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(Short List)   Peter Jackson wants to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Somewhere in the world right now, a geek is exploding   (shortlist.com) divider line 59
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2012-09-20 11:26:32 AM  
One does not simply direct an episode of Doctor Who.
 
2012-09-20 11:26:39 AM  
Hmmm...hasn't it been a while since the Doctor spent some time in the medieval era?
 
2012-09-20 11:27:59 AM  
So 5 hours of walking and everyone cries?
 
2012-09-20 11:28:57 AM  
This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF
 
2012-09-20 11:31:00 AM  

Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF


Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan
 
2012-09-20 11:31:29 AM  

Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF


1/10
 
2012-09-20 11:32:09 AM  
Hoping that the TV format would create something more compelling and intimate like when he made Heavenly Creatures. But grotesque zombies would be cool too.
 
2012-09-20 11:33:08 AM  

Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF


Um, I read the books every year, and watch the trilogy almost every year, too. My only problem is Jackson's portrayal of Denethor as a "let them eat cake" weenie.

As far as The Hobbit goes, if Jackson ties in the LOTR trilogy with appendix material, he'd easily be able to reach 3 films. The Hobbit is filled with much more action than LOTR and thus takes more time. There were waaaaaay too many passages in LOTR where long family genealogies and too much background info was shared.
 
2012-09-20 11:35:30 AM  
I wish he'd go back to the Naomi Novik series of novels. Dragon air force in the Napoleonic wars. Dammit GO MAKE THAT MOVIE!
 
2012-09-20 11:35:52 AM  
Wow. It's almost like like he's never done anything besides LORT
 
2012-09-20 11:36:31 AM  

Snapper Carr: Wow. It's almost like like he's never done anything besides LORT


LOTR even 

/LORT? wtf is LORT and why did my fingers type that?
 
2012-09-20 11:37:47 AM  
Meh, I'll wait for the Extended Edition
 
2012-09-20 11:41:16 AM  

Rev.K: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

1/10


I give him a 2.
 
2012-09-20 11:43:42 AM  

Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF


photos.imageevent.com
 
2012-09-20 11:45:37 AM  
just throwing this out there. If Cabin Fever had the doctor in it, and it was an alien virus, that would make for an interesting episode.
 
2012-09-20 11:49:44 AM  
Francis! Go play with your new Furby and quit cursing so much!
 
2012-09-20 11:54:26 AM  
I adored Meet the Feebles. I think it was the movie Jacob's Ladder wanted to be, but didn't have the guts.
 
2012-09-20 11:55:03 AM  
YOU SHALL NOT EXTERMINATE!
 
2012-09-20 12:01:40 PM  
"You bow to no one."

"Of course not. I'm The Doctor."
 
2012-09-20 12:04:21 PM  
He should go work on the Silmarrion movie.
 
2012-09-20 12:13:28 PM  
Peter Jackson wants to direct an episode of Doctor Who. Somewhere in the world right now, a geek is exploding with cum

FTFSubby
 
2012-09-20 12:14:17 PM  
It's all a big Middle Earthy wibbly-wobbly...thing.
 
2012-09-20 12:14:21 PM  

BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie Mini-series.

 
2012-09-20 12:19:41 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Icetech3:
Um, I read the books every year, and watch the trilogy almost every year, too..


I suggest you expand your reading - Tolkien is brutally bad.
 
2012-09-20 12:28:41 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie Mini-series on HBO.


We need to be clear here. Could you imagine if NBC or *shudder* Syfy got their hands on it and tried to make a miniseries?
 
2012-09-20 12:28:42 PM  

ElusiveWookiee: BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie Mini-series.


I'd be fine with either.

Though awhile back someone said they should do a Silmarillion mini-series to compete with Game of Thrones and I popped a chub so fast I almost passed out.
 
2012-09-20 12:37:42 PM  

BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie.


I don't think that's a good idea. It's like making a movie of the encyclopedia. There are a few back-stories in that dry textbook that might make decent movies, however. Somebody would need to take a lot of artistic license to make it worth watching.

Also, every time someone refers to LOTR as "the trilogy", I'm reminded of Clerks 2.

