Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In The Flesh, new BBC series about rehabilitated zombies.

Check out this trailer for In The Flesh, a new BBC Three series. Set after a zombie uprising, treated zombies are rehabilitated back into society. The show follows Luke Newberry a former zombie who re-enters society. Learn more about the show here: BBC THREE

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Know your zombie stuff? Play zombie hangman and find out.



So you think you know you zombie stuff? Play the Dead War Series Hangman game and prove it.






Friday, February 22, 2013

My interview with Mark Teems. He played a featured walker on The Walking Dead

Hi all. last month while on facebook I found out about Mark Teems. He is a retired police officer who has had a chance to appear on The Walking Dead as a walker. I reached out to him for an interview about his experiences as a walker and he happily responded. Here is my interview with Mark Teems BKA "Featured Walker". TDWS refers to this blog, The Dead War Series.

TDWS: Before we get into how you became a walker tell us a little bit about yourself?

Mark Teems: I am a Police Officer. I have 2 grown children. I live an uneventful life.

TDWS: How did the opportunity to be on TWD come about?

Mark Teems: I was in the Atlanta Journal newspaper for losing 140 lbs in 8 months. The article was seen by Extras Casting Atlanta. They contacted me about being a zombie.

TDWS: Do you remember what you thought when they told you that you had been selected?

Mark Teems: I was thrilled. The Walking Dead was and still is my favorite show.

TDWS: How long did you have to spend in makeup and what was it like? Did it take long to remove the walker look?

Mark Teems: I was a “featured” walker, so I got more makeup. It took about 1 hour to apply the makeup, and 45 minutes to remove most of it. I was still finding makeup for several days after.

TDWS: What kind of instructions were you given as far as it pertains to playing a walker?

Mark Teems: We were told to “shamble” (like Romero’s zombies). At times we were told to shamble faster.

TDWS: You were on the show more than once. Can you tell us the exact episodes and if you will be back?

Mark Teems: Yes. I was in season 2, episodes 3 & 13. I would love to return in season 4.

Did you get to interact with any of the actors? How were they and the crew?

Mark Teems: The “walkers” stayed together mostly. We had to eat in separate areas from the cast and crew. We were pretty gross. I actually got to sit down and talk to IronE Singleton. He is a great guy. Very down to earth.

TDWS: What's it like on set?

Mark Teems: Episode 3 was extremely HOT. We were in a High School in Newnan. GA in July. Episode 13 was in Late November so it was COLD. The zombies were trying to get close to the burning barn for warmth.

TDWS: What is Mark teems looking to do in the future?

Mark Teems: I would love to get into next seasons TWD. I do some comic conventions.

TDWS: Where can people learn more about you and contact you?

Mark Teems: I have a Facebook fan page. Other than that, I’m under the radar.

Well that's it for our interview. I hope you enjoyed and much thanks to Mr. Teems for doing the interview.

George L. Cook III The Dead War Series.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Biologists Create 'Zombie Cells'

So this may be how the zombie apocalypse begins. From the Huffington Post UK:

Biological researchers have created dead 'zombie' cells in the lab which outperform living cells.

Seriously.

A team at Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico have innovated a technique whereby mammalian cells are coated with silica to form a near-perfect replicas.

The silica replicants can survive greater pressures and temperatures than flesh, and perform many functions better than the original cells did when alive.

Read more here: Biologists Create 'Zombie Cells' In The Lab Which Outperform Living Counterparts

Sunday, February 10, 2013

5 good things about a zombie apocalypse happening right now!

Now for good reason many focus on the negative aspects of a zombie apocalypse. But I'm an optimist and I wonder why people always focus on the negative. If you stop and think about it there are some good things about a zombie apocalypse. I have five that immediately came to mind for me. I have listed them below:

1. No work tomorrow.

2. Many people will finally have a chance to take up running.

3. You can stop wondering what you would do if you were a character in The Walking Dead.

4. It would finally put an end to the gun control debate.

5. No one will be alive to see how badly they fucked up World War Z's movie translation.

Hey that's good enough for me. Can you think of any more reasons why a zombie apocalypse might now just be the worst thing that could happen?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Check out the Trailer for Zombie Hunter starring Danny Trejo

"Zombie Hunter" follows the vengeful HUNTER in his journey through the post-apocalyptic, zombie-infested wasteland. Killing in the name of the family he lost, he teams up with a group of survivors and face the deadly mutations that challenge their survival. Watch the trailer below:

If The Dead War Series ever became a movie who should play Sgt. Richards.

First, let me say thank you to everyone that has supported The Dead War Series Trilogy. With that done I would like to ask those who have read The Dead War Series a question. If The Dead War Series was ever made into a movie who do you think could play Sgt. Richards? The Rock ( Dwayne Johnson, I know physically he's too big but I'm talking star power baby!), Boris Kodjoe, Shemar Moore, or an unknown actor?