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Whereas Ged is not another name for Harry Potter, nor for Luke Skywalker.

Whereas Ged is quick-tempered and overly proud, but not whiny.

Whereas, Vetch's other name is not Samwise Gamgee.

Whereas the wizard school on Roke is not also named Hogwarts.

Whereas Jasper was an egotistical and uppity boy, but not an evil villain eg, not Draco Malfoy.

Whereas the villain/antagonist of A Wizard of Earthsea was the same as the hero/protagonist.

Whereas the shadow/gebbeth was not a zombie/vampire/living deadthing.

Whereas Tygath, aka evil tyrant king guy, never existed in the books. And even if he had, he would not resemble some combination of Lex Luthor, Dr. Evil and/or Simon Legree.

Whereas, Nemmerle sacrificed his life for Ged's and did not die from a knife tossing contest.

Whereas, the mages (not magi or whatever the plural of magus is) of Roke controlled the weather and thus no evil tyrant king guy could break through the storms and invade said Roke.

Whereas, said mages certainly had more power at their disposal than flimsy fireballs.

Whereas Kossil was a shrewd and plotting old, fat woman, not a blonde vixen babe lusting after evil tyrant king guy. And whereas this miniseries was supposed to be based on a couple of childrens books.

Whereas Tenar was the high priestess of a religion that worshipped the nameless ones, not a shiny, happy acolyte keeping them at bay through her piety.

Whereas Thar died of cancer, not poison.

Whereas Thar did not make long, boring speeches about the power of faith.

Whereas life was tedious and stultifying in Atuan, not blessed to a gaggle of shiny, happy novices tripping merrily along.

Whereas priestesses and novices wore heavy, black monk robes, not glam versions of nun habits.

Whereas Ged and Tenar did not have a romance in the Tombs of Atuan and came together only when they were much, much, much older.

Whereas Ged and Tenar having a romance in Tombs of Atuan would have violated statutory rape laws and violated the 'ewwww' factor.

Whereas the priestesses of Atuan did not need to protect the world against the Nameless One. The said Nameless Ones were an organic part of the Tombs and couldn't leave anyway.

Whereas no character in Wizard or Tombs ever thought the Nameless Ones could give them immortality. In other words, there was no Superman/Austin Powers evil scientist element to the plot.

Whereas when the rune of peace (not some amulet thing) was joined, lions did not lie down with lambs, cats did not sleep with dogs and warriors did not become Quakers.

Therefore,

We, the fans of Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea series, repudiate the alleged adaptation of two of her books and therefore request that the SciFi Channel disassociate the title of its miniseries from those books.

And do hereby request that producers and directors and scriptwriters of vision who understand and appreciate artistry, complex characterization, nuance and deep meaning do attempt to negate said alleged adaptation by providing the world with a true interpretation.


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  • 21 November 2015100. Steve C
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 201599. Devon B
    A disgrace to good cinema, and writing.
  • 24 June 201598. Erica C
    I think I'm going to be sick
  • 14 April 201597. Chance P
    I support this petition
  • 01 April 201596. Paul M
    I am appalled at the bahaviour of the Sci-Fi Channel in desecrating a book which was listed as one of the UK's top 100 books of all time. A disgrace.
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  • 10 January 201594. Rj Duarte
    Fix it and give us the real deal this summer
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  • 21 November 201492. Ralph Ebrowni
    I'm afraid to say anything because I might just go off .
  • 21 August 201491. Gaute J
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  • 14 December 201390. Noa Velasquez
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  • 20 September 201389. Nicole C
    I was so excited to see the miniseries, but laughed and cried through the whole thing (NOT a good thing!)
  • 01 September 201388. Hafsa Braun
    You should address the errors that have been made in the mini-series
  • 14 August 201387. Hasry J
    It is disturbing that a petition has evolved even though the show has yet to air in my country, Singapore. I've anticipated a movie/show based on Ursula Le Guin's masterpiece ever since I read it for the umpteenth time. I second this petition strongly.
  • 11 August 201386. Hjal Mcbride
    Earthsea is a magnificent property--handled correctly, it could produce huge returns for generations. Give it another shot and do it right.
  • 23 July 201385. Jennifer J
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201384. Brandon C
    The near entirely caucasian world we see in the miniseries did not exist in the books.
  • 25 February 201383. Amanda S
    they ruined my favorite book and it sucked, there was no light in the tombs, there was no tower huge doors to pray on, noone was allowed into the tombs and noone knew about ged but tenar and Kossil. and where was tenar's servant? why did you ruin it!??
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  • 22 August 201279. Paul L
    I speak only as a fan of the genre, of cinema, a product of the 12 years of public school English I was forced to endure. This "miniseries" was a deplorable production created solely to generate as much instant revenue as possible, with no regard for inte
  • 26 July 201278. Anne R
    This "adaptation" was a complete and total rewrite and a whitewash of a multiethnic world created by the author. The presence of Danny Glover does not make up for the fact that everyone else was caucasian in a world where caucasians were supposed to be RA
  • 21 May 201277. Vanessa H
    I am appalled that something that meant so much to me was so horribly mangled.
  • 11 May 201276. Stanley G
    I saw the movie first and thought it a second rate movie. I then read the books and found the movie to be appaling and shameful to the director,producer(s) and SCI-FI. This was as bad as the Bourne series going from book to movie or The Firm. Writers and
  • 03 May 201275. Gemma B
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  • 05 March 201274. Taryn D
    Your version sucked. You raped the original. I hate you.

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