History Literature / GoodOmens

1st Oct '17 7:16:56 PM PaulA
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** A possible subtle one at Pop Culture. When The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse gather at the Diner, they are not all immediately present. A tall fellow with an obscured helmet is playing a video trivia game with a bunch of bikers. Said game has four categories: Pop Music, Sports, Current Events, and General Knowledge. War arrives, and "Sport" is replaced with "War". Famine then shows up, prompting the trivia category General Knowledge to be changed to "Famine." When Pollution arrives, Current Events becomes "Pollution" while Pop Culture is renamed with the similar-sounding "Pop Trivia 1962-1979". The [[GrimReaper The Tall Fellow with the Obscured Helmet]] then refuses to answer the question of what year Elvis Presley died, insisting that he never touched Elvis. The fact that Death was there all along makes you wonder about [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Pop Culture]].

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** A possible subtle one at Pop Culture. When The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse gather at the Diner, they are not all immediately present. A tall fellow with an obscured helmet is playing a video trivia game with a bunch of bikers. Said game has four categories: Pop Music, Sports, Current Events, and General Knowledge. War arrives, and "Sport" is replaced with "War". Famine then shows up, prompting the trivia category General Knowledge to be changed to "Famine." When Pollution arrives, Current Events becomes "Pollution" while Pop Culture is renamed with the similar-sounding "Pop Trivia 1962-1979". The [[GrimReaper The Tall Fellow with the Obscured Helmet]] then refuses to answer the question of what year Elvis Presley died, insisting that he never touched Elvis. The fact that Death was there all along makes you wonder about [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Pop Culture]].Culture.
1st Oct '17 3:59:29 PM ADrago
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** A possible subtle one at Pop Culture. When The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse gather at the Diner, they are not all immediately present. A tall fellow with an obscured helmet is playing a video trivia game with a bunch of bikers. Said game has four categories: Pop Music, Sports, Current Events, and General Knowledge. War arrives, and "Sport" is replaced with "War". Famine then shows up, prompting the trivia category General Knowledge to be changed to "Famine." When Pollution arrives, Current Events becomes "Pollution" while Pop Culture is renamed with the similar-sounding "Pop Trivia 1962-1979". The [[GrimReaper The Tall Fellow with the Obscured Helmet]] then refuses to answer the question of what year Elvis Presley died, insisting that he never touched Elvis. The fact that Death was there all along makes you wonder about [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Pop Culture]].

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** A possible subtle one at Pop Culture. When The Four Horsepersons of the Apocalypse gather at the Diner, they are not all immediately present. A tall fellow with an obscured helmet is playing a video trivia game with a bunch of bikers. Said game has four categories: Pop Music, Sports, Current Events, and General Knowledge. War arrives, and "Sport" is replaced with "War". Famine then shows up, prompting the trivia category General Knowledge to be changed to "Famine." When Pollution arrives, Current Events becomes "Pollution" while Pop Culture is renamed with the similar-sounding "Pop Trivia 1962-1979". The [[GrimReaper The Tall Fellow with the Obscured Helmet]] then refuses to answer the question of what year Elvis Presley died, insisting that he never touched Elvis. The fact that Death was there all along makes you wonder about [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs Pop Culture]].
20th Sep '17 9:48:18 PM Lightice
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Amazon has greenlit a [[http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/19/14323060/amazon-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett-good-omens miniseries]] to be written by Gaiman (with Pratchett's blessing). Creator/DavidTennant has been cast to play Crowley, while the role of Aziraphale will be filled by Creator/MichaelSheen.

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Amazon has greenlit a [[http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/19/14323060/amazon-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett-good-omens miniseries]] to be written by Gaiman (with Pratchett's blessing). Creator/DavidTennant has been cast to play Crowley, while the role of Aziraphale will be filled by Creator/MichaelSheen. The full production has started in September 2017, and the series is slated for either late 2018 or early 2019.
15th Sep '17 2:03:01 PM Lightice
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Amazon has greenlit a [[http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/19/14323060/amazon-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett-good-omens miniseries]] to be written by Gaiman (with Pratchett's blessing)

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Amazon has greenlit a [[http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/19/14323060/amazon-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett-good-omens miniseries]] to be written by Gaiman (with Pratchett's blessing)
blessing). Creator/DavidTennant has been cast to play Crowley, while the role of Aziraphale will be filled by Creator/MichaelSheen.
14th Sep '17 6:28:52 PM Andyroid
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* DemonicPossession: Well, Angelic Possession. But it helps demonstrate how Angels and Demons are NotSoDifferent.
* DesignatedGirlFight: An unusual version of one; violent little tomboy Pepper versus War.

