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VOK 613: The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring [2001] (DVD Commentary #2)


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Following on from our LOTR AltHistory discussion, the ReRead crew get together to watch the Extended Edition of Fellowship of the Ring. They ramble chat and occasionally offer insights on why Boromir is the most under-rated character in LOTR.

Hosts: Bina007, Adam/DrownedSnow, Nadia, Matt/Varley, Paul/Ser Dinner Roll and O.G of the M.E. Peter/Shellfish.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VOK 612: LOTR ReRead Reunion – Counterfactual History


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Many of us are comfort-reading LOTR right now, so Bina007 decided to gather up the Vassals who hosted the LOTR re-read back in 2013 to discuss what would have happened if Faramir had attended the Council of Elrond rather than Boromir; if Sauron had never found the Ring; if Theoden hadn’t helped Gondor; what if Sauron won; and what if Saruman never went bad.

Thanks to Matt’s Air Con and Paul playing LOTR online this isn’t the cleanest of audio files but we thought The Listener would still like to hear OG Vassals Shellfish, Nadia and EastTexasDirewolf back on the airwaves.  Quotidian hosts include Matt/Varley, Bina, Brett/Whiteraven, Adam/Drownedsnow and Paul/SerDinnerRoll.

Spoilers for all things Tolkien duh.

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VoK 339: Tales from the Darkling Plain (aka The Lost VOKs)


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In this Halloween spooktacular, Valkyrist ventures into the Darkling Plain in search of lost podcast recordings, and summons the ghosts of Kingsgrave’s past.

Clips have been selected from the following unpublished VOK podcasts:

02:10 – DragonCast S04E09 Review
24:20 – SoccerCast (Vol.2)
47:49 – CockneyMoot 2014 FCR Outtakes
50:41 – ASOIAF Future Predictions
1:13:44 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Preview
1:38:23 – Mockingjay: Part 1 Review
1:44:50 – WolfCast S05E10 Review
2:02:09 – SeattleMoot 2015
2:22:32 – APOIAF April Fools’ Aftershow
2:39:49 – Kingsgrave Jukebox

Disclaimer: This podcast contains spoilers for A Song of Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and The Hunger Games. Please consult the timestamps above to avoid being spoiled for any of these titles.

Credits:
Curated by Valkyrist
Songs by jed o’white hart, Aiwendil, Bina007, and Amberrocks

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VoK 252: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare)


Lead them or fall! Inquisitors Zach (Alias), Peter (Shellfish), Paul (Pod’s Plight), Katie (Lady Griffin), Bing (Shoeshiner), and Jeff (jeff14) return to Thedas for the third installment in BioWare’s epic fantasy roleplaying series: Dragon Age: Inquisition.

  • 1:00 – Introductions and Icebreakers
  • 13:00 – Combat and Mechanics
  • 38:00 – Story
  • 1:23: 00 – Characters
  • 1:53:00 – Trespasser DLC

Music:

‘I Am The One’ (Instrumental)  by Raney Shockne and Nick Stoubis

‘Sera Was Never’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

‘Rise’ by Raney Shockne, Nick Stoubis, and Elizaveta Khripounova

???? by Trevor Morris

Credits:
Edited by Katie

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VoK 226: Dragonheart [1996] (DVD Commentary)


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Return to a bygone age of magic and wonder with Sir Alex(LuckyCharms), Sir Greg(claudiusthefool) and Sir Peter(Shellfish) as they embark upon a quest to commentate upon the nineties cult classic Dragonheart (1996).

Edited by Peter

Warning: Contains spoilers for the film Dragonheart.

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VoK 190: The World of Ice and Fire – The North and The Wall & Beyond


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The Vassals of Kingsgrave continue their ongoing discussion series covering George R.R. Martin’s “The World of Ice and Fire”.  We discuss “The North” & “The Wall and Beyond” (pages 134 to 149 in the book).

Join hosts Greg (claudiusthefool), Alex (Lucky Charms), Dan (witless chum), Matt (Varley), Michal (inkasrain), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) & Peter (Shellfish) as they dare to put into words the awesomeness of the Manderlys, the super-civilized Skagosi, Bear Island Wrestlemania, the pros and cons of punching narwhals in the face as well as unicorns.  Did we mention the unicorns?  Also unicorns.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published and unpublished 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.

