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MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby S2M » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:59 pm

Being a fan of Fantasy novels, this had my attention. Terry Brooks series about the Elfstones, Wishsong...etc. has always been a favorite of mine. So when I saw that it was getting the TV treatment, needless to say, I was thrilled. Then I saw it was going to be on MTV. 'MTV!!' I said...remember when they played nothing but videos?

Here's the trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crjkQHnDYu0

It's a loose adaptation, overseen by Brooks himself...not sure i like that.

As an aside, I'd much rather see an adaptation of Raymond Feist's RIFTWAR SAGA.
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Re: MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby The_Noble_Cause » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:07 pm

The TV treatment of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth book series, Legend of the Seeker, met an early cancellation. We'll see how this does.
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Re: MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby S2M » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:19 pm

The problem now is everything's going to be compared to Game of Thrones. The production on that show is Top Notch. Shannara looks closer to 'Once Upon A Time' than GoT.
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Re: MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby TageRyche » Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:21 pm

By the way, the completely skip The Sword of Shannara storyline and start with Elfstones.
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Re: MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby verslibre » Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:33 am

TageRyche wrote:By the way, the completely skip The Sword of Shannara storyline and start with Elfstones.


Yeah, I mentioned this in the DC thread because they feel, correctly, that TSoS is too much of a Tolkien pastiche i.e. rip. I'd say f-it and start with it, anyway, but they didn't ask me.
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Re: MTV's 'The Shannara Chronicles'

Postby S2M » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:38 am

T minus 6 days....
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