MGoT: EW pics in hi-res
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

HBO has uploaded the remaining 12 Entertainment Weekly images in hi-res to the Making Game of Thrones blog. Not only are the images in glorious high-resolution for your zooming pleasure, but EW also cropped them quite a bit to fit in their mag, so these expanded versions give you even more of the sets.

Sansa and Lady

Winter Is Coming: Someone slap the Game of Thrones logo on that Jaime pic and I got myself a new desktop wallpaper.


166 Comments

  1. Kana
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    hey there’s a crew guy hiding down near the bottom of the riders picture.

  2. Grimtuesday
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    I love these pictures, they make me even more excited for this show. I really like the stage on the helmet of the Baratheon guard, I thought that was a nice touch.

  3. Rinso
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Okay, I’m loving the detail. The whole thing looks like a really high-quality stuff. It doesn’t look like a cheap and cheesy TV show. So, that’s one worry out of the window for me – I was wondering if they will succeed in making the show look visually epic and big in an impressive way.

    Now, I don’t agree with all the aesthetic choices they’ve made, but then again, there wasn’t a big chance that I’d see an ASoIaF show with the exact same look that I had in my mind when I read the books, so, I’m trying to deal with it.
    For example, the armor. It looks awesome, as far as quality of the product goes, but I would have rid of the gambesons. In, say, the picture of Tyrion’s trial at the Eyrie, Ser Vardis, who (from what I can tell) doesn’t wear a gambeson, looks pretty much badass (much more so than I recall from the books); but the Arryn guards, in their thick, soft-looking, padded jackets, look like stuffed toys. Sure, it’s a small thing, sure, it’s not a deal breaker, sure, it won’t make me cringe or anything. It’s just an example of how I don’t agree with all the aesthetics.

    Otherwise, I’m more or less happy with the looks of the actors.
    I think that Cersei and Robert look spot on.
    Jaime… I wish he had longer hair and a (totally) different armor, but other than that Nikolaj is spot on.
    Sean Bean still doesn’t look like a Ned to me (never did), but I’m yet to see him act the part and I trust in the man’s acting abilities.
    Tyrion… is a bit too handsome compared to the description of the books, but I believe that Dinklage is going to pull it off. His facial expressions on the pictures with Mord and the Bracken shield are very Tyrion-ish.
    Dany… I don’t know. So far I don’t have an opinion.
    Sansa, Arya and Jon look nice and fit the parts (even though not looking like they do in my head ;P).

    So, overall, I think I’m happy. Waiting for the new teaser!

  4. Grimtuesday
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Stag not Stage. I really want an edit button.

  5. Putter
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    Kana: hey there’s a crew guy hiding down near the bottom of the riders picture.    

    LOL there really is! That is funny. Hopefully that will not happen during the actual show :P

  6. Kana
    Posted November 26, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Btw, there’s still camera information in these pics, you can see the day and time they were taken with.

  7. Becks
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Immediately downloaded all pictures of Kit. Let me be the first to declare for Team Jon!!!!!!

  8. Sifaka
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Does the Sansa image suggest they’re using Huskies or Malamutes (or whatever they are) for the Direwolves as is?

  9. Grinbomb
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    They all look really great. High quality stuff, can’t wait to see it in HD on my TV. I partiulary like the Bran and Jon picture and I think that Michelle Fairley looks a lot better in her photo than what I saw in the previous video.

  10. Wolfheart
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Those Stark guardsmen shields still look really cheesy compared to all the other beautiful painted ones…

    Nice to get a closer look of Tyrion in the Eyrie. Love the expression on his face.

    HBO…those dogs still look like dogs…with wolf coloring.

    Love seeing a wolf head at the end of Neds belt in the closeup. The armor looks great! now that we see HDef.

    Love Jaime’s sword! But still terribly confused with the design of the kingsquard armor. The closer and closer we get. It looks like a bunch of style that don’t work together. Leather with metal scales, plate armor. The only pieces on him that look like it fits him and is the right size is the cuirass and the clothing underneath.

    I didn’t see it before in the non highdef version. But can anyone maybe think of why there is a peacock in the Eyrie hall wall above the hall door? Is it one of the stages from “Your Highness” that they changed and dressed up? The peacock looks out of place.

    Beyond the small stuff they still impress. Maybe they can work out the “kinks” if they go season 2.

  11. Wolfheart
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    In the Sansa picture. We get our first better glimpse of the Lannister Lion banner. Classic rampant style.

  12. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Yay, finally!

  13. Mark
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    It all looks great. I am a pretty avid armour buff, and I think gambesons were a smart choice. They were used way more in history that we tend to believe. Suits of mail and armour are very expensive, and having tried to slash and stab a linen gambeson, I can say that they are very effective. I also believe that it gives them a lot of creative freedom for the show when they use them. They can make someone look like they are in full mail with only a few pieces. It also helps make the show look grungy, because, having owned a gambeson, I can say that they get dirty and smelly very fast, no matter what you do.
    Rinso,

  14. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    My own cast gallery now contains many headshots from the actual show!

  15. Cornslayer
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Sophie Turner is STUNNING o.O she looks exactly like a lady in stories.
    Btw is her hair auburn colored? Seems like just dark blond to me. Not nitpicking, just wondering if I’m a color blind.

  16. Woodwynd
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    So i’m looking at the riders photo and it appears that Ser Vardis is leading them. This is just speculation but could Ser Vardis be filling the Blackfish role when Catelyn meets him in the mountains? It looks like that would be the scene this shot is from

  17. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Thoughts on the high-res:

    -Michelle Fairley IS Catelyn Stark. She totally matches my mental image, much more than Jennifer Ehle ever did. Love her!

    -The extra details in the Eyrie and the Red Keep’s council chamber are awesome!

    -Sansa looks great!

    Everything looks so richly textured and awesome.

  18. seanfan
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Love the pics but I have one question. Where the heck is the rest of Ned’s left leg? There doesn’t seem to be anything below the top of his left boot! Whatever is on the table that is partially blocking view of it doesn’t seem to be big enough to block out the entire leg. Some of his leg, at least, still should be showing!

  19. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:08 am | Permalink

    Cornslayer: Sophie Turner is STUNNING o.O she looks exactly like a lady in stories.
    Btw is her hair auburn colored? Seems like just dark blond to me. Not nitpicking, just wondering if I’m a color blind.    

    Sansa’s hair DEFINITELY looks auburn to me.

  20. Woodwynd
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    seanfan,

    The table itself is blocking the rest of his leg.. it almost looks like the floor but its the table.

  21. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    I like how they end this MGoT post with “And we’re not done yet – check back here for more ‘Thrones’ items coming your way this weekend…”

  22. Fire And Blood
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    Looking at the high-res pics of Sansa and Arya, I’m even more convinced of my knotgate theory:

    Sansa can tie knots that look like flowers. Arya ties knots that look like knots!

  23. Damyrn of Dorne
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    har har har, crew guy :D

    but srsly, awesome pics… only like 5 more months :D

  24. Damyrn of Dorne
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:27 am | Permalink

    I am a little concerned (VERY LITTLE) with the size of the direwolves… they look like dogs atm.

