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Title: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 04, 2013, 08:48:54 am
Anyone watching?  Normally every episode has a 'whoa' moment of two, the last one (S3E9) was more of a 'WHOA!'.

[I haven't read the books so I get to be surprised and non-judgemental as to how faithful everything has to be in relation to the books]

*Oh yeah, don't hunt around for recaps or news unless you've seen the episodes already - most stories contain spoilers and many don't mention that they contain spoilers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on June 04, 2013, 08:55:48 am
Game of Thrones is faithful to the "Cultural Reality" of a medieval govt pressured with a cyclical catastrophe.   Life is guaranteed to be short violent brutal and just plain unfair.  I understand 2 or 3 popular personas just got mulched.........the books do much the same violence to the sensibilities.......
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 04, 2013, 09:25:52 am
Quite a bloody and unexpected end to the most recent episode. As long as they don't kill the dragon lady, I'll be happy.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 04, 2013, 11:40:37 am
Arya Stark survived.  I'll be really pissed if they kill her.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 04, 2013, 01:41:54 pm
Of course, we can always read the books to find out what's going to happen, but I'm happy to see it the first time on the screen.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on October 07, 2013, 03:50:29 pm
Arya Stark survived.  I'll be really pissed if they kill her.

Ironically for that series, I'd say the main reason all that evil happened, is because Mr. Hero (Eddard Stark) was a moron and did every imaginable thing wrong that you could do wrong while engaging in Roman or American politics.  Telegraph your hits, call your political moves, give warnings before you do something drastic, threaten an inbred Nero after pissing off the rest of his Caligula-esque family?  And you expect your family to do better just because they can win straight up fights and wars? 

Everyone here should know very well the answer to "you cheated!  In a fair fight I'd kill you!" 

Exactly.  The right answer is:  "Well that's not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?"

At least the series is excellent and the books are also good.  Quite realistic, in the politics and backstabbing sides... outcomes of dumbass politics of the brash, etc.  Lots of horny sibling incest and offspring from some of them, with all the prober inbred brain damage that all that incest entails... etc etc etc.  Just like our real life politicians and "bloodline families" humping their sisters to keep their "bloodline" pure.  Very well done, IMNSHO.

But yes, for those who like the gallant hero avenging wrongs, this ain't your series.  Don't get attached to anyone, good or bad.  Far more realistic than your typical swords and sorcery miniseries where main characters never get pasted.  In this one, and I'm not to the most recent episode anymore, I can safely say "nobody's safe." :D
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 21, 2013, 08:29:01 pm
From the recent South Park Game of Thrones parody:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/south-park-thinks-game-of-thrones-needs-less-gay-wieners.html
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"I've started watching 'Game of Thrones,'" Butters tells Cartman in the above clip. "Well, it's pretty good, I guess. But have you ever noticed that almost every time they show a guy's wiener, that guy's character is gay? ... It's just that they have a lot of girls' boobs and vaginas and stuff, but most times they show a man's wiener, it's because that guy's in a love scene with another guy. You think it's because gay wieners are less threatening to women viewers?"

When Cartman says he thinks Butters is missing the point of the show, Butters responds, "Yeah, I know. Winter is coming, and there's dragons and zombies on the way. I'm pretty excited for that. Just could do with a little less gay wiener is all.
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on November 22, 2013, 04:21:55 am
I sometime ponder where this could all end up......  A Targaryan- Snow sort of get together?  She handles the politics, he handles the killing.......

Then what is happening with Arya, and Tyrion.  If they hook up (he the dirty old man and them being the same height and all........)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on November 22, 2013, 01:56:19 pm
I sometime ponder where this could all end up......  A Targaryan- Snow sort of get together?  She handles the politics, he handles the killing.......
Good, good.  Excellent thought.
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Then what is happening with Arya, and Tyrion.  If they hook up (he the dirty old man and them being the same height and all........)

THIGH SLAP!  NICE!!  Man, you are funny.  Thought struck me too at one point.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: DiabloLoco on November 22, 2013, 02:47:29 pm
Southpark has been lampooning Game of Thrones is their last 2 episodes. The episodes have been about the "console wars" (PS4 vs. Xbox1). The kids have divided into factions with Cartman leading one and Kenny dressed as a princess leading the other. The boys are trying to be within the first 100 people to enter the mall on black Friday so they can get 80% off.

