A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Kosh Naranek

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    Grey Worm has been cast.

    The one on the left plays Daario and the guy on the right plays Grey Worm.

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    You could see Ian McElhenny in the background of some the the Dany shots/pictures this year sporting a nice white beard.

    I will hunt around and see if I can find an image.

    Here is one - He is in the background with the actress that plays Missendei (spelling). I found it on Winter is Coming.

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  2. Kosh Naranek

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    New season 3 photos up at Winteriscoming.net.

    I really like this one of Stannis.

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  3. Anwar

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    Weird, I'm not sure if it's the composition of the show but Stannis looks so much older in that picture.
     
  4. Nagisa Furukawa

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    Hopefully, both the writing and acting of Stannis improve in S3. In the books, he's one of the most memorable and entertaining characters. In the second season, he's... completely forgettable.
     
  5. Anwar

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    Really? I LOVED him in the second season.

    I liked him better than Jon Snow, anyways.
     
  6. Deckerd

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    John Snow is too humourless. No wonder everyone stabbed him.
     
  7. Kosh Naranek

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    I really liked the actor as Stannis.

    At first I was a little put off. I kept thinking that he was NOT Stannis, but his performance won me over.

    I think he captured Stannis' humorless disposition while bringing the unintentionally hilarious Stannis to life. Some of the best guffaws I got from the books came from Stannis.

    Even though the actors playing Jorah and Stannis don't match their characters descriptions, I see them now when I read the books.

    For Jon, however, he is still a mental composition. The actor has yet to "stamp" the character for me.

    I totally hope that Stannis does look older. In the books, I got the real sense that Renly's death combined with whatever Mel was doing was sucking the life out of Stannis. He became more skeletal to me as the books progressed.
     
  8. Deckerd

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    Stannis knows he's sould his soul. He just hasn't admitted it to himself yet.
     
  9. Dream

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  10. sidious618

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    I'm quite fond of Stannis' casting, too. I thought he worked well in season two but in general the casting has been excellent. The only character that hasn't been working for me is Jon Snow, a character I liked a lot more in the books.
     
  11. Dream

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    I'm don't like the Jon Snow actor at ALL! He is the only weak actor in the cast for me.

    But they cast Tryion, Twyin, Jaime, Ayra, and Ned perfectly. I'm fine with one miscast character.
     
  12. Brendan Moody

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    At a convention yesterday, Martin read two new Barristan Selmy chapters from The Winds of Winter, the second of which describes the battle for Meereen toward which the previously-read Tyrion and Victarion chapters were leading. Detailed descriptions from someone who as at the reading are here.
     
  13. Kosh Naranek

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    Thanks for the link. I will have to give it a read.
     
  14. Bisz

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    Indeed, thanks for the link, I enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to book 6... has there been any estimations of when it will come out or is GRRM sticking to his guns of not estimating the date because he missed it so badly last time?
     
  15. Brendan Moody

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    All he's said is that it definitely won't be this year, but next year is still a possibility. (I don't think it's a likely one-- mid-2015 is my personal optimistic estimate-- but you never know.) As of July 2012, he had 200 manuscript pages of complete chapters and another 200 of fragments and rough drafts, out of a planned 1500 or so manuscript pages for the full book. Some of those 200 pages were chapters originally written for A Dance with Dragons but left out due to length, so unless things have picked up since July he's still progressing pretty slowly.

    On another note, the Blu-ray and DVD of season two of the TV show comes out tomorrow in the US. Amazon.com has the Blu-ray for $30 and the DVD for $25. I think the prices are the same at Target, which also has an exclusive bonus disc with a 20-minute George R. R. Martin interview.
     
  16. Captaindemotion

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    I have now re-read the entire series (I virtually never read books twice). It's going to be a long wait for The Winds of Winter.
     
  17. SalvorHardin

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    At the rate GRRM is going lets hope he stays alive long enough to finish this thing.
     
  18. superdeluxe

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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/02/21/g...-3-trailer-to-premiere-on-jimmy-kimmels-show/

    YES :D
     
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  20. sidious618

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    The dragon flying next to the ship was beautiful and just screamed "A Song of Ice and Fire."