  25. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    I am pretty much sold on Fairley with this photo. Please give us more ;)

  26. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:43 am | Permalink

    Damyrn of Dorne: I am a little concerned (VERY LITTLE) with the size of the direwolves… they look like dogs atm.    

    They’re baby puppies at first, then grow up (fairly rapidly). The shot of Lady is clearly well before full growth has been achieved. I doubt they’ll be full size until Season 2.

  27. Daniel Westerlund
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Sweet, finally the pics on HQ. :) So excited for this show!!

  28. clouded_daze
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:45 am | Permalink

    Wow. Sophie Turner is just beautiful, and perfect as Sansa. Very excited to see what she brings to the character.

  29. Ser Hedgeknight
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    Given the size of the dead mother in the early behind the scenes photos released I’d say Lady has A LOT more growing to do.

    My guess is this particular dog is a husky. Malamutes tent to have blockier heads and their ears are more on the sides of their heads. Of course this one has it’s ears back so I may be wrong.

  30. Cornslayer
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    Michelle Fairley’s hair is what I see as auburn(reddish brown), whereas Turner’s looks reddish blond. Not that I care about the difference, she’s just so beautiful. Obviously viewers will love Sansa much better than readers did.

    Btw is that Catelyn’s head at the bottom right of Robert pic? Seems like it’s right before he greets the Starks.

  31. gudula
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Sifaka,

    NO, they’re not using malamutes. The animal walking with Sansa is a wolf.
    And isn’t that actress too old to play her. She looks at least 18.

  32. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:22 am | Permalink

    Cornslayer,

    You’re right, Fairley’s hair is closer to true auburn. What I meant was that Sophie’s hair looks red, as opposed to the blonde she used to have… so they’ve definitely dyed her hair.

  33. Straphe
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    As of now, all of my doubts regarding Michelle Fairley as Catelyn have vanished. She looks fierce in the Eyrie pic with Tyrion. In fact, everybody and everything looks just perfect. No -gateing from me. :D

  34. Martin
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    I’m extremely disappointed, I mean in the books all the characters are written down, these are totally different, they are all 3d and everything and you can see them. They don’t smell like my books either.

    Not happy……..

    ;)
    Martin

  35. Molda
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Everything is great, i have only little concern about direwolves – even though they should be “puppies” in S1, i think i remember that they should be already big, scary and intimidating for example in scene on the road with sansa – ilyn payne and the rest. And this looks like a cute dogie :))
    But i am not nitpicking, i respect HBO for their approach because the matter of direwolves is on of the most difficult things in the show. So no big problem with that so far.

  36. Molda
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    Martin,

    Great :) You made me laugh! :) And that is difficult to achieve trust me :))

  37. Pablo Jainaga
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Great pics, the show’s going to rock. Only thing I don’t like is the look of the direwolf. Even if not full grown it looks like a beggar’s dog to me. It should be more furry and broader (trying to find the right words in english..). Hope they fix that in season 2.

  38. Sifaka
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    gudula: Sifaka,
    NO, they’re not using malamutes. The animal walking with Sansa is a wolf.
      

    Really? My mistake, I hope the canines have been working on their menacing look, Lady looks a little too cute even for a Direwolf pup.

    Rw

  39. Sifaka
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    gudula
    NO, they’re not using malamutes. The animal walking with Sansa is a wolf.
      

    Really? My mistake, I hope the canines have been working on their menacing look, Lady looks a little too cute even for a Direwolf pup.

    (sorry for the double post)

  40. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    It’s so nice to see these in greater detail. The sets and costumes look awesome. All my fears about the costuming are pretty much gone at this point. Sansa’s cheeks no longer look so red as they did in EW (I know this really worried a few people).

    Kana: hey there’s a crew guy hiding down near the bottom of the riders picture.

    There is also a crew member in the picture of Jaime (all the way to the left). No matter, as I’m pretty certain these are photographs, not frames from the actually film footage.

    Isaac is Bran. Maise is Arya. Sophie is Sansa. Still not crazy about Jon’s mustache, but other than that, Kit looks the part of Jon. Now to see if they can all act. I have faith they can.

    I sort of which Tyrion’s hair was a bit blonder, but no matter, Dinklage will own the role of Tyrion. Michelle Fairley is Catelyn. I have no lingering regrets about losing Jennifer Ehle.

    Rinso: Sean Bean still doesn’t look like a Ned to me (never did), but I’m yet to see him act the part and I trust in the man’s acting abilities.

    Ditto. Plus, how can we complain about having Sean freaking Bean in our show? I suspect he will become Ned on screen. I love the look of Addy and Headey as the king and queen. They are spot on IMHO. Coster-Waldau is totally Jaime (so what if his hair is a little short, they can make it longer in season 2). The Night’s Watch characters all look perfect as well.

    Which brings me to Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. I’m still uncertain about this one. It’s not even so much the actress as it is what they’ve done with her wardrobe and hair. I really hope the burlap sack is not what we see her in most of season 1. The high-def pictures allow us to see all the strands of fly-away hair. I haven’t decided yet if this makes it look more or less fake than before. I keep going back and forth on the hair color. I’m glad, however, that they didn’t literally make it silver (that would have been a travesty). I think I may just need to reserve judgment until I see it on screen.

    All in all, I’m really pleased with the look and the quality. So much of it is exactly how I’d hoped it would be and I really can’t complain. Can’t wait for next Sunday!

  41. Grimtuesday
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    gudula,

    I believe Sophie is either 13 or 14 and therefore just a bit older than Sansa was in the books.

  42. Ser Hedgeknight
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    gudula,

    Unless you have inside information regarding the animals used I am not convinced. I bred and raced Siberian Huskies for many years and this dog looks similar to several I bred. You may of course be right and if you are then some of my dogs looked more like wolves then I realised :)

    As for needing to be broader and furrier, perhaps a thicker coat may be expected but wolves are not broad chunky heavy animals. They are somewhat lean and can go for long periods on relatively little food. I understand the Dire Wolves will be MUCH bigger then regular wolves but I would still expect them to be proportionately the same.

    I dare say the look of all of the pups will change as they grow during the show.

    All this of course is just my opinion thrown out there for discussion purposes ;)

  43. Tusuri
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Nice photos. And the Lannister armour looks more like what a 16th century foot soldier would wear than a samurai :P So far the only thing that yells “fantasy” is the Kingsguard armour :)

  44. Rinso
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:55 am | Permalink

    Mark,

    I know that gambesons are effective and that they were used prominently. My point was that visually they don’t look good. I man in a gambeson looks like he’s gressed in a quilt.

    furrever:Coster-Waldau is totally Jaime (so what if his hair is a little short, they can make it longer in season 2).

    Well, technically, he shouldn’t even appear in person in Season 2 until the very end where he has one scene… And if they follow the description of the book, in Seasons 3 and 4, he should have even shorter hair and a beard. But that’s nitpicking.

  45. Ninepenny
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:03 am | Permalink

    Awesome, awesome, awesome. Loving the detail, loving the everything!

