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2012-10-12 01:22:26 PM  
None of those look good, even the "Steampunk Nerf Maverick" one.
 
2012-10-12 01:22:37 PM  
Leave American Gods alone.
 
2012-10-12 01:24:42 PM  
They will all be cancelled within six months.


/I remember my friends getting all excited about Otherworld once, too.
 
2012-10-12 01:28:10 PM  
American Gods by HBO? Nice!.

I had an idea for a sort-of apocalyptic feel, but instead of focusing on the antichrist, or stuff like that, it should focus on the Horsemen. The ideas were that war was the son of a CEO of an Weapons manufacturing company, Pestilence is the Pope, Famine is a model, and Death is a med student. And this would've been the theme song.
 
2012-10-12 01:29:17 PM  
There is no way the Hulk could work on network TV. The 70's cheese is the only reason the original succeeded.
 
2012-10-12 01:29:32 PM  
Interested in Booster Gold, SHIELD and Powers. Not sure on the others.
 
2012-10-12 01:32:30 PM  

DMZ DEATH: There is no way the Hulk could work on network TV. The 70's cheese is the only reason the original succeeded.


the only reason it's cheese is because you're looking back on it.
at the time, it was played straight and worked. There would be a way to do it, but I think it would involve a lot of Banner and very little Hulk.
And that worked for Smallville for 10 years, so they could do it....
If done well.

texdent: Interested in Booster Gold,


I would love a good Booster Gold show. You think Sam Rockwell will do TV?
 
2012-10-12 01:34:32 PM  

buntz: texdent: Interested in Booster Gold,

I would love a good Booster Gold show. You think Sam Rockwell will do TV?


Anything is possible.
 
2012-10-12 01:41:36 PM  
This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.
 
2012-10-12 01:46:00 PM  

cgraves67: This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.


Awesome book. Check out Good Omens too.
 
2012-10-12 01:48:41 PM  
I'd be excited but I'm far too jaded. Nowadays with Sci-Fi (Sorry, SyFy) centering on wrestling, and The Learning Channel all scraping the bottom of the barrel (and after the master himself, Ridley Scott put out the crappiest prequel to Alien known to man with Prometheus), all I'm expecting this time is Steampunk Honey Boo Boo.

/Sketti from the FUTURE
//Not trolling, genuinely pissed.
 
2012-10-12 01:58:52 PM  
I liked Gotham Central - I'm 1% hopeful that they could make that into a show - not necessarily had to be set in the Batman universe (but I'd buy more tv's and turn them all on just to make ratings if they would). Just a police procedural show with supervillians, crazy robbery and stuff

/1% is probably too much
 
2012-10-12 01:59:45 PM  

texdent: buntz: texdent: Interested in Booster Gold,

I would love a good Booster Gold show. You think Sam Rockwell will do TV?

Anything is possible.


And they should keep the name as "Untitled Booster Gold Project". I don't why, but I actually kind of like it.
 
2012-10-12 02:08:45 PM  
I'm still bummed out the 'Locke & Key' adaptation never made it past a pilot
 
2012-10-12 02:12:18 PM  

Gunny Highway: cgraves67: This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.

Awesome book. Check out Good Omens too.


American Gods then Ananasi Boys then Good Omens. Give Neverwhere a miss.
 
2012-10-12 02:22:33 PM  
An HBO miniseries of American Gods sounds vaguely promising.

I'd rather have a Hollywood movie of Eyes of the Dragon than a SyFy miniseries. It's a lot shorter than the Stand was; 2.5 hours would be more than enough time to do it properly. And somehow I can't imagine Hollywood screwing it up as badly as I suspect SyFy would.
 
2012-10-12 02:24:00 PM  

nocturn: Gunny Highway: cgraves67: This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.

Awesome book. Check out Good Omens too.

American Gods then Ananasi Boys then Good Omens. Give Neverwhere a miss.


I was told the exact opposite. I've started with Neverwhere and I really like it, so those other is will either hate or think they are AMAZING!!
 
2012-10-12 02:34:13 PM  

SpartacusHobbs: An HBO miniseries of American Gods sounds vaguely promising.

I'd rather have a Hollywood movie of Eyes of the Dragon than a SyFy miniseries. It's a lot shorter than the Stand was; 2.5 hours would be more than enough time to do it properly. And somehow I can't imagine Hollywood screwing it up as badly as I suspect SyFy would.


I'd enjoy an Eyes of the Dragon movie as long as it's not done by Uwe Boll.
 
2012-10-12 02:36:03 PM  

Bubblegum Tate: I'm still bummed out the 'Locke & Key' adaptation never made it past a pilot


I'm past bummed... I'm flat out ticked. That looked AMAZING
 
2012-10-12 02:36:55 PM  

cgraves67: This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.


