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Amph Netflix's "The Witcher" (based on book series)

Discussion in 'Community' started by heels1785 , Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Jordan1Kenobi

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    Don’t worry, I’m not one of those people. Triss is a character I hold very near to my heart, so I had a very clear picture in my head of what I would’ve liked to see. But I’ve been proven wrong before with casting I was sceptical about.
     
  2. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    FTFY. ;) The game didn't get Triss quite right, either...
     
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  3. Ramza

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    Honestly I'm so bad at remembering what characters are supposed to look like in books that they could cast basically anyone for anything and I'd have to believe them. "Was Dijkstra always a two-foot tall penguin? Huh, totally forgot about that. Oh well."

    Edit: Now I'm just imagining a penguin waddling around orchestrating schemes together with Philippa and you know what? Go for it.
     
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  4. Ender Sai

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    The game ****ed his name so badly. It's not "Deekstra", it's "Dyk-stra". It's a bloody Dutch name, not some sort of... whatever that was.

    Savages.
     
  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    "Deekstra" is basically the Polish pronunciation if you forget to put a bit of oomph on the j's sound.
     
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  6. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Polish people are racist to the Dutch?

    Remind me to ram my Polish-Australian friend off track next time we play F1 2018.
     
  7. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I hope the series is witching enough.
     
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  8. dp4m

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  9. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    SO i found this thread. On The Witcher netflix reddit page comes info almost everyday if anyone's intrested.
     
  10. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So no one's been posting her since my last pot i tought i share a little as The Witcher is one my favorite genres.
    We get a logo for the Witcher series.



    It's getting released in december with a possible teaser soon and a trailer by setember.



    We already have our very first look at Ciri and dryads in the forest of Brokilon.



    Also in old news if not everyone has been paying attention, Mahesh Jadu to play the main villain of the show.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/netflixwitcher/comments/bb5pve/mahesh_jadu_confirmed_as_part_of_the_cas/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x

    Also lastly the writing of Season two is already underway and be doing season 1 promotion soon.

     
  11. ZanderSolo

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  12. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Dear PCGamer,

    Geralt only uses two swords in the games, not the books, so I estimate that second sword is arriving never. :p

    Love,
    Ramza
     
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  13. solojones

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    Henry Cavill looks lovely. Also, lovely as Geralt :p
     
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  14. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I loved the looks of Henry Cavill as The Witcher, his posture, his costume and how he feels and looks. It aslo looks familiar with posters of game Geralt.=P~
    Yennefer looks striking wither her costume and her posture with a dagger in hand.[face_batting]
    Cririlla looks almost elvish in her skin and posture. She's my favorite love her.[face_love]
     
  15. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I hope this can finally cure get Henry Cavill of the Snyder plague. Positively witching!
     
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  16. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    Yeah he's a good actor who's been stuck in a series of bad films.
     
  17. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    Actually, he does use two swords in the books, but the silver one is kept carefully wrapped up at his saddle/wherever he’s staying. It’s too precious and expensive to risk bashing it in day to day life. ;)

    Anyway, my immediate gut reaction to the first official pictures was cautious excitement, rather than worry or disappointment, so that’s good.

    Things I like:

    - Geralt overall. The hair looks much better than the first screen test. The costume looks good and I like the eyes - clearly vertical slits, but not cartoony-looking (hope they make use of showing how his pupils dilate and contract).
    - The logo. Love the wolf/swallow/star combination. [face_love]
    - Yennefer’s violet eyes and costume.

    Things I don’t like:

    - Yennefer’s hair. It’s supposed to be a rich, wild mane of curly locks, not these puny few strands... :(
    - Yennefer still looks way too young. I’m not getting the sense of power and timelessness that she displays in the books. I understand a lot of this will come down to acting, but so far I’m not filled with much optimism on this front...

    Things I wish were better, but I can live with:

    - Ciri. She looks fine (as far as I can tell they gave her green eyes, which is good), but she seems a bit too old. She starts the novels as 12-13 year old and ends as 15-16 - and in the Sword of Destiny where she meets Geralt for the first time, she’s supposed to be around 9-10. And it doesn’t look like they got a child actress to play her as a child, so I’m curious as to how they handle that particular story.
    - Geralt’s medallion. A different take, not what I was expecting, but not a dealbreaker for me.

    Can’t see Yen’s star properly, so withholding opinion on that.

    Obviously, the pictures are clearly promo shots, so things might look a bit differently in the actual show.
     
  18. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I haven't played the games or read the books, so my judgements are purely based on what looks neato :p Yennefer still looks young to me, too.
     
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  19. Ramza

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    I really need to do a reread at some point.
     
  20. Ezio Skywalker

    Ezio Skywalker Jedi Master star 4

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    Wait, really? I've read those stories years ago, but I don't remember if Geralt had one sword or two. I do think that the two swords thing from the games is neat, though.
     
  21. Mar17swgirl

    Mar17swgirl Chosen One star 7

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    He has two swords. Regular steel one and a silver one for monsters that are susceptible to silver. He just doesn’t wear them both all the time like in the game.
     
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  22. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Actually after some quick term searches it seems he had them both on his person in the latest book but not in earlier books so not even Sapkowski seems to always get this right. :p
     
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  23. Fredrik Vallestrand

    Fredrik Vallestrand Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm just beyond hyped for this. I just finnish listening to the audiobooks and i just love the witcher and this world all the more. I play the witcher games regulary. They going to comic con. Hopefully a teaser for us to get more hyped up on.
     
  24. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    In-universe, that is one of the earliest stories.
    .... plus he can't keep track of his own dating system. The dating of his latest novel as well as the dating of the games are the "How long is a SSD ?" of the Witcher universe.
     
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  25. Ramza

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    But the horse thing is right there in “The Witcher” and I think Storm is set after the entire Last Wish collection? Maybe?
     
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