Randal Graves: All right, look, there's only one "Return," okay, and it ain't "of the King," it's "of the Jedi."
Hobbit Lover: Oh, Star Wars geek.
Randal Graves: Oh, I'm the geek? Look at you two whipping out your preciouses.
Elias: You'll have to excuse him, he's not "down" with the trilogy.
Randal Graves: Oh, what the fark happened to this world? There's only one trilogy, you farking morons.
Hobbit Lover: You know what, maybe we should start calling your friend Padme, because he loves Manakin Skywalker so much, right?
Hobbit Lover: Danger danger, my name is Anakin. My shiatty acting is ruining saga.
Elias: [chucking] Yea-Yeah, you're crazy, Jar-Jar.
Randal Graves: Oh, I'm crazy? Those farkin' hobbit movies were boring as hell. All it was, was a bunch of people walking, three movies of people walking to a farking volcano.
 
2012-09-20 12:38:45 PM  

Snapper Carr: Snapper Carr: Wow. It's almost like like he's never done anything besides LORT

LOTR even 

/LORT? wtf is LORT and why did my fingers type that?


LORT! Gratu Baracka Neko!
 
2012-09-20 12:39:20 PM  

NeoCortex42: ElusiveWookiee: BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie Mini-series on HBO.

We need to be clear here. Could you imagine if NBC or *shudder* Syfy got their hands on it and tried to make a miniseries?


I just felt a shudder run straight down through my spine.
 
2012-09-20 12:43:20 PM  
Will it be about Derlerks?

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-20 12:49:18 PM  
Just an FYI for anyone else who might be considering clicking on their "ZOMG Toughest DW QUIZ!!!": it sucks balls.
 
2012-09-20 12:53:29 PM  
Lets just focus on getting Neil Gaiman to do another episode...
 
2012-09-20 12:54:21 PM  

Blues_X: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

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Jabba?
 
2012-09-20 12:54:58 PM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: Lets just focus on getting Neil Gaiman to do another episode...


It worked! He already is.
 
2012-09-20 01:06:58 PM  

floor: kungfu jesus with a side of lime: Lets just focus on getting Neil Gaiman to do another episode...

It worked! He already is.


operationrainfall.com
 
2012-09-20 01:07:47 PM  
My 5 year old wants to go as the tenth doctor for Halloween. Heard him in the bath the other night going "Exterminate, Exterminate". Papa's proud.
 
2012-09-20 01:32:20 PM  
Oh, boy.
Will he drag the episode out to nine and a half friggin' hours of almost NOTHING happening?
 
2012-09-20 01:36:01 PM  

kungfu jesus with a side of lime: Lets just focus on getting Neil Gaiman to do another episode...


And get Peter Jackson to direct.
 
2012-09-20 02:21:17 PM  
So, it will take years to shoot, be split into two thee episodes and and be way overdone?
 
2012-09-20 02:25:01 PM  

Brigandaca: whizbangthedirtfarmer: Icetech3:
Um, I read the books every year, and watch the trilogy almost every year, too..

I suggest you expand your reading - Tolkien is brutally bad.


Um, it's more of a Christmas tradition than anything else. But you're right. Just because I read LOTR every year, I OBVIOUSLY never read anything else.

/logical fallacy, biatch
 
2012-09-20 03:51:31 PM  
Geeks already exploded this week when Grant Imahara tweeted a pic of Kari Byron and Christina Hendricks together:

pbs.twimg.com 

I expect many exploded two or more times after a rest and a Mountain Dew.

/Hot hot hot
//Wish Kari's hair was in a red phase in that pic.
 
2012-09-20 04:08:14 PM  

Snapper Carr: Wow. It's almost like like he's never done anything besides LORT


You forgot the best of all.

"I'm a Derek. Derek's don't run."
 
2012-09-20 04:38:21 PM  
Peter Jackson should direct the reboot of the Dune Franchise, I will keep repeating this until it happens.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-20 04:50:21 PM  

KatjaMouse: NeoCortex42: ElusiveWookiee: BalugaJoe: He should go work on the Silmarrion movie Mini-series on HBO.

