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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby VegasRon on Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:16 am

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Hermanator X wrote:But I read an amazing comment o hitfix that the dothraki were a poor Klingon rip off cos of there gruff voices and warrior ways. Limited frame of reference methinks. The very little interest I had on the new conan went up considerably after his war speech.


They're horselord savages and have braids. And weird swords. They rule on law of the fittest. Just like Klingons. And have a weird language they just invented.
Note that there are only few words of dothraki in books, and they had to invent all other stuff for TV - they couldn't have had dothraki talking english and everyone else
pretending its dothraki.

And why would they be a poor Klingon ripoff? do klingons ride horses and are horselords of the praerie?



Yes, ST:TNG invented warlike, semi-barbaric cultures. You must not have gotten the memo. Truth be told, among my many gripes with TNG was the fact that they reinvented Klingons for the worse from ST:TOS.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby swoop91 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:36 pm

What do we say to god of death?

NOT TODAY!
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:40 pm

Is it next Sunday yet?
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:55 pm

This show gets better each week.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:25 am

I really hope the youngest Stark girl grows up and kills everyone. And I mean EVERYONE!
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:41 am

Nachokoolaid wrote:I really hope the youngest Stark girl grows up and kills everyone. And I mean EVERYONE!


Fuck yeah! Her killing that kid (I'm assuming he's dead?) was most unexpected. I loved her "dance instructor" giving a fine clinic in swordplay... with the practice sword... before likely losing his life.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ribbons on Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:12 am

But he died with such panache.

"What do we say to the gods of death?" :wink:
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby swoop91 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:38 am

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Nachokoolaid wrote:I really hope the youngest Stark girl grows up and kills everyone. And I mean EVERYONE!


Fuck yeah! Her killing that kid (I'm assuming he's dead?) was most unexpected. I loved her "dance instructor" giving a fine clinic in swordplay... with the practice sword... before likely losing his life.

Possible spoiler up to 4th book, risk reading it.. its speculation though :D
Oh did he :mrgreen: ?

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And killing that kid was a tremendous deal.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ye Black Knight on Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:16 am

swoop91 wrote:What do we say to god of death?

NOT TODAY!


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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:33 pm

King Joffrey is a right proper cünt

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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nachokoolaid on Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:43 pm

Ok. So let's have a discussion starter here.

What, in your opinion, is the most painful way to die?

What ever that answer is, that's what should be done to Joffrey (Lannister) Baratheon.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:50 pm

Sean Bean can NOT catch a break in this genre!!! :P
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:56 pm

Fievel wrote:Sean Bean can NOT catch a break in this genre!!! :P


OR REAL LIFE!!

Despite his wounds, Bean refused any medical attention and opted not to go to a hospital.

Instead, the actor accepted a first aid kit from the bar staff, then ordered another drink.


:shock:

I am not worthy to smell that man's farts as they alone contain toxic levels of machismo.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby VegasRon on Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:00 am

Semi-spoiler, nothing crazy...

The finale should contain a few more WTF DID THAT JUST HAPPEN moments and send us all off into a very long off-season.

For those who have read the books here are a couple suggestions I have for new major characters we'll be seeing in S2. Though one has been mentioned often enough.

Stannis Baratheon - Mark Strong. Seriously. Make this happen. And he should be affordable now that Bean is gone.

Brienne of Tarth - Zoe Bell. Miss Bell's background as a long-time stunt woman should give her the athleticism and semi-muscular build the role demands. She's a bit too "pretty" for Brienne, but they retconned Tyrion's looks and I wouldn't mind it for Brienne. I've heard a number of athletes as suggestions for the role, but it's going to be next-to-impossible to find a woman of Brienne's build/athleticism that can act. I'd have no problem tweaking her appearance on-screen.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:57 am

Strong would be a fine choice.

I've always pictured Timothy Dalton. Maybe too old?

I think a not so attractive woman on the heavy side would be enough for Brienne.

What about the Onion Knight? Always pictured David Thewlis.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby TonyWilson on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:36 am

Strong is damn fine choice. I really like Paddy Considine for it myself, his work in My Summer Of Love makes me think he'd do fanatical, inflexible humourless hardass very very well.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby TonyWilson on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:37 am

Someone somewhere suggested John Hawkes for Davos - that'd be seriously great casting.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nachokoolaid on Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:19 pm

I don't know the books well, but based off of descriptions, I think Ray Stevenson would make a fine Stannis.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby swoop91 on Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:39 am

There has to be a role there somewhere for Mark Sheppard.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby VegasRon on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:55 am

Nachokoolaid wrote:I don't know the books well, but based off of descriptions, I think Ray Stevenson would make a fine Stannis.


