Walking Dead S03E01 - 10/14/12 - Seed

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  1. Roommate

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    I got the impression they knew about the prison, but had discounted it previously. When Daryl and Rick were walking and spotted it, they didn't say "hey look, a prison!" Daryl kind of glanced at it and said "what a shame", or something to that effect. It seemed to me he was implying "what a shame it's so overrun." I think they knew about it but hadn't wanted to deal with it before. But now they were getting a bit desperate.
     
  2. Hank

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    While I agree that their reaction was "muted" finding the prison, there's no way I can believe they knew about it previously, with a potential stock of food, ammo, fuel, etc.
     
  3. BrandonRe

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    Especially since Rick, as Sheriff, would have known without putting a lot of thought into it that a prison makes a lot of sense as the place to be in zombie world for just those reasons. Not to mention, many prisons have farms where they grow food for the prisoners, and these fields are within secured fences because the prisoners work the fields. They would be able to grow food and not have to worry about it being secured.
     
  4. betts4

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    note to self -
    remember the prisons when the world turns to zombieland.
     
  5. markz

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    Why would they have not brought their vehicles into the prison yard with them? You would think they would want access to them or at least have the secured for future use.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

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  8. markz

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    Some of us DISH people are watching through magic! We just aren't being counted! They can't stop me!
     
  9. robojerk

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    When I put on the episode, I told my wife "Are you ready to be told over and over how The Walking Dead is not available on Dish?"
     
  10. markz

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    AMC made it available online for DISH customers, but spent lots of time with the anti-DISH propaganda. It was very annoying. The lack of AMC is my only gripe with DISH. And DISH bent over backwards to make it possible for me to watch my AMC shows via another method.
     
  11. gchance

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    They did? "Go use Netflix" is acceptable? "You're in a contract because we know you'd switch otherwise" is good for their customers?

    Greg
     
  12. markz

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    Well, I am not pleased that I lost AMC, but they did the following:

    • gave me a free ROKU box ($80 value)
    • gave me $10/month off my bill for 1 year ($120 value)
    • gave me a $30 one time credit ($30 value)
    • waived the $100 fee to upgrade to the Hopper ($100 value)
    • by switching to the Hopper, my bill went down another $13/month
    • sent me a few codes for free PPV movies round the same time although it may have been unrelated.

    They didn't have to do any of that if they didn't want. They even called me back a couple weeks later to see if the ROKU was working.

    And a week later when they dropped my NBC affiliate for a few days, they gave me another $5/month off my bill for 3 months.

    All in all, I love the Hopper and my experience with DISH. I'd rather have my current setup/channels than any other DVR with another provider. And I used to be with DirecTV so I have experienced others.

    I have the option of buying the complete Walking Dead season for $22 through Amazon or finding other magical means to watch for free.
     
  13. dswallow

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    It does become hard to believe Dish isn't spending more money on this sort of thing than they would by agreeing to whatever compromise terms they had on the table.
     
  14. markz

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    I have heard that this outage is not due to a contract dispute, but it is being used as leverage in a lawsuit about something else.

    And not everyone will call and get the deal I did. Lots of people just complain about the outage, but don't call DISH and get anything done about it. I don't even think that anyone I have told about it has even followed through with their own call.
     
  15. trnsfrguy

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    Correct. AMC is owned by Cablevision. Dish agreed to carry Cablevision's defunct satellite service called Voom.
    Dish didn't honor the contract and lawsuits were filed.
     
  16. TAsunder

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    Where did the zombies come from that surrounded them in the hallways? It was unclear to me. It seemed like they cleared everything as they went.

    Wow! Was this recent (near the premiere of Walking Dead)? Before the premiere of BB, I asked just for the Roku and the $10/month. They would only give me $10/month. They never offered me any of the rest even when I threatened to cancel. If they had done all of the above, I might still be on Dish.
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Same place as the zombies who snuck up on them in the middle of an open field last season.
     
  18. danterner

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    Central casting?
     
  19. DevdogAZ

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    Exactly what I said. "Oh man, please let that be what happens!!"
    I'm pretty sure they didn't know about the prison. I agree with Roommate that Daryl's initial reaction was one of pity for the people stuck in there, and it wasn't until Rick looked at it and started thinking about it that he realized it would be a great place to hole up.
    They did bring them in. Once they had cleared the yard and were ready to camp in the field for the night, there was a shot showing their vehicles parked inside the patrol fence next to one of the guard towers.
     
  20. DreadPirateRob

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    The way they were marking intersections with spray paint arrows was meant to convey that they were going through a building with a large number of intersecting hallways (I thought the use of spray paint was pretty smart of them, another nod to the group "figuring things out" over the past few months). So I suppose the zombies that surrounded them came from the other side of the intersections that they didn't take (i.e. when they came to an intersection they went right, but didn't the clear the left branch).

    Not sure how realistic that is - would it really be smart to have a bunch of twist/turns in a prison? - but aside from that, I didn't have a huge problem with it. I had a bigger problem with the sleeping zombie who only woke up after they passed him 3-4 times. ;)
     

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