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Old August 3 2012, 09:57 AM   #1368
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Christopher wrote: View Post
^And you're still hugely missing the point by thinking that it's about what names you give the characters. Just please try to think about it instead of rejecting it out of hand because it's not what you already believe.
I'm talking about needless recycling when creativity is better. Forbidden Planet would not have been improved by calling it Tempest Planet featuring Doctor Prospero.

stj wrote: View Post
*Shakespeare directly quoted Marlowe in As You Like It, so there's at least one exception.
I may be misremembering this, but I believe Asimov said in his book that Shakespeare's histories were taken almost word-for-word from a certain set of history books, modified only to fit iambic pentameter. Also: Well said.

Great news. I hope the same is true for Defender.

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