5 posts • joined Thursday 12th May 2011 03:03 GMT
I'm more convinced than ever that all Smart Phone designers, engineers and developers would help make up the population of the 'Golgafrincham B Ark',
("If you're so clever you tell us what colour it should be!").
Fix the battery life guys, please.
It does seem a bit of an affliction for scientists once they reach a certain age or level of influence to start making "that's it, we've done it all, it's all down here from now on" type pronouncements, despite every generation having faced the same kind of pronouncements themselves, previously.
My money (none) is on Graphene keeping us ticking for another few years yet...
The first two episodes of this series are the first time since the show 'came back' that I've been even mildly interested in what happens next, It's something I grew up with and loved, but it's a kids show for the most part. (to me)
Having said that, Moffat does appear to be a bit publicity obsessed (or is having to be in order to keep the brass happy), and although I can see why the spoilers could have cheesed him off, I suspect he's more likely just taking an opportunity to stir up a bit more interest for the show.
Here we are talking about it, after all. He's not daft, press conferences with invited fans... that run fan sites etc. Come on.
Something, anything Culture, just do it.
Not sure if Use of Weapons could be done justice as a movie, huge fan though I am of most of Banks' Scifi.
I'd echo the comments further up regarding almost any of the culture books being better suited to work as a series and based on past and current form I'd say HBO seem to have the teeth and clout to carry it off, or at least make a fair stab at it.
Algebraist, Against a Dark Background etc. (the better one-offs), would make excellent movies though, I think.
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