon. That's if some kind soul record and YouTubes them....
Good interview from Solis Magazine about the real life influences that had an effect on the storytelling in Fear.Read more >
That's very nearly only two weeks you know.
Best quote yet from a review. ComicBook.Com ReviewRead more >
Twitter and blog Fear activity is pretty lively...
There's a good new video, introduced by Dave Erickson, drip feeding us some new bits as usual :) and there's a Region Free version on the wiki here, in Featured Media on the Main Page and in Galleries.
It's really good, the quality of the production and Adam Davidson's direction, shining through very nicely.
There's a fair amount of comparison between Fear and TWD going on, as you'd expect I guess, with critics saying that Fear is slow compared to TWD. My feeling is that unless Fear is slow to the point of slug-ness that TWD fans andNew fans, will watch long enough to get hooked. In. Their. Droves.
We'll see :)
On the wiki, Galleries have been added, and Interview. Both are available on the Top Menu un…
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Some snippets of news from 17 days out.
Everyone's still calling it a prequel, ho hum...
Frank Darabont Claims AMC Won’t Pay Him after Filing “Walking Dead” Lawsuit
Fear The Walking Dead Gets UK Release Date UK Fans not universally delighted.
Great comicbook.com interview with a very excited Mercedes Mason.
Alycia Debnam-Carey seems to be emerging as a firm favourite with Frank Dillane coming a close second. It will be interesting to see how the clexa (read some of the The 100 stuff) feel after a couple of episodes of Fear.
And, last but not least, there's a good set visit video here. Cliff Curtis claims to be ready for the Zombie Apocalypse, ok then...Read more >
We're 18 days from seeing the first episode of Fear and the entertainment press is frothing at the mouth a little - mostly with excitement.
Some of the main cast went to TCA 2015 and seemed to have a good time, I'll put some links etc to interviews up here later.
There's a new video teaser out called "Lights Out LA", though people are calling it the "Timelapse of Terror", you can see in Featured Videos section on the Main Page of the wiki.
The New York Times review, "To Live and Not Die in LA" by Lorne Manly, has to win some sort of prize for a great article name if nothing else. It's generally positive and as you would expect of the NYT, thoughtful, comprehensive and considered. The article raises some interesting points though and is well wo…Read more >
I came across these great screen captures, here they are gathered up into a gallery.Read more >
A quick round-up of pictures from the 2015 San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC). This, remember, is the SDCC before the start of the series. So when the panel went on stage not even the main trailer had been seen.Read more >
AMC channel to launch in September for BT TV customers.
We know that there's been a date of 31st Aug mentioned for UK fans, but the announcement from AMC and BT is that:Read more >
Hey guys. I thought I'd write this blog so that everyone has a chance to pitch in ideas about the theme, as I'd like to finalize it ahead of next month's premiere. Ideally we can all make sure that everyone is happy with the theme going into the show, and it won't noticeably change again until Season 2 airs (if at all).
Okay, so first up is the wordmark: We've used more or less the same one since the wiki was founded back in March; it's undergone some subtle changes, but has used the same arrangement. I've trialed various other ideas, but can honestly say that none look as good as the current one, so I'm of the opinion that it should remain the same (with the possibly exception of the color), although of course if anyone else wants to try a…
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There's a new poster for FEAR, looking very good. Looks like a nice warm LA evening.
The Pilot will be 90 minutes long, which is more than nice and... the release date in the UK is 31st August. Don't know why we get it a week and a day later than everyone else - just lucky I guess.
From July26th there will be a TWD marathon, five of them, a season on each sunday leading up to 23rd August
8pm EST there will be a "Season 6 TWD Preview"
And finally, at 9pm EST, Fear The Walking Dead will premiere.Read more >
Real life events have influenced the ideas behind the show. And no, I don't mean that Zombies are real (they're not, as far as I know)
Do you remember the bath salt incidents on May 26, 2012 in Miami?
Well no, me neither until I started reading the 'pedia article.
Kirkman seemed to be thinking about people’s reaction when they heard about it. In the beginning, word spread of a man who was found eating another man’s face and then ran at a police officer who had shoot him several times to stop him
He was actually eating the poor man's face.
