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Game Of Thrones Book Club | The Season Five Trailer

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The Game of Thrones season five trailer is here, and Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Terri Schwartz (@terri_schwartz) are just getting started talking about it here on the latest episode of the Game of Thrones Book Club — the Post Show Recaps podcast hosted by readers of George R.R. Martin’s books, for readers of George R.R. Martin’s books.

(In other words, SPOILERS in this podcast for anyone who only watches the show.)

In this episode, Josh and Terri talk about their take on HBO’s first look at season five, what they liked about the trailer and what they’re worried won’t make the show, as well as the whole experience of seeing the final two season four episodes (“The Watchers on the Wall” and “The Children”) in IMAX. Plus, Terri tells stories of her recent interview with Sansa Stark actress Sophie Turner, and what one enigmatic clue from the chat might mean for Sansa in season five.

Josh and Terri also briefly discuss Telltale’s Game of Thrones video game series, as well as recent reports that George R.R. Martin will not release “The Winds of Winter” in 2015 — reports that both Josh and Terri consider greatly exaggerated.

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  • Chlsea_1905

    Well this is a nice surprise!

  • Yay Book Club! I’ll pray to the old gods that WoW gets a 2015 release. I’ll pray to the Seven that GoT5 will be great and not have too many ridiculous book departures just yet (some are fine). I’ll pray to R’Hllor that I don’t make a sucky decision and kill the Forresters on the Telltale Game. I’ll pray to the Drowned God for another Book Club before season 5.

    This is really the most definitive method yet of determining who the strongest god is.

  • StephenDrabek

    Here is how I like to view the changes:

    If you want to think of GoT/ASoIaF as a video game, the tv series is the story on Medium mode, and the book is the story on Hard Mode. There’s more characters, more sub-plots, deeper plotting and backstory. The show condenses some characters, cuts others entirely, and makes shortcuts as demanded by the limited time and budget. Both versions are playable and enjoyable. And also, the changes help ensure that not everything in the book will be spoiled for us. Aegon is out, but he’s still a major presence in the book and will have to be dealt with, and even after seeing season 5 (or 6) we will still have NO IDEA how it happens.

    I’m also hearing whispers that Sansa could possibly take the Lady Stoneheart role which, not gonna lie, is something I think I could absolutely be on-board with.

    • Josh Wigler

      Love this.

      • Terri Schwartz


        • Brendan Fitzpatrick

          Thirded. I could not have said that better myself. Well done.

  • Brendan Fitzpatrick

    This is the best way to remember that you have to treat the book and the show as two seperate entities.
    Me: I was listening to the book club podcast and they were talking about Jon, and then I remembered that both Grenn and Pyp died in episode 9 last season, and it really bummed me out.
    Roommate: Who?

    Point being. They’re just “Jon’s Bro’s” to a general, tv watching audience. They mean more and we remember their names easier, cause we are book readers, but without the books, the majority of tv watchers, have too much data to already remember, that they don’t have room to retain their names.

  • susan appleby

    In other news, the actor that played the Mountain broke a 1000 year strength record. He’s goal is to be the strongest man in the world.
    He’s a scary guy.

  • Kimberly Bryant

    Hi Terri,

    I am a listener in Tokyo. Hope you have a great time here on your holiday! Good luck finding Game of Thrones Swag though. I don’t think the show has been translated into Japanese yet

  • Yay! Another episode – going to listen now!

  • TeePee77

    I might have missed it when you were talking about the new Terminator movie, but did you mention that GoT has two Sara Conners now?