Beyond The Wall Podcast

Beyond The Wall – Episode 1

Welcome to the “Episode 1” of SpecFicMedia’s first podcast, Beyond The Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast. This podcast will focus on a weekly discussion of the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” with additional discussions of the various media tied to George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

In today’s episode we discuss the premiere episode of “Game of Thrones.”

Episode 1 – The Things I Do…

00:00 – Intro

00:30 – Hosts Say Hi – P.G. Holyfield, Chooch, Viv, and Nuchtchas say hi and give general impressions of the premiere.

2:50 – “It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted.” – Opening Credits

6:00 – “Clever Girl” – Winterfell

16:40 – “You should be the Hand of the King.” – King’s Landing

22:30 – “You don’t want to wake the Dragon.” – Pentos and The Targaryens

24:00 – “How did he get so fat?” – The King at Winterfell

36:30 – “When I fight a man for real, I don’t want him to know what I can do.” – The feast

42:00 – “All 40,000 men, and their horses, too.” – Back to Pentos

44:30  – “A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.”

45:20 – “The things I do for love.” – The end at Winterfell

59:00 – The Outro

1:00:00 – Viv introduces John Anealio

1:00:45 – John Anealio – “George R.R. Martin is Not Your Bitch” – Books, Bytes & Bots

1:03:40 – Outtakes

Hosts: P.G. Holyfield (author of Murder at Avedon Hill and SFM Founder)
Nuchtchas (Host of Nutty Bites Podcast)
Chooch (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host, and bassist of Ditched By Kate)
Vivid Muse (Into the Blender Podcast Co-Host), Girls’ Rules Podcast Host)

Contact Us:

Email: btw at
Phone: 6199-BTW-GoT (619-928-9468)
Comments: On the site

By P.G. Holyfield

Founder of SpecFicMedia, author of Murder at Avedon Hill, and host of several podcasts.

6 replies on “Beyond The Wall – Episode 1”

I enjoyed the premiere immensely, but I agree with your points about Khal's and Dany's wedding night. The scene in the book was touching; the scene in the show was heartrending. I don't think the revision serves any great purpose. It makes Khal seem like more of a savage.

Great podcast!

I must point out, however, that there has been a general increase of age of all characters by between 2-3 years in the series. So Arya and Joffery has in fact been aged up along with Sansa and Dany, she is 11 instead of 9. And the actress playing Arya is 14, the same age as Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa. So even though she might be flattered to be called 19, Ms. Turner was only 14 when these scenes were filmed (15 now, I believe). She is, however, very tall.

Dany is 16-17 in this version of the story, you might recall Viserys mentioning that he has waited 17 years for his throne, and Dany was born after 8ish months after the old king was killed. This makes everything mesh up, in so far as the entire story has been moved about 3 years forward in time, making all the characters a bit older. is a great resource for these sort of things,

i think you guys have to take into account that some people watching the show have never read the book so some characters have to be blatant.

Hey, my bride is re-reading Book 1. She remembered the conversation about Ned should have black hair.

Ned had brown hair, like Sean Bean's, in the books.

Just saying…

it's not that Ned should have black hair, it's Robert that needs black hair, but later they state in the show that Robert's bastard has black hair, just like him, so I guess in Westeros that is black hair.

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