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The Walking Dead Season 3 Title Sequence *Spoilers Likely*

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 00:01
I've noticed in the first few episodes of the season that there's more meaning behind the imagery and placement of the actors' names than there were in the opening used in season 1 and 2. I decided to do an analysis and thought it would be fun as its own thread.

Expect spoilers through the currently aired episode, but please try to refrain from future spoilers or comics spoilers, or spoiler tag them.

Here goes! Hopefully I don't just talk to myself and you don't just make fun of me for analyzing the credits.

AMC Presents
Abandonded cars on a country road. Evokes the traffic jam from season 2, as well as the abandoning of the farm at the end of the season. Everything is in disarry. Things are going off the rails - cars in the distance off the side of the road.

Andrew Lincoln (Rick)
A newspaper blows away to reveal the sheriff's deputy badge underneath. Rick has hidden or put aside his roots as a lawman - but they are still there below the surface. Could foreshadow his return to those roots - or at the very least that he will again stand on the side of good and righteousness against the Governor.

Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and then quickly
Laurie Holden (Andrea)
There is a centipede of some kind crawling over what looks like shell casings. The shell casings foreshadow Lori's death and could indicate that Andrea will need to fight or is in danger as well. Their names do not share the screen at the same time, but the same image is used for both of them.

Norman Reedus (Daryl)
Arrows - duh! Daryl's primary weapon is a crossbow. But, it is not just one arrow, it is two arrows. That could signify the return of Meryl, or it could foreshadow a relationship for Daryl, perhaps with Carol which they've been flirting with since the end of season 2. Generally, it just seems to indicate that Daryl is no longer alone.

Quick fade to a house, looks like the farmhouse from season 2. No names, immediately fades to the next scene.

Steven Yeun (Glenn)
This is a pocket watch with the clock moving very quickly. I can't remember where the pocket watch came from - was it Dale's? I do remember it being important to Glenn. Time on the watch is moving fast, which shows how Glenn is developing, from a kid who took risks into a man who has responsibilities a relationship, and perhaps now, a family.

Lauren Cohan (Maggie)
A graveyard. Maggie lost much of her family last season, and I wouldn't be surprised if she loses the rest of it this season. Hershel's already down a limb!

Chandler Riggs (Carl)
Flowers in focus in the foreground change to an abandoned house in focus in the background. I believe the flowers were the ones that represented Sophia and so represent Carl's childhood, lovely, happy, good, playing with other children, going to school. But Carl has had to grow up fast and is now better represented by the building. He is cold, hard, and alone. His mother is now dead and his father is as cold and hard as he is. Carl the child has been abandoned, just like the house.

Danai Gurira (Michonne)
The bottom of a closed door. There is darkness on the near side of the door and light on the far side. We can see shadows moving. This represents both Michonne's hidden strength - she is staying cool and calm, biding her time before attacking - as well as her ability to see the hidden danger in the Governor's town.

Michael Rooker (Merle)
Close up of an eye, looks as thought it is a black man. The eye is bloodshot and is looking away, blinks and then the camera changes and the eye is seen closer. Merle is looking out for his best interests. He is also one that needs to be closely watched because of that. He is also seeking his brother - looking for him. There could be something around T-Dog, since the eye is from a black man, and T-Dog was the reason Merle was left on the roof in season 1, but that's more of a stretch.

Brief shots of the interior of a house. Abandoned, in disarry. The camera moves quickly through a kitchen/dining room towards some windows.

David Morrissey (the Governor)
The Governor is darkness (the disarry of the kitchen/dining area) and light (the windows with the shining sunlight and the fluttering curtains). There is some hope and good he has created with his town, but it is surrounded by darkness and if light shone on those parts of the house (the town), the mess would be seen by all.

Now we are in an hallway of a house, facing the front door. The door is open with sun shining in. The camera moves quickly out the door and shows the middle of the woods. Various shots of the prison, abandonded towns, tattered flag as the producers and creator credits are given.

The Walking Dead

Tivo button ON UNIT doesn't work

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 23:34
The Tivo and Guide button on the remote, and on the Series 3 box does not work. I would rule out any strange remote / interference / channel / code /1-2 switch issues since the buttons on the S3 don't work. The rest of the buttons, pause, whatever do work.

Power cycling usually works, but not always. It happens often enough that it is beginning to piss off the rest of my family and me.

Any idea?

Remote address won't stick

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 22:38
Hi all.

