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So, the WHEEL OF TIME TV series is a go at Sony I am still not even remotely making this up

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 02:39 PM

My fear is that the tv series will be far more SHANNARA than GoT.



Judkins has an actual decent TV writing cv post SURVIVOR, with things like CHUCK, HEMLOCK GROVE, and AoS... he can do genre, and he can do sf/fantasy in the tv medium. None of those shows strike me as close to what WoT needs to be, so I'm on the fence about his involvement.


I'm sceptical as fuck with Sony's. It's Sony... look at their track record with superheros and it's not wildly encouraging.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:49 PM

View PostAbyss, on 06 June 2019 - 02:39 PM, said:

I'm sceptical as fuck with Sony's. It's Sony... look at their track record with superheros and it's not wildly encouraging.



Mwoah. Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, Venom, the first two Toby Maguire spideys, all not too bad. Spiderman 3 was a bit of a mess, but both Venom and the Spiderverse animated film are quite edgy.
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 03:55 PM

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That's the weird thing, WOT14 is absolutely fucking brilliant. It's a wild ride through that entire tome.


Agreed! It was never a series I got remotely emotionally involved with but boy, felt some of those deaths!
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 06:55 PM

I think it's gonna come out perfect and everyone is gonna be satisfied. *shrug*
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Posted 06 June 2019 - 07:31 PM

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I think it's gonna come out perfect and everyone is gonna be satisfied. *shrug*


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:39 AM

View Postworry, on 06 June 2019 - 06:55 PM, said:

I think it's gonna come out perfect and everyone is gonna be satisfied. *shrug*


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:54 AM

View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!


Except then there's Randy Thor, who has sexy magic.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:00 AM

View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!


I agree. It got old in the books and I don't need to see it get old even quicker on TV.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:07 AM

View PostMaark Abbott, on 18 June 2019 - 07:54 AM, said:

View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!
Except then there's Randy Thor, who has sexy magic.


His theme music needs to be a slowed down strings version of JT "Sexyback". :thumbsup:

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View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!
I agree. It got old in the books and I don't need to see it get old even quicker on TV.


But how else will we get all that crucial braid-tugging? If you get rid of all that, you've just reduced it to a bunch of women trying to out-sneer each other. Plus some ... you know ... extraneous actual plot.
14 books cut down to 6 in a stroke! :doh:

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 08:50 AM

View PostTsundoku, on 18 June 2019 - 08:07 AM, said:

But how else will we get all that crucial braid-tugging? If you get rid of all that, you've just reduced it to a bunch of women trying to out-sneer each other. Plus some ... you know ... extraneous actual plot.
14 books cut down to 6 in a stroke! :thumbsup:


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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:25 AM

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View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!


I agree. It got old in the books and I don't need to see it get old even quicker on TV.


Not to mention the current social climate. The internet will go nuts, It goes to far, it doesn't go far enough. Would a trans-women use saidar or saidin.

I just want to watch the dragon fry a million trollocs in the stone of tear with heat seaking lightning.
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 09:39 AM

Rosamund Pike can play frosty bitch really well in fairness, I assume she's going to go eddy Murphy and play every female character bar Min
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Posted 18 June 2019 - 10:26 AM

View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 09:25 AM, said:

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View PostCause, on 18 June 2019 - 07:44 AM, said:

I just hope they pull back from the identity politics rather than leaning into it. I don't want to watch a TV series about the battle between the sexes but one sex has magic!


I agree. It got old in the books and I don't need to see it get old even quicker on TV.


Not to mention the current social climate. The internet will go nuts, It goes to far, it doesn't go far enough. Would a trans-women use saidar or saidin.

I just want to watch the dragon fry a million trollocs in the stone of tear with heat seaking lightning.


With added Darkhounds. Because I always liked it when they showed up - they stick out in my memory for some reason.

The current climate is a good point - WoT's politics as of the books have not aged that well, but it's perfectly possible to make the series glossing over the more heinous bits without making a modern statement out of it.

What I hope TV execs are learning is that the internet is NEVER happy no matter what you do - but that doesn't mean you have to listen or try and pre-empt it, necessarily.

I like the idea of Rosamund Pike for Moiraine. The comments bitching that she's too tall tickled me though. Say it with me - ACTING. You don't cast someone who's a pitch perfect look of a character if they can't act for shit. You cast someone you think can play the role really well. Emilia Clarke doesn't have silver hair or purple eyes last time I looked, didn't stop her being a damn good Mother of Dragons. But I get it - we're going to be in for all the nitpicking until the show lands.

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 11:57 AM

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If you get rid of all that, you've just reduced it to a bunch of women trying to out-sneer each other. :thumbsup:


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:23 PM

Rosamund Pike is an excellent choice! I've loved her since she did Joe Wright's PRIDE & PREJUDICE.

Can easily picture her as Moiraine.
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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:53 PM

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 08:51 PM

Despite my earlier stated pessimism overall, I think Rosamund Pike is a pretty fine choice for Moiraine. She displayed many an icy stare in Gone Girl, as I recall. She could play Moiraine quite well.
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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

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