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Old 12-03-01, 11:34 AM
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Neverwhere TV series?

Okay, am I the only one who wasn't aware that Gaiman's Neverwhere was made into a miniseries in the UK? How did I miss this?

Has anyone seen it? There are a couple of videos (bootlegs, I assume) on ebay but I thought I'd ask.
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if i recall correctly, the novel came after the miniseries.

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I saw it! Wasn't bad:-

http://www.the-firm.org/Neverwhere.htm
http://www.postmort.demon.co.uk/Goods/Never.htm

BBC fantasy often has a certain feel: this reminded me of some of the well-made kids stuff they used to (still do, sometimes) show on Sunday late afternoons.

(But is this a book or a television thread....?)

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neil gaiman's nevewhere

anybody read the book? how is it? heard that a tv movie has been made and is coming out on dvd soon. anybody seen it?
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Great book, but I've never seen the movie.
It's an easy read, too, if you're thinking of reading it.
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Haven't seen it yet, but I loved the book.
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I haven't seen the mini-series yet either, but the book is great.

I'm a little worried about how much I will like the series when I do watch it since I liked the book so much.
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Re: neil gaiman's nevewhere

Originally posted by wanderlust
anybody read the book? how is it? heard that a tv movie has been made and is coming out on dvd soon. anybody seen it?
I've read the book and loved it.

Never seen the TV movie, but it's rather old... been available at the comic conventions on video tape for at least 6 years now.

The DVD was supposed to be released in the beginning of August last I heard. Amazon now has it listed as being released this Tuesday (September 9)
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DVD Talk's Review: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=7534
DVD Talk's Interview with Gaiman: http://www.dvdtalk.com/neilgaimaninterview.html
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I almost forgot about the release of "Neverwhere." I'll have to get an order in for the DVDs quickly.

And I just want to add, you know how we all complain about ugly, photoshopped "big head" DVD covers?

Well, doesn't "Neverwhere" have just about the most beautiful cover ever? Very nice work from Dave McKean. (Presumably its his work, as he's a frequent Gaiman collaborator, and it certainly fits his style.)


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I've read the book and I loved it. &nbsp Not so sure about this TV movie though.
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Heads up...

... BBC is airing a new radio version over the next few days with a wealth of talent performing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y

Edited to add: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y/profiles/about
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Re: Heads up...

Originally Posted by benedict
... BBC is airing a new radio version over the next few days with a wealth of talent performing:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y

Edited to add: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r522y/profiles/about
Thanks. Apparently the first episode will be available to download for 7 days beginning March 22.
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

I'm going to go against the grain and say that Neverwhere is one of Neil Gaiman's weakest books. Compared to most of his stuff, it felt very generic. The characters in particular felt faceless to me.

However, the talent assembled for the radio production is enough to get my attention.
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

Originally Posted by Supermallet
I'm going to go against the grain and say that Neverwhere is one of Neil Gaiman's weakest books. Compared to most of his stuff, it felt very generic. The characters in particular felt faceless to me.
I enjoyed Neverwhere more than American Gods or Anansi Boys. I thought American Gods covered the same territory that Sandman did, only less successfully. I was bored by Anansi Boys and lost interest halfway through. I did like Good Omens quite about, even though it was basically The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armageddon.
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

There have been three versions of the Neverwhere novel.

One was written just as the tv series came out. The next was a US version and the final was what NG thought combined the best bits of both.

I've only seen the tv series and not read the book but have enjoyed various London-based urban fantasies of which I'd imagine Kate Griffin's Matthew Swift books would be of most interest to Gaiman/Neverwhere fans and critics.
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
I enjoyed Neverwhere more than American Gods or Anansi Boys. I thought American Gods covered the same territory that Sandman did, only less successfully. I was bored by Anansi Boys and lost interest halfway through. I did like Good Omens quite about, even though it was basically The Hitchhiker's Guide to Armageddon.
American Gods was one of the best books of the 00's, IMO. I don't think it tread the same ground as Sandman, even if it was playing in the same conceptual universe.
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

I have the book and the miniseries, enjoyed them both. First time I heard of it, the miniseries was being shown on (can't remember which channel, doesn't really matter). I was instantly intrigued when...
Spoiler:
a girl who was being chased created a door from the world below to our world above and stepped through it, which then just disappeared.
I had to watch more. Then I had to buy the book. Glad to own both...
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Re: Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere book - also a TV series?

I already have the miniseries on DVD or I'd be getting the 15th Anniversary Edition for $11,632.17 from that seller on Amazon. Killer deal.

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