Terry reference on U.S. TV?

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Terry reference on U.S. TV?

Postby Sharlee » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:33 pm

Hi, folks! I'm new here. :)

Did anyone else from the U.S. catch last night's episode of [i]Criminal Minds[/i]? Believe it or not, it started out with a Terry Pratchett quote, the one about darkness always arriving somewhere before the light.

It seemed far more morbid in the context of a show about hunting for serial killers than in a Discworld novel, of course, and the episode itself was rather pedestrian. Still, it was remarkable to see a reference from Terry's work on an American prime-time network. :)
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:53 pm

welcome to the site sharlee ,well spotted :)
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:47 pm

Hi Sharlee aand welcome to the site. I'm in the US at the moment, but we didn't catch that show. :)
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Postby Jason » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:36 pm

I heard about this. It's quite an achievement.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:51 pm

Hello Sharlee welcome to the site based in the Uk have not heard about it.
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:26 pm

Welcome Sharlee! :D I don't watch much tv, so I missed that - but it's so cool! :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Apr 11, 2009 2:56 pm

Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. :wink:
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Postby WannabeAngua » Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:31 pm

Really?? I read that not long ago, but must have missed that :oops:
Hmm, I'd better read it again soon.
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:31 am

Tonyblack wrote:Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. :wink:


Sounds like Reaper Man to me :wink:

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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:18 pm

Dotsie wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:Funnily enough, I was reading a Kathy Reichs book (Bare Bones) last night and one of the characters was reading a Terry Pratchett book - she didn't say which one. :wink:


Sounds like Reaper Man to me :wink:

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Postby Tiffany » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:39 pm

Hi Sharlee, welcome to here from me as well. :)
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Postby Tina a.k.a.SusanSto.Helit » Tue May 05, 2009 8:00 pm

The quote was actually abridged from a bit in Mort. The actual quote is

"Light on Discworld isn't like light elsewhere. It's grown up a bit, it's been around, it doesn't feel the need to rush everywhere. It knows that however fast it goes darkness always gets there first, so it takes it easy."

They left out the good bits to make it seem more sinister, since it was Reid's quote.

"Light knows that no matter how fast it goes darkness always gets there first." is what they used on the show.

I was simply amazed that my husband, a Non-Reader (Gasp) recognized, and said "Isn't that your favorite author?" lol, I guess he does know me a bit, hehehe.
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Postby chris.ph » Wed May 06, 2009 4:32 pm

i think he does read them then ,just not when your around , youll have to drag him out of the pratchett closet :lol:
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Postby Blackwolfdreaming » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:57 pm

Finally we've managed to recieve the episode over on this side of the Atlantic! :D
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Postby chris.ph » Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:48 pm

nice to see you back blackwolfdreaming :)
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