Just posted this on sciencefiction.com and wanted to repost, for the record
I'm really sorry that Stephen had to post a letter to address the criticism of "Under the Dome." I've been a fan since forever, and frankly I've found the adaptations of his works, in every form (movie, miniseries, etc. ) to have been perfectly adequate. It's not easy to bring his visions to the screen--which, frankly, I think is a testament to him as a writer. Look at the adaptations of, say, H.P. Lovecraft to film vs. the source material--who could *possibly* get such a thing right without looking hokey? I say enjoy the ride--particularly since it has the author's blessing!
P.S. What a hellish f^%$ing registration process