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Re: Game of Thrones Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 17, 2017, 12:25:42 AM »
Slow but steady opening to season 7.  The opening with Arya was satisfying.  Pieces on the board being moved to their places.

The one stand-out besides Daenerys making it to Dragonstone was the rapid fire editing of the daily drudgery of Sam at the Citadel.  The quick cuts between emptying and scrubbing chamber pots and ladling soup into pots made me gag and laugh at the same time.
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« Reply #76 on: July 31, 2017, 01:22:14 PM »
No government in the 6,000 years of modern mankind history has led its people into anything but the history books with a simple lesson, don't let this happen to you.

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« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2017, 10:06:13 PM »
That was the most intense episode of GOT so far this season. Not saying a word.
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« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2017, 10:30:06 PM »
The action has been great, but the plotholes and deux ex machine are really, really annoying.  A hallmark of GRRM's story was the realism and internal consistency.  The idea of Gendry running all the way back to the wall, a raven flying 1000 miles to King's Landing, and then a dragon flying all the way back, all in one afternoon, was ridiculous.

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« Reply #79 on: August 24, 2017, 10:42:03 PM »
The action has been great, but the plotholes and deux ex machine are really, really annoying.  A hallmark of GRRM's story was the realism and internal consistency.  The idea of Gendry running all the way back to the wall, a raven flying 1000 miles to King's Landing, and then a dragon flying all the way back, all in one afternoon, was ridiculous.

It's like the producers decided they wanted to be done with this project pronto and so they rushed this into giant set-pieces of battle and flung the slow and deliberate pace of the previous 5 seasons out the window.  Saw it coming when one moment Varys was in Dorne chatting with the Martells and Olenna and 5 minutes later he is standing on the deck of Dany's ship with Tyrion heading West from Mereen.

This season's been a mess.  Jumping from one major thing to another within a single episode and Gendry traversing large distances in the space of one night after trekking for days to get to the Arrowhead Mountain? The set pieces are cool, but this pacing and time compression crap is really, really taking away from the enjoyment of the show.  It all seems rushed and convoluted now - as if the moment the Producers decided to wrap it up they fired all the existing writers and decided to cram 3 seasons into one, just to be done with it.

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« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2018, 11:36:15 PM »
Show only. 

Haven't gotten into the books, and given the wait-time between books - I probably will pass on those and just let the show tell the story for me.

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I bought a whole set that contained all the books before I even finished watching Season 1. They are still in the original cellophane,and will remain there until after GoT ends it's run,and I have watched the re-runs at least once. Bought them from amazon. Didn't cost much.
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« Reply #81 on: May 08, 2018, 12:11:30 PM »
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I bought a whole set that contained all the books before I even finished watching Season 1. They are still in the original cellophane,and will remain there until after GoT ends it's run,and I have watched the re-runs at least once. Bought them from amazon. Didn't cost much.

GRRM has confirmed that the next book won't be out in 2018.   

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« Reply #82 on: June 09, 2018, 10:03:46 AM »
Well there is going to be a prequel...
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« Reply #83 on: June 09, 2018, 10:12:23 AM »
I have never watched an episode, but am looking really forward to binging  once show is finished  (i.e Prime or Netflix).

Any idea of how many more years I have to wait?
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« Reply #84 on: June 09, 2018, 10:52:20 AM »
I have never watched an episode, but am looking really forward to binging  once show is finished  (i.e Prime or Netflix).

Any idea of how many more years I have to wait?

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This is the last season (Season 7),and half of it was shown earlier. The last half is supposed to be aired late in the year.

I normally watch it on Netflix,but if you are an Amazon Prime member you can watch it for free there,too.

Go ahead and start binging. By the time you are caught up with season 7,the last half will be playing and you will be ready to binge watch it for the second time.

Yeah,it's worth binge-watching twice in a row,and I am on record as being a sci-fi fan that HATES dragons and mystical crap. Suddenly I love it.

I hate to admit this because if I had known there were going to be dragons showing up I would have never started watching it.
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Re: Game of Thrones Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 16, 2018, 03:43:48 PM »
 The last season won't be out until 2019.

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« Reply #86 on: July 16, 2018, 07:42:09 PM »
The last season won't be out until 2019.