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRKZSfcbPIBxvkXas5sw85W6EMw7WVqnwdw49Gw3huo52OTuz4_)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 22, 2013, 05:47:14 pm
So, I've heard about this show, but not seen a minute, and the hype makes me reticent.  But if I'm bored on a Friday night and have nothing queued up, is it worth a look?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: LaughingBear on November 22, 2013, 06:35:03 pm
IMNSHO, Game Of Thrones yes, Southpark, not so much.  I'm more of an Adult Swim kind of guy if I have a yearning for non-traditional animation.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: DiabloLoco on November 22, 2013, 07:10:39 pm
So, I've heard about this show, but not seen a minute, and the hype makes me reticent.  But if I'm bored on a Friday night and have nothing queued up, is it worth a look?
Not Friday. Wednesday @ 10pm on Comedy Central. If you're really bored....maybe. Lots of very sophomoric humor with a mostly libertarian angle. Like most other shows that I have a "somewhat" interest in, I just DVR it and watch it at my leisure. Plus I get to fast forward commercials.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Scarmiglione' on November 22, 2013, 08:05:37 pm
Ha!  Game of Thrones is what I'm asking about.  South Park I know, just don't have time for.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 23, 2013, 07:46:33 am
I laughed hysterically at the "Brack Friday Bundoro."
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on November 26, 2013, 05:43:16 am
So, I've heard about this show, but not seen a minute, and the hype makes me reticent.  But if I'm bored on a Friday night and have nothing queued up, is it worth a look?

Dude, it is an excuse for all sorts of Trauma (For the Guys!) and Drama (For the Girls!) in a midaevil setting.

Another Galactica of sorts........
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on November 27, 2013, 06:34:45 am
The last two episodes of South Park spoofed Game of Thrones.  Pretty funny stuff.

.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on December 10, 2013, 06:17:52 pm
Second episode (South Park parody) full online at

(Flash)

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s17e09-titties-and-dragons

Oh yeah, the TV airing was interspersed with actual ads for the new XBOX.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on February 11, 2014, 07:43:50 am
A promo for the new season coming up:

Actor Q&A with scenes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5iS3tULXMQ [14:30]
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 07, 2014, 04:38:05 pm
Season 4 just started up.  Daenerys' pets are growing like weeds!  She must be feeding them high-grade Purina Dragonchow.

(http://s27.postimg.org/5qf3zehw3/game_of_thrones_dragon.jpg)  --->  (http://s29.postimg.org/yvbfjec13/daenerys_dragon_660x371.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: idahobob on April 08, 2014, 07:24:54 am
Glad to see it back on for another season. It's one of the very few things that I watch  on the the TV.

I started watching it because I had read the books and got hooked.

Bob
III
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on April 10, 2014, 04:55:40 am
A good episode, especially the final scene!  wow.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 14, 2014, 11:50:48 am
whoa!  (latest episode)  :laugh:

Apparently the show is going to start to diverge from the books soon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on April 16, 2014, 05:57:53 am
It already has I think.  Yeah, the final scene in this one was impressive.  That was some gnarly drink with serious hangover factor!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 04, 2014, 07:19:13 pm
KFC capitalizing on Game of Thrones (Jimmy Kimmel Show):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJCBRepFi2g  (1:09)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on May 26, 2014, 02:15:25 pm
Season 4 just started up.  Daenerys' pets are growing like weeds!  She must be feeding them high-grade Purina Dragonchow.

(http://s27.postimg.org/5qf3zehw3/game_of_thrones_dragon.jpg)  --->  (http://s29.postimg.org/yvbfjec13/daenerys_dragon_660x371.jpg)

If a thing can breathe fire, chemically or otherwise, you figure its going through a lot of energy to do so.  I imagine it will have one hell of a metabolism to begin with.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on May 27, 2014, 08:29:39 am
Discover channel did a "Full possible Evolution" work up of the dragons.  They postulated that dragons would have developed a gut that developed a lot of gas, like cows (oh the irony) for use in there flaming breath.  That really wouldn't take all that much energy.  Flying....yeah there is where the need for a certain amount of magic enters into the mix.........
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: S. Jester on May 27, 2014, 11:12:46 am
Loved Tyrion's speech a couple of episodes ago. So full of sarcasm and full biting statements.


S.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on May 27, 2014, 11:41:20 am
Bad Lip Reading does Game of Thrones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Krz-dyD-UQ

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Scarmiglione' on May 30, 2014, 06:27:22 am
I started watching it.  I'm two or three episodes in and I can't keep track of the characters.  I must be getting old.  Who is this guy again?  Where are there?  Oh wait.. wasn't he dead last time?

Maybe not being to watch in single sittings is interrupting my brain.  Maybe just old.

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adventurer, Explorer, Inquiring Mind. on May 31, 2014, 11:13:44 pm
I started watching it.  I'm two or three episodes in and I can't keep track of the characters.  I must be getting old.  Who is this guy again?  Where are there?  Oh wait.. wasn't he dead last time?

Maybe not being to watch in single sittings is interrupting my brain.  Maybe just old.

No, there are a TON of characters and locales.

