RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 139,147
Posts: 5,402,026
Members: 24,748
Currently online: 541
Newest member: ChrisCrash

TrekToday headlines

Retro Review: Time’s Orphan
By: Michelle on Aug 30

September-October Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Lee Passes
By: T'Bonz on Aug 29

Trek Merchandise Sale
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek #39 Villain Revealed
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Trek Big Bang Figures
By: T'Bonz on Aug 28

Star Trek Seekers Cover Art
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Fan Film Axanar Kickstarter Success
By: T'Bonz on Aug 27

Two New Starship Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26

Trek Actor Wins Emmy
By: T'Bonz on Aug 26


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Entertainment & Interests > Science Fiction & Fantasy

Science Fiction & Fantasy Farscape, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Firefly, vampires, genre books and film.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old January 31 2013, 05:38 AM   #1351
Dream
Admiral
 
Dream's Avatar
 
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

sidious618 wrote: View Post
I'm quite fond of Stannis' casting, too. I thought he worked well in season two but in general the casting has been excellent. The only character that hasn't been working for me is Jon Snow, a character I liked a lot more in the books.
I'm don't like the Jon Snow actor at ALL! He is the only weak actor in the cast for me.

But they cast Tryion, Twyin, Jaime, Ayra, and Ned perfectly. I'm fine with one miscast character.
Dream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18 2013, 12:45 AM   #1352
Brendan Moody
Vice Admiral
 
Brendan Moody's Avatar
 
Location: Maine
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

At a convention yesterday, Martin read two new Barristan Selmy chapters from The Winds of Winter, the second of which describes the battle for Meereen toward which the previously-read Tyrion and Victarion chapters were leading. Detailed descriptions from someone who as at the reading are here.
__________________
Egg, I dreamed I was old.
Brendan Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18 2013, 07:59 PM   #1353
Kosh Naranek
Captain
 
Kosh Naranek's Avatar
 
Location: Elwood P. Dowd's House
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Thanks for the link. I will have to give it a read.
__________________
"In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me. - Elwood P. Dowd from Harvey
Kosh Naranek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18 2013, 10:52 PM   #1354
Bisz
Rear Admiral
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Indeed, thanks for the link, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to book 6... has there been any estimations of when it will come out or is GRRM sticking to his guns of not estimating the date because he missed it so badly last time?
__________________
"In general, living kills you..."
Bisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19 2013, 03:30 AM   #1355
Brendan Moody
Vice Admiral
 
Brendan Moody's Avatar
 
Location: Maine
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

All he's said is that it definitely won't be this year, but next year is still a possibility. (I don't think it's a likely one-- mid-2015 is my personal optimistic estimate-- but you never know.) As of July 2012, he had 200 manuscript pages of complete chapters and another 200 of fragments and rough drafts, out of a planned 1500 or so manuscript pages for the full book. Some of those 200 pages were chapters originally written for A Dance with Dragons but left out due to length, so unless things have picked up since July he's still progressing pretty slowly.

On another note, the Blu-ray and DVD of season two of the TV show comes out tomorrow in the US. Amazon.com has the Blu-ray for $30 and the DVD for $25. I think the prices are the same at Target, which also has an exclusive bonus disc with a 20-minute George R. R. Martin interview.
__________________
Egg, I dreamed I was old.
Brendan Moody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19 2013, 03:24 PM   #1356
Captaindemotion
Vice Admiral
 
Captaindemotion's Avatar
 
Location: Ireland
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

I have now re-read the entire series (I virtually never read books twice). It's going to be a long wait for The Winds of Winter.
__________________
Hodor!!!!!!!
Captaindemotion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19 2013, 03:53 PM   #1357
SalvorHardin
Rear Admiral
 
SalvorHardin's Avatar
 
Location: Star's End
View SalvorHardin's Twitter Profile
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

At the rate GRRM is going lets hope he stays alive long enough to finish this thing.
__________________

