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Posted November 10, 2013 into Spartacast by John Birmingham

Dan and myself were joined by special guest Spartan Steve Molk this week, because Greg is a girly swot who preferences his study needs over your podcasting pleasure.

But he'll be back.

We discussed Steve's interviews with the news directors of the FTA networks, the broken ratings system, and whether The Walking Dead might be a bit depressing.

The Hoodies take us in and out.

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10 Responses to ‘Ep17 - Get to da Chopaaaaa’

TheWah has opinions thus...

Posted November 10, 2013

I was working out ways to deflect 400m diameter asteroids from impacting the Bunny Compound you ungrateful swine, JB!

Barnesm mutters...

Posted November 10, 2013

With a gravity attractor, prffffffff. Its a kinetic impactor or nothing.

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Blarkon asserts...

Posted November 10, 2013

If the audience isn't watching live, they aren't watching the advertisements. TV is about selling advertisements. If they eyeballs aren't on the advertisements, the TV producers *aren't getting paid*. So this thing about "people consuming TV differently" - sure they are - but they aren't doing it in a way that gives a red cent to the people whose business model is giving you stuff to watch so that you'll *also* watch advertisements and allow them to get paid.

It doesn't matter how many millions of people time shift or torrent a show if none of them are watching advertisements. They are "parasitic viewers" in terms of monetization.

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she_jedi asserts...

Posted November 10, 2013

This is totally off topic but thank you for posting that today. I'm in the middle of moving house and that was a blissful hour's worth of procrastination from packing and hauling. Much appreciated.

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

Posted November 11, 2013

Then our work here is done.

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Blarkon mutters...

Posted November 10, 2013

Omega Man was based on "I am Legend". The basic story of that is that the vampires (they weren't zombies) were building a new civilization in the wake of a pandemic that had changed them, and that the twist was that guy that was killing the vampires as actually the bad guy. So the "hope" in that one was the twist - that humanity had come through the pandemic changed, but this one guy who hadn't succumbed to the virus was killing off people whose only crime was getting infected.

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John Birmingham reckons...

Posted November 10, 2013

That is true of the classic Charlton Heston movie, and the source novel from Richard Matheson. But we were talking about the most recent iteration, which does away with the vampire motif (except for the aversion to daylght) and runs, literally, with a fast zombie trope. The hope there is the 'cure' and the 'compound'

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Barnesm puts forth...

Posted November 10, 2013

Damn, I could have listened to you guys discuss The Walking Dead for a lot longer, I understand the limitations with regard to being spoiler free.

I really hope you don't give up on TWD due to the hopelessness. As Herschel said "“Listen, dammit: You step outside, you risk your life. you take a drink of water, you risk your life. And nowadays you breathe and you risk your life. Every moment now, you don’t have a choice. The only thing you can choose is what you’re risking it for.”

plus Carol, what about Carol dammit?

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Murphy would have you know...

Posted November 11, 2013

I drew an analogy between The Walking Dead and On the Beach myself. There is no hope there either as Gregory Peck takes his sub out to sea for scuttling yet there is love and redemption of a sort at the end.



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Rob has opinions thus...

Posted November 12, 2013

The comics of walking dead constantly reiterate the point of the walking dead being the survivors. A quite famous cover has Rick shouting 'We are the walking dead!'

But then the comic turns into pixar's A Bugs Life or at least that was my take on it.

I'm struggling to really like it. And I'm wondering if I'm watching it because there isn't anything else on to watch. Same with Orange is the New Black, really it's just a miserable TV show. But I'm also struggling with Battlefield 4 not working on my PC without crashing it with a red screen of death everytime I play.

BTW great podcast JB.

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