So, I revived my old Lifetime Series2 540 by swapping out a drive from an unused box. After a 2 hour clear and delete, everything is setup again, BUT the remote address. There are two TiVos upstairs-- different rooms, but still. I have diligently followed the instructions to set the revived TiVo's remote to "2", but the box *keeps* reverting to "0"!! No other remote is being used in the same room-- the doors are even closed to the room during the setup. I tried fresh batteries as well as a different peanut remote. Same result. (I am not trying to use the same remote with the two boxes.)

I one thing I was thinking was an OS bug? The box is running 8.x, I think that is behind, even for a Series2. (I assume an update will arrive in time.) Could there be an old bug lingering there?

I really want to get this sorted as the room with DVR "1" normally has the adjoining door open and I don't want it to interfere with "2".

Survivor: Phillippines 11-07-12

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:21
I guess I know who Jeff voted for President. :D

Amazes me how a person who by his own admission made $60 million in baseball can be so money hungry.

Supernatural - "Southern Comfort" - 11/7/12

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 21:20
We are never getting our brother bond back at this rate.
Not that I blame Sam for finally standing up to Dean, he was right. Dean has been non stop. But I still don't get the not looking for him thing!! Is that really all we are getting on that? He felt like his world imploded and he ran? Really show? I might have bought that had this been the first time he's had to deal with Dean being missing/dead/gone/whatever. But he should never have expected that this time was the final time. Why? Why would he ever? Not the Sam I've watched for 7 seasons. Argh. This is frustrating me to death.

That sequence with the Soundgarden song was really cool.

I'm still so so on Amelia but I don't hate her.

Garth killed the tooth fairy! Why Garth, why?
I like that he's the new Bobby but I really miss the real Bobby.

Re-record after power failure

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 20:49
I'm new to Tivo. I have a Premiere Q unit from my cable company. I'm also a DirecTV subscriber and so I'm accustom to their HR dvrs. That being said Sunday night during The Walking Dead and Dexter I had a power failure that lasted only a few minutes. After the power came back on the Tivo started up and resumed recording as did the HR21. However, the HR21 also re-recorded the two shows later that night as they were listed as partial recordings. The Tivo did no such thing. Is this normal for the Tivo? Thanks.

Lots of channels missing

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 14:11
I just started using my Tivo (Premier) after several months of inactivity.

It said it needed to do a guided setup, which I did.

Now there is no program info for many channels.

These are not premium or HD channels. Major network channels like NBC are not there. Just for example, without naming each network, I'm missing channels 2, 6, 13, 19, 25 and so on. I have 5, 15, 17 23, etc. This pattern of missing channels goes all the way up through the list.

I can see this by going to search by time and channel. The "missing" channels show up with just the channel number and no program info.

In addition, some channels don't even appear in the list like 3, 4, 7-13, etc.

These are ALL checked in the channel list.

I'm on Comcast, Boca Raton/Delray Beach, FL.

What's wrong?

Any ideas?


TiVoGlo remote version differences

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:47
What are the differences between TiVoGlo remotes models C00210 & C00212?

Both are available on Amazon, but the 210 is about $13 more, which seems odd since I assume 212 is newer.

I found a review where someone said the 212 "feels cheaper" and had some "button changes", but the writer did not go into more detail.

And will either work equally well with a Series 3?


Edit: Never mind, I found the close-up images on WeaKnees.

Undercover Boss - Whole season discussion.

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:35
As there's no thread for last Friday's show, I'll assume there's not enough interest for a per-episode thread, so this can cover all aired episodes.

I thought the Mitchell Model's mustache was the most fake I've ever seen. How he fooled anyone with it, I'll never know. I wasn't surprised that he got called out in the CT store.

The biggest surprise was the generosity in giving $250,000 tax paid to the last girl along with a promotion giving her a $14k raise! I have to admit that I'm not sure this was in line with others and I thought it was more of a publicity stunt than a genuine attempt to help. I know she was living in a homeless shelter with three kids, but there are better ways to help her than to give her what amounts to a small lottery win.

Sons of Anarchy "Andare Pescare" 11/6/12

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 11:34
I thought this was a pretty good episode.

Juice is making a lot of stupid mistakes.

At first I couldn't figure out why they were even taking a van, but then I realized it was to take the body.


"Download failed. Try again." on iPhone 4S

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 10:15
Hi guys, I get this error quite a lot and it can be a pain to start the download again. Has anyone else experienced this?

Also, I'm not clear if downloads continue to run in the background while the iPhone is either locked or if I switch to a different app or just the home screen. It seems to me that the download stops when either of these things occur. Anyway to fix this?


transfer recordings

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:58
I just bought a new Tivo Premiere XL4 to replace my old TiVo HD XL.
I have a bunch of recordings on my old machine that I would like to copy or transfer to the new one.
Apparently my cable provider (Time Warner) copy protects recordings.
How can I do it?


