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RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Oh lawd...

That awkward moment when a CGI dragon emotes better than the lead actress...

So in the end, Jon being a Targaryen - a mystery that was speculated and theorised about for 23 years - was just a plot device used to create a bit of friction between him and Dany.

The show's version of the Azor Ahai prophecy was the biggest damp squib of all. So much build up for nothing.

And Bran went through all of that just to become the King? Wtf happened to "No, but you will fly..."

Please George, get on the treadmill and live long enough to give us the real ending.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

bandicoot says...
"OK, they were all were dead after the plane crash at the start of Lost."

lol no, they weren't. Everything that happened, did happen. The island was real and the characters were alive.

The only time the characters were dead was in the "flash-sideways" in the final season, which it turned out was just some sort of agnostic purgatory where they could come to terms with what had happened and reunite before passing on to whatever came next. Everyone being dead from the start might actually have been an improvement.

As for GoT, I think I've reached the acceptance stage. There is no saving the show now and the finale leaks are beyond a joke. RIP.

[VIDEO] His Dark Materials (HBO | BBC)

Teaser trailer finally arrived:

Already renewed for a second season, too.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

admars says...
"Wow, imagine if these GoT fans had to deal with what us Star Wars fans went through with the prequels."

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...

bandicoot says...
"as they ruined the ending by saying they characters had all died from the very start"

They weren't all dead from the start.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

alfie noakes says...
"This is definitely happening. Don't know whether actual production has started but I bet they are already heavily into development."

A pilot for a prequel series is currently in pre-production and will begin filming in the summer. If greenlit, production on further episodes would likely happen next year to air in late 2020 or more likely 2021.

Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’s history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend… it’s not the story we think we know.

With the GOT showrunners no longer involved, maybe this will actually be good.

RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

The second episode is absolutely riveting as well. The increasing crackle of the dosimeters in the final scene was just heartstopping. I simply had to look up what happened next.

The best thing on TV in a long time.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

There may well be historical precedent, but this was clearly just done for shock value (at the expense of logic) and to give Jon a hero moment. I guess they needed to give him something to do, given that he is basically an extra in his own story at this point.

Just one instance of awful writing to add to the pile.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

re: snaps

bEcAuSe ShE wEnT mAd

Just like that. People keep saying that this was foreshadowed, but it wasn't at all. She has acted in anger and burned her enemies before, but never once has she even hinted that she would murder thousands of innocent people (including children). The transition into insanity wasn't nearly developed enough, which made it feel completely unearned and stupid. We got all of two shots of her looking wide-eyed crazy and then she snapped, completely reverting eight years of character development. Oh God, the bells, the bells...

I could have accepted it if she had burned the Lannister army after surrendering. That level of crazy would somewhat make sense, but to suddenly abandon the core of her character arc and start roasting the whole city was just absurd. Some of the laziest writing I've ever seen, and that's saying something after this godawful season of broken storytelling and ruined character arcs.

Oh and then you've got the noble Northern lords who just start raping because the Queen (who they don't even like) goes mad.

That said, the acting was off the scale this episode and the production design was fantastic too. Such a shame that D&D lack the nuance required to pull off a story like this.

I read how it ends and it's just as stupid.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

So the leaks were real :(

Just like that, they blew eight years of storytelling. Rushed, needlessly gratuitous and completely nonsensical.

Absolute garbage.

As for the finale...

RE: [VIDEO] The Terror (AMC | 2018)

Season 2 starts on August 12th

RE: [VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

The first episode is already relentlessly grim and terrifying, and pretty disturbing if this in any way accurate (by all accounts, it is).

Can't wait to see the rest unfold. Hopefully they included the helicopter incident (I was surprised to learn that there is actual footage of it on youtube).

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

lol don't these writers know that April 1st was last month?

I'm assuming the real episodes will be released once these joke ones are finished.

So Dany will become the Mad Queen and Jaime is now a bad man again. Jon is a complete moron.

They're just undoing 8 years of character progression.


You just killed my dragon with a ballista so I'll just park Drogon out front in direct firing line...

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Well that was... gruelling, yet somewhat disappointing.

Eight years of momentum ends with Arya sticking him with the pointy end?

I'm supposed to care about Cersei now? lol k den

Also, the episode needed a counter for last-second saves.

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Decent episode...

Lots of emotional reunions, but none of them packed the punch of Jon meeting Sansa again back in season 6.

Best moments for me:

Jaime's arrival at Winterfell.
The Umber child opens his eyes. Genuinely creepy shot, and that scream...

Episode 2 looks good, but 3 will be the real scorcher.

RE: Ext HDD question - transfer rates for 3.1 Gen 1 / Gen 2

Oh, I was thinking it was a connectivity issue.

Yes, the existing USB 3.0/3.1 Gen 1 Type A ports should be plenty fast enough. I see now that the drive comes with a cable to connect to these, so a PCIe adapter card is not required.

RE: Ext HDD question - transfer rates for 3.1 Gen 1 / Gen 2

Yes and yes, those two products should work together. Just make sure you have a spare SATA power connector coming from the PSU for the PCIe adapter.

Also yes, 3.1 Gen 1 is just USB 3.0 rebranded. It has been rebranded again recently to USB 3.2 Gen 1, but most products haven't been updated to the new naming scheme.

RE: [VIDEO] Best April Fool`s gags?

First one I've seen this year:

The humour might be lost on non-PC gamers.

RE: [VIDEO] Brexit

Oh lawd, they actually passed Article 13.

Suddenly I'm not so sad about leaving.

RE: [VIDEO] The Trump Presidency

Russia-gaters right now...

[VIDEO] RE:The OA (Netflix)

Season 2 is out now. It is quite different to the first season, but still delightfully strange.

RE: Deadwood- Worth a watch?

Somebody crack open the canned peaches!

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Without ads.

Does this normally have adverts on Sky? O.o

RE: [VIDEO] Game of Thrones Season 8

Season 8 runtimes announced:

Episode 801: 54 minutes
Episode 802: 58 minutes
Episode 803: 82 minutes
Episode 804: 78 minutes
Episode 805: 80 minutes
Episode 806: 80 minutes

No titles yet but I'm gonna guess that one of them will be called 'A Dream of Spring'.

This item was edited on Friday, 15th March 2019, 19:01

[VIDEO] Chernobyl (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

A mini-series charting the events of the Cherobyl disaster. Starring Jared Harris, Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson. Will be shown on HBO and Sky Atlantic in May.

I've been looking forward to this for a while. It looks really good!