Bad news for Dutch Walking Dead fans

Teaser poster Fear the Walking Dead

(English below)

Beste mede-Walking Dead fans, slecht nieuws. Fear the Walking Dead, de spin-off en prequel televisieserie van The Walking Dead, zal voorlopig niet worden uitgezonden op FOX in Nederland en België.

In de nacht van 23 op 24 augustus 2015 gaat de nieuwe serie wereldwijd in première op AMC. Helaas dus niet in de lage landen, omdat AMC geen distributiedeal is aangegaan met FOX, de televisiezender die ook The Walking Dead uitzendt (bron: De Nachtvlinders).

Fear the Walking Dead is gemaakt door comicschrijver Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead en Ultimate X-Men comics) en Dave Erickson, de producer van de series Sons of Anarchy en Marco Polo. Het verhaal speelt zich af in Los Angeles en volgt een groepje mensen tijdens het begin van de zombie apocalypse en het verval van de samenleving.

De officiële trailer van Fear the Walking Dead ziet er eerlijk gezegd meer uit als een zombie apocalypse film. Het maakt mij heel benieuwd of de serie even goed wordt als The Walking Dead, maar helaas zal ik het waarschijnlijk niet weten tot de serie uitkomt op Blu-ray.

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Dear fellow Dutch Walking Dead fans, bad news. Fear the Walking Dead, the spin-off and prequel series of The Walking Dead, won’t be broadcasted on FOX channel in the Netherlands.

The show will premiere in the night of 23rd of August 2015 on AMC. But unfortunately not in the Netherlands, because AMC didn’t made a distribution deal with FOX channel, the channel which broadcasted The Walking Dead before (source: De Nachtvlinders).

Fear the Walking Dead is created by comic writer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead and Ultimate X-Men comics) and Dave Erickson, the producer of Sons of Anarchy and Marco Polo. The story is set in Los Angeles and follows several people during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse and the impending collapse of civilization.

The official trailer of Fear the Walking Dead actually looks like another zombie apocalypse movie to me. It makes me very curious about whether it will be as good The Walking Dead, but I guess I will have to wait until the series will be released on Blu-ray.

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News: First look on Walking Dead S6, Captain Jack brightens children’s day and premiere date Supernatural S11 released

HERE’S SOME NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF FANTASY, SCI-FI AND COMIC BOOK MOVIES AND TELEVISION SHOWS.

Captain Jack Sparrow surprises children in hospital

While taking a break from shooting on Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Johnny Depp and Stephen Graham dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow and Scrum visited patients at Lady Cilentro Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. The video and photos are absolutely adorable.

First photos The Walking Dead season 6

Season 5 ended with a huge cliffhanger, but to ease our pain, some brand new photos of the upcoming season of The Walking Dead are released. Take a look at the teaser poster, Rick, Maggie and Daryl Dixon’s looks:

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Photos are courtesy of Fox. The Walking Dead will return in October with season 6.

Premiere date of Supernatural season 11

On October 7, 2015 the 11th season of tv series Supernatural  will premiere! To celebrate the return of Moose and Squirrel fighting demons, angels and other monsters, aka Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), here is the gag reel of the previous season:

Part 6: The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest | Day 4: Discovering Queenstown & Mt Nicholas

THIS BLOG IS PART 6 OF MY JOURNAL ABOUT MY UNEXPECTED JOURNEY TO NEW ZEALAND, AS WINNER OF THE HOBBIT FAN FELLOWSHIP CONTEST!

DAY 4: Discovering Queenstown & Mt Nicholas

This afternoon we got to choose between four activities: the adventure experience (jet boat & canyon swing), the wine tasting experience, the cycle trail experience and a boat cruise & sheep farm experience. We choose for the boat cruise with Southern Discoveries. The ship took us around the scenic lake Wakatipu and Bob’s Grove, or Te Punatapu, the sacred waters. The view was breathtaking: we were surrounded by The Remarkables mountain range, the blue lake and fifty shades of green trees…

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Queenstown and The Remarkables
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Arjen at the Southern Discoveries cruise
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The Remarkables and the iconic steamship the TSS Earnslaw
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Bob’s Grove

The ship sailed us to Mt Nicholas farm, where we experienced the life on a Merino sheep farm. Mt Nicholas is of the largest stations in New Zealand (with 400 000 000 m2 of land) and is home to 30.000 Merino sheep and 2.200 Hereford cattle. We were served a rustic lunch, from which most of the food is grown on the farm itself.

After the lunch, we did a 4WD Farm Tour around the station. Here we saw some day to day farm activities and the sheep and cattle enjoying their enormous habitat (I’m quite jealous to be honest). The views were amazing. It was such a relaxing trip!

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Mt Nicholas farm
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Panoramic view from Mt Nicholas
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Lake Wakatipu from Mt Nicholas
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4WD Mt Nicholas
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The rest of the day we had spare time to discover Queenstown! So this morning we roamed around the pretty Queenstown with our Finnish friends to get some breakfast and coffee. We visited the Lord of the Rings shop, bought some kiwi souvenirs and I fell in love with a beautiful replica of Nenya at the jeweler. Nenya, the ring of Adamant, is one of the three elven rings of power in The Lord of the Rings and is wielded by Galadriel. The replica is made out of silver with a blue zirconia. I feel really lucky, because my  precious boyfriend gave it to me as a gift! Since I have tiny fingers, it was too large, but luckily the friendly jeweler was happy to costumize the ring to my size.

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Nenya, the ring of Adamant
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Troll at The Lord of the Rings shop
Lord of the Rings shop Queenstown
Pippin at the Lord of the Rings shop

Back in Queenstown after the cruise we were kidnapped by Manesha and Hazel who took us to the most scary experience of my life: a 4D shooting zombies game at X.D. Dark Ride. This interactive motion ride was so immersive because of the 360 surround sound environment, 3D stereoscopic graphics and special effects for a multi sensory experience, like a moving chair and wind effects. You are placed in a The Walking Dead scenario where zombies crawl over the border of the screen towards you. You only have a laser gun to shoot them down, while your car falls of a cliff… It only takes about 10 minutes, but it’s so worth it! It was really, really scary! What we didn’t know is that there taken pictures while we were screaming and shooting. You should have seen the look on my face on the picture… pure horror! I really recommend to do this if you ever have the chance!

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We concluded our day in Queenstown with a lovely diner at Captains Restaurant, a last stroll around the city, the docks and the lake that we were so going to miss.

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Kiwi!
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The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu
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Take a look what our fellow hobbit fans experienced in Queenstown this day in the video blog by Tourism New Zealand:

In my next blog I will talk about our last, but not least, day in New Zealand! It was the day we  were all looking forward to: meeting sir Peter Jackson and the private screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in Wellington!

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