Video game and D&D geeks will outshine most everyone else at keeping up here.  The amount of characters is somewhat higher than average, bordering on staggering.  Thankfully, the show's well developed garbage cleanup functions (programming joke) does a great job of killing the majority of characters.  Many of the ones you see there, even the really awesome honorable ones, will probably die, if they haven't yet.  The show / story keeps itself manageable by slapping RIP next to just about anyone who can possibly RIP.  And some sonzabitches really do have it coming and don't get it... at all.  Pity.

If you are familiar with TV Tropes or just story tropes or videogame tropes, know for sure that plot armor is something that is sparingly if at all available in Game of Thrones.  Tyrion, Daenerys and perhaps Jon Snow.  Maybe even a few others, but I won't spoil it for you.  Just know that even if they don't die, horrible things are at times done to them.  This show approaches reality.  Minus the dragons.  But we weren't there so we don't know if maybe dragons did roast dudes in their shells in ancient times.

I will say this.  Don't get attached to ANYONE that is honorable, good, badass, or awesome.  Tyrion is probably the only scumbag you can fall in love with, attitude wise at least.  He's sarcastic, he's witty and most of all, he's almost always right.  Which, as we all know, is what you want to be in real life.  May not be lovable, may not be "nice" but being right, in a world where physics and reality exist, will mean you won't die walking off cliffs hoping for things that don't exist to save you... Pegasi and Gandalf's eagles do NOT exist in their universe, even if dragons do.  And unless you're a hot albino chick, the dragons won't do anything other than roast you at the hot albino chick's command.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Scarmiglione' on June 02, 2014, 12:01:00 pm
It's very rapey.

That might kill it for me.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on June 03, 2014, 08:06:15 am
Last episode's lesson-  Wear Your Helmet........
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 10, 2014, 08:36:17 pm
Was reading a recap of the latest episode (battle of Castle Black) and found these in the comments section:


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Why doesn't George R. R. Martin use Twitter?
Because he killed all 140 characters.

Guns don't kill people. George R.R. Martin does.
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Moonbeam on September 24, 2014, 01:48:00 pm
I have not read through this thread as we just finished season 3 and cannot see the fourth season until it's release in early 2015. I was really, REALLY, shook-up by Season 3, Episode 9.

***SPOILER***
I cannot believe that Robb, his wife and his mothers were killed off! Ugh, and the way the event went down.... It really got to me. Maybe because his wife was stabbed in the belly first?... I dunno... That scene, the one where Joffery kills Ros, and the first season of killing the bastard children of the king... Just awful... oh, and the giving of the newborn males to the ice-freaks!
***SPOILER***

Where's that "bummed out" smiley?!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on November 08, 2014, 08:01:32 am
Season 3, Episode 9.


George R. R. Martin Watches "Red Wedding" Reaction Videos - CONAN on TBS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azr99OfKLxk  [1:39]


Currently reading first book.  It's reminding me why I don't like fantasy ... or Renaissance Faires ... even if they're rated R.  The porno scenes are kinda behind the curtains so far in the book - they're definitely expanded upon in the TV show.  Not that it's a plus, but if killing off characters in a fantasy book gets you $$$ then wait 'til my book comes out - Frodo won't make it past the first chapter = $$$!

So far:  Show(s) >> Book(s) 

The book reads like a writer's attempt to recap the episodes ... so I guess that's a good thing (show) and a bad thing (author).  I like his SF/horror stuff, though (Sandkings etc.).
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: da gooch on November 09, 2014, 05:23:47 pm
Does any of it come on dvd's?

Have I mentioned how much I really Love Dial-up? *sigh*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on November 10, 2014, 09:04:37 am
Every season has made it to DVD, but the lagg is usually longer than a year.......
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Moonbeam on November 12, 2014, 10:14:34 pm
Thanks for the link mi6! That led me to a parody by Jimmy Fallon called Game of Desks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gqgdyn6wg7E
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on March 15, 2015, 11:09:47 pm
New season in April - unfortunate thing is I forget who's doing what to whom from season to season.  I'm sure there's Dragons and nekkid chicks though.

(http://s1.postimg.org/63fn47vin/lannister_always_pays_his_debts_mastercard_game.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 16, 2015, 09:57:25 am
I've stopped watching on-line video for two weeks now. Might go to videoholics anonymous meetings if there were such a thing. But I think I'll pay HBO $16/month for 3 months of online Game of Thrones, now that they're going to make that possible without a cable subscription. I torrented the past two seasons, but I'm happy to pay them now that they're making it possible for less than an arm an a leg.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 16, 2015, 11:40:05 am
It appears only to be for Apple products though.  I can't imagine them NOT doing this for other platforms too.  It would be too dumb not to.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on March 16, 2015, 12:00:16 pm
Did some searching on that Apple/HBO thing (wouldn't call it a scam, though):

http://www.idigitaltimes.com/game-thrones-hbo-now-apples-got-good-scam-going-one-422909
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Essentially, Apple paid HBO and Time Warner whatever amount of money to try to trick you into buying an Apple TV. And, knowing that Apple TV is already not the finest product in the world, they cut the price on it too. Even those of us who own Macs, but not Apple’s other knick-knacks, are locked out of HBO Now. It’s just for Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone. Seriously? Are you going to watch Game of Thrones on your iPhone.
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http://betanews.com/2015/03/13/apples-hbo-now-exclusive-is-the-real-game-of-thrones/

