Here is “Episode 3” of SpecFicMedia’s launch show, 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 third episode (May 1, 2011) of “Game of Thrones.”
Episode 3 – He’s a Liar and a Coward.
00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Hosts Say Hi – P.G. Holyfield, Christiana, Chooch, Viv, and Nuchtchas. We then go into general impressions of Episode 3.
3:30 – “I am your Dancing Master.” – We talk about King’s Landing. We skip around, because we can’t wait to talk a bout Syrio Forel.
5:10 – “Hey Mr. Kotter, I gotta note.” – Yes, I’m old. Syrio Forel looks like Juan Epstein to me.
7:35 – “It felt like justice.” – We like how the show is adding more layers to Jamie.
13:20 – “While your king eats and drinks and s*its and f**ks.” – Why does Robert not enjoy being king?
16:30 – “We serve at your pleasure.” – The Small Council.
26:10 – “Crows are all liars.” – Back at Winterfell
Here is “Episode 2” of SpecFicMedia’s launch show, 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 second episode (April 24th) of “Game of Thrones.”
Episode 2 – He ran… Not very Fast.
00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Hosts Say Hi – P.G. Holyfield, Chooch, Viv, and Nuchtchas say hi and we introduce our guest panelist (and future permanent co-host), Christiana Ellis. We then go into general impressions of Episode 2.
8:50 – “Nymeria, gloves.” – Relationships, and animals (not with animals). We’ll save that for next season.
13:05 – Slap Joffrey – How are they going to keep Peter Dinklage from stealing the show?
14:35 – Slap Joffrey again. – Just because.
17:20 – “I Lost my first boy.” – These are multi-layered characters. How do they convey this on the show?
20:30 – “All the best swords have names.” – Wow, a non-incestuous familial relationship. Who knew?
21:10 – “First Lesson: Stick them with the pointy end.” – Farewells
24:20 – “Where’s your sense of wonder?” – The Lannisters
30:20 – “Seven Hells!” – The King’s Road
33:15 – “We’ll talk about your mother.” – Starks and Snows
44:50 – “I was 9 when my mother sold me to the pleasure house.” I guess we should talk some about Daenarys.
Hi, Nuchtchas here. On the Beyond The Wall podcast I claimed to be the resident Fangirl, so I thought I would help out other aspiring fangirls and fanboys. How do you become as obsessed as me? Simple, read each of the books a few times, listen to all the podcasts, even the podfaded ones, talk incessantly about the series with anyone who will listen to you for at least six years, scour the net for every bit of information you can find and start naming your pets after your favorite GoT characters.
Is that too much? Probably too much to do before next week’s episode, so let’s start small.
Next there is @Westerosorg, run by the same people that run the site mentioned above and sanctioned by George R. R. Martin himself. They are going to be good about not giving spoilers but will also help with fun facts, links and information. As a matter of fact as I was getting ready to watch the premiere I tweeted a question about the swords used in the show to them and they answered me right back. That was pretty awesome, I’m sure they get many tweets a day.
VIEWERS GUIDE (no spoilers)
GUIDE Here you just have the map and the basic houses with the characters you will see in the series. It’s good for those of you just getting started.
GRRM’s “Not a Blog” and Author website
GRRM stands for George R.R. Martin. It’s how we fans refer to him, mostly because of his “Not a Blog” where he writes about football, the series, writing and whatever else suits his fancy. He vowed over a year ago that his Not a Blog would be spoiler free for the new fans and he expects his fans to respect this wish and keep the comments free of spoilers. He even has his assistant Ty check for those.
He also has his main website HERE. Yes, it looks like it was coded in the 90’s and for a very good reason: it was. You may encounter some spoilers there, so tread lightly.
WESTEROS (SPOILERS AT SITE, not in the description below)
http://www.westeros.org – This site has more information on the heraldry of the houses then anywhere on the internet. It also hosts the Wiki of Ice and Fire and one of my favorite features, “So Spoke Martin,” where they have collected quotes from interviews from Martin or through direct correspondence with the author. There are forums and a host of other features, including a MUSH (yeah, they still have that) and the site runners have claim to be the source that George R. R. Martin uses for fact checking his own world.
WINTER IS COMING
http://winter-is-coming.net – This site was created after talk of a HBO series first started. Focuses on news and rumors around the television series. Read enough and you’ll find some indirect spoilers.
TOWER OF THE HAND
http://www.towerofthehand.com – Tower of the hand is an extensive source for information on the books. You can click on each book you’ve read and customize your experience to where you are in the series. They have chapter by chapter descriptions and will help you gain an encyclopedic knowlege of the series, or at least give you a place to look up the facts you need. If you register there are more features available, more customization too. (While you can find spoilers, this site is geared to protect you from them).
http://www.hboforum.com – Of course HBO would want to have a forum right there on their own site. Here you can chat with other fans and get involved in some of the ARG produced by HBO. (I would hope this is to be kept somewhat spoiler free).
Yeah some of those sites can get intense. But when you consider how long some of the fans have been following the series, it’s not much of a surprise.
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
Welcome to the “introduction” episode 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.”
First of all, we want to apologize for the audio quality of this episode. Thankfully, it is the “introduction” episode, and we have things in hand to ensure great audio quality going forward. It’s certainly listenable, but it isn’t up to Viv’s high standards, to be sure. 😉
Episode 0 – Winter is Coming…
00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Host Introductions
P.G. Holyfield, Chooch, Viv, and Nuchtchas take a few minutes to introduce themselves.
While we’ll be focusing on the television series, we’ll also spend time on most of the other forms of media tied to the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, including (of course) the novels, the RPG and board games, and anything else we can sink our respective direwolf-loving teeth into.