from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A televised dramatic production, as of a novel or film, shown in a number of episodes.
- n. Sports A short series of performances or athletic contests.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A television series with a small number of episodes not intended to last a complete season.
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The 1970s BS was a kinda-spooky fun romp, whereas the miniseries is the science-fiction equivalent of The Day After, leaving behind the goofier elements of the original to distill it down to the destruction of humanity and the desperate choices they make to survive.
The cover of the book (also of Robin, #183) is an homage to the art on the first issue of the Robin miniseries, back in 1991.
So like a movie being remastered or an album being remixed, the Death: The High Cost of Living miniseries is being spruced up with the latest technology.
While the miniseries is likely to find a home on one of the cable networks, DreamWorks won't start shopping it around until a writer has been secure, according to Variety.
Though dated on every level (acting, dialogue, production values, etc.) the first miniseries is genius compared to the Falcon Crest-level intrigues of season two.
The plot of the five-issue miniseries is loosely based on the Fall Out Boy song "Tiffany Blews" and will focus on "a mysterious toymaker, a cyborg gal named Tiffany and a kid in a bear suit that looks lifted from the cover of Fall Out Boy's Folie á Deux," their latest album released last year.
He says if the miniseries is successful, we could see more Pushing Daisies comics.
• Slate. com's Grady Hendrix argues that the Alan Moore-Dave Gibbons miniseries is a failure in that its "most meaningless and shallow aspects were mistakenly hailed as its virtues and then widely imitated."
Dixon scripted the first Robin miniseries in 1991, the first hundred issues of the Robin magazine starting in 1993, and most issues of the Nightwing magazine starting in 1996.
Formerly seven-issue miniseries is now probably ten issues because the beginning needed completely redone.
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