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"Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:27:45 AM »
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10. His Dark Matter.
("Golden Compass" world."

9. The Watch.
 (Ankh-Morpork PD)

8. The Dark Tower.
(Amazon looks to repair the damage the recent movie did to the series.)

7. The King Killer Chronicles
(Prequel to Kvothe.)

6. Chronicles of Narnia.
(Netflix has right to all seven novels, a first for anyone trying to do the books.)

5. The Wheels of Time
(Robert Jordan's series.)

4. Lovecraft Country.
('Nuff said.)

3. The Witcher
(Apparently a video game(?).)

2. Game of Thrones prequel
(Set in the Age of Heroes.)

1. Lord of the Rings
(Silmarillion sources? 2nd Age at least.)
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Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2019, 09:56:25 AM »
I'd given up on "The Watch".  I first heard they were doing it like 5 years ago.  Still nothing.


I'm cautiously optimistic about the WoT.  No idea how it is going to translate.


I'm looking forward to Lovecraft Country.  I enjoyed the book well enough, but with Jordan Peel at the helm I'm starting to really look forward.
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Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2019, 10:22:00 AM »
All I'd hope for in this context is that none of them base their story or writing style off of GoT, especially if they have their own original source material.

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Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2019, 11:25:02 AM »
All I'd hope for in this context is that none of them base their story or writing style off of GoT, especially if they have their own original source material.
Martin said Robert Jordan influenced him.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2019, 11:43:32 AM »
Yeah, but WoT is more traditional fantasy with somewhat less political elements.  There isn't near as much subversion of expectations or "breaking the wheel" as it were.


It does have some gender problems, but considering the first book was published in '90 and the author was born just after WWII that's kinda to be expected.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 12:37:35 PM »
Now that we know they can make decent dragons I would really like to see an adult oriented Dragonriders of Pern series.  It has all the elements needed for a great HBO series.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 01:32:09 PM »
The kid in me would really love a Dragonlance series.  They made a cartoon of the first book (Kiefer Sutherland voiced Raistlin), but I think it would make a good show that was more acceptable for a younger audience than GoT was.
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 02:46:15 PM »
Now that we know they can make decent dragons I would really like to see an adult oriented Dragonriders of Pern series.  It has all the elements needed for a great HBO series.
The original three, then the Harperhall trilogy.
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 02:56:59 PM »
Now that we know they can make decent dragons I would really like to see an adult oriented Dragonriders of Pern series.  It has all the elements needed for a great HBO series.
The original three, then the Harperhall trilogy.

Its two series really. The Haperhall could be a second run more for teens as those books runs concurrent with the first three. Then after that they can bring both series together with "All the Weyrs of Pern" I can even see a one off film where the do Dragonsdawn.
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 03:11:13 PM »
also David Bradly (Argus Filch, Walder Frey) has to play Lord Fax or Lord Meron
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 03:18:18 PM »
Now that we know they can make decent dragons I would really like to see an adult oriented Dragonriders of Pern series.  It has all the elements needed for a great HBO series.
The original three, then the Harperhall trilogy.

Its two series really. The Haperhall could be a second run more for teens as those books runs concurrent with the first three. Then after that they can bring both series together with "All the Weyrs of Pern" I can even see a one off film where the do Dragonsdawn.
The Dolphins of Pern would be nice to see.
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Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 04:09:10 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 04:13:57 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.
Lovecraft Country isn't actually by Lovecraft.  It doesn't even read like a Lovecraft story.  It's a novel from a couple of years ago that is kind of a collection of stories about a family that runs a "Green Book" kind of printing company during the Jim Crow era.  There are wizards and demons and such found in the travels so it is somewhat Lovecraftian in that way, but it doesn't have that same feel at all.
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Re: "Top 10 Shows That Could Be The Next Game of Thrones."
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 04:19:57 PM »
The Watch is the only one that really excites me.  I'll give lovecraft country a try.  I've found Lovecraft's writing to be a bit.....florid?  IDK, but I'm not a fan, the world he created is fascinating and has lots of potential though.
Lovecraft Country isn't actually by Lovecraft.  It doesn't even read like a Lovecraft story.  It's a novel from a couple of years ago that is kind of a collection of stories about a family that runs a "Green Book" kind of printing company during the Jim Crow era.  There are wizards and demons and such found in the travels so it is somewhat Lovecraftian in that way, but it doesn't have that same feel at all.
Is it set in lovecrafts universe?  There have been a number of writers who've written material set in his universe of ancient horrors and what not.   

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 04:35:11 PM »
Not really, I don't think.  The protagonist is a Lovecraft fan, as well as a fan of other sci-fi from the era.  There are similarities.  There are ghosts and wizards, ancient societies and the like.  Some eldritch type horror as well.  But it also deals a lot with racism in '50s America.
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