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LOST is coming

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Well it has been 6 long and boring months since the finale of Season 4 of Lost aired and there is still a little bit more waiting to do. The good news is that a countdown to the next season is now worth commencing. In exactly 7 weeks from today, Lost Season 5 will premiere in the U.S.

The end of Season 4 was quite a cliffhanger, with some of the castaways escaping the island, the island itself “disappearing” and a major revelation concerning John Locke in the flash-forwards. With only two seasons left to go, presumably we will start to get some answers to the multitudes of questions that have arisen during the show. Questions such as: What exactly is the island? Who exactly are “the others”? Why doesn’t Richard age? What is the “monster”? Why did Charlie have to die? Why is Walt special, and why did the others let him leave? Why is Jack really such a pompous arsehole? What is the Dharma Initiative and the Hanso Foundation? Is there anyone more awesome than Locke?, but mostly, What the hell is the show about? Okay so that is a lot of questions, and hopefully we will start getting some answers.

To whet your appetite check out the Season 5 trailer the official Lost website.

Also it seems ABC will be releasing a series of sneak previews for the first episode, with the first one also available at the Lost website. It seems someone knows the truth about Kate and baby Aaron’s “relationship”, and wants to reveal it. My bet is on Charles Widmore, but hey I wouldn’t put it past Ben Linus as part of his sneaky scheming.

Anyway, remember to check out the previews and get excited.

A Game of Thrones pilot a go!

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The latest news on the television series adaptation of A Game of Thrones has been announced by George R. R. Martin on his website. And what great news it is: HBO have given the go ahead for a pilot to produced. As always the production of a whole season depends on how well the pilot goes. So to quote the great man himself, “let’s all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.” 

Here is the link to the official announcement from George himself:

http://grrm.livejournal.com/58155.html

Written by Dale Weber

Monday, 17 November, 2008 at 5:30 pm

A Game of Thrones a step closer to hitting television screens

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While this is a couple weeks late it still deserves a big mention. A Game of Thrones, the first novel in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, has moved a step close to appearing on a television screen near you. According to Martin’s Not-A-Blog, HBO have purchased the rights to A Game of Thrones, and this means that we could POSSIBLY see the book turned into a television series. Information from a variety of sources on the web suggests that if this adaptation does come to fruition that we will see the whole series on TV screens with each novel covering one season. As A Song of Ice and Fire will eventually comprise seven novels (George is currently writing the fifth one), this means that we will have seven whole seasons to enjoy!

As George is quick to point out in his announcement, just because HBO now own the option to the novel does not mean that it will actually happen, and that we should not get excited. But how could you not? A Song of Ice and Fire is an absolutely fantastic series and while screen adaptations of books should often be viewed with trepidation, HBO has produced some really great television including The Sopranos, enough said. So lets all cross fingers that everything works out and hopefully before to long we will see the Starks, the Lannisters, the Targaryens, and all the other brilliant characters of ASOIAF (especially The Hound) on our screens.

For more info check out Martin’s website at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/

Written by Dale Weber

Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 at 8:32 pm