  • 1:49 – The North
  • 29:23 – The Kings of Winter
  • 51:26 – Mountain Clans/Stoneborn of Skagos/Crannogmen
  • 1:10:35 – The Lords of Winterfell
  • 1:26:12 – Winterfell
  • 1:35:44 – The Night’s Watch
  • 1:53:46 – The Wildlings
  • 2:10:45 – Aftershow
  • 2:24:00 – Peter’s Medley

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

Credits: Edited by Greg

  • Image Artist: Ted Nasmith
  • Music Credits
    • “Only a Northern Song” – The Beatles
    • “Kings” – Steely Dan
    • “In the Hall of the Mountain King” – Edvard Grieg, Performed by The Who
    • “Run Away!” – Spamalot Cast
    • Winterfell Theme – Ramin Djawadi, performed by Scott McKenzie
    • The Last of the Giants – George R.R. Martin, performed by Karliene
    • Walk on the Wild Side (Lou Reed)

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VoK 184: Game of Thrones (Ep.2) – The Lost Lords (Telltale Games)


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Join Vassals Peter (Shellfish), Zach (Alias), Greg (claudiusthefool), Brett (White Raven), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) as they discuss the latest episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones game series.

Warning: Spoilers for the first two episodes of Telltale’s Game of Thrones game series.

Credits:
Edited by Peter (Shellfish)
Music by Jared Emerson-Johnson

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VoK 137: Full Cast(le) Recording #7 – The Motherf**king Queensmoot


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What is dead may never die… After an interminable scheduling process, and an even lengthier edit, the fabled “Queensmoot” chapter reading finally emerges from the Darkling Depths. Eleven salty vassals wade onto the shores of Pyke to claim their crowns, and perform “The Drowned Man” from George R. R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows.

And stick around afterwards for an in-depth discussion on Greyjoy psychology, Ironborn culture and Victarion’s ill-fated foray into nature documentaries.

2:27 – Chapter Reading
39:32 – Chapter Discussion
1:26:53 – Aftershow

The Cast:
Michal (inkasrain) – Narrator
Brooke (Asha Greatjoy) – Aeron Greyjoy
Dan (witless chum) – A Drowned Man / Meldred Merlyn / Baelor Blacktyde
Zach (Alias) – The Drowned God / Eric Ironmaker / Harmund Sharp
John (BarrelRoll42) – Rus / Red Oarsman / Ralf Stoneshouse
Seif (reg roone) – A Drowned Man / Ralf the Limper / Sexual-Harassment Kraken / Euron Greyjoy
Leigh (LordManderBlee) – Gylbert Farwynd / Lucas Codd
Peter (Shellfish) – Victarion Greyjoy
Paul (Pod’s Plight) – Dunstan Drumm
Elena (Lady_Grey) – Asha Greyjoy
Greg (claudiusthefool) – Rodrik Harlaw / Qarl the Maid

The Crew:
Michal (inkasrain) – Host
Duncan (Valkyrist) – Editor

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VoK 121: Conan the Barbarian [1982] (DVD Commentary)


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The iconic John Milius 1982 movie version of Robert E Howard’s epic Conan The Barbarian is given the VOK DVD Commentary treatment in this episode.  EastTexasDirewolf (Shane), Bina007 and Shellfish (Peter) thoroughly spoil the 105 minute extended edition and make a few mentions of the books too.

Credits:
Edited by EastTexasDirewolf

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VoK 118: The Rogue Prince (by George R. R. Martin) – “The Blacks” Edition


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Fashionably late as only the Blacks can be, vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Zach (Alias), Nadia, Peter (Shellfish), Leigh (LordManderBlee), and Michael (Mordion)  review and dissect the latest novella by George R. R. Martin, entitled The Rogue Prince.

During the episode, they lament Daemon Targaryen’s transformation from “cool dark” to “scumbag dark,” the implications of Martin’s new Wikipedia-writing style, and the arcane origins of dragonglass.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 115: WolfCast – “The Children” (S04E10 Review)


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Wolfcast reviews the last episode in season four of Game of Thrones. Join vassals Bina (Bina007), Nadia (Nadia), Eddie (Teddard), Peter (Shellfish), Imogen (Imogen.OB), Patrick (Patrick the Tall), Kelvin (Brum Riverlander) and newcomers Helen (valyrianarakh) and Liam (Authur_Dumner) as they grump on raven eyes and Lannister motivations, discuss turnips, forlorn hamsters and more!

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

Credits
Edited by Shellfish (Peter), actually before the Krakens and Dragons but Bina007 forgot to check Skype and so didn’t publish first. The ladies of VOK should on no account allow the late publication to influence their opinion of Shellfish’s manliness.