We need to be clear here. Could you imagine if NBC or *shudder* Syfy got their hands on it and tried to make a miniseries?

I just felt a shudder run straight down through my spine.


As long as Christopher Tolkien has blood in his veins, nobody needs to worry about a Silmarillion movie existing in this plane of existence. Also, since there seem to be Tolkien fans afoot, I'll drop a shameless plug for one of my brother's good friends, who just released this:

Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit
 
2012-09-20 07:39:07 PM  
Only if you regain 50 lbs and your directorial sensibilities.

Farking King Kong and The Lovely Bones were two overdrawn not fun pieces of crap. This coming from somebody who owns all of his previous films.

/Including Forgotten Silver
//PJ, I miss your perverse side.
 
2012-09-20 08:25:05 PM  
The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO.

susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan


When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.
 
2012-09-20 08:31:30 PM  

sparkeyjames: Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.


you, of course, have no right to say he isn't a fan.

I agree, he farked up The Two Towers particularly, but overall the series is still a monumental achievement. I mean jesus, be thankful they didn't give it to Ralph Bakshi again. Or Michael Bay.
 
2012-09-20 08:46:23 PM  

sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.


You mean expose a new generation of people who may never have heard of or read LOTR to the series, possibly inspiring them to pick up the books? The Horror!

Granted I thought the books were highly overrated, and tended to drag on and on, and at the time I read them back in the 80s I was pretty heavy into fantasy novels.
 
2012-09-20 09:18:27 PM  

sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.


You sound like one of those folks who blow a gasket each month Martin doesn't release a Game of Thrones novel. The ownership that some "fans" take over the works of others can be equally irritating and depressing at times. Some of Jackson's choices were made simply because they made a better film. Jesus.
 
2012-09-20 09:25:04 PM  

whizbangthedirtfarmer: Jesus.


Speaking of, just look what his fans did with his books.
 
2012-09-20 09:31:10 PM  

ConConHead: I wish he'd go back to the Naomi Novik series of novels. Dragon air force in the Napoleonic wars. Dammit GO MAKE THAT MOVIE!


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cdn.spyparty.com
 
2012-09-20 10:01:54 PM  

rickycal78: sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.

You mean expose a new generation of people who may never have heard of or read LOTR to the series, possibly inspiring them to pick up the books? The Horror!

Granted I thought the books were highly overrated, and tended to drag on and on, and at the time I read them back in the 80s I was pretty heavy into fantasy novels.


I highly doubt your going to find that many of the inured masses that watched the films will pick up the books. Probably less than 1 percent. So I'm a purist sue me. I've read the LOTR series along with most of the other Middle Earth novels as many as 50 times. I love them. Most of the other novels I read tend toward Science Fiction.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.

You sound like one of those folks who blow a gasket each month Martin doesn't release a Game of Thrones novel. The ownership that some "fans" take over the works of others can be equally irritating and depressing at times. Some of Jackson's choices were made simply because they made a better film. Jesus.


No one takes ownership of a classic it's a classic because of the power and compelling nature of the story. There are some things I understand why they were left out like the Bombadil section. If you really want to learn the depth of Jackson's asshattery read this webpage.... LOTR movie-book differences.
 
2012-09-20 10:47:16 PM  

sparkeyjames:
Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.


This is the point where I kick you out of my comic shop for being too much of a nerd.
 
2012-09-20 11:59:26 PM  

floor: kungfu jesus with a side of lime: Lets just focus on getting Neil Gaiman to do another episode...

It worked! He already is.


Now get Jackson to direct THAT episode.
 
2012-09-21 12:47:43 AM  

rickycal78: sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.

You mean expose a new generation of people who may never have heard of or read LOTR to the series, possibly inspiring them to pick up the books? The Horror!

Granted I thought the books were highly overrated, and tended to drag on and on, and at the time I read them back in the 80s I was pretty heavy into fantasy novels.


I was about to read the books when I heard the movies were coming out. I figured I'm always disappointed when I see a movie when I've read the book, so I waited for the movies. Bored my ass off.

I figured, well now I can read the books and see how good the story really is! Also bored my ass off. I'm glad other people can enjoy it so much, I probably enjoy The Wheel of Time as much as most LOTR fans enjoy their preferred series. Just not my thing.

