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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 11th, 2011 @ 10:50am

Oppozition wrote: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.

If he's anything like any other bloated, fantasy author of all time I'm sure he has extensive notes and outlining done that it'd be easy enough for someone to come along and finish whatever he can't. I don't understand why people get so freaked out by stuff like that. Fuck there are still new Dune novels coming out and Frank Herbert hasn't taken a breath in 25 years.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » Apr 11th, 2011 @ 12:32pm

LiQuid wrote:...there are still new Dune novels coming out and Frank Herbert hasn't taken a breath in 25 years.


Are they continuing the story originally written by Frank Herbert, or are they merely set in his universe? I would see a difference between writing the end of a story arc (ala Brandon Sanderson for Robert Jordan) and writing novels that happen to take place in the universe that was created (ala basically all of the super long running series books like Dragonlance, Star Trek, etc.)

In the Sanderson / Jordan case, I think Sanderson is doing a great job with the books, but I personally like Sanderson's writing style.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » Apr 11th, 2011 @ 1:15pm

How would I know, I don't read. :lol:

I'm just saying, the authorship of these GRRM books isn't so astounding that someone else couldn't come take over the writing duties as long as the entire story's arc has already been envisioned. It'd be like a new director coming on to finish a trilogy, and admittedly could go well or poorly, but at least nerds would get the finale they want.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 18th, 2011 @ 7:21am

First episode was pretty good. Much better than Camelot. Production values are way better than I expected from a TV show.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby flufflogic » Apr 18th, 2011 @ 8:10am

First ep tonight in UK. Might watch it by Friday if I'm lucky.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » Apr 18th, 2011 @ 12:20pm

Watched the first episode. It was aight.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Master Higgins » Apr 18th, 2011 @ 10:41pm

Accidentally set my Tivo to record the SD version. Rerecording the HD version tomorrow night.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 19th, 2011 @ 6:18am

Master Higgins wrote:Accidentally set my Tivo to record the SD version. Rerecording the HD version tomorrow night.


That's not so bad, I accidentally set my DVR to record the Spanish version.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Master Higgins » Apr 19th, 2011 @ 6:23am

Why are there so many HBO channels?!? #firstworldproblems
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby KindGalaxy » Apr 19th, 2011 @ 9:41am

It's been renewed for a second season.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/04/19/hbo-renews-game-of-thrones-for-second-season-premiere-grossed-4-2-million-on-hbo-sunday-night/89922

Thank God! Because after what happened in the last episode, I was worried we'd be left hanging!

Though we inevitably will be left hanging once the show catches upto the novels, which are taking forever to be released. 6 years between book 4 and 5, 5 years between book 3 and 4.

Also, show is great. Glad it was created because it's well worth watching.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » Apr 19th, 2011 @ 10:57am

Does the first season cover the whole first book? Let's say worst case scenario is that it does, and each subsequent season covers a book. GRRM has 5 years to write the next book before they need to worry about being caught up. However, then he'd have to write the last book in one year. (Wikipedia has 2 more books marked as forthcoming after A Dance with Dragons). So yeah, more like 6 years to write 2 books.

As long as they don't do what many Animes do when they run out of source material and add filler that can't effect anything because it's not really part of canon. Although they could do a season of the supplementary books to bid some time if need be.

Another thing that'll be interesting is how they'll handle A Feast of Crows and A Dance with Dragons, since afaik they take place at the same time, but each with a separate subset of the characters. Would they make a season of the show without half the characters, twice? And if they don't, how hard will it be to keep both story lines going at the same time?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » Apr 19th, 2011 @ 12:55pm

Master Higgins wrote:Why are there so many HBO channels?!? #firstworldproblems

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Cambot » Apr 24th, 2011 @ 8:27pm

I'm recording ep. 2. Is there a way to watch episode one? HBO Canada doesn't seem to have a rerun scheduled and I didn't see it on itunes.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 12:39am

Episode 2 had predictably less action and less sexy-time. Decent drama, but I was hoping for a little more happenings than a soap opera in Middle Earth. Also, direwolves are awesome - that is all.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 7:16am

I like the king but I hope bad things happen to his family.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby IRL_Troll » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 7:26am

If you've read the books....
Spoiler: show
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 11:46am

Mr_eX wrote:I like the king but I hope bad things happen to his family.

F'rreal. His whole family is messed up. Also, I like the midget - that guy is awesome (so far).
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 12:52pm

Yeah the midget is my favorite character, other than the wolf that saved the kid and mom from the assassin.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 1:15pm

Reading these comments, I'm curious as to who has read the books and who has not.

I have read the books.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Mr_eX » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 1:17pm

I have not and probably will not.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 3:22pm

Mr_eX wrote:I have not and probably will not.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby IRL_Troll » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 4:37pm

I've read Game of Thrones, but that's as far into SoIaF I've got
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Coctopus » Apr 25th, 2011 @ 6:16pm

I started Game of Thrones several months ago, but got sidetracked with other things. I'll start over once I'm done reading The Wise Man's Fear.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby IMLabman » Apr 30th, 2011 @ 9:12pm

I read the Prologue and the first chapter of the book and then I got bored with it. But, I heard the TV series has major tittage in it...I may have to check that out. :lol:
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby flufflogic » May 2nd, 2011 @ 3:34am

Finally watched episode 1 yesterday. That is a LOT of tits. Like, excessive tittery.

Anyway, very good so far, never got around to reading the books so enjoying being utterly lost on what happens next.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Govir » May 2nd, 2011 @ 4:13am

flufflogic wrote:Finally watched episode 1 yesterday. That is a LOT of tits. Like, excessive tittery.


They just happened to pick all the scenes with nudity from the books. And really, I only remember the scene with Tyron and the scene with Daenerys from episode one. It gets less and less as the books progress, but I'm sure HBO will be keeping some in.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby UberGeek » May 2nd, 2011 @ 8:30pm

Mr_eX wrote:Yeah the midget is my favorite character, other than the wolf that saved the kid and mom from the assassin.


Argeed, the Direwolfs are awesome.
Anyone else getting a Michael C. Hall vibe from Peter Dinklage's character (the dwarf)?
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » May 2nd, 2011 @ 9:05pm

I had no idea direwolves were real creatures once upon a time until looking it up after watching this.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby LiQuid » May 3rd, 2011 @ 12:16am

Man the wolves are way smaller than I thought they would be, but I guess it's better than some terrible CG. :?

I finally cracked and caught up with this. Totally wish I would waited cause now I'm craving more and hate waiting a week for new episodes.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby kenzo » May 3rd, 2011 @ 1:34am

Episode 3 was a good filler episode. But too many like this and the show will get boring quickly.
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