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A Young Lady's Primer

Alas, the media jackals at the SciFi channel have acquired the rights to Neal Stephenson's Diamond Age, an excellent volume that deserves better than SF is likely to offer.

However, "Stephenson will adapt his novel for the miniseries, the first time the Hugo and Nebula award winner has written for TV," so perhaps not all is lost. Still, after Earthsea debacle, the Skept-O-Meter is pretty much pegged for all things SciFi.

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xenmis
Jan. 16th, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Oh no! I would hate to see something I love so much be destroyed by the 'tv mini series.'

with that said... I was watching "The Stand" again the other day and really, as a tv miniseries, they didn't do too bad a job of it.

Only time will tell.
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ironymaiden
Jan. 16th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
i say it's even money. i thought they did a pretty good job with Dune.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 16th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Hm, ok, not everything they do turns to merde, but I'm not convinced a TV budget is going to do it justice.

Guess we'll see in a year or so.
ironymaiden
Jan. 16th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
i worry more about Neil Gaiman's quip about how everyone in Hollywood has to mark their territory, and eventually everything ends up smelling like pee.
i *am* pleased with getting six hours to tell the story.
in many ways it doesn't require big effects budgets, since the world of the Vickys is carefully engineered to appear to be low tech. those costumes and most of the props would be stock rental items.
buhrger
Jan. 17th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
i *am* pleased with getting six hours to tell the story.
indeed. most novels just don't fit into a 2-3 hour movie.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 18th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Good point on props and costumes. I hope it turns out a raging success; it's one of shellyinseattle's favorite novels.
puppytown
Jan. 16th, 2007 06:15 pm (UTC)
Think they'll gloss over the orgies and stuff? I'll be sceptical (but kind of eager!) with you.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 18th, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
Nah, that's keep all that, but only put it on the DVD release. :)
flippin_jay
Jan. 17th, 2007 11:46 am (UTC)
RE:
I don't know, Sci-Fi doesn't do too bad a job. Just compare the movie version of Dune with the TV version. Two different visions, two different scales, but I prefer the TV version. I'm looking forward to this.
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