Now your little green troops can take on a horde of Walkers!
AMC is moving from the relatively normal -- the now-canceled The Killing -- to the paranormal. The network announced a series based on the secretive military base, with Walking Dead executive producer Gale Anne Hurd attached to the project. The series is based on Anne Jacobsen's best-selling novel Area 51. It will be a period piece, set in the 1950s and '60s, and pulls from stories told to Jacobsen by numerous military and science personnel familiar with the site.
Today might be good or bad depending on your TV fandoms of choice -- because the Emmy nominations are out.
Leading the pack of nerd-friendly nominated shows are Downton Abbey with a whopping 16, 30 Rock with 15, Breaking Bad and Sherlock both with 13, and Game of Thrones with 12 nominations.
Not bad, eh? The Walking Dead also nabbed 3, Big Bang Theory landed 5 (including best comedy series and lead actor). Geek favorite Community only got one, albeit for best writing.
Who got snubbed? Who got their just desserts?
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Run for your lives -- or walk as fast as you can while surrounded by thousands of fellow geeks, anyway -- because Robert Kirkman is bringing a Walking Dead-themed obstacle course to this year's San Diego Comic Con.
The zombie obstacle course, called The Walking Dead Escape, will be set up at Petco Park and will feature interactive displays where participants can make decisions that influence whether they're "infected" by the time they make it to the end.
You don't have to play a survivor/potential zombie victim to participate, though. You can also "be a walker who joins the ranks of the undead; or a spectator who watches from the sidelines during an Escape Party."
The Escape will be open from July 12-15, running concurrently with Comic Con.