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VoK 544: KrakenCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



THE KRAKEN ENDS?! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin) review the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Iron Throne.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Goodbye of Thrones” by jed o’white hart
Hey There Cthulhu” by Eben Brooks

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That concludes KrakenCast for this season of Game of Thrones and possibly forever. Thank you to all of our hosts, listeners, and commenters.

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger!

VoK 540: KrakenCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)



THE KRAKEN BURNS! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin) review the fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Bells.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Misty Mountains Cold” by Tay Zonday
“What is Hype May Never Die” by Beyond Repair

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KCKrakenCast records Tuesdays at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 539: KrakenCast – “The Last of the Starks” (S08E04 Review)



THE KRAKEN KILLS! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh) and Abby (DaceyMormont) review the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Last of the Starks.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 538: KrakenCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


This episode got a little lost on its way through the Weirwood Net, but better late than never! Join David (davidhhh), Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Bing (Shoeshiner), Neil (Valyrian Neil), Abby (DaceyMormont), and briefly Dana (Taindana) as we review and discuss the massive battle of a third episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “The Long Night”, along with lots of speculation as to how George may do things differently in the books.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Davidhhh

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This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 530: KrakenCast – “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” (S08E02 Review)


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G’day. Turn on your listening ears for the Krakencast review of “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, the second episode of Game of Throne’s final season. This episode features Bing (Shoeshiner), David (davidhhh) and Sarah (Lady Weaver).

Credits:
Edited by Lady Weaver

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VoK 528: Star Trek – Discovery (CBS series) – Season 2


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Join Bina, Marie/Nymeria, Jock and, in a mirror-podcast, DavidHHH and Dana/Taindana, for their discussion of Discovery Season Two and unabashed Dreamy Captain Pike shipping.

  • Expectations for season 2 (0m)
  • Lemoncake Ratings (8m)
  • Themes –
    • AI (11m)
    • Security vs the Rule of Law (16m30s)
    • Time Travel vs Free Will (25m 30s)
    • Family relationships
      • Spock and Burnham (34m)
      • Stamets and Culber (43m)
      • Ash and L’rel (50m)
      • The family that is Discovery (56m)
    • Religion vs Science (1hr 1m)
    • Environmental Degradation (1hr 7m 30s)
  • Characters
    • Reno (1hr 11m)
    • Saru (1hr 16m)
    • Pike (1hr 19m)
    • Number One (1hr 22m)
    • In Memoriam (1hr 25m)
  • Expectations for season 3 (1hr 31m)

Spoilers for all things Trek.

Music credit – Star Trek Discovery Main Theme and Torpedo sound effect.

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VoK 526: Krakencast – “Winterfell” (S08E01 Review)



The Krakenless Krakencast! Join honourary krakens David (davidhhh), Bing (Shoeshiner), and Neil (Valyrian Neil) as we review and discuss the premiere episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “Winterfell”, and maybe a few tinfoil theories. Trueborn krakens Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana) pop in briefly to give their blessing and laugh with us.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Editor: David

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VoK 515: Fire & Blood ReRead (Part 1)




Join the vassals Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Sara (DrBlood), Nadia, Michal (inkasrain), Matt (blu3arm0r), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), David (davidhhh), and Varley as they delve into the monstrous amount of info gleaned from George RR Martin’s newest book, Fire and Blood. Put on your tinfoil hats and prep for some crazy theories and dry historical discussion as they move on through.

Credits:
Edited by Paul (SerDinnerRoll)

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VoK 495: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu series) – Season 2



Praise be! The Vassals have delivered us a blessed review of the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Join Michal (inkasrain), Stephanie (gsdg), David (davidhhh), Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (Varley), and Adam (drownedsnow) for  a sermon on female agency, radicalisation, systems of oppression, and symbolic wolves. Under his eye…

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Music from Malia J and Goldfrapp

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VoK 492: Avengers – Infinity War [2018] (Review)



Follow along for a podcast of epic length as the Vassals discussion the biggest movie of 2018 and something that took 10 years of Marvel movies to deliver.

