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Syrio met his demise at the hands of the King's guard did he not? He held them off with a wooden sword so she could escape iirc.

Yes but we never saw the outcome. It looked bad, but Syrio is a pretty cool customer. I have always thought (hoped) that he made it. Who knows.
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Yes but we never saw the outcome. It looked bad, but Syrio is a pretty cool customer. I have always thought (hoped) that he made it. Who knows.

Was just thinking that. Arya got out, but outside of some scuffling noise, no outcome was visible.
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From Wired,
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How Game of Thrones Used Geese and Tennis Balls on Sticks to Make Daenerys’ Dragons

On the HBO drama Game of Thrones, summoning the hellfire of a dragon is as easy for Daenerys Targaryen as saying the word “dracarys.” But for Pixomondo, the VFX house that created the CGI versions of Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion for Season three of the show, making dragons appear on the small screen took considerably more effort. Not only were the three dragons meticulously computer-generated, but Pixomondo had to create the fictional beasts completely from scratch using the movements of real Komodo dragons, birds, and bats as inspiration.

“We looked at big goose animals when they are on the ground, how they play with their wings even though they’re not able to fly,” effects supervisor Sven Martin told WIRED. “We had great footage of bats flying very close on top of a surface, so [we could see] what would they do with their wings.”

While filming, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, initially used puppet stand-ins called “stuffies” and even a tennis ball on stick to help create a sense of physical interaction. Martin says that they wanted her relationship with Drogon to seem almost maternal; “when she’s stroking him, he should be a little bit like a cat.” When strangers, approach, however, Drogon can turn quickly from housecat to monster, baring his teeth in a way that reminded Martin “a bit of the Alien Queen, which even for me was very threatening.”



http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/09/hatching-dragons-from-game-of-thrones/
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^^^ Interesting, but a bit disingenuous when they talk about "this had never been done before". In fact, the 2002 film Reign of Fire did an amazing job with CGI dragon animation and really broke new ground. That movie got the "heaviness" of those huge creatures exactly right, with a real feel for lift when they flapped their wings, tattered and torn from years of battles with humans. Great stuff! Still one of my favorite sci-fi films with a high "re-watch" factor.
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^^^ Interesting, but a bit disingenuous when they talk about "this had never been done before". In fact, the 2002 film Reign of Fire did an amazing job with CGI dragon animation and really broke new ground. That movie got the "heaviness" of those huge creatures exactly right, with a real feel for lift when they flapped their wings, tattered and torn from years of battles with humans. Great stuff! Still one of my favorite sci-fi films with a high "re-watch" factor.
+1000000000
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+1000000000

That's a lot of zeros biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by archiguy View Post

^^^ Interesting, but a bit disingenuous when they talk about "this had never been done before". In fact, the 2002 film Reign of Fire did an amazing job with CGI dragon animation and really broke new ground. That movie got the "heaviness" of those huge creatures exactly right, with a real feel for lift when they flapped their wings, tattered and torn from years of battles with humans. Great stuff! Still one of my favorite sci-fi films with a high "re-watch" factor.


When I watched it a second time under better circumstances I realized how much I enjoyed Reign of Fire. biggrin.gif
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Ah, great minds, I loved that film as well, and the dragons were indeed extraordinary. smile.gif
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That's a lot of zeros biggrin.gif
It's my favorite number....tongue.gif
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It's my favorite number....tongue.gif

"My lucky number is four billion. That doesn't come in real handy when you're gambling. Come on, four billion! F**k. Seven. Not even close. I need some more dice. Four billion divided by six... at least."
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"My lucky number is four billion. That doesn't come in real handy when you're gambling. Come on, four billion! F**k. Seven. Not even close. I need some more dice. Four billion divided by six... at least."
LOL.cool.gif
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It's my favorite number....tongue.gif

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Ah, great minds, I loved that film as well, and the dragons were indeed extraordinary. smile.gif

Any movie that combines A Dragon Apocalypse, Dragons, M1 tanks, castles, a stage production of Star Wars, drops good'ol'boy Matthew McConaughey and his american military cohorts on an unsuspecting Christian Bale AND Gerard Butler in England of all places just begs to be watched time and again.

