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  1. Hi everyone, Thanks for contributing to the discussion. Just wanted to let you all know that I've gone a bit quite while I take some time off for health reasons, but I'll be in touch if I have any questions.
  2. Does anyone have anything to add to this? I'll be creating a new thread shortly in which we can discuss Doran now that he's featured on the show.
  3. Hello all, I had to take a brief leave of absence from my work following a car crash (I'm fine, the car's not!), but I'm now keen to get back to it before the new season starts! It's probably pretty old news that a new photo of Siddig as Doran was released by HBO (http://www.makinggameofthrones.com/production-diary/2015/1/30/see-images-from-season-5), but I'm posting it here in case it inspires any new contributors to this thread. I haven't seen any interviews he's done in the run up, but I'm just about to catch up on all the other releases from the past couple of weeks.
  4. I would be grateful if you could take some time to answer these questions in as much or as little detail as you like, to help me gather data for my thesis. This is one of several research threads about the characters in ASoIaF and Game of Thrones. There is a thread here which you are very welcome to join to discuss the research project or ask questions. Doran Martell 1) In your own words, describe what Doran Martell looks like (eg his face, body, clothing, posture, anything else) and what his personality is like. What is your description based on? (for example, descriptions in the book, fan art, Alexander Siddig, another actor, other things) 2) Alexander Siddig will play Doran in the show, how does he compare to your own mental image of Doran before he was cast? (eg does he look the same? Is it hard for you to remember your mental image before he was cast? Did you imagine someone else playing the character? Anything else?) 3) Have you seen Siddig in any other films or shows (eg Syriana, Reign of Fire, Clash of the Titans, Star Trek, 24, anything else)? How do those other roles affect your feelings about him being cast as Doran? (For example, did you like those other roles? Are you happy to see the actor in something else? Are you happy to see the actor in GoT in particular? etc). 4) Have you read or seen any interviews with Siddig about his part in Game of Thrones? What have you learned about Siddig himself or his role as Doran? Where did you find this information? (for example YouTube, his official website, other websites, magazines). Reference material http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Siddig http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0796502/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Some small print... I am currently studying towards a PhD in Media, Culture and Communication at Keele University. My project title is An online ethnography of the fan community of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels and the Game of Thrones television adaptation and my aim is to investigate the history and current practices of the fan community of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones. With the permission of the owners of this website I am initiating this thread to try and encourage discussion about the topic described above. This topic is just one part of a much larger research project, and you may notice other threads around the forum. An information sheet is available here, which will hopefully address any questions you may have about the research. The information sheet contains information about the research process, and also information about how your posts to this thread will be used. You are under no obligation to take part, however your help in the project would be much appreciated. By posting in this thread you are agreeing to the statements on the consent sheet which is part of the information sheet linked to above. By posting in the thread you are agreeing that you are over 18. If you have any queries please let me know. Many thanks, Inevittable
  5. Have given this one a 7, which I feel like I've given to a lot of episodes lately. Sansa and Robert/Robin's scenes aren't quite what I'd hoped, though I was very glad to see the Winterfell snow castle made it to the TV screen. I spent most of Littlefinger's scenes laughing at Aiden's fluctuating accent so I couldn't take him seriously, but Sophie did a great job in the scene by the moon door. Loved seeing Hot Pie, and I was glad that he actually mentioned having seen Arya. I've got so used to all the 'so close yet so far' storylines that it was nicely refreshing. But the scene between Tyrion and Oberyn stole it for me. Even though I knew how it was going to end I was resisting the urge to get up and hug the TV when Oberyn said.... "I will be your champion." Bless. ETA - I also quite enjoyed Dany and Daario's scene. He had some swagger, but then so did she. Seems strange that they didn't show them actually getting it on, which is either because they didn't, or because the producers got all coy about showing a woman in charge of the sexy times.
  6. Some bits seemed very 6 (Dany, Pod/Brienne, Cersei/Margaery) and some bits seemed very 8 (Lysa/Sansa, Cersei/Oberon, Arya/Hound) so I've gone for a compromise at 7. I'm glad that I've read the books so I understand why Dany doesn't want to go to Westeros right away, I'm sure I'd be lost without that because it seemed like such a snap decision on screen. While I didn't like the Cersei/Margaery scene, I did like Cersei with the Viper. "Everywhere in the world they hurt little girls" - one of my favorite lines so far on the show.
  7. 8 from me. Dany's scene was excellent, her speech made me giddy. Tywin's lecturing to Tommen while Cersei is silently standing by was awesome. Tyrion's scene with Pod was touching. But the Jaime/Cersei scene was horribly uncomfortable viewing.
  8. I've given it an 8. The wedding was gorgeous, and seemed much grander than the description in the books. Because I pictured it to be in a big hall it seemed a bit drab in my imagination. I liked the character interactions during the wedding, and the little moment where Joffrey surprises Tyrion with his thanks for the book. I actually LOLed at Loras's comeback to Jaime ("neither will you"). I thought Margaery was excellent, you can see how crafty she is, and it seems a lot more deliberate than it does in the books. I'm actually starting to root for her. The building tension between Tyrion and Joffrey was very well done, and Sansa's reaction to the dwarfs was excellently done - as was the smattering of clues before the choking. I didn't really pay attention to much except the wedding, as you can see. It could have been a 10 if the events hadn't been so slow though. I thought the whole episode was a tad plodding, and the Tyrion/Shae interaction didn't do much for me.
  9. I played the last 90 seconds of Rains during the conference paper I gave this weekend, and I'm fairly sure I heard at least two people in the audience gasp when Cat killed Mrs Frey. Success!
  10. Warning: Thread necromancy ahead I'm re-watching the wedding scene, pretty much frame by frame, while I write a synopsis for my thesis. And I just noticed that when the camera looks up at the musicians gallery you can see someone playing a drum, over on the right of the screen. But I can't hear a drum during the massacre, and I find that strange given how the sound of the drums was so pertinent in Catelyn's chapter. Just an observation, carry on!
  11. Thanks Lord Tyrion. I'm interested in hearing from anyone, anywhere.
  12. Hello all, I've been lurking for some time, and now seems to be a good time to emerge into the light. I'm a PhD student based in northern England and my research is on fans of books and adaptations, using Game of Thrones as a case study. I'm a fan of ASOIAF, and first read Game of Thrones just before the announcement of the HBO adaptation, which felt like very good timing. Please do keep your eye out for threads I will be posting as part of this exciting (if I do say so myself) research project, where there will be space for you to ask questions about the project itself as well as space for you to participate in the research. I look forward to getting to know this place. It's tough work, but someone has to do it.
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