His Dark Materials

Whatever they’re called they are pissing me off. Sounds like I’m at Boomtown listening to someone called Pamphidora talk about ayahuasca.


Finished Amber Spyglass reread. Sorry contrarian pals but I love every separate story strand and love how it all comes together. That final 5th of the book is just devastating. My aching heart.

The angel tells Will that there is a way of using ‘imagination’ to travel between worlds and that a friend of his already knows it. And Mary Malone does astral projection. So Mary and Will can eventually use astral projection to see Lyra again please and thank you.


Massive task on their hands portraying the Mulefa, Tulapia, Gallivespians, Harpies, Spectres, Ghosts, Deaths and Angels on the show

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Early prototype…

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New trailer:

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Can’t watch at work - is there a release date yet?

I can’t find one. They’ve released some more of the names for the daemon castings, though:

Disappointing lack of Matt Daemon


Andrew Scott as Jopari! :heart_eyes:

Have they cast a Will yet?

Yes. (link in the post)


They’ve narrowed it down to a month, at least - Saw a newspaper had listed it as “November” over the weekend.

Starts 3rd November


Happy Secret Commonwealth day! Am expecting my copy to be delivered today and gonna get stuck right in.


Ah, might pick this up at the weekend

There’s a podcast called Measures of Truth which is an interesting and pleasant listen https://www.hallowedgroundmedia.org/mot
Good knowledge and analysis of the book so far

They did a good one on the American Gods TV show a couple of years ago which is how I came across it.

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I pre-ordered it on Kindle a few weeks back. Read the first two chapters on the bus this morning and itching to get back to it.

Listening to the latest episode on the way to work. Kind of reminds me of In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg but with Canadian accents and less nasal whistling.

It’s my Christmas gift from my mum :smile: so I have a bit of a wait. she also sent me a new set of his dark materials for my birthday last week, sort of out the blue! Gives me plenty of time for a reread and something to look forwards to.