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How is it even possible to sneak up this close with such huge ships. It's like they are blind on purpose.

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How is it even possible to sneak up this close with such huge ships. It's like they are blind on purpose.

 

A lack of radar?

Possibly the whole dark and foggy night and the ships slipping up happen to be painted dark colours to blend in with the sea? Night blindness from the ships watchmen who are all stood around next to lights on the ships?

Plus...the all important.. Plot-Reasons!



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spoilers:

 

They are in too much of hurry this season and the Ironborn storyline is suffering for it - building that many ships that fast - the Kraken axe, using Carracks for ramming - the cannonball catapults. All of them signs that the writers are busy getting to the next 'cool' moment, rather than building up proper suspense. Which is what actually makes story culminations awesome.

 

Having Euron hunt them with a much smaller fleet, out- thinking, flanking and maneuvering them, would work so much better. Also for establishing him as a character to fear.


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I'm giving Euron the benefit of the doubt, but my patience is wearing a bit thin. I'm hopeful because the actor emphasizes that Euron is someone different for every situation. Now he was a screaming, intimidating pirate. With Cersei he was a confident rock-star. When killing Balon he was stoic. When he confronted Theon and Arya alone, he was a serial killer. With the Ironborn at the Kingsmoot he was the ultimate expression of the Ironborn way of life. When he faced Theon, he channeled the provoking nature of Ramsay Snow, who never forbid Theon from stuff, he just provoked him into making mistakes to forcefully punish him. The problem is, he always seems a bit thuggish while doing so too, and that makes him seem more one-note. So I'm hoping we'll see some more different sides to him, and that they go a bit into his history as the most feared pirate, the myth of him being the only one to sail beyond the known sea and coming back, and his reputation as something of a magician/warlock that he has in the book.



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His entrance on the ship reminded me of a Rob Zombie concert.


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Oh, for those interested in SG-1, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show, they've put the pilot episode in its entirety on youtube for a limited time.

 


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Oh, for those interested in SG-1, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the show, they've put the pilot episode in its entirety on youtube for a limited time.

 

 

Is this the version with boobs?


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According to the comments, no - so that would make it the re-cut "new" version of the pilot. The one were they took out the MacGyver reference and Carter's little uhm, speech about her reproductive organs.

 

Never seen that version though, might give it a shake. The speech was kind of over the top but the reference made me smile. Not sure why they thought it was terrible. RDA is MacGyver for us children of the 80ies.


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Omg. The story of GoT is actually progressing? Shock!
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Yeah, by simply going from plot point to plot point with very little depth or room to breath. For what it was, the episode  was okay but surely not as good as it can be. Yeah, less episodes this season so  hardly any scenes can breathe.



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The plot induced teleporting was strong in this episode. Reducing the episode count sure paid off so far. Who needs all that filler setup, eh?

 

Dany's fleet still hasn't learned to post lookouts or do any reconnaissance at all.

 

I also have a nerdish question. Assuming Dragonstone is in the show where it is in the books and Dany split her fleet to go to the Rock and pick up the Dornish army both fleets would have reasonably travelled the same way up until Sunspear (or wherever the Dornish army is). Seems like Grey Worm's fleet teleporter worked slightly faster than Asha's Yara's.

 

Had a good laugh at Archmaester Slughorn telling Harry to be happy with not being expelled. :D

 

edit:

 

Come to think of it, did Olenna travel on Grey Worm's ship?


Edited by majestic, 31 July 2017 - 10:24 AM.


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Arya will lead an army of wolves against the White Wankers like Perrin in Wheel of Time.


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Does she kick high in that episode?



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I thought the episode was damn good, some great moments for Cersei, Tyrion and Olenna. My one complaint is that the battle sequences so far have been looking cheaper and faker than usual - the rubbery costumes and CG backdrops at Casterly Rock had me thinking of Helen of Troy.



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The episode was good and tensing, but I could only lol at how bad mother of dragons spy network is. Cant even see huge armies marching through the lands. Its the second fail in a row and it feels pretty forced... again.
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Varys lost his touch.

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I was so confused with that scene with Varis and red priestess

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I was so confused with that scene with Varis and red priestess

Just a bit of Lady Foreshadow shenanigans. 1_0_by_babblingfaces-dbdhcc6.png






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