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Monday, March 10, 2008

pTerry on pTV!

The second Discworld movie adaptation, The Colour of Magic, will air on March 23-24. This news fills me with yay. It's only airing on Sky One for now, so that's a torrenting. And if you haven't seen it yet, check out Hogfather. It's da bomb.


  1. I was just thinking the other day whether new adaptations were going to be forthcoming. Being the procastinator I am I'm glad you found this. Happy viewing times are in the near future!

  2. Good news and bad news:

    Good news is that technically it will be the fourth discworld movie adaptation. Soul music and Wyrd sisters are both a decade old now, and before you start complaining that they weren't in the cinemas: Anything with Christopher Lee in it counts.

    Bad news is that mr. Pratchett has been diagnosed with Alzheimers. Wish I could put a funny spin on that but I'm too upset.

  3. Then let the man himself put a funny spin on it. Quoth the pTerry:


    I would have liked to keep this one quiet for a little while, but because of upcoming conventions and of course the need to keep my publishers informed, it seems to me unfair to withhold the news. I have been diagnosed with a very rare form of early onset Alzheimer's, which lay behind this year's phantom "stroke". We are taking it fairly philosophically down here and possibly with a mild optimism. For now work is continuing on the completion of Nation and the basic notes are already being laid down for Unseen Academicals. All other things being equal, I expect to meet most current and, as far as possible, future commitments but will discuss things with the various organisers. Frankly, I would prefer it if people kept things cheerful, because I think there's time for at least a few more books yet :o)

    Terry Pratchett

    PS I would just like to draw attention to everyone reading the above that this should be interpreted as 'I am not dead'. I will, of course, be dead at some future point, as will everybody else. For me, this maybe further off than you think - it's too soon to tell. I know it's a very human thing to say "Is there anything I can do", but in this case I would only entertain offers from very high-end experts in brain chemistry.

  4. Also, Soul Music was awesome, but isn't available in the US - something to do with the music copyrights. Wyrd Sisters is less awesome, unfortunately.