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 Posted:   Mar 22, 2020 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

There's one book-based video adaption...boring. Some books don't translate directly to any screen very well, mainly when there's so few characters (although there's no shortage of Robinson Crusoe adaptions). I guess it's the "semi-professional production" that paulhickling alluded to at the start of the thread:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425638/

As for modern adaptions, Spielberg gets some credit for including Ogilvy and red weed.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2020 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Paul, dude, you've got to fix that link to the album cover!
It's making the webpage all wonky
There must be better sources than Bing!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2020 - 8:51 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Those imdb reviews were brutal, and they appeared to have the same complaints---the problems with the miniseries are that obvious.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 7:41 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Yes guys that one with the IMDb link is indeed the semi professional one, and that's being generous. I know a fan production when I see one, and compared to what some have done on YT these days (the Star Trek and the Tolkien things for example) it's TERRIBLE! Don't get me wrong, full marks to these people for trying very hard. It will have taken a lot of dedication etc to make, but....yeah. I had it imported too like the guy in the review, and I never got through it all.

Whatever one might think about the BBC one, it is at least a professional production, and therefore worthy of consideration. For my money it's fine. Until the one we all want comes along. As I said, it is at least the first to have the more-or-less correction time period and setting. And tripods.

Sorry about the link Octoberman, but being a technophobe I don't know how to rectify the glitch, so if anyone wants to do it feel free. They did it with one I posted on one of the silly threads (the beer or snack one I think). Of course I'll refrain from making the same mistake again... hopefully..

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

This is another pic of the poster that Paul linked to (removed for redundancy.)

Paul, all you would need to do is delete the link from your original post, and then cut and paste this one in it's place.
It's those really long codes that make the webpage go goofy and cause it to over-extend the horizontal layout.
That's a great poster though. I always loved it.
Still a fantastic movie, all in all.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)



This is another pic of the poster that Paul linked to.

Paul, all you would need to do is delete the link from your original post, and then cut and paste this one in it's place.
It's those really long codes that make the webpage go goofy and cause it to over-extend the horizontal layout.
That's a great poster though. I always loved it.
Still a fantastic movie, all in all.


Cheers. I managed to do the first bit and delete it. The rest is largely irrelevant, since it's not crucial to my actual text and is now on here twice. So I can repeat my expression that I reckon the designer of the BBC version might also be a fan of that image as I think it's not unlike the Martian from the BBC production. Small potatoes to some maybe, but possible proof that some within it's crew was a fan of the good stuff.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Cheers. I managed to do the first bit and delete it. The rest is largely irrelevant, since it's not crucial to my actual text and is now on here twice. So I can repeat my expression that I reckon the designer of the BBC version might also be a fan of that image as I think it's not unlike the Martian from the BBC production. Small potatoes to some maybe, but possible proof that some within it's crew was a fan of the good stuff.


Thank you, Paul.
It was making my eyes wonky the way it was.
Accordingly, I'll remove the link code I posted.
There's no need for it to be repeated (except for the fact that it's an amazing poster! big grin)

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2020 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   paulhickling   (Member)

Cheers. I managed to do the first bit and delete it. The rest is largely irrelevant, since it's not crucial to my actual text and is now on here twice. So I can repeat my expression that I reckon the designer of the BBC version might also be a fan of that image as I think it's not unlike the Martian from the BBC production. Small potatoes to some maybe, but possible proof that some within it's crew was a fan of the good stuff.


Thank you, Paul.
It was making my eyes wonky the way it was.
Accordingly, I'll remove the link code I posted.
There's no need for it to be repeated (except for the fact that it's an amazing poster! big grin)


It sure is.

 
 
 Posted:   May 17, 2020 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   KeV-McG   (Member)

I watched the first two parts of this just after it was shown, but noticed today that I hadn't watched the 3rd and final episode, when checking my TiVo library.
It was a bit drab and bland and woke overall.
The main male protagonist was generally weak and useless, at one point blaming his and his ancestors part in the British Empire for the Martians attack and devastation. Like some kind of twisted revenge or karma on the Brits.
Ogilivy became the hero scientist debunking the God bothering faithful types and providing a cure for the ailing humans in the aftermath.
And the main girl generally did everything right and carried forward the hope of humanity at the end.
I really liked the two pieces of music near the end, when the girl made the dash from the courtyard to freedom, while useless man was making his final sacrifice, and the bit were hero woman was telling her boy about things from the past.
I didn't hate it overall, but it was par for the course these days. Awful to look at and familiar in its current views.

 
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