  46. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Woodwynd: So i’m looking at the riders photo and it appears that Ser Vardis is leading them. This is just speculation but could Ser Vardis be filling the Blackfish role when Catelyn meets him in the mountains? It looks like that would be the scene this shot is from  Quote  Reply

    We already know this is the case. GRRM himself confirmed it.

  47. Mormegil
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Is that Jory on the end in the “Robert” photo?

  48. Johan Sporre
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    I love the look of these photos. The show looks so detailed and professional (even though we see two crew members).

    I think my favourite is the one with Sansa. She looks so ladylike and alone surrounded by guards, and those events (Arya, Joffrey, Sansa) on the road are for me the most pivotal in the first book.

  49. Kingthlayer
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure if this ever came to a happy resolution but the guard behind Sansa was very gray in the original version of the photo that we saw which raised a bunch of questions but it would appear that the man is not gray in the hi-res.

    Also – I think Sean Bean is going to be great even if it takes him some time to get into the role I’m sure by season 3 he’ll be perfect…….right guys?…..right?? :)

  50. Wastrel
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    The Dany one is painfully cheesy, even more so than the last one we had of her. As in “not going to show these pictures to people because that one will make sure they never watch it” cheesy.

    Then again, I guess it’s hard to do her not looking cheesy. I think the problem isn’t so much her, though, as what she’s wearing, which is far too Conan. And somehow… fake. She’s wearing a scrap of a burlap sack in the company of nomadic horsemen… and yet is still eye-hurtingly shiny and pristine.

    The other pictures all do a better job of looking real, and I hope the Dany scenes manage that too, once we’ve seen more of them.

  51. KG
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Ok here’s your new wallpaper, since you asked so nicely!

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/agentxxii/jaime5.jpg

  52. MWads
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Fantastic stuff! Love Sansa and Lady. Especially love Arya with Ned. Not too worried about the crew members in the shots. Pretty sure they’re not gonna be there in the final product.

  53. rtm1981
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Everything looks frackin’ great :) Except the cheesy looking black armor on that guy in the Eyrie pic :P Oh and Dany’s top… The skirt looks great imo!

  54. Game of Thrones
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    WOW…I just now saw all the pictures…I just believe that this show will be a epic and I cant wait for it to premiere!!

  55. ChelseaM-C
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I am disappointed to find that a great number of aesthetic choices I’m seeing are totally bonkers. Samurai armor? REALLY?

    I loved every one of the casting choices, and had great faith that HBO was going to do the show justice. Until I started seeing the photos. Now I have serious doubts. The crown on the kingsguard armor looks like some cheap tribal tattoo, the direwolf (?) shields are silly instead of scary, and just about every set of armor looks like it just came off a costume wardrobe rack.

    My understanding was that this series is set in a fictional version of the Middle Ages. Martin has cited many of his references and inspirations for his work, in history. As such, I can’t understand why the creative team thought that crazy things had to be done. The show doesn’t need to look like fantasy because a large part of its appeal is that it is so realistic.

    I don’t doubt the acting skills of the huge assembled cast, but the look of the show is worrying.

  56. Unas
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Concerning the size of the wolves, if these pictures were taken on-set , than there hasn’t been any post-production(which I’m just going to assume for now, as there is a crew member in one of them). They might well increase their size digitally in PP to make them more in line with the book’s description? What you see here may not be (completely) final, I think. Not saying that they will increase their size, but they might, right?

  57. Hulumulu
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Actually I like the style of the armour VERY much, but the shoulder pads of the Eyrie guards look like panholders…

  58. rtm1981
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    ChelseaM-C,

    How you can look at the same pictures as us, and go completely bonkers negative-mode is beyond my understanding:) But your opinion is valid I guess ^^

  59. rtm1981
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    hmm… I didn’t mean for that last part to “sound” so ambiguous :)

  60. ChelseaM-C
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    rtm1981,

    I don’t think the whole thing looks bonkers; I like many parts of it. But the parts of it I object to are those that seem historically inconsistent with the inspirations that Martin drew from.

    I mean, I like Samurai as much as the next person (yay, Shogun 2!), but I don’t think they have a place in GoT…

  61. reedgirl
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/56386313@N04/5211192319/

    Some desktops already up (tyrion and the lannister twins) Now that we have so many high res pics, what deskop creativity would you liek to see?

  62. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I already expressed most of my thoughts in the initial post on the photos, but here are some additional ones relating to the hi-res pictures (copied and pasted from the previous blog entry so it’s here as well):

    Dany: I think Dany looks much better in the hi-res picture in terms of her face and expression. You can see a lot more of the detail that Emilia Clarke has brought to the character. The wig looks a bit strange though (one side of her hair is lower than the other, as though it isn’t on properly). Also, although for the purposes of the shot it looks kind of cool, the bits of hair sticking off everywhere seem oddly wiry (as opposed to just ruffled from riding). Still “meh” about her costume, but I’m not crazy-upset about it,
    And…definitely no purple-ish eyes (but I’m still thinking they may add that in post-production).

    Direwolf: I’d actually much rather that they used real animals than cgi ones or digitally enhanced ones. I always find the shiny, fake look that cgi animals/people have to be highly distracting. Somehow the texture never looks right, and the eyes are always cheesy.

  63. Andrija Andrew P
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Pics are awesome! King Robert and Jaime are spot-on and I am really happy that
    Michelle Fairley turned out to look perfect!! I still think that they should have stayed with Tamzin for the role of Daenerys but I guess you can’t have it all…
    BTW what time will it be in Europe when they air the new video???

  64. TheReader
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    On Dire wolves: They couldn’t get actual Dire wolves for the show (they were committed to filming The Hobbit) so the production had to settle on dogs. They are hoping to get actual Dire wolves for future seasons providing they can work it out with the Dire wolves agents.

    In all seriousness using dogs as the young wolves was probably the only option they had. CGI dogs wouldn’t have looked all that great and it would have been wicked expensive.

    Using real wolves could have been dangerous to the cast and crew and may have been prohibited by local or federal laws.

    I think the dogs look fine as young wolves. I am curious to see how they will handle the dire wolves later on when they are more or less full grown.

  65. Phoenix_torn
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    KG: Ok here’s your new wallpaper, since you asked so nicely!http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s44/agentxxii/jaime5.jpg    

    I’m stealing this too. :) I’d just given in and changed my background to the low-rez version. This is great!

  66. Dennai
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    About the Direwolves:

    First, we need to remember that Lady was always the smallest of the litter. Yeah, still looking feral enough to make people give way when she pass by, but the pet looks will work better for viewer’s empathy when Ned is forced to apply her the King(Queen)’s justice

    Second, it’s possible that HBO is trying to slow their growing as long as possible so they save themselves the trouble and cost of extensive post-production. Size is not that important during the first season. If this theory of mine holds true, I imagine Bran’s would-be killer’s doom will get a workaround. For instance, Summer tackling him so the guy falls out of the window or into the fireplace, instead riping his throat off

    Whatever the case, I hope the direwolves will be really big when the time of meeting Osha comes.

  67. jaybe
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    Concerning the photos of the girls I think they both are after Micah accident and before puting down Lady . That would explain the sad faces of the girls. In Arya and Ned picture is Sir Ilyn Payne the one behind Arya?

