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#1822

#1823

I’m guardedly excited about that dark crystal prequel.


#1824

I’m much more interested in this than any other reboot currently in the works. Even the continuing ‘Star Wars’ films, and I’ve very interested in those.


#1825

I love most things Henson did but I never liked Dark Crystal. The puppetry is stunning but as a story it’s not good.


#1826

Following up on the ‘Lovecraft Country’ adaption by Jordan Peele, I’m about halfway through and, while I’m still enjoying it, it’s going to need a lot of adapting.

The characters are great and the historical detail is as scary as it should be but the spooky stuff isn’t really in the same league.

A story about racism in the 1950’s is well worth telling, but it’s the supernatural elements that will attract a broader audience.

Oh, and certain sections of fandom are freaking out about making Lovecraft PC, but that was inevitable.


#1827

What is Lovecraft Country about - in terms of “Lovecraft”, I mean?


#1828

Not much, it’s basically a backdrop and there are little hints and references. That’s part of what I’m saying about the adaption; it needs a bit more of that to deliver on the promise of the title.

It’s a series of connected short-ish stories following a group of black protagonists in 1950’s America, with the Jim Crow laws still in full effect, so their problems, even the supernatural ones, general originate there.


#1829

Oh, that’s cool. I was worried it was going to be a load of crapping on Lovecraft for being racist.


#1830

That’s there, but not much, it’s more acknowledged than dealt with directly. The stories do explore, a bit, how his racism was woven into his stories and how that reflected the society he was a part of, but not enough to really pay off for me.

It feels like a very good early draft. I’m really interested in what Peele does with the stories.


#1831

Aye, and it’s not even all a summary of his time, but also of his family. So incredibly sheltered that in general huddled, massed, urban life was anathema. I just dislike the tendency for people to disregard some of his better stories for the racism. Arthur Jermyn is a perfectly paced story, but it gets a lot of flak.

I’m excited that it’s Jordan Peele. Get Out was a lot more even handed than I’ve come to expect from Hollywood.


#1832

He was a messed up guy. Lovecraft, not Peele.

There’s no need to disregard his stories, but people should (I think) explore where they came from.


#1833

Definitely.
Providence’s exploration was really great, but even that didn’t go far enough into it.


#1834

Not much information but that’s what Lynch wants…


#1835

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/supernatural-meets-scooby-doo-jinkies-161528248.html


#1836

#1837

#1838

Yay, Mon-El gets his own spin-off :slight_smile:


#1839

Oh boy.

I have some bad news for you…


#1840

:anguished:


#1841

college-ish is a bad title though.