Doesn't hurt that the absolutely devastating Izabella Scorupco is featured.
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Any movie that combines A Dragon Apocalypse, Dragons, M1 tanks, castles, a stage production of Star Wars, drops good'ol'boy Matthew McConaughey and his american military cohorts on an unsuspecting Christian Bale AND Gerard Butler in England of all places just begs to be watched time and again.

Doesn't hurt that the absolutely devastating Izabella Scorupco is featured.
'Nuff said.biggrin.gif
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Game of Thrones season 4 has an official premiere date...the fantasy epic returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6...but that’s not all...HBO is also readying the release of Thrones fourth season trailer...the full trailer will be out Sunday night right before the premiere of hot new drama True Detective...

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/09/game-of-thrones-season-4-date/
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Wonder if the episodes will be "5 minutes longer" this year too. tongue.gif
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HBO doesn't really concern itself with run-times, beyond giving their showrunners a ballpark estimate of "around an hour". Maybe because they don't produce many of their series for eventual sale into the syndication market. I know they did it with 'The Sopranos', but I understand that was kind of a bust from an artistic standpoint because of how heavily edited it had to be.

They're content with selling shiny disk sets for outrageous prices. Having bought a couple, I know. frown.gif
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HBO has posted a few tiny teases of its hotly anticipated Game of Thrones season 4 trailer...one quickie Vine shows Jon Snow in full battle-rage, possibly defending Castle Black against....

https://vine.co/GameofThrones
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HBO has posted a few tiny teases of its hotly anticipated Game of Thrones season 4 trailer...one quickie Vine shows Jon Snow in full battle-rage, possibly defending Castle Black against....

https://vine.co/GameofThrones

I can comfortably assure everyone that this coming season will be exceedingly great ...
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HBO doesn't really concern itself with run-times, beyond giving their showrunners a ballpark estimate of "around an hour". Maybe because they don't produce many of their series for eventual sale into the syndication market.

They're content with selling shiny disk sets for outrageous prices. Having bought a couple, I know. frown.gif

Was just goofing on Weiss comment how season 3 would have longer eps so essentially getting almost another ep but in reality the season was only 12 minutes longer than season 2 & was actually almost 5.5 minutes shorter than season 1.

Lucked out best buy had seasons 1 & 2 on blu for only $19.99 each black friday....the commentaries are great especially Lena. biggrin.gif
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Lucked out best buy had seasons 1 & 2 on blu for only $19.99 each black friday....the commentaries are great especially Lena. biggrin.gif

Wow! That is lucky.
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I can comfortably assure everyone that this coming season will be exceedingly great ...

Season 4 will be dealing with the 2nd half of Storm of Swords so it's guaranteed to be amazing...
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Season 4 will be dealing with the 2nd half of Storm of Swords so it's guaranteed to be amazing...

Exactly ... biggrin.gif
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Exactly ... biggrin.gif

I'll be sure to be very wary of any episodes titled 'The Rains of Castamere, part II" tongue.gif
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HBO has now released a new 15 second trailer tease (teaser for the trailer?) with even more new footage...Game of Thrones is a television event like no other...the trailers generate as much excitement as a big budget movie...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih3WsEKmID0#t=1
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It just really pisses me off that HBO On Demand does not have a single GOT episode on Charter CATV .. last night, I thought I might do some re-watching, but no .. mad.gif
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It just really pisses me off that HBO On Demand does not have a single GOT episode on Charter CATV .. last night, I thought I might do some re-watching, but no .. mad.gif
Might be available on a Roku, I see Charter is one of the systems that support it. Comcast doesn't have GoT OnDemand or even support the Roku app, but it is available on the HBOGO.com site.

The Comcast plan is to drive those folks toward downloading the episodes from file sharing sites to boost the revenue of their Internet product. wink.gif
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Here in PDX Comcast On Demand has all ten episodes from each of the first three seasons, along with a bunch of short, related extra clips as well. 

 

 

ron

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and all episodes of all three seasons are available from the HBO-GO app on the roku..
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