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What are you watching?
Spaceship Dispatcher
JustBrad wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Just started a personal rewatch of Game of Thrones, all eight seasons plus a few selected DVD extras...

B7 fans are a natural for GoT, as they are already used to seeing their favorite characters die. It's almost expected.

An exercise in futility (the narrative that is, not watching the show!) where every character is flawed. Only a couple are irredeemably evil (even they probably have a fan, somewhere) but equally few are 'good' in a traditional, censor happy, Disney hero sense. Most show a mix of positive and negative behavior, have moments of wisdom and humour, and are the protagonists of their own stories, whatever others think about them.
 
JustBrad
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Just started a personal rewatch of Game of Thrones, all eight seasons plus a few selected DVD extras...

B7 fans are a natural for GoT, as they are already used to seeing their favorite characters die. It's almost expected.

An exercise in futility (the narrative that is, not watching the show!) where every character is flawed. Only a couple are irredeemably evil (even they probably have a fan, somewhere) but equally few are 'good' in a traditional, censor happy, Disney hero sense. Most show a mix of positive and negative behavior, have moments of wisdom and humour, and are the protagonists of their own stories, whatever others think about them.


Ramsay and Joffrey are irredeemable, but balanced by Tywin Lannister. Tywin is ruthless and determined to have his way in all things. but you can also respect his strength, resolve, and commitment to the family name. And you would likely admit that if you were in his shoes, you would do exactly as he did.

To your other point, every Stark that dies, dies because they did something remarkably stupid.
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MODthra
 
rojkerr1
never got into GOT, or B5 or Breaking bad, tho I did try! Just didn't grab me, as B7 continues to grab me...
 
rojroj
Here is a short comparison between B7 and GoT which I wrote for another forum. This was several years ago and I had only seen the first one or two seasons of GoT at the time, but I think the comparison still holds.

"The reason I started thinking about comparisons in the first place was the motif of the Wall. As anyone who's watched the series knows, in Game of Thrones there is a great Wall guarding the known territories of the Realm from the potential dangers coming from the wild and unexplored North. The people manning the Wall (in rather harsh conditions, and almost perpetual winter) are known as the Night's Watch, and most of them are some sort of social outcasts or criminals: former thieves, murderers, rapists, victims or perpetrators of political intrigues. Many of them were recruited from prisons, or offered to choose between a prison sentence and a life-long service in the Night's Watch. The concept made me think of The Liberator. It is true that in Game of Thrones, the Night's Watch has been created to serve the existing social order, whereas the Liberator crew has come together in opposition to it; but at another level, both storylines deal with the former law-breakers who have been given a second chance and a new sense of direction, enabling them to dedicate their lives to a positive and selfless goal.

In terms of characters, I haven't been able (yet) to pinpoint anyone who would qualify as an equivalent to Blake. Perhaps Arya has a chance of becoming somewhat like Blake when she grows up. She certainly has Blake-like passion for truth and justice, and a rebellious nature. She makes friends easily and although she is of noble birth (an Alpha, so to speak) she is immune to the rigid class divisions plaguing her world. As an effective (though not official) ruler of the Realm, and a rather ruthless character, Cersei would be an equivalent of Servalan. This also leads me to compare the Clegane brothers (but especially Sandor, the Hound) with Travis. I'm very fond of the character of Tyrion, but I cannot say which B7 character he could possibly be compared with.

And here's another interesting detail: Donald Sumpter, who plays Maester Luwin in the series, was originally offered the role of Roj Blake, but refused it. He's quite likeable as Luwin, so it makes one wonder what kind of Blake he would have made in his youth. Though my guess is that he wouldn't have been as explosive and passionate as Our Roj."
 
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Travisina
I loved, with a searing passion, the GoT books, and read them on continuous loop for about 2 years.

Not having Sky TV, I've not watched the TV adapatation, though I've seen a few eps of series 1 on DVD. TBH - although I thought the production did well with casting and locations, I found it disappointing. Everything seemed to happen too quickly, and on too small a scale - like bullet points, rather than full storytelling. I know that the series was faithful to the books for a while, then went its own way, and now have no idea whether GRRM will ever finish the next book (or the one after). Welcome to limbo.

Anyway, IMO the best thing about GoT are the characters, with Tyrion a particular fave. I agree with what SD said above - 'Most show a mix of positive and negative behavior, have moments of wisdom and humour, and are the protagonists of their own stories, whatever others think about them.' I love that they do good things for bad reasons, and vice versa.

All of which is a long, convoluted and slightly off-topic way of saying that despite 2 years full immersion in GoT, it didn't occur to me to compare it to B7! To me, it was a mash-up of the War of the Roses and 'I Claudius' (with dragons).
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A statement of fact cannot be insolent
 
rojroj
I have a habit of comparing everything to B7 Grin I'll probably write a short essay about the similarities between Black Sails and Blake.
 
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sweevo
Heat, a 1995 epic crime drama directed by Michael Mann and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as professionals on opposite sides of the law who are more alike than they think (Pacino is a cop, De Niro is a bank robber). The movie can be viewed here (all nearly-3 hours of it): https://www.youtu...mgy45TFCLw
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
rojroj wrote:

I have a habit of comparing everything to B7 Grin I'll probably write a short essay about the similarities between Black Sails and Blake.

Something comparing Black Sails and Blake's 7 would be interesting! Guthrie as Blake and Flint as Avon?
 
rojroj
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

rojroj wrote:

I have a habit of comparing everything to B7 Grin I'll probably write a short essay about the similarities between Black Sails and Blake.

Something comparing Black Sails and Blake's 7 would be interesting! Guthrie as Blake and Flint as Avon?


Flint as Blake, of course -- the leader of the revolution. Also, single-minded, manipulative, but essentially an idealist. Silver resembles Avon, to some degree. I haven't thought much about Guthrie.
 
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Vanessa Doffenshmirtz
One Spare Part wrote:

If we are still in a Gerry Anderson mood, take a look at this. It's fab!

https://youtu.be/...


I saw a live show down in Blackfriars based on captain Scarlet..I just need to find the programme
I used to be such a sweet sweet thing
Till they got a hold of me.
 
BradPaula
Hammer Film's "She" with Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Great line up of actors, not so great story.
Zil: Oneness must resist the Host.
 
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