VoK 334: Welcome to ‘Westworld’ (HBO)


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Disclaimer: No spoilers as we know very little about the show and we promise HBO did not pay us to do this (but we are willing to accept offers in future)!

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) and Ryan (Tremprod) discuss the upcoming HBO adaptation of the Michael Crichton 1973 Movie, ‘Westworld’; already lauded by critics and boasting a stellar A-List cast and crew, including Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Jonathan Nolan.

Critics and HBO anticipate (and hope) it will be ‘the next Game of Thrones’ but will that help or hinder the show?

The hosts ponder that very question, along with whether the show will make a splash with viewing figures or underperform, talk fun facts about the cast, and have an exciting (teaser) announcement for VoK fans.

Running Time: 00:29:52
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Promotional Poster for ‘Westworld’ (HBO / Sky Atlantic)

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VoK 333: The Great Linear ASOIAF Re-read Part 25 aka Invidious Choices


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The Vassals continue their linear re-read of George R R Martin’s epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire, which chapters covering the week of 7th August 299. In Davos, Stannis takes Storms End; in Cat 5, she arrives back at Riverrun to a foolish brother and feverish father; in Tyrion 10, he tries to get Shae into the castle; and in Theon 4, he fakes the deaths of Bran and Rickon.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF. The aftershow begins at 1 hr 50m and at 2 hr 7m, there’s a spoiler-filled discussion of The Night Of.

Your hosts are Bina007, DrownedSnow/Adam, Nadia; SerDinnerRoll/Small Paul; Shadowbaby/Hannah; SJLee/Steven and Varley/Matt. The artwork is from the A Podcast Of Ice and Fire drawing project, and is Davos 2 drawn by A Podcast of Ice and Fire host, Kyle. The music extract is by Alpine Universe and is available to purchase on iTunes.

For listeners playing along at home, the next episode will be hosted by Adam, and will cover events from the week of 15th August 299, and chapters Cat 6, Arya 9, Dany 3 and Dany 4 – The House of the Undying.

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VOK332: Jon Snow is Harry Potter aka The Great ASOIAF Linear Re-read Episode 24


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The epic linear re-read of A Song Of Ice and Fire ponders time as the vassals cover Theon 3, Jon 4, Jon 5 and Bran 6 – Theon’s oratory skills on the Stony Shore, arrival at the Fist of the First Men, Ghosts discovery of the cashe and Bran and Theon becomes bros.

Hosts: Peter, Tanja, Alix, Nadia, Alexi, Michael and Patrick.

The aftershow begins at 1 hr 12mins and is of course VERY interesting.

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire but does not give Game of Thrones show spoilers.

Editor: Patrick

Picture  was fond on Reddit.

Music: Alpine Univers: A Song of Ice and Fire

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VoK 331: Mad Max [1979] (Fan Commentary)


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Do you remember the Nightrider? The vassals set their tires to the blood-scorched roads of dystopian Australia. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), and Matt (Varley) as they discuss George Miller’s 1979 cult action film Mad Max.

Warning: Contains spoilers for the Mad Max film series

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio Clips owned by Roadshow Entertainment

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VOK 330: Comic Book Club – Starman


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In the latest* meeting of The Secret Book Club, The Vassals (Scott, Thomas, Greg and Shane) discuss James Robinson and Tony Harris’ Starman.
 
Robinson’s seminal tale of Jack Knight, the reluctant heir of the Starman legacy, forces the Vassals to debate what it means to be a hero, are there corner kids in Opal City and when is a t shirt not just a t shirt?
 
 
Starman (Volume 2) Omnibus Vol 1
collects STARMAN #0-16, originally published by DC Comics from 1994 to 2001
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Tony Harris, others
 
Edited by: FTWard
 
Art: Tony Harris
 
Music:
“Starman” Writen by David Bowie
Performed by Katie Ferrara @katieferrara
 
“Turn Off the Lights” Writen by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff
Performed by Teddy Pendergrass
 
After Show 2:03
Swamp Thing 2:23

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VoK 329: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Special Rehearsal Edition Review)


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Beware of Spoilers, The following podcast discusses spoilers for all published books in the Harry Potter Series

After the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, many fans had mixed reactions to the “8th Story”, and VoK also had mixed feelings, we will explain why in this 2 hour podcast.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) hosts and is joined by Nadia (Nadia), Kevin (Gaiden) and Ryan (Tremprod) as they discuss, review and summarise each act of the 2 part (5 – 6 hour Play; 325 page Script).

Also featured:
-Unauthorised Harry Potter sensation: The Harry Potter Musical trilogy and possible influence on Cursed Child (?)
-Albus and Scorpius: An (un)subtle love story?
-Harry Potter fandom and Midnight release parties.
-Hype for Fantastic Beasts.
-Will we ever get a DVD recording of the stage show?

Running Time: 02:08:50
CREDITS:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

References:
Image of London Cast from “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” (Image we were deprived of in script book).

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VOK 328: Tolkien Trivia Part 2 – Don’t Be a Gorbag!


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Join the Vassals for Round 2 (of 100?) of the fun and fact-filled Tolkien Trivia Night!  Contestants Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (Varley), Shane (Easttexasdirewolf), Alex (LuckyCharms) & Paul (SerDinnerRoll) vie for dominance with scorekeeper & rules enforcer Nadia and host and reigning champion Greg (claudiusthefool).

Join us for a future Tolkien Trivia Night on the Podcast of Ice & Fire Forums

Edited by Greg

Intro music: Ren & Stimpy Big Show Theme
Aftershow Interlude: The Lords of the Rhymes

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