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2021-10-27 1:15:28 PM  
If the 360 version is crappy on your device, try this version instead:

The Wheel of Time - Official Season 1 Trailer (2021) Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney
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2021-10-27 1:35:39 PM  
"You know what would make this trailer even better than a massive screen and killer sound system? Motion sickness!"
 
2021-10-27 3:12:52 PM  
Gaidon's alive!
 
2021-10-27 3:15:13 PM  
I read these books before I read dune so I've been calling the Fremen the Aiel.

Rand Al'Muad'dib.

And other such references.
 
2021-10-27 4:41:54 PM  
It's a normal screen with 270-ish degrees of mist effects. This doesn't make the trailer any better. Who thought this was a good idea?
Why does this exist in any fashion?

It's as low effort as the CW melodrama trailer.
 
2021-10-27 4:44:29 PM  

JolobinSmokin: I read these books before I read dune so I've been calling the Fremen the Aiel.

Rand Al'Muad'dib.

And other such references.


Call them what you want. Just don't call them Mord-Sith. 😳😡😡 Lol
 
2021-10-27 4:47:05 PM  
The singular problem I have with what I've seen so far is the post production added color saturation.

This style needs to go away for anything that's not intended to be a cartoon. It completely detracts from any sense of presence or realism when colors look like they're glowing off of surfaces.
 
2021-10-27 8:03:01 PM  
Trollocs look pretty good. Cautios optimism remains high.
 
2021-10-27 9:11:45 PM  
Can't she just render the Dark Lord powerless by making herself his legal guardian?
 
2021-10-28 5:45:21 AM  
So much braid flicking.
 
2021-10-28 6:54:27 AM  

NathanAllen: So much braid flicking.


And we came here for the braid tugging.
 
2021-10-28 10:04:22 AM  
anyone know how to get around Prime's VPN block?
 
2021-10-28 11:16:56 AM  

tom baker's scarf: anyone know how to get around Prime's VPN block?


Have you tried the cloudflare 1.1.1.1 dns?
 
2021-10-28 11:34:17 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: tom baker's scarf: anyone know how to get around Prime's VPN block?

Have you tried the cloudflare 1.1.1.1 dns?


nope.
 
2021-10-28 11:36:42 AM  
I cannot decide if I want this or not.  I enjoyed some things about the books when I read them but I trailed off around book 8 or 10, can't remember which.  I do remember wanting to see trollocs and myrddraal on screen.

I hope they make something good out of it.
 
2021-10-28 12:17:42 PM  

Wile_E_Canuck: I cannot decide if I want this or not.  I enjoyed some things about the books when I read them but I trailed off around book 8 or 10, can't remember which.  I do remember wanting to see trollocs and myrddraal on screen.

I hope they make something good out of it.


Everyone did.

Sanderson finishes the series well.  That 8-10 slog tho is real.
 
2021-10-28 12:38:14 PM  
Badass Braid toss is bad ass.
Pretty sure Zoe is going to nail the Nynaeve role.
Rosamund looking good as Moraine.
More diverse cast mostly lesser known was a good move too.
Making Thom "hot" was prolly not a bad move and replacing the harp and flute with a small guitar might be a good change.
Including a New Spring flashback at some point is nice.
Trollocs look pretty good as practical effects.
Biggest bone of contention from this trailer is the "one of you 5" line.
Aes Sedai can't lie so it is one of the 5 but in actuality it is one of three boys cos only boys can become the Dragon Reborn.
Because of this and previous marketing we are already seeing the predictable AF "wheel of woke" posts which is annoying.
That carefully noted I love these books and these characters and this story and in truth it could do with some streamlining and updating and so far I remain cautiously optimistic and more than a little hyped from what I have seen to date.
 
2021-10-28 3:29:26 PM  

quatchi: Aes Sedai can't lie so it is one of the 5 but in actuality it is one of three boys cos only boys can become the Dragon Reborn.


Aes Sedai can't lie but CAN be wrong.

THE DRAGON REBORN IS ACTUALLY BELA.
 
2021-10-28 4:16:50 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: quatchi: Aes Sedai can't lie so it is one of the 5 but in actuality it is one of three boys cos only boys can become the Dragon Reborn.

