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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #575 on: June 20, 2014, 02:42:16 AM »
I'm quite happy with (most) of the changes in the show, too. I'm pretty good at leaving the book at the door when I watch the show and just going along for the ride. The books are always there when I want to read them; I love being surprised and shown new scenes and alternate plot points.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #576 on: June 25, 2014, 01:03:36 PM »
Just gonna drop this here...


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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #577 on: July 29, 2014, 11:12:52 AM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Excuse me while I bounce off the ceiling with excitement!

Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell?!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, whoever made that casting decision.

« Last Edit: July 29, 2014, 11:15:13 AM by jouzinka »

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #578 on: July 29, 2014, 11:41:20 AM »
Now all we need to see is whether Siddig will tarnish his suave good looks by gaining a shedload of weight or whether the writers will leave the Jabba Hutt-esque figure out of the Dornish Prince's description. :P

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #579 on: July 29, 2014, 12:08:37 PM »
I'm... kinda disappointed in the sand syblings? Because I feel like they've been a bit whitewashed but that's mostly my imagination I feel. >.> Because I had in my head these badass arab chicks. But we'll see what happens in the show because Game of Thrones hasn't truly disappointed me yet with casting. :)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #580 on: July 29, 2014, 12:48:15 PM »
I admit that I'm surprised with Siddig as Doran Martell. I imagined the character as older and... plumpier?

Also, I'm disappointed with Obara. I imagined her as blonde, but maybe that was my mistake. But one thing I'm relatively sure about is that she was described as tall and well-built... she's a warrior, after all. Meanwhile, the actress who will be playing her seems... really waifish?

BTW. Have Arianne and Quentyn been cast?

BTW2. Who the heck is Yezzan?
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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #581 on: July 29, 2014, 12:54:52 PM »
http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Yezzan

I also have a feeling they might be merging Trystane and Quentyn together. :-X

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #582 on: July 29, 2014, 12:59:46 PM »
http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Yezzan

Ah, that guy. Okay, let me say that I completely don't get the casting choice here. Is that guy going to put on a fat suit, or something?

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I also have a feeling they might be merging Trystane and Quentyn together. :-X

Oh, I don't think so... I rather suspect that we'll get a new subplot with Trystane and Myrcella.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #583 on: July 29, 2014, 01:27:53 PM »
And as we're talking about the series again... I'd like to ask for your opinion about something.

In one of season 4 episodes, there was this "making of a White Walker" scene. You know, there was this scene when one of the Walkers abducts one of Craster's children and takes it... to some sort of stone circle? Once there, another being arrives and does something to the child - with the child's eyes becoming blue. My theory is that how White Walkers come into being - there are made of abducted children... but what do you think what was the being that did that?

I mean, I took a good look at this guy and he wasn't a White Walker. He looked different - for once, he had horns. What do you make of him? Who was this?

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #584 on: July 29, 2014, 01:34:38 PM »
One of the Others. 8-)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #585 on: July 29, 2014, 01:35:26 PM »
So... you think that there are different kinds of them?

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #586 on: July 29, 2014, 01:51:40 PM »
I think that when people swear 'The Others take [whatever]', they have something worse than snow wights in mind. ;)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #587 on: July 29, 2014, 02:18:49 PM »
That's interesting. I've always assumed that the White Walkers and the Others were supposed to be the same thing...

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #588 on: July 29, 2014, 02:43:14 PM »
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell?!


Thought I recognized that name!  Although I remember when he was Siddig el Fadil.  I was somewhat disappointed when he decided to change it.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #589 on: July 29, 2014, 02:53:26 PM »
Whew ... his birth name is huge. There'd be no calling him by his full name when he was in trouble! (Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #590 on: July 29, 2014, 02:56:25 PM »
Thought I recognized that name!  Although I remember when he was Siddig el Fadil.  I was somewhat disappointed when he decided to change it.
Hehehehe! >:)

I am still all gaga about this.

Whew ... his birth name is huge. There'd be no calling him by his full name when he was in trouble! (Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi)
I believe he goes by Sid. :-)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #591 on: July 29, 2014, 03:18:16 PM »
Whew ... his birth name is huge. There'd be no calling him by his full name when he was in trouble! (Siddig El Tahir El Fadil El Siddig Abderrahman Mohammed Ahmed Abdel Karim El Mahdi)

Royalty just have to have the biggest ones. ;)

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #592 on: July 29, 2014, 03:24:22 PM »
If any of you remember the old Robin of Sherwood series, the character of Nasir (played by Mark Ryan) gives his full name to a noble lady in one episode.  She responds incredulously with 'Is that a name, or a family tree?'  Of course, to those familiar with Middle Eastern naming traditions, the answer is a simple 'Yes!'

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #593 on: July 29, 2014, 03:42:25 PM »
My God, I so loved Nasir when I was a kid..!

BTW. Robin of Sherwood is one of the finest fantasy series ever, IMHO.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #594 on: July 29, 2014, 05:05:45 PM »
And as we're talking about the series again... I'd like to ask for your opinion about something.


I mean, I took a good look at this guy and he wasn't a White Walker. He looked different - for once, he had horns. What do you make of him? Who was this?

It could be this guy.

http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Night's_King

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #595 on: February 01, 2015, 05:11:54 PM »
So... the trailer for Season 5 has arrived:

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152715877082734&pnref=story

Somehow, I don't feel too excited. I think I've lost my heart for this show... The books are so much better!

*keeps his fingers crossed for Winds of Winter to be released this year*

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #596 on: February 01, 2015, 05:34:29 PM »
I think I have seen somewhere that Winds of Winter is bumped to 2016.

Anyway... it would seem they are leaving Aegon out of the picture? :o That is like... a MAJOR spoiler for the books - just as I finally decided he is a Targaryen and the third Dragon rider. >:(

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #597 on: February 01, 2015, 05:39:46 PM »
Maybe they'll introduce him in Season 6? I don't know...

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #598 on: February 01, 2015, 05:42:06 PM »
As the days creep ever forward I'm champing at the bits to see what the next season will hold. While there have been some changes from the books I'm still absolutely loving the show. So glad that we're finally getting to the Martells.

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Re: Winter is Coming...
« Reply #599 on: February 02, 2015, 07:12:11 PM »
Anyway... it would seem they are leaving Aegon out of the picture? :o That is like... a MAJOR spoiler for the books - just as I finally decided he is a Targaryen and the third Dragon rider. >:(

I'm under the influence they're cutting that entirely. Same thing with the other Greyjoy characters.