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Post by Amarië on Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:43 pm

People who go online to complain about people who go online to complain about people who go online to complain. It amused me. rabbit

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:18 pm

{{Ah well no wonde rit went over my head, complaining about people is pretty much my entire MO!  Twisted Evil }}

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Post by chris63 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 am

Might give this a watch. Looks like X-files.


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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:13 pm

{{Could be interesting- keep an eye o that one Chris.

Missed this over xmas, but thought it was fun anyway and informative }}


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Post by halfwise on Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:38 pm

I'm interested to see how closely the "History" channel show follows the actual Project Blue Book.  Have to look into that.

EDIT: just did. As the preview suggests is a mix of real history with storymaking.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-et-st-project-blue-book-review-20190108-story.html

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:59 pm

{{I am very much in two minds about this based on the limited information available




Its been adapted by Peter Harness, who some of you might know from his Who work, where he has, well an interesting episode resume- Kill the Moon, The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion and Pyramid at the End of the World.

Bu rather more concerned by what's being said- starts good with the producer but has a weird change, or error-

“H.G. Wells' seminal novel has been adapted for the screen many times but it's always had a contemporary (and American) setting, this is the first version to be set in London and the Home Counties during the Edwardian period.”

The novel is set during the Victorian era, not the Edwardian was 1901-1910 which is about a decade after the novels setting, why such a odd minor change I have no idea!

Next we have Harness, and this is where the crabbit meter perks up-

"The version of The War of the Worlds that I wanted to make is one that's faithful to the tone and the spirit of the book, but which also feels contemporary, surprising and full of shocks: a collision of sci-fi, period drama and horror. There is nothing cosy or predictable about Wells’ novel, and that’s what I want to capture in the show. We have an incredible cast, a brilliant director and a wonderful crew - and I can’t wait for them to explode the terrifying story of the first alien invasion on to our screens.”

And this is where the crabbit meter starts to humm dangerously-

'This version stars Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark) and Rafe Spall (The Life Of Pi, The Big Short) as Amy and George respectively, and is set to bring a welcome 'twist' to the well-worn tale on the small screen, as the story will follow the couple as they face "the escalating terror of an alien invasion, fighting for their lives against an enemy beyond their comprehension" in Edwardian England!'

welcome "twist"? Evil or Very Mad Welcome to who exactly? Mad

That seems to confirm the Edwardian setting, but also a major change, the main character is no longer trying to reach his wife, he's brought her along! That changes the dynamic in every major scene- for example the first major incident he is caught up in at Waymeet, he only escapes by pure chance, as he ready admits, you can buy that- the main character surviving the attack by sheer luck, but now two of them have to survive it by sheer luck which is starting to stretch it, or they have to make up a completely new way to survive it.

How will the encounters with the Artilleryman work? And even more so the close claustrophobic parts where he is trapped alone with the increasingly raving Vicar and  Martian encampment out the window? I just cant see that working anywhere near as well with three people in it.
But mainly you lose entirely the sense of increasing desperation and acceptance that his wife is 99% likely dead and soon enough so he will be too which leads to his final suicidal run to a Martian- that climatic emotional moment, that ending just doesn't work if he has her there all the time. And if they kill her off to get that its is a complete change to the books ending for the main character (and her obviously).

Looks like I have will wait yet for a faithful adaption of that book!! Mad  }}}

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Post by azriel on Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Now this is what I don't like. You remove the tension that we can all feel when we are protecting our own. You don't take yer fecking wife, girlfriend, partner along. That is the crucial heart of the story, the struggle to reach them, the defiance to not be defeated, What else is left if you tinker around with that ? Is the encounter with the 2 women, one of which has lost her husband ? If I remember correctly isn't He getting annoyed with them at some point as he takes them with him ?

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:41 pm

{{Almost Azriel, that was the brother, about a third of the book follows his brother fleeing London, on the overcrowded roads he meets two women driving a cart and rescues them for a hold-up, and they go together to the coast- that's where the whole Thunderchild warship v tripod fight comes in.

Not to blow my own sporran but in the adaptation I wrote on here somewhere I changed those two women to be the wife and the the cousin she went to stay with- a big coincidence maybe but it let me keep characters the viewer would be familiar with and let me expand their roles somewhat (and in the case of the cousin who is only name checked in the book it let me just use the personality of one of the existing women anyway)in a way that seem more natural to the novel and the time period- and more importantly their eventual fates are left unknown till the end to the viewer and more importantly the main character who is trying to find her.
If his wife is with him through the story then I dont see where the personal drama is going to come from, well I can, sort of, but it would be utterly different in tone and feel from the book.}}

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