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1 hour ago, tiagol88 said:

Except season 1 is the entire 1st game. 

Left Behind doesn't even need a full episode and could be done at the same time as another event in the game with flashbacks. 

 

 

I could see it getting its own episode and if there are present day scenes throughout, I can see them taking the backseat for the Left Behind story. 

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3 hours ago, Wrecked said:

They’re based on real life, so I don’t know how it’s too sci-fi for you…

 

https://www.nationalforests.org/blog/underground-mycorrhizal-network

 

I also don’t get how it feels generic when TLOU doesn’t even have zombies to begin with. They’re infected by a fungus, they’re not the walking dead. I don’t recall ever seeing any zombie show or movie where the infected were connected in the way they are in this TLOU adaption, so I’m curious to know which ones you’re referring to?

i literally just watched the cell a terrible stephen king adaption and they were all hive mind zombies. maybe thats why i'm not fond on the idea yet. it also reminds me of vecna maybe thats why it feels more sci-fi :rip:

 

i've seen other people not really loving the trade off of spores for this as well, the bts did make me like it a little more and i get their reasoning but i guess i just have to see how they are used in the future bc how they were used in this episode didn't really do anything for me.

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I can understood why, some people, who maybe haven’t played or weren’t invested in the games may take a disliking/meh approach to this show.

 

However, I am thoroughly enjoying it and it’s sad we only have 7 weeks left before (what I assume will be) a looooooong wait for the second season.

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I think this show is more or less a masterclass in adaptation so far. Some things change because changes always have to happen in adaptation but they are making sure they stay true to the themes, the characterisation, the feel ect. The tendrils thing changed because the spores are incredibly videogamey and don't really make sense. Like they can just anticipate areas with spores and put on those handy masks to prevent themselves being infected. I also think having infected chasing them rather than Zombies worked because they were able to include a bunch more info about them in those scenes and show off just how scary they are. I do wish we had more scenes of Tess being a badass though. 

 

I'm wondering what they are gonna do with future seasons. I assume they would adapt the second game too but how long is this whole thing gonna go for? Anyway either way great show so far, HBO really seem to be putting the effort in recently.

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1 hour ago, P!nk said:

However, I am thoroughly enjoying it and it’s sad we only have 7 weeks left before (what I assume will be) a looooooong wait for the second season.

I need that Season 2 announcement to come quick cause we're already probably gonna be waiting til 2025 even if they renew it right now :deadbanana:

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I feel like an adaption of the second game would have to be at least 3 seasons long, but they could easily do more as there’s just so much material to work with and things to expand on.

 

I’m not sure how far away from the third game we are, but we could potentially have that come out whilst they’re still adapting the second game, so at least that way they’d have the material ready to wrap the series up.
 

Whatever happens, I’m just excited to be on the journey. 

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Episode 2 was great but I can’t wait for episode 3, as the reviews for that episode have been stellar. 

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Another great episode!

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That’s one of my problems, what are they gonna do past season 1? Like obviously they have material to work from but I wonder how they would switch it up/portray Part 2. 
 

my main issue (I will put in spoilers bc idr how much it’s been talked about in-show but) 

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Why would anyone think Ellie could be the “cure” when they’ve gone at length in the show to say that it’s a parasite and there is no cure? Was this something that happened/was discussed in the games and I’m not remembering?

 

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27 minutes ago, Rigalo said:

That’s one of my problems, what are they gonna do past season 1? Like obviously they have material to work from but I wonder how they would switch it up/portray Part 2. 
 

my main issue (I will put in spoilers bc idr how much it’s been talked about in-show but) 

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Why would anyone think Ellie could be the “cure” when they’ve gone at length in the show to say that it’s a parasite and there is no cure? Was this something that happened/was discussed in the games and I’m not remembering?

 

 

there hasn't been medication/vaccine because it has no history of affecting humans, only insects so research $ would have gone to waste if they just made vaccines for every non-priority speculative issue. viruses were the root of pandemics and vaccines were developed after death and outbreaks, we didn't make a flu vaccine out of preventative measures. it was made after millions have already died and they did trials/research. there was also "no cure" for the bubonic plague and flu hundreds of years ago.

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2 hours ago, Rigalo said:

That’s one of my problems, what are they gonna do past season 1? Like obviously they have material to work from but I wonder how they would switch it up/portray Part 2. 
 

my main issue (I will put in spoilers bc idr how much it’s been talked about in-show but) 

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Why would anyone think Ellie could be the “cure” when they’ve gone at length in the show to say that it’s a parasite and there is no cure? Was this something that happened/was discussed in the games and I’m not remembering?

 

Just on this also (game spoilers): 

 

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I think the use of "cure" and "vaccine" is just speculative because they never actually get far enough. Ellie is infected with a non functioning/inactive variant of cordyceps but when they cultivate her blood it sprouts like normal - so they were trying to reverse engineer whatever happened inside her but it didn't work.

