Walking Dead Library

I guess humans aren’t the only dead things come back to life in “The Walking Dead”. Apparently CompuServe lives again at least in the prison library.

I was watching the season premiere of The Walking Dead and as Carol was having her story time/knifing lesson in the prison library I did a double take and quickly hit the rewind button on the DVR asking myself “Did I see what I thought I saw?” Indeed I had seen the all-too-familiar type style and the word CompuServe. One of the books on library shelves behind her was “Using CompuServe”. I later managed to get a screen capture and by doing some searches on Amazon determined that this was the 1995 edition called “Using CompuServe Special Edition“. A variety of other vintage computer books can be seen on the bookshelf including “Delphi Unleashed” (two copies in case one is checked out), “OS/2 WARP”, and “Using Harvard Graphics”.

In another section of the bookshelf we can see books on JavaScript 1.1, JavaScript Unleashed, Using Excel 4, Using Turbo Pascal 6, and Visual C++ Unleashed. About the only book that I saw that might be useful was “Fire Officer’s Guide to Disaster Control“. I’d never heard of the book and I don’t know why it was filed in among a bunch of 1990s computer reference books but at least it might be remotely useful in the zombie apocalypse.

Here is a screen grab where Carol is reading the storybook. I’ve adjusted brightness and contrast on all of these images. You can click on the images for full resolution.

Screen Grab from "The Walking Dead" s04e01. Carol reading book.

Screen Grab from “The Walking Dead” s04e01. Carol reading book.

Here are a couple of 200% blowups of portions of the above image.

Close-up of part of the bookshelf

Close-up of part of the bookshelf


Close-up insert of some of the books.

Close-up insert of some of the books.

Here is another screen grab where Carol is holding a knife.

Another Screen Grab from "The Walking Dead" s04e04

Another Screen Grab from “The Walking Dead” s04e04


Close-up section of the second grab showing a book called “Owl Programming”
Close-up of the second grab.

Close-up of the second grab.

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