The book was awesome. I think HBO will give it good treatment.
 
2012-10-12 02:39:21 PM  
Old Gods die when belief fades. New Gods are born when belief crystalizes.

We need to be careful about the sort of Gods we're raising.
 
2012-10-12 02:39:57 PM  

CygnusDarius: American Gods by HBO? Nice!.

I had an idea for a sort-of apocalyptic feel, but instead of focusing on the antichrist, or stuff like that, it should focus on the Horsemen. The ideas were that war was the son of a CEO of an Weapons manufacturing company, Pestilence is the Pope, Famine is a model, and Death is a med student. And this would've been the theme song.


So, Good Omens then?

Pestilence has been replaced with Pollution. Famine is a nutritionist that gets off on tiny serving sizes and convincing rich people the less they eat the better. War is a journalist/foreign correspondent who just happens to be there when fighting breaks out. Death plays himself.
 
2012-10-12 02:46:32 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: CygnusDarius: American Gods by HBO? Nice!.

I had an idea for a sort-of apocalyptic feel, but instead of focusing on the antichrist, or stuff like that, it should focus on the Horsemen. The ideas were that war was the son of a CEO of an Weapons manufacturing company, Pestilence is the Pope, Famine is a model, and Death is a med student. And this would've been the theme song.

So, Good Omens then?

Pestilence has been replaced with Pollution. Famine is a nutritionist that gets off on tiny serving sizes and convincing rich people the less they eat the better. War is a journalist/foreign correspondent who just happens to be there when fighting breaks out. Death plays himself.


And Elvis is the happiest employee in the whole Burger Lord chain.
 
2012-10-12 02:46:52 PM  
Most of those look craptacular, especially the SyFy ones. Still, I'm excited about Eyes of the Dragon. That could be good, if done right.
 
2012-10-12 02:48:36 PM  
Mainstream Nerd Culture is stupid.
 
2012-10-12 02:49:42 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Pestilence has been replaced with Pollution. Famine is a nutritionist that gets off on tiny serving sizes and convincing rich people the less they eat the better. War is a journalist/foreign correspondent who just happens to be there when fighting breaks out. Death plays himself.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a World Fantasy Award nominated novel written in collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.


*Sigh* Always too late...

*kicks can*
 
2012-10-12 02:53:29 PM  
Those looked like dog buns. Pass.
 
2012-10-12 02:58:01 PM  
all i want is like a show that plays "Hot Cross Buns" on repeat for 55 hours

one a penny two a penny

WE GET IT
ANY NUMBER U WANT A PENNY
GIMME *ALL* THE HOT CROSS BUNS
GOTTA FEED MY WELFARE FAMILY

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2012-10-12 03:11:35 PM  

CygnusDarius: Raug the Dwarf: Pestilence has been replaced with Pollution. Famine is a nutritionist that gets off on tiny serving sizes and convincing rich people the less they eat the better. War is a journalist/foreign correspondent who just happens to be there when fighting breaks out. Death plays himself.

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a World Fantasy Award nominated novel written in collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

*Sigh* Always too late...

*kicks can*


Yup. Sorry, man. But I will recommend all of Gaimen's books, if you're so inclined. I haven't read one that I didn't like in some way. Even Neverwhere.
 
2012-10-12 03:16:48 PM  

Hagbard23: nocturn: Gunny Highway: cgraves67: This is the first I've heard of American Gods. It sounds right up my alley. I'm gonna have to go read it.

Awesome book. Check out Good Omens too.

American Gods then Ananasi Boys then Good Omens. Give Neverwhere a miss.

I was told the exact opposite. I've started with Neverwhere and I really like it, so those other is will either hate or think they are AMAZING!!


I don't know if it can be done on HBO (or anywhere) that wouldn't be disappointing.

But to your point, read them and see what you think. American Gods is on its own, much darker than Anansi Boys. Good Omens is a marvelous mix of Pratchett and Gaiman.

I generally don't think of my self as much of a fanboy, but, truly, I have loved every single thing Neil Gaiman has put out. YMMV.


//just don't expect them all to be the same style/story/genre
/stardust ≠ neverwhere ≠ american gods ≠ coraline ≠ sandman . . . etc.
\\(although it can be argued that sandman with its massiveness contains elements that are in all the books . . .)
 
2012-10-12 03:16:55 PM  

TheHopeDiamond: They will all be cancelled within six months.


...that's impossible. Most won't even make it to air.
 
2012-10-12 03:19:18 PM  

escherblacksmith: \\(although it can be argued that sandman with its massiveness contains elements that are in all the books . . .)


I agree with this.

Sandman is a masterpiece. So pumped for prequel.
 
