The Bromeliad Trilogy

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The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Mixa » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:29 pm

I’ve been looking through the forum and I have found almost nothing referring to it so I decided to open a new topic to talk about the great…

Bromeliad Trilogy

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This story happens in our world but the protagonists are a small species through which Pratchett reflects our society, our beliefs, our fears… And it’s incredibly fun! :mrgreen:

My favourite part is Truckers, but the idea of the three is fantastic! Every time I think of these books I start laughing to myself, especially when I remember the scene where…


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…the nomes break out of the Store driving the truck and everything blows up behind them… You can imagine it perfectly: their faces, the face of the security guard LOL! XD


But overall the reflexion and the criticism are up there. Highly recommendable! :clap:

Oh! By the way! I found a clip in Youtube about an animated series of Truckers from the 1990… Enjoy this piece of television history! ;)






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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby pip » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:46 pm

They've just released the 90s series on DVD. Worth grabbing. Loved the books as well . such an enjoyable read :D
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:48 pm

Such a shame they didn't make the other books into a film. It would be nice to think that the TV series got lots of kiddies (and adults) checking out the books. I loved the books. :D
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 am

I think the books are brilliant, the DVD less so as the episodes are really short so about a quarter of the time is taken up with titles and recapping the previous episode. Even skipping through these it can be quite frustrating to watch the whole thing in one go. I believe a version was made (or at least was going to be made) which was stitched together to make is a continuous story but this isn't available anywhere.

The Ladybird book of the animation is very good as well

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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Mixa » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:38 am

Thank you for answering, pip, Tonyblack and The Mad Collector! ;)

Maybe you won’t remember a lot about the books, but what is your favourite part of the trilogy? Which one surprised you the most?

For people who haven’t read the books, don’t be surprised about the frog on a leaf I put at the end of the post. It has a related meaning with the novels:

Along the story, Pratchett talks about the Bromeliad flower and its inhabitants, small frogs that spend their whole lives inside of it without even asking themselves what lies beyond. What a fine criticism to our own lives, isn’t it?
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby pip » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:50 am

My favourite bit is the description of the Bromeliad. It was quite a beautifully written concept. :D
Also loved them figuring out the Truck controls. Classic
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Mixa » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:39 am

I completely agree with you, pip!

By the way, I love your signature! :mrgreen:

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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby pip » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 am

Cheers :D I like to wind up the ebook converts on the site :lol:
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby simmonds91 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:17 pm

Im currently reading the bromeliad trilogy. I love the books but I haven't ever watched the tv series, I doubt I ever will either, the nomes on that dvd cover scare the hell out of me. (so does your avatar mixa...)
I don't really have a favourite part of the books to be honest, it's all good.
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Mixa » Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:33 pm

asldkfjlkgj… What?? Why oh why does my avatar scare you? It is damn cute! XD

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P.S. Glad you like the books! ;) Do you have any favourite character?
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby =Tamar » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:44 pm

Mixa wrote:What??[/b][/size] [size=120]Why oh why does my avatar scares you? [b]

I think it may be the "uncanny valley" effect. Something that is almost perfectly human-looking, yet still just barely not human, is frightening, compared to something that is clearly non-human.

A similar effect is that a mechanical "animal", such as a dinosaur, that moves in big, repetitive movements is less frightening than one that is almost still but moves very slightly every so often.

We evolved to be alert to things that aren't quite right.

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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby simmonds91 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:30 am

What tamar said, your avatar looks so.... wrong... and my favourite character is the "thing".
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Feb 13, 2014 8:53 pm

I think Mixa's avatar is very good and I don't understand the above queries about it.

Stick with it Mx :D
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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:09 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:I think Mixa's avatar is very good and I don't understand the above queries about it.

Stick with it Mx :D

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Re: The Bromeliad Trilogy

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:42 pm

Hear Hear!
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