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Ballz
Dec 16, 2003

it's mario time




Season 5 of Game of Thrones debuts Sunday, April 12, 2015!


You know the rules by now. This is the Unsullied thread for people who haven't read the books. So no bookchat, although if its any consolation, the show is getting very close to catching up with the books at this point, at least until GRRM finishes the Winds of Winter. he won't

If you're absolutely dying to know, any questions about the books can be sent by PM to
Toast Museum
Revenant Threshold
Ballz
Carlton Banks Teller
Max
The Kawaiiest
Hedrigall


SEASON 5 TRAILER:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDb4sJVK2wU
Don't read the comments.


SEASON 5 TRAILER ANIGIF ANALYSIS! Some remarks and speculation in that link may be considered a touch spoilery, especially if you're the spergin' type.






SEASON 5 CASTING/SHOOTING INFO FOLLOWS

Comic-Con Casting Announcement!

Doran Martell - Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space 9)
Ruler of Dorne and Oberyn Martell's gouty big brother.

Trystane Martell - Toby Sebastian (After the Dark)
Doran's son, heir to Dorne and betrothed to Myrcella Baratheon thanks to some savvy politicking by Tyrion back in season 2.

Myrcella Baratheon - Nell Tiger Free (Mr. Stink)
A recast of Cersei's only daughter, who was played by Aimee Richardson in seasons 1 and 2. No crown for you, Aimee!

Obara Sand - Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider)
The eldest of Oberyn Martell's bastard daughters, better known as the Sand Snakes. Oberyn told Cersei he has 8 daughters total, and we'll be seeing at least 3 of them in season 5. Other Sand Snakes include...

Nymeria "Nym" Sand - Jessica Henwick (Spirit Warriors)
The second oldest Sand Snake. Her mother was a noblewoman from Essos.

Tyene Sand - Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (The Whistleblower)
She's a fan of daggers, apparently.

Areo Hotah - DeObia Oparei (Doom)
Doran's captain of the guards, wields a big loving longaxe.

Yezzan - Enzo Cilenti (Next)
A wealthy slave trader from Slaver's Bay.

High Sparrow - Jonathan Pryce (Brazil)
Radically devout follower of the Seven, he has amassed a large following among the smallfolk.

Septa Unella - Hannah Waddingham (Les Misérables)
A septa serving the Faith of the Seven. As a member of the Most Devout, the highest ranking clergy, she enforces strict adherence to her religion's laws.

Lil' Cersei Lannister - Nell Williams (The Revolting World of Stanley Brown)
Coming Soon: Jim Henson's Game of Thrones Babies

Ghita - Hattie Gotobed (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Competing with Nell Tiger Free for most made-the-gently caress-up-name award.

Malko - Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost)
Show-only character, no info is known. He's kind of on the same tier of actor as say, Burn "the fookin' legend" Gorman, so whoever Malko is, I doubt it'll be a mere cameo or extra.

Loboda - Zahary Baharov (The Way Back)
A wildling, might be a Thenn given his bald head. Seen in the first S5 trailer wielding an axe.

Unknown Wildling - Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (Borgen)
Like Loboda, another wildling featured in a preview trailer. Her character name hasn't been released yet, but based on her acting pedigree, it's doubtful she's an extra.

Rattleshirt - Ross O’Hennessy (Da Vinci's Demons)
Yet another recast, but c'mon, like you even remember what Rattleshirt looks like without the giant skull on.

Denys Mallister - J.J. Murphy (Angela's Ashes)
And now his Watch is ended. :rip: D&D say they will not recast him, but it's unclear if they'll just cut his part out altogether.

Bowen Marsh - Michael Condron (The Tudors)
First Steward of the Night's Watch. Definitely not this guy.

Maggy the Frog - Jodhi May (Last of the Mohicans)
Not as frog-like as you would think.

Melara Hetherspoon - Isabella Steinbarth (Cuban Fury)
That's the character's name in the b**ks, it's always possible it'll change in the show.

Master (Maester?) Eaton - Gianpiero Cognoli (The Northern Paradigm)
No clue.

Merchant Captain - Gary Pillai
His name is probably the extent of his character.

"Military officer" - Derek Lord (High Road)
We only know he's on the show because he broke his wrist while filming.

And a whole bunch of glorified extras.