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Wrong! There will be no last season for the foreseeable future.

They are already working on the first prequel,that starts back in the time when the powerful families were nobodies thousands of years earlier that were working to gain power when there was nothing but chaos over all the land.

And then they begin working their way forward in time.

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« Reply #87 on: July 20, 2018, 08:14:26 AM »
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Wrong! There will be no last season for the foreseeable future.

No, that's not true.  They've actually already finished filming the last season, and HBO has confirmed it is showing in 2019.  6 episodes, each about 80+ minutes, so they're more like movies.  Takes a lot of post-production:


When will Game of Thrones season 8 be released? Why is there a delay?

When will Game of Thrones season 8 be released?

Game of Thrones season eight won't be out until next year, sadly. HBO confirmed it would premiere in 2019 back in January this year.

Season eight filming has now wrapped and post-production is underway, with the release date expected in April 2019.  The new season may have the least amount of episodes but it's had the longest shooting schedule.

Most recently, the cast and crew were spotted at a wrap party in Northern Ireland, which means the end is near for filming and the post-production process will be getting underway.
 However, there has been a lot of activity around the King's Landing set which appears to have sustained some damage, hinting at a huge attack.  There have also been theories that the Night King will destroy King's Landing in the final season when the White Walkers attack.

Joe Dempsie - who is better known as Gendry - admitted he only recently finishing filming in late May/early June and revealed there was tight security on set now compared to when he first started working on the show.

Actor Liam Cunningham - who plays Davos Seaworth - recently spoke about when season eight would be out.

"At this time, we’re very, very close to finishing the entire thing, but you’re not gonna see it until next year sometime, and I don’t even think they have a release date yet cause they don’t have to. But I’m very close to getting rid of the beard. Thank God," he told The Independent.

Actress Emilia Clarke, who is better known as Daenerys Targaryen, recently said that the ending would not satisfy everyone.

Speaking to the Herald Sun, Emilia said: “People will scream and people will say, ‘That’s exactly what I wanted’.”

However, she laughed: “And some people will go, ‘huh?’ - my mum probably.”

She also admitted that she'd already filmed her final scenes for the show, which could be significant.

On top of that, there have been hints that the Mother of Dragons could have been killed off in season eight which may be why she isn't in one pivotal scene.

However, one assistant director working on Game of Thrones dropped a massive hint from the set recently.

Jonathan Quinlan posted a note from the series' producers thanking the crew for working so hard on the show's longest ever battle scene.

The message included the line: "When tens of millions of people around the world watch this episode a year from now, they won’t know how hard you worked."So it looks like season eight is slated for an April 2019 release.



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They are already working on the first prequel,that starts back in the time when the powerful families were nobodies thousands of years earlier that were working to gain power when there was nothing but chaos over all the land.

And then they begin working their way forward in time.

Right -- but that is separate from completing this current series.  As for the books...I don't think he'll ever finish them.  Which sucks for those of us who started reading them back in the last century....

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« Reply #88 on: July 20, 2018, 10:23:34 AM »
No, that's not true.  They've actually already finished filming the last season, and HBO has confirmed it is showing in 2019.  6 episodes, each about 80+ minutes, so they're more like movies.  Takes a lot of post-production:




https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season-8-returning-2019.html

Right -- but that is separate from completing this current series.  As for the books...I don't think he'll ever finish them.  Which sucks for those of us who started reading them back in the last century....

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I bought all the paperback books in a sealed set right after watching the first few episodes of Season 1,and won't break the seal until this series episodes ends.

Yeah,there will be all new characters (where the HELL are they going to find THAT many excellent actors again,all at one time?),but it will still be the same families and it will still be a "Game of Thrones".

I think I am going to miss Peter Dinklage,the Stark girls (ESPECIALLY Macie Williams),and Emilia Clarke the most. Emilia Clarke made me a fan of dragons for the first time in my life. Before GoT,anytime a dragon would pop on on a show I was watching,I'd change the channel.

And WHERE are the ever going to find  actors that portray villains better than  Iwan Rheon  and Jack Gleeson?  I have never seen better acting by anyone of any age,and other than Dinklage,these were all children when they started.