Hosts: Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana), Matt (Blu3arm0r), Leigh (ChaoticNeutral1882), Jock (Munrojock2), David (davidhhh), and James (Queen James).

Edited by Jock

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VoK 490: Sense8 (Netflix series) – Series Finale


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The Vassals bid a fond farewell to the Netflix series Sense8 as we review the series finale. Join David (davidhhh), Marie (Nymeria), Hannah (Shadowbaby), Matt (blu3arm0r), Jock (munrojock2), James (QueenJames) as we discuss our love for this show and how much we’ll miss it… and orgies, polyamory, and rainbow sex toys too. After all, this IS VoK!
The aftershow hilarity starts at 1:58:36.

Music credits: Depeche Mode – I Feel You; Magnetic Fields feat Xoe Wise – Nothing Matters When We’re Dancing (Sense8 Remix)
Edited by davidhhh

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VoK 486: Cersei See-Saw aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 75)


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Join our small but perfectly formed podcast crew for the next instalment in our epic linear reread. This episode is hosted by Bina007, Tye/Enigmas, Zander/The Lord Baron, Hannah/Shadowbaby and DavidHHH. We cover Dany 4 from Dance (2m), Cersei 5 from Feast (28m) and Jaime 3 from Feast (58m) – which all takes place from March 21st to March 23rd 300 AL. The aftershow begins at 1hr45m.

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the ASOIAF series but not for the TV show Game of Thrones. And for those following along at home the next episode of the re-read will be hosted by Marie/Nymeria and will cover Alayne 1/Sansa 2 and Brienne 4 from Feast and Bran 3 from Dance.

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VoK 481: Class of the Titans aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 72)


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Join Adam/DrownedSnow, DavidHHH, Hannah/Shadowbaby, James/QueenJames, Jock/MunroJock, Sarah/LadyWeaver and Zander/The Lord Baron, as they continue the epic reread. In this episode they discuss events of the 1st and 2nd March 300 AL.  They begin, at 2m in, with Arya 1 from Feast, wherein Arya enters the temple of the many-faced god. They continue at 37m with Tyrion 3 from Dance wherein Tyrion and Illyrio come across the Shy Maid. At 1hr 11m they move to Sam 2 from Feast, in which Aemon reveals Jon’s ruse.

The podcast contains spoilers for all published works in ASOIAF but not for TWOW preview chapters unless clearly signposted, and not for Game of Thrones.

For those following along at home the next reread will be hosted by Bina and will cover Arya 2 from Feast, Jon 4 from Dance and Davos 3 from Dance.

Episode edited by Bina007

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VoK 466: Doctor Who (BBC One series) – Season 10



Join hosts David (davidhhh), Jock (Munrojock2), Marie (Nymeria), Alix (Aiwendil) as they discuss season 10 of modern Doctor Who and the surrounding Christmas specials, the end of the Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat eras of the show, plus their hopes for the show’s future. Julia (No True Lady) and Matt (Varley) make cameo appearances in the aftershow.

This episode contains spoilers for all aired episodes of Doctor Who.

Show times:
Part 1 – Intros and general thoughts on the season
Part 2 – 14:23 – The characters
Part 3 – 46:58 – The episodes
Part 4 – 2:04:22 – The future: new Doctor, new showrunner, new controversy
After Show – 2:18:33

Edited by David.
Music: The Timelords (aka The KLF) – Doctorin’ The TARDIS

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VoK 453: Movie Roundtable (Vol.4) – Australian Edition



The Vassals venture from the Outback to the dancefloor to the suburban sprawl in search of the cinematic heart of Australia. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (Taindana), and David (davidhhh) as they discuss some of their favourite Australian films and mull over the state of the industry.