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As the dust settles from this week's big Apple reveal, one question lingers: Who gains more from exclusive distribution of new streaming service HBO NOW? I don't know what the device maker paid for the privilege, but big benefits belong to it. I wonder: What were HBO executives thinking by tying the service's early destiny to a single platform during telecast of the popular Game of Thrones series?

Particularly for cord-cutters who don't have Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, or iPod and want GoT Season 5 the choice is simple: Buy ATV for 69 bucks or spend more on another device capable of running HBO's iOS app—or steal! Three days ago my colleague Alan Buckingham, who owns no fruit-logo products and cord-cuts, wrote that he might get the streaming box. Today I asked if he really plans to buy Apple TV. "I haven't yet, but I likely will", he says.
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on March 16, 2015, 01:12:04 pm
Are you going to watch Game of Thrones on your iPhone.

Yes. I like watching video and reading on my iPhone. In bed at night, lying on my side.

Why HBO gave Apple an exclusive, though, I have no clue.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on March 17, 2015, 08:02:00 am
Particularly for cord-cutters who don't have Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, or iPod and want GoT Season 5 the choice is simple: Buy ATV for 69 bucks or spend more on another device capable of running HBO's iOS app—or steal! Three days ago my colleague Alan Buckingham, who owns no fruit-logo products and cord-cuts, wrote that he might get the streaming box. Today I asked if he really plans to buy Apple TV. "I haven't yet, but I likely will", he says.
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I know my choice.  They could have made $15 / mo. from me.  Now they'll get nothing.  Assholes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Moonbeam on March 20, 2015, 04:06:47 pm
Just finished the 4th season this week. Ugh! Seeing that guy's head squashed like a grape!!! So we finish the last DVD and I turn to DH and say, "Holy crap! We just watched 2 episodes and there was no nudity!"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 10, 2015, 01:44:39 pm
New season starting up this Sunday (04.12.15) I think.

Princess of Thrones [Princess Bride intro interspersed with GoT scenes - Do Not Watch if you haven't seen all the seasons - Rated R for graphic violence/nudity]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFWovtMAGwA  [2:11]


Sesame Street - Game of Chairs [many nudge-nudge wink-wink references]:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhWUFXvaZjo  [5:47]
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 13, 2015, 10:07:05 am
S5E01: 

Link is recap of latest episode so Spoiler Alert if clicked.

link (http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/game-of-thrones-mance-rayder-dies-cersei-prophecy-1201470958/#)
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I got a very witty email from David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who write the show, before the scripts went out. To the tune of, “well, dear friend, you know the saying, ‘all men must die,’ and we’re just letting you know that you’re next up,” basically. As we say in Ireland, when your number’s up, your number’s up, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
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"The dragons are still just on their way! They keep promising dragons, but all I get are more floppy weiners in my face!" - Butters, South Park
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 19, 2015, 10:47:20 pm
Exchange from S5E02:

Tyrion:  "... and what do you hope to find at the end of the road to Meereen?"

Varys:  "I told you ... a ruler."

Tyrion:  "We've already got a ruler.  Everywhere's already got a ruler.  Every pile of shit on the side of every road has someone's banner hanging from it."
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 28, 2015, 03:59:19 pm
Interesting Rolling Stone interview with George R. R. Martin:

http://www.rollingstone.com/tv/news/george-r-r-martin-the-rolling-stone-interview-20140423

[excerpt]
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GRRM:  [...]  One of the central questions in the book is Varys' riddle: The rich man, the priest and the king give an order to a common sellsword. Each one says kill the other two. So who has the power? Is it the priest, who supposedly speaks for God? The king, who has the power of state? The rich man, who has the gold? Of course, doesn't the swordsman have the power? He's the one with the sword – he could kill all three if he wanted. Or he could listen to anyone. But he's just the average grunt. If he doesn't do what they say, then they each call other swordsmen who will do what they say. But why does anybody do what they say? This is the fundamental mystery of power and leadership and war through all history. Going back to Vietnam, for me the cognitive dissonance came in when I realized that Ho Chi Minh actually wasn't Sauron. Do you remember the poster during that time? WHAT IF THEY GAVE A WAR AND NOBODY CAME? That's one of the fundamental questions here. Why did anybody go to Vietnam? Were the people who went more patriotic? Were they braver? Were they stupider? Why does anybody go? What's all this based on? It's all based on an illusion: You go because you're afraid of what will happen if you don't go, even if you don't believe in it. But where do these systems of obedience come from? Why do we recognize power instead of individual autonomy? These questions are fascinating to me. It's all this strange illusion, isn't it?
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You're a congenial man, yet these books are incredibly violent. Does that ever feel at odds with these views about power and war?

