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  • #1661007

    bobcockayne
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    Well watched the 1st one and a half episodes last night…………………!

    See why Gerry gave it the big thumbs down… as it has much to do with Terry Pratchetts books on the Watch as did the Films Starship Troopers to the Book. As in it used some of the characters names and a bit of the plot(s) from the books.

    My guess is it the same as ST in that some one had a script that nobody wanted at the BEEB, they got the rights to the books and thought lets change the names of the characters , adapt the plot and call it Terry Pratchetts watch , most of its audience wont no the difference.

    oh and for their fans no Nobby and Colon!!!!!!!

    #1661120

    limburger
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    Nobby and Colon is what makes the Watch .. the Watch
    well them and Carrot and Capt. Vimes

    #1661137

    totsuzenheni
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    Is The Watch set in Discworld?

    #1661242

    wurzzel
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    Sort of,, it is an alternate universe Discworld.

    I have to say as a show I really enjoyed it, but it is definitely not the city watch we know and love.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  wurzzel.
    #1661369

    pagan8th
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    I couldn’t get through first episode. It’s the names and city, but does not compare to the novels.

    I thought the previous TV incarnations of Pratchett’s work were poor, but that goes to a new low.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  pagan8th.
    #1661383

    solar
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    2318xp

    Typical of the BBC it looks like they’ve tried to take something that was near perfect and modify it to fit a woke agenda and in the process ruined the original work. This is pretty much their M.O these days.

    #1661384

    wurzzel
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    @pagan8th I thought (with the exception of CoM) that the TV adaptations were rather good, especially Hogfather and Wyrd Sisters.

    @solar as it’s BBC America and not good old aunty is it their “woke” agenda? Also which part did you think was “woke”

    #1661385

    pagan8th
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    Ventinari was a woman instead of a man. Deaths eyes were worse than Star Wars IV Jawa eyes. The acting was dismal. Angua was not how I pictured her personality. Vimes was a tool. And was that supposed be Gaspode the Dog?

    It’s a shame. As the novels involving the guard were some of the better ones. I was never keen on witches ones and some of his later novels lacked the humour of his earlier works.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by  pagan8th.
    #1661387

    wurzzel
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    I don’t know if it was supposed to be Gaspode, but I think everyone is making that assumption.

    Vimes was a tool though. People seem to forget that and only seem to remember what he became.

    #1661407

    solar
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    @wurzzel If you read quotes from the guy who wrote/adapted it, it is quite clear that wokeness was indeed intended.

    #1661415

    wurzzel
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    @solar I haven’t seen those comments but I’ll go have a look. However maybe for me it’s hard to see it as “woke” when the source material itself is pretty “woke”

    #1661623

    pagan8th
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    Who ever came up with ‘woke’ used in this way?

    Woke is just a past tense of wake in my vocabulary.

    #1661654

    solar
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    Wikipedia has a whole article on the origins of the term. I agree it is a childish sounding term, but I didn’t invent it 😉

    #1679311

    markohenry
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    Good to see this discussion. thanks all

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