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Scott's Books => Uglies / Pretties / Specials / Extras => Topic started by: graciousserendipity on March 17, 2014, 03:52:04 PM

Title: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 17, 2014, 03:52:04 PM
In the topic "Uglies TV Show?!" (with this link http://scottwesterfeld.com/forum/index.php?topic=12103.0), a couple fans are saying that there will be both a movie and a tv show, such as Panzercrappitastica and Catvomitsky.
But is this true, or will there only be one?

Which would you prefer?

The book series was excellent and one of my favorites, but in my opinion, I don't really see the Uglies book as a show, let alone seasons of all the others, including Extras.  I've waited so long for a movie, and the book(s) seem better for the big screen, with more excitement, mystery, drama, and romance in an couple-hours movie time period, instead of a longer tv season time period, since the episodes probably won't always be as great as a movie scene.
If Westerfeld is going to allow both, then I'll be pretty happy for a movie, but if everything, like all his movie and tv deals, have changed and now there is only going to be a tv show, I'll probably be disappointed.  Yeah, I'll watch it to get any visual Uglies series, but I think unless the show is done just right, a movie would be better.  Also, if there is going to be both a show and movie, there will be certain problems that fans will debate over.  Each visual Uglies would have different plot parts and character facts (like their hair cut and personalities) that fans will think, "Which is correct?"

Which would you prefer--a movie or tv show on the novel Uglies?  And is it true there will be both, or only one?
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 17, 2014, 03:52:50 PM
TV show. I want something I can watch for free.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 17, 2014, 04:04:23 PM
Technically, a tv show wouldn't be "free".  You have to pay for cable and stuff, although you could get it on the internet, but then you have to pay for a computer.
Costs less for a movie than to pay thousands for cable or a computer.

And besides money, which would you truly prefer, if you could afford anything?
And is it true or not that both a movie and show are coming, or just a show now?
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 17, 2014, 04:09:19 PM
I have no clue about either...but if there's a movie coming out its bound to flop just like Divergent is going to...
The market's crawling with Young Adult movies...its just not gonna work.
And really? Still a TV show. I'm sick of YA movies.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2014, 12:30:40 AM
I'd prefer a TV show to a movie because they'd have long enough to put all the plot points in, rather than needing to cram it all into a couple hours.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on March 18, 2014, 03:48:53 AM
the TV show probably would have a better market because it wouldn't have as much competition.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Straif on March 18, 2014, 12:24:29 PM
^This
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 18, 2014, 01:45:50 PM
the TV show probably would have a better market because it wouldn't have as much competition.
YES.

However, I still agree with the OP's post. Took the words right out of my mouth.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 18, 2014, 01:46:31 PM
I'd still like both.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 18, 2014, 01:47:40 PM
Same, but if I was forced to go with one it would be the movie.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 21, 2014, 10:59:48 AM
the TV show probably would have a better market because it wouldn't have as much competition.
YES.
However, I still agree with the OP's post. Took the words right out of my mouth.
I really want a movie way more.
What was the OP's post? Could u give the link to it or just copy and paste/quote his/her whole post here? Thanks.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2014, 11:00:22 AM
The OP was you .-.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 21, 2014, 11:01:53 AM
Why do u call me "the OP"?
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on March 21, 2014, 11:02:40 AM
Original Poster.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: graciousserendipity on March 21, 2014, 11:10:19 AM
Ok. Got it.
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Catvomitsky on March 21, 2014, 11:28:04 AM
I don't know what to nickname you, and my iPod refused to not autocorrect your full username. So I said OP. Anyway, I agree with you ^-^
Title: Re: Movie vs TV Show?!
Post by: Reenie-La on March 23, 2014, 06:40:00 AM
TV show for sure~! :D

Tho my only issue with that is after season 1 there might not be a season 2 because sometimes new shows get dropped after the first season because the special effects cost too much. :/