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Old 08-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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The character that plays Jojen, was he , Liam Neesons kid in love actually....
Good catch! Yes, it was Thomas Sangster (now Brodie-Sangster). I see he also provides Ferb's voice in Phineas and Ferb!:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sangster
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1032473/

Those who like Aiden Gillen (Littlefinger) should see The Dark Knight Rises, in which he has a small but important role early in the movie.
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He's the CIA agent in charge of the flight which Bane skyjacks.
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:30 AM
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Turns out GRRM has some strongly-held political views, too: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...ef=mostpopular
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:15 AM
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A few casting announcements: Ciaran fucking Hinds has been cast as Mance Rayder. Ed Skrein as Daario Nahaaris. Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:26 AM
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Hinds seems quite a bit too old, but I've been pretty happy with the casting so far. Mance isn't a very physical role for the most part, but we'll see.

Who do we need now? Strong Belwas and Vargo Hoat?
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:50 PM
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I think Hinds is a great choice for Rayder, he's got the charisma and gravitas to play the role. I know nothing of Ed Skrein and Jacob Anderson but an image search reassures me.

I've always pictured Strong Belwas as looking a bit like a taller, heavier David Tua. Maybe Serj Tankian could grow his beard back and play Vargo Hoat.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:13 PM
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Cool, now GOT has Caesar and Brutus.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:37 PM
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Game of Thrones theme played on a cat:

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:49 AM
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Every well-dressed Hand of the King will want one of these: http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-2031...-king-pin.aspx
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:05 AM
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Every well-dressed Hand of the King will want one of these: http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-2031...-king-pin.aspx
Do I have to choke a bitch to get a Hand necklace? Gah!
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:44 AM
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Identical twins electric harp duet:

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Old 09-16-2012, 01:44 PM
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GRRM was just a good sport on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!: http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:48 AM
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Emilia Clarke (royal dragon babe) is going to Broadway: http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10...-thrones-star/
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:17 AM
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Just got sent this link for an interview with GRRM. Lots of interesting stuff, including a hint that there *IS* some sort of meaning behind why some chapters have names beyond the simple character names he always used at the start.

He also says he’s aiming for 2014 for the next book, but I wouldn't bet on it.

http://www.adriasnews.com/2012/10/ge...interview.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:53 AM
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The S3 teaser poster is out: http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-pos...ngs-come-65121
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:28 AM
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Who do we need now? Strong Belwas and Vargo Hoat?
Last I heard there isn't going to be a Strong Belwas.

Maybe they'll combine him with Daario (which wouldn't be bad, since Daario does shit all.)

For some reason, I just really, really want the scene of Belwas (or whoever replaces him,) taking a big shit after besting Yunkai's warrior in single combat (I think it as Yunkai, might have been Mereen, I get them confused.)

It's a great "fuck you!" scene.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:38 PM
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Oh, man, the first time I read that scene I was totally picturing how it would be filmed. Really? No Strong Belwas? I wanted to see the teeny tiny vest!

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:55 PM
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That's too bad, I love Strong Belwas.

I've read all the books to date, but I've only seen S1 of the show so far. Where did S2 end? The Battle of the Blackwater?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:05 PM
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Awww, Belwas is great fun in the books. Maybe we just won't see him until the 4th season?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:30 PM
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Awww, Belwas is great fun in the books. Maybe we just won't see him until the 4th season?
Arstan is in season 3, so Belwas would have to come in some other way. Dany's going to at least get the Unsullied this season. I'm not sure how he'd come in after that. He's not a big character, I'm pretty sure he's gone.

Skammer, it ends with the attack on the first of the first men.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:59 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yj0e...layer_embedded

I'll be in my bunk.

Also, I hear some rumors that Belwas might be in.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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I can't believe they cast Ciaran Hinds and DIDN'T cast him as Roose Bolton. That would have been a match made in heaven. Mance Rayder oughta be Gary Oldman.

Oh wait, they've already cast the substitute Gary Oldman as Littlefinger. People might have trouble keeping them straight.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:49 PM
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Hell they could cast Gary Oldman as Belwas and he'd probably be able to carry it off.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:09 PM
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I'll be in my bunk.

Also, I hear some rumors that Belwas might be in.
Who is at 1:37?

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:12 PM
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Who is at 1:37?
Meera Reed immediately followed by the renamed Vargo Hoat.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:27 PM
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Thanks. And who's that fighting with Brienne of Tarth at 1:53?
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:33 PM
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Thanks. And who's that fighting with Brienne of Tarth at 1:53?
Jaime.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:04 PM
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The actor who plays Ser Ilyn Payne has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, alas: http://www.eonline.com/news/377245/g...creatic-cancer
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:38 PM
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For those GOT fans who see Zero Dark Thirty... watch for Stephen Dillane (Stannis) as the (unnamed) National Security Advisor, and Jennifer Ehle (originally cast as Catelyn) as a CIA counterterrorism agent.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:37 AM
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A 2002 interview with GRRM - a little dated now, but still interesting, esp. as to his interests and how he goes about writing:
http://web.archive.org/web/200202231...interview.html
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:52 AM
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Ron Donachie, who plays Ser Rodrik Cassel, also played a dour Scottish butler in the most recent episode of [ital]Downton Abbey[/ital]:

http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Rodrik_Cassel
http://i4.mirror.co.uk/incoming/arti...wnton+Abbey+S3
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:31 PM
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Halfway paying attention to Downton in the background while while the SO is watching it, I feel like there are many actors I am expected to recognize. I really don't, even if the names are familiar. But one who popped out immediately is Iain Glen aka Jorah Mormont, in a few episodes.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:04 PM
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Woot! Got season two DVDs. Will make some popcorn and watch an episode or two friday night.

