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Old 02-11-2015, 08:05 AM
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I don't think either Mance or Rhaegar are supposed to be legendary fighters. Rhaegar had one good day at jousting, but so did Jorah Mormont. Mance beat up Jon Snow, but he's like 15 or 16, big deal. Certainly there's no indication that either are on the level or close to Barristan, Arthur Dayne, Jaime Lannister, Loras Tyrell, or Sandor Clegane.
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Old 02-11-2015, 08:26 AM
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I assume you mean a warg and not a targ...?

http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Warg
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Targ
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:12 AM
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Targ being a targaryen.

Anyway, the other theories, well, their theories. I like them. It's one of those things which is joining the dots with the books certainly. Some of the pre clash of kings theories were mental.

I like the ones which are interesting, but kind of pointless:

SPOILER:
This may be clearer in new season, but in the book it infers that Tywin was already dying of poisoning when Tyrion killed him. The horrible smell when his body is in state, matches the description of one of Oberons poisons.

Also, an interesting on is that (in the book this is clearer, less so in the series I think), that Cerseii mistakenly poisoned Joffrey, and that's what has been driving her ever crazier. It's based on the pie being eaten first, and it being Tyrions, and Cerseii organising the wedding. Would be a reasonable driver for the plot, but probably doesn't make much difference. Interestingly the Cerseii POV in the books never addresses the subject of Joffreys death. Olenna's admission to the poisoning kind of ruins this in the series, but the book that information doesn't come from her, it comes from Littlefinger who didn't attend and perhaps assumed.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:49 PM
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GRRM says characters (no names given) will die in the upcoming season of GOT who didn't die in the books: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/02/1...ooks/21143273/
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:03 AM
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GRRM says characters (no names given) will die in the upcoming season of GOT who didn't die in the books: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/02/1...ooks/21143273/
Interesting use of words: "Who didn't" vs "Who won't".

I know its drifted a lot from the books at the moment, maybe its time to just accept its not the same thing anymore.

There's already characters who've died in the series, but not in the books. Grenn. Talisa Stark's equivalent. Pyatt Pree? Qotho?

It strikes me as if some characters are likely to have done something waaay different from the book version, and might be prime for killing. Sam not being at the citadel (and the Bravos voyage) might leave him open for the chop now.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:39 AM
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The Littlefinger actor is in Calvary, a recent, well-reviewed Irish dramedy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iBJbcHq-oU
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Old 02-26-2015, 04:24 PM
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Game of Thrones blooper reel from last season:

http://www.eonline.com/news/629702/g...premiere-watch
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:19 AM
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The GOT series will overtake the books, the producers confirm: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-en...ml?icn=puff-5#

Aiyeeeee!
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:58 AM
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That's not saying much. George would need both remaining books on shelves before next March to not be passed. The slow will finish like 4 years before the books are finished, if they ever are.
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I knew it was pretty much inevitable, but it still sucks. A Storm of Swords could probably have been broken up into 3 seasons. Hell, they still would have caught up and surpassed the books. We're coming up on 4 years since ADWD was released. I imagine the 7th and final novel may not come until at least 2020.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:12 PM
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Well, I'd rather watch GOT and get book-spoiled in real time with everyone else than put the show on hold for myself and be spoiled literally everywhere else in the world by accident or by trolls. If I can't beat 'em, I gotta join 'em.

However, if I drop into a coma tomorrow and don't wake up until the final two books are published, I'm reading them before I finish the show.

Plus the spoiling? Well, sure, some major events were covered by the show, but many were skipped and nearly everything was slightly different, at the very least. Reading the books will still be full of surprises, layers, and might even be very, very different except for bullet points.
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Last season hilariously recapped in eight minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVcoycOLep0
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:51 PM
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By the way, my fave GoT joke/ parody clips are ..."The Ultimate Game of Thrones Birthday Rap "and "Litllefinger, IT consultant "
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:16 AM
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Here you go:
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Old 04-06-2015, 10:32 AM
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Thanks!

"The Dragons' Daughter" remix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMvt13PtV5I

The actress who plays Arya will be on Dr. Who:
http://www.theguardian.com/media/201...arya-stark-bbc
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Game of Chairs

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Thanks!

"The Dragons' Daughter" remix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMvt13PtV5I
That was amazing. Wow.
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Teens React to Game of Thrones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7f1p9XgHXQ
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:31 AM
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This could not have been made with children in mind because children who need to learn to count to three will not appreciate this thing of beauty.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:38 PM
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"The Dragons' Daughter" remix:
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The actress who plays Arya will be on Dr. Who:
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This could not have been made with children in mind because children who need to learn to count to three will not appreciate this thing of beauty.
I watched that, and then kept watching the Cookie Monster videos that followed, as well as the Grover vidios, and was delighted to discover that Sesame Street is still as awesome as it was when I was watching it as a child in the early 1970s.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:49 PM
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Okay...this beats them all.

