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Dirk Gently on BBC?

10.15.2009

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Believers in the fundamental intercorrectedness of all things can rejoice, or despair depending where you stand on adapting a great book: Douglas Adams' other creation Dirk Gently is coming to the BBC. Not a movie, but I dare say adapting it for TV might be better. Or, you know, longer.

The announcement came from Ed Victor, literary agent who represents the late Douglas Adams' estate, during the week-end at the Hitchcon Convention which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first Hitchhiker's book while also launching the 6th, "And another Thing", written by Eoin Colfer (he of Artemis Fowl fame). If I say I'm eager to read it, how badly will I get kicked in the stones by Adams fans in here?

Victor called the two Dirk Gently novels "the greatest storytelling opportunity for television since Star Trek", but warns that the BBC ain't exactly moving at warp speed on such things, just like for its planned re-adaptation of H2G2 on TV.

So until they get a move on, who could or should be Gently?

Extra Tidbit: Reminds me that Adams' good buddies of Monty Python are doing a Q&A with the IFC which will be streamed live on the net this Thursday Oct 15 at 9pm eastern. Just thought I'd mention it.
Source: Twitch

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11:47PM on 10/18/2009

It's Doctor Who not Star Trek

The following quote is wrong:
‘the greatest storytelling opportunity for television since Star Trek’. That is rubbish as it should. What Victor actually said was 'the greatest storytelling opportunity for television since Doctor Who'

Douglas Adams-related works is akin to Doctor Who territory after all they owe their existence to Doctor Who and you do not mix Douglas Adams-related works with Star Trek as it is simply yuck.

The following quote is wrong:
‘the greatest storytelling opportunity for television since Star Trek’. That is rubbish as it should. What Victor actually said was 'the greatest storytelling opportunity for television since Doctor Who'

Douglas Adams-related works is akin to Doctor Who territory after all they owe their existence to Doctor Who and you do not mix Douglas Adams-related works with Star Trek as it is simply yuck.

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6:05PM on 10/15/2009
David Tennant? Dirk Gently is supposed to be a portly fellow.
David Tennant? Dirk Gently is supposed to be a portly fellow.
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2:39PM on 10/15/2009

sick

I'm SICK AND TIRED of every time a character is British everybody screams "David Tennant!" as if he somehow is perfect for every role with an accent. Hey you wanna-be fanboys, how about you drop the Dr. Who nob-finishing and start being creative with your choices? I mean, you do know that there are OTHER BRITISH ACTORS IN EXISTENCE YOU ONE-NOTE PANSEYS. IT HAS GONE TO F'IN FAR YOU CASTING HACKS!

But, yeah, David Tennant would be perfect for this.
I'm SICK AND TIRED of every time a character is British everybody screams "David Tennant!" as if he somehow is perfect for every role with an accent. Hey you wanna-be fanboys, how about you drop the Dr. Who nob-finishing and start being creative with your choices? I mean, you do know that there are OTHER BRITISH ACTORS IN EXISTENCE YOU ONE-NOTE PANSEYS. IT HAS GONE TO F'IN FAR YOU CASTING HACKS!

But, yeah, David Tennant would be perfect for this.
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12:57PM on 10/15/2009

This has promise

If it will be made for TV, they might not hack a whole lot out. Too bad we won't get to see it until WAY after the Brits.
If it will be made for TV, they might not hack a whole lot out. Too bad we won't get to see it until WAY after the Brits.
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5:49AM on 10/15/2009

Dirk Gently

David Tennant
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