Any idea what it says (in general)? My French is a little rusty (i.e. nonexistent)
My goodness my French is going to be really rusty but I’m going to give this a try. Anyone who is better at French is free to correct me!
Richard Cypher (Craig Horner), a simple woodsman, lived in Westland at the edge of the Boundary, an impenetrable and terrifying barrier. His world was radically toppled when he met Kahlan Amnell, originally from the Midlands, the other side of the Boundary. Once the Boundary was weakened, Darken Rahl wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to enslaved the world. Named the Seeker of Truth, Richard embarks on a quest to save the fate of humankind, with the help of Kahlan and the First Wizard Zeddicus Zul’Zorander (Bruce Spence). To achieve his goal he must use the Sword of Truth, a weapon armed with powerful magic, a symbol of his status.
THE SWORD COMMUNITY Legend of the Seeker is an adaptation of an eleven book series written by Terry Goodkind between 1994 (Wizard’s First Rule) and 2007 (Confessor. The birth of this project came up a few years later when Same Raimi discovered the series at the suggestion of his colleague Joshua Donen. Excited, Raimi invited his friend and production partner Robert Tapert, with whom he has collaborated since 1978, to read the books. Immediately, the duo envisioned creating a full-length feature film before a five-part mini series. After meeting with Terry Goodkind, Same Raimi was convinced that there was enugh material to create a true series. “Terry was always refusing to give up the rights to the books,” confided Sam Raimi. “He believed that the producers were unscrupulous and would create a mediocre work that would not preserve the integrity of his world. However, after having a long discussion with him, he approved with the utmost confidance.” It must be said that Raimi and Tapert had created two of the most successful meterials of heroic fantasy television with Xena (1995-2000) and Hercules (1995-1999). The idea was to produce the series directly in syndication, a bold gamble. ABC Studios agreed to finance the project and to give its green light to produce twenty two episodes of which the budget was estimated to be 1.5 million dollars per episode, given that the series is so action-oriented and offers so many special effects.
ADAPTED ADAPTATION Initially called Wizard’s First Rule after the title of the first book of the Sword of Truth series, the series was renamed Legend of the Seeker upon the advice of Terry Goodkind. Indeed, the production wished that the books and the series had its own differences so as not to be limited to solely recounting the story in the book. Therefore, it must be understood that the series will not be a true adaptation even though the general intrigue will be preserved. This choice was explained by the fact that the series could last several seasons with numerous episodes, which would be impossible with a literal adaptation which, by definition has an established beginning and ending. It was this principal argument that the syndication wanted each episode to be able to stand on its own. Still, it is possible to watch an episode simply by chance, without having to have seen the preceding episode to understand what happened. Nevertheless, the backstory is well presented for those who then wish to follow the entire series.
CONTRASTING HERITAGE Deviating from Hercules and Xena, Legend of the Seeker abandons the farcical approach which was the success of these two series, for a much more serious tone. “Our goal was to tell the stories of these characters and the sacrifices that they had to make for the greater good,” confirmed the producer Robert Tapert. “It is always an adventure, but we don’t want the public to watch a farcical series which was the case with Xena or Hercules. This was all from an era that corresponded with the spirit of the ‘90’s.”
Following the example of Xena and Hercules, Legend of the Seeker is entirely filmed in New Zealand, with breathtaking landscapes reminiscent of Lord of the Rings. That breathlessness is something we’ll only find partially here, even if the series has the best intentions. The public has fully appreciated, since the series has been renewed for the second season for twenty two episodes beginning November 7th. During this time TF6 will be in charge of the distribution in our area, since TMC will not renew in 2010. Rest knowing that the action, adventure and sorcery functions as well today as it did back in the Xena era…
And after I finished, I noticed that you said "in general."
I can't believe I just typed all that. Going to take a long break now.
Last Edit: Jan 9, 2010 12:50:20 GMT -5 by kahlanfan™
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derascal: Long time no hear or see you all...glad to know another possibility available to us to get Seeker back. How is campaign. Where is best spot to glean info. Is this site still in good shape? Nice to see some familiar names... my graphics still stink,
Jun 22, 2013 17:19:28 GMT -5
Extremis : REMINDER: Tonight, Tuesday, July 2 on TNT Channel in the USA, there will be LOTS fans in Costume on the episode of the TV Series, 'Perception'. (the episode will also air tomorrow on the Bravo channel in Canada )
Jul 2, 2013 19:26:06 GMT -5
Extremis : The episode is titled 'Alienation'
Jul 2, 2013 19:26:24 GMT -5
greatdane3: As one of the many who was very sad when LOTS was cancelled I'm excited to let you know that Kate Madison, director or LOTR sequel Born of Hope (free on Youtube) is creating a new webseries very much inspired by LOTS - check it out on Kickstarter.com
Aug 6, 2013 8:11:08 GMT -5
Melmione™: I just upgraded to a new laptop (expensive but necessary), and as I was exchanging and moving files I stumbled upon some old Conseekadore stuff. Sweet nostalgia. I miss you guys, and I miss LotS.
Jan 19, 2014 3:32:25 GMT -5
kahlanfan123: check terry Goodkinds Facebook page, he has the cover and the release month of Severed Souls!
Jun 6, 2014 6:00:01 GMT -5
Extremis : Lots of Seeker fans are at DragonCon this weekend in Atlanta Georgia Make sure to drop by the LOTS/SOT fan table at the Hiatt Hotel.
Aug 30, 2014 14:26:27 GMT -5
lotslover: Miss everyone here!! Had such sweet times here meeting and making friends and obsessing over Seeker! Hopefully, we'll all be back someday soon to discuss a Seeker movie. Keep fighting, guys!
Dec 4, 2014 22:08:53 GMT -5
Necros: Is this board dead too?
Mar 1, 2015 11:53:00 GMT -5
Erika: Hi everyone - since this fandom has pretty much died off - I'm going to let the main website expire. The forums are free so they'll stay open. I'm planning on eventually redoing my own main website w/ all of my screencaps/artwork so I'll eventually load...
Jun 7, 2015 23:43:01 GMT -5
Erika: my LOTS caps there. But at this point, w/ as little traffic that's around here, I can't justify spending $75 a year to keep the website open.
Jun 7, 2015 23:43:32 GMT -5
Erika: Err alright things are still up. I'm actually working on new galleries w/ easier, less antiquated software for the photo gallery and maybe I'll update the caps board under a new URL. I'll keep you all posted.
Aug 30, 2015 14:10:31 GMT -5
Confessed4Life: Is there a place where we can donate to help you out with the website cost? I know the issue very well and I'd love to help!
Nov 22, 2015 12:31:59 GMT -5
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