David Gerrold Message Board
Damian posts on 11/21/2006 2:28:15 AM
All good ideas. Yet Jim is not heroic looking or even trying to be a hero. He is the best kind of person (or hero). Someone just trying to do the best he can and not Eff up too badly. Lizard has the SW quality I agree, but softer (and crazier) too. Maybe Tracy Lords.
howard posts on 11/20/2006 11:32:50 AM
Then there's the smaller rolls that would be fun to watch, like everybody's pal Randy. The guys not exactly brimming with any good qualities. He'd be a great character, just like Dwan or Jims nemesis Seigel. Oh so much fun.
Balor posts on 11/16/2006 6:21:16 PM
edward norton, christian bale or micheal rosenbaum as jimbo!
Alobar posts on 11/16/2006 1:39:17 PM
And Michael Ironside would have to be in there to, reprising his role from Starshoop Troopers. Yes, I know, different author, different character, but the homage is unmistakeable so, really, who else to play Jimbo's teacher?
Steve posts on 11/16/2006 7:10:32 AM
Throwing out Ed Norton as Jim. Has shown an interesting range with the schizophrenic character in Fight Club and the hard-$#$ in American History X. Also cast my lot for Sigourney Weaver-like actor to play Lizzie. A reincarnation of the Aliens version of her would be pretty close to the character I remember.
Damian posts on 11/15/2006 8:33:35 PM
The movie Howard referred to was spoken about quite some time ago. Who to play Jim? Have to be an unknown with all the right qualities. Now the possible Game they spoke of would be very cool. Especially if it could be multiplayer co-op. Done corectly DG could have people creating the book for themselves as they go though the game. The game would likely be huge though. But that is what Blue-ray is for.
howard posts on 11/15/2006 7:40:46 PM
Just curious how many times DG is approached by people who know his work and ask about book 5. Even taking a pleasent holiday must make him want at times to go under an assumed name. Also just for my own curiousity, I remember a few years back the mention of a possibility of a Chtorr film. Obviously that fell through and for just the enjoyment of reading the rest of you people. If a movie was in the works, who would you prefer to play Jimbo? Personally, with the availability of computer animation, maybe a film of that sort would be feasible. (I await your critisism or hopefully, your feedback.) Take care all. Howard
Bryan posts on 11/14/2006 10:34:59 PM
That was a tad on the harsh side there, Steve. And also a bit over-reactionary. These are David Gerrold's stories to tell, and he will (or won't) tell them in his own time and own way.
I am, like many, incredibly excited to read book 5 (and beyond). And, to be quite honest, when I recently finished my re-read of the first 4 installments of this little slice of literary heaven, and had no book 5 to pick up and begin, I stood out on my front porch, lifted my head to the sky, and let loose a "NOOO!" that echoed off the moon.
Then I got over it and picked up an old copy of Chess with a Dragon.
Steve posts on 11/14/2006 6:27:49 PM
Will the books ever be written? Who knows at this point. It has been about 15 years since the last book, and about 5 years since book 5 was almost done. I can appreciate wanting to make a book the best it can be, and the problems that interject themselves into all lives, but at what point do people stop caring? Many other authors update their readers on a regular basis, while DG can take over a year. One might say that this takes time away from writing, but 5 minutes a month does not seem so burdensome. Perhaps DG does not want to see the book do well, and instead achieve some unique form of cult status. I really can't say. I do know that I am a bit annoyed, not so much that the books are not finished, but that DG does not feel sufficient respect for those people who do care about the works he produces to give us a little update now and then (which also might help him keep on schedule because it is a tad embarassing to announce that no work has been done on a constant basis). Perhaps, at this point, it may be best to wait for all the books to be released (good luck with that), before embarking upon a story that does not, based upon the evidence before us, seem likely to be completed.
posts on 9/25/2006 11:14:42 AM
The "problem" with Mr. G. is that he finishes a book when he thinks it is perfect. That is why I adore the chtorr-books. So if sea of grass volume 2 is done except for e.g. the title of the book it can take any time until a satisfying headline is found...
IMHO Mr. G. would be less annoyed by "impatient" readers if he would update the progress of his works once a month like other authors. :-)
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