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The White Walkers were initially supposed to speak

Even though readers of George R. R. Martin’s book, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ may already know this, the fact that the White Walkers have a tongue of their own comes as a major surprise to most watchers of the show ‘Game of Thrones.’ The White Walkers in the show have been portrayed as mysterious, silent creatures who seek to take over Westeros with the only thing standing between them and the city is the Wall, which got breached at the very end of Season 7 by the Night King on his new dragon.

As it turns out, there was initially a pilot plot which included the White Walkers having not only voices but also their own unique script in which they spoke according to a finding. This original pilot script was found by Huffington Post’s Bill Bradley at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library. It primarily contained a lot of scenes which never made it into the final script of the show. Some of these scenes include Jon Snow getting drunk at a feast in Westeros and Cersei burning King Robert’s feather for Lyanna Stark.

Another one of the many things which this pilot script had was the special language of the White Walkers which never made it to the final cut of the show. The language reportedly sounds like ice and is composed primarily of crackling sounds. It was created by David Peterson and was based upon Martin’s description of the language. It was named ‘Skroth’ by Peterson since Martin never bothers to give this undead tongue a name.

“The crackling is coming from multiple sources now. These are not the noises of mindless predators. This is a language, and whatever is speaking it is getting closer,” reads the script. “Will closes his eyes against the ice voices beneath him, muttering silent prayers.”

Apparently Peterson even went ahead with recording and editing the language in a way her thought would portray it the best. However, it never made it to the final cut as the showrunners weren’t impressed by it. They even discussed using it in Season 2, but they ended up never including the aspect of White Walkers actually being beings with their own culture instead of simply monsters from beyond the wall.

“I came up with basically some dialogue. I recorded it, and then I suggested to them, ‘Here’s how you might modify it digitally to give it a unique sound,” explained Peterson. “It didn’t get used for the pilot, and then there was discussion they were thinking about using it in season two. They said they tried it, and it just wasn’t working out, so they abandoned the idea.”

There have been other languages which have been created solely for the show including Valyrian and Dothraki. However, Skroth never made it to the show. Otherwise, people might just have had a vastly different opinion of the White Walkers, which most viewers now see as Zombies.






Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary, The Last Watch

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Game of Thrones might have ended, but we have a bit of a follow up coming up. The behind the scenes bits we have been having through Making Game of Thrones are culminating into a beautiful documentary, called The Last Watch. HBO has now released photos from the same. Read on!

The set has 12 photos and one picture of what looks like an embroidery art/poster featuring the filming of “The Bells”. Check them out:

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

HBO releases photos from the Game of Thrones documentary

Excited to take a little trip behind the scenes? The documentary will air this Sunday, 26th May, in the usual Game of Thrones slot of 9 P.M. Talk to us in the comments, down below!





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The cast of Game of Thrones bid an emotional goodbye to the fans

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Eight seasons and nine years later, Game of Thrones has finally come to an end. One of the biggest reasons it became the cultural behemoth that it is today is its incredible cast and the way they brought the characters to life. They made us laugh, cry, fear for their lives, and cheer for them through their victories and defeats.

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HBO has now released a video with the stars signing off and it is giving all of us some major, major feels.

This video is a thank you note to the viewers who made the show such a massive cultural entity and kept it going throughout the years. Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), John Bradley (Samwell), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Maisie Williams (Arya), and Sophie Turner (Sansa) all acknowledged how the fandom’s love kept them inspired to do better.

Emilia talked about how the show became her identity, while Gwendoline and Kristofer spoke about how fortunate they felt to be so loved by the fans. Sophie and Maisie admitted they never imagined that the show would become so big. And finally, Isaac acknowledged that it was the fandom’s excitement about the show – the intense discussions, theories, viewing parties – that kept them going.

Watch the video below:

But, as Kristofer points out, “everything has an end, even Game of Thrones”. Here’s wishing the wonderful cast great futures ahead!





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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

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Game Of Thrones finally aired the 6th episode of Season 8 and with it the show has finally come to an end. The series finale started off immediately where the previous episode ended. It showed us the aftermath of Daenerys’ sack of King’s Landing. Before we move ahead, it’s important to let you know that this article contains SPOILERS from the latest episode. So please turn back if you don’t want to see any spoilers.

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The episode started with a shocked Tyrion, Jon Snow and Davos walking through King’s Landing and seeing the destruction that was caused by Daenerys Targaryen. She didn’t spare anyone and we saw that the Unsullied were still unsatisfied and they continued executing Lannister soldiers in the latest episode. In the span of one episode, Daenerys and her army turned from heroes to villains.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Daenerys finally conquered King’s Landing and had a big Targaryen sigil banner hanging prominently on a wall and it reminded me of the time when Daenerys captured Meereen and her soldiers did the same at the top of the Great Pyramid.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Jon and Grey Worm had an argument and for a moment it felt as if there would be a fight between the Unsullied and Stark soldiers.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Tyrion decided that he could no longer serve Daenerys and threw away the Hand of the Queen pin and he was immediately arrested.

 

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

We got to see Tyrion’s trial in the Dragonpit.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Noble houses from all over Westeros had arrived for the trial and it was nice to see all members of House Stark present in King’s Landing.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Edmure Tully tried to nominate himself as the King of Westeros and was immediately asked to sit down by Sansa.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

For killing Daenerys Targaryen, Jon was sent to the Night’s Watch.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

Just like her ancestor, Ser Duncan the Tall, Brienne of Tarth became the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

UPDATE: HBO has now posted a new set of photos from the episode. Take a look at these photos below:

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6: The Iron Throne

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