The North Remembers: February 2012

Raven LogoOnce more we go down memory lane to see what was going on three years ago. Much like we are now expecting S5 to hit the screens, we were eagerly expecting the sophomore season of Game of Thronesi back then.

  • The wait was more bearable because we had the first season box set to analyse, and Bryan Cogman to tell us about his work on it.
  • In terms of S2 publicity, a lot happened that February. They published a series of character images with S2 quotes (such as Arya’s ‘Anyone can be killed’), a poster for fans of a Stark sigil made in blood with the words The North Remembers (how appropriate for this post), a bunch of publicity photos, and a S2 tease art and poster – a hand grabbing a crown, with the tagline War is Coming. I wasn’t impressed by that last one.
  • We learned the title of the first episode of the second season: it would be called “The North Remembers”.
  • GRRM provided some details on his writing the script for episode 209 “Blackwater”, and it sounded promising (as we know, the episode did not disappoint).
  • Several videos were published as well, and I know you will enjoy rewatching them. There was this In Production video from Iceland, a behind-the-scenes Invitation to the Set, and last but not least the Power and Grace trailer!
  • Finally, three years ago we started looking three years back with this series of posts … Time flies. Also, recursion.

The Three-Eyed Raven sends its last visions of the Sight

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The Three-Eyed Raven is once again sending out visions of season 5 and according to the messages and the Raven’s website, this batch will be the last until the Game of Thrones season 5 premiere on April 12th.

So far viewers have reported two different visions going around, as usual.  This time, however, the visions each consist of one short clip from season 5, rather than a scattered montage of old footage as the previous Sight messages have been.

Descriptions of the clips are tucked below a cut as they could be considered spoilers.

UPDATE: Videos of both Visions have been added to the post.

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Sophie Turner sharing advice from Natalie Dormer and season 5 spoilers in InStyle

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Sophie Turner is featured in the newest edition of UK InStyle, sharing with the magazine her fashion sense and details about growing up in Warwickshire.

The actress touches upon a few Game of Thrones items in the interview such as her co-stars and a couple hints at season 5.

Of the actress that plays Margaery Tyrell, Turner says, “Just before my 16th birthday, Natalie Dormer said to me, ‘As soon as you turn 16, you’re going to work adult hours, people will try to take advantage of you, so it’s important not to be a pushover.’ Now I’m a total pushover and I let people work me too hard so, in hindsight, that was probably some very good advice!’

As for season 5, Turner says, “Well, there’s a lot of death – as always! I’m also really excited for Arya’s storyline. But in terms of my character Sansa, let’s just say she spots a few familiar faces…”

Speculation with spoilers from Season 5 filming below the cut!

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Aidan Gillen talks Littlefinger and Sansa in Season 5

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The pre-season interview promotion continues for Game of Thrones Season 5. The latest, thanks to Italian site tvzap, is an exclusive interview with Aidan Gillen.

As book readers will no doubt know, we are heading into uncharted territory in the upcoming season with regard to what Littlefinger and Sansa will be up to all season; very little (if any) of their on-screen material will be adapted directly from the books.

Some choice quotes below the cut.

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE snippet from Catch the Throne: Volume II

gameofthronesvol2A 40-second snippet of “Loyalty“, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’s Martell-themed contribution to the upcoming Catch the Throne: The Mixtape Volume II has been made available to listen to on Soundcloud.

Singer Jesse Leach says of the band’s creative process on the mixtape:

… while I was writing the song, I didn’t really know what I was talking about. But [the show producers] give you a concept, they give you key words that you should use and sort of give you a storyline. And it was fun for me to work in that capacity, ’cause I’m used to just coming up with stuff on my own off the spot. And they had a lot of cool trigger words, so it was interesting to see that come together.

Listen to the sample below the cut.

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Game of Thrones: The IMAX experience coming to the UK, win tickets!

got_imaxposter_20150224_1200After the success in the States last month, the upscaled, re-mastered IMAX version of the last two episodes of season four, ‘The Watchers on the Wall’ and ‘The Children’, is making their way to a UK venue, DIY Magazine reports.

The event is only two days away! Mark Thursday, 26th February, on your calendars. The occasion for this first IMAX screening of Game of Thrones outside North America is the opening of a new eleven-screen cinema in Milton Keynes (if you don’t know the place, look for it to the NW of London), owned by Odeon Cinemas.

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Game of Thrones Season Four is UK’s fastest-selling box set in a decade

DVD coverWell well well, season five has not started yet, and we are talking records already. It’s the recently released Season Four box set that is topping the charts at the moment.

Digital Spy reports that the previous season of Thrones has become the fastest selling TV box set in the UK within the last decade. The first week of sales has seen 157,000 copies sold, beating the previous record holder – wait for it – Game of Thrones Third Season box set by over 7,000 copies. Impressive. The UK first-week box set record beyond Thrones is more than ten years old: the first season of Little Britain moved 224,000 copies in the first week in 2004.

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