Star Trek fans who were hoping to get their first glance of Deep Space Nine’s Dr. Bashir as Prince Doran Martell in the fifth season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones were disappointed last week after the new trailer didn’t feature a single shot of our favorite smarmy doctor. But, you won’t have to wait until April for a glance of Siddig in his new stately attire; A publicity shot of Prince Martell was released Friday.
Friday the first trailer for Game of Thrones season 5 dropped, which set plenty of fanboys hearts aflutter after season 4 wrapped seven months ago.
Now the Venn Diagram for Trek fans and Game of Thrones fans probably has a lot of overlap… this fan of both series is eager to see the first video of Alexander Siddig in the series. Known as the inimitable Dr. Bashir from DS9, Siddig has been cast as Prince Doran Martell for Game of Thrones season 5 and beyond. But Bashir isn’t even in the trailer! Which is aggravating. There are a couple shots where I thought I saw him, but some repeat viewing and quick Google searches confirmed he’s not there. This new publicity photo of him was released Friday though, so we’ll take that:
It’s a step up from the BTS shots we got late last year
In the Song of Ice and Fire books, Doran Martell is a scheming lord of his own domain (Dorne) – his brother and sister have been killed because of the Lannisters and he plots his revenge. It remains unknown if he understands the difference between a preganglionic fiber and postganglionic nerve.