:siren: SEASON 5 FLIMING BEGINS WRAPS:siren:

It looks like shooting officially began around July 20th as pink "GOT" signs went up near Ireland's Scrabo Tower. Scrabo Tower would be a new location, but it looks pretty fitting for the show.

The final bit of shooting came to an end in early December, so now the long wait until April begins.

HBO is doing some real gimmicky thing in teasing new footage, where you sign up to receive "the sight" from the 3-eyed raven. What it means is you MIGHT get a message that has a 10-second video that shows maybe all of three frames of new content. Fascinating.

In other news, for season 5 Spain becomes the latest country to represent the lands of Westeros and Essos. Croatia, UK and some minimal filming in Iceland are also confirmed.

If you've been following the fan sites, you've probably seen a ton of leaked photos that spoil things to varying degrees. Below are a handful of set/scenery pics to wet your whistle!


Alcázar of Seville in Seville, Spain is being used to represent Dorne. Wikipedia has more pics showing off this gorgeous palace.


A bullfighting ring in Osuna, Spain, is being used in Season 5.


Northern Ireland: Winterfell has seen better days.


Winterfell's weirwood tree

Useful Resources

HBO viewer's guide:
http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/

TV IV Spoiler Thread:
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3570018

A (spoiler free!) Song of Ice and Fire book thread:
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3305853

A (spoiler filled!) Song of Ice and Fire book thread (aka The Bad Thread):
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3305853

Westeros Forums (wiki contains spoilers!!!):
http://asoiaf.westeros.org/

Show-only wiki (still fills in lots of blanks using the books):
http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/

History and Lore of Westeros: Season 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSuXBVv4ppY

History and Lore of Westeros: Season 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b93mfEI2Kb0

History and Lore of Westeros: Season 3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es3VVgFq9nQ


The Rains of Castamere (The National) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozVcbIc5yWI
The Rains of Castamere (Sigur Rós) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3QW8PVyyNM


The Bear and the Maiden Fair (The Hold Steady) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3b7fZIT0nk
The Bear and the Maiden Fair (:kimchi: version) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARfQtFKQtZo

Mountain vs. The Red Viper comic. And yes, someone else is making an official comic adaptation of the books. No, you really, really don't want to see it.


Lastly, I don't really have anywhere else to stick this, so enjoy this blooper real from season 4.


Thread History (h/t In It For the Tank)

Season 1: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Hiatus - Spoiler - Ned Head Redemption - Early Episode 7 Thread
Season 2: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Hiatus - Spoiler - Shadow Baby
Season 3: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Hiatus - Spoiler - Dracarys - The Red Wedding
Season 4: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Hiatus - Spoiler - The Purple Wedding - White Walkerpalooza - IN LIKE THIS
Season 5: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - Hiatus - Spoiler

Ballz fucked around with this message at 02:53 on Mar 26, 2015

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BreakAtmo
May 16, 2009



Ballz posted:

SUPER SPOILERY SEASON 5 CASTING/SHOOTING INFO FOLLOWS

Myrcella Baratheon - Nell Tiger Free (Mr. Stink)
This is an unconfirmed recast of Cersei's only daughter, who was played by Aimee Richardson in seasons 1 and 2.

I'll be sorta pissed if this happens, Aimee owns: https://vine.co/v/MJp2KxmPei1

Ballz
Dec 16, 2003

it's mario time



Don't worry , I have it on good authority that Richardson has been recast next season to play The Mountain.

BreakAtmo
May 16, 2009



Ballz posted:

Don't worry , I have it on good authority that Richardson has been recast next season to play The Mountain.

Um, I'm pretty sure you're thinking of Issac Hempstead-Wright there.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


The part of the Mountain will be played by no less than 7 actors, 3 puppets and an Lucas-esque CGI monstrosity. There will be no continuity of portrayal and the Mountain will be played by multiple entities in individual episodes and even in individual scenes.

Petah
Aug 24, 2006

Keeping the American Imperialists at bay since 1948


Only 9 more months until we can see if Jaime and Cersei will rape each-other at their father's funeral!

Blood Magnet
Nov 25, 2010


To pass the 9 months until next season, I started to make a replica of Prince Oberyn's spear.



The blade is stainless steel and the snakes are aluminum.

