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Topic: Dresden Files
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jan 21, 2007 06:14PM)
For those in the US with access to SciFi, don't forget, the Dresden Files begins tonight. based on the series of books on Harry Dresden - Wizard. It looks to be a very good series on a wizard using his skills as a crime investigator. 9:00 PM EDT

Message: Posted by: Dan Mindo (Jan 21, 2007 07:01PM)
Thanks for the reminder Tony. And thanks for TIVO!
Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Jan 21, 2007 07:05PM)
I predict something horrible will happen
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 21, 2007 07:44PM)
No Way!!!!
I saw this at the preview center at Universal Studio's :)
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 21, 2007 08:06PM)
The kid has 5 thousand dollars and Monsters! Oh My!
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 21, 2007 10:28PM)
Whay different than the pilot that I viewed!
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jan 21, 2007 10:33PM)
I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to the rest of the season.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 21, 2007 11:14PM)
NBC has really improved this, and I liked the preview as it was! They've really been working on this. I also enjoyed it, and I don't like much TV :)
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 21, 2007 11:27PM)
Thanks for the tip Tony...would not have seen it otherwise...fun!
Message: Posted by: ptbeast (Jan 22, 2007 03:33AM)
I thought it all came together a bit too neatly, but not a bad start. It got my attention and I will keep watching. I hope it survives.

Message: Posted by: Dr Spektor (Jan 22, 2007 07:55AM)
Did someone get killed in the show? Then my prediction is a hit
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 22, 2007 10:45AM)
I saw it last night and really enjoyed it. There are some elements that are vastly different from the books - especially Bob and the High Council...

But I'll be watching again...
Message: Posted by: Montethrower (Jan 25, 2007 02:00PM)
Saw it, and enjoyed it very much. I thought it was well acted, though it does borderline on a Constantine rip-of (I love the comic...) Nevertheless, I will probably tune in to watch it again this week.

did anyone catch that his dad was a magician?

Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jan 25, 2007 02:04PM)
Yes, did you know his Harry's name is, Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden?
Message: Posted by: ToasterofDoom (Jan 26, 2007 09:55PM)
... How did the kid get 5000 dollars?
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jan 26, 2007 10:35PM)
It was his lunch money. He was in a private school.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Garland (Jan 27, 2007 05:32PM)
The first episode of this "Dresden Files" series is available for free at iTunes.
For those who are curious.
Message: Posted by: Gordon (Jan 28, 2007 12:26PM)
One word. "Skinwalker". Ugh. I sure hope the writing improves.
Message: Posted by: Maleficia (Jan 28, 2007 03:19PM)
Considering this comes on right before Battlestar Galactica -- of which I'm a huge frakin' fan -- I suppose I should probably check it out. Looks interesting enough.
Message: Posted by: Harlequin (Jan 28, 2007 05:07PM)
I felt it was a hybrid of ideas from 'Charmed' and 'Supernatural'. In fact I recall a Skinwalker type creature in Supernatural a while back. Still I liked the show and hope it gains a good following.
Message: Posted by: Dan Mindo (Jan 29, 2007 09:49PM)
It looks as if they are going for hip and cool. I think it would play better if Dresden were a bit more brooding. It is a little too happy go lucky considering the subject matter. I will give it one more episode but I won't get my hopes up.
Message: Posted by: Big Daddy Cool (Jan 30, 2007 09:43AM)
Read the novels by Jim Butcher to get a good handle on the character of Harry. He is supposed to be even more irreverent than he is on the show.

This is the problem with adapting material like this.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 30, 2007 06:33PM)
This is pretty toned down from the pilot that I saw.
Message: Posted by: Gordon (Feb 1, 2007 11:10PM)
Well, I watched the second episode. I thought it was a bit better, but as Dan said, the mood doesn't seem right. I'll give it one more chance...
Message: Posted by: David Parr (Feb 2, 2007 03:17AM)
Watched the first episode when it was offered for free on iTunes. Haven't read the books, so I don't know how they compare, but the characters and dialogue in the show were flat and uninteresting to me. I think I've been spoiled by the Whedonverse. Even when the plot was thin on Buffy, Angel, or Firefly, the characters and dialogue were sharp as tacks.
Message: Posted by: Dan Mindo (Feb 2, 2007 10:22PM)
Hey Tony, did you get a visit from the Fab Five?
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 2, 2007 11:03PM)
Did you catch me on the show?
Message: Posted by: Dan Mindo (Feb 3, 2007 12:37AM)
No, but I'm digging the new look! Did you have to cut up cheese cubes?
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 3, 2007 01:08AM)
No, just a wig, and a bowl on my head for the cut.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Feb 11, 2007 10:30PM)
The latest episode was better; we actually got to see some wizarding.
I'll have to remember that thing with the mirror.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Feb 12, 2007 01:24AM)
Scrying with a mirror has a long history. There is an effect you might find useful in The Wizards' Journal #1 (on my site) from Eleazar Goodenough, when he was just six years old (with a lot of help writing it down from the "old man"). It's called "I Scry."

"The scryer demonstrates the art and science of scrying with mirror and ink. A plain inexpensive hand mirror is shown and allowed to be handled by the person who lost the object. The mirror is placed on the table. Then the scryer takes a bottle of black ink and with an eye-dropper, drops some ink on the mirror. The ink begins to form numbers and letters on the mirror as the scryer rocks it back and forth."

In Eleazar's plot, the letters and numbers identify a chosen Tarot Card which has been "lost" in the deck as an example. The ink could also form an image of a person's face, for example, or a lost object. If you already have or get the article and want to investigate those other possibilities, we can do so via a secret session on The Magic Nook Forum.
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Feb 12, 2007 04:30AM)
The Dresden Files starts in the UK this Wednesday evening (Sky One at 9).