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  • MetalDog 21 Jan 2013 16:52:54 23,706 posts
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    Most ideas only have so much story you can drag out of them before you either start repeating yourself or you nuke the fridge.

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  • Deleted user 21 January 2013 16:53:28
    Having it run for ages is pointless, though. There's only so much they can do with "small rural town cut off and left to fend for itself", unless they decide to devote lots of episodes to flashbacks to pad things out. Especially given that CBS do full 24 episode seasons.
  • nickthegun 21 Jan 2013 17:05:39 55,870 posts
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    I agree. I think the most likely thing is that the dome will become a lost style mystery and they will spend half their time pissing about, trying to solve it, rather than it being a mcguffin catalyst for a meditation on how humans are twats when you lock them up together.

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  • Deleted user 21 January 2013 17:07:53
    There's no way in hell we're going to get the whole necrophilia thing in there. At least not directly - maybe vaguely hinted at.
  • President_Weasel 21 Jan 2013 17:12:13 8,604 posts
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    Bollocks, it's got the Lost screenwriter involved. No thank you.
  • Ocrovastru 21 Jan 2013 19:12:58 602 posts
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    As much as I enjoyed Under The Dome I recently got the audiobooks of a James Follet trilogy called 'Silent Vulcan' or some such, its almost identical in plot. Yet set in England.

    I am wondering if Mr King actually read that.

    Also, i found one of the very best Stephen King books to be 'On writing'.

    Edited by Ocrovastru at 19:13:30 21-01-2013
  • Deleted user 21 January 2013 19:17:20
    Under The Dome was a rewrite of something he attempted in the 70s, so probably not.
  • Scimarad 21 Jan 2013 19:29:08 8,501 posts
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    @Ocrovastru

    I knew I recognized that name; He did the Starglider novella:)
  • onestepfromlost 21 Jan 2013 20:24:13 1,966 posts
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    I read theis book not too long ago, and as someone said im struggling to remember much about it. Couldn't name any standout characters, cant even really rememeber why it happened now. was it aliens? government research? supernatural? i cant for the life of me remember The fact i dont recall any of this suggests not a great book.
    But yeah stephen king, Im surprised it wasn't just ended with " the dome was created by a radioactive banana"
  • Blakester 21 Jan 2013 21:02:54 3,354 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Blakester wrote:
    I remember reading Under The Dome and thinking it was perfect mini-series material, so very happy to hear this.

    Some great characters in there and one or two exciting set-pieces. I think the only duff part is the obligatory supernatural element which could well see it veer into Lost territory.
    Wasn't it more an extra-terrestrial element? Can't remember the finer details.
    Yes of course you are right.

    It's the sort of revelation that will have viewers eyes rolling in their sockets. Best avoided if you ask me.

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  • Dirtbox 21 Jan 2013 21:12:40 76,341 posts
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    Sounds like a good place to find some ecosse.

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  • Scimarad 21 Jan 2013 22:06:04 8,501 posts
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    I just don't get why the audience would accept a giant impenetrable dome that appears practically instantly but would have a problem with something like aliens. Given the size of the universe blah blah etc etc

    Edited by Scimarad at 22:06:28 21-01-2013
  • sport 22 Jan 2013 10:48:44 12,046 posts
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    Ocrovastru wrote:
    As much as I enjoyed Under The Dome I recently got the audiobooks of a James Follet trilogy called 'Silent Vulcan' or some such, its almost identical in plot. Yet set in England.

    I am wondering if Mr King actually read that.

    Also, i found one of the very best Stephen King books to be 'On writing'.
    Can you tell me where you got the audio books from? Sounds interesting
  • jellyhead 22 Jan 2013 10:57:20 24,350 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    @Ocrovastru

    I knew I recognized that name; He did the Starglider novella:)
    James Follett - Videogames

    Yes. Yes he did and Silent Vulcan is 1.99 on kindle books.