BlackJosh
Sep 25, 2007


Love the title because this is by far my favorite pairing so far in the series. So Pod's probably going to have his head ripped off by a White Walker while Brienne is eaten by a dragon in the first episode of next season probably.

ShaqDiesel
Mar 21, 2013


BlackJosh posted:

Love the title because this is by far my favorite pairing so far in the series. So Pod's probably going to have his head ripped off by a White Walker while Brienne is eaten by a dragon in the first third episode of next season probably.

Speleothing
May 6, 2008

Spare batteries are pretty key.


Nah, Brienne/dragon will be the cliffhanger at the end of ep3, but e won't see the fight until ep5.

Terrible Opinions
Oct 17, 2013





Brienne can't die until she slays a dragon and rescues a distressed princess (Jaime). :colbert:

ParliamentOfDogs
Jan 29, 2009

My genre's thriller... What's yours?

There needs to be at least one scene of Tyrion and Jorah drowning their sorrows and comparing break up stories in an Essos bar next season.

bobkatt013
Oct 8, 2006

You’re telling me Peter Parker is ...... Spider-man!?


ParliamentOfDogs posted:

There needs to be at least one scene of Tyrion and Jorah drowning their sorrows and comparing break up stories in an Essos bar next season.

Where is Varys in this scenario?

Speleothing
May 6, 2008

Spare batteries are pretty key.

bobkatt013 posted:

Where is Varys in this scenario?

Arranging revenge

Literal Hamster
Mar 11, 2012

YOSPOS


So near the end, when Varys hears the alarms sounding in the distance and gets on the ship himself, was that because he figured he would be blamed for Tywin's death and was getting out of dodge while he had the chance?

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Daysvala posted:

So near the end, when Varys hears the alarms sounding in the distance and gets on the ship himself, was that because he figured he would be blamed for Tywin's death and was getting out of dodge while he had the chance?

Dude just really does not like bells. Christmas in Westeros is hellish for him.

Baron von Eevl
Jan 24, 2005

WHITE NOISE
GENERATOR

🔊😴


Frostwerks posted:

Dude just really does not like bells. Christmas in Westeros is hellish for him.

Yeah but thankfully it only happens once every few decades.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Baron von Eevl posted:

Yeah but thankfully it only happens once every few decades.

They gonna put Santa Clause's head on a spike.

Savage Cracker
Jul 21, 2010


Daysvala posted:

So near the end, when Varys hears the alarms sounding in the distance and gets on the ship himself, was that because he figured he would be blamed for Tywin's death and was getting out of dodge while he had the chance?

He probably just assumed that tyrion's escape had been discovered.

DarkCrawler
Apr 6, 2009
GRANNY RUINING YOUR VIBES? CUT HER ASS OUT OF YOUR LIFE!


Daysvala posted:

So near the end, when Varys hears the alarms sounding in the distance and gets on the ship himself, was that because he figured he would be blamed for Tywin's death and was getting out of dodge while he had the chance?

Dude, Tywin Lannister is dead, poo poo is going to be hosed, I'd tail it out too.

King Vidiot
Feb 17, 2007

The video arcade made me what I am today!



Savage Cracker posted:

He probably just assumed that tyrion's escape had been discovered.

I think the alarm was more for Tywin's death, since it would've been the first thing anybody noticed. Everyone will have probably figured out that Tyrion killed Tywin, but if Varys just shows up out of the blue from gods-know-where after the alarm has already been sounded he'll look guilty as hell.

I assume his original plan was to get Tyrion out quietly and return, but Tyrion hosed that plan up when he killed Tywin.

Jorghnassen
Oct 1, 2007
Glouton des fjords

King Vidiot posted:

I think the alarm was more for Tywin's death, since it would've been the first thing anybody noticed. Everyone will have probably figured out that Tyrion killed Tywin, but if Varys just shows up out of the blue from gods-know-where after the alarm has already been sounded he'll look guilty as hell.

I assume his original plan was to get Tyrion out quietly and return, but Tyrion hosed that plan up when he killed Tywin.

Your interpretation is correct. From season 2, Varys knows ringing bells are a bad thing, as they sound for the death of a king, sieges or weddings. So the bells here were most certainly for the acting regent. And having the bells change Varys' decision is a call-back to that Blackwater scene. That is effective story-telling.

