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PotterCast 172.5: Bonus Episode - Reacting to the New Trailer

Posted by: Edward
November 17, 2008, 01:32 AM

If you haven't yet seen the brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer, click here to watch or check it out on our YouTube channel.  In this special mini-episode of PotterCast, Melissa, John, and Sue sit down moments after its release to discuss and dissect the latest trailer.  This special show features the PotterCasters going through the one minute and fifty-three second preview of the upcoming sixth film bit by bit and discussion of the new clips of Dumbledore, Slughorn, Ron, Bellatrix, and Harry, along with the darker and more dramatic tone of this trailer.  You can also watch a YouTube video with clips and images from the trailer with the audio reaction of the PotterCasters from the show via this link.  To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“Reacting to the New Trailer”

- The bridge!
- Lugeing with a wizard.
- Ron did it right.
- We require decorations.
- HighRes ScreenCaps.
- More on future episodes of PotterCast.
- YouTube video with clips from trailer along with the PotterCaster's reactions.

RT: 18:47

Producer: John Noe

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Direct download (14 MB).
Direct download low-bandwidth (9 MB).

Remember you don't need an iPod to listen. Listen easily on iTunes, which you can download and install here, by clicking here to listen, or you can just use the streaming Flash player at or just on the right side of this page. Discussion of the PotterCast is right here. Enjoy!

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First YAHHHHH! does the audio sound weird or is it only me ?

Posted by harryoz on November 17, 2008, 01:41 AM report to moderator

I’ve been dying to hear what you guys think of this one!

Posted by stephy on November 17, 2008, 02:34 AM report to moderator


Posted by stephy on November 17, 2008, 02:35 AM report to moderator

The video of the discussion was very good.

Posted by Geekboy on November 17, 2008, 03:02 AM report to moderator

at the end of the leaky cauldron vid it says july but on every other trailer i have watched it says coming soon…does this mean the date has been changed??? i freakin hope so!!!!!!!!

Posted by paige on November 17, 2008, 04:28 AM report to moderator

The new trailer just says “July” rather ambiguously. I do doubt they’ve changed the date though.

Posted by Geekboy on November 17, 2008, 04:34 AM report to moderator

sounds kinda dodgy??
love the new trailer!! ahhh exciting!!! ;D;D
love this new podcast thanks!!!
and omg ron in this trailer, haha rupert is AWESOME!! ;D

Posted by jenn. on November 17, 2008, 05:00 AM report to moderator
Professor Potter

WB put July to give them leeway to change the date to 2010 or any year they prefer ;) kidding (at least I bloody well hope so). Yeah sound is very low on the podcast but its often the case with “emergency” bonus podcasts :)

Posted by Professor Potter on November 17, 2008, 05:17 AM report to moderator

Did anyone else notice that the narrator voice dude in the trailer said “This year”? You think they’ve been sitting on this exact trailer for a couple of whiles?

Posted by Zivlok on November 17, 2008, 05:55 AM report to moderator

It’s funny that they’ve used Millenium Bridge in London for the collapsing scene because this bridge has a history of being wobbly when it was first opened.
See wikipedia for more details:

Your audio was split. I heard John on the left box and Melissa and Sue on the right, which gave a bit of a strange effect.

Posted by Petra on November 17, 2008, 07:28 AM report to moderator

Zivlok: Well, the narrator said “This year, the past holds a dark secret”. Because of that, I think they meant Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts, not this year as in 2008.

Posted by Caroline on November 17, 2008, 12:29 PM report to moderator

Some observations: In this trailer, when Hermione and Harry are in the library, there’s a girl that walks in front of Romilda Vane and she is levitating a stack of books behind her (at 1:09 and 1:10). In the international trailer, she’s carrying her books. I also like the Gryffindor T-shirt Hermione’s wearing when she’s crying. Hope that’s available for purchase eventually. And in the book, doesn’t Dumbledore lift the spell that prevents people from aparating in and out of Hogwarts so that he and Harry can travel more easily? Is that why Harry was able to help Dumbledore aparate back to the astronomy tower in this clip? Can’t wait for more trailers!!

Posted by SRP on November 17, 2008, 12:32 PM report to moderator

Augh. iTunes store is disabled at work because we’re not suppose to listen to podcasts but I usually just do the direct download instead. The link isn’t working! What’s wrong with the server? I want to listen!!!

Posted by eiVega on November 17, 2008, 01:03 PM report to moderator

Caroline: Ah. That makes sense. Still, given WB being, well, WB, I’m not convinced.

SRP: Really? In one, she’s carrying them, and in another she’s levitating? Curiouser and curiouser.

Also, in this still: Does anyone have any clue who that is?

Posted by Zivlok on November 17, 2008, 01:33 PM report to moderator

Something I haven’t heard people talk about, but makes me really happy. We’re all glad that quidditch is back and that Ron is playing. But . . . so is Ginny! In the scene with the five flying Gryffindor players, the one on the bottom has “Weasley” on the back of the robes and definitely has long hair!

I don’t know why that makes me so happy!

Posted by Aphrael on November 17, 2008, 02:33 PM report to moderator
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