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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:50 am 
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Right. At least two more books, possibly a third, but not likely to go longer than that.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:40 pm 
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Especially given that, at least this millennium, his publishing rate has been about 1.8 books per decade.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:34 am 
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I wonder; will it be strictly correct to say the show was completed before the books if the last books are never published?


Why wouldn't it be? The books are a series, not stand alone stories.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 10:33 am 
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:45 pm 
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I loved that, Alatar!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:26 am 
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Here's the full version of Peter's song about Tyrion. He is by far my favourite character in the series, and IMO, Peter also has the best voice! :D




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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:52 am 
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I have a wicked crush on Peter Dinklage.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:22 am 
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I have no trouble believing that... :D I sort of have one myself!

It's amazing that a man with such short stature has such a deep, powerful voice! He's almost a baritone!

Remember Tattoo from Fantasy Island? His voice was rather high-pitched and squeaky. (Okay, I know he had asthma too, which didn't help.)

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 2:59 am 
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Alatar wrote:


An oldie, but a goodie. Bad lip-reading videos just can't go wrong.


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In Season 5, Episode 8, Game of Thrones gave us a scene that absolutely shamed the Nazgûl (and most battles) of PJ's LOTR.

I just can't believe that just happened on TV. Amazing.


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They now have better CGI to work with... :P

That's my excuse, and I'm stickin' to it!

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Passdagas the Brown wrote:
In Season 5, Episode 8, Game of Thrones gave us a scene that absolutely shamed the Nazgûl (and most battles) of PJ's LOTR.


What we see here, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect example of a completely objective opinion, utterly untainted by any personal bias whatsoever. Such a joy to see!

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:rofl:

I read that the CGI of "Hardhome" was effectively an apology/attempt at redemption for the CGI of "The Children". Apparently the effects team wasn't happy with how that episode turned out. I think they're happy now. I watched some clips on Youtube and it was very impressive.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:02 am 
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Passdagas the Brown wrote:
In Season 5, Episode 8, Game of Thrones gave us a scene that absolutely shamed the Nazgûl (and most battles) of PJ's LOTR.

I just can't believe that just happened on TV. Amazing.


Have to say I agree with the last comment but not the first. Its excellent CGI for TV, but you really couldn't even begin to compare it with something like the Siege of Minas Tirith.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:36 am 
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Alatar wrote:
Passdagas the Brown wrote:
In Season 5, Episode 8, Game of Thrones gave us a scene that absolutely shamed the Nazgûl (and most battles) of PJ's LOTR.

I just can't believe that just happened on TV. Amazing.


Have to say I agree with the last comment but not the first. Its excellent CGI for TV, but you really couldn't even begin to compare it with something like the Siege of Minas Tirith.


Well, there was certainly MORE CGI in the Siege of Minas Tirith, if that's what you mean. And more complex CGI. But that's not all I'm talking about. In terms of atmosphere, buildup, framing, incredibly effective decisions about what not to show, vs. what to show, smart lighting of CGI (the most important thing to get right, IMO), and inspiring fear, this scene wins hands down. If the Pelennor was under the dark cloud it should have been under, things may have turned out differently. In LOTR, I think its closest equivalent, in terms of quality, was the buildup and then the fight in the Chamber of Mazarbul. I even think there was an explicit reference to the Mazarbul scene in this episode, with the wights breaking through the wooden door, and the Wildlings firing through the holes. That was a great scene in FOTR. And this episode was like a longer version of that scene, with incredible moments piling up one after the other (and no Sam whacking orcs with his frying pan).

And the White Walkers on their dead horses on the cliff face, in the mist... That was what the Nazgûl needed to be in LOTR, IMO. And for that reason, I still believe the Nazgûl should have either been CGI, or kept in the shadows.

And the giant's scenes are a lesson in what Beorn could have been in BOFA (and perhaps, what we will be getting in the EE, fingers crossed).

Then the final bit with the Night King raising his arms, in silence, with only the whistling of the wind as a soundtrack.

The director of this episode, Miguel Sapochnik, needs an Emmy. And if he's still around in 20 years, someone hire him to remake LOTR.

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Passdagas the Brown wrote:
In Season 5, Episode 8, Game of Thrones gave us a scene that absolutely shamed the Nazgûl (and most battles) of PJ's LOTR.


What we see here, ladies and gentlemen, is a perfect example of a completely objective opinion, utterly untainted by any personal bias whatsoever. Such a joy to see!


In which fantasy world - Middle Earth or Westeros - are opinions ever objective? Opinions are, by definition, subjective. Opinions can't be "tainted" by personal bias, because they "are" personal bias. Art is not law, no matter how much you try to make it so. ;)


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So, uh, no one has anything to say about the new season of GoT?

Looks like predictions re. Jon Snow and the Red Woman were spot on. I wonder how it will affect Melissandre (sp) given her ancient appearance at the end of the previous ep.

I finally have an HBO subscription, but am 3 seasons behind, and gradually catching up. I just watched Ep. 4 of Season 3 last night, and am still struggling to put names to some of the lesser known characters.

Which reminds me, is that Theon Greyjoy with Brienne and Sansa in the current season?

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 1:19 pm 
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Episode 2 had some major plot advancement. And, in what may be a first for GOT, no nudity.


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