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One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Darren » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:53 am

Colour of Magic

Coming for this Easter. Hopefully will be as good as Hogfather.

http://www.skyone.co.uk/magic/
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Daryl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:48 pm

I'm looking forward to that one!!!!!
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby niki » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:05 pm

Already planned it into the viewing planner.

It is on 23rd and 24th on SkyOne [laugh]
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Robert Bradley » Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:56 pm

It's a pity they did Hogfather first though - would've been nice to start at the first book.
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Daryl » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:25 pm

I hope that its better than the book as I wasn't that impressed with it.
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Darren » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:33 am

Daryl wrote:I hope that its better than the book as I wasn't that impressed with it.


Hopefully it will be. Trouble with the first book of a series (38 published) is that it has to establish the enviroment before even getting to characters.

My understanding is that this is the start of them being made in chronological order
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby niki » Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:52 am

Excellent !!!! [biggrin]

Best get reading then. Being a bit of a latecomer to Terry Pratchett I have some catching up to do so the films don't overtake me. [blush]
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Gunther » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:05 pm

Can anyone tell me what it`s all about, please? [rolleyes]
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Daryl » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:28 pm

Gunther wrote:Can anyone tell me what it`s all about, please? [rolleyes]


I can't believe you don't know! [blink]

Discworld is a comedic fantasy book series by the British author Terry Pratchett, set on the Discworld, a flat world balanced on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle[1], Great A'Tuin. The books frequently parody, or at least borrow ideas from, J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft and William Shakespeare, as well as mythology, folklore and fairy tales, often using them for satirical parallels with current cultural, technological and scientific issues.

Since the first novel, The Colour of Magic (1983), the series has expanded, spawning several related books and maps, four short stories, cartoon and theatre adaptations, and even music inspired by the series. The first live-action screen adaptation for television (Terry Pratchett's Hogfather) was broadcast over Christmas 2006. A feature film, The Wee Free Men is currently in development and will be directed by Sam Raimi[2]

Newly released Discworld books regularly top The Sunday Times best-sellers list, making Pratchett the UK's best-selling author in the 1990s, although he has since been overtaken by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Discworld novels have also won awards such as the Prometheus Award and the Carnegie Medal. In the BBC's Big Read, five Discworld books were in the top 100, and a total of fifteen in the top 200.


Source - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discworld
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Re: One for Terry Pratchett fans

Postby Darren » Tue Mar 04, 2008 10:30 pm

A series of books about the Discworld where magic is real. The Discworld rests on 4 giant elephants which stand on the back of the giant turtle Great A'Tuin.

The world is occupied by wizards (or wizzards) witches, trolls, dwarfs, gnomes, elves, the undead, an Orangutan, humans and Corporol Nobby Nobbs.

For the uninitiated, here is a good place to start http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Discworld. A word of warning though, getting involved in this world can seriously damage your sanity [biggrin]
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