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Old 17-02-2013, 22:26
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Is Odyseuss going to be a woman? Is Caesar going to be in it?
Caesar is many centuries later....over a thousand years. It's possible that Odysseus would be.

Caesar is being portrayed on Spartacus at the moment.
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Old 17-02-2013, 22:54
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Is Odyseuss going to be a woman? Is Caesar going to be in it?
I presume "Caeser being in it" refers to the "Xena Warrior Princess" version of Greek Myths.
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Old 17-02-2013, 23:45
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I presume "Caeser being in it" refers to the "Xena Warrior Princess" version of Greek Myths.
Everybody was in Xena.
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Old 18-02-2013, 18:09
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Everybody was in Xena.
Thankfully fantasy shows have improved dramatically since Xena
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Old 18-02-2013, 21:11
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Thankfully fantasy shows have improved dramatically since Xena
Aw, Xena was great and there have been worse fantasy shows than that.
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Old 19-02-2013, 09:31
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I think it would be good I talked to someone who Is going to film this (cinema photography(sp?))
He also filmed most of Merlin
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Old 19-02-2013, 17:02
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Aw, Xena was great and there have been worse fantasy shows than that.
Xena was fantasy?
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Old 19-02-2013, 17:05
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Xena was fantasy?
It was a fantasy for quite a few people, Mike
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Old 19-02-2013, 18:57
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With enough writing skill, ATLANTIS could be a spin off or prequel to MERLIN or at least a crossover.
Already been done. Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon Cycle.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taliesin-Pen...1298250&sr=8-1

Apologies to anyone else who's already said this. Be interesting to see if there are any influences from those books though I don't recall a Jason.
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Old 19-02-2013, 19:15
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Talking of casting, Ive been watching World Without End and thought Tom Weston-Jones was excellent. I think hed make a good addition to the Atlantis cast.
Was that the bod who played Myrddin? Oddly enough I always pictured someone like Eddie Redmayne even before I knew he existed. Tom was a little too "pretty" for me which is unfair as he really can't help the way he looks. But I can see him in a short white skirt...
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Old 19-02-2013, 20:12
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Was that the bod who played Myrddin? Oddly enough I always pictured someone like Eddie Redmayne even before I knew he existed. Tom was a little too "pretty" for me which is unfair as he really can't help the way he looks. But I can see him in a short white skirt...
He might be perfect for Jason then.
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Old 19-02-2013, 20:24
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Already been done. Stephen Lawhead's Pendragon Cycle.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taliesin-Pen...1298250&sr=8-1

Apologies to anyone else who's already said this. Be interesting to see if there are any influences from those books though I don't recall a Jason.
Yeah I mentioned it earlier and nope, still no Jason in that either!
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Old 19-02-2013, 22:02
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Xena was fantasy?
Nah, it was a docudrama. As Illustrated in 'You Are There'.
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Old 20-02-2013, 13:13
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This was on yet again last night for anyone interested in a more historical perspective:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._The_Evidence/

I don't expect we'll get much in the way of accuracy if Merlin is anything to go by though.
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Old 20-02-2013, 18:44
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This was on yet again last night for anyone interested in a more historical perspective:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode..._The_Evidence/

I don't expect we'll get much in the way of accuracy if Merlin is anything to go by though.
I saw that when it originally aired, it's a fascinating programme and comes up with some really interesting ideas. Bettany Hughes is a great presenter too.
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Old 20-02-2013, 19:51
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When you Capps and Murphy be announcing the cast? Has anyone heard any rumors about it?
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Old 20-02-2013, 20:02
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When you Capps and Murphy be announcing the cast? Has anyone heard any rumors about it?
Probably pretty soon as filming starts within a couple of months
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Old 23-02-2013, 10:34
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First bit of casting - Robert Emss from War Horse

http://www.tvwise.co.uk/2013/02/robe...ries-atlantis/
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:02
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Thanks! (Just wanted to ask if anyone remembers when the cast of Merlin was announced.)

Whether you liked the ending or not, in terms of production values Merlin was a triumph - excellent photography, epic music, remarkable sets and costumes - probably the best I've ever seen on british television.
Production has improved tremendously during its five years and the creators have become much more confident which can hopefully transform into their new show.
I think Atlantis will have a stronger start than Merlin had, simply because the producers and the whole crew must have a huge experience by now.

Looks like Game of Throne's Sam McCurdy and Merlin's Dale McCready can be director of photography, Molotnikov and Alice Troughton probably directs the opening episodes and my two favourite Merlin writers, Overman and Julian Jones are on board.

I'm sure Atlantis will inherit some of the Merlin fans and most of Merlin's Saturday night viewers. Maybe the novelty of the show can attract new viewers too, so it has every chance to become a great success, but a lot depends on the cast of course.
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:17
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Thanks! (Just wanted to ask if anyone remembers when the cast of Merlin was announced.)
Merlin cast no. But from what I can tell BBC doesnt announce anything until production has started. That was what they did with a few of their newer shows like escape artist etc
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Old 23-02-2013, 11:39
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BBC doesnt announce anything until production has started.
A couple more weeks then. Filming starts in April, but they'll be in intensive preproduction during March.
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:28
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Whether you liked the ending or not, in terms of production values Merlin was a triumph - excellent photography, epic music, remarkable sets and costumes - probably the best I've ever seen on british television.
Production has improved tremendously during its five years and the creators have become much more confident which can hopefully transform into their new show.
I think Atlantis will have a stronger start than Merlin had, simply because the producers and the whole crew must have a huge experience by now.

Looks like Game of Throne's Sam McCurdy and Merlin's Dale McCready can be director of photography, Molotnikov and Alice Troughton probably directs the opening episodes and my two favourite Merlin writers, Overman and Julian Jones are on board.
Couldn't agree more, no matter what the outcome of the final episode, Merlin has always had incredible production values and the cinematography and music has been first rate since Episode One. As I hear they're using pretty much the exact same crew as worked on Merlin, I expect we're going to see a visually stunning Atlantis as well and I, for one, am looking forward to it immensely.

I'm almost as big a Greek myth geek as I am an Arthurian one
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:33
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Given who he is playing I'm guessing every famous greek person from History as well as all the myths will turn up at some point.
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:47
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Given who he is playing I'm guessing every famous greek person from History as well as all the myths will turn up at some point.
Looks like it doesn't it
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Old 23-02-2013, 12:49
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