Walking Dead "A New Beginning" S9 E1 OAD 10-07-18

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by brianric, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. TiVotion

    TiVotion Early Adoptersaurus

    Dec 6, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I agree. I still like the show, have from the beginning. But man, that was such incredibly forced drama. It struck me as dumb as well.

    So we’ve run out of fuel, but found plenty of horses. And somehow, all these walkie talkie batteries are still working.
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  2. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Looks like they're recharging them from solar and wind.
  3. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    And somehow, no matter where they find them, they are always on the same frequency.
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  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Totally agree. The museum raid was ridiculous. I can see the desire to get the seeds. And maybe even the plow. But there is zero reason to get a covered wagon. It would be much easier to just hitch up a team of horses to a more modern trailer with rubber tires and suspension.

    And the canoe? Give me a break! There must be thousands of modern boats/canoes/kayaks to be found in homes and businesses around the area. Why would they think some primitive canoe like that would be worth their effort to take it out of the museum?
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  5. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

    Feb 2, 2004
    Moultrie, GA
    Perhaps the writers prefer to continue to show their stupidity and lack of common sense? :D
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  6. dwatt

    dwatt Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    What I found funny is the King was the only one shown purposefully stepping on the glass where there was a support beam underneath. Everyone else was stepping all over without thought.

    Guess who fell through.
  7. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Rick (at least) was walking on the beams (for the most part) as well. Only when the glass started to really crack did they just run without being careful... which is dumb as that's the time you should be the most careful!

    The seeds were a good idea but obviously they needed to get something large enough to cause the floor to become unstable (personally I doubt that would have done it: that floor must be rated for thousands of pounds to safely support all the people walking on it).

    The lamest part, I thought, was when the wagon was stuck in the mud and they're rushing to get it free, then they don't have time so they're going to leave it AND a horse, and then when Ken is bit they go back to protect him and within seconds all the walkers are dead. If it was that easy why all the panic in the first place?
  8. rharmelink

    rharmelink Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    I'm a BBIIGG guy. Whenever I walk on such floors, it's not the glass that concerns me, but what connects them. I think it would be very difficult to crack those individual glass panels, unless you focus an extreme amount of force on a very small point -- like using a sledge hammer with a chisel.
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  9. getbak

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    The whole scene with the wagon on the glass floor was ridiculous. There's no way a museum like that would have a glass floor directly in front of a large staircase that couldn't easily support the weight of an empty covered wagon.

    A quick Google search tells me that a typical Prairie Schooner style wagon would have weighed about 1300 pounds. If the floor was that weak, all it would have taken to break it would have been an average high school class on a field trip gathering together to take a group photo in front of the staircase.
  10. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    And the *entire* point of the broken glass floor was to show that Carol and The King were involved. Woo hoo! :rolleyes: What a waste of time and stupid plot. There are about 1000 different easier ways to do that. All they really needed was the seeds, and didn't have to risk the entire away team to do that. Could have just sent Carol and The King on a romantic getaway to Washington D.C.

    Even as Rick or Maggie said, they've scavenged every drop of gas in a huge radius.. they couldn't have found some sort of modern cart on a farm in all that time and space? Dumb.
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  11. cherry ghost

    cherry ghost Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2005
    I thought the implication was they needed the cart to haul the other things they took. Of course, they should have just brought along a cart but suited for that. After all, they did have with them a flatbed with rubber wheels.
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  12. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

    May 31, 2000
    Boston, MA
    Somehow I really don't think a 19th century covered wagon from a museum is going to have the reliability they need in a zombie apocalypse.

    While they were there, they should have also taken all the flint-rock and muzzle-loading muskets. :rolleyes:
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  13. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    Like the Carol & Daryl scene. Or the proposal.
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  14. generaltso

    generaltso Active Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    I think they were trying (unsuccessfully) to show that the glass floor was damaged when they were going up the stairs by a walker and masonry falling on it from one of the floors above.
  15. rharmelink

    rharmelink Active Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    They should have been looking for a book on how ancient Rome built roads and bridges...
  16. mrpope

    mrpope Active Member

    Jan 13, 2006
    The only thing valuable from the museum was the seeds. Rural Georgia would have 1 & 2 bottom plows galore. The wagon bit was even dumber. Probably thousands of hay & manure wagons out there. Maggie should have known this being a farm kid from the area...
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    They're not in Georgia anymore. They've been in Virginia for several seasons now. But rural Virginia should have that stuff as well and I agree with the rest of your post.
  18. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    San Diego
    Seems the ratings for this episode were even worse than the least-viewed episode from last season, with 6.08 million viewers. I'm surprised there was no bump for the season premier. (Source: List of The Walking Dead episodes - Wikipedia)
  19. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    wow those ratings are sobering - i wonder how that compares with other AMC shows...
  20. gweempose

    gweempose Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2003
    Northbrook, IL
    People are clearly losing interest in the show. Nobody has even started a thread for this week's episode yet, and it's already Wednesday. I wonder if we are now at the point where a whole season thread makes more sense.

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