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by Ad7 » Wed May 15, 2019 9:45 am

more heat than light wrote:Did anyone ever confirm the reason for reducing the number of episodes per season? I would normally assume that it'd be a cost issue, but surely GoT makes plenty of dollar?


I'd always assumed it.was due to the massive cost of each episode as the series have gone on.

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by Rax » Wed May 15, 2019 9:57 am

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more heat than light wrote:Did anyone ever confirm the reason for reducing the number of episodes per season? I would normally assume that it'd be a cost issue, but surely GoT makes plenty of dollar?


I'd always assumed it.was due to the massive cost of each episode as the series have gone on.

Apparently not, HBO offered them more money and more episodes but the showrunners turned it down.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones Season 8 - the final season. US Pace - NO DISCUSSION
by Tomous » Wed May 15, 2019 9:59 am

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more heat than light wrote:Did anyone ever confirm the reason for reducing the number of episodes per season? I would normally assume that it'd be a cost issue, but surely GoT makes plenty of dollar?


I'd always assumed it.was due to the massive cost of each episode as the series have gone on.


Except HBO would have been happy to make more:

"HBO would have been happy for the show to keep going, to have more episodes in the final season," Benioff said. "We always believed it was about 73 hours, and it will be roughly that. As much as they wanted more, they understood that this is where the story ends."

"To their credit, they [HBO] put their money where their mouths are — literally stuffed their mouth full of million-dollar bills which don’t exist anymore," he joked. "They said, 'We’ll give you the resources to make this what it needs to be, and if what it needs to be is a summer tentpole-size spectacle in places, then that’s what it will be.'”


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PostRe: Game of Thrones Season 8 - the final season. US Pace - NO DISCUSSION
by Garth » Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 am

Idiots.

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by Wedgie » Wed May 15, 2019 10:30 am

I don’t know why they (HBO) don’t just let them go?

After all, many tv shows have changed their show runners. The Walking Dead did that often.

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by captain red dog » Wed May 15, 2019 10:50 am

I mean I can't really fault the direction of the story, it's just the pacing that feels off. This season should have been mostly about the white walkers to do that plot thread justice, and then have the final season about the North slowly progressing down to Kings Landing.

Otherwise, things are panning out much as I'm expecting, but a lot of people will be butt hurt if it doesn't end with a Stark on the throne. But personally I don't want a happy ending.

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by Moggy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am

captain red dog wrote:I mean I can't really fault the direction of the story, it's just the pacing that feels off. This season should have been mostly about the white walkers to do that plot thread justice, and then have the final season about the North slowly progressing down to Kings Landing.

Otherwise, things are panning out much as I'm expecting, but a lot of people will be butt hurt if it doesn't end with a Stark on the throne. But personally I don't want a happy ending.


Yeah I think if they had spread this season over two seasons then people would have much less problem with it. All of the main plot points have been fine, it’s just the rushed nature of this season.

I now think Taf will be right and Gendry will end up on the throne.

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by Preezy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:14 am

Surely the Iron Thrones has been destroyed? The Red Keep was obliterated. I reckon they'll forge a new throne, but instead of being made from swords it'll be made from something else to symbolise a new era of peace and unity. Perhaps they could make it out of old John Lennon cassette tapes?

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by Mini E » Wed May 15, 2019 11:34 am

Preezy wrote:Surely the Iron Thrones has been destroyed? The Red Keep was obliterated. I reckon they'll forge a new throne, but instead of being made from swords it'll be made from something else to symbolise a new era of peace and unity


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by Moggy » Wed May 15, 2019 11:52 am

Preezy wrote:Surely the Iron Thrones has been destroyed? The Red Keep was obliterated. I reckon they'll forge a new throne, but instead of being made from swords it'll be made from something else to symbolise a new era of peace and unity. Perhaps they could make it out of old John Lennon cassette tapes?


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PostRe: Game of Thrones Season 8 - the final season. US Pace - NO DISCUSSION
by Tomous » Wed May 15, 2019 12:10 pm

captain red dog wrote:I mean I can't really fault the direction of the story, it's just the pacing that feels off. This season should have been mostly about the white walkers to do that plot thread justice, and then have the final season about the North slowly progressing down to Kings Landing.

Otherwise, things are panning out much as I'm expecting, but a lot of people will be butt hurt if it doesn't end with a Stark on the throne. But personally I don't want a happy ending.



Given that they're probably following the broad story strokes of GRR Martin, basically the bit he's responsible for is good and what they're responsible for is bad then.

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PostRe: Game of Thrones Season 8 - the final season. US Pace - NO DISCUSSION
by Winckle » Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm

I think it's a bit rich of GRRM to have a problem with the writing. He should have got off his arse and finished the books.

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by Ad7 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:15 pm

GOT fans last week - THIS IS strawberry floating TERRIBLE THE WRITING IS AWFUL THE STORY IS TERRIBLE

*GRR Tolkien may have told them this is the way the story was going*

GOT fans this week - THERES NOTHING WRONG WITH THE STORY ITS THE PACING strawberry floating STAR WARS

*when they remember this pacing was set 2 years ago*

GOT fans next week - strawberry floating TIME

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by Tafdolphin » Wed May 15, 2019 12:30 pm

Winckle wrote:I think it's a bit rich of GRRM to have a problem with the writing. He should have got off his arse and finished the books.


It really does feel like every one of the creators behind this thing just can't be bothered any more.

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by DANNN!!! » Wed May 15, 2019 2:36 pm

Gemini73 wrote:I only just noticed the title change :lol:


Fixed that for you.

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by BID0 » Wed May 15, 2019 4:34 pm

Wtf I just read a breakdown of the episode and they talk about the golden company?! I didn’t even notice them in that episode unless it’s the ones that surrendered and got massacred? I thought they were Lannister’s though. didn’t we spend at least an entire season, possibly two, where they recruited that golden army? :fp:

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by Garth » Wed May 15, 2019 4:37 pm

They were the army standing outside the city gates:
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The soldiers who surrendered were wearing Lannister armour.

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by LewisD » Wed May 15, 2019 5:13 pm

Garth wrote:They were the army standing outside the city gates:
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Yeah, the tough-as-nail super soldiers for hire...

...that don't wear any armour below the waist. :/

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PostRe: Game of Thrones Season 8 - the final season. US Pace - NO DISCUSSION
by Mafro » Wed May 15, 2019 5:43 pm

BID0 wrote:Wtf I just read a breakdown of the episode and they talk about the golden company?! I didn’t even notice them in that episode unless it’s the ones that surrendered and got massacred? I thought they were Lannister’s though. didn’t we spend at least an entire season, possibly two, where they recruited that golden army? :fp:

They were the absolute geeks the that got ruined when the dragon burst through the gates behind then they got rushed by Grey Worm and the rest of the army.

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