GRRM:  The war that Tolkien wrote about was a war for the fate of civilization and the future of humanity, and that's become the template. I'm not sure that it's a good template, though. The Tolkien model led generations of fantasy writers to produce these endless series of dark lords and their evil minions who are all very ugly and wear black clothes. But the vast majority of wars throughout history are not like that. World War I is much more typical of the wars of history than World War II – the kind of war you look back afterward and say, "What the hell were we fighting for? Why did all these millions of people have to die? Was it really worth it to get rid of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, that we wiped out an entire generation, and tore up half the continent? Was the War of 1812 worth fighting? The Spanish-American War? What the hell were these people fighting for?"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 18, 2015, 01:19:16 pm
Season 5 Spoiler Alert!  Tyrion's in trouble ... again.



(http://s21.postimg.org/f4plx5hyv/Screenshot_6.png)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 18, 2015, 03:56:22 pm
Season 5 Spoiler Alert!  Tyrion's in trouble ... again.

But he did an amazing job of convincing the slavers, in a couple of sentences, to preserve the dwarf to prove that his decidely-undwarfish-body-part really belonged to a dwarf, hence considerably raising its market value. I'm surprised they didn't demand proof of size on the spot, however.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: idahobob on June 01, 2015, 09:18:25 am
Zombies!

Needs Dragons!

Bob
III
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 02, 2015, 09:09:22 am
Zombies!

(http://s21.postimg.org/vlhtlszg7/roflbotww.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2015, 09:31:49 am
Zombies!

Needs Dragons!

Aye. Valyrian Steel and Dragon Fire will hopefully solve the problem.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 02, 2015, 09:36:53 am
Even Valerian steel won't kill white walkers.  You need dragon glass.  Duh.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2015, 09:44:12 am
Even Valerian steel won't kill white walkers.  You need dragon glass.  Duh.

Did you watch the most recent episode?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 02, 2015, 12:54:54 pm
I just did.  That didn't look like his Valerian steel lord commander sword when I watched it.  Was it?  Does Valerian steel kill white walkers?  If so, that's pretty handy, not to be stuck relying on rare, brittle dragon glass only.

EDIT:  My "duh" was tongue in cheek, in case that wasn't obvious.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2015, 01:00:17 pm
EDIT:  My "duh" was tongue in cheek, in case that wasn't obvious.

Thanks for the apology, but I didn't see the duh as anything but you questioning my contention that Valerian steel would kill a white walker. Besides, I have very thick skin. :)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 02, 2015, 01:40:10 pm
So...  Can it?  Was that what I saw?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 02, 2015, 01:55:36 pm
So...  Can it?  Was that what I saw?

I thought it was Jon Snow's Valyrian steel sword that killed the walker in the latest episode, and apparently so do the maintainers of the Game of Thrones wiki: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Valyrian_steel

Apparently, the novels haven't yet tested that theory, though, as the Battle of Hardhome didn't appear in the books, only the show.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 03, 2015, 12:40:51 am
S5E08 Spoiler Alert (question concerning Arya in her current Kwai Chang Caine storyline):

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So Arya's mission is to walk around the docks and sell oysters and see what The God of Many Faces will show her in regards to some kind of mission ... or something.  When meeting the ship & sailor casualty/property/life insurance guy: 

Some client comes up and shows he's survived 4 trips (maps included) and he also throws down a bagful of (coins?) like he wants to buy out of something - he mentions what will his family do (without him?).  Insurance dude ('4 oysters, with vinegar') considers and says 'Nah.'  Sailor/Captain starts to protest and gets 'helped' away by ins. guy's bouncers.

Later, Arya is discussing what she saw with teacher Jaqen/Joaquin/Jocken.  He talks about how life insurance guy loses if sailor/captain dies while sailor/captain loses if he survives voyage.  Then he mentions that insurance guy may not pay out anyway in case of death, so Arya should keep an eye on him.

 Questions:

1.  Why would sailor guy complain about assumed premiums and how his family won't be able to live?  And want to give insurance guy money to get out of something?  Is he being coerced/extorted into giving ins. guy premiums anyway and is he worried/knows that this particular insurance agent doesn't pay out upon death/loss?

2.  Assuming the insurance guy's a crook, it seems he wouldn't last long in an open air market extorting sailors around the docks. 

