Syfy’s ambitious miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End served up some beautiful spaceship visuals. Including the alien mothership, which looks striking and angelic. Concept artist Ben Mauro shared with us some of his beautiful Childhood’s End spaceship designs.
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Syfy’s adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End wrapped up earlier this week, and ended with a stunning glimpse of an alien planet. We’re excited to premiere some concept art by Emmanuel Shiu illuminates that insane vista, exclusively at io9.
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A fleet of alien ships suddenly appears overhead, carrying a mysterious race of visitors with weirdly benevolent intentions: They’re here to fix all of the world’s problems. Great! So what’s the catch? That’s the set-up for Arthur C. Clarke’s novel Childhood’s End, now a Syfy “event series” that kicks off on Monday.
Syfy is taking on the ambitious task of adapting one of science fiction’s greatest novels for the big screen. But how well with Childhood’s End live up to Arthur C. Clarke’s original vision? And how will they portray the themes of the book? Allow Charles Dance and the rest of the cast to explain, in this exclusive…
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In December, Syfy will broadcast a three-part adaptation of Childhood’s End, the Arthur C. Clarke novel about aliens that come to Earth and correct all of humanity’s mistakes, resulting in a utopian world in which nobody wants for anything ... and curiosity and creativity have all but disappeared.
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Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) sits front and center for the very first trailer for Syfy’s huge adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s famous alien invasion book Childhood’s End. This is a big deal, and it absolutely must be done correctly.
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After weeks of speculating, it's official: Syfy will turn Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End into a six-hour miniseries. And it's going to premiere next year. But don't fret, the folks attached to it give us a lot of hope for this project.
Seriously, it looks like Syfy's version of Arthur C. Clarke's classic novel Childhood's End is actually going to happen. Because there are some very familiar names running this project.