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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #480 on: January 16, 2015, 04:00 PM »
http://www.imax.com/community/blog/game-of-thrones-in-imax-participating-theatres/

I'm gonna see it at the Waterfront.  Tickets ordered.   ;D

Though I much more like the AMC poster.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #481 on: April 12, 2015, 09:16 AM »
Season 5 kicks off tonight.  I'm looking forward to it, but I'm also a little torn.  The series has been diverging from the books more and more.  And following the non-book events of the Hound's duel with Brienne of Tarth, I really don't know what to expect with the HBO series.  Especially since it seems very likely that the series will pass the novels.  I am looking forward to seeing Dorne and the Sand Snakes, but I'm also curious about how that storyline may differ from the books.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #482 on: April 12, 2015, 04:26 PM »
I read that the first four or five episodes of this season have leaked out. Now the spoiler dodging game becomes much more difficult.

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #483 on: April 12, 2015, 07:51 PM »
That probably came from a press screener.  When shows launch it's common practice to give the media DVD/Blu Ray screeners or access to a private website with the first few episodes. The fact that 4 episodes leaked is the giveaway in this case. And I bet HBO is going to find out who leaked these episodes and sue their ass.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #484 on: April 13, 2015, 10:03 AM »
Good stuff last night. I liked seeing Winterfell in the opening no longer as smoking ruins.

Soo...

Is Varys done now at King's Landing? It would seem his absence coupled with Tyrion's would pretty much implicate him. I know he was mentioned briefly at court last night but it seems unclear at this point what is known/suspected. Kinda wonder the same about Littlefinger.

Did they re-cast the actor who played the Queen's prissy cousin or whatever? Sparrow boy looked a lot beefier...hard to believe it was just the haircut.

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I'm glad someone still remembers the Boltons treachery too. I live for the day when those shitbags get their reckoning, along with the Freys.

So what are they going to do with all the wildlings now? Sounds like Stannis had a good plan, hope there is a Plan B.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #485 on: April 13, 2015, 10:59 AM »
Thought last night was a good starting point.  As a book reader, it's going to be interesting to see how things start to diverge... kinda like the Walking Dead, we've already had some familiar characters doing familiar things, but not exactly in the right places or order. ;)

It'll be interesting to see where they take Pod/Brienne at this point. Same for Jaime (who looks like he's heading to Dorne based on the previews).
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #486 on: April 13, 2015, 11:18 AM »
But...but...but...

What about Ser Arys Oakheart?!?!?
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #487 on: April 13, 2015, 11:42 AM »
Good stuff last night. I liked seeing Winterfell in the opening no longer as smoking ruins.


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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #488 on: April 19, 2015, 10:10 PM »
Is it me or are there just too many story lines running concurrently? I knew it was bound to happen but every story is stretched so thin, it's hard to focus on anyone.

Also, I'm having a hard time remembering what I've read, what I haven't read, and what's happened so far  ;D. I've got about 1/3 of a Dance with Dragons to finish reading!

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #489 on: April 20, 2015, 09:58 AM »
Who was the fourth name Arya kept reciting? I got Cersei, the Mountain, and Walter Frey, but I could never make out the last one. LOVED seeing Jaqen again...dude is one of my favorite actors in the whole show.

Interesting turn of events for John.  Can't imagine Ser Allister is going to be much fun to be around whether he is in charge or not. Still would have loved to see him take the offer and become John Stark, Lord of Winterfell though.

I'm sure fans were happy to see Bronn again too. He and Jamie are gonna be like Tango and Cash, medieval style!

I loved seeing Cersei's uncle dissing her too...guy's got a point. WTF is Tommen doing all day anyway?

Not sure I followed why the sudden need to kill Brienne at the tavern. Just didn't want her following them?

Agreed there is a lot going on right now. The stuff in Mereen really seems to drag. (apart from the 5 seconds of Drogon) Man, it was stupid to execute that guy. What happened to his fair trial?

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #490 on: April 20, 2015, 10:24 AM »
Who was the fourth name Arya kept reciting?

Meryn Trant.  D-bag Kingsguard Knight.  She blames him for the death of her dancing master - Syrio.

I'm sure fans were happy to see Bronn again too. He and Jamie are gonna be like Tango and Cash, medieval style!

I was excited to see that too because it's all-new, not from the books stuff.  Can't wait to see where they take that.  Hoping it's not just them replacing book characters on a particular mission but will actually be something new/different.

Not sure I followed why the sudden need to kill Brienne at the tavern. Just didn't want her following them?

Probably didn't want her running around telling everyone "Littlefinger's got Sansa!!"  Sansa is still suspected for her part in Joffrey's death after all... probably not good for Littlefinger if folks found out he's harboring her.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #491 on: April 21, 2015, 06:39 PM »
Yeah Sansa's hair color was changed, so clearly Littlefinger is wanting to keep her hidden for the most part in his travels.  He wanted Brienne dead.  He's not a loose strings kinda guy.

I watched the Chaos is a Ladder speech prior to watching the first episode of the new season.  My fav speech on the show maybe. :)

Good episode...  Didn't delve into Dorn a lot, but was interesting to see where that's headed.  Dr. Bashir seems like a good guy so I won't expect him to survive long.
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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #492 on: April 22, 2015, 12:30 AM »
Good episode...  Didn't delve into Dorn a lot, but was interesting to see where that's headed.  Dr. Bashir seems like a good guy so I won't expect him to survive long.

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #493 on: April 22, 2015, 06:50 AM »
Prince Doran Martell is a serious player in the Seven Kingdoms.  And the Dornish part of the story is going to get pretty good.  Still, the TV series has started to diverge significantly from the novels in some significant ways and it's left me wondering what's going to happen.  Jaime Lannister didn't go to Dorne in the novels, and I'll leave it at that.  Although more Bronn is certainly a good thing on the TV show.

Speaking of diverging from the novels?  I'm surprised to see Varys continuing to travel with Tyrion.  Again, it's something that didn't happen in the books, and Tyrion actually travelled through Essos with Varys's partner in crime - Illyrio Mopatis, who we only saw in the first season.

The scenes at the Wall were pretty good.  And Jon Snow truly showed his character by turning down Stannis offer to be recognized as Jon Stark, and given the Lordship of Winterfell.  Granted, Stannis doesn't hold the North or Winterfell - Roose Bolton does.  And Stannis needs Jon's help to take control of the North.  It was also cool to see the Night's Watch election process of the 998th Lord Commander.  The process was trimmed down from the books, but it worked very well.  I was glad to see that they got Denys Mallister in there.  And it's always good to have a scene with Maester Aemon.  Sam's speech was great.  Especially when he took Janos Slynt down several pegs for being a coward during the battle for the Wall.  One interesting point?  The conversation between Shireen Baratheon and Gilly.  Notably about Shireens greyscale.  If that wasn't foreshadowing, I don't know what is.

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Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #494 on: April 22, 2015, 11:30 AM »
Yeah, IIRC from the novels, at this point Jaime went off to rescue Brienne.  Bronn's involvement in the series was essentially over.  So this is all a pretty dramatic divergence.  I have no idea where they're going with Brienne either, thanks to the decision not to include a certain Stark as depicted in the books.

It'll be interesting to see if the series ultimately gets to the same end as the books.  In 2034 when the last book is released...

First two episodes were good.
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