VoK 87: GoT s4e2 The Lion & The Rose Review, DragonCast Editions


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This week the Vassals are invited to King Joffery and Queen Margery’s Wedding feast, long may they reign. Ungrateful guests they are,they critique the table decorations, the food and the entertainment. HBO’s Game of Throne Season 4 Episode 2 “The Lion and the Rose” Directed by Alex Graves and written by GRRM.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and the Dunk and Egg novellas, as well  as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones. It does not cover published spoiler chapters for The Winds of Winter.

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Edited by Vikram (fortytwo)
Hosts: Alias, Asha Greatjoy, clauidusthefool, MockingBird, easttexasdirewolf , BarrelRoll42 and Fortytwo.
Joffery Tribute Background score is Silent Partner’s Every Step
Outro Music is Mark Neil’s 11_strANGE_Ls

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VoK 86: WolfCast Review – GoT s4e2 – The Lion & The Rose


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Welcome to the WolfCast review of Game of Thrones s4e2 aka The Lion and The Rose aka The Purple Wedding. In this episode grievous harm is done to inanimate objects; Shellfish gives us his Vogue Westeros report on Bridal Fashions; Nadia flips all sorts of Pakistani tables when Jaime doesn’t don a gauntlet; Imogen.OB  asks whether the show has done a disservice to its female characters; Aiwendil asks whether there has ever been a good father in Westeros; and Bina007 gives everybody abandonment issues.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series and the Dunk and Egg novellas, as well  as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones. It does not cover published spoiler chapters for The Winds of Winter.

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VoK 85: “The Lion and the Rose” (S04E02) Review [KrakenKast]


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THE KRAKEN RISES …a week late, and a tentacle short, but still. Aussie & Asia-Pacific vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Jessica (jesicka309), Tony (The Reader), and Bing (Shoeshiner) review the second episode of Game of Thrones’ fourth season, entitled “The Lion and the Rose.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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KrakenKastKrakenKast records every Tuesday at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 84: GoT S4E1 Two Swords Review, DragonCast Edition


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In this Inaugural DragonCast edition the crew review HBO’s Game of Throne Season 4 Episode 1 “Two Swords” Directed by DB Weiss, written by Benioff and Weiss. Vikram (Fortytwo) is joined by Zach(Alias), Michal(inkasrain), Shane(EastTexasDirewolf), Paul(Pod’s Plight), Michael(LordPrims) and Greg(claudiusthefool).

Credits:
Edited by Vikram (Fortytwo)
Manwoody Tribute Background Music is John Deley’s Busted
Outro Music is Mark Neil’s 11_strANGE_Ls

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VoK 83: Ender’s Game (Book Series)


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The Vassals don their flash suits and enter the Battle Room to discuss Ender’s Game, the first novel in Orson Scott Card’s popular science fiction series. Michael (Lord Prism), Greg (Claudius the Fool), and Zach (Alias) delve into why they enjoy this story so much and the various philosophical questions that it evokes. Topics include whether or not the story can be described as a “children’s book”, the futuristic world of Ender’s Game, bullying, the true meaning of the book’s title, and much more.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)
Music from the film Ender’s Game, composed by Steve Jablonsky

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Essay on Ender’s Game, analyzed with Queer Theory

VoK 82: WolfCast Review – GoT s4e1 – Two Swords


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Vassals of Kingsgrave will be providing not one but two, count ‘em, two review episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4 per week, sharing the views of our podcasters on both sides of the Atlantic.  The series’ kicks off with Wolfcast – our European and Asia-Pac hosts’  take on episode 1, Two Swords, in which we discuss how it’s not cool to melt the family sword; how far we’d go for a piece of chicken; and giant He-Man hands.

Podcasters: Bina007, Nadia, Shellfish (Peter), Saad164 (Saad), Aiwendil (Alix), BarrelRoll42 (Jon), Regula Roone (Seif).

Credits:
Edited by Bina007.

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VOK 81: Lord of the Rings Re-Read 7 – The Destruction of the Ring


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The epic Vassals quest to destroy the One Ring finally reaches Mordor as we complete Book Five and begin Book Six of Tolkien’s fantasy epic Lord of the Rings.  Join Bina007, Shellfish (Peter), Nadia, Whiteraven (Brett), Middlecylone (Amanda) and Teddard (Eddie) as they discuss how culpable Gandalf is; Breomer’s poor swordsmanship, and the general awesomeness of Sam as we journey to the Field of Cormallen.

Please note that this episode contains spoilers for Lord of the Rings and incidentally other parts of the Tolkien oeuvre as well as George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Intro;  3m: Book Five Chapter Eight: The Houses of Healing; 17m: Chapter Nine: The Last Debate; 32m Chapter Ten: The Black Gate Opens;   44m Book Six Chapter One: The Tower of Cirith Ungol; 56m: Chapter Two:  The Land of Shadow; 61m: Chapter Three: Mount Doom; 80m:  Chapter Four: The Field of Cormallen; 90m: Outro; 96m Aftershow.

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Edited by Bina007

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