Monday, May 30, 2016

Episode 111 - Sweet and Sour

We've reached the mid-season final of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, through sheer perseverance alone.  It reaches a bit of a conclusion before vanishing for a few weeks, but HBO's Game of Thrones continues with it's winning ways and we cover the two most recent episodes in fairly nerdy detail. We follow that up with a long and rambling chat about a variety of topics before bidding a fond farwell until the next time.  Please let us know what you thought by writing to or by leaving us a message on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Episode 110 - North and South

No, we aren't rehashing the American civil war on this episode but we do talk at length about two shows that we have strong feelings for. One show continues to head ever-upward while the other keeps hanging out down closer to the bottom. We are certain that the lesser show could do better and we hope desperately that it will. The other show is one of the best of all time and we are confident that it will continue to amaze and impress. We go on and on at length about these two shows and then lapse into rose-colored-reveries and get lost in our past. We hope you enjoy our meandering chat. Write to us and let us know your thoughts at or post a message on our Facebook page.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Episode 109 - Obligation

We are back, to fulfill our obligation to you, the listener, and to talk about the latest episode of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.  Titled "Blood in the Streets" it was a solid episode in the brief history of the show.  We continue to learn more about our favorite character, Victor Strand, and we meet a few new people who will play a part in the ongoing storyline.  Quickly though we dispense with the AMC show and move to HBO's Game of Thrones where we use every superlative we can think of to describe the second episode of the 6th season of this incredible program.  We love it, we spoil it, and we openly weep for the wait we must endure before we can see more.
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Monday, April 25, 2016

Episode 108 - Need a Hand?

With so many things to watch, the Z-Realm only glances briefly at the latest episode of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead.  The crew of the Abigail continue their journey, which we find out is to Mexico, and the webisodes titled "Flight 462" is rammed together with the main storyline in this episode...kinda.  After dispensing with the happenings on that show, we turn our attention to the hotly-anticipated return of HBO's Game of Thrones and we spoil it like a warm carton of month-old milk.  Did we like it? Did we love it?  Tune in and find out for yourself.  We also speak briefly about the untimely passing of a true genius, Prince, who left us this week. For someone with such tiny feet, I feel certain that his footsteps will never be filled.
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Episode 107 - Course Correction

Season 2 of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead continues this week with it's second episode, in which the crew of the Abigail encounter a small group of survivors at a lonely ranger station. The family of the remaining ranger, who are living behind a wall of chain-link fences are happy to find other survivors but something is not quite right. We talk at length about the episode and then ramble for a bit about our own lives until we run of tape on the reel to reels. Let us know what you thought of the show by writing to or leave us a message on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Episode 106 - Mercy Quota

Now that season 6 of The Walking Dead has run its course, it's time for the Z-Realm Podcast to take its usual post-season hiatus. Time to kick back and reflect. Maybe take a relaxing cruise. But wait, what's that emerging from the mist of ham-fisted plot devices? Why, it's the premier of season 2 of Fear the Walking Dead, and it offers us that unheard of opportunity to tour the zombie apocalypse from the comfort of a luxuriously appointed yacht. We've got water desalination capabilities, fishing gear, sonar, auto-pilot and enough fuel for a long voyage. What could possibly go wrong? Oh, right. Two angsty teenagers who will find a way to make the worst of any situation. Send your thoughts to or post a message on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Episode 105 - It's All Over

Season 6 of AMC's The Walking Dead has concluded and we gather together to talk about what transpired and about the conspicuous lack of a certain tidbit of information that all the viewers were anticipating but which we were denied.  We finally meet Negan, as portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and he is indeed a presence.  His lengthy introductory monologue sets up his character and the final episode of the season really tells a lot about the capabilities of his people.  Our faithful band of survivors truly do seem to have met their match.  We talk about various other developments in our lives and other media that we've consumed in the past couple of weeks and we look forward to the return of Fear the Walking Dead which starts its second season next week. Please let us know what you thought of the Walking Dead and of the podcast by writing to or post a message on our Facebook page.