The Wheel of Time gets rolling…and nothing happens

The Wheel of Time hits streaming screens worldwide…and people everywhere fall asleep. $100M is an impressive sum of money to spend on something this boring. So, how did we get here? The answer begins with Lord of the Rings, American book pirates and the birth of Epic Fantasy…and ends with the ultimate commodification of the human imagination! But don’t worry…the Wheel of Time may go on forever, this video is only 20 minutes.

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.

2 thoughts on “The Wheel of Time gets rolling…and nothing happens

  1. I have read the Wheel of Time (WOT). I remember waiting patiently reading it over and over and waiting for the next book. I actually loved the new series. I liked the characters and the story. I’m not looking for a Marvel Universe. I’m looking for WOT and that is what I got and enjoyed.


  2. Another crazed evil dude bent on world domination is opposed by the quintessential unknowing hero … the white kid this time. Repleat with ugly monsters, fair maidens and witless boys.



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