Metaluna Mutant: Given how much of ROOTS was fabricated from whole cloth by Haley (or outright plagiarized by Haley from "The African") it certainly belongs with the rest of the history channel/Discover channel etc's "wild fiction disguised as history" slate of shows.Dont get me wrong -- great miniseries, very emotional, groundbreaking stuff. I watched it as a kid in the 70s and was one those things that gave me the passion for history I have today.It also made doing genealogy explode in the mainstream, now omnipresent with the creation of the internet making genealogy data available to the masses. It's also a whole side of history basically ignored in public media.But really sloppy genealogical research and outright plagiarism certainly taint the book.
FriarReb98: fusillade762: Will this be one of those "darker, grittier" reboots?Damned straight it will be! We'll see the blood splatter, the whipping will be in slow-mo, the farking will - well okay, it's History so there'll be no farking, but you get my point.
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