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Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 5:47pm

Premiere April 17 on HBO



Who will be watching? I'll check out the first few episodes and if its good continue watching it.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby jinpei05 » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 5:53pm

Shouldn't this be in the TV & Movies thread?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Xandur » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 5:56pm

jinpei05 wrote:Shouldn't this be in the TV & Movies thread?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 6:06pm

Didn't realize this was starting so soon. Just when I was running out of shit to watch too. I swore I would finish listening to the first book before it came out but now I won't have the time. :(
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 6:07pm

Should I delete thread and repost it or should I just let Higgins move it?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 6:09pm

Let Higgins move it. I feel bad we haven't given him anything to moderate lately.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 6th, 2011 @ 6:26pm

Can't delete your threads after someone replies it turns out so Higgins has something to do.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby tnitnetny » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 5:17am

I will definitely be watching this. Especially since we picked up HBO just for this series.
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Re: Game of Thrones - HIGGINS MOVE THIS THREAD

Postby IMLabman » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:58am

I have never heard tell of Game of Thrones before, but judging by LiQuid's comment I'm guessing it's a book that's being turned into a TV series? If so, how was the book? The previews of the show look bad ass.
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Re: Game of Thrones - HIGGINS MOVE THIS THREAD

Postby tnitnetny » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 8:30am

The books are by George R R Martin and are AWESOME. Easily my second favorite series behind Name of the Wind. If you enjoy fantasy then you should read them. I must warn you that he takes about 2-6 years between books so if the new one this summer doesn't end the series, it will be a long wait until the next one.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Master Higgins » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 9:13am

LiQuid wrote:Let Higgins move it. I feel bad we haven't given him anything to moderate lately.


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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby lemon-fresh » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 9:16am

ugh... talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk... Magic missile pew pew... talk talk talk... tittie... talk talk... dragon pew pew... talk talk talk talk talk talk talk... etc.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby IRL_Troll » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 9:24am

lemon-fresh wrote:ugh... talk talk talk talk talk talk talk talk... Magic missile pew pew... talk talk talk... tittie... talk talk... dragon pew pew... talk talk talk talk talk talk talk... etc.


I see nothing wrong with this show format
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby lemon-fresh » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 9:30am

I'm just tired of fantasy shows in general.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 10:20am

The thing with the books (and I'll assume the TV show as well) is that it's not high fantasy. That is to say, after that little bit in the beginning this should seem like a historical fiction (with made up countries and houses). It's all politics and drama.

@tnitnetny: I doubt A Dance with Dragons will be the last, as it was originally suppose to be part of A Feast for Crows and as far as I know takes place during the same time as that book. We just get to see different characters in A Dance with Dragons. (Also, Wikipedia has two more books slated as Forthcoming)

About the newest book:
Spoiler: show
The newest book should show a bit more of the mystical since it's going to primarily be about characters who have gone to the other side of the wall. And I assume that side of the wall still has some of the "old" magic stuff going on, e.g. the Others.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby lemon-fresh » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 10:27am

so BSG fantasy land?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby flufflogic » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 10:35am

I'll be watching. Certainly looks better than the BBC's Merlin...
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Xandur » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 11:01am

I actually do want to see this. I don't have HBO though so hopefully I find some way to check it out since Netflix and HBO hate each other.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 11:12am

lemon-fresh wrote:I'm just tired of fantasy shows in general.


How many fantasy shows are there?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Konanda » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 11:44am

I wonder if the dead bodies being laid out in the shape of the letter Phi has any significance.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 12:50pm

Konanda wrote:I wonder if the dead bodies being laid out in the shape of the letter Phi has any significance.


I don't remember them being arranged in a specific way in the books, so if there is, it's new to the TV show.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Fade2Black » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 1:40pm

HBO had a replica of the throne at WonderCon.

They shot attendee's photos free of charge. (Well almost "free". They collected one's email, Twitter, or Facebook info.) Once the photo was taken, guests could grab an iPad, locate their photo, then electronically send it to themselves.

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 3:44pm

I'm actually not even a huge fan of the book so far, which is why I've been so hesitant to keep listening to it. I understand why a lot of people do though. Lot of convoluted, interpersonal relationships, feuding kingdoms and political intrigue with lots of action too. I just don't like how dry and deep it is. GRRM is almost as in love with his characters and their motivations as JRRT was with his scenery and it makes for kind of a trying read (or listen, in my case). After a couple chapters I found myself jumping to a wiki to try and help navigate the droves of characters being thrown at me. Again, I can see how people are really into it, I just grew up on much lighter fare.

I personally think it's going to make for a rather boring TV show unless they trim a lot of fat, but regardless, there hasn't been a fantasy series of this magnitude in pretty much ever, so I'm gonna be tuning in and hoping for the best.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 5:55pm

LiQuid wrote: but regardless, there hasn't been a fantasy series of this magnitude in pretty much ever, so I'm gonna be tuning in and hoping for the best.


Yeah this looks like it has LOTR scale.

It's not on the same scale as this but you should watch Camelot if you want another good fantasy series.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby IMLabman » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:06pm

flufflogic wrote:I'll be watching. Certainly looks better than the BBC's Merlin...


My mother and father love Merlin! They never miss an episode. I have watched a few episodes with them and they weren't horrible...more comical than anything.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:14pm

Mr_eX wrote:
LiQuid wrote: but regardless, there hasn't been a fantasy series of this magnitude in pretty much ever, so I'm gonna be tuning in and hoping for the best.


Yeah this looks like it has LOTR scale.

It's not on the same scale as this but you should watch Camelot if you want another good fantasy series.
I don't watch Starz shows. Too low rent.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby AJR » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:17pm

Man, this looks pretty sweet.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:24pm

LiQuid wrote:
Mr_eX wrote:
LiQuid wrote: but regardless, there hasn't been a fantasy series of this magnitude in pretty much ever, so I'm gonna be tuning in and hoping for the best.


Yeah this looks like it has LOTR scale.

It's not on the same scale as this but you should watch Camelot if you want another good fantasy series.
I don't watch Starz shows. Too low rent.


It's not a green screen show like Spartacus if thats what you're talking about.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 7th, 2011 @ 7:34pm

Doesn't matter what color the screen is, it'll still be hell of ghetto. I'm actually gonna start watching Spartacus pretty soon though, so I'm just grandstanding and chest thumping.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Oppozition » Apr 11th, 2011 @ 9:58am

I'm super excited for this show. The books are fantastic. I just wish he wouldn't take so long in between books. He is getting pretty old and I'm afraid he won't be along long enough to finish the series.
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