The Men Who Built America

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 09:13
Anyone seen this?
I caught one late one night, and find it very intersting.

I love The History Channel.

Series 3 LED Display not working?

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 08:55
I have a series 3 Tivo and the OLED Display does not work and the LEDs also appear to have problems. Here is a rundown of the situation:

On restart/reset:
All four LEDS (2 red, 1 blue, 1 orange) do light up
Nothing shows in the "OLED Display" - it is blank/black

Normal operation:
Nothing shows in the "OLED Display" - it is blank/black even though the menu is set to have the clock on

During Scheduled Recordings:
None of the LEDS light up, even though red ones should depending on
Nothing shows in the "OLED Display" - it is blank/black even though the menu is set to have the display on

Using remote control:
None of the LEDS light up, even though orange one should flash when remote control buttons are pressed

Other than that the unit appears to be working properly. Any thoughts or ideas? Is this just a faceplate that needs replacing or is it possibly more (i.e. power supply, etc.) One concern is that the LEDs obviously can work since they light up at restart, but they do not light up when they should for the various operations. And obviously something is very wrong with the OLED display that should be giving the clock and the title of what's being recorded during scheduled recordings.

Thanks in advance for everyone's input, suggestions, and help!

Boy meets World sequel in the works

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 08:26
To air on Disney channel and be called "Girl Meets World" and follow the daughter to Cory and Topanga. Both Savage and Fishell are in for the show:


Recording from the live buffer.

Wed, 11/07/2012 - 02:09
I guess I should already know this, but I don't, and I can't seem to find the answer online...

I want to record a show that has already ended, but is still in the live buffer, how can I do this?

For example: I am 10 minutes into the current show. I can rewind 20 minutes, and watch 20 minutes of the previous show. I want to record those 20 minutes to disk. I press the RECORD button, but I get the "season pass and other options' or the 'explore this show" screen.

Is there any way to record those 20 minutes of the previous show?

Cable card pairing frustration!!

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 22:33
Hi all. I'm a long-time Tivo owner. I just lost my original Tivo box to the green screen of death so I just replaced it w/a Premier 4. I have everything set up correctly and just got the box activated.

Now the Comcast card won't pair. The first time the tried pairing it, the Tivo box activation had not gone thru yet and it did not pair. Would the box not being activated screw up the card pairing?

Comcast tried two more times after the box was showing as being in good standing and still nothing. Comcast shows the box and card as paired on their end and now have to send someone out to figure out what's happening. It's almost as if the box isn't getting any cable signal. Is there a way to check to see if the box is defective somehow? I know the cable is working as I was watching TV on it before adding the new box.

TV service providers that provide cable cards?

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 20:59
I've got a TiVo Premiere with cable through Comcast. For the most part I don't have any issues with my TiVo and love it. The problem I have is with Comcast, they just provide horrible customer service and have truly gotten very expensive for what they're offerring.

So I would like to at least look at what my options are for other service providers, however I would like to be able to keep a provider that is able to supply a cable card so I don't need to have a secondary box besides the TiVo. I know most cable companies should likely have cable cards, and from a quick search on the forums it looks like Verizon FIOS is able to supply cable cards, but what about UVerse or any other providers out there?

Since I'm unable to get FIOS in my area and haven't heard that Uverse supports cable cards, I'm probably stuck with Comcast, but thought I'd at least investigate what my options are.

Any input is welcomed.


Steps to Swaping S2 Drives?

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 18:22
My the hard drive in my Series2 80hr Lifetime box seems to have given up the ghost (stuck on "powering up"). I have an old, out of service 80hr S2 that I'd like to scavenge the working drive from. Can I just swap them (found simple instructions here)? I don't care about old Season Passes or recordings. Anything special I'll need to do after the physical swap?


How I Met Your Mother - Autumn of Breakups OAD Nov 5, 2012

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 16:19
I'm surprised there's not a thread on this yet. Seems like they are slowly moving the backstory along towards some sort of conclusion, even if it is just the season finale.

I was not impressed with the whole Emily/Rachel thing...err, I mean Victoria/Robin. Sorry, got confused by the EXACT same story line from Friends back around 2001. I just about turned off the episode then and there. I can understand the desire to drag the story out as long as possible for advertising revenue and such, but when you are stealing storylines from past sitcoms, it's blatantly obvious that they need new writers.

Also not a fan of Marshall turning into a girl. Dude needs to man up.