That's the second time I've heard this. But no. Stannis is a gaunt man, sorta thin and too stern. No sense of humor whatsoever. Stevenson doesn't fit him physcially or spiritually.

Stevenson would have made a perfect GreatJon, the guy who gets his fingers bit off by Grey Wind and becomes Robb's staunchest supporter, though the actor they got is perfect and it is a minor role in the show.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:38 pm

I haven't read the books (yet, plan on picking up book 1 this week) but I do have a reasonably good knowledge of good British (and irish) actors who would easily fit into the world of Westeros, I'm wondering if they'd fit any upcoming characters

Clive Russell (Stanis Perhaps if he can change his accent from Scottish to Northern)
Jason Isaacs (again Stanis perhaps???)
Brian Cox
Brendan Gleeson
Gary Stretch
Toby Kebbell
David Morrisey
Robert Carlyle
Liam Neeson (probably way too expensive)
Peter Mullan
Billy Connelly
Ben Chaplin
Kevin McKidd
David Thewlis
Paddy Considine
Angus Macfadyen
David O'Hara
Colm Meaney
Peter Howitt (be good to see him on screen again)
Christopher Eccleston
John Nettles
Timothy Dalton
Michael Gambon
Dominic West
Marton Csokas (okay he's a Hungarian Kiwi but he's the right type)

You can pretty much guarantee that a few of those names will make appearances (who else is there?) but as who?

I can tell you who I certainly DON'T want to see

Derek Jacobi
Martin Shaw (not you KON!!!)
Trevor Eve
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby The Vicar on Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:29 pm

Rough week for Sean Bean - he got cut outside a bar coming to the aid of a damsel in distress.
He went back into the bar afterwards, got patched up and ordered another drink.
Man's game, Sean.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nachokoolaid on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:21 pm

VegasRon wrote:
Nachokoolaid wrote:I don't know the books well, but based off of descriptions, I think Ray Stevenson would make a fine Stannis.


That's the second time I've heard this. But no. Stannis is a gaunt man, sorta thin and too stern. No sense of humor whatsoever. Stevenson doesn't fit him physcially or spiritually.

Stevenson would have made a perfect GreatJon, the guy who gets his fingers bit off by Grey Wind and becomes Robb's staunchest supporter, though the actor they got is perfect and it is a minor role in the show.


Thanks for clearing up. I'm not familiar with the descriptions. A lot of the suggestions were saying a younger Brian Cox. I thought Stevenson would fit that.

Looking at the names on that list, I had a funny thought. Remember when they were casting The Dark Knight, and every 2nd post on the internet was suggesting Chris Eccelston for the Joker? I wonder if getting mentioned THAT often and then all of a sudden--nothing--creates some sort of internet black hole or something.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:53 pm

The Vicar wrote:Rough week for Sean Bean - he got cut outside a bar coming to the aid of a damsel in distress.
He went back into the bar afterwards, got patched up and ordered another drink.
Man's game, Sean.


My quote from earlier in the thread.

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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:53 pm

And yes, I just quoted myself.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:36 am

Lately I've been trying to picture Peter Capaldi as Stannis.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby swoop91 on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:53 pm

You guys look more interested in actors than the show itself. geez :D
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:00 pm

Well to be fair those of us who haven't read the books can't really speculate over what might happen in the show next because we don't want to be corrected and those of us who've read the books know what's going to happen, all there is left is who's going to play the roles.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ye Black Knight on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:56 am

Lo, for those whom hath read ye books "A Song of Ice and Fire" a query hath I concerning ye final episode of this season:

Will Littlefinger once again train'eth two of his prostitutes in ye carnal art of "wench-on-wench" lovemaking? This knight inquire'th as mine trousers must be select'eth'd for appropriate looseness, and mayhaps buy'eth I a new sponge!

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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:37 am

Superb ending! Maybe a little too rushed AND another gratuitous nekidness scene tacked on.

Still awesome all the way!

Winter is coming, but then lets get on to Spring 2012!!!!
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:58 pm

I certainly wasn't expecting any Dragons at this early point in the story. Interesting.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby BuckyO'harre on Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:52 pm

Too long.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby swoop91 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:16 am

I like Danerys's Stormborn's titties. Alot. nice titties. pretty girl. moar
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby VegasRon on Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:28 am

So did one of her dragons. That mother's milk wasn't going to waste...