3.  Now, maybe sailors do this because the guy's some kind of warlock/wizard.  You pay him ... and you keep on paying him and you'll get to where you're going safely.  However, stop payment, you die and he doesn't pay out & your family starves.

(3.) is about the only explanation I can think of as this is going to have to continue with the storyline with this being Arya's first mission.
I've watched the scene(s) three times and it's confusing. 
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 03, 2015, 12:58:08 am
So...  Can it?  Was that what I saw?

This is where the wikia helps for me  - it doesn't really spoil anything but gives a bit more back story/history. 

http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Longclaw

After reading it, I'm like 'Oh yeah!  I kind of remember ... from Season ... Two, is it?'

 Now I just remembered that in Season 1, wasn't a Stark lost and never found North of the Wall on a ranger patrol ... or something?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 21, 2015, 09:14:44 pm
Fired my agent - he should have alerted me to this opportunity.

"I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody"


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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on July 21, 2015, 09:50:05 am
Longclaw is the ancestral, valaryian steel sword of Commander Mormont.  Daddy of the guy that is hanging out with Daenaerys the dragon girl.  Mormonts were busted trading slaves.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on April 25, 2016, 10:12:48 am
Season 6 just started.  This season is apparently a complete divergence/separation from the books because George R. R. Martin hasn't completed his latest yet.  There were supposed to be seven books so (maybe) seven seasons ... who knows.

Search youtube for 'game of thrones the story so far' and click on the one-hour one(s). This summarizes Seasons 1-5.  I felt like I should've been taking notes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on April 25, 2016, 05:14:15 pm
Yeah a complex plot.  Killing Jon Snow took a lot of complexity out of it though...  I supposed he was a Stark/Targaryan...or another similar mix.

Beware old ladies.....
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Byte Me on April 26, 2016, 01:36:33 pm
So...  Can it?  Was that what I saw?

I thought it was Jon Snow's Valyrian steel sword that killed the walker in the latest episode, and apparently so do the maintainers of the Game of Thrones wiki: http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Valyrian_steel

Apparently, the novels haven't yet tested that theory, though, as the Battle of Hardhome didn't appear in the books, only the show.

Actually near the beginning of book 5 Sam does tell Jon that he had read in one of the books at Castle Black that dragonsteel swords were thought to also kill the Others.  They are wondering if it might be an ancient reference to Valyrian steel.  EDIT: Yes it is in the second Jon chapter of A Dance with Dragons

I might be mistaken in the time line but I think this is still prior to Jon killing the Other with Longclaw as seen in season 5.

It's all such a jumble trying to read the books while watching the series.  I started them before I knew of the show coming.  I had the characters all visualized in my mind's eye and after seeing the first season I had to completely adopt the show's vision of the characters to even hope to keep anything straight.  I'm failing.  So many subtle differences between the two it's hard to keep track.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 09, 2016, 01:18:01 am
Nothing much happening in Season 6  :laugh:

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Spoiler alert!
Tormund is spokesman for some hotel chain now [Yeah, that's the actor].

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I guess I sould have led with 'Spoiler Alert!'
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 09, 2016, 06:32:34 am
After three episodes, I would say that quite a lot is happening in season six. Can you say Jon Snow?

I do hope the dragons rescue Daenerys.

Go Arya, er... noone.

And somebody please dispose of Ramsay. Soon.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 10, 2016, 01:37:42 am
After three episodes, I would say that quite a lot is happening in season six.

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I was being sarcastic :-)

SPOILER discussion:
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I think Jonathon Pryce is a greater threat to be taken are of rather than Ramsay - Ramsay's only got a small area to practice his sadism whereas the Sparrows are in semi-control of King's Landing. 

Viewers were mad about the slow-catch-up premiere, the thing going down in Dorne (I was fine with it), then they were mad of some predictable but still 'Oh no they didn't!' in the second episode.  This was after they were mad about a certain wedding-night rape after being not outraged about previous beheadings, weiner-cutting-offings, young children/babies getting killed ...

Dude below needs to be rubbed out - wonderful depiction of a fanatic, problem is, he'd probably enjoy it and view it as penance.

(http://s32.postimg.org/r9b4001ch/High_Sparrow.jpg)

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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adam Ruff on May 14, 2016, 08:10:00 am
(SPOILER ALERT for episode 3)...




Tyrian is the man to watch this season. He has got the brains and he has the muscle now too. He has the unsullied under his command and judging from his pleasant interaction with the two very large dragons below the city that he freed from their chains I would say he has them in his corner too. The mother of dragons seems to like Tyrian as well so no matter what happens his future is looking very bright indeed.