    I think the acting will be breathtaking. Just looking at the expression in each character face.

  68. Scott
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I’m probably misremembering and more likely I misread and just put my own images in my head (which happens a lot) but I thought that the direwolves were more dark colored… like brownish and ghost was albino/white and it made him completely different than the other direwolves.

  69. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Rinso: Well, technically, he shouldn’t even appear in person in Season 2 until the very end where he has one scene… And if they follow the description of the book, in Seasons 3 and 4, he should have even shorter hair and a beard. But that’s nitpicking.

    I feel sheepish now.

  70. Knurk
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Pictures look even more awesome in high def. Best improvement is Catelyn, she looks stunning and dare I say it like the milf I pictured in my heads. Although the peacock is indeed a bit strange.

    HBO has also finally killed the rumour of Stephen Moyer having a cameo, I always thought of it as a bullshit rumour.

  71. Critical Geek
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    gudula,

    Sophie Turner, as I recall, is about the same age as Maisie, and they both are around 13-14. She’s just a good head taller than Maisie.

  72. furrever
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Steve Hugh Westenra: Also, although for the purposes of the shot it looks kind of cool, the bits of hair sticking off everywhere seem oddly wiry (as opposed to just ruffled from riding). Still “meh” about her costume, but I’m not crazy-upset about it. And…definitely no purple-ish eyes (but I’m still thinking they may add that in post-production).

    That pretty much sums up my feelings on Dany’s look as well. Except for the purple eyes. I honestly am not too worried about whether or not they are purple. It seems to me that if the plan was for her eyes to be lilac like in the books, they would have had her wear contact lenses, as it would have been much easier (and cheaper) than changing their color in post-production.

  73. the goat
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Love the seven-pointed star window above Ned.

    Jaime’s white cloak is clearly visible, not only in the shoulder clasps, but hanging down on his right.

    A peacock above the Eyrie door? Oh-kay.
    Looks great, maybe they are only found in the Vale? Lysa wears many colors (thematically)?

    Pretty sure the loose threads on Dany’s tunic are intentional. “We do not sew!” (much)

    Can’t really say what color Emilia’s eyes are, because I keep drowning in them.

  74. the goat
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    Critical Geek,

    What!?

    Where did you hear that? Maisie looks 8-10, Sophie 13-15. Not saying you’re lying, but what is your source?

  75. Mouk
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s me, or Tyrions eyes are both the same color?

  76. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    For the record, I have no problem whatsoever with Dany’s costume…

  77. seanfan
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Woodwynd,

    Thank you for solving my question. I see now that it is indeed the table that is blocking Ned’s leg. It looked like the floor was showing so that’s why I couldn’t figure out what happened to his leg!

    Another comment (or actually question). Why is Ned’s hair such a lighter color? I thought (being new to this series/books) that it’s suppose to be black! I’m not really too thrilled about the wig style, either. I loved the way Sean/Ned looked in the pilot pics with the dark hair .

  78. clouded_daze
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Critical Geek,

    actually, Sophie turned 14 last winter/april, I think her bday is in March maybe? So she will be 15 in a few months.

  79. clouded_daze
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    clouded_daze,

    gah lame… i wish this had an edit button – that’s supposed to say winter/spring, as in sometime late winter/early spring if my memory serves correctly.

  80. vikrum99
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Lex – I am impressed by your cast gallery, but I did notice you have not added Andrew Wilde as Tobho Mott. Not trying to give you a hard time or anything, just thought I’d point it out.

  81. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    vikrum99: Lex – I am impressed by your cast gallery, but I did notice you have not added Andrew Wilde as Tobho Mott. Not trying to give you a hard time or anything, just thought I’d point it out.    

    Thanks! Good eye! :)

  82. dex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Definitelly I don’t like Cersei.
    For me, it always will be Lena Headey with an ugly wig.

  83. Avalanche3319
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m a little surprised at all the comments about Jaimes hair not being long enough. I dont recall it being described as long in the books, but maybe I’m wrong? It looks almost exactly as I pictured it, and doesnt it almost perfectly match the Michael Komerick (sp?) version of Jaime?

  84. Knurk
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Avalanche3319,

    I like his hair, also don’t understand why everybody thinks it should be longer. For a guy, this is long hair.

  85. rorschach-
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I liked most of the pictures in low-res and still love them in high-res, though with criticism the show grows better so forgive me for some ranting.

    I just have to bring again the helmetgate. I don’t see any good looking helmets in any of the shots, even the regular soldier helmets look bit…plump? Ofcourse I understand that massmade soldier helmets don’t fit every man in the line but even the desing looks very antiwarlike. Also seems that asian theme has hit Vardis too (if that really is Vardis in riders picture) because he thinks he is a ninja. And well, I think the kingsguard helmet doesn’t need any more explanation.

    Also is Arya suppose to look ugly? I think she looks more beatiful than Sansa and it kinda spoils the reasons of their relationship, but no actual whines about that because I think I’m in love with Arya. Really beatiful and the look on her face in that picture promises some good child acting which is unfortunately rare these days.

  86. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    rorschach-: Also is Arya suppose to look ugly? I think she looks more beatiful than Sansa .  Quote  Reply

    No, Arya was never described as ugly. Some kids made fun of her looks, but they were just kids being mean for the sake of being mean.

    She’s described as a tomboy with a longish face, and reminiscent of her aunt, which was beautiful, so no problem.

    They are both pretty and cute girls, but this Sansa is taller and more ladylike. Thats enough to make her “prettier” than than dirty, scruffy Arya, i think.

  87. Steve B
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    They also call her arya “horseface”. So I think the “is she ugly or not” debate is atleast a bit open. Perhaps she’s one of those girls who blooms in to a beauty as she matures. ??

  88. Brad
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    What strikes me about the actresses playing Arya & Sansa is the strong resemblance in these hi-res promo shots. Details like that really make the show so much stronger. Can’t wait till the Sunday night trailer!

  89. DH87
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Ser Hedgeknight,

    I tend to agree. A wolf, even a wolf hybrid, is a longer legged animal and has a more feral, calculating facial expression than does this animal, even the pups. On True Blood, which uses both wolf-hybrids and full-blooded wolves, they are extremely careful on how proximate the adult actors are allowed to be to any of the wolf actors. Only wolf hybrids are permitted in the same shot, and I very much doubt a minor child would be allowed to walk a feral or wild animal in this manner on any set. TB’s Joe Manganiello is very proud of the fact that he is permitted to walk the “wolf” who plays his character off the set, and he does so only while the animal is on a logging chain and the trainers are right next to him. He is 6 foot 5, BTW.

  90. garik16
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Sansa looks way too old in the picture. (Also the wolf is the wrong color…it shouldn’t be white).

    Arya looks perfect (no doubt the scene after Micah is run down.) But Sansa looks way too old. Harder to sympathize with her when she looks like a mature girl.