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* DemonicPossession: Well, Angelic Possession.Possession, when [[spoiler: Aziraphale temporarily possesses several people after his body gets destroyed, settling on Madame Tracy]]. But it helps demonstrate how Angels and Demons are NotSoDifferent.
* DesignatedGirlFight: An unusual version of one; one, with violent little tomboy Pepper versus War.being paired up with War when the Them confront the Horsemen.
14th Sep '17 10:56:35 AM narm00
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[[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/01/terry-pratchetts-own-tv-company-to-adapt-good-omens-and-the-watch/ A four part mini-series adapting it is apparently in the works]], by Terry Pratchett's own production company, with Terry Jones (of Creator/MontyPython fame) and Gavin Scott writing the scripts. BBC Radio 4 aired [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knt4h a six-part mini series]] adaptation of the book in December 2014, created by the same production team who did the celebrated adaption of Neil Gaiman's ''Neverwhere''.

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[[http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/10/01/terry-pratchetts-own-tv-company-to-adapt-good-omens-and-the-watch/ A four part mini-series adapting it is was apparently in the works]], by Terry Pratchett's own production company, with Terry Jones (of Creator/MontyPython fame) and Gavin Scott writing the scripts.scripts, though nothing seems to have come of it. BBC Radio 4 aired [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04knt4h a six-part mini series]] adaptation of the book in December 2014, created by the same production team who did the celebrated adaption of Neil Gaiman's ''Neverwhere''.
19th Aug '17 3:32:14 AM PaulA
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* ActionGirl: Pepper, [[FieryRedhead War]], and Anethema (she carries a bread knife).

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* ActionGirl: Pepper, [[FieryRedhead War]], and Anethema Anathema (she carries a bread knife).
8th Aug '17 7:04:28 AM JamesAustin
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* JesusTaboo: The book plays with every single Evangelical Christian trope and belief about the End of Days, with the notable exception that UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} never makes an appearance (despite Literature/TheBookOfRevelation being all about his SecondComing!) [[DevilButNoGod Even Lucifer and Beelzebub appear in person]], but no sign of Christ. Perhaps Gaiman and Pratchett didn't want to push their luck poking fun of Christianity ''that'' far. Or perhaps "the Metatron" is He in another guise. Or maybe [[spoiler: since the Apocalypse was averted, He didn't need to show up after all]].[[note]] The Rosicrucian school of Christian mysticism, however, enshrines an older school of thought: that the energy known as the Metatron is the "bridge" between the human and the divine, God made flesh and directly experiencing what it is to be human. An opinion in theology holds that while the Second Person of God nipped out of the office to spend thirty-three years on Earth, the Metatron was the incarnation of the divinity that Jesus largely left behind in Heaven whilst incarnating as human - effectively keeping the throne warm. The concepts of Metatron and Jesus Christ are very closely linked and can be seen as overlapping a lot.[[/note]]. He does warrant some mention, though -- when the Hell's Angels realize who the other bikers in the bar [[TheFourHorsemen really are]], one exclaims, "Jesus Christ!" and another speculates that He's probably looking for someplace to park His bike.

