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Re: Game of Thrones (TV, fantasy) Thread
« Reply #5810 on: December 26, 2017, 01:07:07 PM »
My brother in law made me an Iron Throne phone charger for Christmas. He used a bunch of little cocktail stirrers cut to different sizes.  :metal



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« Reply #5811 on: December 26, 2017, 01:10:25 PM »
Dude... that is COOL!
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« Reply #5812 on: December 26, 2017, 03:08:50 PM »
Indeed!  :tup
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« Reply #5813 on: December 27, 2017, 12:27:20 PM »
Thats awesome, really cool idea to use those cocktail stirrers.

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« Reply #5814 on: January 04, 2018, 12:16:41 PM »
https://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season-8-returning-2019.html

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Game of Thrones Will Return in 2019

The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019.
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season. Writers for the new season are David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.
The executive producers of the series are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Bryan Cogman, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

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« Reply #5815 on: January 04, 2018, 12:20:55 PM »
Well, official confirmation of what we already were told. Sucks but it's understandable.
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« Reply #5816 on: January 04, 2018, 12:23:42 PM »
Yeah, it's nice to at least have it confirmed, but boy is it going to be a long year
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« Reply #5817 on: January 04, 2018, 12:27:14 PM »
Many of my favorite shows are either ending, a season away from ending, or just ended. I'm going to have to find some new things to watch.

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« Reply #5818 on: January 04, 2018, 12:27:46 PM »
Yeah, it's nice to at least have it confirmed, but boy is it going to be a long year

I'm sure I'm not the only one who plans to revisit the Series leading into the Season 8 premier, that should help satisfy the GOT cravings a bit. I guess an official date will come later?
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« Reply #5819 on: January 04, 2018, 12:28:26 PM »
Many of my favorite shows are either ending, a season away from ending, or just ended. I'm going to have to find some new things to watch.

If you're not watching VIKINGS on History channel that should be one of them. It's really good.
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« Reply #5820 on: January 04, 2018, 12:34:13 PM »
Yeah, it's nice to at least have it confirmed, but boy is it going to be a long year

I'm sure I'm not the only one who plans to revisit the Series leading into the Season 8 premier, that should help satisfy the GOT cravings a bit. I guess an official date will come later?

I think I saw each episode of season 7 4 or 5 times, and I thought about watching the finale again last weekend... and I watched the whole series, again, after 7 wrapped up. That's four times through now I think. I may do it one more time before 8 begins (or after it ends) but that might be it. It's a hefty investment now.
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« Reply #5821 on: January 04, 2018, 12:41:06 PM »
Many of my favorite shows are either ending, a season away from ending, or just ended. I'm going to have to find some new things to watch.

If you're not watching VIKINGS on History channel that should be one of them. It's really good.

I've heard many good things about that show. Maybe later tonight I'll watch the first episode of Vikings.

 I also saw previews for Knightfall, so I'm wondering if that's as good as it seems.

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« Reply #5822 on: January 04, 2018, 12:48:00 PM »
I've heard many good things about that show. Maybe later tonight I'll watch the first episode of Vikings.

It's been a while since I've watched Episode 1....but I think to be fair you should give it two or three episodes. But, what I can say about the show that has never changed is that the production is top notch, the story never gets stagnate...they always have it moving forward AND it is an interesting story.

The battle sequences are incredible and only improve as the series ages. I was thrilled to learn it's getting a (20) episode 6th season.
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« Reply #5823 on: January 04, 2018, 12:51:24 PM »
I can vouch for Vikings, every Game of Thrones should love it, and I know some GoT fans who actually can't stand GoT anymore after having watched Vikings.
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« Reply #5824 on: January 04, 2018, 12:53:44 PM »
I've heard many good things about that show. Maybe later tonight I'll watch the first episode of Vikings.

It's been a while since I've watched Episode 1....but I think to be fair you should give it two or three episodes. But, what I can say about the show that has never changed is that the production is top notch, the story never gets stagnate...they always have it moving forward AND it is an interesting story.

The battle sequences are incredible and only improve as the series ages. I was thrilled to learn it's getting a (20) episode 6th season.

I can vouch for Vikings, every Game of Thrones should love it, and I know some GoT fans who actually can't stand GoT anymore after having watched Vikings.

That sounds like a show I would undoubtedly love.




