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Old 11-29-2012, 08:03 PM  
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'Under the Dome" coming to CBS summer '13

Hopefully the series won't fizzle out toward the end the way that the novel did...

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Stephen King is coming back to broadcast TV. CBS is giving the author’s Under the Dome a 13-episode series order.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

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The series version was originally developed at Showtime. But in an unusual move, the ambitious project jumped from a cable network’s slate to the major broadcaster (more on that below). It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. But with AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution, apocalyptic serialized dramas have been delivering large numbers lately.

Fans of the novel shouldn’t expect an exact retelling of the same story. Last we heard, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s (Lost) script for Dome was wisely using the novel’s setup as a launch pad for its own TV-format-friendly version of the story and might even lay the groundwork for a different outcome than the novel’s ending. Also, the CBS version is definitely a series, not a mini-series, with a finale episode that will leave the story open for more seasons.
Bit more info at the link.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:04 PM   #76
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It's on CBS...of course it's safe and boring.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #77
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ahh....there it is....the turdfest that was the book is truly rearing it's ugly head in this most recent crapisode.

cause hey......yeah we are gonna die down here if we don't find a way out...but let's shoot the shit while my last match burns out. oh...by the way....how much stuff you think there is around us, including clothing we are wearing, that is readily available for burning? ah the hell with it...let's talk!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:17 AM   #78
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I really liked the Shining...the BOOK. the Nicholson version of the movie...it's good, don't get me wrong, and I do like it....but they left out the hedge animals and the twins were not a big part of the book and the ending wasn't the same....and we're over to the Steven Weber version of the Shining...the made for TV mini-series and it is OUTSTANDING! great great stuff. they showed that on prime time TV and when the green rotted lady got out of the bathtub I was thinking....holy SHIT! kids could be watching this!
good stuff.
King was actually the executive producer of the tv mini-series and I absolutely agree it was OUTSTANDING,finally told the way the author wrote it.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #79
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King was actually the executive producer of the tv mini-series and I absolutely agree it was OUTSTANDING,finally told the way the author wrote it.
I've never taken the time to research....but I heard a long time ago the King supposedly started a law suit against.....whoever....about the Nicholson version of the movie.

I was very disappointed in many things about it...the hedge animals are just badass, yet left out in place of a stupid hedge maze.....but the ENDING was just so ****ed up in the movie I about blew a gasket. they simply took a ton of incredibly heart felt emotion...and threw it in the trash.

the book & Steven Weber ending just makes you want to cry man! it's so ****ing AWESOME.

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #80
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I've never taken the time to research....but I heard a long time ago the King supposedly started a law suit against.....whoever....about the Nicholson version of the movie.

I was very disappointed in many things about it...the hedge animals are just badass, yet left out in place of a stupid hedge maze.....but the ENDING was just so ****ed up in the movie I about blew a gasket. they simply took a ton of incredibly heart felt emotion...and threw it in the trash.

the book & Steven Weber ending just makes you want to cry man! it's so ****ing AWESOME.

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Don't know about a lawsuit but I have heard him say he was very disappointed in Stanley Kubrick's vision of his book.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:18 PM   #81
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CBS just announced there will be a season 2

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-season-579886
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:29 PM   #82
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CBS just announced there will be a season 2

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-season-579886
thats kind of surprising.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #83
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thats kind of surprising.
It's gotten huge ratings.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #84
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It's gotten huge ratings.
that's kind of surprising
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:37 PM   #85
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It's gotten huge ratings.
It isn't that good though.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:39 PM   #86
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Well, "popular" and "good" have always been mutually-exclusive concepts...

I actually like it, aside from any scene that Junior's in. Much to my surprise.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:41 PM   #87
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Well, "popular" and "good" have always been mutually-exclusive concepts...

I actually like it, aside from any scene that Junior's in. Much to my surprise.
I wish they would just kill Junior. His acting is pure shit.
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Old 07-29-2013, 04:42 PM   #88
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Yeah, he's horribad. I started fast forwarding through most of his scenes.
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yeah....it has sort of a guilty pleasure aspect to it. The acting direction is soap-opera-ish, where they deliver a line, and then deliver the facial expression. All of it is a bit wooden - but Keg is right in that Junior is especially awful.

Still, I find myself watching it.
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