01:24 – Australian Cinema
22:19 – Wake in Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971)
55:20 – The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994)
1:25:26 – Strictly Ballroom (Baz Luhrmann, 1992)
1:44:17 – The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all four films

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
Audio clips owned by NLT Productions, PolyGram, M&A Productions and Causeway Films

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VoK 450: Star Trek – Discovery (CBS series) – Season 1


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Join Marie/Nymeria, Dana/Taindana, DavidHHH and Bina007 as they discuss the first season of the latest iteration of Star Trek. In the aftershow Steven/SJLee bursts their bubble with an articulate criticism of the series.

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VoK 445: Black Mirror – “Hang the DJ” (S04E04 Review)


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Join Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Hannah (shadow_ baby), David (davidhhh), Tanja (Scilens) and Jock (MunroJock2) for a discussion of Sci-fi drama ‘Black Mirror’ episode ‘Hang the DJ’.

We discuss some questionable things about the episode, discuss other favourite shows and our history (or lack of history) with Black Mirror.

Edited by Dagos_Rivers.
Duration: 01:41:21

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VoK 444: Best Media of 2017 Awards


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In this episode, various Vassals describe the music, books, TV shows and movies that they enjoyed last year. Listen in for recommendations of things to try that may be outside of your usual comfort zone!

Music (45s): Alix/Aiwendil opens up the show with her recommendation, “In the Passing Light of Day,” by Pain of Salvation.

TV shows (5m): Glen/Dagos_Rivers and Hannah/Shadowbaby recommend dystopian TV show Black Mirror; Adam/DrownedSnow recommends the Netflix Western Godless; Glen also recommends the British gameshow Armchair Detectives. Marie/Nymeria is joined by Alix and Glen to discuss the star-studded thriller Big Little Lies; Natalie/BranTheBeastling and Sarah/Lady Weaver recommend sci-fi drama Black; DavidHHH reviews the Syfy dystopian drama 12 Monkeys; Natalie and Sarah return to review the Korean drama Stranger; and DavidHHH returns to share his love for the DC Arroverse crossover.

Film (36m): Bina007 discusses the the AI documentary Alphago.

Books (40m): Paul/SerDinnerRoll reviews Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve; Bina007 returns to review Blitzed by Norman Ohler and Alix takes us home with a discussion of SPQR by Mary Beard.

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VoK 442: Stag Night aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 59)



Join Vassals Alix (Aiwendil), Adam (drownedsnow), David (davidhhh), Marie (Nymeria), and Patrick (Ser for Partick the Tall) for part 59 of our Great Linear Re-read of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Events take place from 25th January to 29th January 300 AL.

Asha 1 – AFFC – prep for Queensmoot
Jon 10 – ASOS – Stannis arrives (34:00)
Victarion 1 – The Iron Captain (1:10:00)
Aftershow – Winds of Winter Spoiler chapter discussion (1:51:00)

The next Linear Re-Read will be hosted by Casey and will cover the Epilogue (ASOS), Aeron 2 (AFFC), and Arya 13 (ASOS)

Edited by Adam

Music credits: Alpine Universe

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VoK 440: Three Books in One! aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 58)


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Join the Vassals for Part 58 of the Epic Linear Re-Read ! Today we discuss chapters from three different books: Dany 2 from ADWD, The Captain of the Guards from AFFC and Jon 9 from ASOS, which cover events of January 20th and 21st 300. Dany chains the dragons, we are introduced to Dorne, and the Battle of the Wall rages when old friends show up … but not yet Stannis !
Your hosts are Bina/Bina007, Alix/Aiwendil, Matt/Varley, David/davidhhh and Marie/Nymeria.

The next episode will be hosted by Adam and will cover Asha 1 from Feast, Jon 10 from Storm and Victarion 1 from Feast. Brace yourselves for a lot of Iron Islands action and the arrival of Stannis at the Wall !

Spoilers: this episode does not contain spoilers for the show A GAME OF THRONES, but can contain spoilers for all published books in the series.

Disclaimer: opinions expressed in this episode are only those of the hosts, and do not represent VOK as a whole.

Aftershow starts at 1:14:15

Credits:
Edited by Nymeria
Picture credits Luisa Giliberti

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