Michonne

The Walking Dead trudges on in a mostly ho-hum season. ‘Say Yes” was not the worst episode audiences have seen during this boring season. Not by a long shot. However, there were some moments that could definitely have been edited down to something more poignant. While The Walking Dead is weakest when it follows individual characters, this weeks offering was not as bad as it could have been. Rick and Michonne are out on the prowl, looking for guns and love in all the wrong places, namely, a carnival where very bad things happened.

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From the time she saved Andrea’s bacon in the finale of season 2 of The Walking Dead, Michonne’s past has been given to us in bits and pieces along the way. Portrayed on-screen by Danai Gurai, viewers have watched the character prove her worth over and over, from her care of the children to her skill as a badass katana-wielding walker-slayer, yet there are still huge gaps in her history. Telltale Games, known for titles such as Tales from the Borderlands and Minecraft Story Mode, announced that they will look to fill some of that missing canon in an upcoming mini-series game devoted specifically to Michonne. (more…)

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Telltale Games are no strangers to making some compelling episodic games. They’ve already explored the worlds of Fables, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead; the last of which they revealed they have plans to re-visit. Today at E3, Telltale announced their plans for The Walking Dead: Michonne, which will take place during the arc of issues #126 to #139 of the Image comic series. This mini-series will focus on the titular character’s life before she joined up with Rick Grimes and his group. (more…)

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Going into season five, The Walking Dead is more popular than it’s ever been, which is probably why on Sunday the National Fan Expo was barely open for business and Constitution Hall was almost full of fans waiting for a panel with Walking Dead cast members. A little over an hour later, the moderator called out the “five of the amazing people from the show; three of whom are still living on it,” and Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), and David Morrissey (The Governor) all gathered on stage to a thunderous applause. (more…)

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She was easily one of the most anticipated characters to come off the page and into AMC‘s The Walking Dead, and Danai Gurira has simply nailed it with her Michonne. At least in my opinion, I believe she’s perfectly portrayed the stoic and lonely warrior, especially as she’s grown and transitioned from solitary figure to integral member of Rick’s zombie slaying squad. There’s still so much of Michonne to come and I can’t wait to see where Gurira and new showrunner, Scott Gimple, take her.

Gurira recently chatted with Comic Book Resources‘ Jason Tabrys – hey, why’s that name sound so familiar? – about a number of things from Michonne’s growth this season, her future, to that sweet sword. She has nothing but praise for the new showrunner, Gimple, which certainly makes me less worried about Glen Mazzara leaving knowing it’ll be in Gimple’s capable hands.

CBR: What do you think you’re going to miss most about outgoing showrunner Glen Mazzara and what’s do you think Scott Gimple is going to bring to the role next season?

DG: Well, I can’t go into that. That’s a little personal. But, you know, I think that Glen is very talented, so I’m not worried about his next step — I think they will be great and he will do great things. And I also think that Scott — they brought someone up into the role from within the family, which, of course, makes the transition much easier for us, and you know, Scott wrote “Clear.”

CBR: Yeah, that’s the thing that stuck out for me. I thought the episode was — next to the pilot — probably the second best episode of the show’s run.

DG: Yeah, that’s what Andrew Lincoln said as well, and I agree. I think that [Scott Gimple] is a very powerful storyteller. You know, I’ve spent a lot of time with him because he tends to write the episodes that I’m heavy in, like this one and “Hounded.” I think that he brings some very amazing stuff to this world, so I’m excited for him and his ability as well.

I think we can all agree that “Clear” will stand as one of The Walking Dead’s best, and I wasn’t aware it was Gimple who wrote it! More of same, please.

Head on over to CBR to read the full interview, you won’t be disappointed!

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If you watched last night’s episode, entitled “Clear,” then you know that it was the best hour of television you’ve ever seen. You also know it was one of the best instances of storytelling that you have ever encountered.

It touched on every note for why we love this story, whether it be in comic or television form. This story makes us feel deeply. It makes us think about how we live our lives and how we cope with suffering.

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

Above: When live gives you lemons, uh, make lemon grenade from Portal 2 with this DIY from Epbot. Note, lemon grenades sadly do not actually explode. Unless you make ’em that way. [The Mary Sue]

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The Walking Dead returns to AMC on October 14th which means prepare for promotional onslaught! To begin with we ‘ve got these stunning, up close and personal portraits from the Huffington Post,

 

I’m so excited for people to meet Michonne. What’ll be weird, as well as interesting, is meeting Michonne through her interactions with Andrea and the Governor – whom Entertainment Weekly has some new shots of you can see below – as opposed to joining the group at the prison. In fact the whole switch up of having Andrea and Michonne separated from the group and set up in Woodbury in the first place is gonna be weird. But I’m excited to see what they do with this twist.

Danai Gurira , Laurie Holden, and David Morrissey, the actors responsible for Michonne, Andrea, and the Governor, also spoke to EW about their characters in Season 3.

Gurira: For Michonne, it’s the first time she has opened up since her trauma happened, which occurred at the beginning of the apocalypse. So Andrea is the first person she’s really been able to open up to, to love, to care for, take care of. I think there’s a lot of yearning in her humanity to be able to do that with somebody. And she’s found the person for her.

Holden: She asked a lot of questions at first and she was a bit wary, but the Governor is very seductive — in a calm, loving sense. If you look around, everybody seems happy; there are children playing ball with dogs, and pregnant women walking around happier than clams, and there are cellos in the street being set up for the blues band. It’s pretty idyllic.

Morrissey: People in the world that we inhabit need structure, they need to feel safe, and he provides that. And I think any leader of any community has to earn trust. And the idea of power is a really interesting idea of how people keep their power in a community. They keep it in all different ways. They can keep it by being generous, by facilitating your good life by giving you gifts. But they can also take those gifts away, they can be intimidating. They can be powerful, they can protect you from the enemy, whether that protection is just a fight or not, or whether they create the feeling of paranoia in order to suppress it. That is a great game that politicians and power-hungry people do. I think he does all those things. The world that has been created plays into his hands.

What are you most excited for this season?

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: 500 lb life size Darth Vader Cake. He was served at the 501st Legion Banquet on Friday night as part of the Star Wars Celebration VI event. Also of note is Vader’s light saber, which was a single, solid piece of watermelon flavored poured sugar. Impressive. [OakleadCakes]

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Season three production and marketing for AMC‘s The Walking Dead is heating up and with less than a month to go to till the October 14th premiere. we can expect some new teasers, pictures, and interviews in the days to come. Entertainment Weekly is featuring The Walking Dead cast on a variety of covers (above) and also has some great character portraits pictured below. The first three out of the box are of Rick, Michonne, and the Governor.

Most likely the other cast members portraits will be released in the next couple of days, except maybe T-Dog, he’s always left out and Carl, because he wasn’t in the house when pictures where taken. Carl was busy running around in zombie infested woods.

Maybe that explains Rick’s look of constipation in the picture below.

Next up is Michonne, this NerdBastard wants her guarding his back when the zombie shit hit the fan.

Last, but definitely the character this NerdBastard is looking forward to seeing in season 3 is the Governor.

I’m really looking forward to how the character of the governor translates from the comics to the small screen. Let’s not even talk about Mel coming back, that is gonna be a blast. I hope T-Dog watches his back.

What are you looking forward to in the third season of The Walking Dead?