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Well, I don't think that'd come up very often. Sure it works in the series, but I think Gonzo's idea is to have a WoT-level Bachelor-type thing.
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This is my idea! Do you really think anyone will try that for real?
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This is my idea! Do you really think anyone will try that for real?
If there's anyone dumb enough to try it's Hollywood. Or Japan. There's a lot of weird stuff in Japan.
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If there's anyone dumb enough to try it's Hollywood. Or Japan. There's a lot of weird stuff in Japan.
Japan I'll grant you. I am not (yet) convinced that even Hollywood would be that weird.

Though, to be honest, I think it more likely it'll be a Dutch production. Just like Big Brother, for instance.
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I still think the sister-wife thing puts it more firmly in US hands.
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I still think the sister-wife thing puts it more firmly in US hands.
It is, obviously, an idea with a world wide appeal.

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I hope this project succeeds and exceeds GoT. WoT as a book series beats GoT by a mile. Hope the TV series does the same.
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I hope this project succeeds and exceeds GoT. WoT as a book series beats GoT by a mile. Hope the TV series does the same.
Agreed. GOT has it's moments, but something with a bit more humor to it (introducing, Mat Cauthon!) would be a nice change of pace.
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Agreed. GOT has it's moments, but something with a bit more humor to it (introducing, Mat Cauthon!) would be a nice change of pace.
I'd love to see Mat in the series; and somehow see what RJ didn't get a chance to write (i.e. Mat's reclamation of Seanchan).
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I Think they should wait with showing the power until our main cast of young people gets the ability to see the weaves and the glow around people (early book 2).
When Moiraine does stuff from the first book it should just happen and be mysterious.
The five different strands of the power should have a distinct color.
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Trouble is: you would need ten colours, since the difference between saidar and saidin is also important, occasionally, and once linking becomes commonplace (later on in the series) there will be people who can then see all ten varieties. And then different colours, especially when mixed in pairs or more, aren't really very easy to keep track of.
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Trouble is: you would need ten colours, since the difference between saidar and saidin is also important, occasionally, and once linking becomes commonplace (later on in the series) there will be people who can then see all ten varieties. And then different colours, especially when mixed in pairs or more, aren't really very easy to keep track of.
Saidar and saidin can differ in other ways. One could consists of straight threads while the other may consist of jagged threads or differ in other ways.

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The watching audience may see both saidar and saidin but it's made apparent through dialogue that they can't see each others.

I don't think there'll be that many instances where you'll have to be able to distinguish between them.

One can probably work around that issue but it is an issue that needs to be adressed.

We'll see if they pull it off.
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I think the principal cast should consist most of young unknowns.

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Which main and side characters that are 30+ would you like to see cast with familiar faces and which known actor would be in which of those roles?
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There's no way in hell this will happen, but I want Cate Blanchett for Moiraine.
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Trouble is: you would need ten colours, since the difference between saidar and saidin is also important, occasionally, and once linking becomes commonplace (later on in the series) there will be people who can then see all ten varieties. And then different colours, especially when mixed in pairs or more, aren't really very easy to keep track of.
They could use shades. Say maroon for saidar fire, and scarlet for saidin, navy for saidin water, carolina blue for saidar's, and so on. That said, even including shades, there should be 11 colors, not ten, since they'd need to account eventually for the True Power as well. Which does sort of beg the question, what color should TP be? Black?
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There's no way in hell this will happen, but I want Cate Blanchett for Moiraine.
A blond Moiraine? Cate Blanchett is also a bit tall for Moiraine. Rachel Weisz is more what I picture, though even she is too tall at 5'6". Would people really want many recognizable faces?
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I Think they should wait with showing the power until our main cast of young people gets the ability to see the weaves and the glow around people (early book 2).
When Moiraine does stuff from the first book it should just happen and be mysterious.
The five different strands of the power should have a distinct color.
I'm not so picky that I need them to spell out each weaving perfectly all the time. Explain it to the audience and then leave it be. Not a major plot hole here. Show weaves when they need to be shown. When introduced to the young ones, when they are trying to learn or doing something that would be best visualized by showing weaves (all types of mind control etc that doesn't have a visual effect of it self). For everything else; when someone makes a fireball etc, just show the fireball. We'll get it.

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Which main and side characters that are 30+ would you like to see cast with familiar faces and which known actor would be in which of those roles?

How about Sean Bean as Ingtar?
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They could use shades. Say maroon for saidar fire, and scarlet for saidin, navy for saidin water, carolina blue for saidar's, and so on. That said, even including shades, there should be 11 colors, not ten, since they'd need to account eventually for the True Power as well. Which does sort of beg the question, what color should TP be? Black?
Show Saidar in pastels and Saidin as bold primary colors. Show True Power as complementary colors of the bold primary colors.
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Not sure if they'll go that deep into the weaves though. They could, but that's a LOT of extra CGI in there.

And Rachel Weisz as Moiraine? I could see it. Sean Bean as Ingtar? But they never actually show his death on screen, so to speak. Maybe as Ishamael up until Falme?
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