SalvorHardin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 21 2013, 11:35 PM   #1358
superdeluxe
Captain
 
superdeluxe's Avatar
 
Location: Seattle
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/21/ga...-kimmels-show/

HBO is partnering with ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to debut its eagerly anticipated Game of Thrones trailer.
The first full third season trailer will make its debut on the talk show Friday night. “I am so excited about this trailer, even I might watch my show,” Kimmel said in a statement.
The trailer will then be posted on the Game of Thrones YouTube channel (and, of course, here on EW too). The Thrones trailer that’s running on Kimmel’s show will be 60 seconds. Thrones returns to HBO on March 31.
YES
__________________
Star Trek 2009 is Canon. It is in an Alternate Reality.

Star Trek 250+ million or Bust!
superdeluxe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2013, 06:52 AM   #1359
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

The full trailer is online now.
__________________
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 23 2013, 10:07 PM   #1360
sidious618
Admiral
 
sidious618's Avatar
 
Location: New York, US
Send a message via AIM to sidious618
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

The dragon flying next to the ship was beautiful and just screamed "A Song of Ice and Fire."
__________________
We've met before, haven't we?
sidious618 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2013, 01:42 AM   #1361
Ruaidhri
Commodore
 
Ruaidhri's Avatar
 
Location: Ruaidhri...Toronto in body, Philly in spirit!
View Ruaidhri's Twitter Profile Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Ruaidhri
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Agreed!

Season starts the day after my birthday, so it's a nice present for me from HBO.
Ruaidhri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2013, 02:24 AM   #1362
Bisz
Rear Admiral
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Brendan Moody wrote: View Post
All he's said is that it definitely won't be this year, but next year is still a possibility. (I don't think it's a likely one-- mid-2015 is my personal optimistic estimate-- but you never know.) As of July 2012, he had 200 manuscript pages of complete chapters and another 200 of fragments and rough drafts, out of a planned 1500 or so manuscript pages for the full book. Some of those 200 pages were chapters originally written for A Dance with Dragons but left out due to length, so unless things have picked up since July he's still progressing pretty slowly.
Thanks, figured as much.

I certainly hope we can avoid both of the two tragic endings I can foresee for this saga.

1) GRRM dies before he finishes writing it.
2) HBO cancels the show before the adaptation is finished.
__________________
"In general, living kills you..."
Bisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2013, 06:48 AM   #1363
Venardhi
Vice Admiral
 
Venardhi's Avatar
 
Location: Constant transit
Send a message via AIM to Venardhi Send a message via Windows Live Messenger to Venardhi
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

George is in perfectly decent health for his age and a heck of a nice guy, the fact that his death comes up every other post around here and all around the internet as if everyone expects it any day now is pretty goddamn douchetastic.
__________________
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.
Venardhi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2013, 06:36 PM   #1364
sidious618
Admiral
 
sidious618's Avatar
 
Location: New York, US
Send a message via AIM to sidious618
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Venardhi wrote: View Post
George is in perfectly decent health for his age and a heck of a nice guy, the fact that his death comes up every other post around here and all around the internet as if everyone expects it any day now is pretty goddamn douchetastic.
I agree. I've never worried about him dying or something. That's absurd. I also don't like the assumption that if he died the worst part about it would be the fact that the series won't be finished as opposed to how sad it would be that a person, y'know, died.
__________________
We've met before, haven't we?
sidious618 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 24 2013, 07:45 PM   #1365
JD
Admiral
 
JD's Avatar
 
Location: Arizona, USA
Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

And if he did die how do know he wouldn't pick someone else to finish the series. Just look at Wheel of Time, Brandon Sanderson took over and his books got better reviews than some of Robert Jordan's. Then we have Terry Pratchett already announcing that his daughter will take over Discworld when he can't write anymore.
__________________
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance. - Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
JD is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
a song of ice and fire, game of thrones

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.