House Gatewatch has come a long way. So long, in fact, that we can now gaze a full three years into the past and relive the magical moments of following the production of our favourite TV series. For those new to castle Wyknett, this is the opportunity to gather ’round and listen to the tales of old. We have always supported the bottom.
It was February 2009, and Winter was the lone (dire)wolf in his blustery abode, bringing us the latest new and rumours. A harsh month, that was, with little or no word from David & Dan concerning the pilot. So starved of news were we that this line from George deserved a full-fledged post of its own:
I traded some messages regarding developments on the HBO pilot …
There were specks of bright light, however, and some grew to become roaring flames, though we could not have been sure yet. It was then that we heard the first rumour of Dinklage being in talks with HBO! Another, even bigger highlight at the moment was the pilot script leaking publicly to the web. Winter, Mrs Winter, Tower of the Hand and our reader Brude had all reviewed the script before, but now was the first time everyone was able to read it and form their opinion. Winter speculated on the cross-marketing power of A Dance with Dragons being published while Game of Thrones was in creation. Our musings were spot on – if anything, the buzz was underestimated – we were only off with regard to the publication date. Another interesting discussion surrounded the question of how long the series will last. We were cautiously optimistic back then. Today, I do not think there is still one third of us who believe there won’t be more than two season of Thrones on air!
Hear Me Roar: This new series of posts is expected to be published on a more or less regular monthly basis. I hope you will like these trips down the memory lane with us! What are your personal favourite memories of that month three years ago?