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« Reply #30 on: April 24, 2019, 10:20:38 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: April 24, 2019, 10:34:56 AM »
Yes, Missandei is absolutely stunning.

I've found it strange how the direwolves have more or less disappeared. I thought they were an interesting element to the story. [just read an article that claimed it has a lot to do with budget and adding the wolves cost major CGI bucks.]

Yeah they've pretty much admitted it just cost too much to have them in, which is a shame.

The problem for the visual effects team is that people know what wolves/dogs look like, even if they don't know what direwolves look like. The uncanny valley is a difficult crossing and once the pups got big, they took people out of the suspension of disbelief. Leaning their budget into dragons and wights is the smart call. They still have a lot of difficulty with people directly interacting with the dragons.

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« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2019, 10:37:49 AM »
The problem for the visual effects team is that people know what wolves/dogs look like, even if they don't know what direwolves look like. The uncanny valley is a difficult crossing and once the pups got big, they took people out of the suspension of disbelief. Leaning their budget into dragons and wights is the smart call. They still have a lot of difficulty with people directly interacting with the dragons.

I think they've done an amazing job with the dragons.

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« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2019, 10:52:00 AM »
Kind of wish we had a little bit more of the book style Direwolves where there was more warging capabilities but it is what it is.  I really liked how the books dive a lot more into science fiction/Lovecraft stuff. 

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« Reply #34 on: April 24, 2019, 11:01:22 AM »
The problem for the visual effects team is that people know what wolves/dogs look like, even if they don't know what direwolves look like. The uncanny valley is a difficult crossing and once the pups got big, they took people out of the suspension of disbelief. Leaning their budget into dragons and wights is the smart call. They still have a lot of difficulty with people directly interacting with the dragons.

I think they've done an amazing job with the dragons.

Yeah the design and biology and sound creativity is amazing. They instill a lot of intelligence, personality, and visual acting in them without much reference. It's the rider portions that stick out sore.

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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2019, 11:05:32 AM »
I agree herman. As best I try to suspend belief, I can't stop thinking, "with the G-forces developed when they dive, Jon Snow should be hurtling through the air to his death about now."

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« Reply #36 on: April 24, 2019, 11:12:39 AM »
I agree herman. As best I try to suspend belief, I can't stop thinking, "with the G-forces developed when they dive, Jon Snow should be hurtling through the air to his death about now."

No gloved hand is hanging onto a curved scale/horn tightly enough to keep him aboard, let alone a man with a burn scar limiting mobility on a significant portion of one of them.

Valyrians and Targaryens in dragon riding days had saddles and harness leashes.

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2019, 11:23:01 AM »
I'm kind of hoping for this season to be over soon so that I don't have to hear the incessant predictions and "interesting" tidbits and tie-backs from my coworker.

"but the showrunners have said we know everything we need to be able to predict the ending." Now I have to listen to "back in Season 3, during Cersei's prophesy, we heard this and that and blah blah blah...."

We all enjoy the show in our own way, some I'm not knocking her for it. I just prefer to wait until next week to see what happens.

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2019, 11:27:18 AM »
It's a small sample (ha) but the writing is better so far, relative to season 6 and 7, which were more like drunks stumbling from contrivance/set piece to contrivance/set piece. Probably because it leans so hard on call backs to season 1-5 when the dialogue was largely lifted from the books.

I appreciate the efficiency with which they are re-braiding character and storythreads with these quiet conversations (only to tear them asunder next Sunday).

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« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2019, 11:39:18 AM »
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You've given up hope on Cleganebowl?!

That is definitely happening!
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« Reply #40 on: April 24, 2019, 12:06:54 PM »
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You've given up hope on Cleganebowl?!

That is definitely happening!

Wouldn't it be the most Game of Thrones thing to get you be rooting for something only for it to be killed off.  The Hound and Zombie Mountain face up to one another and then they just hug it out.

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« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2019, 01:42:33 PM »
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You've given up hope on Cleganebowl?!

Who says that can’t still happen? It’ll be more even if they’re both undead.
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« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2019, 11:22:25 AM »
If Brienne doesn't end up dual-wielding Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper over Jaime's injured body, I. Will. Pitch. A. Fit.

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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2019, 04:27:18 PM »
If Brienne doesn't end up dual-wielding Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper over Jaime's injured body, I. Will. Pitch. A. Fit.

Widow's Wail is a terrible name for a sword.

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« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2019, 12:22:38 PM »
If Brienne doesn't end up dual-wielding Widow's Wail and Oathkeeper over Jaime's injured body, I. Will. Pitch. A. Fit.

Widow's Wail is a terrible name for a sword.

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