Terry reference on U.S. TV?

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Sharlee

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Hi, folks! I'm new here. :)

Did anyone else from the U.S. catch last night's episode of Criminal Minds? Believe it or not, it started out with a Terry Pratchett quote, the one about darkness always arriving somewhere before the light.

It seemed far more morbid in the context of a show about hunting for serial killers than in a Discworld novel, of course, and the episode itself was rather pedestrian. Still, it was remarkable to see a reference from Terry's work on an American prime-time network. :)
 

Tonyblack

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Hi Sharlee aand welcome to the site. I'm in the US at the moment, but we didn't catch that show. :)
 

Tonyblack

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Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. ;)
 
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Really?? I read that not long ago, but must have missed that :oops:
Hmm, I'd better read it again soon.
 

Dotsie

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Tonyblack said:
Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. ;)
Sounds like Reaper Man to me ;)

Welcome to the site Sharlee!
 

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Dotsie said:
Tonyblack said:
Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. ;)
Sounds like Reaper Man to me ;)

Welcome to the site Sharlee!
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 
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Hey All, new to Site Long Time Fan

The quote was actually abridged from a bit in Mort. The actual quote is

"Light on Discworld isn't like light elsewhere. It's grown up a bit, it's been around, it doesn't feel the need to rush everywhere. It knows that however fast it goes darkness always gets there first, so it takes it easy."

They left out the good bits to make it seem more sinister, since it was Reid's quote.

"Light knows that no matter how fast it goes darkness always gets there first." is what they used on the show.

I was simply amazed that my husband, a Non-Reader (Gasp) recognized, and said "Isn't that your favorite author?" lol, I guess he does know me a bit, hehehe.
 

chris.ph

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i think he does read them then ,just not when your around , youll have to drag him out of the pratchett closet :laugh:
 

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