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Thursday, August 28, 2008

And I will almost certainly watch it.

UPDATE: My friend Kay Reindl is working on it. So it may in fact not suck!



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By Blogger Kira, at 1:23 PM  

I can just hear Don LaFontaine's voice now..."It's the Fantasy Cliché Movie of the Year"

By Blogger Alan, at 1:24 PM  

You probably knew this, but LEGEND OF THE SEEKER, né WIZARD'S FIRST RULE, is based on a series of books by Terry Goodkind. No idea whether that increases or reduces the likelihood of suckage.

By the way, my neighbors are Quebecois and just lent me their DVD of BON COP BAD COP. They love the movie! Looking forward to watching it this weekend myself.

By Blogger Kira, at 1:44 PM  

Apparently Kay Reindl, over at is on the writing staff. She mentioned she was working on this on her last post.

Since Sam Raimi, who was behind Hercules and Xena, is directing the first episode, it could either be campy, or good. I have to say, there hasn't been much of his I liked.

By Blogger Tim W., at 2:16 PM  

Speaking as someone who grew up on a diet of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Ray Harryhausen movies, I hope there'll always be a place in the world for that kind of stuff. And Raimi's someone I'd put money on to hit it right.

By Blogger Stephen Gallagher, at 3:26 PM  

Yep, I worked with Kay and her writing partner Erin on MOONLIGHT -- I'm encouraged by their involvement!

The show looks lush and beautiful, at the very least... the LORD OF THE RINGS series trained a lot of fantastic craftspeople down there.

By Blogger Kira, at 5:36 PM  

You figure that sooner or later the "Lord of the Rings" films will have to have an uplift effect on the rest of the genre. AS has been stated, this LOOKS pretty lush, if nothing else.

Maybe, just maybe, the higher powers can realize that audiences might be ready for a serious take on a fantasy TV series.

I've never read the books this is based on, but I figure they're only going to use them as the barest shell for this series. Which means that whether the books sucked or not, this will be able to forge an identity all its own (if it wants to).

By Blogger Vic DiGital, at 7:08 PM  

Can't be worse than the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (for what it's worth...) But the title is so meh, I wonder if it'll garner a dedicated fan base larger than Firefly proportions.

By Blogger daveednyc, at 10:48 PM  

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