4 replies on “Television’s Diamond Age”

  1. Fez says:

    Should be interesting

    I can’t wait to see how two things are handled:

    1) Nell’s age. It varies from what, 5 to 17ish? I guess that means at least 3 different actresses, perhaps one for each "part"? and/or a lot of makeup…

    2) The Drummers. (Especially the ending!)

    • Improbus says:

      Re: Should be interesting
      Since this will be on SCI-FI you can bet that there will be no nudity. That means that they will totally make a hash of the Drummers. If you read the book you know what I mean.

      • Fez says:

        Re: Should be interesting

        Since this will be on SCI-FI you can bet that there will be no nudity. That means that they will totally make a hash of the Drummers. If you read the book you know what I mean.

        The closest one could hope for would be fully animated body suits. I fear that it will end up being a mash of bad CGI, or they’ll change the nature of The Drummers entirely. :/

        Now if it were on HBO or Showtime, it’d be much more interesting.

        • zonk3r says:

          Re: Should be interesting
          Bad CGI? On SciFi?! What, wha whatya saying? heheh

          Yeah this can go either way. I’m looking forward to it anyway. I really enjoyed the book, though I do feel that it has some flaws.

          One thing that I think NS really needs is an editor that would trim the fat of his books. There are often lots of pages of stuff that a film editor would have dumped on the floor because it doesn’t really push the story along. Fortunately his writing is good enough to make up for it so I can overlook that.

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