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Just finished watching Ep 1, haven't played the game but was curious to see with all the hype and I'm hooked :jonny5: It's giving Children of Men which I love so much :weeps: 

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7 hours ago, polyrizumu said:

Just on this also (game spoilers): 

 

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I think the use of "cure" and "vaccine" is just speculative because they never actually get far enough. Ellie is infected with a non functioning/inactive variant of cordyceps but when they cultivate her blood it sprouts like normal - so they were trying to reverse engineer whatever happened inside her but it didn't work.

Thank you! I know there’s some details I’m not remembering 

9 hours ago, Starshine said:
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there hasn't been medication/vaccine because it has no history of affecting humans, only insects so research $ would have gone to waste if they just made vaccines for every non-priority speculative issue. viruses were the root of pandemics and vaccines were developed after death and outbreaks, we didn't make a flu vaccine out of preventative measures. it was made after millions have already died and they did trials/research. there was also "no cure" for the bubonic plague and flu hundreds of years ago.

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I’m talking about in context of it being a parasite. Both flashback scenes that they have done have pointed out that there wouldn’t be a cure because it’s a parasite and not a virus. Like when the oncologist (I forget exactly what she was) in the beginning of this episode says the solution is to bomb Jakarta. Unless I’m viewing things under the wrong lense, it’s seems like they are blatantly telling us there can’t be a cure so idk why the characters would think so 

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1 hour ago, Rigalo said:

Thank you! I know there’s some details I’m not remembering 

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I’m talking about in context of it being a parasite. Both flashback scenes that they have done have pointed out that there wouldn’t be a cure because it’s a parasite and not a virus. Like when the oncologist (I forget exactly what she was) in the beginning of this episode says the solution is to bomb Jakarta. Unless I’m viewing things under the wrong lense, it’s seems like they are blatantly telling us there can’t be a cure so idk why the characters would think so 

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I think it’s because at that point in time, there wasn’t a cure. Ellie is the only person (that we know of) who is immune, so it’s not completely illogical to assume she has something special in her DNA that could potentially create a vaccine. Something is stopping her from turning into a ‘monster’ - so it’s probably something that could be reverse-engineered. 

 

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9 hours ago, polyrizumu said:

Just on this also (game spoilers): 

 

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I think the use of "cure" and "vaccine" is just speculative because they never actually get far enough. Ellie is infected with a non functioning/inactive variant of cordyceps but when they cultivate her blood it sprouts like normal - so they were trying to reverse engineer whatever happened inside her but it didn't work.

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It’s not that it didn’t work, it’s that they never got to try. Joel killed them all before they got a chance.

 

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i’m still enjoying this so far but i just can’t seem to get pulled into the world the way i was with TWD all those years ago (even tho  i loved the game) :jonny3:

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16 hours ago, The Last of Us said:
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It’s not that it didn’t work, it’s that they never got to try. Joel killed them all before they got a chance.

 

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I think from memory it's a combo of both. One of the audio recorders/collectibles talks about the cultures blooming, but I don't think they confirm if it's from Ellie's blood or another immune person. Either way yeah, Joel's killed 'em all lol

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2 hours ago, polyrizumu said:
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I think from memory it's a combo of both. One of the audio recorders/collectibles talks about the cultures blooming, but I don't think they confirm if it's from Ellie's blood or another immune person. Either way yeah, Joel's killed 'em all lol

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One of the recordings revealed that because Joel killed the surgeon that was supposed to perform the operation, there is no more hope in developing a vaccine even if they find other immune people, given that this particular surgeon is the only one who knows how to reverse-engineer a vaccine out of the mutation found in Ellie's brain. Although the game never guaranteed that the surgery would be 100% success, the pieces of evidence that Ellie found upon returning to the hospital suggests that the chances were high.

 

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5 hours ago, Slate said:

My dad was talking about this and he had no idea it was even based on a game :dies:  The GP is hooked I fear

To be fair, unless you’re a gamer, you probably wouldn’t have heard of it. 

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16 hours ago, The Last of Us said:
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One of the recordings revealed that because Joel killed the surgeon that was supposed to perform the operation, there is no more hope in developing a vaccine even if they find other immune people, given that this particular surgeon is the only one who knows how to reverse-engineer a vaccine out of the mutation found in Ellie's brain. Although the game never guaranteed that the surgery would be 100% success, the pieces of evidence that Ellie found upon returning to the hospital suggests that the chances were high.

 

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Don’t play the games, but curious to know more. Why would Joel kill the surgeon? 

 

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2 hours ago, publikcitizen said:
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Don’t play the games, but curious to know more. Why would Joel kill the surgeon? 

 

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They’d have to kill Ellie and because he’s grown attached to her like she’s his own daughter 

 

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