Ramsey needs to die ASAP and maybe Jon Snow and the wildlings will take care of that soon. As for the high sparrow his days are numbered for sure but I do love the way he treated Circe and she had ALL of that coming to her and more. In fact I would love to see the high sparrow stab her in the heart with a poisoned dagger while they were both falling off a high cliff into a pool of molten lava. My dreams are seldom realized though on Game of Thrones so probably the mountain will cave in the Sparrows head just prior to some hot Dornish women ganging up on him and poisoning him again with multiple spear jabs this time. Did I mention the Dornish women are hot?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 14, 2016, 10:05:16 am
Just waiting for those dragons to rescue their mother, before she dies of boredom.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 16, 2016, 07:39:01 am
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on May 16, 2016, 09:16:18 am
Yep. Turns out she was fully capable of not only rescuing herself, but once again becoming queen to every witness of her rescue.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adam Ruff on May 16, 2016, 07:49:37 pm
I think the lesson to be learned here is that you don't mess with the mother of dragons or small men named Tyrian. I am looking forward to the episode where the high sparrow falls off a cliff.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 25, 2016, 09:23:44 am
Apparently it takes 9 hours to apply makeup for the Children of the Forest ... and Arya is still in school - she'd be out roaming the desert Southwest by now if she'd just chosen the Shaolin Temple down the street instead of the Many-Faces church-place.  [e.g. it only took Kwai Chang Caine two minutes and forty-seven seconds before he was ready - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQBVYko_uhQ  (2:47)]

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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 25, 2016, 11:08:08 am
Did I mention the Dornish women are hot?

They can come over and party anytime.  They will need to check their spears, knives, whips and any other weapons/poisons at the door though.

(http://s33.postimg.org/963mfsr4v/Sand_Snakes.jpg)
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adam Ruff on June 03, 2016, 04:26:20 pm
Did I mention the Dornish women are hot?

They can come over and party anytime.  They will need to check their spears, knives, whips and any other weapons/poisons at the door though.

(http://s33.postimg.org/963mfsr4v/Sand_Snakes.jpg)
Ah I say let them keep their whips at least huh? I do hope the Dornish women are the ones who take down Frankenstein's monster AKA The Mountain. As to the other women on the move, how about the Mother of Dragons adding yet another large army of Dothraki to her already potent arsenal? All I can say is that when those Greyjoy stolen ships get there and transport all those Dothraki, Unsullied, and Seventh Son warriors across the sea someone, or some many, are going to get their asses kicked really bad. Did I mention that the Mother of Dragons is also hot? Pardon the pun.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: S. Jester on June 27, 2016, 11:24:46 am
Spoiler about Arya.

Is it me or did anybody "heard" the theme song of Mission: Impossible when Arya pulled that face off before killing Frey?


S.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 28, 2016, 09:29:31 am


S.

How about a little 'Spoiler Alert' warning there!

Spoiler Alert:


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I was kind of hoping Margery would eventually out-Cersei Cersei and the Sparrows, but oh well.  At least Cersei got her mojo back.  I was trying to think of anyone that supports the Lannisters anymore - they've got Dorne, the Tyrell's, Danaerys&Tyrion, Dthraki, the North in general, and everyone else against them.  Cersei and Jaime should just abdicate and relocate to Costa Rica and live out their decadent lives in peace.  Here's to hoping they'll keep it to 7 seasons.  A shame the ASPCA dog-lover nice-guy and the wedding-event planner won't be around.
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 28, 2016, 10:04:39 am
Really what more is there to do except to draw out the victory of Danaerys and her dragons? Though I suppose some dark magic might defeat them. I want to see the dragons conquer the icemen from the north. Maybe after that they can all just get along. And I've got a bridge...
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Post by: Klapton Isgod on June 28, 2016, 04:18:28 pm
I wonder if she and Jon Snow will fall in love and live happily ever after?

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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on June 28, 2016, 10:36:15 pm
Season 7 will start with a two-parter where the armies of the North, South and East attack King's Landing simultaneously.  Cersei, Jaime and the Mountain will be roasted alive by Drogon on a balcony in the Red Keep (Cersei and Jaime will be hugging each other - Ser Clegane will kind of explode from being cooked in his armor as his body expands).

After the victory, Gendry will arrive in his rowboat (remember him?).  Then the third episode starts.  Dany marries Gendry (the last Baratheon).  Jon Snow marries Sansa and goes back to Winterfell.  Yara hooks up with Missendei (the half-and-half hottie Dany freed) and takes her back to the Iron Islands - nekkidness ensues.  After rejecting Tormund's advances, Brienne relents and they marry - nekkidness ensues.  They become the protectors of the girl-Queen Lyanna at House Mormont.  Tyrion becomes head of House Lannister, marries all three Sand Snakes and resigns as Hand of the Queen.  Samwell becomes Maester to King's Landing.  The Hound, Ser Davos and Bronn get into the maritime smuggling business with amusing hijinks. 

