Winter is podcasting!
By Winter Is Coming on in General.

This was the site-related news I was teasing earlier. I’ve been invited to appear as a guest on an upcoming episode of the podcast Television Zombies. Television Zombies is a funny and irreverent podcast/blog that covers fantasy/sci-fi/cult TV shows. Tina, Chris, Jeff and Chuck have invited me to join them in an episode all about HBO’s Game of Thrones. I’m real excited as I’ve never been in a podcast before. Look for the episode to hit TVZ’s website the week of Christmas.


35 Comments

  1. shinyteapot
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Great news! Congrats on the invite and enjoy the experience :) If the show gets picked up you may well do more in future *cross fingers*.

    It's got to be a good sign that GoT is being discussed, hopefully the more people talk about it, the greater the chance that the series will go ahead.

  2. DNix7
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Very cool Winter! Now we can have a voice behind all our updates. Haha.

  3. Silverstar
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Give us all a shoutout, Winter ;)

  4. monnick8
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Fantastic news, Winter! Congrats and good luck on your first podcast. Can't wait to hear it!

  5. Knurk
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Congratulations Winter, looking forward to the podcast!

  6. Chris
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    We're excited to talk to you. I'm just finishing the Game of Thrones novel now in preparation for the podcast and I love it. I have plenty of questions about the themes, cast and locations, all sorts of fun stuff.

  7. The rabbit
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Congrats WiC!

  8. Ana Carolina
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Congrats WiC!

    And podcasting is amusing!

    I'll listen to soon!

  9. Marko
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Wow, great … looking forward to it very very much. Congratulations, it's a great opportunity to promote the show and this blog :) well done.

  10. Molda22
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Winter! So it looks like the winter is coming on screen sooner than we thought :))

  11. Jacob
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Very cool. I listen to TVZ every week and really enjoy the podcast.

  12. Jillian
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Congrats Winter! I've never listened to this before. I'll have to check it out.

  13. dholds
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Very exciting Winter. I'll look forward to listening!

  14. Caedes
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Truly deserved, Winter. Congratulations.

  15. SenorDingDong
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    Consider my calendar marked.

  16. sjwenings
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! I'll be sure to check it out.

  17. Scotty
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Will definitely check it out. Glad that there's a voice talking on behalf of fans, and not just a blogger. :)

  18. Paul Gude
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Nice! Looking forward to hearing!

  19. Lex
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    I predict WiC will have a manly, gravelly voice that sounds just like Batman in the Dark Knight.

  20. Adam Whitehead
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 10:46 pm | Permalink

    Recent pic of NCW from a Danish TV premiere, possibly with the lingering after-effects of his Jaime hair style and colouring?

    http://ekstrabladet.dk/flash/filmogtv/tv/article1266062.ece

  21. About Yea High
    Posted December 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    See, I was hoping more for a "Moe" from The Simpsons kind of thing.

    But soon we will all know.

    Yes… yes we will.

  22. JG
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 1:40 am | Permalink

    Good job Winter. Fully deserved!

  23. SA_Avenger
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 2:17 am | Permalink

    Grats, can't wait to hearing it

  24. Lauren
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    can't wait to listen! grats!

  25. PlainJane
    Posted December 10, 2009 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Maybe you guys saw this already, but I just heard that David Benioff and wife Amanda Peet are expecting another baby! Congrats!!!

  26. Mr. Mister
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Not super relevant news, since its a comedy not a drama, but it was just revealed that HBO will not be bringing back Flight of the Concordes for a third season.

  27. Dennis Brennan
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Be sure to post a download link.

  28. Blue
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Congrats, Winter! Can't wait to hear it!

  29. sjwenings
    Posted December 11, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    (Mr. Mister
    Not super relevant news, since its a comedy not a drama, but it was just revealed that HBO will not be bringing back Flight of the Concordes for a third season.)

    -No surprise there. The guys had problems coming up with the material for the second season, so a third didn't seem very likely.

  30. -1-
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Great. Give us a nudge or two right before it airs, will you?

  31. Adam Whitehead
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I hadn't noticed this before. In the comments Bear McCreary was asked about scoring the project (by one of us?) back in October and said he'd heard about the project and thinks it sounds very interesting but HBO wasn't beating down his door. He was also pleased that people had thought of him for the project and that might be useful if he decided to pursue it.

    http://www.bearmccreary.com/blog/?p=2818

    I also hadn't seen this, but IMDB was updated with a full credit list:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/fullcredits

    WTH? The pilot had SEVEN assistant directors. Hadn't heard that before.

  32. Adam Whitehead
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Additional news:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0340377/news

    Tom McCarthy is filming his next feature in February. If they want him back to kick off the filming of the regular series (assuming pick-up), that's another indication it won't begin straight away.

  33. WinterIsComing
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Adam: Nice finds. I wonder if they are going to be scoring the pilot now or waiting for a full series pickup before doing that?

    Also we still don't know if McCarthy is just directing the pilot or will be doing some or all of the remaining episodes. If it is the former his indie film shouldn't be a problem. Nice to see him finding more directing work though.

  34. invertebrae
    Posted December 12, 2009 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    @WiC + Adam

    I don't want to assume, but it's possible they may use placeholder music for much of the pilot.

    It's also possible McCarthy won't be involved in EP102, and that his work is more/less finished for now (not factoring in the possibility he is involved with reshoots for EP101 if they use most of the pilot footage).

    I wonder if, due to age and continuity, they don't reshoot EP101 entirely to start from a new ground zero, and to account for any recasting they intend to do for non-speaking, but critical characters like Tommen, etc.

    …ryan

  35. John
    Posted December 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Man, I'd be shocked if they reshot the entire pilot. If they want to recast Tommen, they'd have kept his shots to a minimum and just reshoot those, or just hope the audience doesn't mind the actor change, or just cut him in in post. (Actors with no lines can be green-screened into the background of shots without too much trouble, I imagine.)

    Seriously, I doubt HBO would throw away several million dollars of work to put a little extra polish on the first episode. They'd live with some minor inconsistencies/blemishes first.


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