Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Den of Geek reports Roger Zelazny's Lord of Light optioned as a television series

Den of Geek reports that Lord of Light has been optioned as a television series.  I'm skeptical that it will go anywhere. I don't think Lord of Light will work as a TV series in 2017. If you include the mythical elements, it's going to look an awful lot like cultural appropriation from today's perspective, and I don't think it's unreasonable that a lot of people will be offended.

Immortal Beloved went the opposite route for their adaptation. They reskinned the story using Greek Mythology, but the plot wasn't a very good fit, as reincarnation isn't a component of  Greek mythology, so that aspect of the story played a bit awkwardly.  (I still love that there is a Doctor Who adaptation of a Roger Zelazny story, though.)

My guess is that it never gets made, or if it does get made, we don't see much beyond a pilot.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Upcoming story in Time Shadows 2, a Doctor Who charity anthology

I've been sitting on this news for a while, but since they've announced it, I guess I'm free to talk about it. I have a story in the upcoming Doctor Who anthology for charity, Time Shadows 2. Check it out if you like Doctor Who or charity!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Castlevania series is not progressing as quickly as I had hoped

Even the closed captioning agrees. 

Two episodes in.

Flying Medusa heads: 0
Protracted jokes about intercourse with a goat: 1