Beyond The Wall Podcast

Beyond The Wall – Ep. 9

Welcome to “Episode 9” of SpecFicMedia’s Beyond The Wall – A Game of Thrones Podcast. This podcast focuses 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 this episode we discuss the ninth episode, “Baelor” (June 12th, 2011) of “Game of Thrones.”

Episode 9 – Baelor

P.G. moderates this week’s panel discussion with Vivid Muse, Chooch, Christiana and Nutty.

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)
Christiana Ellis (too many podcasts to list here 😉 but you can check out all things Christiana at her site.

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4 replies on “Beyond The Wall – Ep. 9”

Sorry that PG took all the criticism to heart.

If I can offer some positive comments, I am always in agreement (more or less) with PG's keen observation on the production and execution of scenes. I respect his analysis of visual construction of scenes.

And I fear him. PG, it is better to be feared than liked.

Dude, I love the criticism. It's what makes the show fun. My job is to stir the pot. If people want "ooh, I love everything about the show and Mr. Martin's works" then they should go listen to something else. If I see something that could have been done better, I'm going to say so and say why I think so. And then Christiana will tell me why I'm wrong, and we can move on. 😉

This is the best fantasy series that's ever been on television, and it's only going to get better.

As for getting things wrong about the book? I'm always going to do that. I'm a stupid face. 😉

Hah, I lured you out onto the Internet, where you can't twist my chicken-sized neck off with your meaty Hodor-sized hands!

But now I am at a loss at what to do. Curse you PG!

Anyway, I am glad that you're willing to stir up trouble.

Okay, you recently complained about the missing battle in episode nine. That's a fair criticism, but I was glad to trade a lot of horseplay for the excellent conversational scenes that occurred.

Rome (the series) was similar. We knew Verunas and Pullo had been in some serious battles, because there would be tons of dead guys around, and Pullo would say to Titus "dude, that was a serious battle." and Verunas would say "I hate your stupid face, but that was cool how you killed all those Goths, Vandals, and Scythians."

That conversation was better than a lot of the same 5 hairy horned-helmed guys running around.

Again, I don't mind the lack of battles. I do understand the production costs of staging such an event (wait, they only had twenty or so soldiers on each side, it wouldn't have cost that much).

What I do mind is that the segment of the book where Tyrion has his shining, defining moment of survival, leadership, understanding the true horror of war, etc. was reduced to him being knocked out, Wile E. Coyote style, by an ACME hammer. 🙂

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