So people joked about zombies, but no one really prepared for the worst. Of course not, why would they?
There aren't likely to be any Zombie jokes in FEAR, because FEAR is in a world where no one even knows the…Read more >
The YouTube Video of the FTWD panel at SDCC is posted below - Most of the information and phrasing here tweeted from @FTWDFamily (thank you)
On the panel were, from left to right, Dave Erickson (Erickson's first Comic Con panel), David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane , Alycia Debnam Carey, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Lorenzo James Henrie , Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason. Chris Hardwick chaired the panel.
- Erickson - Kirkman wanted a major city and to see its fall, they chose LA because a lot of people do go there to reinvent themselves.
- Erickson - Family drama, filter the apocalypse through the family we've come to know.
- Erickson - End of FearTWD season 1 won't be the point at which Rick wakes up from hi…
Ok - so it's starting to feel as if it's actually going to happen. We have a date, August 23rd, a promise that it will go out internationally all on the same date and.... We have a proper trailer, an actual real, you can blink in the middle of it and not miss the whole thing honestly - trailer...
So, Season 1 starts on the 23rd August and there will be a Talking Dead, but only after the last episode of the season this time round
The trailer then - Yes it's out - and yes it's gorgeous and yes it's 3 minutes long - that's minutes, not seconds. It does have some now familiar scenes and characters but we get a lot more information, guns, soldiers, police, zombies (can't call them walkers in FEAR remember, not that I have any idea what we can call t…Read more >
Twitter & Instagram etc have been going ever so slightly crazy for the past 24 hours as SDCC 2015 gets underway. The panels for both Walking Dead shows aren't until the second day but Chad Coleman helpfully tweeted a pic of the queue outside Hall H where the Walking Dead shows will both have their panels - so they're queuing the day before?
There are more pics in the twitterverse than i'm going to post here :) But, having said that, a bunch of actors from a couple of shows you might be familiar did post some snaps
Fairly obviously Norman Reedus forgot his selfie stick for this first one.
With panels for both shows from 12 noon PDT we're expecting some announcements and, fingers crossed, a longer trailer for FEAR!
I'll post the details as soon…
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AMC still seem to be in overdrive... They premiered another video clip during Episode 2 of Humans when it was showing in the US last night. It shows a woman exiting her Honda minivan. After getting something from the back of the van, she slides the door shut and we get to see the upper torso of a zombie reflected in the window. This zombie appears to be freshly dead, maybe only a day or two gone and is definitely in the style of zombies we are familiar with seeing in The Walking Dead.
No such luck in the UK, we're ahead of the US for Humans (we're on episode 4) but no new FEAR clips for us.
There were also two other new teasers. They were slotted in among the screenings of the movie Independence Day the night before on July 4th. US fans only ag…Read more >
San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) and The AMC ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Panel will be on the Friday, 1 to 2 pm in Hall H, right after the panel for TWD.
And they seem to be taking pretty much everyone they can, confirmed are Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason with executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer David Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss the anticipated series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead coming this summer. There will be a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the new series.... All moderated by “Talking…Read more >
AMC have released new artwork for FEAR, nicely in time for SDCC (San Diego Comic Convention) and I have to say it looks excellent.
Those footprints look suspiciously draggy to me...
The title, does that refer to the start of the tv show in August or the start of the outbreak in Santa Monica?
Also, another clip, only short but still a clip :) It's of Madison and another character (the school principal? another clleague), talking about the flu and flu shots.
Oh - and the official AMC Twitter Account for FEAR is up and running, that little clip is their first tweet. Follow @FearTwd to see it.Read more >
There are two new trailers, two.... Months of very little and then two trailers in quick succession (one of them even has dialogue)
The trailers are both on the main page slider thing but as you're here..
- The first new one is "Reports in Five States" and has Madison telling a very worried schoolboy hat he needs to spend less time online.
- The second, "Missing Posters", is much shorter and features Madison looking much less sure of herself as she spots some prominent "Missing Child" posters - oh, and a shamblingly familiar figure in the distance, walking through the shadow of some trees.
I think someone at AMC is going to need a bit of a lie down after all this. If they release another one on Monday I'll need a lie down. Have a good weekend :)… Read more >