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  1. Could be she took a hiatus for real life stuff. I don't know how old she is but it's not unusual for women in show biz to take some time off to have kids. Oh, I know, they were absolutely awesome! Rosamund hit the ball out of the park, and Barney was so great. He seems to already have Mat down pat, the way he even slumped in his chair as he read his line. Could totally see him as Mat. Plus there were the other nuggets, like seeing Michael McElhannon at the table. And then the black woman with the braids turns out to be Nanna Agyei Ampadu, and it has been suggested that the guy with the white hair and beard is Stuart Graham.
  2. The nightmares will great to see if they can make them truly frighten-you-to-death scenes. Eeew, really? I would have to close my eyes for that one, although it's not like there won't be plenty of other scenes that I will not be able to watch. Oh, I hope they DO NOT show Sevanna and her cronies tearing that other Wise One to pieces. (No Shaido at all would be fine with me.) Not to mention the surprise on the boys' faces when they see an Aes Sedai dancing! All of these, definitely!
  3. That is one of my favorite scenes! And then being saved and reunited with Lan. Chokes me up every time. But I hope in the show she is not so stubborn about allowing her happiness to show. Being reunited with the love of your life is no time to be stoic--giggle all you want to! I love me some awesome Mat! If they combine the two brothers into one character I will be so sad because then we won't have this scene. LOL! That would be priceless! I'm sure they'll show it, especially since Rafe said he wants to expand Logain's role. So many little things like that are part of what makes this series such a joy to read. I don't think I go more than two chapters in any book without smiling or chuckling at something. Credits are a big deal! Look how iconic some have become like Star Wars (not suggesting WoT opening will even come close to that) and GoT. Those give me goosebumps. And then there is the theme to Harry Potter that almost everyone recognizes whether they're a fan or not. We hope WoT will be an epic show--it's music needs to be too. Rand cleansing the power is a big one for me, and the battle in the borderlands where he just pretty much wipes out all the trollocs single handedly. I can never remember where it is but it's in either The Gathering Storm or Towers of Midnight. I'm sure someone can refresh my memory. ☺️ Rand falling into the palace gardens in Caemlyn. Someone said Perrin forging an axe--that would be awesome. Just to see him in his element. Egwene becoming the Flame of Tar Valon during Tarmon Gaidan right before she dies!
  4. My guess and my hope is Thom. I haven't seen him in anything else than GoT and Chernobyl, but a friend of mine described him this way: " McElhatton is famous for 'speaking with his eyes,' he's expert at the sidelong glance, the slightly raised eyebrow, the skeptical but always understated body language--in other words, no matter who he's playing, you just know that the character knows a very great deal more than he's saying or telling." That just sounds perfect for Thom, and according to IMDB he is also known for his voice. No idea if he can sing or not. Also, any other male roles in episodes 1 and 2 are small parts, so thinking he wouldn't go for that.
  5. Karen Valentine Hendry, who is the casting director, has an excellent reputation in the industry, so I'm trusting her to cast well. I would imagine they got input from Harriet and Brandon on casting as well. Your comparison of Josha to Hayden-as-Anakin is worrying. He really was bad. I was always amazed they casted him. Anyway, I'll have to watch more of his clips to see if I agree with your assessment. Have you ever watched Nae'blis on You Tube? He watched all the movies that Josha and Marcus did, and he is optimistic. I am not at familiar with any of Rafe's work because the stuff he has done in the past is just not my cup of tea, but we do know he is a huge fan of WoT, so I that gives me some degree of confidence. Not to mention the consultants they have on board, Harriet and Brandon of course, Sarah Nakamura (who says she's read the series 30 times and whom Rafe has been unable to stump her even once with questions of details from the books), and Bryan Cogman, who wrote some of the best episodes of GoT. I am very excited about Nick Dudman being on board. For those of who don't know his work, his is best known for Harry Potter and Star Wars, Penny Dreadful and the Joker in Batman. There was a post on FB (which has since been removed) by someone who has a friend who is supposedly an extra for WoT. This person said they are using prosthetics for the trollocs, which is true, is exciting indeed! I think prosthetics would be far preferable to CGI for the trollocs, and why have someone as good as Dudman if they're gonna use CGI for all the shadow spawn. Karen Goulakes has done some amazing visual effects work, The Day after Tomorrow for one. I am not concerned that she hasn't done anything recently. I think we'll see some awesome visual effects with her in charge, especially when it comes to battles with the Power. Rafe has said he wants the weaving of the One Power to look something like the magic in Dr. Strange, and although I couldn't find anything she's done like that, at least it has been done so it gives me great hope it won't be cheesy. Maybe they'll hire Thomas Wright as a visual effects consultant to help with that. Isis Mussenden has won awards for her costuming. I would imagine WoT would be a costumers dream job! I think we have lots of reasons to be optimistic!
