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mark211What SFF novel or series would you most like to see televised?2016-12-18 00:47:45
mark211I saw on Tor.com the other day that the online service, Hulu, has produced a new 10-episode serialisation of Margaret Atwood's dystopian future, The Handmaidís Tale. 2016-12-18 00:51:47
mark211So then, which novel or series do you think deserves a television treatment? Which do you think would be possible to adapt well, and which would be practically impossible to adapt (or at least adapt and do justice to)?2016-12-18 00:52:46
r.tornelloThe Handmaid's Tale is Today, not the future in and throughout the Mideast, and what some of the extreme "religious and metaphysically blinded right wing would have if they could get it passed here in the US and Europe.2016-12-18 08:32:43
WessonA Handmaidís Tale, huh? Great, another dystopian story about oppressed women and minorities, no oneís ever told a story like THAT in the last 60 years. I guess these writers got tired of prattling on about class warfare, now its on to gender warfare. I donít expect the series to do well in the U.S. and if it does flop, the creators will probably blame ordinary American viewers Ė those silly little-people who just donít understand their vision. Theyíll never accept that these people actually DO understand their vision and theyíve rejected it as nothing more than nonsensical partisan howling. Hollywood needs to shut its trap already. 2016-12-18 19:24:03
RT@ Wesson, when you oppress your population, the whole nation is oppressed. It feeds on itself.

I read it when it first came out years ago. It's becoming more true today but thanks to social media (which I don't partake of except maybe with this group of loonies), the issues cannot be hidden as easily.

As far as partisan howling, some yes, but overall in line with what I think true and flase religious leaders all talk about, though actions speak louder than words. Look at and listen to all the XMAS banter about peace and love. Then comes January. IT's kind of funny when you consider the etymological meaning of January.

2016-12-19 05:44:22
rtSPELLING corrections:

False not flase

2016-12-19 07:14:12
Wesson (ParabellumPress)The world described in Handmaid's Tale isn't today, it isn't tomorrow and it isn't even close the future in this country. To the contrary, Iíd argue weíre building a culture male guilt that may even lead to a matriarchal tyranny (which is a rad story idea now that I think about, Iíll save that one for later). I understand speculative fiction requires speculation but if Duke and Rolling Stone have taught us anything, itís that we need to question if gender relations are as bad as weíre being told. 2016-12-19 14:54:01
Wesson (ParabellumPress)I realize now that Iím drifting off topic again so I apologize for that. At the risk of sounding self-serving, Iíd like to nominate one of my stories for television. Itís a kind of steampunk dystopia novella about a fierce but beautiful anarchist and a wealthy but lonely elf girl. The Ďdystopiaí part isnít the result of religion or government, itís created by one manís ideology of guilt and collectivism, something the main characters are running from. On the off chance there's an editor or agent reading this, contact me, ha, ha. 2016-12-19 14:55:51
GordonRowlinsonThe people who make movies and make TV series are not stupid. They pick ideas that they think people will relate to and watch. More movies, TV series, and books with oppressive, authoritarian governments is inevitable. I'd like to see a return of the Twilight Zone TV show. With better special effects and less predictable writing, it could be better than the first show.2016-12-19 15:12:15
r.tornelloSome of Robert Sheckley's work. See STORE OF THE WORLDS for short story examples2016-12-21 10:43:39
IronspiderI'd like to see someone put out a decent Conan series - pick some of the better stories, such as 'The Tower of the Elephant' or 'The People of the Black Circle' - given the success of Game of Thrones, there's definitely a taste for decent fantasy on-screen. I'd even suggest trying Solomon Kane as a series. For a darker narrative how about adapting Elric? Then, for an old-fashioned buddy-series, how about the many adventures of Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser.2016-12-23 03:48:14
2nd DragoonEither Eric Flint's 1631 series or David Weber Honor Harrington series. However the writers of Hollywood would just screw up a good story by NOT following what was actually written. They screwed of The Hobbit, The Lord of The Rings, Starship Troop, Stookie Stackhouse so in a way I do NOT want them to make a series of either of my suggestion...2016-12-24 14:24:07

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