I am a little behind as usual, but my goal is to upload the next episode of the Disability.TV Podcast by Saturday the 30th, Sunday, May 1st at the latest. Episode 32 will explore two conversations in two successive episodes of Game Of Thrones, Season 4. Each of the two scenes features Tyrion Lannister, one of the most in-depth disabled characters in TV history. In each scene, Tyrion has a conversation that digs deep into the meaning of disability, while also illuminating some of the key themes of the whole TV and book series.
Watch the two scenes on YouTube. They stand alone pretty well. You don’t really have to have seen much Game of Thrones, or even understand what the story is about. And if you have any intimate understanding of disability, you’ll “get” these scenes on a level that most viewers may have missed entirely.
Game Of Thrones: S. 4, Ep. 7 - Mockingbird
Tyrion Lannister and Oberyn Martell
Game Of Thrones: S. 4, Ep. 8 - The Mountain and the Viper
Tyrion & Jaime talks about Orson the Beetleslayer
I’ll have more to say about these prison cell conversations, and what I think they all mean in relation to disability, in the podcast.