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RathDarkblade

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I guess BBC America don't want to anger a whole bunch of UK Discworld fans? ;) Besides, it seems like "The Watch" wasn't made for DW fans. It was made for people who have no idea what DW is about. :)
 

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Heh. Of course the UK isn't just England! :) There's Scotland and Wales too. (I'm not counting Northern Ireland, because I'd rather not get into the English-Irish quagmire -- i.e. both sides claiming it's theirs, and the whole "Cromwell atrocities" thing that started it all). :(

As for William Wallace ... hmm. The statue at the Portrait Gallery, or the statue at Aberdeen seems a more realistic portrayal than the stained glass window; I'm not too sure about that dragon on Wallace's helmet in the stained glass window, and if Wallace's claymore was that large, he wouldn't have used a shield that big. ;) He might have used a targe, though - wikipedia tells me it was used between the 13th and 16th centuries, which fits Wallace's lifetime nicely. :)

(I hope don't take this as disrespect to Wallace, by the way. I'm not trying to judge either him or anyone else. I'm just thinking of how realistic, or otherwise, his various portrayals are; the Mel Gibson one certainly isn't, but at least it drew attention to him, so that's good). :)
Rath, your summary of Irish history starting with Cromwell is awful. We'll have to get you a few of our more colourful history books.
 

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Well my eyes have finally stopped bleeding. This whole think sucked. Not even the lack of respect for source material . Visually its a nightmare. Acting is so so at best and its just weird without being in any way engaging.
 

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Rath, your summary of Irish history starting with Cromwell is awful. We'll have to get you a few of our more colourful history books.
Sorry, pip. :( I'm aware that England tried to take over Ireland before Cromwell (e.g. during Elizabeth I's reign), but here in Australia, our access to Irish history books is unfortunately very limited. :( I was only able to find this one, which is quite funny. :)

As for The Watch ... the less said, the better. Hopefully it dies a quiet death and is forgotten.
 

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Sorry, pip. :( I'm aware that England tried to take over Ireland before Cromwell (e.g. during Elizabeth I's reign), but here in Australia, our access to Irish history books is unfortunately very limited. :( I was only able to find this one, which is quite funny. :)

As for The Watch ... the less said, the better. Hopefully it dies a quiet death and is forgotten.
Looks like a fun take on history anyway :)
 
Whether we like it or not, Disney and Harry Potter are massive franchises compared to Discworld with all the films from Disney and a film for each book in the Harry Potter series and spin off's, Discworld has three TV films although good but not movie film blockbusters like the afore mentioned.
Well, at least all the characters stayed the same gender and age. Can you imagine if Ron Weasley became a 6-foot tall Strawberry-Blond bombshell and Hagrid an elf?
 

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*LOL* And Dumbledore could be pouting, sulky teenage goth, dye his (her?) hair black, and wear black mascara and black nail-polish. "Oh, woe is me. The world is going to hell in a hand-basket. What's the point of even trying." Etc, etc. ;)
 

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