  91. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Steve B: They also call her arya “horseface”. So I think the “is she ugly or not” debate is atleast a bit open. Perhaps she’s one of those girls who blooms in to a beauty as she matures. ??  Quote  Reply

    What do you mean “also”? These were kids being mean for the sake of being mean – theres no reason to take what they say seriously. The fact that there is at least some grain of truth in it, since she has her fathers longish face, does not matter.

  92. DH87
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I shouldn’t have put wolf in quotes in my response to Ser Hedgeknight, above. The Manganiello wolf is a full-blooded wolf, not a hybrid or a dog, and the actor can be justly proud that he bonded enough with the animal for the trainers to risk a civilian with him.

  93. Dennai
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    Theon also thinks that Arya is ugly, at least compared to her sister, so I think Steve B. has a point.

  94. Ivan Popić
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Andrija Andrew P: Pics are awesome! King Robert and Jaime are spot-on and I am really happy that
    Michelle Fairley turned out to look perfect!! I still think that they should have stayed with Tamzin for the role of Daenerys but I guess you can’t have it all…
    BTWwhat time will it be in Europe when they air the new video???    

    Last time it was around 5am CET – a few brave ones decided to stay up and wait for it to be uploaded to the site, I opted just to run to the computer as soon as my alarm clock sounded.

  95. Ivan Popić
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    With this high resolution photos we can see that the Baratheon guard in a Sansa picture doesn’t have multiple stags on him but one stag with a crown around his neck. And he doesn’t look painted in silver as he was in first batch of pictures.

    Pictures are really great for finding details in them…

  96. 20wldct
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    am i the only one who hates the round helmets the guards in the background are always wearing?

  97. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Dennai: sjwenings, Theon also thinks that Arya is ugly, at least compared to her sister, so I think Steve B. has a point.  Quote  Reply

    Ofcourse not. Even it this is correct, his “point” was still just as bad.

  98. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings: Ofcourse not. Even it this is correct, his “point” was still just as bad.  Quote  Reply

    I also wonder exactly what Theon thought/said. You’re not being clear here.

  99. DH87
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    Dennai: Whatever the case, I hope the direwolves will be really big when the time of meeting Osha comes.  

    I once stood face to face with a seated wolf hybrid who was able to look me straight in the eye from a sitting position and I am 5 foot 3, so size may not be a problem. :)

  100. MWads
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Cant tell if Arya’s line of sight is on Ned or behind his back. If it’s behind his back, it could be that her cold stare is for Sansa.

  101. The Rabbit
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    High-res stuff is great. Just realised I was not able to see a half of the stuff.

    No greyfacegate though – sigh of relief ;)

    Michelle Fairely provoked an absolutly nerdgasm in me. She IS Cat. No bit of the doubt any more.

    But, it is the inside of the RedKeep that I cheer up the most of.
    It definetily looks like place where the Targaryens were walking around during the centuries.

  102. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    The perception of Arya’s attractiveness (or lack thereof) obviously has more to do with her manner of dress, her attitude, and her favorite activities than it has to do with any of her physical features, her long-ish face (hardly a fatal flaw) notwithstanding. The contrast between her and Sansa has as much to do with their age difference as anything: Sansa is a teen – of an age where people really start to notice that she is beautiful – while Arya is still just a little kid.

    Pretty much everyone who views Arya in an unbiased context where she is being presented as a girl conclude that she is quite pretty. The courtesans she encounters in Book 4 seem quite convinced that she would excel in their trade.

    Also, what’s up with people saying that Sophie Turner looks too old?! Sansa in the books starts out at 13. For the series she’s been aged up to 15. Sophie is 14. She is supposed to be tall and beautiful; it would be way out of place if she looked too young.

  103. Andrea Burgos Prieto
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    I’m really curious about Joffrey’s look. Sansa looks beautiful but older than what her character is pictured in the book…

  104. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    ChelseaM-C,

    I’m extremely confused, and very curious as to exactly what armor you’re looking at when you talk about “samurai armor”. I might suggest you do a quick google image search for that phrase and compare it to what you see here. Personally, I see nothing even remotely close.

  105. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Arya’s attractiveness/ugliness is the issue. The real question is whether, with a haircut, she can look like a boy. Throughout the books she is constantly mistaken for a boy. That is far more important than whether she should be ugly.

    As for Maisie Williams, I think she may be my favourite piece of casting after Sean Bean. Arya has always been one of my favourite characters in the books (possibly even THE favourite), and I was quite worried about who they would cast. As soon as I saw the very first image of Maisie I was overjoyed. She looked perfect! Then we got a second image, and then a third. With each image, my confidence in Maisie went higher and higher. By the time we got pics of her practicing her needlework and wearing her costume on set, I was already a huge believer.

    I can’t wait to actually hear her speak and see her acting. I’m convinced she’s gonna be great!

  106. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    By the way, if we’re going to nitpick, we’d bloody well better give it the full nine yards, and note from the Catelyn/Tyrion pic in the High Hall that, from the differentiation of the angles of the various shadows, either the sun in Westeros is located, like, five feet behind that window, or the characters are being lit by a source of light that is not, in fact, the sun.

    I hereby christen this as Shadow-gate.

  107. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Ser_G: >Also, what’s up with people saying that Sophie Turner looks too old?! Sansa in the books starts out at 13. For the series she’s been aged up to 15. Sophie is 14. She is supposed to be tall and beautiful; it would be way out of place if she looked too young.  Quote  Reply

    (Agree with the other stuff you said, btw.)

    Anyway: Sansa starts out at 11 in the books, actually. It might seem like you mistake her for Daenerys who in the script has been aged up from 13 to 15.

    Either way, i think Sophie is/looks definitely young enough for Sansa as a character. I think she looks her age (14) And that combined with the fact that she is a semi-spoiled Lords daughter will make her naivity (?) believable enough. Even her father is pretty naive coming into Kings Landing. She will also loose that naivity pretty quickly. After that, she is a prisoner, and does not really need to be of a particular age to be a depressed victim, which is basically her part in the story so far.

  108. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    AHA I was right! Cersei is smiling that way because she is taking someone to bed :-) I think everything looks great, while I wish the Direwolves were bigger and that Dany had purple eyes and Ned dark hair, I still think this show is going to BLOW EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF THE WATER!

    My biggest request would be that going forward press releases and marketing play up the Lord’s Houses and the books’ representation of these characters. I think the EW spread would have been better without all the lame scene descriptions and just pics of the characters with labels like “The Kingslayer”, “The Night’s Watch,” “Danaerys Stormborn,” etc. There are some great quotes and descriptions in the books, USE THEM.

    Winter is Coming!

  109. Adam Whitehead
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Maisie Williams is a year younger than Sophie (I had a chat with both actresses and their mums at the first Belfast moot), but Maisie is short for her age and Sophie is very tall for hers. She was as tall as I am (5 ft 10) a year ago, and presumably is taller now. IIRC, Sophie was 13 and Maisie 12 when the pilot was filmed.

    Something I don’t think has been mentioned before but was talked about at the original moot was that the fake wolf corpse wasn’t as convincing as some people had wanted, so they were hoping to be able to revamp it for the series itself. So the dead wolf mother thing we saw pictures of a year back might not be in the show itself.

