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You think you’re the ultimate The Walking Dead fan? This video by CineFix will put that claim to the test with seven things you probably didn’t know about the television series. It covers what the zombie actors are actually eating, the evolution of zombie makeup, and even a few Easter Eggs that are nods to Breaking Bad. See how much you know and then get ready for the Season Four finale this coming Sunday, March 30th.

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Television shows gain a fair amount of freedom when they air on cable channels instead of broadcast, and one of those freedoms is showing lots of violence. The Walking Dead goes all out and is packed with guts and gore, but that’s not stopping MyNetworkTV from editing the series to make it broadcast television friendly.

MyNet has recently acquired syndication rights. They channel is owned by Fox, and they’re excited to add The Walking Dead to their line-up. I’m guessing they’ve seen the series, but I can’t imagine how they came to the conclusion that they could make it more family friendly without cutting out huge chunks of material. Needless to say, I’m skeptical about the final product. The only way I can picture it going well is if they own the silliness of trying to edit the series and place giant floating cartoon heads over all the violence.

(via EW)

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Flickr’s Peewee Parker likes to make custom dolls and, as you can see, does some pretty kickass work. This custom Michonne looks like she’d take Barbie out in about two seconds.

She’d probably keep Ken as one of her “pets” while she was at it.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Screen Junkies usually sticks to films for their series of Honest Trailers, but The Walking Dead proved to be too appealing. They point out all the big flaws including the inconsistencies and contradictions and the fact that everyone seems to be trying real hard not to use the word “zombie”. Given the show’s gigantic ratings, most viewers must not mind the mistakes.

This should go without saying, but if you haven’t watched the series and don’t want to be spoiled for the first three seasons, don’t watch.

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‘Murica by Dena Jarrar.

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The Walking Dead fans at NYCC got a rare chance to see incredible art and actual props from the series at a special gallery show celebrating the tenth anniversary of the comic. A Decade of Dead was just a few blocks away from the convention in the Pillars 37 art gallery, and they even had the Hyundi Veloster Zombie Survival Machine that debuted at San Diego Comic Con earlier this year.

The walls were full of original artwork and tables held some of the most famous props from the series. Rick’s hat was there along with his well-worn Sheriff’s bag. It sat right next to Daryl Dixon’s crossbow, which would come in handy for shooting the zombies hanging out on the opposite wall.

There were busts of zombies on one table as well as full-size zombies including both of Michonne’s pets with their missing jaws. They all looked very nearly as disgusting in person as they do on the screen and it was hard to turn your back on them and walk away for fear they’d sneak up and take a bite out of you.

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Hyundai kicked off New York Comic Con by unveiling the Hyundai Santa Fe Zombie Survival Machine. It was selected from 82,500 vehicles that were created with The Walking Dead Chop Shop app that let fans create the vehicle they thought would be best to drive during the zombie apocalypse. Winner Anson Kuo’s modified Santa Fe was chosen as the best design and then brought to life with the help of Galpin Auto Sports (GAS).

“My main design goal was to make the vehicle as stealthy and spacious as possible,” said Kuo. “I knew knives and blades would be the best bet for weaponry – they could slice and dice the zombies without releasing any ammunition. Basing the design on the Santa Fe allows space for extra passengers as well as weapons, supplies and all the other necessary items needed during a real zombie apocalypse.”

GAS took that idea to heart and the vehicle sports knife blades, an automatic crossbow, razor-wired windows, three machine guns, a samurai sword, aluminum armor and even a silencer for the muffler. Fans attending NYCC will be able to see the car and even take a seat behind the wheel.

If you’re at the con, head to booth #542 to see it for yourself. If you’re sitting at home, no worries, Nerd Approved is at New York Comic Con and we’ll have plenty of news and photographs to make you feel like you’re at the show, too.

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Season four of The Walking Dead premieres on October 13. That’s not too far away, but when you’re excited about something it seems to take forever to get here. To help get you through, AMC has released a new trailer for the season as well as a webisodes series titled “The Oath.”

The trailer features the usual suspects like Rick Grimes, Michonne, Daryl Dixon, and more. Though it’s just 30 seconds long, it will keep you on your toes. The three part webisodes showcase other survivors as they search for medical help after they’ve been attacked by zombies.

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AMC has officially confirmed that there will be a spin-off series based on The Walking Dead with a tentative air-date of 2015. It won’t be based on existing characters, but on new characters struggling through the same zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurd and David Alpert will also be executive producing the spin-off. Kirkman had this to say about the chance to expand on his already rich universe:

“After 10 years of writing the comic book series and being so close to the debut of our fourth, and in my opinion, best season of the TV series, I couldn’t be more thrilled about getting the chance to create a new corner of The Walking Dead universe. The opportunity to make a show that isn’t tethered by the events of the comic book, and is truly a blank page, has set my creativity racing.”

We’ve got a couple of years to wait and see what he comes up with, but only a few more weeks until the Season Four premiere of The Walking Dead on October 13th.

(Deadline via Topless Robot)

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Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights begin next week and, as usual, they’ve gone all out in their effort to make the public pee their pants with fear. One facet of the horror is a a maze featuring characters and scenes from The Walking Dead. That’s right, it was so popular last year that Universal has brought the franchise back. Zombies are sort of perfect for Halloween frights.

The maze is called “The Walking Dead: No Safe Haven,” and it takes visitors through creepy grounds held by Rick and the Governor. It goes from Woodbury into the prison, and it’s close quarters with zombies the whole way. It’s not my cup of tea at all, but plenty of people love being up close and personal with the fake undead. And the maze isn’t all! You can also explore more areas from the series. From Ricky of Inside the Magic:

Universal higher-ups decided to expand its presence across the park, taking over the entire street program packed with five big-budget scare zones taking guests to Atlanta, Hershel’s farm, Dale’s RV, and even into memorable episodes like “Clear.” Spanning all three seasons, fans of the show will come face-to-face with recognizable “hero” walkers throughout the streets in various stages of decay, accompanied by the pungent smell of rotting corpses.

That sounds… delightful. You can check out videos featuring the maze and behind the scenes details after the break.

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