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. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

    Out Of My Vulcan Mind Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The first season ratings, the continued interest in the show, and the awards the show has been getting will likely lead to another renewal soon after the second season premiere. There have been rumors that HBO has told the producers to prepare to shoot the next two seasons back to back. Hopefully that'll turn out to be the case.
     
  2. Bisz

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    :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:

    I'm now eagerly anticipating "This Ain't A Game Of Thrones"
     
  3. CaptainCanada

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    I don't see how that book could possibly serve as a satisfying ending to anything. Every character's situation ends on a cliffhanger, with none of the plots resolved.
     
  4. hyzmarca

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    They could just start making shit up this season or next and plan for five-seven year run that doesn't even slightly resemble the books by the time it ends.
     
  5. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    I think the first four seasons, likely covering the first three books and some of the fourth book, will stick pretty closely to the books. After that things could veer off. HBO's head honcho has said that the show will definitely come to a proper conclusion, but he parsed his words very carefully and basically said it could be a conclusion that doesn't follow the timescale of the books. The producers know the ending Martin intends, so it must be unnerving for Martin that they could get to his ending by a shorter route on the show if he takes too long with the final two books.
     
  6. DarthPipes

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    I wouldn't want to see it end there but if they had to end it early, I think Book 3 would be the most logical place.
     
  7. Klaus

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    Then the series would be a spoiler for the books instead of the other way around...? That'd be odd. Given GRRM's close association w/this production I find that implausible. Given the event that the new book was his publishers would be apoplectic. Perhaps the popularity of the series will spur him to spare us a little more of his valuable time for writing to ensure he beats them to the finish line! :D
     
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    :techman: Thanks for that, I'll check these out.
     
  9. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Given how many people now have a big financial stake in the series, I think he'll be under enormous pressure to finish the series in a timely fashion. In fact if he's stuggling to stay on target it wouldn't surprise me if he secretly used a co-writer to speed things up.
     
  10. Anwar

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    Having a proper Editor and maybe a co-writer probably would have helped AFFC and ADWD in the first place.
     
  11. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    HBO has released a bunch of stills, which you can see here.

    Also, Martin said in an interview with SFX that he thinks HBO will catch up with him in about four years.
     
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    That sounds about right, if they split ASOS into two seasons. Maybe that will motivate him to get his ass in gear and finish the last two books.


    :lol: Or not.
     
  14. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    Here's the full quote from SFX:

    I don't know he arrives at the four-year estimate if he's banking on the third, fourth and fifth books each being split into two seasons. That would give him considerably longer - unless he thinks HBO will start airing more than one season per year. Anyway, I don't think Feast and Dance will get two seasons each, or at least not without the producers reshaping the material to a very significant degree.
     
  15. OdoWanKenobi

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    Well, since they take place mostly at the same time, I would imagine they'll be combining the events of the books and the entirety of four and five will take two seasons, with each season being half of both books.
     
  16. Skywalker

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    ASOS doesn't need two seasons. I agree with OdoWanKenobi that AFFC/ADWD will probably be combined over two seasons, rather than Season Four being AFFC and Season Five being ADWD.
     
  17. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    It looks like ASOS is going to get two seasons, although I think those seasons will feature a fair amount of material from AFFC.

    They'll definitely merge the rest of AFFC and ADWD into chronoligical order, unless they decide to veer off dramatically at that point.
     
  18. Hyperspace05

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    Wow, those are some great character shots.

    I particularly like the Brienne and Theon ones - but they are all good.
     
  19. OdoWanKenobi

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    Wow, when they first announced the actress cast as Brienne, I thought she didn't fit at all. After that picture, though, I think all of my fears have been assuaged. Davos also looks like he stepped right out of my imagination. Stannis will still take some getting used to. I always imagined him a more imposing figure.
     
  20. superdeluxe

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    Great stills! I agree with whoever said asos would be two seasons with a little of AFfc sprinkled in as well