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Post by OverlordQ » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:05 pm

Well I was assuming putting it together after TSHTF like how I"m assuming they did in LotD. Wouldn't really need to worry about neighbors and CDL's.

And a counterpoint to the used military hardware comment, like others have said, military practice isn't to leave equipment in any usable state if you have to leave it. Asuming they did have to abandon it in working order they probably got overran by zeds. I dont know about you but I'd rather not try to get some military piece of machinery that I've had no training on running all in the middle of a stench fest.
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Post by Blasphemous » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:07 pm

OverlordQ wrote:Well I was assuming putting it together after TSHTF like how I"m assuming they did in LotD.
You run into all kinds of problems with that. First, getting all the materials needed for construction. Securing a location that's safe enough and has all the equipment to do the modifications. I'm sure I'm missing some other things as well, but those are probably the two biggest points.
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Post by OverlordQ » Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:15 pm

Blasphemous wrote:
OverlordQ wrote:Well I was assuming putting it together after TSHTF like how I"m assuming they did in LotD.
You run into all kinds of problems with that. First, getting all the materials needed for construction. Securing a location that's safe enough and has all the equipment to do the modifications. I'm sure I'm missing some other things as well, but those are probably the two biggest points.[/quote

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Post by 66606 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:52 am

What was Dead Reckoning? easy, an over the top prop in a frankly disapointing and naff zombie film made by someone who should have known better and tried harder.

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Post by Hawk » Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:16 pm

there should be a lego counterpart...

I think I might be onto something...
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Hawk wrote:there should be a lego counterpart...

I think I might be onto something...
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Post by grand94jeep » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:42 pm

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There is no way it could reach canada on one tank. They have to stop somewhere. I heard they're possibly making a sequel to Land that is called "Road of the Dead", though Its probalbly just wishful thinking.
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Post by ClownRacer » Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:53 pm

no what i never understood...why was money worth anything in that movie...couldnt you have just takin it from a bank...or anywhere for that matter

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Post by Gregoriev » Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:11 pm

Inflation and the free hand of the market prevent such a thing from happening. That's why a bottle of whiskey costs 2500 bucks and a car costs untold ammounts of cash, not to mention actually living inside the green.

Also, most of the citiznes were disarmed (for tyranical reasons) so they couldn't really venture out of the walled city to get such things. On top of that, most banks use electronic money, and have very little actual money on site. And as though that wasn't enough, kauffman controled all the supplies headed into the city. I doubt any of his lisenced scavengers was allowed to come back with a suitcase of cash. They probalbly searched them for that stuff and confescated anything good.

But w/e, the movie in general felt lacking on so many levels...
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Post by THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR » Tue May 22, 2007 10:00 pm

My interpretation of the Dead Reckoning was that is was built for two purposes:

1. To function as the centerpiece of a convoy for gathering supplies. It is only meant for travel on cleared roads.

2. As a terror weapon to prevent the citizens outside the green from forming an uprising against Kauffmanns rule.

For fulfilling those two purposes it is perfect. I imagine than Kauffmann might have had some tanks at one point in time, but after the Dead Reckoning was built he no longer needed them so he had them stored far away from the disgruntled "public".

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Post by ThisNameTaken » Tue May 22, 2007 11:50 pm

Who needs a dead reckoning when you have a KILLDOZER!!!!1!

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Post by DFWMTX » Wed May 23, 2007 12:11 am

Like many things in "Land of the Dead", I think Romero used all his creative load on the social commentary, and didn't give any thought to Dead Reckoning other than as a device to help move the plot along. For all we know, it's powered by a high-octane mix of fairie dust and the souls of orphaned children.
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Post by BIGJAKE » Thu May 24, 2007 8:35 am

Ummmm souls of orphaned children. Sounds delicious!

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Post by db_tanker » Thu May 24, 2007 10:54 am

I cannot believe you folks....


all this talk about dead reckoning, winnebago's and Maximum Overdrive...


no one...not A ONE...


Who can forget the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle?!?!?

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Post by btswanfury » Tue May 29, 2007 11:09 am

What was Dead Reckoning? easy, an over the top prop in a frankly disapointing and naff zombie film made by someone who should have known better and tried harder.
I'll second that. I mean, look at the wheelbase and clearance on that thing. Not to mention how much it must weigh. Hate to think what would happen if it got mired, or had to cross an unpaved road, or had to make a tight turn.

Good luck getting a tow vehicle to pull that one out.[/quote]
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Post by Blasphemous » Tue May 29, 2007 11:40 am

btswanfury wrote:
What was Dead Reckoning? easy, an over the top prop in a frankly disapointing and naff zombie film made by someone who should have known better and tried harder.
I'll second that. I mean, look at the wheelbase and clearance on that thing. Not to mention how much it must weigh. Hate to think what would happen if it got mired, or had to cross an unpaved road, or had to make a tight turn.

Good luck getting a tow vehicle to pull that one out.
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Post by Wolfe4086 » Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:25 pm

Kaladhan wrote:You can always have a lame civilian version... called Winnebago!
I want the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle :)

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Post by silentpoet » Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:58 am

Jagdwulfe wrote:
Kaladhan wrote:You can always have a lame civilian version... called Winnebago!
I want the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle :)

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What is funny is how dated that vehicle looks now.
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Post by Wolfe4086 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:52 pm

silentpoet wrote:
Jagdwulfe wrote:
Kaladhan wrote:You can always have a lame civilian version... called Winnebago!
I want the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle :)

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What is funny is how dated that vehicle looks now.
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Post by Wolfe4086 » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:53 pm

Ack my apologies for the double post. Either way the EM-50 is still cool with it's Atari interface missile system. :)
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Post by silentpoet » Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:04 am

Jagdwulfe wrote:
silentpoet wrote:
Jagdwulfe wrote:
Kaladhan wrote:You can always have a lame civilian version... called Winnebago!
I want the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle :)

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What is funny is how dated that vehicle looks now.
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No, I was rembering how cool it looked back when I first saw the movie. It looked futuristic. Now it looks old. I wanted one when I was a kid.
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Post by MPMalloy » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:04 pm

EM-50 PIC

Ah, the EM-50. I still do want one.

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Post by Jeriah » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:28 pm

What's that from? A-team?
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Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:36 pm

Jeriah wrote:What's that from? A-team?
Wasn't it from the movie "Stripes"?
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