  110. Phoenix_torn
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Ser_G,

    I just want to point out the weird bird above the door in that picture. Better add this to Bird-gate ;)

  111. Lex
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Nicole,

    I agree that Ned should have darker hair. That’s one of my only complaints so far, but I’m so happy to have Sean Bean that it’s not a big deal. I just wish he looked more like a Stark, and less like Boromir! :)

  112. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    OK, I have yet to figure this out —

    HOW the hell do you leave a comment on the HBO site?

  113. Two Feathers
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    High definition is awesome…check out Dany`s goosebumps. Must have been a chilly breeze in the Dothraki Sea that day.

  114. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings:
    (Agree with the other stuff you said, btw.)Anyway: Sansa starts out at 11 in the books, actually. It might seem like you mistake her for Daenerys who in the script has been aged up from 13 to 15.
    Either way, i think Sophie is/looks definitely young enough for Sansa as a character. I think she looks her age (14) And that combined with the fact that she is a semi-spoiled Lords daughter will make her naivity (?) believable enough. Even her father is pretty naive coming into Kings Landing. She will also loose that naivity pretty quickly. After that, she is a prisoner, and does not really need to be of a particular age to be a depressed victim, which is basically her part in the story so far.    

    You’re right, though I didn’t mistake her for Daenerys, so much as I took her birth date from the wiki and for some reason thought that most of AGOT took place in 299 AL rather than 298. Sansa has, however,been aged up to 13 for the series, and I think she looks just right for a character of her status and age. Either way, the accusation that she looked like she was 18 were befuddling. The actress is nowhere near that age.

    Her age is most relevant, I think, to the degree to which she is seen as an object of sexual desire by many of the men in the series: Littlefinger, The Hound, Joffrey, Tyrion, and Marillion all spring to mind. None of them are considered pedophiles by Westerosi standards (in the way that, say, Lyn Corbray is), but by our standards that sort of thought toward a 12-year-old girl is pretty unpalatable. Reading about it, we can achieve some of the necessary cognitive dissonance required not to retch; seeing it on screen is another matter, so I’m very happy that they’ve aged up the character and that Ms. Turner looks quite mature for her age.

  115. DH87
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Lex: I’m convinced she’s gonna be great!  

    Hear, hear.
    To your entire post.

  116. DH87
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Nicole: HOW the hell do you leave a comment on the HBO site?  

    If you mean how do you leave a comment on the production blog, I can’t answer that—the comments are wonky on the blog. If you mean how do you comment on the HBO GOT forums, you must register and have a user name assigned…pretty typical stuff. Once you do that, you may be able to leave a comment on the individual blog entries. The HBO forums are entitle “Talk”—go to the main GOT site and on the left hand side of the GOT home page you will see a selection of “hot” topics; click on any one of them, then click on Talk on the left and you will find a list of all current topics.

  117. Sarita
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Photo by photo:
    Jaime: I think he’s absolutely gorgeous; I don’t have a single complaint. I like the armor and I like his overall appearance. He conveys the physicality of the character very well. I remember hating Jaime in Book 1 and then in Book 2 he slowly became a favorite. Jaime came off as very humorous and cocky in the books; I hope that translates to his GoT character. I think fans will love to hate him if they handle him correctly and by season 2 they will love him more than hate him.

    Robert: What can I say? He looks regal. I’m not familiar with his acting, but I can’t wait to see the Robert/Ned and Robert/Cersei dynamic. Is that Cersei or a Stark woman (Sansa?) in the corner of the picture?

    Cersei: Lena Headey looks lovely. It’ll be hard to hate her since I really liked her in TSCC, but knowing her character’s arc, she’ll have haters soon enough. The only change I would make is to make her hair more golden and make her eyebrows lighter to match.

    Tyrion: I love the shot of him with the shield. He’ll easily become a fan favorite, especially if they keep his great sense of humor. The pic with Catelyn you can just tell how much she hates him, lol.

    Ned: I can’t imagine anyone else in this role. Sean Bean is Eddard Stark. He’s handsome, strong, fatherly, heroic all at once. His fate almost made me give up on the series, it was that hard to take. I hope they manage to keep it under wrap so viewers will be as shocked as readers were.

    Catelyn: I no longer have any worries about Michele Fairley as Cat. I was worried in the beginning because the pictures available were just not very good and made her look very old. Knowing where her character ends up later in the series, she looks perfect for the role. I like her hair and makeup and her dress. You can tell what region she is from based on her costume, which is quite unique. That’s important considering how massive the cast is for this series. I really hope this lasts 4+ seasons, because her arc gets really interesting in Book 4. I never thought of her as a warm mother, but very strong and determined—that’s the impression I get from the pictures.

    Jon: Finally some Jon pics! He’s my favorite male character in the series. He’s not quite what I pictured (I imagined him clean cut for some reason; the facial hair will take some getting used to) but I’m not disappointed. Kit is really handsome. I really like the shot of him with Bran. You can tell he’s very close with his siblings despite his status.

    Arya: The pic w/ Arya and Ned is my favorite of the new pics. Arya is my favorite female character. I can definitely see Arya in all her various roles throughout the series. I never thought of her as ugly, just dirty and boyish, and that is conveyed well here. Chop off her hair and she can pass as a boy. I can’t wait till she meets Hotpie. I’m curious how their relationship will be handled for the series. I always thought/hoped there was potential for a relationship.

    Sansa: She is so pretty. I was worried when I saw earlier pictures of Sophie, but she looks great in this photo from her hair and makeup to her gown. I was never a Sansa hater; I just sympathized with the other Starks more, especially in Book 1. Not a single complaint in this casting choice.

    Bran: Appearance-wise he looks great. Plus, he and Maisie have a strong resemblance. I like the scene with Jon. I think he has potential to become a fan favorite.

    Where’s Robb? Rickon? The Lannister children? Maybe next time.

  118. Jéssica de F. Maciel
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I am loving everything but i noted that sansa’s hair seems quite different from this photo:
    http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/Previews/GameOfThrones_BehindTheScenes01_Screencap24.png
    i don’t know if it’s the lights or whathever but i liked the color better in this shot rather than the on in hi-res (although the rest of it is incredible, i just liked the color better), i think it’s more fitting with the description in the books and the color michelle farlay seems to have for catelyn. Sorry for any typo, mispelling or concordance mistakes ;D

  119. Tysnow
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    20wldct,

    They are actually using authentic medieval helmets, the ones you see in the background are Celeta Helms, which were developed in the 15th century in Italy and were quite common thru Europe for over a century.
    The soldiers in the Sansa pic are wearing Spangenhelms which were the common infantry helm of the 11th and 12th century.

  120. garik16
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Ser_G,

    Sansa starts at 11. Try again. (and not a woman flowered till book 3). Here she looks like a mature girl.

  121. Tysnow
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    I should probably say reproductions of authentic helms. I want to mention that the Gold Cloaks in earlier pics are wearing Cabasset helms an early forerunner of the Morion helm. Which buy the way was not used by early Spanish Conquistadors such as Cortez, since the Morion’s earliest known use was two decades after Cortez’s conquest. Cortez’s army would have looked like a typical medieval army with most soldiers wearing Spangens, Celetas, Kettles, Bascinets and the conquistadors would look like a typical knight in lobster armor.

