(Original post by Ape Gone Insane)
You haven't mentioned any of your views on Tron
We've been expecting the glowing appraisal or explosive rant.
Glad Fox picked up the franchise though, do you think it may be rebooted in future by someone else? Seems like if Harry Potter was ever to be rebooted in 10, 20 or 30 years, the Narnian films would also seem like a good candidate.
I was just about to post that as well - reading the books again. The recent release has got me into the mood to read them again. Alas, lots other books to read first.
Have you read a lot of Discworld books? I've been thinking of getting into them and the large list of books is pretty daunting as to finding a place to start. The only one I've read from my childhood is The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents.
I've been told that most of them are standalone books with some story archs. The TV adaptations that are sometimes on look pretty ... bad.
As an expert on the series, which books would you recommend reading in the series as a starting point or as the best of the series?
I haven't actually watched Tron yet.
Haven't really had time, and don't want to watch it if it's not in the IMAX. I think I'm going to see it next week.
I guess it's always a possibility that it could be rebooted, but I'd struggle to see how they'd drastically improve on the first film (compared to Potter, which could easily be improved in 20 years with better child actors and being able to take more liberties with the story).
Discworld books are pretty much make up the majority of fiction I read now and I've read a fair few. I don't really like the first two that much, so I probably wouldn't recommend starting at the beginning. My favourite characters are a journalist (The Truth, which would be a pretty good starting point) and a reformed conman turned postman/minter (Going Postal, Making Money).
This is a pretty good reading order guide, pick a topic you like a look of and dive in. The Industrial Revolution is my favourite, so you'd start at Moving Pictures (which is about films, so would be a good starting point for a fanatic
) and then move onto The Truth, Monstrous Regiment (which is probably my favourite book, it's a fantastic story) before Going Postal and Making Money. Pretty good introduction to some of the very best he has to offer.