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Old 02-09-2015, 05:40 PM
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Default Wheel of Time pilot



Well, aired on TV last night. Not licensed apparently.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:54 PM
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Do I sense an impending lawsuit from Harriet?
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:55 PM
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Looks unbelievably bad. And how can they get away with it being unlicensed, anyway?

I have yet to return to actually reading the WoT series. I picked up the first one multiple times but for some reason I always drifted off.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:15 PM
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So... when was this actually made?
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:20 PM
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So... when was this actually made?
I dunno. It's pretty acurate, from what I remember... Just, shitty.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:21 PM
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Huh, weird.

I actually think that WoT is what made me more or less give up on epic fantasy.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:23 PM
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"This morning brought startling news. A "pilot" for a Wheel of Time series, the "pilot" being called Winter Dragon, had appeared at 1:30 in the morning, East Coast time, on FXX TV, a channel somewhere in the 700s (founded to concentrate on comedy, according to the Washington Post).

It was made without my knowledge or cooperation. I never saw the script. No one associated with Bandersnatch Group, the successor-in-interest to James O. Rigney, was aware of this.

Bandersnatch has an existing contract with Universal Pictures that grants television rights to them until this Wednesday, February 11 at which point these rights revert to Bandersnatch.

I see no mention of Universal in the "pilot". Nor, I repeat, was Bandersnatch, or Robert Jordan's estate, informed of this in any way.

I am dumbfounded by this occurrence, and am taking steps to prevent its reoccurrence."



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Old 02-09-2015, 06:28 PM
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So what is WoT like? The books I mean.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:30 PM
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So what is WoT like? The books I mean.
Lots and lots of characters and an epic storyline.

Too many character for me to keep track of, but you might enjoy if that's your kind of thing.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:31 PM
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What of the setting? Medieval fantasy? Modern elements mixed with fantasy?
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:35 PM
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What of the setting? Medieval fantasy? Modern elements mixed with fantasy?
The main region is European medieval fantasy, with a few other cultural elements. There's also a desert region that seems more like a medieval version of Dune's Arrakis than it does a Middle Eastern analogue (granted, Arrakis took a lot of inspiration from the Middle East).

Earlier time periods in the setting had high technology, but not much of that really made it into the main books so far as I know (mind you, I gave up during the fifth book).
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:51 PM
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Do they have enough budget to make a good WoT TV series?
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:01 PM
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It seems like it's just something hurredly thrown out there to retain legal rights, although the details are hazy. Harriet is likely sueing.

Mildly amusing that Billy Zane ended up in this tho. That's one agent fired.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:11 PM
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Do they have enough budget to make a good WoT TV series?
No amount of money in the world will make WoT good.
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