Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Octarine ..

.. is actually the Colour of Magic. I'm really looking forward to the next film adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Discworld series - or I would be if weren't for the fact that it will be screened by the bastard Murdoch Sky empire. I shall have to beg someone at work to record it for me as I point blank refuse to pay for Sky until Murdoch joins Maxwell. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing the sapient pearwood Luggage! Also saddened to hear that Pratchett has been diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, a rare early-onset form of Alzheimer's where the hindbrain shrinks. Hope he manages to keep going for a long while yet - I'm sure he has many more Discworld books planned before he finally gets to meet the real Death.

3 comments:

Andy Mackay said...

Can I have a copy please if you find someone to record it for you? I also refuse to pay a penny to Murdoch's evil empire.

The trailers I've seen for the film look good, although I was slightly surprised to see David Jason cast as Rincewind - he's far too old!

John Hague said...

Geeks!

Skev said...

I don't recall any Greeks in the book. Maybe you are thinking of our 'British' Royal Family again?