  122. Jackie MacPherson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Bit late to the party but had a quick look at the pics and they look fab.

    Poor Emilia though! How blinkin’ cold was she? Goose bumps all over the poor girl! Like th brooches on her outfit. I’d been trying to make them out in the lower res pics. Saw something similar today at a craft fair.

    One other thing I happened to spot and it’s a *tiny* detail but I like it, are teh 3 dragon heads on the candleabra in the Eyrie. Not sure why they’d have Targaryen iconography but still pretty cool!

  123. the goat
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Dunsen, Polliver, Raff the Sweetling. The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Gregor, Ser Amory, Ser Illyn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei, rorschach, Steve B.

  124. Ser_G
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    garik16,

    I was already corrected on that point an acknowledged it. Sansa is being aged for the series to 13 and is being played by a 14-year-old actress. It’s not exactly Dawson Casting. She is supposed to look mature and grown-up for her age, and is being played by an actress who looks mature and grown-up for her age. What, exactly, is the issue here?

    If you disagree with the decision to age up the character, fine, that’s your prerogative. Otherwise, well, try again.

  125. Lord Ned's Head
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    The pictures all look even better in high def. One little fanboi criticism here. Robert uses a war hammer not a sword. I guess it is easier to haul a sword around on your belt than a war hammer, but I hope Addy gets a big-ass skull smasher at sopme point. Maybe for the pre-melee scene with Ned and Lancel or a flashback at the Trident.

    While I still disagree with the choice of the White Cloak armor style, the enameling is starting to make up for it a bit. I just hope when you see our Whitecloaks in most shots, their snowy-white cloaks are more visible than in the Jaime pic. That armor should be somewhat ceremonial as well as functional for what it represents.

  126. Fluke200
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

    There’s a new “Inside Game of Thrones” video on the HBO website!

  127. the goat
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    “17 years ago, you rode off with Robert Baratheon. Now you’re leaving again.”

    “I have no choice.”

    Fuck. Yeah.

  128. Zack
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Well that settles it. I’m officially done worrying about Tyrion’s look. It’s not what I expected…big deal. Dinklage looked phenomenal.

  129. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    Not working. Is it just me?

  130. Jackie MacPherson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Loving the new trailer. Can’t wait for more tomorrow night. Well Monday morning for me probably ;)

  131. Jackie MacPherson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Also figure we’ll see Drogo in it too as it looks like the set from Malta that the Drogo pics were taken of. If any of that makes sense ;)

  132. Kana
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    So is that our teaser, or is that just an ad for the making of special next week?

    Hopefully just an ad…

  133. Herr Fick
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Kana,

    http://www.hbo.com/#/game-of-thrones/about/video/inside-game-of-thrones-preview.html

    This is just a preview for next week’s behind-the-scenes feature of 15 minutes.

    The 3rd teaser for the series itself will air tomorrow.

  134. Tysnow
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Jackie MacPherson,

    Our first glimpse of Drogo, or rather his backside for a split second. If you freeze the wedding shot he and Dany are seated with their backs to the camera.

  135. Jackie MacPherson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Kana,

    If I followed the conversation on Twitter correctly that’s a teaser for the 15min programme on the 5th Dec but tomorrow night is a new trailer.

  136. Fluke200
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Kana,

    I’m a bit confused on that score myself. If this is it, I’m certainly happy to see it, and will look forward to the 15min preview next week, but it seems odd that HBO would tell WIC the wrong date.

  137. Fluke200
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Jackie MacPherson,

    Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks :)

  138. AbstractPlain
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Fluke200,

    According to Westeros.org this isn’t the 3rd teaser, just a promo for next week.

  139. Nicole
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    If this is a promo for next week, shouldn’t it give a date and time for next week’s Inside GOT?

  140. sjwenings
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNhgIjyEock

    HBO site still not working for me, but heres the teaser, in case someone else has had the same problem.

    Our first actual dialogue from the show! Epic!

  141. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    In the final frame with Daenerys you can see the blade of an arakh on one of the horses. Hard to make out the handle part though.

  142. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    sjwenings,

    Thanks, I was having the same difficulty!

    Also…wtf, awesome. o.o It may only be short, but I am freaking out about how awesome it was just to hear some actual dialogue, and also…that scene with Tyrion which is presumably from when he is captured by Catelyn …so awesome. I’m glad that it looks like they kept the humor and oomph of that scene.
    Everything goes by so fast…someone screen-cap the hell out of this and quickly!

  143. the goat
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    How many swords does it take to get to the center of a halfman?

  144. Adam
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    I really really apologize if this has already been asked/answered but why does Robert’s sword have the Kraken on it ? I can’t think of any explanation.

  145. Abyss
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Ingemar Svensson: In the final frame with Daenerys you can see the blade of an arakh on one of the horses. Hard to make out the handle part though.    

    You are right!

    http://img34.imageshack.us/i/arakhf.jpg/

  146. Brude
    Posted November 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Kana: hey there’s a crew guy hiding down near the bottom of the riders picture.    

    That sort of thing is common when shooting. It will be cropped out of the final frame we see in the show. The frame you see in a movie is not usually how it was shot – when projected in a theater it’s often not what’s even on the frame on the celluloid print the theater receives. If you see a boom shot in an older theater that hasn’t gone over to digital yet, that’s because the projectionist probably didn’t line it up properly for projection.

  147. Kana
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    Brude,

    Yeah, I was just amused to see it. Plus it was just pictures from a camera, they’re not ‘official’ shots of the show. So just cuz we’re getting that angle doesn’t mean that’s quite where they were filming from.

  148. J/A
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 1:47 am | Permalink

    Lord Ned’s Head,

    It was my understanding that good ol’ king Bob stopped carrying his warhammer soon after he fought in the trident and became, you know, king…I don’t remember him being armed at all except for flashbacks of him crushing chests and whatnot…my memory is faulty, so i could(probably are) be wrong.

  149. ChelseaM-C
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Ser_G,

    The foremost rider in the picture with all the riders has a triangular piece of fabric pulled up over his mouth, more a Japanese look than one I’ve encountered in European history.

    There’s this, from our friends over at Westeros.org:

    You can also go back and watch the interview with their costume designer, who describes Cersei’s gowns as being like a kimono, or origami.

    Just to be clear, I am not trying to rain on anyone’s parade; I am as addicted to these posts and videos as the next person. I just wanted to add my two cents worth of concerns without (hopefully) getting my head bitten off. :)

  150. Mormegil
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Adam: I really really apologize if this has already been asked/answered but why does Robert’s sword have the Kraken on it ? I can’t think of any explanation.  Quote  Reply

    It’s a clue to a big twist in the story.

    It’s not a Kraken it’s the Great Other also known as Chtulhu, Robert was a secret Worshiper. ;)

  151. Blackfish Blues
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    I’m fascinated by this pics. I like them all. Catelyn, one of my favourite characters, looks strong and beautiful in the Eyrie pic; another fave, Sansa, is straight out of my imagination. Jaime and Tyrion and the King, I’d love to have a cup of mead with them. Maybe not with all of them at the same time.

