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Old 12-07-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Thumbs up A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones (HBO)

Synopsis (from HBO official site):
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the "Game of Thrones".

A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming soon to HBO.


Teaser trailer:


I can't wait for this series to be out! Any other anticipating fans? It's currently scheduled to premier on HBO in 2011. The cast features big names like Sean Bean and Lena Headey (300).



If you have not read the books but count yourself as a fantasy lover - I highly recommend it. You will be hooked! I really hope the TV series will not disappoint.

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Old 18-07-2010, 11:35 PM   #2
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I'm hoping it's not bummed down too much.

Still not sure a fantasy epic of this scale can be crammed into a TV series. Plus, Martin said some (admittedly minor) characters would be taken out.
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Old 20-07-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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All the plot points are very intertwined, it would be hard to leave out anything without affecting the main story. Although yea - they've just confirmed that Season 1 will have 10 episodes. Not sure how they're going to cram everything in.
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Old 22-07-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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Synopsis (from HBO official site):
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men... all will play the "Game of Thrones".

A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Winter is coming soon to HBO.


Teaser trailer:


I can't wait for this series to be out! Any other anticipating fans? It's currently scheduled to premier on HBO in 2011. The cast features big names like Sean Bean and Lena Headey (300).



If you have not read the books but count yourself as a fantasy lover - I highly recommend it. You will be hooked! I really hope the TV series will not disappoint.

how many books in this series? Is it complete?
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Old 22-07-2010, 05:22 PM   #5
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Currently 4 books in the series - not complete yet..
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Old 23-07-2010, 09:31 AM   #6
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ok thanks wah 3 more books to go. Sometimes i cannot stand the wait.
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Old 28-09-2010, 02:01 PM   #7
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*Update*

HBO has launched an entire site dedicated to the production of the series. Check it out at http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/

Interview with the George Martin, the writers, and Sean Bean (features scenes from the set)



Interview with production designer Gemma Jackson



CAN'T WAIT!
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Old 28-09-2010, 02:10 PM   #8
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*NEW TEASER*



Press impressions thus far:

Cannot. Wait. I won’t bother parsing the bits of footage frame-by-frame (Winter Is Coming is one fan blog that does a good job of that; also westeros.org), but overall I’m very encouraged by the visuals, which have the dirty look that Geroge R. R. Martin’s books convey.

James Poniewozik – Time Magazine
If you watched the True Blood finale last night on HBO then you know that the best part about it was definitely…the new behind-the-scenes footage of the upcoming Game of Thrones series.

Matt Fowler – IGN TV
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Old 29-09-2010, 11:49 AM   #9
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is this a good book? what is it about? is it sure that this will be a good tv series?
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Old 29-09-2010, 12:58 PM   #10
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whenever I saw tv series with this kind of theme, I always think of Xena and Hercules tv series, low budget and somewhat meh..

so like this one, legend of the keeper, other similar series, is it like Xena and Hercules ?
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Old 13-10-2010, 09:58 AM   #11
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waiting for this show as well.. big fan of the books... those asking if the book is good.. just go read it.. unless u are not fans of big plots and multiple character viewpoints that can be quite confusing if you are not used to it..

as for the tv series, keeping my fingers crossed that they can replicate the feel of the books.. e trailer doesnt do it justice now as there's still post-production to be done to touch up those loose ends n stuff..

still waiting for Dance of Dragons to be out.. so many years liao.. george martin really taking his time..
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Old 29-10-2010, 05:02 PM   #12
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A glimpse at the Castle Black lift (interview with production designer)


ON SET: Bronn the sellsword


More at http://www.makinggameofthrones.com

Yeah George Martin is really taking his time with Dance of Dragons! I'm lucky as I only finished the series last year, so I haven't been waiting that long..
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not yet with us , haven't had any update on these
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Old 29-11-2010, 10:21 AM   #14
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HBO has also posted a couple more preview videos at http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/ , but I can't embed here as they haven't uploaded to YouTube yet.

For now, the latest teaser:

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whenever I saw tv series with this kind of theme, I always think of Xena and Hercules tv series, low budget and somewhat meh..

so like this one, legend of the keeper, other similar series, is it like Xena and Hercules ?
I usually think the same way too..oh and theres also Merlin and Robin Hood.

But I like the look of this one. From the trailers it seem to have a more gritty look. Unlike the others that seem too costumey.

And with Sean Bean in this one, I almost thought I'm seeing an LOTR clip. He is so at home in these type of period pieces.
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