Great finale for an amazing first season. HBO hit it out of the park, no doubt. And to think, book one is actually my least favorite(I won't count book four until I read the fifth, they were supposed to be one book, originally). Book three, A Storm of Swords, is my all-time favorite fantasy book. So far.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ribbons on Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:17 pm

Yeah, the ending was pretty fantastic. I was a little on the fence about Game of Thrones the first couple episodes, but it quickly hit its stride and kicked ass. Between this and Boardwalk Empire, HBO has two of the best (maybe THE best) shows on television. Now I have to read Clash of Kings before season 2 comes out!
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby VegasRon on Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:33 pm

Ribbons wrote:Yeah, the ending was pretty fantastic. I was a little on the fence about Game of Thrones the first couple episodes, but it quickly hit its stride and kicked ass. Between this and Boardwalk Empire, HBO has two of the best (maybe THE best) shows on television. Now I have to read Clash of Kings before season 2 comes out!


I'd strongly suggest reading GoT, if you haven't. Two of my fave characters got short-changed in the show, The Hound and especially Renly. While it's understandable, I really with the show had been 12 episodes.

In any event, Clash of Kings is great.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:23 pm

The Hound most definitely. He'll get more screentime next season.

I'm not recalling Renly getting all that much time (or oral pleasure) in Thrones. Regardless, he'll also be heavily featured next season.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Fievel on Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:12 pm

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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:17 am

IPAMPILASH! That was... compulsively watchable.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Ribbons on Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:52 pm

Natalie Dormer (Anne Boleyn from The Tudors) has been cast as Margaery Tyrell for season 2:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/06/23/game-of-thrones-casting/
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:37 am

We have our Brienne of Tarth. Gal is 6'3" . . .

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/07/08/brien ... f-thrones/

'Game of Thrones' casts fan favorite Brienne
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Another role has been filled on HBO’s Game of Thrones!

Actress Gwendoline Christie has been cast in the pivotal part of Brienne, announced Thrones author George R.R. Martin on his blog.

Brienne isn’t physically a very flattering character in the books, described as a large and piggish-looking woman with an awkward personality who’s mocked as “Brienne the Beauty.” But her character, who serves the late king’s brother Renly, is a fan favorite. Brienne is as tough and skilled with a sword as most men and longs for knighthood despite her gender. Christie is a relatively unknown actress who was in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and joins former Tudors star Natalie Dormer who was added to the Thrones season 2 cast a couple weeks back.


Now bring on Stannis!!! I still vote for Peter Capaldi . . .
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:54 am

It seems like Christopher Eccleston is the current front runner for Stannis but you never can tell if this is just wishful thinking or if there actually is something to this story. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/28/is-christopher-eccleston-joining-game-of-thrones/
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:59 am

Eccleston's a FINE choice.

Too bad Timothy Dalton is up there in age. . .
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:40 pm

http://www.denofgeek.com/television/980 ... son_2.html

Latest casting news (nothing but speculation here) for Game Of Thrones season 2
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Who is making the jump from Camelot, to the second season of Game Of Thrones?
Published on Jul 15, 2011

Camelot may be cancelled, but that is not necessarily a bad thing for a certain cast member. According to Clive Standen, who played Gawain in the ill-fated show, one of his cast members has landed a major role in the hit series.

Tweeting to his followers, Standen said: “Just heard some massive casting news for Season 2 of GOTs… 3 amazing actors (one Camelot alumnus) great choices”.

He later added: “Actually 2 Camelot alumni… but only one from our show.”

Interesting. Does this mean fan favourite Eva Green has been cast as Melisandre? Joseph Fiennes as Davos Seaworth?

Perhaps James Purefoy has secured a role? He has been talking about his love for the HBO show in recent interviews. Also, interesting fact of the day, Jamie Campbell-Bower was originally cast in the pilot, but dropped out. Could he have been recast in a new role?

The news about the other Camelot alumni is intriguing. Could this mean someone like Clive Owen (King Arthur in the 2004 film of the same name) has bagged a role? Sam Neill, maybe (Merlin)? Heck, what about Liam Neeson (he was Gawain in Boorman’s Excalibur)? I guess only time will tell...
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:57 pm

Stanis and Melisandre have been cast

I haven't got to the second book yet but I like both actors a lot, good casting?
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby TonyWilson on Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:07 pm

Van Houten is perfect casting, you seen Black Death, JL? Dillane? Dunno actually. Only seen him in 44 inch chest and Welcome To Sarajevo and his roles are just very very different from Stannis. He's got the look I suppose though I kinda imagine someone more physically imposing.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby John-Locke on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:15 pm

Dillane was very good in John Adams but I agree, he's not very physically imposing. I've seen Black death but to be honest I can't remember Van Houten being in it at all, I did think she was great in Black Book though.
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Re: HBO's GAME OF THRONES

Postby Nice Marmot on Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:24 pm

I can see Dillane as Stannis. If he can do smoldering and so super-intense you don't want to make eye contact with him, then there you go.

I picture Melisandre as much more exotic and dark even before makeup and wardrobe, but I'm not questioning any casting after season 1.
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