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    Wheel of Time Pilot

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvNYIEN1vIg

    Apparently this is a thing. It premiered on Monday night, real late on FXX with no promotion. Honestly it was pretty terrible, Ishmael was ok but Lews Therin was awful and the whole tone was just wrong IMO. It smacks of Red Eagle just trying to throw something together to keep the rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvNYIEN1vIg

    Apparently this is a thing. It premiered on Monday night, real late on FXX with no promotion. Honestly it was pretty terrible, Ishmael was ok but Lews Therin was awful and the whole tone was just wrong IMO. It smacks of Red Eagle just trying to throw something together to keep the rights.
    That's because that's exactly what it is, they even admitted it.

    Well, "admitted" is a big word, but it was close enough. There's an article about it here: http://io9.com/the-real-story-about-...ire-1684773094

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattleya View Post
    That's because that's exactly what it is, they even admitted it.

    Ug, they're such a crappy company.

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    Disappointing, somebody needs to do something great with Malazan Book of the Fallen and The Wheel of Time.
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    Isn't the faimily trying to get the rights back? That was pretty shitty

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    The family only wants the rights back purely to never let there be a series of it, which is the not-spoken of subject by most pages like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haibara View Post
    The family only wants the rights back purely to never let there be a series of it, which is the not-spoken of subject by most pages like this.
    Wheel of Time just would never be a success. It would be even costlier than Game of Thrones and it is not even a sliver as porny (which is what keeps that series popular).

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    WTF is this shit? I can't even comment that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haibara View Post
    The family only wants the rights back purely to never let there be a series of it, which is the not-spoken of subject by most pages like this.
    According to his widow, she was wanting the rights back to sell them to a more competant studio. Apparently many studios want this best selling series to make a tv show out of because they see the success of Game of Thrones and want in on that.

    As for the pilot: It was completely terrible and was a shit move by the studio. Luckily she is getting her lawyers to try and get the rights back so they can be sold to a competant studio to make something worthy of the story and the fans.

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    this company just went all retard on one of my favorite book series....
    I'm a special snowflake deal with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nymrohd View Post
    Wheel of Time just would never be a success. It would be even costlier than Game of Thrones and it is not even a sliver as porny (which is what keeps that series popular).
    Bollocks, if people only liked GoT because of the nudity they would watch actual porn instead.
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    Ishamael, not Ishmael, this ain't Moby Dick /sigh

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    not to be rude but this pilot was fucking garbage
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudomix View Post
    Ishamael, not Ishmael, this ain't Moby Dick /sigh
    Sorry, I'll never make a typo again ::eyeroll::

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    not to be rude but this pilot was fucking garbage
    that is the consensus all around. so no. you aren't being rude. as a matter of a fact, whoever made the darn pilot just to retain the rights to the series was being rude. now can we seriously get these rights to a real company that is going to actually do some good with it?

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    that was rather painful to watch.. on the side note, are commercials that frequent on US stations? because holy sh*t there were lots of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mokoshne View Post
    not to be rude but this pilot was fucking garbage
    I think with a pilot that bad it would be rude to call it anything OTHER than garbage. It would be rude to the memory of Robert Jordan to pretend this series is anything OTHER than trash. I didn't think they could beat Legend of the Seeker when it came to piss poor adaptions... But somehow they managed it.
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    That was terrible in both obvious and subtle ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simplex View Post
    that was rather painful to watch.. on the side note, are commercials that frequent on US stations? because holy sh*t there were lots of them
    Yes, that's a typical tv show. A 30-minute show is actually about 20-23 minutes. An hour show is typically 40-45 minutes. Depending on the station, a 90 minute movie could be scheduled to run with 35-45 minutes of commercials. Braveheart (a 3-hour movie) will typically be scheduled for 4-4.5 hours of airtime due to the commercials.

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    I'm on book 12 and this would be one series where I hope they cut out a lot of "story". I feel like it has taken 12 books (so far) to tell 7-8 books worth of plot.

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