A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Kegg

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    Roose Bolton is far worse, he's just better at hiding it.

    ..and there's a lot of Irish actors in this show generally. I assume conveience has something to do with it (easier Irish then shipping in say, Australians) but all the same.
     
  2. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Welsh actor Robert Pugh has been cast as Craster.
     
  3. Starbrow

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    By the end of the 3rd Book it felt like, i wasn't reading a book, but a script for a movie.
    Only in movies and anime can one ever expect to see so many twisted plots and deaths.
     
  4. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    More casting news:

    - Oona Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter) will play Jeyne Westerling.

    - German actress Laura Pradelska will play Quaithe.

    - Scottish actor Forbes KB will play Black Lorren.
     
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Patrick Malahide has been cast as Balon Greyjoy.

    Edit to add: Ian Hanmore has been cast as Pyat Pree and Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne.
     
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  6. Starbrow

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    Highgarden and Dorne.

    They seem to have been focused on, very late.
    Was there purpose to replace all the character that have left the pages of the story?


    Didn't really understood the purpose of spending 2 chapters on princess Arianne plot just to end it with one line: "someone told ... someone always tells."

    So far i am having hard time believeing it took the writer 5 years to write 4th book. Compared to the 3 that came befor, that only took 4 years for all of them.

    I am really hoping they wont set a side a whole season for 4th Book - nothing much interesting seem to be happening in it so far.
     
  7. Kegg

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    My understanding is they've said they'll combine A Feast for Crows and A Dance With Dragons for the TV show - similar to how that's essentially a split novel. I'd like to see that covered by just one season of TV, but it's possible if we get that far it'll be two or more seasons.
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    More casting news: Lucian Msamati will play Salladhor Saan and Ralph Ineson will play Dagmer Cleftjaw.
     
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  10. Skywalker

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    None of the books really need more than one season. There's a lot of fat in every book after AGOT that could be trimmed.
     
  11. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I don't think the third book will get whole two seasons devoted soley to it. If the show runs the distance there'll probably be more and more rearranging of story elements as the seasons progress.
     
  12. Colonel Midnight

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    ^ Exactly. Or, if nothing else, they could just do some sort of an "extended" season (like 16-20 episodes vs 12) to cover all of the "travelogue".

    Has there been any hint/announcements towards when Season 1 will be released on DVD/BD?

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  13. Skywalker

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    Or they could cut most of the travelogue out, since most of it is just padding.
     
  14. Shurik

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    I'd expect the DVDs of the 1st season of GOT to be released sometime in March next year.

    HBO usually releases the DVDs near to the next season. For example, 3rd season DVD of True Blood was released on May 31st this year, about 3 weeks before the start of season 4.
     
  15. Klaus

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    That would be a but puzzling to me... why miss the holiday sales?
     
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    The marketing teams for home video releases usually have very little in the way of a budget, so DVD releases near a season premiere tend to be very useful for promotion.
     
  17. JD

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    While I can understand that, it kinda drives me nuts, because I rarely have enough time to get through the DVDs before the new season starts.
     
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    The seasons don't necessarily need to conform to the beginnings and ends of the books. Maybe adapting ASOS goes 3 or 4 episodes into season 4, then they start the narrative for AFFC/ADWD, picking a point in the plot to end that season, and starting season 5 right there. I do hope they condense the world tour sections a bit...it would really tighten up a lot of the story.
     
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    They'd have to condense it for budget reasons.
     

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