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  • sport 22 Jan 2013 11:00:34 12,046 posts
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    jellyhead wrote:
    Scimarad wrote:
    @Ocrovastru

    I knew I recognized that name; He did the Starglider novella:)
    James Follett - Videogames

    Yes. Yes he did and Silent Vulcan is 1.99 on kindle books.
    They talk about the Silent Vulcan trilogy - are there 3 different books?
  • Blerk Moderator 22 Jan 2013 11:02:58 48,224 posts
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    Scimarad wrote:
    I just don't get why the audience would accept a giant impenetrable dome that appears practically instantly but would have a problem with something like aliens. Given the size of the universe blah blah etc etc
    It wasn't that that I didn't like, to be honest. It was just that the end felt sort of rushed and throw-away and lacking impact after the rest of the book. The 'aliens' reveal was just about the only thing it COULD have been, I just don't think it was very well written and felt like it was tacked on at last minute just to get to a conclusion.
  • jellyhead 22 Jan 2013 11:03:51 24,350 posts
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    It seems so. There's Temple of the Winds[/B] and [B]Wicca[/B] first.
    Good spot!

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  • neilka 26 Jan 2013 12:14:12 14,942 posts
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    Angie/Linda/Junior cast

    (I hadn't pictured Linda as being 28!)
  • Deleted user 26 January 2013 15:49:34
    neilka wrote:
    Angie/Linda/Junior cast

    (I hadn't pictured Linda as being 28!)
    Surely Angie isn't going to be in it for very long.
  • stryker1121 26 Jan 2013 16:12:11 600 posts
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    sport wrote:
    Blakester wrote:
    I remember reading Under The Dome and thinking it was perfect mini-series material, so very happy to hear this.

    Some great characters in there and one or two exciting set-pieces. I think the only duff part is the obligatory supernatural element which could well see it veer into Lost territory.
    Wasn't it more an extra-terrestrial element? Can't remember the finer details.
    Yes it did turn out to be aliens although it's not some big twist or anything. Want to say the ghost was given up fairly early on. I thought UDT was crap unforunately..if you want good recent King check out 11/22/63 or his quarter of novellas, Full Dark No Stars. Or you can wait until Sept when the sequel to the Shining comes out, aka Dr. Sleep!

    King's best ending was Pet Sematary. It's also his best novel IMO. If you haven't read it, do so!

    Edited by stryker1121 at 16:13:39 26-01-2013
  • neilka 29 Jan 2013 23:15:58 14,942 posts
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    Jolene Purdy is cast as [s]The Dome[/s] Dodee

  • Scimarad 30 Jan 2013 08:53:01 8,501 posts
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    @Blerk

    Yeah, I agree with that.
  • neilka 8 Feb 2013 20:06:42 14,942 posts
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    Super Bowl teaser

  • neilka 9 Mar 2013 16:23:42 14,942 posts
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    Dean "Hank Schrader" Norris as Big Jim!
  • spamdangled 9 Mar 2013 16:40:45 27,197 posts
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    Blerk wrote:
    Book was cool for the most part, but the ending was rubbish. So I hope they change that. :)
    That's par for the course with King as he doesn't plan out his books, he takes the "start writing and see where it takes you" approach. I can count the books of his with a good ending on one hand, and I say that as long-term fan that's read everything he's written.

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  • Deleted user 9 March 2013 16:43:23
    neilka wrote:
    Dean "Hank Schrader" Norris as Big Jim!
    Hmm. Not too sure on this. Is he actually big enough to play Big Jim? I pictured him as more a John Goodman type.
  • neilka 9 Apr 2013 22:19:41 14,942 posts
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    PAAAAAAARP

    PAAAAAAARP



    PAAAARRRPP
  • M83J01P97 9 Apr 2013 23:04:53 6,386 posts
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    Their not sticking with the sci-fi channel esq cgi I hope...
  • Deleted user 9 April 2013 23:09:06
    No, they're going to build a full size done.
  • munki83 10 Apr 2013 08:04:56 1,332 posts
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    meme wrote:
    neilka wrote:
    Dean "Hank Schrader" Norris as Big Jim!
    Hmm. Not too sure on this. Is he actually big enough to play Big Jim? I pictured him as more a John Goodman type.
    I always imagined him as the KFC colonel Sanders
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