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#1 Guthlac

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:31 AM

Posted this because I liked the scene.


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#2 Ridda

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

Posted this because I liked the scene.

http://youtu.be/upDoPAVExjg


Best programme i've seen in more years than i care to remember. Lots of similarities to the old Heptarchy and the way things could well have been around 500 to 800AD. Have to say though that "the mother of dragons" is gonna hand everyone's ass on a plate.
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#3 Steed

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:27 AM

Just watched this episode last night. It is indeed very good, despite being HBO's most expensive TV production or something.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:39 AM

Also watched this last night. Enjoyed it, scary looking buggers ain't they?! Posted Image
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

I have the the dvd box set of series one and in the extra's the yanks are saying winterfell is alaska or something to that effect.lmao
If thats the case why are they mainly British actors playing the roles,with English accents?
Its quite obvious its based on the british isles and med europe,Behind the wall is Scotland,winterfell is The north of england etc
Oh the poor yanks with no History,always wanting a piece of ours.
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#6 Steed

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:37 PM

Exactly Wolf. Why would a huge American production company like HBO have every actor speak in English accents (or be English) otherwise? Also, if you look at the map in the book or during the programme intro, it's quite clearly a modified version of the British Isles.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

George R.R. Martin said that the initial premise for the story was based on the wars of the Roses.
Stark and Lannister.
York and Lancaster.
And the wall in the North was inspired by a visit to Hadrians Wall,he imagined what a Roman soldier from the Med region would have felt looking into the hostile North.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:41 PM

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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:53 PM

I liked this:



And this:



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Posted 19 June 2012 - 02:37 PM

all the northerners,actually seem to speak with northern accents.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:08 PM

I have the the dvd box set of series one and in the extra's the yanks are saying winterfell is alaska or something to that effect.lmao
If thats the case why are they mainly British actors playing the roles,with English accents?
Its quite obvious its based on the british isles and med europe,Behind the wall is Scotland,winterfell is The north of england etc
Oh the poor yanks with no History,always wanting a piece of ours.


Yeah there's definite similarities in the program to English / British places, historical stories, myths and legends. There's an area on the map that resembles the wash, the Isle of Man was a huge naval power in the dark ages with 6,000 ships, so there's the pike islands, the seven kingdoms, Hadrian's wall of course and up here in Lancashire we have Winter Hill.
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