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His Dark Materials

Postby bankska22 » Oct Fri 04, 2019 11:02 pm

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It has been a long time since I heard any news about the BBC’s TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series. Then, I found out that the show is finally about to get off the ground. Bad Wolf Productions recently tweeted the update:

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They’ve been busy with the show A Discovery of Witches, but with that show wrapped up, they can begin work on a series I’ve been excited for since about 2015. Jack Thorne appears to be the writer teaming up with Bad Wolf and I hope he’s able to do a better job than he did with The Golden Compass. While the movie wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t great. This series deserves greatness! There are a lot of layers to the story, and it is beautiful. If you haven’t read the three book series (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), here’s a synopsis of the first book:

   “Lyra Belacqua lives in a parallel world in which human souls take the form of lifelong animal companions called daemons. Dark forces are at work in the girl’s world, and many children have been kidnapped by beings known as Gobblers. Lyra vows to save her best friend, Roger, after he disappears too. She sets out with her daemon, a tribe of seafarers, a witch, an ice bear and a Texas airman on an epic quest to rescue Roger and save her world.”
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Re: Dark Materials

Postby bankska22 » Oct Fri 04, 2019 11:04 pm

Really looking forward to this one. Waiting years for some Golden Compass action. I'm in on this one.
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Re: Dark Materials

Postby VincentLupo » Oct Fri 04, 2019 11:20 pm

Me too.
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Re: Dark Materials

Postby chouette » Oct Sat 05, 2019 1:07 am

I haven't read the books (but to be fair, I don't read books), and I don't know anything about it. Not sure it would be something that would interest me. What makes you big fans of this?
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Re: Dark Materials

Postby bankska22 » Oct Sat 05, 2019 2:40 am

The first film was a hit in Europe and failed at the box office in the States because everyone here prefers dramas about police, lawyers or doctors. lol  I enjoyed the film but was unhappy with the cliffhanger. The movie was titled ''The Golden Compass''
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Re: Dark Materials

Postby bankska22 » Oct Sat 05, 2019 2:43 am

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Re: His Dark Materials

Postby chouette » Oct Sat 05, 2019 2:24 pm

Trailer doesn't help as it looks weird and I normally don't do weird, lol - But hey, you guys enjoy it. ;)  :D
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Re: His Dark Materials

Postby Jazzy » Oct Sun 06, 2019 11:35 am

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Re: His Dark Materials

Postby ctaulbee » Oct Mon 07, 2019 12:32 pm

I liked the movie and had hoped for more films, not a big fan of TV series usually but this has quite a cast line up, I may just have to give it a try.

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