Michigan's Adventure. 6/8/2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:45 PM

The Stand was made into a TV movie years ago.

And I think Tyler doesn't get the troll reference. At least not the way TR is using it.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 9:26 AM

Timber-Rider said:

Also hotties trump fast lane!! NA! NA!!

I'm picturing a bouncer at the front of the queue telling everyone they have to wait to get in as he unclips the red velvet rope to let the hotties through.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 7:10 PM

I can think of few family guy references to throw in. Like Fred Flintsone and Barney Rubble, being held back, while the little flying alien gets ahead of them! So long Dum Dums! LOL!! What was his name? The great gazoo?

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Friday, June 28, 2013 7:17 PM

Yes. I saw the stand on TV. It was a mini series. Kind of a weird, where a good majority of the world was dead, and the survivors were fighting with the Devil. I don't remember how it ended. Just remember there was a showdown in Las Vegas. It's one of those shows, where it's kind of hard to keep track of everything that is going on.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 8:17 PM

Vegas got nuked.

I don't consider that a spoiler, as the series is from the early 90's, I believe. Some of the worst acting in the history of TV mini-series.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 11:08 PM

I remember being very disappointed with the end of that mini-series. It ended crappy like a lot of other Steven King based movies.

I just went to Wikipedia and it looks like they changed their mind about doing a series based on the book. I know that I read that they were contemplating doing a full-on The Stand series about the same time that I read that they were creating a series for the book Under the Dome, of which the first episode debuted last Monday on CBS. Now there are talks about doing a theatrical trilogy of The Stand possibly directed by Ben Affleck.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:20 AM

Under the Dome is King's best work in years. Certainly since the Dark Tower series, and maybe going back to The Talisman. I highly recommend it.

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Monday, July 1, 2013 11:33 PM

I couldn't get through The Dark Tower series. Read the first and second books (the first was decent, second was riveting), and I couldn't make it through even a couple chapters of the third before I was bored stiff. Haven't really been interested in King since.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:41 AM

I'm reading King's Joyland now. Best amusement park-set book I've read. It's got a real feel for old-fashioned parks, and would probably appeal to many on this forum. It's a short book, part of a crime-novel series. I hope to write a brief review on here when I finish it.

I couldn't get through the second Dark Tower book. It took me three tries to get through the first. Had no appeal for me.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 2:26 PM

I too am reading Joyland and am enjoying it so far.

I also couldn't get into the Dark Tower series. I forced my way through the first two, and while I got more interested as it went on, I still haven't read any farther. I've been told the third one is where it starts to become a wonderful series. I DID like that the Man in Black pops up in the first book.

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