Robb Ghag on the first episode of The History Channel’s new drama Vikings….
While camped out in the woods our Hero teaches his son the lessons he has learned. Asking difficult questions and foreshadowing what is to come. They then arrive at the village where Ragnar is met by his ship “brother” Rollo. While at the tavern Ragnar reveals a device to his brother which would guarantee a course to the west, over open seas, would remain true. Something as simple as discovering a compass is explained with a genius piece of television.
Worshiping and fearing the Gods, but always seeking their counsel, Ragnar and Bjorn go see a shaman. He is an eyeless old man who surrounded by bones and runes, tells Ragnar to go ask the gods himself his next course of action. We then meet Floki, a crazy old boat builder He has been hired by Ragnar to construct a boat that would withstand the long arduous journey west. Floki, clearly a crazy hermit, definitely has an engineering acumen as he explains the boats construction.
Robb Ghag works for an Arts & Entertainment Brokerage in Toronto Canada. An Animation and Film school graduate, he specializes in Risk Management of Animation and VFX studios throughout North America.