Yes I understanf the irony of saying LOTR bored me but WoT didn't. Maybe books 6-9 I skip any chapter with Nyneave.
 
2012-09-21 04:52:39 AM  

Shadowtag: sparkeyjames:
Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.

This is the point where I kick you out of my comic shop for being too much of a nerd.


You wouldn't have gotten the chance. I hated comic books.
 
2012-09-21 07:36:10 AM  

sparkeyjames: rickycal78: sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jackson makes a film.

Your no Tolkien fan. If you were you'd have blown a gasket at what he did. I couldn't make it through The Two Towers
without being in a seething rage. I still have not watched the Return of the King and never will. From all indications in the
clip I have seen of a trailer for The Hobbit he has hacked that up as well.

You mean expose a new generation of people who may never have heard of or read LOTR to the series, possibly inspiring them to pick up the books? The Horror!

Granted I thought the books were highly overrated, and tended to drag on and on, and at the time I read them back in the 80s I was pretty heavy into fantasy novels.

I highly doubt your going to find that many of the inured masses that watched the films will pick up the books. Probably less than 1 percent. So I'm a purist sue me. I've read the LOTR series along with most of the other Middle Earth novels as many as 50 times. I love them. Most of the other novels I read tend toward Science Fiction.

whizbangthedirtfarmer: sparkeyjames: The way he hacked up LOTR. I don't want to see him direct Dr. WHO. susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan

When does artistic license become unartistic butchery. Answer: When Peter Jacks ...


Yes, but who cares? Did anyone honestly think that a LOTR adaptation would be scene-by-scene, or that Jackson wouldn't have to use some shorthand here and there? Are there differences between the book and the movie? Well, yes, and I can't think of many films that haven't manipulated the content egregiously.

Using your Tom Bombadil example, in LOTR, he appears, sings some songs, tells some stories, and then disappears, never to be seen again. Including him in the movie would satisfy the LOTR nerds among us, but they aren't going to be enough in force to make putting the film together worth the effort. Same thing with the Ent Council. In the book, does it make sense? Sure. In the movie, do we really want to see the Ents wandering the forest, calling a council, and then simply deciding to go to war?

Like I said earlier, the only thing about the adaptation that bothered me was the depiction of Denthor.

Some of the stuff on the link you have is completely nitpicky and pointless. OH MY GOD, THE WITCH KING HAS A MACE INSTEAD OF A FLAIL! ARTISTIC "BUTCHERY" IS WHAT I CALL IT!

Seriously, as a slightly geeky person myself, I think I get more irritated with the reactions of the extreme geeks who want everything to be absolutely perfectly faithful to their own vision (even though they don't have the creativity to do it) than I do at the one-and-done fanboys.
 
2012-09-21 02:16:19 PM  

susansto-helit: Icetech3: This is a very bad idea.. after seeing what he has done with jrr's work.. fark jackson.... Anyone that ever read the books should hate that fat prick bastard... and now is raping the hobbit into 3 movies for the money grab... DIAF

Aww! Just look at how wrong you are...

/life long Tolkien fan


Not that I'm quite as angry about it as Icetech, but how is he wrong? Between shifting the focus from Frodo to Aragorn, while filling the later with angst about who he is, beefing up Arwen's character, turning Merry, Pippin and Gimli into buffoons and Legolas into superman, the complete transformation of Faramir's character, the clusterfark that was the handling of the Army of the Dead(and the siege of Minas Tirith generally), and any number of other smaller gripes, you don't think he has a case at all?

They're entertaining enough as movies but don't hold up all that great as adaptations, in my opinion.

/Cautiously optimistic about the Hobbit, but, three movies? Really?
 
2012-09-21 03:54:27 PM  

HalEmmerich: /Cautiously optimistic about the Hobbit, but, three movies? Really?


I'm expecting a lot of filler material from the appendices. I don't know if it will be half of the runtime, but I do think it will be a significant portion of the films.

I'm sure there will be a fan edit after all the films are out that makes it into as faithful an adaptation as possible.
 
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