The above will take about six episodes leaving the final two where everyone has to get together again to beat back/destroy the White Walkers.

THE END
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Adam Ruff on June 29, 2016, 03:11:58 pm
Well well well, that is a deep subject. I just hope that season 7 includes more of the Dornish girls nancing about to and fro, particularly the one that was teasing Bronn while he was in jail in Dorn. I assume the conquest of Westeros will go well for the mother of dragons although there are a couple possible stumbling blocks. One of those is the large fleet of ships being built on the Iron Islands. He could be bought perhaps to swing his forces against the fleet of doom on it's way to King's Landing. I also think the bankers in Bravos are going to fund sell swords against Dyneris but it will not be enough so they may also employ assassins from the house of light and dark who will use the faces to get close to Dyneris or Tyrian or both. Then of course after all those annoyances are dealt with, the mother of dragons and her brother Jon Snow aka Targerian with join forces to defeat the white walkers in an epic clash. I think Maister Samwell Tarley will swoop in with the key knowledge needed to defeat the white walkers and his Valerian steel sword which he will give to... the Hound who will by then have joined up with the forces arrayed in the north. The hound may also be the one that kills the mountain during the initial episodes. Tyrian will fall in love with Brianne and together they will make normal sized kids who will grow up to be really naughty. Sansa will embrace the lord of light and become the next Red Woman. She will melt Little Finger's face off and then feel slightly bad about it afterward. Did I leave anything out? Oh well that is how I see season 7 playing out more or less. Of course I could be completely wrong but the cryptic note I got this morning from the three eyed raven tells me I am right on the money... if I read it right that is.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: S. Jester on June 29, 2016, 09:51:31 pm
Sorry about that. It what I just did better?


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S.

How about a little 'Spoiler Alert' warning there!

Spoiler Alert:


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I was kind of hoping Margery would eventually out-Cersei Cersei and the Sparrows, but oh well.  At least Cersei got her mojo back.  I was trying to think of anyone that supports the Lannisters anymore - they've got Dorne, the Tyrell's, Danaerys&Tyrion, Dthraki, the North in general, and everyone else against them.  Cersei and Jaime should just abdicate and relocate to Costa Rica and live out their decadent lives in peace.  Here's to hoping they'll keep it to 7 seasons.  A shame the ASPCA dog-lover nice-guy and the wedding-event planner won't be around.
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 04, 2016, 02:30:50 am
Sorry about that. It what I just did better?


S.

No harm done!  I think there's one other person that's behind on the episodes here and ... that sucks for them.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Rarick on July 21, 2016, 07:01:32 am
Jon Targaryan, formerly know as John Snow, the son of Ned Stark's sister and that nutty Targaryan Marries Danys Targaryan.  Those two are able to put together the forces that turn back the white walkers.   

That event comes after Denys and her Dthraki take down King's Landing after a sneaky Coup D'tat carried out by Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark that conveniently kills the Mountain and the Bitch.  The New Head of House Lannister, Jaime and his lady knight are now free to hookup.  Oh I suspect Arya and Sandor might come to an agreement as well...

Sparrows and Missing balls now both have a role in reforming the government, and Sansa may become a councilor behind the scenes as well.  Who would she be marrying?

 
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on July 28, 2017, 02:34:01 pm
kinda/sorta spoiler alert



[from a flyer found on the sidewalk at a Westeros Costco]

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Grand Opening!

Dr. Samwell Tarly D.O., F.A.C.S

Oldtown Scottsdale Medico Complex

specializing in breast augmentation and greyscale removal

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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: mi6a2lm on May 23, 2019, 09:54:59 pm
Finished it.  Final six episodes were more of a coda, some fans were bitchy about it.  It's a TV show folks.



from https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/game-of-thrones-finale-grey-worm-jacob-anderson  <-----spoilers at link!
[Greyworm actor interview - head of the Unsullied]

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"I am [satisfied] but, I mean, satisfaction is relative, right?"" he said. "I really hope that you're satisfied by the ending," he said. "The show has told you from the beginning like
you're not necessarily gonna get what you want, you're gonna get what you need."
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Apparently the House Starbucks survived to the final season - I didn't catch it but apparently the scene happened:

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Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, hinted that Clarke may be to blame for the mishap. "Emilia probably drinks too much coffee," he joked with Conan O'Brien.

"What a bastard!" Clarke told The Los Angeles Times. "I don't even drink Starbucks. I have no idea whose it was. Liam's a cheeky one."
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Title: Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Post by: Bill St. Clair on June 10, 2019, 03:00:35 am
I was very disappointed in Daenerys's descent into tyranny in the penultimate episode, but I think they recovered nicely in the finale.