The Geek's Sophie's Choice

Choose

  • Avengers: End Game

    Votes: 8 32.0%
  • Game of Thrones season 8

    Votes: 9 36.0%
  • Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker

    Votes: 8 32.0%

  • Total voters
    25
You can only watch one of the following. Choose. Oh yeah, you can't ever know what happens in the others.

I'm sorry I did this to you.
 
I chose Game of Thrones. I want to and will see all three, but Star Wars feels like fan fic so I don't absolulely "have to" know how it ends. Avengers...after growing up reading comics, I'm so used to nothing ever being final, so what does it matter? But GoT has been eight years of slouching towards the end. So yeah, my choice is pretty easy.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Game of Thrones? Someone will eventually finish the books, and I can read them. It isn't like I've been watching the TV show anyway.

I am sure there will be a novelization of the Star Wars movie. I'll read that. No, I don't know for sure what happened in the movie canon, but this will be close enough for me :p

So, I watch Endgame. Because it comes form a comics foundation, the visuals are far more important to the experience than for the other two.
 

Dioltach

Adventurer
I gave up on GoT somewhere in series 5. I've never watched any superhero movies. So it's Star Wars by default.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
None of the above.

GoT didn’t catch my interest in print, and I don’t pay for premium cable channels, so I never saw an episode.

The new Star Wars movies turned me right the F off with The Phantom Menace, so never saw anything beyond the trailers for any of the subsequent films.

Marvel? Saw some X-Men and the first Iron Man and Avengers movies, and that was it.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Season 5 was the worst one 6&7 were better but not as good as 3&4. I voted for GoT
 
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trancejeremy

Villager
I would argue that none of these things are for geeks anymore, but are mainstream. At work, I have to listen to this one guy drone on and on about the NBA and NFL, but in between he drones on and on about Marvel movies and GOT

Mentioned the Dunk & Egg stories (set in the GOT universe, but sort of analogous to The Hobbit compared to LOTR) to him and he was completely blank.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Moderator
Staff member
I would say they’re for geeks AND mainstream audiences. I mean, most of the geeks I know are into at least one of those. I’m the outlier.
 

ccs

39th lv DM
I'd probably pick Endgame.

Why?
Because if I could never know what happens in the ones I didn't pick, passing on Endgame would screw up ALOT of future movie viewing, conversation, & media/entertainment consumption.

GoT (TV version)? This really isn't a topic of conversation in my circles except for around the 8 weeks or so per season. And I don't go out of my way to read about it/discuss it on-line. It also doesn't tie into anything besides its own previous seasons. So not ever knowing will not be much of a hindrance.
Besides, eventually the book series will conclude & I'll just read the actual story.

SW Episode IX? Well, I enjoyed 1/2 of TFA and virtually none of TLJ. Since TROS continues this downwards spiraling story.... 9 Hells, I don't even like this ones title! So not knowing could only be a blessing I'd guess.
 

Zardnaar

Hero
Seems weird but I remember the local FLGS owner hyping up the 1st book. At the time I was into Eddings, Feist etc. That was in 1996/97 or so in a shop that closed over a decade ago. A Dance With Dragons was the latest one out when I read it- circa 2012.

Theory is he has made a lot of money so the incentive to write the last books is probably less as he doesn't exactly need to make a living. Kind of like those artists who have a massive album or 3 and are set for life.
 

Dioltach

Adventurer
Theory is he has made a lot of money so the incentive to write the last books is probably less as he doesn't exactly need to make a living. Kind of like those artists who have a massive album or 3 and are set for life.
More like he has less incentive to send a book out into the world that he isn't 100% happy with.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Oh, my sweet summer child!
No, he's entirely correct. Anyone who knows Robert Jordan understands.

Your see, George is not a young man. He's 70 years old. He will, eventually, die. And then, someone will step in to complete the series based on his notes, just like they did for Robert Jordan. And that person will have incentive, as they won't have residuals piling in from the TV show to fill their coffers. Sanderson had a Wheel of Time book out within about 2 years of Jordan's death, and finished off the final three in less time than it has taken Martin to put out one book.

Yes, the series will be concluded.
 

Richards

Adventurer
That was easy: Marvel by default.

I've never seen Game of Thrones and the Star Wars movies are getting more and more *meh* to me (I didn't even bother watching "Solo"), whereas I've enjoyed the Marvel movies.

I'll probably give GoT a chance once the whole set's on DVD (I've been told my multiple sources that I'd love it), but in the spirit of the "Sophie's Choice" in the original post I'd much rather watch the rest of the Marvel movies even if it meant never getting to see GoT.

Johnathan
 
Star Wars.

ASoIaF will eventually end, even if we have to draft Brandon Sanderson (Misery-style).

Marvel and DC are indistiguishable to me (I know, turn in my nerd card.)
 

Mallus

Hero
This was easy. I've been waiting for the end of ASoIaF since the mid-1990s when the first book came out. So GoT all the way!

It helps that The Last Jedi was so good and works as an end to the saga. Plus, I suspect J.J. may undo the best decisions Rian made in TLJ.

And Marvel... I *like* most of them, and am going to see Endgame this Friday. But I'm not that invested in them, if that makes sense.
 

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