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Old December 22 2012, 10:24 PM   #16
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Re: TNT cancels Leverage

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And right before the books start coming out, damnit!
Which means there won't be any more...
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Old December 22 2012, 10:29 PM   #17
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Even if they sell really, really well?
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Old December 22 2012, 10:33 PM   #18
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And right before the books start coming out, damnit!
Which means there won't be any more...
Just like what happened with Star Trek.
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Old December 22 2012, 10:39 PM   #19
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Even if they sell really, really well?
We can only hope.

In general, tie-in book lines tend to fade away after the original shows vanish, but there are several notable exceptions. Star Trek, of course, but also Doctor Who, Monk, and Murder She Wrote. I believe the Diagnosis: Murder books had a healthy afterlife as well.

And there were Dark Shadows, Columbo, and Rockford Files novels published long after the TV shows had gone off to TV Valhalla.

Heck, I picked up a new Kolchak:The Night Stalker novel at Barnes & Noble earlier this week--with Darren McGavin on the cover!
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Old December 22 2012, 10:43 PM   #20
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It all depends on how many 10s of pages the sex scenes with Parker and Hardison are.
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Old December 22 2012, 11:07 PM   #21
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It all depends on how many 10s of pages the sex scenes with Parker and Hardison are.
Not that kind of book, I'm afraid . . . .
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Old December 22 2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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Buffy novels ran for quite a while after the series ended, but not anymore.
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Old December 23 2012, 10:01 AM   #23
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I'm hoping Geoff Thorne drops in to give us his take. He's a regular poster on TrekBBS and a writer on the show.
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Old December 23 2012, 05:54 PM   #24
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I missed this show probably more than I watched it, but I always enjoyed it when I did see it. I think I'll go back and watch it all from the start.
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Old December 23 2012, 11:18 PM   #25
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Sort of a Mission: Impossible for the 21st century.
Yes, very much so. For all that Mission: Impossible (the series) was presented as a spy show, it was really a heist show at heart, about a team of grifters pulling scams or committing intricate thefts week after week. It's just that the networks wouldn't have tolerated a show whose protagonists were criminals, so they had to make them off-book intelligence agents pulling scams on foreign spies and terrorists and mobsters with the unofficial support of the US government.

Other than that, the main difference was that most of M:I (except for the first half of the first season, the entire fifth season, and the '88 revival) was essentially devoid of any real characterization of its core cast. The producers wanted them to be ciphers who were defined entirely by the roles they played.
True enough. Luckily, they used some really fine character actors for the most part.

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Heck, I picked up a new Kolchak:The Night Stalker novel at Barnes & Noble earlier this week--with Darren McGavin on the cover!
Not a graphic novel? What was the title?
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Old December 23 2012, 11:24 PM   #26
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It takes a thief.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062572/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Although considering they took a inveterate criminal and put a leash on him, making Bob Wagner rob the trick evil foreign powers out of their precious for Uncle Sam... It kinda backs up your supposition.

Very similar to White Collar many have remarked.
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Old December 23 2012, 11:26 PM   #27
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The only silver lining is that what is now the series finale was written as such just incase it wasn't renewed.
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Old December 24 2012, 05:02 AM   #28
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Heck, I picked up a new Kolchak:The Night Stalker novel at Barnes & Noble earlier this week--with Darren McGavin on the cover!
Not a graphic novel? What was the title?
A very skinny little prose novel from Moonstone, titled The Lost World. It's about 175 pages.
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Old December 24 2012, 05:19 AM   #29
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So bummed Leverage is ending. The last couple of years have had some boring lows and some off the charts awesome highs.
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Old December 24 2012, 05:24 PM   #30
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So which was everyone's favourite character?
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