Episode 6: Take “The Stand”


In 1978, Stephen King wrote a monster novel--called The Stand--about the end of the world by pandemic and all the the theological hoo-ha that came after, and it rides high on many people's lists of favorite novels of all time.  In 1990, it became even more monster when he released the complete and uncut version of the book, which ended up at almost 1200 pages.  In 1994, ABC adapted it in an 8-hour miniseries penned by King himself.  This episode, Tim Watts and Michael O'Connell discuss both the book and the TV adaptation, and whether one or the other either rocks or sucks.