Scalzi's Redshirts coming to TV



Wish they’d adapt Octavia Butler’s Kindred too. It’d make a great mini-series.


The Parable novels would also make a good series.

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I’m torn on this one. I liked the premise and the first half of the book, but the last half or so left me bored. It wasn’t badly written, I just didn’t think the plot had much legs once the big reveal was done.


I’ve been reading a lot of Scalzi recently. Working my way through the Old Man’s War series. Generally a lot of fun.

I think it was a mistake to read Zoe’s Tale immediately (or indeed, at all) after The Last Colony. Just felt like I was reading the same book again, only less. I knew what it was going in, though, so it’s my own fault.

I made the mistake of reading Zoe’s Tale before The Last Colony. So that pretty much ruined that for me.

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I agree it fizzled. Went from a mildly interesting fantasy premise to the worst trope in SF, time travel.

Can’t wait!

I quite enjoyed Redshirts, particularly after the big reveal happened… I’m not sure what angle they’re going to take for a TV show though.


Why are they looking for writers? Scalzi has written for TV and movies and would seem to be the best choice.

For those interested - more details from Mr Scalzi himself (edit - in the comments, there’s also more from him, including that it’s just planned as a limited run show, right now, which makes way more sense) here on his blog.

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