Adventurenews: Dejah Thoris, chère

I’m going to try going back to grouping the news items in a single post every day. It makes it awkward to link back to later if I need to, but it’s so much quicker as I’m posting. Feedback is welcome on this.

Primeval cancelled

I’m a little behind on this season, but unless things went crazily downhill fast in the last couple of episodes, I’m disappointed that this show is over. And really hoping they didn’t end the season on another cliffhanger.

Another pointless remake

What in the world do they possibly think they can do to improve on the original? Have we learned nothing from Sting?

Meet your new John Carter of Mars

You know, I think this could work. I didn’t like the Wolverine movie as a whole, but of the individual pieces that I did like, Tyler Kitsch was among them.

I also liked Lynn Collins as Silverfox (even if I hated her story arc). Guess who’s playing Dejah Thoris?

Also announced, Thomas Hayden Church will be in the film too in an undisclosed role.

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Jungle Girls and Dinosaurs

Camilla, Jungle Queen

Hey, mister. That’s not a very nice thing to call her.

The Fortress Keeper has a new jungle girl story up.

Primeval movie?

Warner Brothers has apparently secured the movie rights for Primeval. I’m not sure how to feel about this.

My son actually got me hooked on the show after discovering it on YouTube. We watched the first two seasons on Netflix and got caught up just in time to start the third season on BBC America. I should do a longer Primeval post at some point, but for now I’ll just say that it’s a great show. I don’t like every single part of it (the villain isn’t nearly as threatening as she ought to be), but most of cast is excellent, the overarcing story is compelling, and of course there are dinosaurs and other monstrosities to fight each week.

Beyond the usual nervousness about replacing actors I already love with ones I might not so much, I’m trying to figure out how they can possible squeeze the entire show (or even a single season’s worth) into two hours. I suppose one season’s meta-story could fit into a feature film if you cut out a bunch of the weekly monsters. That would leave room for sequels to cover the arcs from subsequent seasons. It could work…