2012-10-12 03:24:09 PM  
Crap, just realized I don't have HBO anymore. I'll have to watch Game of Thrones online now
 
2012-10-12 03:44:25 PM  
meh none of those shows appeals much to me.
 
2012-10-12 03:54:47 PM  
so 20 shows that will be canned in the pilot stage, and 4 shows that will probably be shiat
 
2012-10-12 03:57:41 PM  
Geeks don't watch TV. People that want to pretend they're geeks do.
 
2012-10-12 03:59:08 PM  

AcneVulgaris: Geeks don't watch TV. People that want to pretend they're geeks do.


.............huh?
 
2012-10-12 04:00:33 PM  

spelletrader: SpartacusHobbs: An HBO miniseries of American Gods sounds vaguely promising.

I'd rather have a Hollywood movie of Eyes of the Dragon than a SyFy miniseries. It's a lot shorter than the Stand was; 2.5 hours would be more than enough time to do it properly. And somehow I can't imagine Hollywood screwing it up as badly as I suspect SyFy would.

I'd enjoy an Eyes of the Dragon movie as long as it's not done by Uwe Boll.


Eh, it's not a video game, so I think it's safe.

AcneVulgaris: Geeks don't watch TV. People that want to pretend they're geeks do.


3/10. You might have gotten some bites if you'd posted earlier.
 
2012-10-12 05:31:02 PM  
Saw Hemlock Grove setting up to film a night scene at the University of Toronto campus a couple weeks back. I will check it out just to see that scene.
 
2012-10-12 06:30:42 PM  
Twilight's Catherine Hardwicke, Gossip Girl's Josh Schwartz and Twitter's Bret Easton Ellis

With a creative lineup like that it's GUARANTEED to be great.


Fans of teen sci-fi fiction won't fail to recognise the name Scott Westerfeld

Fans of regular sci-fi shouldn't either. I'd rather see an adaptation of this:

jacketupload.macmillanusa.com 

Or even this (though the robot sex might be a bit much for TV)

img1.fantasticfiction.co.uk
 
2012-10-12 06:45:38 PM  
American Gods and Grave Sight (I'm a huge fan of Charlaine Harris' work).

Geeks don't watch TV? Tell that to Star Trek (among others).
 
2012-10-12 07:15:29 PM  
Not super interested in "American Gods"...while I love a lot of Gaiman that book did nothing for me. But I loved Anansi Boys which had a simiilar concept. Go figure.

"Beautiful People" makes me think of "Time of Eve" with the humanoid robots being looked down upon. And then that makes because I want more "Time of Eve". Even if I have to wait 2 months between 10 minute episodes again!
 
2012-10-12 08:33:47 PM  
American Gods reads like a high schooler's first attempt at a novel. It is so terrible, but I bet Gaiman fans will eat it up.
 
2012-10-12 08:57:32 PM  
I liked American Gods, and saw Anansi Boys as a sequel rather than a separate entity. I even liked Neverwhere, and Smoke & Mirrors is a good collection. What I am mildly surprised at is that Raymond Feist books haven't been plundered for ideas yet. I would watch something based on his stuff.
 
2012-10-12 09:41:09 PM  
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2012-10-12 09:55:49 PM  
they're lying. it's just going to get worse. look at the amazing quantity of cheaply made talent free reality shows there are up and down the dial. and commercials that last 10 minutes which make you think your show is over and a 1/2 hr product show is on.

i'm going back to reading and listening to classical Frank Zappa recordings.
 
2012-10-12 10:57:05 PM  

Slam Bradley: I liked Gotham Central - I'm 1% hopeful that they could make that into a show - not necessarily had to be set in the Batman universe (but I'd buy more tv's and turn them all on just to make ratings if they would).


Sadly, ratings do not work that way. They could, we've had the technology for at least a decade, but Nielsen just keeps doing things they same way they've been for 60 years. Small surveys and a handful of selected families that fill out a 'viewing diary' and send it back to the company. Then they take that incredibly small and very likely inaccurate sample size, assume it applies to the whole country, and boom - TV ratings.
 
2012-10-12 11:20:20 PM  

Spiralmonkey: Smoke & Mirrors is a good collection.


Considering the spate of Snow White adaptations that has come out in the past couple of years, I'm a bit surprised no one has made a go at Snow, Glass, Apples
 
2012-10-12 11:27:30 PM  
The ABC drama is to revolve around a fifteen year old girl believed to be the reincarnated goddess of a South American religion, who becomes swept into a complex story of "family struggle, teen romance and California evil". We'll keep an eye out for more.

Yes, you do that. And if any of you happen to hear anything, feel free to keep it yourselves.
 
2012-10-12 11:59:11 PM  
How come none of the pay-cable channels ever seem to bother with sci-fi? The last one I can think of was Stargate SG1 on Showtime. And even it jumped networks pretty fast.
 
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