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The Hogfather
« on: December 19, 2006, 04:07:25 am »
If anyone hasn't read the book, but watched sky one's remake, go and read it now!





Read it? Good, The voice actiong was terrible, Mr.Teatime spoke with a really creepy american accent, the auditors where cockney and death sounded senile. Also some of the plot was changed, instead of Mr.Teatime doing it because he wanted too, he did it to take over the world (if only Pinky and the brain had thought of that)
I'm trying to avoid mentioning specific scenes to avoid spoiling it for people, so has anyone else seen it?


What have you got against intellectual midgets? They're quite smart little guys as far as i can tell.

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2006, 06:16:40 am »
No because my parents decided to get rid of Sky while I was away from home. Anyone know where I can download or stream it?

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006, 07:06:04 am »
trust me, don't!
What have you got against intellectual midgets? They're quite smart little guys as far as i can tell.

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2006, 07:48:38 am »
I deliberately missed it, because I'm an ardent Pratchett fan and I knew they'd cock it up.

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 12:10:44 am »
The Hogfather is a great read, personally I never watch a movie of the book if I enjoyed reading it.
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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2006, 04:20:36 am »
I found it to be very disjointed overall and difficult to make out what the wizards were saying as one specific complaint. Also Michelle Docherty looks the part as Susan but didn't act or sound it.

On a side note, Hogfather was the first Discworld I ever read, and I didn't understand what was going on when I read it. I think people watching the TV version feel much the same.

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 01:46:12 pm »
Did anyone catch The Colour of Magic special?

I was pretty disappointed, truth be told. David Jason was a crap Rincewind; he was essentially Del Boy in a silly hat. The Patrician had an infuriating lisp and it just didn't feel overly true to the source material.

However, I did find it entertaining, even if my Pratchett gland was aching afterwards. The Archancellor was entertaining, and I think Trymon was done well.

EDIT: Cohen the Barbarian was superb.
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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2008, 01:06:02 pm »
Wasn't as good as the Hogfather, I'd admit. Did like Christopher Lee as Death and Tim Curry as Trymon. Shame they didn't include Tethys.

Seems the next one is Going Postal. Let's see if I can get from Wyrd Sisters to then by next year.

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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2008, 02:21:25 pm »
Moist Von Lipwig should be interesting. Going Postal is a personal favourite of mine.

But why not earlier Discworld first? Where is my Sam Vimes?
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Re: The Hogfather
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2008, 03:38:07 pm »
Terry has raped his typewriter.