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« Reply #5825 on: January 04, 2018, 01:02:47 PM »
To balance this out I can say that while I like Vikings, itís not super awesome. Itís quite an interesting look into old norse culture, but I personally donít think the writing is especially strong. With exceptions of course, but overall itís a bit uneven and unfocused.
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« Reply #5826 on: January 04, 2018, 01:31:23 PM »
To balance this out I can say that while I like Vikings, itís not super awesome. Itís quite an interesting look into old norse culture, but I personally donít think the writing is especially strong. With exceptions of course, but overall itís a bit uneven and unfocused.

really? I couldn't disagree more. There are multiple story lines going that never stagnate. Are they the most enthralling dialogue ever? Well no, but Vikings has never suffered from what most shows do and that is reaching a point to where they don't know what to do next. It's always on the go...
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« Reply #5827 on: January 04, 2018, 01:34:23 PM »
Viking has also an absolutely monstrous and charismatic lead protagonist, that completely overshadows with his sheer awesomeness whatever little faults the show might have. I think there's worldwide critical and fan acclaim for Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok.
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« Reply #5828 on: January 04, 2018, 01:56:06 PM »
If we have to wait until 2019, I hope GRRM can get Winds of Winter out to tie us over...

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« Reply #5829 on: January 04, 2018, 01:57:23 PM »
Imo I find Vikings unwatchable ever since Ivar has come into play. I can't stand the way he's acted, but that's just a personal opinion. Up until the mid-point of season 4 it was one of my top 3 shows.

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« Reply #5830 on: January 04, 2018, 02:00:42 PM »
If we have to wait until 2019, I hope GRRM can get Winds of Winter out to tie us over...

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« Reply #5831 on: January 05, 2018, 04:24:09 AM »
Can you imagine the amount of hype that will build up until next year, I can safely assume the season premier will obliterate whatever record it previously had. :lol
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« Reply #5832 on: January 05, 2018, 10:01:19 AM »
Say what you want about ravens flying extreme distances and delivering their message in the very next scene, I still feel that this is an incredibly written show.  I'm reading A Clash of Kings, having never read the books before watching all 7 seasons and came across this line from Tyrion.  This is exactly what he would say in the show (or in truth, GOT Tyrion is exactly as book Tyrion is, and should be.)

"What else is a Hand for, if not to hand you things."   I can picture him saying that in the show....they've truly nailed these characters for 7 seasons.

It's going to be a long wait until 2019, but I've done it before when the Sopranos had some very lengthy hiatus'.

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« Reply #5833 on: January 05, 2018, 10:22:21 AM »
Miguel Sapochnik is directing a couple episodes for season 8... glorious battles await. The whole season I predict will be battles. And they will be terrifying, glorious, and epic.
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« Reply #5834 on: January 05, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
For sure battles are incoming.

The army of the undead and the wighs will reach Winterfell first and the Night King will be like

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« Reply #5835 on: January 06, 2018, 09:13:15 AM »
Miguel Sapochnik is directing a couple episodes for season 8... glorious battles await. The whole season I predict will be battles. And they will be terrifying, glorious, and epic.

I don't know if they've released the breakdown of directors for each episode but it might be that Miguel is doing 3 episodes, David Nutter might do 2 and D&D do the finale.
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« Reply #5836 on: January 06, 2018, 09:38:39 AM »
I think I remember reading that theyíre doing two each.
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« Reply #5837 on: January 06, 2018, 06:23:34 PM »
I doubt David and Dan are doing more than one episode, I'm going to imagine the finale will be the longest episode in the series and they are seasonal directors with more of a sentiment drive to finish the series than anything else.

That said even if they're all doing 2 episodes each that's fine by me, I'm more than happy with who is at the helm of each episode.
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« Reply #5838 on: January 07, 2018, 03:43:14 AM »
One thing I wondered is how directors direct episodes, not locations... maybe logistically it would have been better to have a North director, a King's Landing director, an Essos director etc... does that mean that a director has anyway to travel to Belfast, Spain and whatever else they're filming rather than staying in a single location? most likely yes.
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« Reply #5839 on: January 07, 2018, 06:14:04 AM »
It's going to be a long wait but at least that gives me time to rewatch the entire series.

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« Reply #5840 on: January 07, 2018, 07:00:39 PM »
Maybe they can bring in Peter Jackson to do the last episode so we can get a nine hour final episode.

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« Reply #5841 on: February 11, 2018, 06:07:47 PM »
I just finished Season 1. Really good so far, although as someone who never read the books, I still am trying to remember the names of all 485 characters. :lol :lol

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« Reply #5842 on: February 11, 2018, 06:11:52 PM »
I just finished Season 1. Really good so far, although as someone who never read the books, I still am trying to remember the names of all 485 characters. :lol :lol


I wouldn't worry about it, 300 of then will be dead by season 4.
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« Reply #5843 on: February 11, 2018, 06:17:11 PM »
I just finished Season 1. Really good so far, although as someone who never read the books, I still am trying to remember the names of all 485 characters. :lol :lol


I wouldn't worry about it, 300 of then will be dead by season 4.

Haha, so I hear.  A few friends have hyped it up, while also warning me to not get too attached to any character since they are likely to be dead sooner rather than later.

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« Reply #5844 on: February 11, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »
That's awesome! To be frank, even though I'm a huge fan of the show now it took me a while to really get into it. It wasn't until after season 3 that I became really crazy about it.
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