That’s not right.
If anything, AM is supposed to be Dickenzian.
Oh well, at least there are 327 other Discworld novels left to adapt for screen.
It went from medieval to early-victorian over the series, but yes, the early age of steam and no further!
With a bit of Georgian London, Tudor/Jacobean/Commonwealth London, Renaissance Florence, and Lankhmar thrown in.
This seems to be a trend. “Adaptations” of books that bear very little resemblance to the source material, because the TV series’ writers and directors want to put their stamp on the source material. And they’re never as good at writing as the original author was, unsurprisingly enough.
Once i saw Pratchett’s own daughter had wiped her hands of it i knew it was bad…
This is depressing…
But from the article, at least we got this gem:
“Oh, you thought this was Discworld? Sorry you read that wrongly, it’s actually set in Dicksworld, a generic sci-fi universe entirely populated by dicks,”
That would be the wood rocket porn parody of Discworld…
Filmed at Effing Forest
There actually was a wooden rocket in a real discworld story.
Leonard of Quirm designs and builds one, so that Rincewind, Carrot and Leonard himself (along with the Librarian as a stowaway) can orbitally slingshot around the Disc and make it to the peak of Cori Celesti in time to prevent Cohen the Barbarian and his Silver Hoard from blowing up the gods and which would subsequently destroy the Disc. (“We can’t steal fire from the gods. It’s already been done! So we’re going to give fire back to the gods.”)
(there’s also a bronze “spacecraft” in The Colour of Magic, but it’s much less successful and is launched by means of being pushed off the edge of the Disc)
I know… I’ve read it.
What’s unfortunate about this sort of thing is that if someone reckons they could make a “better” adaptation, they don’t necessarily have the rights to do so.
I recently read Thud– the one about the Battle of Koom Valley, and there were some “punkish” elements.
(My favorite Vimes novel is probably Night Watch.)
I’m sorry to have gone off on a tangent about that.
No worries! Terry Pratchett is imminently tangentialable! It’s hard NOT to go off on a tangent with regards to the late Sir Terry.
Terry Pratchett’s books about Ankh Morpork’s City Watch have been adapted into a ‘punk rock thriller’
Tangents belong in the footnotes .
: not the endnotes, which serve to remind the reader how many puns, digressions, and other witticisms might have been put off til later, and have suffered for it.
Maybe they were also inspired by the graphic novel adaptation of Gaiman’s Neverwhere? Not that I’ve had the chance to read it yet.
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