  6. I would like to ask Rafe, So what if Rand is in love with three women and they all love him? It's NOT polygamy because he doesn't marry them. Supposedly he's all for polyamorous relationships, so leave them be. And if they're so worried about people being offended by polygamy, does that mean they will do away with it among the Aiel? And the idea that Jordan hinted at Elayne and Aviendha being romantically involved is absolutely ABSURD. They become first sisters, which would make that akin to incest! Now that's offensive!
  7. LMAO!! The last time he just asked for people to submit questions about Rosamund Pike. If he makes it that narrow, it won't leave much room for other news. I know production companies like to keep as much under wraps as possible, but I think it's time for Amazon to throw us a couple more bones!
  8. Half the books are exposition! or at least it feels that way.
  9. Totally agree about Moiraine. There's no way they're going to have her out of the story for 3 seasons or thereabouts. Which of course will mean they will have to create a whole lot of story arc for her that doesn't exist. I see her taking the place of some of the other sisters, such as the ones in Ebou Dar who are supposed to assist Elayne and Nyaneave. I'd say Siuan already has a pretty big role with the rebel Aes Sedai. Would definitely like to see more of Elyas! Anyway, the show writers know the endings for all the characters, so every change they make can be made with that in mind, instead of having to force the characters to fit the end of the story.
  10. Your point is well made, and I think all of us felt that to some degree, some more than others. But part of the problem was that the show outpaced the source material. Another problem was that D&D just apparently decided they could write the characters better than Martin did. As they were quoted saying, they did something because creatively to them it made sense, not because it made sense in the context of the larger story. With WoT, the entire series has been written, so no worries about running out of source material. And who's to say that Rafe Judkins will do the same thing that D&D did? Of course there will be changes made, but is there some reason that they will be so large that as you say : I'm not saying you're wrong, just that I haven't heard enough to believe it will necessarily the case. Is there something specific on which you are basing your judgement?
  11. Given they are set to start filming in Sept or Oct (forget), I'm expecting to start being bombarded with casting news VERY SOON NOW! Or at least I certainly hope so. It's like announcing Pike was a tease, and now they're keeping the others secret.
  12. So of the two options, you seem to be more in favor of dropping the Seafolk? I think they are an interesting culture the would be better expanded than dropped. Not to mention, for those who are concerned about ethnic diversity, they would all be very dark skinned. If they dropped the Bowl of the Winds they would have to come up with another way of dealing with the weather. Fixing the weather is important. It is the second time the Dark One used weather as a means to harm the world, and both times he was eventually his attempts were overcome.
  13. Yeah, but how cool would it be if he could? I would imagine the casing director would be like "how much do you want?" He's quite talented indeed.
  14. Well, I'll be darned! Not bad. ? Quite good actually, and he plays the piano as well! Now if he can just play the flute and the harp... Check out this fan casting site. Someone actually chose Rosamund Pike for Moiraine! https://www.mycast.io/stories/the-wheel-of-time
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