On tonight’s episode of The Talking Dead, host Chris Hardwick was joined by Executive Producer David Alpert and NASA’s Mohawk Guy Bobak Ferdowsi. The trio discussed the “Walk With Me” episode of The Walking Dead, and they took questions from callers.
When asked what the meaning was behind the Walker aquarium, David Alpert said, “I kind of think that The Governor at some point was a regular guy just like you or I, and I think that this is his way in which he’s trying to sort of learn to deal with the horrors of living in a post-apocalyptic landscape.”
As to why The Governor on TV doesn’t look like The Governor in the comic books, David Alpert said, “I think that there was a big decision that we made to sort of one, we want to make him seem less sort of a villain right out of the gate. So he does some things here that are pretty horrific. He’s looking at the end of the episode at a wall of floating heads. He’s clearly not the nicest guy in the world, but at the same time you see why people look to him for leadership.”
When asked about Michonne cutting the heads off her pets, David Alpert said, “I love the pets. I think everybody should get them. They are the must have gift for this Christmas. But I liked to say it might not be the end we see of the pets.”
A viewer question asked, “What is the deal with the tea?” Alpert revealed, “Well, it’s a bit of a little inside joke. One of the writers on the show has a very…he always wears a jacket and tie, and he’s always sort of drinking tea. And I think it’s a little bit of a nod to one of the writers in the room. I’m not going to name his name, but there’s a little guy in the room that does that.”