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Dorsai! Being Adapted For A TV Series

Gordon R. Dickson’s Childe Cycle series has been something I’ve wanted to read but for one reason or another, I’ve never picked up. I hear it’s pretty good and now MDR Entertainment has a live-action adaptation of the first book, Dorsai! in the works. From the presser:

The story, 300 years in the making – takes a young boy (Donal Graeme) on an incredible journey, by winning the love of a captivating woman bound to a brilliant and charming dictator, a young officer defeats the dictator and fulfills his destiny to become the greatest General in the universe. The officer’s crucible unlocks powers in him directly leading to him being the next step in human evolution.

That’s some honest to goodness SF right there and it certainly looks to have a well put together universe for the story to take place in. If they can translate Dickson’s work to television is another matter. If you’re interested, there is an official website, Dorsai.TV and Facbook page available for you to peruse. A quick look at the Facebook page shows some nice concept art and a pitch reel for the show. Check it out.

For those of you who have read the books, what do you think?

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6 Comments on Dorsai! Being Adapted For A TV Series

  1. I love the Childe Cycle series and really hope they don’t bugger it up, but given the history of SF adaptations, not holding my breath!

  2. Mark Stephenson // March 22, 2010 at 12:27 pm //

    As Yogi Berra once said, “It’s like deja vu, all over again…”  Just the other day, I was thinking about SF TV shows I would like to see and thought: “Gee, wouldn’t it be cool if the Dorsai got a miniseries or series?”  Now this…  Agree with Paul, though.  Pleez don’t bugger it up!

  3. Bob Blough // March 22, 2010 at 4:54 pm //

    I really love this series as well.  I am cautiously optimistic.

  4. Thanks for the interest in our project – my suggestion is to go to our site and look at the developement process, we have spent a considerable amount of effort creating belivable characters that live in a world that makes sense for them.

    Our plan is to keep the story tight and as close to the author’s version. The story was good to begin with – we don’t plan to bugger it up!

  5. This old stuff allways is the gratest stuff. RESPECt

  6. David W. Wixon // April 12, 2010 at 1:02 pm //

    As the appointed representative of the Estate of Gordon R. Dickson, it’s been interesting to see the various announcements, and subsequent comments, regarding the prospective Dorsai television series. But I’d like to advise your readers not to put much credence in this project. None of the persons whose names seem to crop up in these reports have yet contacted either the Estate or the Estate’s agents in New York or Los Angeles — and I assure you that no one is going anywhere with such a project until they obtain the rights to do so.

    David W. Wixon

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