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This week’s theme is a TV topic in honor of Fall TV. I’ve chosen science fiction books that have been produced for the small screen. No movies allowed!
- Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke. This new six-hour mini-series delves into one of Clarke’s most memorable novel. You know, I really ought to re-read it.
- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. This Amazon mini-series is based on Dick’s best book, IMHO.
- Gateway by Frederik Pohl. This eagerly awaited mini-series, not yet released, is based on a Hugo & Nebula award winning book. It’s one of the best sci fi books ever.
- Flashforward by Robert J. Sawyer. Rob is a friend and mentor of mine, so I’m definitely going to mention this lavish production that aired on ABC a few years ago.
- Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. You might just possibly have heard of this HBO series. If you haven’t, you must live on a different planet.
- The Flash. Okay, it isn’t sci fi and it isn’t from a book, but this is my list, okay? We watched the filming of a scene right outside the window of my son’s apartment, and Flash’s ‘headquarters’ are the exterior of Vancouver City Hall, two blocks from his place. That’s more than enough reason for me to include it.
- Dune by Frank Herbert. The 2000 SyFy channel mini-series, not the horrendous feature film by David Lynch.
- Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. This 1951 series ran for 15 episodes. Verne has long been a favorite with the cameras. The first adaptation I came across was filmed in 1901. That’s not a typo. 1901!!!
- Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. A 1972 animated series. Yes, even kiddies know and love Jules Verne.
- Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne. Another animated series, this one from 1978. I was tempted to include Finding Nemo, because the name Nemo became associated with the ocean thanks to Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. But that’s a movie, not TV.
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