Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Game, sett and match

This morning's e-mail brought a particularly delightful bit of correspondence from Brent Buckner:
Subject: Lou Aronica BBC Nightmare (*)(+)

"Just like _Watership Down_... only with BADGERS!"
It's an extraordinary story, make sure to watch the clips (especially the fight scene!)...

(*)Brent's gloss: In a panel at the 1988 World Science Fiction Convention in New Orleans, publisher/editor Lou Aronica commented on facing his least favourite type of slush-pile manuscript, summarized as a one-sentence pitch (paraphrased): "It's just like _Watership Down_, only with BADGERS!"

(+) My further gloss: I DESPERATELY want to read _Watership Down_ with badgers! Anybody?!?

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic! The scenes of badgers grooming each other reminded me of my cats when they groom each other. Great footage. Thanks for sharing.