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At Long Last, Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy Is Becoming a TV Show


Finally, someone's recognized that Robinson's Mars Trilogy is perfect fodder for a television adaptation. Spike TV is developing a series with Game of Thrones producer Vince Gerardis, who has some experience taking epic words and putting them on the small screen.

Taking a page from Game of Thrones, the series will likewise take its name from the first book in the series: Red Mars. And, as also increasingly common these days, the show will have Robinson, the book author, as a consultant.

Spike TV's executive vice president, original series Sharon Levy said of the project:

This series shines a light onto many views of what it means to be human and asks if can we sustain our humanity under incredible duress. We are thrilled to partner with such an accomplished producer as Vince Gerardis to tell this incredible and thought-provoking story.

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Cross your fingers and pray this is done right!
Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sun Sep 28, 2014, 12:59 AM (1 replies)

ASIO = Australian Stasi In Operation

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Thu Sep 25, 2014, 10:19 PM (0 replies)

One dozen moms demanding action get the brush-off from Kroger:


'Moms' group challenges Kroger's gun stance

LANSING A group protesting Michigan's open-carry gun rules hope a Lansing Kroger store's grand re-opening today will spur a new policy barring guns in the Holmes Street store.

Michigan Kroger representatives said that's not likely. The Cincinnati-based grocery chain is sticking by Michigan law, which doesn't prohibit openly carrying guns in public. Michigan gun owners have to have a concealed-pistol license, however, to carry guns concealed in public.

Kroger's stance won't stop Moms Demand Action's ongoing protests at Kroger stores, however, said Linda Brundage, who heads the group's mid-Michigan chapter. Brundage led a group of about 12 women at this morning's protest...

...Chris Albi, Kroger's vice president of merchandising for Michigan, said the company's Cincinnati headquarters was aware of today's protest, but isn't expected to change its policy.
"Our policy is consistent with what it's been all along, that we follow the state's regulations and we don't have a specific policy for Kroger at all," Albi said...

Nothing like a tidal wave of public protest to impel change, is there?

Posted by friendly_iconoclast | Sat Sep 20, 2014, 03:41 PM (53 replies)
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