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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 4, 2016, 10:56 PM »
The subscription aspect is probably more of a deterrent to me, too.  Unless CBS thinks that this show has the potential to be the centerpiece for this service. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: May 4, 2016, 04:50 PM »
Word has been circulating that CBS is developing a new Star Trek television series.  Today the news came out that the new Trek series will be on their streaming service, CBS All Access.  Episodes will be released on a weekly basis, and the CBS All Access service is reportedly priced at $6 per month.

I think it's probably going to happen in book 6.  As for the dead person on the show who still has a major role to play in the books?  I say GRRM is talking about Lady Stoneheart.

It's been priced at $98 and change for the past day or so.  If THAT price gets discounted by 40% it would be an amazing deal.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 4, 2016, 10:52 AM »
I think the Lannister sins all came from their cousin Cersi was riding while Jamie was otherwise occupied.  He seemed to rat them out...  Though why he had the sudden about-face never seemed to have an explanation that I recall.  I also forget his name, just remember he was a bit of a *****.

Lancel Lannister.  And in the words of Robert Baratheon, "What a stupid name!"  That guy really was a simp.  But now that he's a follower of the High Sparrow?  He seems much more of a pawn rather than any sort of a real player with legitimate ambition.  He seemed to be almost cowering during the Battle of the Blackwater.

I wouldn't put it past Littlefinger to use the High Sparrow and his followers as some sort of proxy to take down the Lannisters.  And he tried to make inroads with the North by marrying off Sansa to Ramsey Bolton.  I suspect that we're going to see Littlefinger at some point soon.  But I think things will have to play out in the North before he gets moved to some sort of action.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 3, 2016, 06:39 PM »
Littlefinger is a master manipulator.  I could certainly see how he might have fed information about the Lannisters to the High Sparrow so that he had his devout followers would aid in taking down the Lannisters.  But I don't think he's working with the High Sparrow directly.  Especially since the followers of the High Sparrow wound up taking down some of Littlefinger's houses of ill repute in Kings Landing.  It may have just been some measure of token offering to the High Sparrow's followers.  A sacrifice perhaps, while Littlefinger consolidates his power in the Vale as Warden of the East.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 3, 2016, 04:53 PM »
Something tells me that Littlefinger may make a play for King's Landing at some point.  Especially in light of that speech.  He's been at odds with Cersei in the past.  And the Lannister hold on the Iron Throne seems to be growing more tenuous with each passing day.  Cersei's also afraid of the witch's prophecy coming true, and that her son Tommen may be fated to die as well.  If that comes to pass, I could certainly see the potential for Littlefinger to be involved.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 3, 2016, 01:24 PM »
IIRC, that was Jeyne Poole.  The Boltons were trying to pass her off as Arya in order to lay some sort of legitimate claim to Winterfell.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 3, 2016, 12:17 PM »
Ramsey Bolton has to be one of the most bloodthirsty and cruel characters ever on television, let alone Game of Thrones.  He makes Joffrey look like an amateur in comparison.  And the scene in the kennel was so brutal, even if we didn't see anything.  The thought of it alone was horrific.  And especially because you knew it was coming after he had killed his own father.

The whole recap before the episode was a little confusing when they added in that scene of Robb Stark and Lord Karstark.  At least until the scene were Ramsey killed Roose Bolton in plain view of the new Lord Karstark.  With that whole situation it looks like there may be a war coming between the houses of the North to retake Winterfell.

I'm also interested to see how thing proceed with Theon and the rest of the Ironborn.  I thought that the storyline involving Euron Greyjoy and the Iron Islanders was going to get tossed.  I was a little surprised to see that it got shelved until this season.  And now with the fleet in Mereen having been burned by the Sons of the Harpy, the storyline for the Ironborn is beginning to become a little bit more clear.

Yeah.  Zuvio only being 25% off is kind of a slap in the face since he turned into such a blink and you miss him sort of character.  I've only actually seen him in the film thanks to a screen cap.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: May 2, 2016, 10:10 PM »
I happened to stop by a PR company that's working for Hasbro today.  And they had LOADS of these swag packs for "MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU" lying around their office.  Funny though, it would be nice if they would actually, you know, let the public know about all of these promotions!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 1, 2016, 05:33 PM »
Wondering how tonight's episode will pan out.  The Melisandre reveal was a bit of a shock, despite the hints that have been made throughout the books at the show.  And what becomes of Davos, the loyal members of the Night's Watch, Ghost, and the body of Jon Snow?

And then there's the Khaleesi.  It didn't take long for the Dothraki who captured her to snap to and treat her with the respect befitting a Khaleesi.  But will they force her to stay in Vaes Dothrak, like the other widows of fallen Khals, and take her place among the Dosh Khaleen?  Danaerys managed to sway Drogo, but that seemed to be largely because they were married.  While I've suspected for some time that Danaerys might lead the Dothraki to Westeros, this situation is different.  And it leaves me wondering how she will be able to convince them to do that.

There's also the matter of a shot that was in one of the trailers for this season.  It showed a knight in what looked like Targaryen King's Guard armor fighting someone who looked like a Stark bannerman.  It looked a lot like a possible flashback to the Tower of Joy!

Some pretty good discounts on at least a couple of TFA Black Series 6" figures at Amazon:

Black Series 6" Resistance Trooper - $11.31 w/ free Prime Shipping

Black Series 6" Finn (Jakku) - $9.17 w/ free Prime Shipping

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: May 1, 2016, 03:48 PM »
From today's deals on Amazon:

Y-Wing Scout Bomber with Kanan Jarrus - $9.74 w/ free Prime Shipping

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: May 1, 2016, 02:16 PM »
Thanks for fixing the link.  Fun stuff!

They also launched their own WHIH Twitter account.  It's some good stuff!

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