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Cory Doctorow at 11:34 pm Fri, Mar 8, 2013
This is so great! And with perfect timing: I just finished reading the book yesterday. Looking (hearing?) forward to this.
One of my very favorite books.
They also produced a TV miniseries back in the ’90s that was perfectly fun.
The TV series was first; the novel was Neil’s revised version.
Oh yeah, that’s right. Waiting for the sequel, frankly.
Personally, I hope the radio series is a wee bit better than the TV series, which had it’s moments, but was ultimately underwhelming IMO.
By contrast, I find the BBC’s radio dramas are nearly always excellent.
Alas, I can’t seem to determine how to play the clips. Maybe they don’t work from outside the UK, maybe my Firefox setup is odd… gods know. (American Gods know?)
Still on tenterhooks waiting for the animation of _The_Price_ to be finished. I sent that one some Kickstarter bucks… it’s taken longer than expected, but the progress reports indicate it will definitely have been worth the wait.
(Side comment: What idiot thought touch panels on a laptop were a good thing? Especially when positioned centrally where you can’t help but hit them occasionally with your palms?)
I’ve always found it incredibly hard to type at all on a laptop unless it’s actually in my lap. But yes. Trackpads. Boil my piss, they do.
Unless I’m missing something, this is premature. The BBC site says NEVERWHERE will be in the form of six episodes, and the first will have its broadcast premiere a week from today, on Saturday March 16. Nothing available until then but brief bits of hype for it.
On the plus side, one very tiny thumbnail pic suggests that one of the actors in the production MAY be Benedict Cumberbatch, aka Sherlock. Hope so.
Benedict Cumberbatch is the Angel Islington, while, more importantly (because he’s more important than us all) Christopher Lee is the Earl of Earl’s Court.
Cumberbatch, yes. Plus James McAvoy. And Christopher Lee, and Sophie Okonedo (Dirty Pretty Things, Hotel Rwanda – for which she got an Oscar nom.)