After watching a few episodes of Spartacus, I think it might be possible for them to turn the Gor book series into a TV show. Gor falls into the adult theme/nature that Spartacus was. And it has a Sci-fi twist. A counter Earth that is hidden on the other side of the sun. Ruled by Priest Kings, an alien race that refuses to allow technology to advance past a certain point. It's ok to have a vaccine that grants you long live and freedom from illness, but a flushing toilet just might get you killed by the Priest Kings. They don't want the counter Earth to end up like Earth. Then you have the Kurri. A large humanoid cat/bear race that live on the "steel worlds". Ships that are outside the Earth's solar system. Their agents manage to slip past the Priest Kings to wreck havoc on Gor. Then you have the humans. Men who are men and make no apologies for it. Woman who are slaves and their sole purpose in life is to please their male masters or risk getting killed. You have free woman, but they aren't common. Swords and bows are the weapons of choice, and very few Goreans live to see a ripe old age. They have large birds to fly on, giant reptiles to use for travel, sailing ships.
IMO, a perfect replacement for Spartacus. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
It started in the 60's and I think a couple have been written in the 2000's. The author was Blacklisted in the late 70's early 80's due to feminists. They felt treating women as slaves wasn't a good thing. Sharon Green came out with her strong female heroes and subpar male supporting casts [which was ok by the feminist]. If you can find a copy of the first book it's pretty good. The author tends to get side tracked and spends a lot of time on small details. For example why a coin has a certain size, weight, design to it. The books also launched a S/M bondage style called Gorean. -- Is a person a failure for doing nothing? Or is he a failure for trying, and not succeeding at what he is attempting to do? What did you fail at today?.
Your welcome. I actually was informed that the first episode was available for free to stream on starz.com which is where I watched it. I don't have anything else that allows me to watch it so I'll have to do some looking around this week for the upcoming episodes. -- Slydermv--In short.. hookers save lives.
Seriously, how many drums of red coloured water/paint, and how many drums of ground meat did they use simply for Episode 1? The show has always been over the top, but this takes a huge cake and shoved it down with just one bite.
BTW, those rusty swords that they used must be Valyrian Steel...Off the heads with just a single stoke. Oh, hang on, wrong show!
Agreed. Even though he's teh antagonist, I really like the new Roman Commander. He seems honorable, understands and values disciple and hard work, doesn't let his wealth or position make him think he's better than others, and actually recognizes Spartacus' skill and strength. I also love the fact that he was humble enough to be trained by a slave/former gladiator in gladiatorial combat. His son seems like a pompous little shit though. -- "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo
Agree.. All the other seasons took 5-6 episodes to develop the story and make it interesting. This season took only 1. This is turning out to be the best season so far. I'm even used to the new spartacus now.
I really hope they go through with the sequel of this show. I don't want this series to ever end. -- I found the key to success but somebody changed the lock.
Your welcome. I actually was informed that the first episode was available for free to stream on starz.com which is where I watched it. I don't have anything else that allows me to watch it so I'll have to do some looking around this week for the upcoming episodes.
In the spirit of the show perhaps I should have said "gratitude" instead,....
Like everyone else here I think the season is off to a great start and I don't want the show to ever end,....
Still like other shows such as BSG there is a built in ending. The history is a bit vague in some places though,....
I only dared to hope for two more seasons but if we only get this one then too bad,...
I don't think the pace feels rushed on the series as a whole. We'll see how the series concludes but so far it seems a decent pace. I had hopes for another season but when you see the checkpoints in the history going by you see the end is ni,...
Well at least its good to finally have an adversary that is a match for Spartacus as far as wits are concerned. Not only seeing through his plan to fight him on two fronts back turn the pirates (You can't trust pirates anymore ) on him.
this last episode was great, but i didn't follow the whole deal with that slave girl the father & son were separately banging. ceaser using her as an excuse to go to the front lines instead of back to town to gather more men seemed lame, and her fear of being alone in running the town villa with the son, while the father was in rome didn't seem like a bad deal, when compared to joining a gang of exiled slaves running away in the thick of winter.
this whole side plot seemed contrived and unneeded - the writers could have just as easily kept the slave and ceaser where they were - as it made no difference later to anyone in the plot line once the slaves slipped through the wall to escape. - if the writers needed to get the slave girl to join spartacus i really can't see why bother, as he already out foxed the romans without her insights, and none of the romans would compromise their pursuit of spartacus just because of a pretty slave girl... unless she plans to spy on the slave rebellion for the romans - which is also doubtful.
i read next week's synopsis which said there will be further division between ceaser and the roman leader's son, but again - that plot direction would have occurred with or without that slave girl around.