#thestand is one of my all time #favoritebooks and my favorite #stephenking book, which I first discovered as the #1994 miniseries on ABC. I remembered watching it in 6 hours on the channel and just loved it. Seeing it years later in the day and age we live in, I largely realize it's outdated. But the miniseries made a noble attempt to adapt one of King's most epic stories. The premise focuses on a government made virus, a superflu that obliterates 99% of humanity. The survivors left in its wake, find themselves in the ultimate battle of good and evil, personified by a kind, elderly African-American woman named #motherabigail who claims to speak to the Almighty himself and a mysterious, manipulative hitchhiker called #randallflagg, a being with supernatural abilities of a far more sinister nature. Seeing these tapes today, reminded me of the days of #blockbustervideo where I rented them quite a few times. I later came across the miniseries on DVD that I bought at a flea market. I've read the novel twice and at least four times in the #underrated #marvel #graphicnovel adaptation that I personally feel, is the most definitive version of it. Numerous attempts have been made to bring it to film or as a new miniseries. Given the epic length (the ABC miniseries omitted much of the book), I honestly feel like a definitive onscreen version could only work if it were on a network/streaming service that wasn't held down by censorship, like a Netflix, Amazon or HBO. Time will tell. But getting back, I feel that this is one of the best pieces of American literature in the late 20th century worth the read for anyone who likes a blend of horror, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic fiction, sci-fi and adventure, they should give this story a chance.