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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #15 on: December 8, 2010, 02:22 AM »

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #16 on: January 8, 2011, 09:45 AM »
Premier date:  April 17, 2011

I've decided I'm gonna subscribe to HBO for this one.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2011, 10:20 AM »
Premier date:  April 17, 2011

I've decided I'm gonna subscribe to HBO for this one.

Me too.  I can't wait.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #18 on: February 2, 2011, 10:05 PM »
There's going to be a comic book adaptation

Although they will be based around the books and not the tv show (I didn't see the need for starting a third thread)

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire (Possible Spoilers, tread carefully)
« Reply #19 on: April 4, 2011, 10:27 AM »
Sorry if this is old news to everyone, but just saw this today:

First 15 Minutes of Game of Thrones.
« Last Edit: April 4, 2011, 02:03 PM by Brian »

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #20 on: April 4, 2011, 02:47 PM »
Must... not... watch.

I gotta call up FiOS and subscribe to HBO sometime before the 17th.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #21 on: April 4, 2011, 11:02 PM »
Must... not... watch.

I gotta call up FiOS and subscribe to HBO sometime before the 17th.

How long do you think it will be after it airs that it will be available on Netflix or DVD/BD?  I don't know how quickly I will finish the book and we don't current get HBO.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2011, 12:30 PM »
Damn am I excited for next Sunday.  I have been fairly "spoiler free" as far as the filming and footage goes.  I saw a commercial during Sportscenter yesterday and about wet my pants.  I wanted to reread AGOT but didn't finish other stuff first.  Might try and squeeze them all in before Dragons anyway :P

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #23 on: April 13, 2011, 10:39 AM »
This Sunday will be awesome!!!  NBA Playoffs during the day followed by Game of Thrones at night.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2011, 11:06 AM »
Help me out. Is this a Series or a mini-series?  Do we know how many installments there will be (yet)?

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2011, 11:35 AM »
In theory it will last 7 seasons, one for each book (three of which haven't even been published, yet).
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2011, 04:15 PM »
In theory it will last 7 seasons, one for each book (three of which haven't even been published, yet).

Since I haven't finished the first book yet, I'm intentionally staying away from the coverage (though I did just see a commercial for it). Have the published how many episodes there will be for the first book/season?


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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2011, 07:49 AM »
10 episodes to run through June 26.

Though there's no way to confirm that list is complete or accurate.
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2011, 08:58 PM »
I just found out that HBO is running a free preview on Directv this weekend.  So I set the DVR to record the first episode.  As best as I can tell, I've read enough of the first book to be able to watch it.

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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2011, 10:42 AM »
I just found out that HBO is running a free preview on Directv this weekend.  So I set the DVR to record the first episode.  As best as I can tell, I've read enough of the first book to be able to watch it.

Watched the premier last night with the free weekend on DirecTV.  I haven't read the books but have been following the discussion in the threads.

I hope I don't piss anyone off, but I found the premier a bit underwhelming.  Lots and lots of setup, but not a whole lot of action, and unfortunately the setup seemed to be mostly around power plays to control the throne, which didn't really grab my attention yet.  I also found all of the characters, their lineage, motivation, and alliances a little hard to follow after just one hour. 

I think they might have been better served with a two hour premier to get you deeper in to the story, get you more interested in the characters, etc., and show some action.  Seriously, it was 60 minutes of talking with maybe 90 seconds of action (unless you count the random T&A).  But at this point I don't feel too bad about not having HBO to see this.  If everyone raves about its greatness I might eventually track it down on Netflix.