If you haven’t seen School of Thrones yet, you owe it to yourself to watch this three episode web series. If you only watch it for the opening credits then it’s worth it, but stay tuned, episode 2 has a special guest actor from the show, and episode 3 adds another fan favorite.
There are some more memes I really liked (like the wish fulfillment video) but many of them are filled with spoilers, so be careful when you look through memes. What’s your favorite Game of Thrones meme this week? Let me know and I will share it in next week’s roundup.
So yeah, we recorded this through Google Hangout on Saturday night. Here’s the audio version for the podcast folks out there.
We’ll be doing Google Hangouts for all of our regular episodes now. Episode 1 will be recorded live on Wednesday, April 3rd, at 9 pm Eastern time.
This season’s contest starts with episode 1. The survey can be found here.
Here are some images we chatted about during the episode:
So remember: Live Google Hangouts on Wednesdays at 9 pm Eastern. We’ll be answering questions if time permits during the episode, or we’ll take questions offline and add them to the audio version of the show.
If you want to be invited to the google hangout ahead of time, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Google + account and you’ll be added to the list. Also, the link to the YouTube url (where you can ask questions during the hangout) will be posted here, on the SpecFicMedia.com FB page, on twitter, etc. starting at 8:30 pm on Wednesday.
Wow, what a week. Audio difficulties aplenty… but I finally finished the editing. This baby clocks in at 2 hours and 7 minutes, and the audio still isn’t what I’d like it to be, but it has to go out. I haven’t had a chance to even listen to the final audio file, so if there are editing gaffs, please let me know.
Reminder… this show is NOT safe for work. We’ve got dead babes, an increasingly intoxicated host as the episode goes on, and after all, the studio is now called the “Neverpanties Ranch,” so you get what you get.
Episode 1 – The North Remembers
P.G. Holyfield moderates this week’s panel discussion with Chooch,Vivid Muse (both “in studio”), Christiana and Nutty.
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
Editor’s Note: Matt Lynch is one of my closest friends and I’ve been trying to get him to write more since we’ve met. I think you’ll see why after you read this. This will be a weekly report posted after each episode of Game of Thrones. It will contain spoilers from the episode, obviously, but from the perspective of someone that has not read the books.
Episode 1 Review of Game of Thrones – by Matt Lynch
BenJen Stark to his brother, Lord Stark: \\You at a feast; it\\™s like a bear in a trap.\\
So, Good People, P.G. (hereinafter lovingly referred to as \\˜The Landlord\\™) and I were having a chat of late. Both being lovers of speculative fiction, we determined that I should consider contributing to the general upkeep and pleasantness of the site by setting some words to paper on a topic or two related to such. Finding myself at a loss for subject matter, I cast about blindly in the pitch for a bit. Then, lo it came to pass that HBO released upon the world the new series, Game of Thrones, based upon the much-beloved Song of Fire and Ice novels, authored by George R.R. Martin. Having never considered reading these books, their re-imagining and broadcast seemed a natural place to kick a running feature into existence: the whimsical notion that a newb such as myself (with regards to Martin’s epic series) might offer a unique and worthwhile perspective to the mix.
Now, a word or two about myself before we begin. I\\™m Irish and fatalistic, which in small doses can be terminal, but in large ones, exceptionally liberating. My people were the wards, the serfs and the fisherfolk of history. They mended the nets, hauled the cod and hacked the sod of destiny, never casting more than a scornful eye castle-ward. Thus, it seems, I am fated to care not one whit about political intrigue, fantastical or otherwise. I am much more drawn to blood, sex, earth and wave – with a wistful, nay Quixotic, passion for those who are destined to simply go down swingin\\™. Much more David Drake than Frank Herbert. Thus it was with more than a wee spot of trepidation, upon the urgings and exhortations of The Landlord, I affixed my eyes to the titular episode of this column.
Fortunately, my fears were quickly assuaged and interest piqued. Who, or what, are the White Walkers, fer\\™instance? I need an answer to this question, and the pursuit of such will likely force me to tune in again next week. That and the intense desire to see Viserys Targaryen disemboweled by honey badgers or other some such fitting punishment for his inhuman cruelty towards his doe-eyed sister.
Other wonderful table-setters, sure to drag me, the shotgun-and-cudgel type, enamored with combat and tortured souls in pursuit of holy vengeance, back to the intrigues of Westeros, include:
Exactly how twisted an incestuous pair are twins Jaime and Cersei Lannister, that half of them considers the menstrual cycle of a thirteen-year old dinner conversation?
What of Jon Snow? I smell a coming of age story in the making.
Did the Dothraki wedding have at least three deaths or was it a \\˜dull affair\\™?
Will poor, sweet Daenerys find love or death with her savage new husband?
Is Bran Stark alive or dead?
Where\\™s Robert Carlyle?
And most importantly, why can\\™t more annoying, prissy schemers meet horrific and brutal ends, and why can\\™t this happen more quickly?
Yep, I\\™m going back \\“ despite my past inclinations. The Landlord prevails, yet again. And you, Good People, get to ride along with me. Root for my conversion or wish my damnation. Be amused or appalled. Either way, I offer you the spectacle of a newb abroad in strange realms. Cheers!