Editorial

The North Remembers: November 2010

WiCnet Alternate LogoHere are some highlights from three years ago, when filming of season one was still in full swing and we were yet to see a single episode of the show.

31 Comments

  • Haha. I remember these threads. These were good times on the board, when we had no episodes and could just let our imaginations and hopes fly.

    Happy birthday. What a joy it’s been to have such a great community to share the geek love.

    *pours one out for the beloved commenters who seem to have disappeared*

  • Ah, memories.

    OT, but I FINALLY found myself some Game of Thrones beer. Picked up a bottle of “Take the Black Stout”. I love the weirwood label, and am excited to FINALLY be able to drink this.

  • I’m loving some of the comments in the Jason Momoa thread. “They have the Dothraki near the sea! That’s such a huge departure from the books!” :P

  • Ser Tahu:
    I’m loving some of the comments in the Jason Momoa thread. “They have the Dothraki near the sea! That’s such a huge departure from the books!” :P

    Yeah, it’s fun to read the old comments :)

    Happy birthday WiC, you guys are doing a great job!

  • Michael,

    I’d hope so. He needs to be back to converse with Tyrion when he’s imprisoned. Also with the shit-ton of new characters in Season 5 (especially in Kings Landing) it makes sense to re-introduce him now.

  • As a new(ish) person I missed the old stuff of course. It surprises me sometimes how much negativity there was about some of the castings that are now taken for granted. Some of the old posts are funny in retrospect. Most of the opinion of the casting for Walder Frey seems to have been positive – is that a good thing or a bad thing, people thinking somebody looks like the embodiment of a dirty old man, albeit a fictional one? David Bradley also played William Hartnell [the original Dr Who] recently in a biopic on British TV – so his name is getting known. He’s one of those actors whose face is recognisable [in the UK at least] but until recently the average person in the street probably couldn’t have put a name to the face.

  • OldeCrone,

    Well, he’d just played a nasty character in the couldn’t-be-higher-profile Harry Potter series. That’s why I never doubted he’d be a brilliant Frey.

  • koopa_coffee,

    I really hope they reintroduce him this season. I think he’s quite a great impact on Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime and he has some imprtant conversations. They should also show that gim and Tywin were quite close to each other; however, they should show Kevan more humane than Tywin.
    I hope they don’t screw up his death by making him a minor role. Even though he only has one chapter in the books he is of pretty great importance and his death made me sadder than Ned’s or Robb’s.

  • OldeCrone,

    Recently saw Bradley in new BBC mystery series Broadchurch with another Dr. Who, David Tennant. He was very good – think he is getting lots of work!

  • Unrelated comment but hey WiCnet gurus! Can we get a S4 cast list online now – I know if will be incomplete but think there is enough to work with? thanx

  • SM4e:
    koopa_coffee,
    I really hope they reintroduce him this season. I think he’s quite a great impact on Tyrion, Cersei and Jaime and he has some imprtant conversations. They should also show that gim and Tywin were quite close to each other; however, they should show Kevan more humane than Tywin.
    I hope they don’t screw up his death by making him a minor role. Even though he only has one chapter in the books he is of pretty great importance and his death made me sadder than Ned’s or Robb’s.

    Wow, there.

  • Patchy Face:
    OldeCrone,

    Recently saw Bradley in new BBC mystery series Broadchurch with another Dr. Who, David Tennant.He was very good– think he is getting lots of work!

    Bradley’s portrayal of William Hartnell ( the 1st Doctor Who ) is well worth viewing,
    if you haven’t already. I agree, his schedule has picked up quite a bit…. really liked
    him in BBC’s ” Broadchurch “, as well. Certainly HP’s ” Filch ” , doesn’t define him anymore.

  • OldeCrone,

    just saw this post….. apparently your comment ranked ahead of mine….. sorry I missed
    it. ( :

    Methinks impassioned fans, especially those most familiar with the work, and in
    addition, waited long periods between new publications , get quite testy. Many of us
    have given much thought to how we’d wish to have each scene played out…. that
    includes an actor/ actress we’d hope would personify each character. I’m rather new
    at this too, but I’d admit to getting worked up too. On some level, it’s somewhat
    therapeutic to get rants and praises aired out, for sake of sanity, lmao.

    What often takes place here is civil speculation about the show, and far reaching bets
    on future aims. A number of folk here ; Darquemode, Adam Whitehead, Ser Jon of
    Slumber, Ser Tahu, Hodor’s Bastard, Jentario, Turncloak and a number of others,
    make speculation worthwhile to consider and have fun in the process. Serious or light
    discussion bodes well for returning to the site,
    not to forget the news updates and rumours . I’m not
    that great at speculating wildly, but I’ve gained new insights and appreciate the process

  • WildSeed,
    If WiC ever had a party to celebrate all things GoT, I wonder who would come? Moreover, I wonder if we would have to check our swords, daggers, maces, arakhs, lances and hairnets at the door?

  • WildSeed,

    I don’t know on which channel(s) “Broadchurch” was shown in North America but actually it was on a commercial channel [one with adverts] in the UK, called ITV. In the UK the BBC is our “PBS” group of channels but maybe “Broadchurch” was shown on BBC America across the broad Atlantic? Incidentally on the “Olde Worlde” side of the Atlantic, BBC 1 are showing a programme “Imagine …. Who’s Afraid of Machiavelli?” and George Martin will be included in it talking about Machiavellian characters in the Song of Ice and Fire novels. Mind you he might only be on it for about two minutes – there’s a taster for it on the BBC Art and Culture page of the website. The programme is on tonight at 22.35 GMT [Greenwich Mean Time] – that’s the British Greenwich. I think New York time is about five hours behind.

  • Re: my recent post, I see Del Ray Spector had already tweeted about the taster for the BBC programme. The bit about a character changing from book to screen seems to fit. I’m not a member of the twitterverse or twitiocracy or whatever it’s called so hadn’t checked the tweets.

  • Patchy Face,

    There is already a link in DelRey’s tweet (sorry I spelled DelRey’s name wrongly the first time I posted about it) to BlastR for a short interview transcript – now if that is the sum total of what GRRM says or just an extract I am unsure. The programme is something to do with the x – zth anniversary of Machievelli’s publishing of “The Prince” so the presenter might be interviewing GRRM as one among many.