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Stealing Game of Thrones 3

Posted February 4, 2014 into Blunty by John Birmingham

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21 Responses to ‘Stealing Game of Thrones 3’

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan has opinions thus...

Posted February 4, 2014

I am losing interest in GoT. My new apathy has nothing to do with the allarming recent announcement by Emilia Clarke that she refuses to do any more nude scenes.

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Blarkon mutters...

Posted February 4, 2014

In the 90's when I was a student I used to buy Star Trek on VHS every month. It was around 25 bucks a taps for 2 epsiodes and you got 1 or 2 tapes released a month. I had a standing order with Minotaur books. A season would be around $300. They came out more than a year after they were broadcast in the US.

This is how I consumed TNG, DS9, Voyager and Stargate. I purchased the fucking media when it became available.

Today freetards talk like not being able to watch something that was broadcast overseas is a human rights violation. Even though the box sets are released in a timely manner and are packed with additional features - they complain that they are "too expensive" and that they are only being ethical in performing the civil disobediance of visiting the Pirate Bay.

In the future - when television is full of stuff that makes the programming on Idiocracy look like an SBS documentary on quantum physics, remember that TV did adapt to your viewing habbits and did find that business model that was sympatico with your reliance on bittorrent for entertainment.

High production values only last as long as someone foots the bill. What's the long term future of Netflix and HBO when torrent sites offer the same product without the hassle of having to pay for it.

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted February 4, 2014

I'm pretty sure I didn't advocate stealing it. The opposite, in fact. I'll just be waiting for my download on iTunes. I'm usually weeks or months behind everyone anyway.

Blarkon is gonna tell you...

Posted February 4, 2014

I know you don't - the objection is to the buggers that have been saying "my rights are being violated by having to wait and pay to much"

With GoT, I'm waiting until the whole series is released. I suspect, given the author's writing of the source material, a BattleStar Galactica sized train wreck. If not, at some point in 2017 I reckon I'll have a great 2 weeks going through the series from start to finish.

Blarkon is gonna tell you...

Posted February 4, 2014

(and by that I mean - Martin hasn't finished the books - so I reckon the chances of it ending elegantly are minimized. It might happen. But Galactica is a great example of a series that started wonderfully but was tied up on such a slipshod way that it's hard to want to go back and watch the series again from scratch (unlike say TNG which I've watched in its entirety maybe 10 times) (and which I own on VHS, DVD, and the first 5 seasons on Blu-Ray)

damian ducks in to say...

Posted February 4, 2014

I'm still all Game of What now?

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Brian swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted February 4, 2014

I'm with Or.....Blarkon on this. It's always been my habit of either renting or buying the box sets. Free to Air was always stuffing up the programming on StarTrek and Babylon 5, so I would wait and get and generally ignore any hype going on.

As to Foxtel. Looking at my IQ, I've got about 60 hours of doco's to watch . . .thats all I use it for. My son started recording Continuum, I deleted the lot as I know I'll be buying the set.

Looked into streaming. I'm in sufficiently motivated to go that route. Available content just doesn't do it for me.

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Stuart asserts...

Posted February 4, 2014

Personally my issue with the "wait until its out on DVD" strategy is I then miss out on the shared social experience. Your millage may vary. I also have no desire for a shelf full of shiny plastic disks.

I don't think that justifies torrenting it though. I was happy to purchase the last series on iTunes, largely from the impertus of Birmo's article on the subject.

On a related topic I've found this tool to be invaluable with quickly establishing where and when various media is available: http://www.canistream.it/

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JBtoo puts forth...

Posted February 4, 2014

I borrowed the first two series from the local library. Having read the books, I don't mind waiting and I'm to poor to pay and too luddite (and moral, of course) to torrent. I've had a lovely summer of viewing, catching up with Mad Men seasons I missed and the first season of Girls. I love my library.

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damian mutters...

Posted February 4, 2014

Testing... sigh: I fail, I can't post nothing, apparently. And after typing for a half hour too. So I was trying to post quite a bit of nothing.

My favorite iTunes movie purchase to date has been Bottleshock. Mostly because it's one of those low-profile movies we might not have come across otherwise... we found it browsing the iTunes store not long after movies became available there. We don't buy a lot of stuff there, we've probably bought more from the ABC Shop, but it's a bit compulsory to use it simply because we can.

NBlob ducks in to say...

Posted February 4, 2014

Et tu?

damian ducks in to say...

Posted February 4, 2014

Je me lance vers la gloire - OK?

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan mumbles...

Posted February 5, 2014

Tout le monde est un comédien.

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w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted February 5, 2014

This was droll news to me.

I was thinking of GoT and their challenges of generating revenue with product placement. But apparently, that doesn't mean fans can't drink a HBO licenced Game of Thrones beer while watching Game of Thrones. There is a beer series being produced by New York's Brewery Ommegang, in partnership with HBO. They have made 2 so far

Iron Throne Blonde Ale (Belgian pale ale, 6.5%)
"With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.”

Take the Black Stout (Belgian dark ale, 7%)
"Inspired by the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch, Take the Black Stout was made to be deep, dark and complex like those who have sworn the oath to defend Westeros against threats from the north. The label depicts the Weirwood tree where Jon Snow recited the oath before joining the Night’s Watch."

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Therbs is gonna tell you...

Posted February 5, 2014

W - those beer descriptions are wankdom writ large, thanks for sharing. But shouldn't the labels simply have shown a set of boobs?

w from brisbane is gonna tell you...

Posted February 5, 2014

I'm reminded of that story about Peter Ustinov doing a Q&A. The topic got around to Ustinov's performance as Nero in Quo Vadis.
Some bloke got up and said,
"Mr Ustinov, I saw Quo Vadis when I was a teenager. It is one of my most powerful film memories. But I have to say, the scene I remember most is Deborah Kerr, tied to a post, in a tight fitting diaphanous dress, the wind pressing that dress against her body. I was in the back seat of the cinema, frantically fiddling."

"Then I'm pleased there was at least one person who understood the movie." replied Ustinov.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan would have you know...

Posted February 5, 2014

Is "fiddling" a euphemism? And if it is, why would anyone admit fiddling in the back of a cinema while viewing Deborah Kerr tied to a pole?

Blarkon mumbles...

Posted February 5, 2014

Playing the trumpet, swinging the bat, walking the snake or just, you know, having a wank.

Paul_Nicholas_Boylan asserts...

Posted February 5, 2014

Oh. I was hoping for something more substantial.

w from brisbane has opinions thus...

Posted February 5, 2014

It was a brilliantly wrought classical allusion. As in, hey Nero (Peter Ustinov), you were not the only one having a fiddle (fiddling while Rome burns).
The chap was probably an Oxford man.

Risum teneatis, amici?

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Surtac mumbles...

Posted February 5, 2014

I'm still waiting for the dvd set of GoT season 3 to be out - the week after next I believe - so I'll be waiting a long time for S4. I'm definitely in the buy-the-media camp.

I won't be missing out on the social media aspects either. I've already read oll of the available books and I expect there'll be plenty of online analysis (eh Ms Clumsy?)

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