Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
986 posts

Ultimate Geek

Subscriber

  # 2232200 7-May-2019 11:17
Send private message

I have refused to read this forum because I have been waiting for the FTA broadcast schedule.

 

Today I have just programmed my PVR for GoT s8 on Prime Ch10 starting Sunday 12th through to Saturday 18th for 2130.

 

AND

 

I can not wait.

 

I will now not read this forum till Sunday 19th.





iMac 27" (late 2013), Airport Time Capsule + Airport Express, iPhone7, iPad6, iPad Mini2

 

Panasonic Blu-ray PVR DMR-BWT835 + Panasonic Viera TH-L50E6Z, Chromecast Ultra, Yamaha AVR RX-V1085


6974 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2232226 7-May-2019 12:06
Send private message

networkn:

 

Honestly, seeing some of the strategic decisions by Danni and Jon in the past 2-3 Episodes, I can't really get my head around either of them sitting on the Iron Throne.

 

 

 

 

I'm feeling that about the writers in the last series or so.  Massive push to wrap it up has seen the travel times etc established in the early seasons just disappear.
It's like the show is now all about the big battles and less about character depth or a story line that makes sense anymore.

 

 


 
 
 
 


6974 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2232228 7-May-2019 12:08
Send private message

FineWine:

 

I have refused to read this forum because I have been waiting for the FTA broadcast schedule.

 

Today I have just programmed my PVR for GoT s8 on Prime

 

 

 

 

Unless that's on Sky then it's still in SD on freeview right?

 

Doesn't seem right to watch this final season on less than HD.  Even then the night scenes suffer horribly from compression.  Might be a real candidate for Bluray, to provide the bitrate depth certain episodes desperately need.


5492 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2232539 7-May-2019 22:31
Send private message

GV27:

Is Arya going to don the Night King's face to dispatch Cersei? 

 

 

She may don Jaime's face.........




____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


5492 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 2232540 7-May-2019 22:38
Send private message

Catching up a bit:

 

 

I was pretty unimpressed by the way they conducted the Battle of Winterfell. It was always going to be about holding the walls of Winterfell. Why waste 20,000 Dothrakie on a stupid charge into the dark? That was nuts.

 

 

I'd have kept everyone inside the walls and organised them to move to the top as their comrades fell.....so there were always teams manning every dip in the wall.

 

 

Also ....the fire trench. A short term deterrent.....but all the dead need to do is stand and wait.....or do what they did.

 

 

Yeah......clearly not a lot of thought went into the defenses...or the tactics.

 





____________________________________________________
If you order a Tesla, use my referral code to get free stuff. 

 

My Tesla referral code: https://ts.la/steve52356


167 posts

Master Geek


  # 2232757 8-May-2019 10:44
3 people support this post
Send private message

The problem with putting a lot of thought into the defenses/tactics is that then the dead would not break into the castle and you would not get all the opportunity for hand to hand action through the libraries and dining halls of winterfell. 

 

Strategy and tactics comes second to producing an exciting episode full of suspense.

 

 

 

 


508 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2232867 8-May-2019 11:52
One person supports this post
Send private message

Bran really needs to step up, for someone that can go back in time and listen in on events of the past. You'd think he would go back a few weeks figure out what Cersi's plan is and let his buddies in on it, Dany might still have couple dragons and the iron fleet would be at the bottom of the ocean. 


 
 
 
 


2237 posts

Uber Geek

Subscriber

  # 2232884 8-May-2019 12:17
One person supports this post
Send private message

langi27:

 

Bran really needs to step up, for someone that can go back in time and listen in on events of the past. You'd think he would go back a few weeks figure out what Cersi's plan is and let his buddies in on it, Dany might still have couple dragons and the iron fleet would be at the bottom of the ocean. 

 

 

I think Bran is actually just a little bit mentally challenged...all this nonsense of him being the three eyed raven and seeing stuff...has he been on the Northern mushrooms? 

 

 

 

He does nothing to aid anyone's cause...including his own. 

 

 





Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

2151 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2232889 8-May-2019 12:28
Send private message

evnafets:

The problem with putting a lot of thought into the defenses/tactics is that then the dead would not break into the castle and you would not get all the opportunity for hand to hand action through the libraries and dining halls of winterfell. 


Strategy and tactics comes second to producing an exciting episode full of suspense.


 


 



You could easily have had intelligent tactic that were just overwhelmed by force of numbers leading to the same hand to hand fighting.

I think it would have increased the sense of helplessness. A series of intelligent fall back operations with bad losses, horseman fighting the flacks with slow slow drips of losses. A pause where after many living losses where perhaps there's the hint of survival and breathing space. Queue the dead king who revives all the newly dead and throwns them at the castle walls in greater numbers than before. Including characters we saw die earlier on

Dead piling up at the bases of the walls turning into the ramp which others climb over showing that holding the wall was ultimately futile. Include shots where reserves waiting inside castle move up to replace the losses on wall but still overwhelmed by the dead rampart method of wall climbing dead.

6974 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2232952 8-May-2019 13:20
2 people support this post
Send private message

evnafets:

 

Strategy and tactics comes second to producing an exciting episode full of suspense.

 

 

 

 

Let's not forget that battle used to be just that.
Turn up on either sides of a field at some agreed time, and then just go at it until one side is overwhelmed, braveheart styles.
Ridiculous but happened.

 

 

 

 

 




21434 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2232953 8-May-2019 13:21
Send private message

Linuxluver:
GV27:

 

Is Arya going to don the Night King's face to dispatch Cersei? 

 

She may don Jaime's face.........

 

I'd imagine her 2 foot height difference may be a slight giveaway.

 

 




21434 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2232955 8-May-2019 13:23
Send private message

langi27:

 

Bran really needs to step up, for someone that can go back in time and listen in on events of the past. You'd think he would go back a few weeks figure out what Cersi's plan is and let his buddies in on it, Dany might still have couple dragons and the iron fleet would be at the bottom of the ocean. 

 

 

Well, perhaps he is intervening in ways that aren't visible. Time works like that.


6974 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2232962 8-May-2019 13:32
Send private message

Handsomedan:

 

langi27:

 

Bran really needs to step up, for someone that can go back in time and listen in on events of the past. 

 

 

I think Bran is actually just a little bit mentally challenged...all this nonsense of him being the three eyed raven and seeing stuff...has he been on the Northern mushrooms? 

 

He does nothing to aid anyone's cause...including his own. 

 

 

 

 

I don't know why we've had to cram all of this into one final season.  It's clear it's deteriorated back into standard Hollywood methods now that the source material isn't available as a reference guide. 

 

Characters, their development and history to date (and just plain sense) are being skimmed over to get to the major milestone points.

 

We managed to get from Winterfell to Kingslanding via the portal in a few seconds, a journey that used to take a whole season etc.


One assumes being a bird attracts night kings more, but basically bran just zoned out and went to fly a bird during that whole battle.

Jamie on again off again with his sis.  What a random turn of events for someone on a redemption story arc.  

 

This all feels like the forced rush wrap up season, quite removed from what we've been building over the previous years.

White walkers building since the very first scene of S01E01?  Just get them (and all their back story questions/pattern clues etc) out of the way somehow quickly.





21434 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2232975 8-May-2019 13:37
Send private message

I don't understand why only 6 eps. 8-10 would have allowed for much better better filling of the story.

 

 


3025 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2232999 8-May-2019 13:54
Send private message

The producers have moved on. Wrap up the last of GoT and get on with the prequels or other spinoff series that must have already got financing.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.