kawasaki wrote:I'll be happy if the producers and writers:
a) have actually read the novel
hehehehe. If you are lucky they will watch the Tom Cruise movie, and make something similar with Penny-Farthing Bicycles and corsetry.
If you are very lucky they will get the people who did Downton to do it.
If you are exceedingly fortunate they will get Andrew Davies to do it, in which case the Martians will suddenly be quite attractive and the Narrator will end up marrying one of them.
and 'Themes'? why, you can expect the following themes
'Soldiers are helpless wee lambs and their officers stupid and evil'
'Racism is baaad m'kay?'
'Women are just as capable of being plucky fighters against oppression as men are'
'War (of the worlds) huh good god why'all, what is it good for (of the worlds) absolutely nuthin'
'Martians are humans too and just like us.'
As I once famously and much too loudly said at a family gathering. 'Alison, you MUST give me the recipe for this, so I don't make it by mistake!'