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VoK 111: WolfCast – “The Watchers on the Wall” (S04E09 Review)


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This week, Wolfcast joins the Night’s Watch as they fight off the Wildling army in two simultaneous battles at the Wall. Patrick the Tall leads Imogen.OB, Nadia, Alix (Aiwendil), Peter (Shellfish), Jan (LeechLord), Kelvin (Brum Riverlander) and Eddie (Teddard) in a particularly derailed… ahem, I mean detailed discussion of Watchers on the Wall. Starting around 2 hours and 10 minutes, the aftershow contains talk of George RR Martin’s legacy, an upcoming Game of Thrones Telltale game, Sir Christopher Lee’s badassery, podcast fanfiction and more!

Credits:
Edited by Aiwendil
Music credits: the Tribute to Lord Flashheart is from [a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CnAsdQiGzs”>here%5D
featuring music by Queen.

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VoK 107: WolfCast – “The Mountain and the Wiper” (S04E08 Review)


u47oWolfcast tackles the latest episode of Game of Thrones. Due to a pressing cricket emergency, the reins of the podcast are unceremoniously thrust upon an ornery and sleep-deprived Shellfish (Peter) who desperately tries to keep the sled on track as posh birds Bina (Bina007) and Imogen (Imogen.OB), béret wearing baguette toter Alix (Aiwendil), the vertically endowed windmill operator Patrick (Patrick the Tall), viper-mourner Nadia (Nadia) and newcomer Kelvin (Brum Riverlander) discuss the geography of the North, evil dresses, crimes against Manwoody, duelling laws in France and everything inbetween.

Credits:
Edited by Shellfish

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And finally, here’s Shellfish’s spectacular MS Paint pic of Dany dismissing Jorah, available in the Podcast of Ice and Fire [artbooks].

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VoK 105: Blackadder (BBC series)


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For lack of a Game of Thrones episode to comment on, this week Wolfcast reviews the famous 80s British historical comedy Blackadder. Imogen.OB, expert on all things Britain, is this week’s lead host, diving into the mysteries of British history and comedy with Viking Patrick the Tall, expert bear-fighter Peter (Shellfish) and baguette-eating, beret-wearing Alix (Aiwendil).

The season-by-season discussion is very evenly divided as follows:

00:00 – Introduction, favorite seasons, quotes and characters
10:10 – Season 1: The Black Adder
17:41 – Season 2: Blackadder II
51:28 – Season 3: Blackadder the Third
1:08:04 – Season 4: Blackadder Goes Forth
2:12:08 – Aftershow: “One night, Marry, Scorpions”, Blackadder actors and their careers, Imogen’s TV show recommandation, Blackadder and social issues, “Ask Imogen – British Slang Edition”, How to properly address the Queen of England, parallels between Blackadder and ASoIaF, European politics, Peter/Patrick fanfiction, Velociraptors & more

This podcast contains spoilers for all aired episodes of the Blackadder canon and potential spoilers for A Clash of Kings and by extension the Game of Thrones TV series.

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VoK 104: WolfCast – “Mockingbird” (S04E07 Review)


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Welcome to this week’s Wolfcast in which the wolfpups seem to be at a loss on how to structure their conversation. Providing a very in depth and detail oriented review is Alix (Aiwendil), Imogen.OB, Patrick the Tall and Peter (Shellfish) as our lead host.

There will be no aftershow this time, because of the unusual length of the main part of the show. This will not mean however that this is a boring or shenanigan-free episode. Enjoy.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

Edited by Sir Patrick The Tall.

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VoK 102: LOTR ReRead (Part 8) – The Fourth Age of Middle-Earth


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Join the Fellowship of Vassals for the final episode of their epic eight part re-read of JRR Tolkien’s Lord of The Rings. In this episode, Bina007, Shellfish (Peter), Nadia, Middlecyclone (Amanda), Whiteraven (Brett) and EastTexasDirewolf (Shane) discuss chapters 5 to 9 of The Return of the King and the Appendices.

Topics of discussion include the logistics of Maiar reincarnation; the sex lives of elves; badass ninja hobbits; whether, if Galadriel had a beard, she would be more attractive to Gimli; the ineptitude of the White Council and the relative merits of a wiffle bat and a cricket bat in the event of a Zombie apocalypse.

The chapter discussion runs up to 1h 9m and the appendices to 2h.

This podcast contains spoilers for the works of Tolkien and George R R Martin.