    I’ve always liked Sean Bean, but he does indeed look a bit like he survived Rauros Falls, hiked to Westeros and started a new life there. Also, LOTR introduced this hairstyle with the hair on top of the head tied back, which I find very unflattering on a man. I truly hope Bean’s acting will overcome such quibbles and carry him even beyond his extraordinary portrayal of Boromir. Emmy nomination?…

    Not only Daenerys has goosebumps, she is also worrying her nail cuticles in that pic. I noticed it because I do that a lot too. (wipes blood from keyboard) It all contributes to the theory that this is a very early stage of her voyage; she still is a scared girl, forced into demeaning clothes in the name of tradition. She is not the khaleesi yet. I trust she’ll grow fully into her role.

    I thought the animal on Robert’s sword hilt looked like a cow, which of course is not. It’s probably a stylized stag, we’ll have to see it from some other angle. As for the hammer, true to the books he does not carry it anymore, but it would be totally awesome if, in the scene where he asks for his breastplate and it does not fit, he also tried to wield his war hammer again.

    The only one I HATE is Vardis Egen. In my mind’s eye that’s the Blackfish. ;) *massive wink*

  152. Blackfish Blues
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I meant THESE pics, of course. Edit button… where are you…

  153. Mormegil
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Blackfish Blues: I thought the animal on Robert’s sword hilt looked like a cow, which of course is not. It’s probably a stylized stag, we’ll have to see it from some other angle. As for the hammer, true to the books he does not carry it anymore, but it would be totally awesome if, in the scene where he asks for his breastplate and it does not fit, he also tried to wield his war hammer again.The only one I HATE is Vardis Egen. In my mind’s eye that’s the Blackfish. *massive wink*  Quote  Reply

    We did get a good look at Roberts sword in the Weapons video released a few days back and it’s certainly not a Stag.

    As I said eariler it basically looks like a representation of Chtulhu though the closest thing it could be in the Ice and Fire Mythos is a Kraken.

    One theory is that the sword belonged to Balon Greyjoy and Robert took it as the spoils of war.

  154. Blackfish Blues
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil:
    We did get a good look at Roberts sword in the Weapons video released a few days back and it’s certainly not a Stag.As I said eariler it basically looks like a representation of Chtulhu though the closest thing it could be in the Ice and Fire Mythos is a Kraken.One theory is that the sword belonged to Balon Greyjoy and Robert took it as the spoils of war.  Quote

    Thanks Mormegil, I haven’t watched the Weapons video because I’m not especially interested in props (though I should). If that’s Balon’s sword, it will make for an interesting backstory. Wonder if GRRM suggested it. There’s so much in the mind of the Master that we don’t know…

  155. gudula
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Sifaka,

    You’re right. They’re using real wolves, but the problem is a wolf is not a direwolf. It doesn’t look big or scary…

  156. gudula
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Ser Hedgeknight,

    You’re obviously lying. No one who’s ever owned a siberian husky can say that animal is one of them.
    The animal in the pic is a wolf and doesn’t even remotedly look like a siberian husky (who are bigger, wider, different head shape, colour).

  157. gudula
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    dex,

    Cersei’s wig is killing me too. It looks like something I could have bought at the cheap disguises chinese shop in the corner. She doesn’t even look blond.

  158. GaR
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I thought it had been confirmed that they were using alsatians to depict the direwolf pups?

  159. DH87
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    GaR,

    This dog does look like a youngish alsatian, which is an English German Shepherd Dog. It has the lighter, more washed out coat (in color) and the more upright hind end and straighter hind legs favored by English breeders rather than the sloping hindquarters and black and tan coloring more commonly seen in the U.S.. This look is a result of some East German bloodlines coming into the breed after German reunification. The tail also seems to be carried in the typical GSD manner rather than the Husky’s tail carriage.

  160. Ser Hedgeknight
    Posted November 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Firstly to the forum population I apologise for going slightly off track here but I feel compelled to reply to this post.

    gudula: Ser Hedgeknight,
    You’re obviously lying. No one who’s ever owned a siberian husky can say that animal is one of them.
    The animal inthe pic is a wolf and doesn’t even remotedlylook like a siberian husky (who are bigger, wider, different head shape, colour).    

    Secondly…

    gudula, just because what you believe is different to what I know it does not warrant you calling me a liar. I would like to say that in my opinion you have no idea what you are talking about but instead of just making a comment with no basis I have added supporting information below.

    As I said I bred and raced Siberian Huskies for many years. If you take a moment to look at my facebook page I have some examples of mine and other Siberians I know.

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=10939&id=100001906116452&l=5c56c0fa2b

    Pic 1 – This is a photo I took of a sprint racing husky in Canada at the kennel of arguably one of the best short distance racers of pure bred Siberian Huskies in the country, if not the world, Lokiboden Siberian Huskies.

    Pic 2 – These dogs belong to a friend of mine. I bred the one on the right. As you can see the colours are similar to the the dog in the photo with Sansa.

    Pic 3 – This is me racing 3 of my Siberians. The white one in the front is the mother of the other two. All dogs shown so far are all 100% pure bred Siberian Huskies. As you can see huskies can come in various acceptable colours and they are not necessarily ‘bigger, wider and a different head shape and colour’.

    Pic 4 and 5 – These are just a couple of pics I found on the net to give an example of what ‘most’ people think a Siberian Husky looks like. These are the stereo typical look that is commercially popular but it is NOT what all huskies have to look like to still be Siberian Huskies.

    You may be used to only seeing the stereo typical husky or you may even be confusing them with Malamutes which are a much bigger, heavier freight hauling animal.

    Whatever is the case I don’t appreciate being called a liar. That is bad form sir.

  161. SirGaryColeman
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I’m surprised only a couple of people mentioned that Sansa’s wolf is white, when only Jon Snow’s wolf was white in the book.

    I don’t think it’s nitpicky, since it was sort of a meaningful thing that Jon’s wolf was totally different than the rest of the wolves, no? The part where Jon discovers that there was an extra, albeit albino, wolf for him in the novel is the first moment where the cleverness of the coming story shines through… it’s what hooked me in and let me decide to read it the rest of the way.

    I’m almost wondering if they’re just going to downplay the whole Direwolf thing for the most part? Would be a shame, though.

  162. Dom
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    SirGaryColeman: I’m surprised only a couple of people mentioned that Sansa’s wolf is white, when only Jon Snow’s wolf was white in the book.    

    In the Sansa pic it’s clear that Lady is a just a gray-white wolf, while Ghost will surely be a full-albino wolf. Difference big enough ;)

  163. SirGaryColeman
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Dom,

    Yeah, I guess. :P I actually am now doubting myself as to what color the other wolves were? I guess they could be grey/white and still not be albino. Here’s hoping that Jon’s has red eyes then. :P

  164. Mormegil
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    I believe four of the Direwolves are described as Grey (Grey Wind, Summer, Lady and Nymeria), Ghost is an albino and Shaggy Dog is Black.

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