It's Official! The Wheel of Time is coming to Amazon!

Discussion in 'Wheel of Time TV Show' started by Jeffan Caliarthan, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Jarl Lewin

    Jarl Lewin Aes Sedai

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    Definitely! :lol I see NS as more of a window into what leads up to tFoH and LoC, and as such is backstory that could be used very creatively in adapting it for television.
     
  2. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    When I say start with parts of New Spring, I meant the highlights, with the Prophesy being told, and how Moiraine starts the search. I did not mean all the tiny little details in the book. They can come later, if at all...
     
  3. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Calm down, Esmeralda. :rofl They can include it, but maybe over time is what I'm saying. :lol
     
  4. Alexstrasza Ruskea

    Alexstrasza Ruskea Aes Sedai Historian

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    I'm not too worried about that. I think people are growing used to both fantasy settings and also being dropped into new stories about a person with powers. They don't have to learn the whole history and setting to understand "this is a woman with magic who's searching for someone, and this is her bodyguard" which is enough to begin with. And she will get to the village, and people will be wary of her, and viewers will say "oh, I know all about people mistrusting witches, we used to burn them, this makes sense" and they won't feel out of their depth at all, and the more intricate details of the setting will be gradually absorbed as the story unfolds.
     
  5. Eluial Aldaran

    Eluial Aldaran Aes Sedai Head of the Brown Ajah

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    Yeah I kind of pictured a prologue of sorts with the prophesy being told interleaved with the book-prologue
     
  6. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Yes, that is exactly my thoughts as well :) With a story teller in the book, maybe Moiraine thinking back, and her voice. A bit like the Prologue in Fellowship of the Ring really :look
     
  7. Bruce al'Kay

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    Lol fine.

    YOU GUYS. Imagine talking to people about what Ajah they would choose like people talk about which Hogwarts House they're in now.
     
  8. Leira Galene

    Leira Galene Mafia Admin Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    YES. I want this.
     
  9. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    Yeeeeeessssss.
     
  10. Ealandrelle Melyma

    Ealandrelle Melyma Aes Sedai

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    Oh boy. If they stick to the books with regards to the Reds we meet until Pevara, then I can only imagine the looks I'll get when I say I'm Red Ajah :rofl
     
  11. Adanys Wynterwulf

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    Red will be like Slytherin :look
    They'll have advocates reminding the fans that just because there were bad Reds who did bad things it doesn't make the Red Ajah a bad Ajah
     
  12. Bruce al'Kay

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    This is EXACTLY it. I have lots of friends who say they're Slytherin. And, you can always say that the overall goal of the reds is to prevent another Breaking... they're just a little aggressive about it :rofl
     
  13. Narysse a'Jahar

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    I have a feeling that with Star Trek Vulcans already being popular, and with Hogwarts Houses having a similar purpose, White and Brown will probably be the Ajahs that people understand the easiest. It just seems that they're going to be the Ajahs that people have the easiest time initially understanding, because there are already fandoms that have similar aspects. However, that us not to say that with Hogwarts Houses having set the precedent people won't pick up the idea very quickly.

    :cheese
     
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  14. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Historian

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    I. LITERALLY. CANNOT wait for this :D
     
  15. Leira Galene

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    A lot of Gryffindors would say Blue or Green for sure. Honestly I could see a lot of people identifying with each Ajah, I mean, that's why we're here, right? :lol
     
  16. Jeffan Caliarthan

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    I mean, book Ajahs are different than site Ajahs, so TV show Ajahs are probably going to be quite a bit different, too. :p

    (For reference, I'm book Gray/Yellow, while I'm 100% site Blue.)
     
  17. Leala al'Dareis

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    The Reds kinda play into my hope for adjustments in gender politics. :look Most of them ended up perpetuating the stereotype that they all hate men. Pevara is the only one I can think of that started off as a sympathetic Red in that regard. Most of the others had to be "guided" or had to have their arm twisted to see reason.
     
  18. Bruce al'Kay

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    A lot of the Reds ended up being black, too. I think the Grey got the shortest shrift in the books when it comes to that - I really can't think of an example of a really cool Grey character.

    And that's a good point, Jeffan Sedai. I suppose they could interpret the Ajahs differently on the show. But having that common vocabulary to discuss with random strangers and bond/disagree over that identity will be super fun xD
     
  19. Leala al'Dareis

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    Yeah, there are some Grays that I feel bad for, like Merlille, but I tend to like a lot of OC Grays, rather than canon Grays. :lol
     
  20. Nynyra Falas

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    We have to have the scene with Rand on the road with Tam, seeing the black rider....