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Legend of the Seeker
« on: October 27, 2008, 01:40:41 am »
I'm surprised I haven't seen anything about this here yet. I just found out today when I saw a preview on TV. It's a series based on the Terry Goodkind books.

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 02:05:14 am »
I think we're all still trying to forget we ever read those books.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 02:11:08 am »
(I'm still going to watch it)
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2008, 02:41:00 am »

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008, 03:16:16 am »
Richard...*swoon*

I'll watch it. I actually enjoyed the first 3 books. Who knows, perhaps it'll turn out better than the book. That's what's happened with True Blood.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 10:10:03 am »
I'm betting the series will be easier to watch than the books were to read.
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 11:38:48 am »
I'm betting the series will be easier to watch than the books were to read.

That shouldn't be too hard to pull off.

Those first 10 minutes weren't bad actually. Generic fantasy, but then that's what the SoT series was as well. And the special effects and props and all that looked to have a pretty decent budget, so it wasn't all faux plastic.

Now here's to hoping the series quits before they get to the Temple of Winds... :)
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 11:57:56 am »
Now here's to hoping the series quits before they get to the Temple of Winds... :)
What's the deal? Are they going to do the first book, and see how it goes from there?
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 08:44:08 pm »
All I have to say is....

Xena, warrior princess.

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 09:46:17 pm »
Is this the one that has the hot chick that the hero can't bang in the first book?
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 11:15:07 pm »
Who cares, Lucy Lawless was hot in BSG.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 01:09:03 am »
Bah. Fucking shite. As bad as I thought the book was, this was worse.

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2008, 01:20:46 pm »
I didn't think it was too bad. Definitely didn't like the changes they made to the book though. I'll watch it to see how it continues to go. I don't have high expectations for it, but it could be a lot worse.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2008, 02:36:38 pm »
Yeah, the changes they made to the story were kind of pointless. And Richard jumping into the fight with explosions happening in the background was just too ridiculous for words...

Anyway, I don't have high hopes for how this is going to develop, especially if they keep making changes to the plot...
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2008, 04:50:02 pm »
I especially hated the slow-motion flying sword entrance Richard made into every fight. That's going to get real old, real quick.

I decided to reread the books, but not because the show is out. I've been considering going back to read SoT and WoT for some time now.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 08:00:00 am »
I hear it's really really bad...

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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2008, 09:17:03 am »
I don't see how they can continue the story with a lot of the changes they made...  I mean, Zed is no longer his grandfather and he didn't even read that book much less memorize it...

Flips side, lots of eye candy for whatever type you might be into...

Oh, and yeah...  How are they going to main stream all the severe descriptions of torture and rape Goodkind loves to dwell on....  There were points whenI just stopped reading because i wasn't too keen on reading paragraphs dedicated to the killing of children and the raping of dead bodies....

Anyway, yeah...  If they clean it up, it might end up better.

Dax, who thinks there needed to be more wood chopping, bridge building sequences....
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2008, 05:12:26 pm »
Urgh, who choreographed those fight scenes...?  :-\
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2008, 10:17:36 pm »
They've changed way too much of the story line. It really shouldn't be related to the SoT series at all. I'm highly disappointed :(

Nothing in the previous episode actually took place in the book, except for the mention of the shadrin. No Mud People :( No Zedd & Adie hooking up on the wizards rock. Richard knows about Kahlan.

Its all crap. It really should be credited with "very loosely based on the Sword of Truth books."

I'll bitch about the acting, fighting, and script writing later.

Two thumbs down...
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008, 04:15:50 am »
Sounds like I am not missing anything by not watching it. 
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008, 01:01:02 pm »
You're not. The books are better.


I never thought I'd say that.
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2008, 01:03:18 pm »
You're not. The books are better.


I never thought I'd say that.

It's true though. I'm rereading the books at the moment and actually quite enjoying it now that I'm not expecting anything good... :P
The show however fails even then...
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Re: Legend of the Seeker
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2008, 02:31:12 pm »
lulz :D
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