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Post by maf-me-quick » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:59 pm

Different from what? Video games and comic books are my only point of reference. Anything beyond that, I probably don't know what it is
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:01 pm

Different from the book.

The book is all hokey post-war dystopian literature. Imagine a world where all the tech looks like Fallout 3, that kinda vibe.

The trailer looks more Bladerunner. Slightly too derivative of it tbqh.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:36 pm

BBC Studios is adapting Terry Pratchett’s iconic Discworld books for a six-part TV series


Sir Terry Pratchett’s long-running fantasy series Discworld is finally getting a TV adaptation from BBC Studios, according to a new report from Deadline.

Discworld is a massive series written by Pratchett — who died in 2015 — which spans 41 books, dozens of characters, and a variety of smaller, thematic sub-series within the larger work. This show will reportedly be a six-episode series, with a current working title The Watch. That implies that it’ll be based off one of the most popular subsets of the overall series, featuring the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, which grows from a ramshackle group of a couple officers trying to get by to a full-fledged city police force over the course of the series.

Pratchett’s series is broadly set on a magical flat world (the titular Discworld), which is in turn balanced on the back of four giant elephants, who stand on the back of an even larger giant turtle (Great A’Tuin). The individual novels in the series offer wildly different settings within this world, from the street-level investigations of the Watch books, to the international disc-spanning adventures of the bumbling Wizzard Rincewind, to the cosmic scale of the Death novels. Much of the action is centered on the city of Ankh-Morpork, a large city-state that serves as the home for many of the main characters, which slowly experiences its own form of an industrial revolution over the course of the series.

The massive size and scope of the series also means that there’s practically limitless potential for TV series in the Discworld books, too. According to Deadline, BBC Studios intends for the Discworld show to be a returnable franchise, which would make a lot of sense given the nature of the books.

Like the upcoming Good Omens TV show, the Discworld series will be co-produced by Narrativia (which owns the exclusive rights to all of Pratchett’s works). The company was founded by Pratchett in 2012 and is now run by producer Rod Brown, author Rhianna Pratchett (Pratchett’s daughter), and Rob Wilkins (Pratchett’s personal assistant and business manager).
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Post by Pious the chosen » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:45 pm

Was Discworld one he actually finished before he died?
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Post by sleepery jeem » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:25 am

Think I read that his daughter helped him write and then finished it for him somewhere.



Anyway...


Marvel's Jessica Jones has a new behind-the-scenes featurette that stars Krysten Ritter, Carrie-Anne Moss, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, and showrunner Melissa Rosenberg.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ7OOzf96gg



And...


Showtime recently announced at the TCA 2018 presentations that the Halo TV series was still very much in development and now a new report suggests that the long-awaited show will go into production this fall.

The show has been in development for years and has passed through many directors and studios since around 2005.

Showtime, Steven Spielberg and his Amblin Entertainment have been involved since 2013 and since then, there's just been a promise that the Halo TV series is still "definitely" happening.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:59 pm

Roseanne Reboot Trailer Arrives, First Footage Is Here


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X32lP33kyOs



:| hmm remember watching Roseanne a lot back them, not sure if I want to watch this though.
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Post by sleepery jeem » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Luke Cage is returning for season 2 on June 22nd. Netflix announced the news today with a 26-second teaser, in which Cage helpfully reminds viewers that he can’t be burned, blasted, or broken.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU4Xn__5Qjg
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Post by Bilge Rat » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:17 pm

I seem to remember him getting blasted pretty good in Jessica Jones...

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Post by *OneTwo* » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:38 am

Careful, you'll set Dwarfs porn tendencies off with those remarks.
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Post by maf-me-quick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:38 pm

Who’s watching Jessica Jones over the weekend? Will they be able to reconcile that one time she got roped into an adventure where she stood in the background and fought ancient evil mystical ninjas in a big cave under New York for pretty much no reason?

I...the more I think about Defenders. The more I think it both ruined a lot of the good work Marvel/Netflix had done while also being entirely skippable unless you like Daredevil
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Post by maf-me-quick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:41 pm

I’m saying

DD S1
DD S2
JJ S1
LC S1
Def S1
IF s1
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Post by One-armed dwarf » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:44 pm

But what about DeeDee from Dexter's Laboratory.

Or JJ Abrams. How does he rank
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Post by maf-me-quick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:57 pm

Higher and then lower reapectively
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Post by *OneTwo* » Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:19 pm

I'd probably put them as in the same order. Didn't think you liked JJ?

But yeah I've already forgotten Defenders.

I'll be at least starting it this week. Dunno about finishing it.
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Post by maf-me-quick » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:49 pm

So I ended up watching JJ twice and even though I still think it’s a noticeble step down from DD, I did like it a bit more than i originally did
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