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Old 10-10-2020, 08:31   #1
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The Watch (barsterdised Pratchett show)

Ugh. BBC America have made a TV version of Terry Pratchett's The Watch. Pratchett's daughter has disowned the thing and not surprising as it looks horrendously bad. They had the rights to do an adaptation when Terry was still alive but since his death they've changed all the people involved and made a hideous punk rock version with woke recastings and terrible acting.



https://youtu.be/SRHCHMGSBQ0


As a massive Pratchett fan it just makes me sad the way they've just used his work's name and **** all over the rest. Vimes is a terrible gurning Jack Sparrow lookalike and Lady Sybil is about as far away from the book character as you can get.

Avoid like the plague.

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Old 10-10-2020, 08:37   #2
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The comments on that video are great though. Been a while since I've agreed with the negative commenters on the internet.
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there will be a very special corner of hell for the moron that decided to "Improve" on the original work
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there will be a very special corner of hell for the moron that decided to "Improve" on the original work
They'll be in good company JJ Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy, Alex Klutzman, Robert Orci are waiting for them.
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I've never watched any of the previous adaptations and don't think I'll be starting with this one. Looks utterly appalling.
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To be fair, these days Hollywood doesn't even wait for writers to pass on so they can't moan or be offended by their ridiculous adaptations that do nothing but take the character names and throw everything else in the bin, just look at Preacher and The Witcher in recent years.
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I've never watched any of the previous adaptations and don't think I'll be starting with this one. Looks utterly appalling.
Going Postal is the best IMO. Majority of that is pretty much spot on.

Still not sure about David Jason as Rincewind though..
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Yeh I really enjoyed Going Postal. Great book as well
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I enjoyed the Hogfather adaptation best I think, but then I've always had a soft spot for Death.

I actually enjoyed this trailer, like the handheld dragon weapon. Just ignore its discworld if its a problem for you!
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Still not sure about David Jason as Rincewind though..
In my head Rincewind was always played by Nicholas Lyndhurst. They picked the wrong Trotter.
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He wouldn't be a bad choice. I was thinking earlier it'd need someone the right age, with the right downbeat/pathetic look who could also do comedy too.
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Just heard that Rhianna Pratchett's pick for Vimes would be Sean Pertwee.

Can't say as I disagree in any way!
Here's hoping she somehow manages to get a proper Discworld series made someday, including the Watch books!
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Bit thin isn't he? I thought Vimes was a big portly bloke.
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No, I don't think so. He's not given a detailed physical description in the books, but he's usually portrayed – on the covers and such – as quite lanky. Clint Eastwood, Pete Postlethwaite (apparently Pratchett's own mental image) and Humphrey Bogart are some of the models that are often mentioned.



So purely in terms of appearance, Richard Dormer is a pretty good match.
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Bit thin isn't he? I thought Vimes was a big portly bloke.
I'd always imagined him as lean/sinewy. He's often running around and climbing up buildings.

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