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    http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/index.html

    If any of you have HBO, I suggest giving this a try tonight at 9pm(EST). If HBO can do the book a fraction of the justice it deserves, this should be a great show.

    For the heathens who have yet to convert:

    http://www.georgerrmartin.com/

    FYI: A Dance With Dragons finally has a firm release date.

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    I'm really looking forward to this.


    Originally posted by Harlequin View Post
    FYI: A Dance With Dragons finally has a firm release date.
    Is this a firm date or a firm firm date or a firm firm firm date?

    I've seen so many release dates for this over the past several years I just don't know what to believe.

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    • #3
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      There's an actual countdown clock:

      http://www.georgerrmartin.com/if-update.html

      Yes, I know. You've all seen publication dates before: dates in 2007, 2008, 2009. None of those were ever hard dates, however. Most of them... well, call it wishful thinking, boundless optimism, cockeyed dreams, honest mistakes, whatever you like.

      This date is different. This date is real.

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      • #4
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        Very excited about this. But probably for different reasons. It has a local cast, and an awful lot of it was shot in Northern Ireland, places I have been, castles I was at on school trips to etc, so I am pretty pumped to see some local stuff on a huge international stage! :)

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          Already set up to record.

          Here is a primer for those like myself who haven't read the books.

          http://www.salon.com/entertainment/t...thrones_primer
          "Press the red shiny button"~Vortex
          "I may give out, but I'll never give in." ~ Lou Bond "To the Establishment"

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            Originally posted by ArmoredBear View Post
            Already set up to record.

            Here is a primer for those like myself who haven't read the books.

            http://www.salon.com/entertainment/t...thrones_primer
            Just so everyone knows, the spoiler alert comes way too late in that article.

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            • #7
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              watching now!!! (thank you DVR)


              holy crap that's a cool intro.

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              • #8
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                Love the series, don't trust the firm release date, and if I didn't want to see how close my theories match the next few books, I wouldn't be reading the series anymore. He don't owe us nothing, but come on, how many release dates has this latest book had? Gonna see if I can dvr a repeat of it or see if it is on demand.
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                • #9
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                  The first episode was really good. Looking forward to the rest.

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                  • #10
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                    Enjoyed the second episode much more than the first.

                    My favorite character so far is Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister. For all his vices, he seems to be a truth teller.

                    Anybody know what breed of dog, the dai-wolf puppies are? They look like German Shepherds with the markings of an Alaskan Husky. Maybe a Siberian Husky?
                    "Press the red shiny button"~Vortex
                    "I may give out, but I'll never give in." ~ Lou Bond "To the Establishment"

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by ArmoredBear View Post
                      Enjoyed the second episode much more than the first.

                      My favorite character so far is Peter Dinklage's Tyrion Lannister. For all his vices, he seems to be a truth teller.

                      Anybody know what breed of dog, the dai-wolf puppies are? They look like German Shepherds with the markings of an Alaskan Husky. Maybe a Siberian Husky?
                      Yeah, a show always needs a couple of episodes to get some good character development going.

                      They are actually saying Dire Wolf. I'd bet they are Husky-Wolf hybrids with the maximum legal amount of wolf bred into them.
                      Last edited by Harlequin; 04-25-2011, 03:39 PM.

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                        I don't know what sort of dogs they used in filming, but there is a breed of dog that's supposed to be similar to the Dire Wolf (which was a real animal).
                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Alsatian
                        They don't look much like the wolves in the TV show to me, but I'm no expert on dogs. I expect they used some sort of husky.
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                        • #13
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                          Look a bit like Alaskan Malamute's to me.

                          Epic episode, definitely ordering the books now!

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                            ACTUALLY, its one of THESE dogs:

                            A Northern Inuit: LINK

                            While the producers initially wanted to use actual wolves, wild animals are hard to control on sets, and the animals had to work closely with child actors. Instead, head animal trainer Jim Warren turned to the Northern Inuit, a dog breed native to Great Britain that closely resembles wolves. But the animals cast here were not professional actors, said Warren, who had about 12 weeks to train them.

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                              ACTUALLY, its one of THESE dogs:

                              A Northern Inuit: LINK

                              While the producers initially wanted to use actual wolves, wild animals are hard to control on sets, and the animals had to work closely with child actors. Instead, head animal trainer Jim Warren turned to the Northern Inuit, a dog breed native to Great Britain that closely resembles wolves. But the animals cast here were not professional actors, said Warren, who had about 12 weeks to train them.



                              Hey Jeepo:

                              Thx for the info. There is some irony that this dog breed which has wolf-like characteristics and is native to Great Britain because England in particular hunted the wolf population to extinction by the early 16th century in the reign of Henry VII

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_hunting
                              "Press the red shiny button"~Vortex
                              "I may give out, but I'll never give in." ~ Lou Bond "To the Establishment"

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