I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Myst TV Series

By now most of you will have heard/read the most amazing news ever: Legendary has signed a deal with Myst for a TV series!


Interestingly, over the past few days, people have been discussing Robyn Miller's tweet dating to September 24 concerning a TV show he tried to get off the ground with the SyFy (SciFi) channel twelve years ago which included a couple images of concept art.  And of course, let us not forget the threat on the Cyan Forums about it being a possibly good idea to let HBO have it.  To imagine that all this time Cyan has been giggling, knowing that soon the cat would be out of the bag.  Usually we get some kind of heads up in the form of puzzles or someone popping in to say something cryptic about something coming soon.  Maybe that's what Robyn's tweet was.  Nothing made it to their news section on their website.  I first saw the link with the story on Facebook.

You know, I now vaguely remember something Ryan or someone else said about not being finished with Myst.  (Click to expand)

So let's talk about this!  Some fans meet this with extreme enthusiasm, whereas others are cautious or skeptical.  Perhaps there is room for all these thoughts.

First of all, we can't be too hasty with our judgments since we don't even know what the subject matter will be.  According to the article, there will be a game that goes along with it, tied into whatever the storyline will be.  I'm not sure how that works, but I'm willing to go along with it.  I guess we can be sure, in that case, that the show would not cover the games already released.  And in order to make a TV show I am thinking that perhaps they wouldn't want to be restricted to the books.  Although, I really do want a movie or some-such about the Book of Ti'ana!!  So perhaps, as Ryan states above in a potentially unrelated comment, there are other Myst stories to tell.  I think it most definitely would involve the D'ni because, well, that's what Myst consists of.  We must keep in mind that they want to reach a huge audience so we can't expect anything to be so strictly tied to what we know.

I'm really excited to see what they come up with.  I hope whatever channel it will air on will have the episodes available online so that I can watch them (no tv here).


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