You think Game of Thrones is taking liberties with George R.R. Martin’s books? That’s nothing. All too often, when people adapt books for television, they basically treat the source material as a series of suggestions. Here are the 10 science fiction and fantasy shows that veered farthest from their book origins.
The Walking Dead carried all our dreams on its undead shoulders. We're all hoping HBO's Game of Thrones will also rule. But sadly, television has an even worse record of adapting books than movies. Here are 10 book-to-television embarrassments.
There's a lot going on in 1972's Hugo-winning novel, Philip José Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go. But in this introduction to his legendary Riverworld, the waters can get a bit choppy and muddy.
Last night Syfy dumped its entire 4-hour miniseries of Riverworld in one giant blob of cheesy WTF. I'm guessing this show will never make it to series, but at least it answered some of our burning questions about the afterlife.
Who knew there was this much raunch in Syfy's adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld books? Tahmoh Penikett is naked/in bondage, while another character practices Kama Sutra on Mark Twain's steamboat. This weekend's Riverworld promises to be quite the experience.
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Shove some dream gum in your face, because the first trailer for Syfy's TV movie Riverworld is out. Watch the half-naked Tahmoh Penikett get tortured by blue men in the adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld series.
With Dollhouse coming back on Friday, we'll finally see Paul Ballard's new status quo. We asked Tahmoh Penikett what to expect. He also told us the Battlestar Galactica ending he fought to change. Also, will he be naked in Riverworld?
Strap us in and color us blue with excitement: the first stills from Syfy's adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld series are out. They're full of shirtlessness, cleavage and blue Alan Cumming. Pop in your dreamgum, and check them out.
A faithful adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld novels would be nigh impossible, but the Syfy Channel's upcoming Riverworld miniseries plans to veer off into such uncharted waters that readers may not recognize it.
Dollhouse and Battlestar Galactica star Tahmoh Penikett has landed another major science fiction role, this time in a TV-movie adaptation of Philip José Farmer's Riverworld, as the Syfy Channel attempts to replace, well…BSG, mostly.
The Syfy Channel announced more of its post-Battlestar Galactica lineup, and it includes a possible ongoing series based on Philip José Farmer's Riverworld novels. This could be amazing, if done even half right.