King tells Mulkerris that though some of his work has been well treated by adaptations, some certainly have not! He specifically mentioned Firestarter as one that was not a good translation to screen.
King also says he is glad to be on TV, indicating he was a fan of television when it wasn't popular. He acknowledges that television can be weak because executives are so cautious, but that doesn't seem to stop him from thinking a good time might be ahead with Under The Dome. Interesting, as Under the Dome has been signed up for a second season, King told Mulkerris, "There’s a tendency to run things until they’re threadbare. Some of the cable networks also went to the well too long. I think Dexter has run a season too long, for one thing.”
King told Mulkerris,
“I’ve never been an intellectual writer. The relationship that I want to have with readers is more visceral than that. I hope there’s something to think about in the books that I write but I wouldn’t like it if you read them twice and thought about stuff the second time.”With this, Mulkerris says King grins and says he just wants to scare you the first time.