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Old 02-15-2015, 07:35 PM
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Teeheehee, some fans are quite rabid.

As for the rest of her logic/thought process. I can sum it up in one word.

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So, keeping in mind that actors age, how would we go about structuring a Wheel of Time series? A season for each book would result in fourteen years of television, and a young actor who took on his or her role at the age of eighteen would be thirty-two by the time the series was finished.
Simple solution: use real seasons. There are four of them in each year, so if you need 14 seasons, then three and a half years would be sufficient. Start out with 16 year old actors, and they won't be 20 yet by the time the series ends.

Things are a lot simpler when one is realistic about them.
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Also, why are we limited to these old ideas of shows needing a traditional season run. If it is done by one of the big online services (Netflix, Amazon) they could do a LOTR and have production run for five or six years straight and work on the post as they go and release when they finish. Since the story is done they could conceivably get all the live action shot in a few years and then release a season every six months for seven years.

It would be a HUGE gamble, but it is possible.
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Very weak article, or take on this. All of those problems can be overcome, and who cares how rabid the fans are, you know you will never satisfy them, so why try? Just do a good show based on the books.

I still think a well done cartoon would be the cheapest and best route for this series.

As for a live action show, I like the idea of doing it following the seasons, or the idea of gambling and filming it all at once and releasing it slowly. That would help with character ages, costs, and will ensure we get at least enough to wet our whistles!

The scope is way too huge for live action, so it would need to be pared down. Maybe skip ahead a lot at points, and tell some of the interim with backflashes. And if the show does well, entire episodes or seasons can be a back flash, ie Rand remembering how he got the Aiel... etc
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They could always just make the series through The Dragon Reborn initially, then show a sick montage as an epilogue
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Never underestimate the power of a good montage.
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Set to "You Got the Touch!"

Seriously, listen to it! it fits!
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Set to "You Got the Touch!"

Seriously, listen to it! it fits!
Is that the transformers song?

And all montages should be set to "best around" from karate kid.
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Sorry for double post but that first picture looks more like james franco in that oz film.
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Is that the transformers song?

And all montages should be set to "best around" from karate kid.
Ahem...this is a serious disservice to the epic montage that took place in Rocky 4:

https://vimeo.com/17776310

Possibly the greatest movie montage in history...particularly the part where he climbs that 40,000 ft peak in Siberia.
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Nah, Hugh's right. The following line after "You've got the touch!" is "You've got the Power!"
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Nah, Hugh's right. The following line after "You've got the touch!" is "You've got the Power!"
I'm not sure "it's in the mighty hands of steel" really describes any of the characters from WOT though.
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meh, they can just edit that part out. Or they can do an updated version of the song and make it "hands like steel" or something.
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Well the song actually predates transformers, but yes that is where i recall it.

Listen to the whole thing, it really does fit.

but back to the topic on hand.

Red eagle is pretty smart, this suit is all part of negotiations.

Nothing like a good offense to be prepared for the suit from Harriet
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How about Hell's Bells by AC/DC for Ishamael?
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Nah, Rocky IV was and will forever be the greatest training montage in movie history. Karate Kid is epic in its own right but Rocky IV is just so ridiculously over the top even 30 years later that it literally makes the entire movie for me.
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I would love a tv show of wheel of time. I cant imagine too many people being upset if some sub plots are removed. Even sub characters. Would the books/show suffer if the following werent there:

Gawyn,
Sevanna,
any wise woman not called amys.
any aes sedai not called moraine or verin,
The entire sea folk,
And lots of other extra characters. And even complete sub plots could be removed- I know it wont be popular but the splitting of the tower, ebou dar, bandar eban etc can all be cut if need be...

im not a fan of G Martins books but is there much of an out cry over them moving from the story for the tv show?
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I think Crawlin' King Snake by Etta James is a great song for a bad guy montage.
It would probably fit Moridin or Rahvin pretty good.
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