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Old January 23 2013, 03:33 PM   #2011
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2013

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Another historical character in the modern world. Next up: A reboot of The West Wing starring Thomas Jefferson.
There's nothing new about transposing period literary figures into more modern eras. See all the King Arthur literature and films that put Arthur and Camelot in the Middle Ages, c. the 1400s, when the original legend -- and the real historical figure, if any, who was the basis for it -- was from a thousand years earlier, right after the end of Roman rule in Britain. And there are multiple works of Asian literature and cinema, including Dragonball Z, which are basically modernizations of the great Chinese literary classic Journey to the West.
Written Worlds -- Christopher L. Bennett's blog and webpage
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