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Re: Game of Thrones Thread
« Reply #89 on: July 20, 2018, 10:32:14 AM »
I bought all the paperback books in a sealed set right after watching the first few episodes of Season 1,and won't break the seal until this series episodes ends.

Yeah,there will be all new characters (where the HELL are they going to find THAT many excellent actors again,all at one time?),but it will still be the same families and it will still be a "Game of Thrones".

I think I am going to miss Peter Dinklage,the Stark girls (ESPECIALLY Macie Williams),and Emilia Clarke the most. Emilia Clarke made me a fan of dragons for the first time in my life. Before GoT,anytime a dragon would pop on on a show I was watching,I'd change the channel.

And WHERE are the ever going to find  actors that portray villains better than  Iwan Rheon  and Jack Gleeson?  I have never seen better acting by anyone of any age,and other than Dinklage,these were all children when they started.

WE get the Kardashians for celebrities,and the British get THESE people? How the HELL is that fair?

Where did you get that idea?   Nothing I have read leads to the conclusion that the same actors won't be in Season 8.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6824782/game-of-thrones-season-8-spoilers-plot-leaks-rumours/
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« Reply #90 on: July 20, 2018, 10:43:20 AM »
Where did you get that idea?   Nothing I have read leads to the conclusion that the same actors won't be in Season 8.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6824782/game-of-thrones-season-8-spoilers-plot-leaks-rumours/

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You are not paying attention. Season 8 is the last season in this series of Game of Thrones,but next year a new Game of Thrones series starts that begins with how these various families became so powerful and established their kingdoms thousands of years earlier.

Think,for all practical purposes,or Europeans climbing out of caves to build civilization,and how the various tribes fought and married into each other for gain.

Yeah,I am excited about this. I just don't know where they are going to find that many new actors who can perform at THAT level as series regulars.

I have no doubt there are going to be famous established actors take minor roles and then get killed off just for a chance to be a part of it,but they can't take the financial hit of being a series regular.
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« Reply #91 on: July 20, 2018, 10:45:59 AM »
@XenaLee

You are not paying attention. Season 8 is the last season in this series of Game of Thrones,but next year a new Game of Thrones series starts that begins with how these various families became so powerful and established their kingdoms thousands of years earlier.

Think,for all practical purposes,or Europeans climbing out of caves to build civilization,and how the various tribes fought and married into each other for gain.

Yeah,I am excited about this. I just don't know where they are going to find that many new actors who can perform at THAT level as series regulars.

I have no doubt there are going to be famous established actors take minor roles and then get killed off just for a chance to be a part of it,but they can't take the financial hit of being a series regular.

OH!  Ok.  Sorry, you're right.   I missed the part about the new show AFTER the upcoming Season 8.

And as for where they're going to find that many good actors, I'm sure there are plenty of them that have yet to be discovered and that will love to get their chance.  Hell, most of the actors in the current GOT were new to me when GOT first began.  Just think... we may find some we like even more!

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« Reply #92 on: July 20, 2018, 11:56:07 AM »

And as for where they're going to find that many good actors, I'm sure there are plenty of them that have yet to be discovered and that will love to get their chance.  Hell, most of the actors in the current GOT were new to me when GOT first began.  Just think... we may find some we like even more!

Thanks.

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Most of the best actors on that series were CHILDREN when they started. You can bet everything you own that none of them will have any trouble finding roles to play in movies and the theater for the rest of their lives.

For example,go back and re-watch the first couple of seasons and take note on how believable Macie Williams is in her role,and then consider she was maybe 10 years old at the time.

IMNSHO,Game of Thrones is the best damn thing that has ever been on television,and that includes series that only had to be good for 2 or 3 episodes.
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« Reply #93 on: July 20, 2018, 12:06:34 PM »
@XenaLee

Most of the best actors on that series were CHILDREN when they started. You can bet everything you own that none of them will have any trouble finding roles to play in movies and the theater for the rest of their lives.

For example,go back and re-watch the first couple of seasons and take note on how believable Macie Williams is in her role,and then consider she was maybe 10 years old at the time.

IMNSHO,Game of Thrones is the best damn thing that has ever been on television,and that includes series that only had to be good for 2 or 3 episodes.

I agree!    :beer:
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