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Old 11-29-2012, 07:03 PM   Topic Starter
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'Under the Dome" coming to CBS summer '13

Hopefully the series won't fizzle out toward the end the way that the novel did...

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Stephen King is coming back to broadcast TV. CBS is giving the author’s Under the Dome a 13-episode series order.

Based on King’s bestselling novel, Under the Dome is the story of a small New England town that’s suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town’s residents need to survive the deteriorating post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers to what this barrier is, where it came from, and how to make it go away.

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The series version was originally developed at Showtime. But in an unusual move, the ambitious project jumped from a cable network’s slate to the major broadcaster (more on that below). It’s also a rather unique title for CBS, since the network has been traditionally more wary about betting on serialized dramas than its rivals. But with AMC’s The Walking Dead and NBC’s Revolution, apocalyptic serialized dramas have been delivering large numbers lately.

Fans of the novel shouldn’t expect an exact retelling of the same story. Last we heard, writer Brian K. Vaughan’s (Lost) script for Dome was wisely using the novel’s setup as a launch pad for its own TV-format-friendly version of the story and might even lay the groundwork for a different outcome than the novel’s ending. Also, the CBS version is definitely a series, not a mini-series, with a finale episode that will leave the story open for more seasons.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
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I'd have preferred a 1 off series, but willing to see how they spin it.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Great book, decent ending but it seemed a little abrupt. You know? It just wasn't wrapped up like it should've been.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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Great book, decent ending but it seemed a little abrupt. You know? It just wasn't wrapped up like it should've been.
King's always been like that. Huge imagination, creates a hell of a story, and draws you in... but he's always had trouble with the endings.

I think it'd be hard to wrap something up with a bow, nice and neat... after you created this whole other world in your own mind. I mean, you'd kinda want it to continue.

Hell of a writer though. There's a reason he's so well known. I've been reading his stuff since I was a kid.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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King's always been like that. Huge imagination, creates a hell of a story, and draws you in... but he's always had trouble with the endings.

I think it'd be hard to wrap something up with a bow, nice and neat... after you created this whole other world in your own mind. I mean, you'd kinda want it to continue.

Hell of a writer though. There's a reason he's so well known. I've been reading his stuff since I was a kid.
Much like me playing chess, his endgame sucks.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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Great book, decent ending but it seemed a little abrupt. You know? It just wasn't wrapped up like it should've been.
I gave up on reading Steven King epic novels after The Stand because abrupt, mediocre endings kindof appear to be his thing.

I just got tired of dedicating hours to a book and then he'd spent 20 pages wrapping it up when earlier in the book he'd spend 30 pages sending a character to get a glass of milk. Maybe that's why I wasn't as annoyed the the Dark Tower series; he never really bothered trying to end them.

The only times I've ever felt like he did a decent job ending stories is in his short story compilations. Otherwise I feel like he just gets tired of writing, kills some folks and calls it a day.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #7
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I gave up on reading Steven King epic novels after The Stand because abrupt, mediocre endings kindof appear to be his thing.

I just got tired of dedicating hours to a book and then he'd spent 20 pages wrapping it up when earlier in the book he'd spend 30 pages sending a character to get a glass of milk. Maybe that's why I wasn't as annoyed the the Dark Tower series; he never really bothered trying to end them.

The only times I've ever felt like he did a decent job ending stories is in his short story compilations. Otherwise I feel like he just gets tired of writing, kills some folks and calls it a day.
You should give his book 11-22-63 a try. Clearly one of his best efforts in some time.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:45 AM   #8
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I gave up on reading Steven King epic novels after The Stand because abrupt, mediocre endings kindof appear to be his thing.

I just got tired of dedicating hours to a book and then he'd spent 20 pages wrapping it up when earlier in the book he'd spend 30 pages sending a character to get a glass of milk. Maybe that's why I wasn't as annoyed the the Dark Tower series; he never really bothered trying to end them.

The only times I've ever felt like he did a decent job ending stories is in his short story compilations. Otherwise I feel like he just gets tired of writing, kills some folks and calls it a day.
That's how I feel. After The Talisman, It and The Stand I said never again. Get drawn in, reads hundreds of pages for some lame ending.

A friend of mine tells me to read Under the Dome but I just can't.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #9
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That's how I feel. After The Talisman, It and The Stand I said never again. Get drawn in, reads hundreds of pages for some lame ending.

A friend of mine tells me to read Under the Dome but I just can't.
Under the Dome may have the worst ending of all of them.

Fortunately that's one of the things the TV series is changing.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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Under the Dome may have the worst ending of all of them.

Fortunately that's one of the things the TV series is changing.
I have been an SK fan my entire life. matter of fact, just ran out of bathroom reading material so I grabbed skeleton crew and started reading the mist again for probably the 15th time. (what they did to the movie ending of the mist was nothing short of horrific - book ending was better) anyways, I've suffered through some not so good SK books, but none have made me as angry, none have bored the shit out of me like this steamy turd. the ONLY reason I finished it is because it's SK.
PISSED...ME...OFF! crappy, stupid, far fetched, unrealistic retarded story.

I know I know....it's SK....it's supernatural....so how could you expect realism? I say no way in hell people behave and do the things they did in the book. it was just simply DUMB. and the ending.....ARE YOU KIDDING ME! so thank GOD they are supposed to change it for the TV version.

but....even if they improve the ending....if they follow the book very closely, and often times the book gets the shaft like with the Jack Nicholson version of the shining, but if they follow the book closely, this is gonna suck imo.

but it's SK....so my stupid ass is gonna sit there and watch it.


PS - coolest SK quote I've ever come across. in his book 11/22/63 (a pretty good read) he describes our world as follows...

A universe of horror and loss surrounding a single lighted stage where mortals dance in defiance of the dark.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:47 PM   #11
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Under the Dome's ending was okay. IT still has the worst Stephen King ending of all time.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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Under the Dome's ending was okay. IT still has the worst Stephen King ending of all time.
Oh I don't agree with that at all. Are you talking the book or the mini-series?
The book was great, (although a little depressing).
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Oh I don't agree with that at all. Are you talking the book or the mini-series?
The book was great, (although a little depressing).
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Under the Dome's ending was okay. IT still has the worst Stephen King ending of all time.
It had the worst ending of any book, ever.
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