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Old 11-12-2008, 06:29 AM  
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HBO greenlights A Game of Thrones pilot! (spoilers)

EDIT: Changed the original header to mark this as the thread where spoilers are allowed (but not necessarily recommended...). Created a new, spoiler-free thread for Ice and Fire virgins...


This is awesome...

Huge, Huge News

Nov. 11th, 2008 at 10:29 PM

HBO has given the production order.

They will be filming the pilot episode of A GAME OF THRONES.

It's just the pilot so far. They'll need to see that before they decide whether to proceed with a full season's episodes. So let's all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.

It should. David Benioff and Dan Weiss did a terrific job with the script. And yes, all of you can relax, it's very faithful. Dan and David will be the executive producers for the pilot and (we hope) the eventual series.

More details when I have 'em. The news is very fresh. HBO just issued their own press release, which should be up on their website soon, if it's not there already.

Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn.

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #751
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Spoiler!
Ok.. thought there might have been some kind of betrayal there.

I did like the fact that she was annoyed by the wolves, and it turned out they were basically just raising the alarm. And... what happened after that might make her think differently of them in the future.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #752
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Only a spoiler if you haven't seen tonight's episode. (or read the books.)

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:42 PM   #753
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Ok.. thought there might have been some kind of betrayal there.

I did like the fact that she was annoyed by the wolves, and it turned out they were basically just raising the alarm. And... what happened after that might make her think differently of them in the future.
I could swear that in the novels, Catelyn wouldn't let the wolf into the room before that, that she'd kicked it out and it had been wailing outside the window.

But these novels are sooo thick and it's been years since I read them, so it's hard to keep everything straight.

(I intentionally did not re-read them after I heard about the series because I wanted the show to be as fresh as possible...)
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:48 PM   #754
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I could swear that in the novels, Catelyn wouldn't let the wolf into the room before that, that she'd kicked it out and it had been wailing outside the window.
Yeah, I seem to remember that Cat didn't like the wolves at all, but came around after Summer saved Bran's life.

And...
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:42 PM   #755
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Poor lady. Such an awesome looking wolf. Hope that twin bitch gets caught.

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Those were some damn good stunt wolves. I especially liked the throat-ripping action. They haven't shown Ghost much at all though, and it makes me wonder when they will shoe-horn him in.

Also, a lot of the critics who got to see the first half of the season before the premiere said the 2nd episode was the weakest of the lot. If thats the case then the rest of the season is going to be amazing.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:54 PM   #757
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I hope like hell Arya reunites with her wolf. That had to suck.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:55 PM   #758
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Ghost was in the foreground of the wide shot of the camp before Tyrion and Snow had their conversation.
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Also, a lot of the critics who got to see the first half of the season before the premiere said the 2nd episode was the weakest of the lot. If thats the case then the rest of the season is going to be amazing.
No doubt.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:58 PM   #760
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I hope like hell Arya reunites with her wolf. That had to suck.
We'd be going into book spoiler territory if I went into this so I think I'll leave it alone.
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I think I'm actually jealous of those watching the show that haven't read the books. You guys are in for one hell of a ride.
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Oh hell yeah. Tyrion is definitely in the top three of characters in this story, with Arya and Jon Snow up there, as well.
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Tyrion only gets better.
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