Aes Sedai can't lie but CAN be wrong.

THE DRAGON REBORN IS ACTUALLY BELA.


Slightly incorrect.  Their oath to the truth rod is the very definition of "following the word, not the spirit". Aes Sedai have to speak the technical truth. They can still bend the meaning enough to be misleading. Or omit enough to avoid telling the whole truth. It's the prime cause for mistrust amongst the mundane royalty and common rabble. Never trust an Aes Sedai.
 
2021-10-28 5:09:10 PM  
Talk about generic, cookie cutter, paint by the numbers bullsh*t.
 
2021-10-28 6:17:45 PM  
Allow me one last spew, then I'll shut up:

Look, it's quite simple. For the "Moiraine throws fireballs" scene, imagine this:
Moiraine glows white. Reddish orange threads flow from the glow, winding along (but never touching) her arms to her hands, then snip off into fireballs as she throws them at the trollocs.

Imagine weaving a gateway. The Aes Sedai glows, the appropriate elemental threads flow from the glow, to the space where the gateway will be placed. They form a straight line, then that line stretches to create a square opening in the air to another place.

When a weave fails, show the elemental threads unraveling and dissipating...

MCU's Dr. Strange does a form of weaving. They showed you can put one hell of a lot of detail on the screen and the audience will have no trouble following what is going on.  WoT could have done the same if they put some real thought into it. Weaving threads would be substantially less effort than all the mandela effects in the MCU movies.

There was so much more that could have been done with weaving. Not just copypasted blendered cyclones and fireballs. Subtle things that would really sell the series to the fans.
I'm really disappointed. And it seems to reflect on the direction of this series.
"Stand there, say that, cut to next scene. Everyone break for lunch."
 
2021-10-28 8:06:35 PM  
Re: One of you 5

It could be that this version of Moraine doesn't know she's looking for the Dragon Reborn and only knows that someone in the Two Rivers could stop the Dark One.

Or it could be that she knows quite specifically it's one of the boys but is misleading the girls to make sure they're committed to coming along (to recruit them for the Tower like in the books or for some other reason).

Or it could be trailer lies and she doesn't actually say that at all ;)

(I'm guessing that last one for the omitted parts of the Thitd Oath allowing for self defense)
 
2021-10-29 12:26:14 AM  
My roommate is a huge fan of the books but he's not been happy about much of anything he's seen or heard yet. So I told him I'd let him know my honest age brutal opinion.
There is absolutely nothing in that trailer that made me want to see it.
 
2021-10-29 12:27:13 AM  

mute_ants: My roommate is a huge fan of the books but he's not been happy about much of anything he's seen or heard yet. So I told him I'd let him know my honest age brutal opinion.
There is absolutely nothing in that trailer that made me want to see it.


*Honest and neutral
 
2021-10-29 1:06:45 AM  

magius: Re: One of you 5

It could be that this version of Moraine doesn't know she's looking for the Dragon Reborn and only knows that someone in the Two Rivers could stop the Dark One.

Or it could be that she knows quite specifically it's one of the boys but is misleading the girls to make sure they're committed to coming along (to recruit them for the Tower like in the books or for some other reason).

Or it could be trailer lies and she doesn't actually say that at all ;)

(I'm guessing that last one for the omitted parts of the Thitd Oath allowing for self defense)


I am thinking they are gonna either drop the plot line where Nynaeve follows the E4  out of EF (just known as Two Rivers in the show) or that "1 of you 5" will take place just after Nyn joins and as you say as a way to ensure the two powerful female channelers and the 3 Taveran boys don't balk on the way to Tar Valon.

Noticed the truncated 3 oaths thing.

Hopefully the whole thing was just clipped for brevity cos trailer.

My most negative reaction came from the "Lan Cries" scene. I heard Rafe try to explain it but am still calling it a jarring moment that is the exact opposite of Lans legendary stoic character.

Yes, it's probably at a funeral for an Aes asedai and it was done to illustrate the bond between warder and wardee but it was overdone and over the top and antithetical to the character.

That said, Valda burning a yellow alive and collecting trophy rings from those he killed was pretty neat.

Whitecloaks were sort of a joke in the books in terms of being a threat.
 
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