Seth Meyer invites Jon Snow to a dinner party
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Old 04-10-2015, 10:44 AM
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Key and Peele - My GOT, dog!: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ftqcg2...p---uncensored
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:05 AM
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I sure hope they put up a gazillion *spoiler* warnings before they played that!

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Surprised "Tywan" wasn't killed by "J'Dinkalage".

Drogo is totally Big Dave Novarro.
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Woohoo, the new season starts Sunday! Here's a preview from the Plain Dealer, with some info on GRRM and the next book, too. Ignore the misspellings of several character names: http://www.cleveland.com/entertainme...l#incart_river
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The Atlantic praises the first few episodes of the new season (warning: some spoilers): http://www.theatlantic.com/entertain...hrones/389943/
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The first few episodes (3-4) have leaked.

The web is dark and full of spoilers.
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Old 04-13-2015, 09:46 AM
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Book spoilers/S5 show spoilers: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=754326

S5 E1 thread: http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...d.php?t=754271

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Time to fire this up for the next season, I guess. It's gonna be a looooong wait.

In the meantime, here's the actress who plays Brienne of Tarth, partying in London: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...-Chastain.html
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Whoa, 6' 3"? That makes her two inches taller than Floor Jansen, lead singer of Nightwish:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/...htwish-009.jpg

(Floor is the woman in that pic, of course; otherwise the comparison would be silly :P Male fans are jealous of Emppu, the guitarist (second from right), because his face is right at boob-height.)
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Another theory on who is The Prince That Was Promised. Not sure I buy it, but it's certainly entertainingly presented: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBvOQPD_cD8
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Another theory on who is The Prince That Was Promised. Not sure I buy it, but it's certainly entertainingly presented: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBvOQPD_cD8
I can't watch youtube at work, what's the short version?
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Okay, this was, erm, something *cough*: Maisie Williams on some YouTuber's show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFc_6Vd-sC0
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It's Jorah Mormont.
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Okay, this was, erm, something *cough*: Maisie Williams on some YouTuber's show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFc_6Vd-sC0
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Maisie: You don't, bitch.
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This could not have been made with children in mind because children who need to learn to count to three will not appreciate this thing of beauty.
These Sesame Street parodies are, as far as I know, uploaded straight to the Internet. Sort of a side project of Jim Henson Corp. Like these:

Sons of Poetry

House of Bricks

Definitely aimed an an adult audience.

But I did come across this video of Peter Dinklage singing with Muppets:

Simon Says
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Looks like Harington was being a filthy liar when he said he's not coming back for S6. He was spotted heading back to Belfast on the same plane as the actor who plays Jaqen H'ghar. Not 100% proof, but pretty strong evidence for Jon being alive.
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Looks like Harington was being a filthy liar when he said he's not coming back for S6. He was spotted heading back to Belfast on the same plane as the actor who plays Jaqen H'ghar. Not 100% proof, but pretty strong evidence for Jon being alive.
Weirdly, the article I linked was the mobile version and when I click it from a desktop it cuts off some of the photos and the rest of the article (here's the full desktop version). Shooting for S6 starts in Belfast at the end of the month and he's clearly there to shoot with them, so whatever is going on with him he's going to be in S6.
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Looks like Harington was being a filthy liar when he said he's not coming back for S6.
Or maybe he just...
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Seriously, Jon is dead, dead, just as they said. He's not getting a doctor, his is an ex-steward. But that doesn't preclude a resurrection.
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Oh no, I think he knows everything. He just doesn't want to tell us (or more likely, is contractually obligated not to ).
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This is a featured article on Wiki today; apparently the castle is a shooting site for the upcoming GOT season: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle..._(Guadalajara)
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Looks like Harington was being a filthy liar when he said he's not coming back for S6. He was spotted heading back to Belfast on the same plane as the actor who plays Jaqen H'ghar. Not 100% proof, but pretty strong evidence for Jon being alive.
Why would he be going to the same place as Jaqen? if anything it's evidence that he's dead and Jaqen is going to borrow his face. If hes not going to where ever they shoot the ice scenes in then i wouldn't put much hope in it.

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Why would he be going to the same place as Jaqen? if anything it's evidence that he's dead and Jaqen is going to borrow his face. If hes not going to where ever they shoot the ice scenes in then i wouldn't put much hope in it.
So the Watch is going to ship Jon's body to Braavos?
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Why would he be going to the same place as Jaqen? if anything it's evidence that he's dead and Jaqen is going to borrow his face. If hes not going to where ever they shoot the ice scenes in then i wouldn't put much hope in it.
The studio is there, and I've read that that's where nearly all the "interior" scenes are filmed. I think everybody goes there to film. The exterior locations, of course, not so much.
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Maybe they will film a funeral scene for Jon, and they need Harrington for that.

Do they have a special ceremony for traitor Lord Commanders at the wall?
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Yeah to clarify, Belfast is GoT HQ and most of the actors have been arriving there this month to start production for S6.
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