Robert Heinlein's Scifi Classic Stranger in a Strange Land Is Coming to TV

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True to its name, the Syfy channel has made a habit of adapting science fiction and fantasy literature both established (Childhood’s End, Hyperion) and contemporary (The Expanse, The Magicians). Now it seems there’s another much-beloved property on the network’s list: Robert Heinlein’s 1961 Stranger in a Strange Land.

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According to a press release, this is the first TV adaptation of Stranger in a Strange Land—very broadly, the tale of a Mars-born man who travels to Earth and experiences human culture for the first time; it influenced the counterculture and won a Hugo en route to becoming a classic. No further details on the proposed TV series were announced, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

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Cliff Hesby

There’s no way they will do the x-rated, Mormon baiting, sacred orgies and cannibalism Stranger in a Strange Land version which would be the only point to making one at all - so why even bother?

Give me an adaptation of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by the people behind Extant and I’ll get excited.