One of the interesting and fun things I love about fandoms is the periods between seasons and episodes when fans gather to discuss the series details, spin and speculate about why things happened, and what might possibly happen next. George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones has loads of fan interaction from both the book readers and the HBO television series watchers, often those fans being one and the same. Now we’d like to present you with one fan’s theory, feel free to insert “crazy” or the adjective of your choice in there, about everyone’s favorite wine drinking and whoring Lannister, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). Prepare to have your Game of Thrones mind blown! (more…)
Fans of Game of Thrones likely already know that famed adventure game company Telltale is just about ready to release the first chapter in their GoT story via the medium of video games. They’ve already let us know a bit about what to expect from the game as well as how they plan on improving the mechanics in relation to previous games. But now we’re getting the first real look at Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice with the first trailer and 13 character pics showing off the important folks from or allied with House Forrester. Scroll on for a big, juicy helping of Telltale awesome. (more…)
If you’ve ever played a Telltale game, you know that this company has quite a knack for being able to take a complex story world and create an enjoyable video game experience. In their time, they’ve made amazing games out of franchises such as Back to the Future, The Walking Dead and Fables. Now, they have the chance to bring us yet another mind-blowing interactive experience with A Game of Thrones. And, finally, we’re getting some details as to what we might expect when the game finally releases. Read on for all the info. (more…)
I feel bad for anyone who isn’t a die hard fan of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones.’ The last two seasons have been so beautifully scripted, so wonderfully acted, that it’s a real pain having to wait a year for the show’s return. That’s the one thing I’d change about the series – the mammoth waits for new seasons. But it’s proven itself worth the wait lately, what with all its Emmy Awards from Qarth to the Moon Door. It’s an incredible series that’s hitting all the right notes, but don’t take my word for it – ask the cast how awesome their show is. I’m sure with the huge pay upgrades they just received, they’ll have nothing but nice things to say about their jobs. (more…)
While it wasn’t the first role that Jason Momoa played on television, his portrayal of Khal Drogo in HBO‘s Game of Thrones is truly the role that thrust him into the public conscience. Now the creative mind behind that character George R. R. Martin is ready to share his thoughts on Momoa’s latest casting success as Aquaman in Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and his own stand alone movie Aquaman. (more…)
The flashback is a well-worn device in modern TV storytelling. Some series do it well, like most of the first season of Lost, and some series do it poorly, like practically every flashback on Arrow. That may be my opinion, but I think a lot of the appeal of Game of Thrones is that it keeps the storytelling in the here and now. (Of course, here and now is relative when it comes to the fictional world of Westeros.) But according to the two guys that guide the show, that’s all about to change in the next season of the show. Put on your tie-dye and sweatbands because we’re about to go back in time. Although that’s probably not the dress code of the Westeros of the past. (more…)
Spiderman fanatic Maisie Williams hasn’t been around the site much. Last time we talked about her, she was dissing the hell out of ‘Game Of Thrones’ book readers for being douchebags. It was one of my favorite stories, authored by a fantastic writer. It’s nice to see her return to these pages, even if it’s not GOT-oriented. Yes, it just so happens that the young actress has aspirations to do other things outside of medieval fantasy. For instance, how about a superhero television series? When being interviewed about her upcoming projects, including the gaming world’s ‘The Last Of Us,’ little Arya Stark mentioned being in talks for something more Hit-Girl than sword girl. (more…)
One of the more interesting things about shows like AMC‘s The Walking Dead and HBO‘s Game of Thrones is how the stories change from the written form to the small screen. Characters live, die and go in all kinds of directions that book reading fans never expected. The trick though, is to make those changes work within the framework of the overall story. Both The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones have been handling these changes quite well. Next season in Game of Thrones we’re going to see another character, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) go off in a different direction from the written page and we’ve got some spoilery details here.
There was a lot of controversy over the upcoming Cersei (Lena Headey) nude scene in George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones season 5. Things got so hot that the local church denied the production the rights to film the scene on church property. Then HBO was able to work out a deal and the scene was back on. Those that have read the book know what I’m talking about, but those you relying on the HBO show to give you all the details should stop right here. Consider yourself spoiler warned.
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Game of Thrones has long made fans understand that no character is safe. George R. R. Martin seemingly kills any character which he sees, doing away with what’s expected and instead putting the characters through a meat grinder as we make our way to the eventual conclusion of the tale. There’s always lots of speculation about who’ll make it to end of each book and even who’ll still be alive by the time we see the end of book 7. It’s all just been theories on internet message boards with nothing to back it up beyond obscure clues and references within the various books themselves. (more…)