Tonight marked the long awaited return to television of the fantasy juggernaut Game of Thrones on HBO. For Trek fans, this season is particularly remarkable because it will feature DS9 alum Alexander Siddig.
While the Alpha Quadrant’s favorite annoying doctor did not appear in tonight’s episode, footage of him led the preview for next week’s episode:
His character, Doran Martell, has only one line, “You don’t have to remind me,” when reminded that his brother, Oberyn Martell, is dead. It’s not a lot – but we’ll take it for now.
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. Unlike Dr. Bashir, Doran won’t have to settle for being second place.