Fair to Midland
Jan 13, 2010

by Cowcaster


Jorghnassen posted:

Your interpretation is correct. From season 2, Varys knows ringing bells are a bad thing, as they sound for the death of a king, sieges or weddings. So the bells here were most certainly for the acting regent. And having the bells change Varys' decision is a call-back to that Blackwater scene. That is effective story-telling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJpdEpiTzNA

DoctorStrangelove
Jun 6, 2012

IT WOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT MEIN FUHRER!




"They ring for horror. A dead king, a city under siege."
"A wedding."
"Exactly"


Is there anything in this show that hasn't been foreshadowed to poo poo?

Savage Cracker
Jul 21, 2010


DoctorStrangelove posted:

Is there anything in this show that hasn't been foreshadowed to poo poo?

After starting my first rewatch (currently halfway into season 1) I'd say....no. It's pretty insane actually.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


The hot water did not burn her, woo!

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011






Whoever plays Myrcella will probably only get a couple episodes anyway. With Tywin dead its revenge on Lannisters time. He was the only one holding that poo poo together.

Skrill.exe
Oct 3, 2007

"Bitcoin is a new financial concept entirely without precedent."

DoctorStrangelove posted:

"They ring for horror. A dead king, a city under siege."
"A wedding."
"Exactly"


Is there anything in this show that hasn't been foreshadowed to poo poo?

Varys assumed that Tyrion had gotten hitched on the way out of the castle and didn't want to stick around for another boring reception.

kiimo
Jul 24, 2003



Hey everybody come get your Wines of Westeros that are haphazardly assigned before they're sued.



http://www.thewinesofwesteros.com/

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011






kiimo posted:

Hey everybody come get your Wines of Westeros that are haphazardly assigned before they're sued.



http://www.thewinesofwesteros.com/

Pretty disappointed The Hound doesnt have his own vintage.. maybe a little something that would go good with chicken :v:

kiimo
Jul 24, 2003



The Wildlings should be a Pinot Grigio that grows in the cold, high elevations and the Nightswatch should be a blend for obvious reasons. We need some Master Somm who is a huge map nerd to redo this. If anyone has seen SOMM I think Ian Cauble is the perfect obsessive nerd to do it.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Which LoL follower is it that gets weirded out when Arya says she only believes only in death?

Maarak
May 23, 2007


Beric Dondarrian. Arya's escape and the Red Wedding were only a few days apart, so he and the rest of the Brotherhood Without Banners probably thinks she met her god.

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Maarak posted:

Beric Dondarrian. Arya's escape and the Red Wedding were only a few days apart, so he and the rest of the Brotherhood Without Banners probably thinks she met her god.

Which episode was that?

IncendiaC
Sep 25, 2011


Frostwerks posted:

Which episode was that?

I think S3E07 is the episode you're thinking of. Start at 27 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLYszGEk80Y

Frostwerks
Sep 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Thanks. I'm rewatching the episode because I was at the end of the climb already and someone had remarked about it in either this or an earlier thread. I was just wondering because I thought she had told Melisandre it.

All I know after 15 minutes into 3x07 is that I wish King Robert and Tormund had at some point met and just sat around drinking and talking about loving things.

Hexel
Nov 18, 2011






Frostwerks posted:

Thanks. I'm rewatching the episode because I was at the end of the climb already and someone had remarked about it in either this or an earlier thread. I was just wondering because I thought she had told Melisandre it.

All I know after 15 minutes into 3x07 is that I wish King Robert and Tormund had at some point met and just sat around drinking and talking about loving things.

Tits, Bears, Boars and sharp teeth :dong:

Apoplexy
Mar 9, 2003

by Shine


"You ever hear how I hosed a she-bear?"

"I've had it worse: A she-lion."

Macaluso
Sep 23, 2005

I HATE THAT HEDGEHOG, BROTHER!


A nice little detail I noticed is that the doll Ned gives Sansa in episode 3 of season 1 that Sansa is all "I don't play with dolls anymore DAD" about, can be seen in Sansa's room in season 2. She kept the doll :unsmith:

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Mantis42
Jul 26, 2010



Please tell me there is a deleted scene of Joffrey destroying it in front of her while cackling.

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