It's not a matter of if - it's a matter of when.
One day, someone is going to make a portion of the UB into a major Hollywood blockbuster movie, or HBO series, or something akin to that which is produced for the entertainment of the mass populace. I suspect that, more than likely, it will be the either about the Lucifer Rebellion, or it will be the UB's Part 4 - including the preamble where our Michael hands over authority to prepare for the final bestowal mission - because those are the two most dramatic and likely to get an audience to go "Oh no they didn't!" and head to the theatres, or turn on the toob, in droves to watch it. Regardless of which story from the UB exactly is told, or even how wonderfully or terrible its handled, the simple point of this thread is just to bring up the possibility and simply say:
I've repeatedly witnessed how Hollywood can twist even the best of stories into something that's the exact opposite of what the source material actually was about. I mean beyond evoking the old trope "The book is better!" (and in this case, wow, will that ever be accurate, to me, no matter what the production value of the show is). Instead, I mean that, for the sake of making money at the box office or with pay-per-view / subscription fees, they will turn it upside down, spin it about, and show it in what almost amounts to a distorted image in a funhouse mirror. And the impression will be left, as wrong as it may be, that anyone who talks about Nebadon or Jesus having been the incarnation of a Michael Son, or Lucifer as (shocked gasp!) a son of Michael (which will be handled, no doubt, as if he is a son of Jesus)!! will be seen in the exact same category as those people who run around saying their religion is Jedi, or anyone who tries to have a conversation about reality using the word matrix is seen as piteously trying to be Neo. Just as the movie 2012 almost totally overcame nearly 20 years of positive and inspirational talk, turning it into yet another supposed doom and gloom apocalypse end-of-the-world date, I can see such a movie based upon the UB turning it into something decidedly other than what the book is about.
Sure - the positive opportunity will be that we can evangelize the book to some degree. I have no doubt that more people will get a copy of the book, and check it out, than ever before. But I see such an avalanche into the readership like that as being as good as, well, an avalanche under any other circumstances.
So I'm bringing this topic up for consideration by the readership well in advance before it actually happens - to prepare, even if only personally, for what it will bring.
When the story it tells eventually gets noticed by those with the means to turn some of it into a major popular show.
Edited by Absonite, 22 January 2013 - 11:21 PM.