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Old 02-21-2013, 09:46 PM
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GoT replica coins now for sale!: http://www.museumreplicas.com/p-2205...-coin-set.aspx
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:57 AM
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Season Three Trailer.

It's only one minute, but we must make do with what we can get.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:51 PM
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Season Three Trailer.

It's only one minute, but we must make do with what we can get.
Pretty solid. It hits on a lot of the big events without giving much away.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:45 PM
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Episode titles are out:
Ep. 301 Valar Dohaeris
Ep. 302 Dark Wings, Dark Words
Ep. 303 Walk of Punishment
Ep. 304 And Now His Watch is Ended
Ep. 305 Kissed by Fire
Ep. 306 to be determined
Ep. 307 The Bear and the Maiden Fair
Ep. 308 to be determined
Ep. 309 The Rains of Castamere
Ep. 310 Mhysa
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:18 PM
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Ooh, Ooh! So it does look we get to
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The Red Wedding
this season.
SPOILER:
In typical 9th episode climax fashion
. Also happy to see The Bear and the Maiden Fair making an appearance. I wonder if they'll use the Irish Moutarde verision.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:09 PM
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And I was hoping one of the episodes would be titled "the episode in which we meet Strong Belwas"
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:24 PM
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Who/What is Mhysa? It's not something I'm familiar with.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:20 PM
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Who/What is Mhysa? It's not something I'm familiar with.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:21 PM
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And I was hoping one of the episodes would be titled "the episode in which we meet Strong Belwas"
How dare they not include Strong Belwas! Strong Belwas will kill them then eat liver and onions.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:50 PM
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It's Ghiscari for "mother."
Oooooooh. Now I know where they are ending the season.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:27 PM
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Oooooooh. Now I know where they are ending the season.
Remind me again...?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:34 PM
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Remind me again...?
SPOILER:
Freeing the slaves in Astapor. The slaves call her Mysha.


I think we'll see the following scenes:

SPOILER:
Mormont being killed in ep. 4, Ygritte/Jon and the Beric vs Hound fight in ep 5, Jaime rescuing Brienne from the bear pit in ep. 7, and the Red Wedding in ep. 9. I think it's possible we'll see unCat in ep. 10, since she's a mother too, but I hope not.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:30 PM
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I just had to share this webcomic from a couple days ago:

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Old 02-28-2013, 11:57 PM
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How is he "supporting"? He's the main character, dammit. I guess it's because he's "supporting" every other damn character. Dammit.

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Pretty much you get to choose what category you are in. Which is why hour-long dramas often are nominated for "best comedy".

Peter is pretty good, yes, but HBO knows he hasn't a chance in hell of winning "best actor" but has a real shot at "supporting".

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:39 AM
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I'm not going to pop the DVD in to check, but isn't Dinklage billed as a prestigious "and" or "with," la Andy Rooney? And IIRC he got a credits upgrade in season 2. And of course, the series really lacks a lead actor. Tyrion and Ned (for a time) are obvious choices. Others like Jaime, maybe. Really, it just shows the awards are part bunk.

If there ever is/was a poll thread about your favorite character, Tyrion should not be included in the poll because it's the "well no duh, who else?" answer.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:24 AM
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I rarely argue when I come here as doing so is usually puerile, but I have issue with the statement, "Peter [Dinklage] is pretty good..." He owns every scene he is in. His character is arguably the most complex and interesting of the dozens to choose from in Mr. Martin's panoramic epic. The casting for this series has been outstanding, but the choice of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister was truly inspired.

"Pretty good?"
I'll see your 'pretty good' and raise you a 'pretty darned good'.
So there.
Hope I wasn't too harsh in my rhetoric.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:25 AM
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I rarely argue when I come here as doing so is usually puerile, but I have issue with the statement, "Peter [Dinklage] is pretty good..." He owns every scene he is in. His character is arguably the most complex and interesting of the dozens to choose from in Mr. Martin's panoramic epic. The casting for this series has been outstanding, but the choice of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister was truly inspired.

"Pretty good?"
I'll see your 'pretty good' and raise you a 'pretty darned good'.
So there.
Hope I wasn't too harsh in my rhetoric.
Sure, I'll buy "pretty darned good" no problem, but still, the role doesn't have the ummph for HBO to risk trying for Best Actor.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:48 AM
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I think Episode 7 will also have Sansa's conversation with the Tyrells.
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