Poll: Who wins this round?
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Boone Daniels
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Superlaser
90.48%
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WATCHMEN Draft: Round One - Boone Daniels vs. Superlaser
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(12-17-2019, 11:55 AM)boone daniels Wrote: MASTERPIECE THEATER PRESENTS
the BBC adaptation of
WATCHMEN
(originally ten episodes, but aired over 5 successive Sundays in 2-hour blocks when shown on PBS)

Directed by Nicholas Meyer

Bob Peck as Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl II
Jeremy Irons as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan
Patrick Stewart as Rorschach
Miranda Richardson as Silk Spectre II/Laurie Juspeczyk
Charles Dance as Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt
Nicol Williamson as Hollis Mason/Nite Owl I
Michael Gambon as Moloch/Edgar Jacobi
Wallace Shawn as Big Figure

introducing Kenneth Branagh as the Captain (of the Black Freighter)

with Gene Tierney as Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre I
and Jack Nicholson as Eddie Blake/The Comedian



superlaser:

WATCHMEN

as adapted by Jonathan Demme

David Bowie as Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias

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Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Juspeczyk/Silk Spectre II

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Michael McKean as Dan Dreiberg/Nite Owl II

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Ron Perlman as Eddie Blake/The Comedian

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Patrick Swayze as Jon Osterman/Dr. Manhattan

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Kurtwood Smith as Walter Kovacs/Rorschach

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Adam West as Hollis Mason/Nite Owl I

Swoosie Kurtz as Sally Jupiter/Silk Specter I

F. Murray Abraham as Moloch

Danny Devito as Big Figure

Also featuring Joe Morton as Dr. Malcolm Long
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For starters, I don't really get the British theming, as the story is so explicitly American in its perspective. Moore, an obvious genius when it comes to representing cultures, does such a representative job showing England in From Hell, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta that its absence in Watchmen feels pronounced. I'm taking this on its merits, but without much in the way of further explanation, I don't think the UK angle adds much.

Dan - Peck V McKean: McKean in Clue mode is spot on. I'll admit, I mostly just know Peck from Jurassic Park, and he's a good actor but hardly a perfect Dan. SUPERLASER

Manhattan - Irons V Swayze: It's admittedly hard to wrap my brain around Irons in this role and not Veidt (which I didn't even love his take for), but I do think Swayze's zen blankness could be interesting here. Could be. It could also not work at all, but Demme might get it out of him. SUPERLASER

Rorschach - Stewart V Smith: I love Verhoeven bad guys in this world (cast two myself), and while Smith's particular brand of vicious comes across a bit less tortured and self-righteous than I'd imagine Kovacs to be, he'd probably be pretty interesting. With Stewart, I can't even imagine it in my head. SUPERLASER

Laurie - Richardson V Curtis: Miranda Richardson is a terrific pick for this concept, and I can totally see her doing it. Bad luck to be up against JLC, though, and I especially like her paired with Spinal Tap's McKean. SUPERLASER

Veidt - Dance V Bowie: Both interesting picks, although I would admit that I think just from a purely semiotic POV, Dance reads a lot more villainous than Bowie, whose got a sort of unknowable vibe that might complement Veidt extremely well. SUPERLASER

Hollis - Williamson V West: Again, Williamson is a solid pick, up against a great pick. West is one of the better picks of the draft. SUPERLASER

Moloch - Gambon V Abraham: Both good picks. I think this is slightly more in Abraham's wheelhouse, which makes me a bit more intrigued to see Gambon. BOONE

Sally - Tierney V Kurtz: Both solid, I think the edge goes to Kurtz, as she's paired delightfully with Ron Perlman SUPERLASER

Comedian - Nicholson V Perlman: Not sure why Nicholson gets cast here, breaking up the BBC theme. I think Perlman would probably be a lot of fun too, but Nicholson would likely be more fun. BOONE

Superlaser gets my vote. Sorry Boone!
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