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Eloise C seems to be voicing Salcilia (see source) in the both series 1 and 2 (not sure whether that second series part is right) and also played Lyra's double in the first series.
Sarah Brazier played a Londoner in series 1 too (see source).
In much more exciting news - we got a mention from Twittàgazze on Twitter! See it here!
"This programme with Mr. Jack Thorne gave seemingly some glimpses of the Cittàgazze set for #HisDarkMaterials, based on the screenshots (spoilerish thus not reproduced here) found on the finely-managed Fandom page of the show (our greetings to its editors!) https://hdm.fandom.com/wiki/His_Dark_Materials_(TV_series) …"
And our greetings to the person behind Twittàgazze!
There's only 49 days until the release of The Secret Commonwealth! I'm not sure I'll be able to get the series done in time, seeing as I lost my place in Northern Lights (I'll find it eventually) and I leant my copy of The Subtle Knife to a friend.
But whether or not I've reread the original trilogy, I'm certain that TSC will be amazing!
I just finished reading the first book of the Book of Dust trilogy. I loved loved loved how Mr. Pullman was able to converge Lyra's world in a different light but still keep the connections that I saw back to the Northern Lights. Like Malcolm eventually becomes a professor at Jordan and looks after Lyra (although I do not recall him being mentioned). I do remember how Dr, Relf became the head of the St. Sophia women's college and I really loved her character in this installment!
I am beyond excited that His Dark Materials is finally given another chance at becoming a visual adventure. The Golden Compass movies sucked. It does NO justice how amazing the books were. I can compare the failure of the Golden Compass movie to the Percy Jackson movie, doing NOTHING to the books and the Giver movie, which makes me really mad since the books were beyond amazing.
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As Jack Thorne annouced at TCA, series 1 will have some 'new elements' taken from later books! What do you think these could be and which would you be most excited for?
It's been said that we will get to see some parts of Once Upon a Time in the North when we're meeting Lee (which will be great) - whether these are just where Lee talks about them to Lyra or whether we actually get to see them on screen.
I also heard about them filmig with a baby - whether that's a flashback to Edward Coulter or even to the canoe, we don't know.
I really hope Malcolm is included somehow in the series - it would be great to see him as a scholar!
I´m not particularly pleased. The actress who´ll play Lyra just doesn´t look like her and Mrs Coulter? Sorry for being rude, but she is plain. Mrs Coulter is supposed to be enchanting, she almost seduces angel! The actress is two years older than Mrs Coulter is supposed to be but looks way older.
And as much as I love Lin Manuel Miranda he´s just not Lee Scoresby. He´s way too young!
What are your thoughts?
Just wondering who everyone's favourite characters are?
I personally like Will, Lee, Iorek, Pantalaimon, Hannah Relf, Balthamos and Coram van Texel.
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We found out a few days ago that His Dark Materials would be heading over to SDCC. We've also found out that both the release dates and a new trailer will be shown! (src - find original Instagram post here)
Hopefully, they'll broadcast the whole panel Q&A on the Twitter account - and release news on the release date and trailer there.
The panel will be on 4:45-5:45 San Diego Time, so make sure you convert that if you want to catch up with the news. For BST, that's at 12:45-1:45am (oh great). This is looking promising!
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As I have been re-reading La Belle Sauvage, I have noticed some interesting things.
The first is the spangled ring, which Malcolm saw while reading. This was never fully explained and probably links to the secret commonwealth.
Hannah Relf leant Malcolm a book called The Silk Road. This book goes into detail about trade routes in The Levant. When discussing it, Malcolm says that this is the place he would most want to visit. Hannah says that maybe one day he will. Indeed, the setting for The Secret Commonwealth (which Malcolm appears in) is The Levant.
Can I take this moment to thank every admin, every editor, every reader on the His Dark Materials Wiki as we have just reached the milestone 1000 pages! Of course, there's still a lot more to add, more to research but that's a huge figure we have just hit.
I personally came to the wiki when it had 600/700 pages, and now look at it!
The 1000th page was 1995 - what better way to celebrate this than going back to the year it all started?
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Hey everyone, as you might have seen from my original post, I'm planning to do a re-reading of the original trilogy (and more) before the release of The Secret Commonwealth on Thursday, 3rd October this year (oooooh). During the short, short time there is between TSC being released and the TV series coming out, most editing will be based on the 2nd Book of Dust so this re-reading will be before the release of the book - though it won't be too far before the TV series.
Now, depending on the amount of users (if any, except me) who are willing to take part, this can also include an official Discussions post for talk relating to the chapter. Otherwise, it will just include a few/one user(s) adding info/pages related to the chapter they've read or are reading.
So, here are the details:
The re-reading of the books should cover everything: Northern Lights through to La Belle Sauvage and even Lyra's Oxford, The Collectors and Once Upon a Time in the North.
I plan to read the books in the order they are in, in the timeline, that is: OTN, The Collectors, LBS, NL, TSK, TAS and then LO before the release of TSC.
LBS and the original trilogy have 101 chapters altogether, OTN has (including extra pages) 101 pages - this should be split over 3 days, LO and The Collectors can have a day each. That makes 106 days for the event: Wednesday, 19th June 2019 - Wednesday, 2nd October. Here's the breakdown:
*Once Upon a Time in the North: Wednesday, 19th June - Friday, 21st June
*The Collectors: Saturday, 22nd June
*La Belle Sauvage: Sunday, 23rd June - Wednesday, 17th July
*Northern Lights: Thursday, 18th July - Friday, 9th August
*The Subtle Knife: Saturday, 10th August - Saturday 24th August
*The Amber Spyglass: Sunday 25th August - Tuesday, 1st October
*Lyra's Oxford - Wednesday, 2nd October
Each day, we'll read one chapter from the books. Lyra's Oxford and The Collectors will take a day each (this includes both the story and any extras in LO). As for Once Upon a Time in the North, it will be:
*Pages 1-34: Wednesday, 19th June
*Pages 35-70: Thursday, 20th June
*Pages 71-96 (and any extra pages): Friday, 21st June
If you'd like to take part, please do leave a comment below - it doesn't matter if you can't do all the dates or don't have all the books - if you only want to do it from the 18th July - 1st October (the original trilogy), or want to read LBS and the trilogy, that's ok!
As for time zones, they don't matter - do whatever chapter/book it is on the day it is where you are.
Thanks for taking the time to read all this - if you have any questions, feel free to post them and I'll try to get back as quickly as I can!