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Any fans of The Legend of the Seeker?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Orvago, May 6, 2010.

  1. Orvago

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    Calling all fans of The Legend of the Seeker,

    There is a massive fan-driven campaign going on right now to try and convince ABC-Disney Domestic to not cancel the show. There has yet to be an official announcement (as of this posting) saying that it is canceled, however the show has been reported to not have yet been renewed for its 3rd Season.

    There are many things you can do. I highlighted some things on my web site, http://www.zebular.com. I'd start with the Petition.com petition, then head on over to http://www.saveourseeker.com and http://www.legendoftheseeker.org - in the latter link, go to the Forums and look for the "Save Our Seeker" forum section, namely "The Renewal Warwagon" thread that has names and addresses to write letters to as well as links and more information.

    If you have Facebook, I would suggest to post your enjoyment of the show here and as well as here. If you have Twitter, tweet the trends #SaveOurSeeker and #LegendOfTheSeeker with your support. There are two Facebook pages to note as well, the Official Facebook Page for the show as well as a Fan Facebook Page for the efforts to save the show.

    As well, to keep showing fan appreciation, you can vote for Bridget Regan as actress of the month here and vote for Legend of the Seeker for show of the month here.

    Fans raised nearly $8,000.00 in 2 days to be able to afford a fan-driven advertisement (another link) in Variety Magazine, set to start being displayed in tomorrow's (Friday) issue.

    The outcry is enormous from fans all over the world. Please join in and show your support!

    Just a few more links to help get you started:
    www.saveourseeker.org
    www.legendoftheseeker.org
    Save The Seeker at Wordpress
    War Wizards' Efforts!
    Legend of the Seeker's Official Facebook Page
    Fan Created Facebook Page to help Save the show!
     
  2. Aran

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    Legend of the Seeker is a smack in the face of any and all fans of literature, regardless of whether they enjoy the Sword of Truth series. It is quite literally raping literature and good taste.

    I would go so far as to call it a crime against humanity.
     
  3. Kiminality

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    Just for the sake of curiosity (and maybe a hint of wanting to laugh at you), explain.
     
  4. Orvago

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    Not to offend anyone here but this is my biggest annoyance when people disgrace a show because it is not a "word-for-word" screen play to the novels it is "based upon." The key word is "based upon." People just do not realize how futile it would be for any television show to follow a novels' lore precisely. It took 3 very long movies just for The Lord of the Rings to get reasonable close to the novels and even then there are discrepancies.

    Novels are separate entities itself and it is only the fault of the one judging to think otherwise. It also urks me when people say "that show is a disgrace to" or "that show ruins the books" and such. To that, I say "one the contrary!" I say this because if anything, shows, like Legend of the Seeker for example, will draw an audience (like me) who has never read the books and then hear from fans how the books are so much better. People like me are then way more apt to read those novels than were if we never watched the show. So if anything, they help the novels sell.

    Personally, the only movies, that have ever done their novels almost complete justice are the ones by Stephen King anyway, and that is because he only allows those movies as long as he directs them or play a major role in their production. The Lord of the Rings was as well very good from what I hear from friends who have read all the Tolkien books, but as I said there were a lot of discrepancies, more so than I have ever heard from a Stephen King production.

    I feel people should never treat any movie or show as a visual book of their novel. They should, as I do, always tread them as an entirely new story and enjoy the adventure within.
     
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    Terry Goodkind Offering Full Support
    "Good afternoon everyone,

    On behalf of Terry Goodkind, we are here to offer our fullest support to the "Save Our Seeker" campaign. We have reached out to the campaign organizers and have started discussing ways in which Terry Goodkind, as the author and creator of the books upon which the LEGEND OF THE SEEKER television series is based, can help secure the future of this beloved show.

    We were very impressed to learn of the DAILY VARIETY and VARIETY.COM advertisements. Well done!

    Please provide any reasonable ideas you may have for how Terry Goodkind can assist with your community efforts. We are launching a new website this weekend (TerryGoodkind.com) and have already discussed reciprocal links across the existing social networking sites (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace), etc.

    Do you have any other ideas for us as to how we can help you?

    Moderators: If you need confirmation as to the validity of this post, please contact us at the e-mail address provided with our registration and we will submit proof.

    Thank you all in advance. We are pleased to fully embrace fans of both the BOOK SERIES and the TELEVISION SERIES. Terry spoke at ComicCon twice, noting that while the television show has taken a great many liberties with the adored characters and story lines, the show remains a vital entry point for new readers to come to the books and further explore the characters you all now love."


    He had this posted this here as well as posted it on his facebook page here. He also wrote something here that is worth checking out!

    Thank you Terry Goodkind!
     
  6. Mordan

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    Regarding the sentiment that one shouldn't be critical of TV/movie adaptations of books because its impossible to get it perfect....

    In the case of this show, I disagree 100%. This show is based on the books in name only. If the same treatment were to be given to LOTR (for example), hobbits would be natural horse riders, Gimli and Gollum would be the same character, and the ring would actually be a wizard's gift from the future. Sure, the David Lynch adaption of Dune was far from accurate, but at least they included a desert planet, some big worms, and vaguely followed the plot.

    If you were a big fan of Xena or Hercules, I can see the appeal this show might have...and hey...it may even inspire you to read the series (its ok up till the 4th or 5th books, then it gets preachy). But if you have read any of the books, I would never recommend the show...it just clashes way too strongly with the story as it was originally written. It is, hands down, the worst adaptation of a book that I have ever seen.
     
  7. Beer_Cayse

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    Actually I agree with this. I like the show a lot as a good action yarn, but am not happy with how it portrays the literary characters and persona.

    I'll support the campaigns because I do like the show, but not for any serious content. The original Dune was closer to Herbert IMO (Kyle McLachlan as Paul?) than LotS is to the Sword books.
     
  8. I'm just glad they canceled it. I like it when people are sad.
     
  9. Beer_Cayse

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    You obviously have not ogled Bridget Regan! <chuckle>

    My wife feels same as I do and pointed out that to make the storylines fit the hour show much is glossed over that later becomes a critical part.
     
  10. Kellogg

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    I've only seen a bit of the show and never read the books.

    But when I watch a film adaptation of a novel, I prefer it to stay true to the books. I don't like to see authors' works bastardized by studio executives who know nothing of storytelling.

    The author wrote what they wrote for a reason. And them selling out and "approving" changes for the paycheck doesn't justify it for me.
     
  11. baraka66

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    Orvago, is that some kind of fruit?
     
  12. eladamry

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    Don't be rude, it is diversity month after all.

    As for the show, good riddance. I only watched the second to last episode on hulu because the preview pic had 2 chicks kissing. Unsurprisingly lesbian BDSM was the only thing carrying it, because the acting certainly wasn't.
     
  13. Aran

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    Mmm lesbian BDSM...