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on: September 01, 2015, 09:48:31 AM

Yeah, i know absolutely nothing about that title sounds the least bit appealing, but the trailer actually looks fairly decent.

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Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 10:54:47 AM

That's that Terry Brooks, no?  I read a couple of his books years and years ago but I didn't like them much.  Maybe they'll make better TV stories.  Here's to hoping!

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Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 11:05:06 AM

Tolkien, with more WUB WUB WUB WUB.

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Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 11:09:06 AM

If your favourite parts of Tolkien were the walking scenes, then this will be ace.

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Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 11:13:20 AM

I'd be more interested if it were not on MTV, but I've never been rewarded for giving an MTV show a shot.  Teen Wolf was almost worth a look, I hear Scream is a step up from that... but I still don't trust MTV, aka CW dark.

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Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 01:25:27 PM

I liked the Shannara books when I was a pre-teen, but I don't get why this is on MTV.

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Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 01:30:15 PM

Because Teen Pregnancy reality shows and Jackass don't bring eyeballs the way episodic scripted dramas do these days.  So now everyone and their brother is hopping on the scripted drama bandwagon.

I expect ESPN2 to come out with one soon, for fucks sake.

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Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 01:48:30 PM

ESPN's 30 for 30 is essentially that with all the dramatic liberties they take....

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Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 09:44:57 AM

That trailer suggests significant liberties with the story.  That is not necessarily a bad thing, of course. I actually like the scenery's explicit reference to Shannara being post-apocalyptic. Then there is a cheese of the a sword assembling itself from fragments.

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Reply #9 on: December 06, 2015, 09:30:55 PM

Just now saw the trailer.

Amazon video picked this up for on-demand purposes.  It's produced by Favreau btw.  That's enough for me to watch it.  That and guy from Spartacus is in it.
Tbh, this looks to be the best effort so far for a high fantasy TV series.  Basically Favreau doing what he does; lives out his childhood fantasies basically.

Until WoT comes out, this looks to be it for now.

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Reply #10 on: December 06, 2015, 10:24:10 PM

Every time a fantasy title that isn't Black Company gets announced I die a little inside.
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Reply #11 on: December 06, 2015, 11:26:04 PM

Every time a fantasy title that isn't Black Company gets announced I die a little inside.

That happens with me and The Dark Tower.  Over and over. 
But yah, it's a shame HBO didn't latch onto it like they did GoT.  There's no way BC loses steam as GoT is currently doing.

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Reply #12 on: December 07, 2015, 01:19:32 PM

Every time a fantasy title that isn't Black Company gets announced I die a little inside.

I don't see how they could make it. The series is so bizarre near the end.

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Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 02:32:14 PM

C'mon guys. We are all dying for more Terry Goodkind.

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Reply #14 on: December 07, 2015, 03:39:49 PM

Saw a making of feature for this. Looks like Shannara gets the CW treatment or something I'll be surprised if it doesn't suck.

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Reply #15 on: December 07, 2015, 05:35:53 PM

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Reply #16 on: December 16, 2015, 09:02:25 PM

Saw a making of feature for this. Looks like Shannara gets the CW treatment or something I'll be surprised if it doesn't suck.

But we've already got The 100, which is south better.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #17 on: January 04, 2016, 10:07:51 PM

I give anything with Favreau's name on it the benefit of the doubt... especially in this case, wherein Terry Brooks is alongside and Rhys-Davies is a main character.  That has me a bit giddy.  Starts tomorrow; we shall soon see.

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Reply #18 on: January 05, 2016, 12:06:51 PM

Watching the promos, it is clear that they have mashed many different books from different time periods together.

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Reply #19 on: January 05, 2016, 12:28:29 PM

If there's a purist fan of the books who is outraged that an important plot point in the first book gets lost, god help that person.
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Reply #20 on: January 05, 2016, 12:50:43 PM

There are Shannara purists? That would be truly bizarre.

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Reply #21 on: January 06, 2016, 12:40:08 AM

This show is not being streamed anywhere?  Seriously?   Ohhhhh, I see.
I thought Amazon picked this up to stream ala Prime Video.  They do, but you have to buy the season for $17.  GFY with that.  Fail.
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Reply #22 on: January 06, 2016, 01:02:26 AM

It's MTV they will replay the shit out of it.  Also I think they are streaming it on their site.
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Reply #23 on: January 06, 2016, 10:29:37 PM

I stand corrected; yes, they are streaming it on mtv (now).  Not as trick as amazon (which can be chromecasted) but at least it's something.

edit: can cast from the app I guess (quality is poor though)
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Reply #24 on: January 07, 2016, 12:51:14 AM

Interesting so far. First hour it really looked like it would be nothing but CW Game of Thrones meets the Maze Runner/Hunger Games, but it got better as it went.

Kind of weird having Crixus play Alanon. I read Sword long before any of the LOTR books, and he was one of my child hood heros.  Some of the visuals are really pretty (along with the cast). Story kind of starts where Elfstones started, but its pretty much a mishmosh. I'll give it a chance.

Really feels odd seeing Ryhs Davies as an Elf, knowing there are Dwarves in the world.

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Reply #25 on: January 07, 2016, 01:10:41 AM

I heard they took out all the R rated material so anyone else vouching for this not being CW game of thrones?

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Reply #26 on: January 07, 2016, 01:25:07 AM

I'm at epi. 3.  This is good.  Very good.
But, the two lead actors (Will and Amberley) are the weakest of them all.  Gratingly so.  And the casting director thought it'd be cool to make everyone an underwear model.  Yah, I know they're elves, but they really just look like hollywood dolls with fake ears on.

Had the casting been stronger, the show would have serious legs.  That said, it's still the best high fantasy series attempt since... forever.  That's kinda sad actually.   Ohhhhh, I see.

Also, it's not anything like GoT.  The Expanse has more GoT similarities than this.

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Reply #27 on: January 07, 2016, 02:53:03 AM

Meh I got 4 hours to kill whats the worse that can happen.

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Reply #28 on: January 07, 2016, 07:18:04 AM

It will result in you posting more?



 why so serious?
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Reply #29 on: January 07, 2016, 08:06:41 AM

It will result in you posting more?



 why so serious?

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Reply #30 on: January 07, 2016, 09:07:54 AM

It will result in you posting more?



 why so serious?

I know you like generic paint by numbers high fantasy  awesome, for real

Obviously what this is, but aimed at the teen crowd and done with a stronger budget and production crew.
The young actors need to get better though; quickly.  Really, they are effing horrible and it's not like the script is that bad.

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Reply #31 on: January 07, 2016, 12:17:33 PM

Watched the first two episodes/hours.  Seems like a very generic D&D game grought to TV.  Fun, but not a must watch.

I'm kind of expecting to see a D&D TV show come down the pipe focusing on their Dark Elf character.  Something that is halfway between this series and Badlands.... Salvatore has sold more copies than Eddings....  They are doing a movie apparently... can the NEXT shared universe be far behind?
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Reply #32 on: January 07, 2016, 04:22:25 PM

I'm pretty sure their black elf is not the same as a dark elf.

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Reply #33 on: January 07, 2016, 06:54:41 PM

I think he means Drizzt.

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Reply #34 on: January 07, 2016, 08:00:43 PM

I'm pretty sure their black elf is not the same as a dark elf.

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