Credits:
Edited by Bina007

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VoK 99: WolfCast – “The Laws of Gods and Men” (S04E06 Review)


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Welcome to this week’s Wolfcast in which Bina007 is back beyond the wall and all the wolfpups rejoice. Providing a very in depth and detail oriented review is Bina(Bina007), Alix(Aiwendil), Peter(Shellfish), Imogen.OB, Patrick the Tall and Nadia as our lead host.

The aftershow begins at 1h23m and covers the implications of Targaryans being dual lingual immigrants; The shape and metal of Braavosi coins; The possible locations for the future filming of Braavos; The pros and cons of Victarion; The subtle nuances of Danish And Made In Chelsea.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

Credits:
Edited by Ser Patrick the Tall, greatfully using images GoT and sounds from the glorious Monty Python and the soundtrack for Lord of the Rings.

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VoK 95: WolfCast – “First of His Name” (S04E05 Review)


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Welcome to this week’s Wolfcast in which Bina007 is lost beyond the wall and all the wolfpups will have to fend for themselves. Helping you to fight away the hours of boredom is Alix(Aiwendil), Peter(Shellfish), Imogen.OB, Patrick the Tall and Nadia as our lead host. It is generally an episode of nitpicks, giggles and crackpot theories, but even so we managed to go on for 90 minutes with an 30 minute aftershow.

The aftershow begins at 1h31m and covers the implications for there only being three more Bran chapters for the show; The physiology of the children of the forest; The mystery of who is spying on our shownotes; If it is possible to conquer Westeros with 10.000 men; Eurovision And Made In Chelsea.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Credits:
Edited by Ser Patrick the Tall, greatfully using images and sounds from the glorious Monty Python and Roy Dotrice’s narration of aSoS.

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VOK 93: Dragon Age series (BioWare)


The Champions of Kingsgrave band together in a podcast of Archdemon proportions to discuss Bioware’s ‘Dragon Age’ videogame franchise. Join Warden-Commanders Katie (Lady Griffin), Peter (Shellfish), Zach (Alias), Surya (MadScientist22), and Vaarsuvius as they master their taint and debate the finer points of Mages vs Templars, magical bosoms, and why Duncan really is The Worst Ever. In war, victory. In peace, vigilance. In death, Manwoody.

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE UPCOMING ‘DRAGON AGE: INQUISITION.’ Spoilers include confirmed companions, plots, and game mechanics. Note: spoilers are relevant to March 2014 and may no longer be accurate.

(minor spoilers for Bioware’s ‘Mass Effect’ series.)

2:00 – Introductions and Icebreakers
15:00 – Story Discussion Part I: The Grey Wardens, Mages vs. Templars, Approval/Disapproval vs Friendship/Rivalry, ‘All That Remains.’
– Intermission –
45:00 – Story Discussion Part 2: Favorite Characters and Quests, the impact of ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Skyrim’ on ‘Inquisition,’ Flemeth, the Tevinter Imperium, the Qunari, and the Great Bioware Romance Debate of 2014.
– Intermission –
1:26:00 – Combat and Mechanics
1:37:00 – ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ and ‘Dragon Age Keep’
1:44:00 – Novelizations and Comics
1:47:00 – Aftershow – Snakes and Scorpions

Credits:
Edited by Katie
Intro – ‘Faith Lies In Ashes’ – ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ Trailer Music by Jay Vincent
43:00 –  ‘Tavern Music’ by Inon Zur
1: 25:00 –  ‘Challenge An Archdemon’ by Inon Zur Outro:
1:46:46 – ‘Age of the Dragon’ by Miracle Of Sound
Outro – ‘I Am The One’ (Dj Killa-Jewel Remix) by Inon Zur
All ‘Dragon Age’ clips belong to Bioware and Electronic Arts, Inc. All fanworks belong to their respective owners.

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VoK 91: WolfCast – “Oathkeeper” aka It’s Different (S04E04 Review)


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Tom Meier’s Darkworld miniature of Brienne of Tarth.

Welcome to this week’s Wolfcast in which Bina007 gets sentimental over Jaime-Brienne; Alix (Aiwendil) flips tables about the Jon-Bran reveal; Nadia wonders what happened to Brienne’s helm; Bing (Shoeshiner) enjoys people learning to read; Peter (Shellfish) gets angry with Jon for leaving Longclaw lying around; and Patrick mutters ‘it’s different’ as his heart is broken.

The aftershow begins at 1h17m and covers the implications for the culture of white walkers of the final scene; whether show King’s Landing is more like Rome or Byzantium; and, er, Made In Chelsea.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

Credits:
Edited by Bina007 lovingly using images and sounds from the glorious Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

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