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* JesusTaboo: The book plays with every single Evangelical Christian trope and belief about the End of Days, with the notable exception that UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} never makes an appearance (despite Literature/TheBookOfRevelation being all about his SecondComing!) [[DevilButNoGod Even Lucifer and Beelzebub appear in person]], but no sign of Christ. Perhaps Gaiman and Pratchett didn't want to push their luck poking fun of Christianity ''that'' far. Or perhaps "the Metatron" is He in another guise. Or maybe [[spoiler: since the Apocalypse was averted, He didn't need to show up after all]].[[note]] The Rosicrucian school of Christian mysticism, however, enshrines an older school of thought: that the energy known as the Metatron is the "bridge" between the human and the divine, God made flesh and directly experiencing what it is to be human. An opinion in theology holds that while the Second Person of God nipped out of the office to spend thirty-three years on Earth, the Metatron was the incarnation of the divinity that Jesus largely left behind in Heaven whilst incarnating as human - effectively keeping the throne warm. The concepts of Metatron and Jesus Christ are very closely linked and can be seen as overlapping a lot.[[/note]]. He does warrant some mention, though -- when the Hell's Angels realize who the other bikers in the bar [[TheFourHorsemen [[HorsemenOfTheApocalypse really are]], one exclaims, "Jesus Christ!" and another speculates that He's probably looking for someplace to park His bike.
24th Jul '17 7:40:47 AM Divra
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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Nutter and Device are not only authentic Lancashire family names, they are names of women who were hanged as witches. Nutter is an Old English word for "cowherd" and Device (pronounced DEH-viss) is an alternate spelling of Davis.

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* RealityIsUnrealistic: Nutter and Device are not only authentic Lancashire family names, they are names of women who were hanged as witches.two of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pendle_witches Pendle Witches]]. Nutter is an Old English word for "cowherd" and Device (pronounced DEH-viss) is an alternate spelling of Davis.
15th Jun '17 6:46:30 PM PaulA
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* JesusTaboo: The book plays with every single Evangelical Christian trope and belief about the End of Days, with the notable exception that {{Jesus}} never makes an appearance (despite Literature/TheBookOfRevelation being all about his SecondComing!) [[DevilButNoGod Even Lucifer and Beelzebub appear in person]], but no sign of Christ. Perhaps Gaiman and Pratchett didn't want to push their luck poking fun of Christianity ''that'' far. Or perhaps "the Metatron" is He in another guise. Or maybe [[spoiler: since the Apocalypse was averted, He didn't need to show up after all]].[[note]] The Rosicrucian school of Christian mysticism, however, enshrines an older school of thought: that the energy known as the Metatron is the "bridge" between the human and the divine, God made flesh and directly experiencing what it is to be human. An opinion in theology holds that while the Second Person of God nipped out of the office to spend thirty-three years on Earth, the Metatron was the incarnation of the divinity that Jesus largely left behind in Heaven whilst incarnating as human - effectively keeping the throne warm. The concepts of Metatron and Jesus Christ are very closely linked and can be seen as overlapping a lot.[[/note]]. He does warrant some mention, though -- when the Hell's Angels realize who the other bikers in the bar [[TheFourHorsemen really are]], one exclaims, "Jesus Christ!" and another speculates that He's probably looking for someplace to park His bike.

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* JesusTaboo: The book plays with every single Evangelical Christian trope and belief about the End of Days, with the notable exception that {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} never makes an appearance (despite Literature/TheBookOfRevelation being all about his SecondComing!) [[DevilButNoGod Even Lucifer and Beelzebub appear in person]], but no sign of Christ. Perhaps Gaiman and Pratchett didn't want to push their luck poking fun of Christianity ''that'' far. Or perhaps "the Metatron" is He in another guise. Or maybe [[spoiler: since the Apocalypse was averted, He didn't need to show up after all]].[[note]] The Rosicrucian school of Christian mysticism, however, enshrines an older school of thought: that the energy known as the Metatron is the "bridge" between the human and the divine, God made flesh and directly experiencing what it is to be human. An opinion in theology holds that while the Second Person of God nipped out of the office to spend thirty-three years on Earth, the Metatron was the incarnation of the divinity that Jesus largely left behind in Heaven whilst incarnating as human - effectively keeping the throne warm. The concepts of Metatron and Jesus Christ are very closely linked and can be seen as overlapping a lot.[[/note]]. He does warrant some mention, though -- when the Hell's Angels realize who the other bikers in the bar [[TheFourHorsemen really are]], one exclaims, "Jesus Christ!" and another speculates that He's probably looking for someplace to park His bike.
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