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Cornballer
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(09-27-2017, 04:57 PM)
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One tidbit from this article:

- Variety: TV Series Budgets Hit the Breaking Point as Costs Skyrocket in Peak TV Era

HBO isn’t that far away with its budget-busting hit “Game of Thrones,” which will see the price of its final episodes run $15 million apiece.

That's about on par with S7. I think S7 was pegged at about $100 million for 7 episodes.
Hydrus
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(09-27-2017, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cornballer

One tidbit from this article:

- Variety: TV Series Budgets Hit the Breaking Point as Costs Skyrocket in Peak TV EraThat's about on par with S7. I think S7 was pegged at about $100 million for 7 episodes.

I wonder how much of a difference that will really make when you factor in:

1- The actors are definitely going to get pay raises.
2- The price to use the same locations probably go waaaay up, as they take advantage of GoT/ HBO.

I wonder if the show quality will increase or simply be maintained.
Cornballer
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(09-27-2017, 06:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hydrus

1- The actors are definitely going to get pay raises.

The signed contracts that included S7 AND S8, so those presumably aren't rising.
Apt101
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(09-28-2017, 06:54 AM)
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I have no problem with D&D handling the finale. They brought this thing to life, if they want to see it off I think that's cool. Besides, as others have mentioned, it's probably going to be most somber time skipping and exposition. It will be hard to fuck that up.
WaffleTaco
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(09-30-2017, 07:06 PM)
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Who do you guys think Arya will kill if she actually does at all? I don’t even consider her a character anymore, rather a embodiment of the Chekhov's Gun trope. I don’t really see any characters she could take out anymore since the only two enemies are Cersei and Euron lol. I do think since the end of Season 5 her plot has been rather awful. One could argue that her killing the Frey’s was her fulfilling what her training could do. What are your guys thoughts?
Oldest Snake
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(09-30-2017, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by WaffleTaco

Who do you guys think Arya will kill if she actually does at all? I don’t even consider her a character anymore, rather a embodiment of the Chekhov's Gun trope. I don’t really see any characters she could take out anymore since the only two enemies are Cersei and Euron lol. I do think since the end of Season 5 her plot has been rather awful. One could argue that her killing the Frey’s was her fulfilling what her training could do. What are your guys thoughts?

I've seen people throw around the idea that she'll use Littlefinger's face to get back into King's Landing and kill Cersei, possible after Jaime arrives at Winterfell and informs them that Cersei is planning to betray Jon/Dany but I'm not so sure on that.
WaffleTaco
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(09-30-2017, 07:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oldest Snake

I've seen people throw around the idea that she'll use Littlefinger's face to get back into King's Landing and kill Cersei, possible after Jaime arrives at Winterfell and informs them that Cersei is planning to betray Jon/Dany but I'm not so sure on that.

Yeah I don’t like that either. I posted my exact same post in the other thread and they reminded me that Melisandre said they would meet again. I’m guessing she will kill Mel now. Or maybe Varys for not risking her father.
Apt101
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Hydrus
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(10-15-2017, 02:10 AM)
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Hey everyone, Amazon has this deal going on on books:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1447997

I just picked this up for free:

The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0553805444...iglink20241-20
DrForester
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(10-16-2017, 07:27 PM)
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Roy Dotrice has died. He was the narrator of the audiobooks.
bodyofanamerican
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(10-16-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by DrForester

Roy Dotrice has died. He was the narrator of the audiobooks.

Oh man, this is a fucking shame.
WaffleTaco
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(10-16-2017, 11:33 PM)
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I never listened to the books, but I wish good thoughts for his family =( RIP
TankUP
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(10-17-2017, 10:01 PM)
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It was inevitable, but Roy Dotrice not being to finish the audiobooks is yet another misstep to lay at George's feet. (The main one being letting some crass TV producers finish his life's work for him).

Roy Dotrice IS the characters of the novels, for me. He's my Tirion, Petyr, Ned, etc. It's a huge loss.

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