George R.R. Martin Reveals Just How Big His Dragon Gets

- 04-18-14Cool Stuff, TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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Get your mind out of the gutter. We’re talking about ACTUAL dragons, not George R.R. Martin’s…um…

Anyway, Game of Thrones mastermind George R.R. Martin has spoiled just how big Daenerys Targaryen’ dragons could get when they aren’t tiny, scaly, fire-burping babies anymore. Martin posted the above image, along with an an excerpt from his upcoming companion piece, The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the World of Game of Thrones. The image shows Aegon the Conqueror riding his dragon Balerion the Black Dread and is quite explicit in its depiction of the beast.

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HBO Officially Gives the Thumbs-Up to ‘Game of Thrones’ Seasons 5 and 6

- 04-08-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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With season four of Game of Thrones just starting, fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next (or, perhaps more appropriately, who dies next). But George R.R. Martin’s Song of Fire and Ice is a long-ass series. So, naturally we’re going to need more than four seasons. Well, fear not! For the folks at HBO have officially renewed the show for two more seasons. (more…)

RECAP/REVIEW – Game of Thrones – Season 4, Episode 1: ‘Two Swords’

- 04-07-14Featured, reviews, TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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***Warning: Spoilers Be Nigh…***

All men must die.

The tag line for Game of Thrones’ fourth season doesn’t read like a warning so much as it does a maxim of inevitability. Last season saw the end of Robb Stark, along with his mother, Catelyn, his wife, Talisa, and an army of Stark banner-men, as they were slaughtered by Walder Frey and Roose Bolton (with a nice tactical assist from the Lannisters) at the now infamous “Red Wedding” (the second event, after the beheading of Ned Stark, that launched a thousand hilarious YouTube “reaction videos”). The Stark rebellion has been crushed, it seems, and there are no more imminent threats to the Iron Throne (unless you count that pesky “Mother of Dragons”, who still needs to cross a vast ocean in order to make a serious play). For once, the characters in the show (as well as the folks who root for them from their couches) can finally sit back and relax — nobody’s going to die anytime soon, it seems. The Lannisters are all in King’s Landing, settling into their domestic roles and midlife crises as their sneering boy king plans for his wedding.

But all men must die. And all peace, as well as the comfort that goes along with it, is only temporary. 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Gets the Honest Trailers Treatment

- 04-01-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Ever since I realized these people exist, I’ve been hooked on Screen Junkies and their ‘Honest Trailers‘ series. The latest addition to the ‘HT’ pile is none-other-than the soon to premiere Game of Thrones. And, in my opinion, this has to be some of their best work yet. Warning! If you haven’t seen the first three seasons of GoT, you need to avoid this completely (in other words MASSIVE FKN SPOILERS). If you have seen them (or read the books like us literate people), then please proceed. (more…)

Two Fascinating Season Four ‘Game of Thrones’ Featurettes: ‘Bastards of Westeros’ & ‘Costumes’

- 03-20-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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As the April 6th premiere date for the fourth season of HBO and George R.R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones keeps creeping closer and closer, we’re getting some fantastic looks into the characters involved, as well as some great behind the scenes looks at the series. This time there’s one about the Bastards of Westeros and the costumes of season four. (more…)

A ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie? George R.R. Martin Gives His Approval

- 03-19-14Film, TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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The recent announcement that the Game of Thrones television series would not likely be running beyond seven or eight seasons has many fans wondering how the hell HBO plans on cramming everything that George R.R. Martin has created into so few years. Given that they’ve already split book 3 into two seasons, what’s going to happen further down the line, particularly when things come to a head? Well, Martin himself has offered up a solution to the problem – turn the last bit of the series into a multi-million-dollar movie. (more…)

Latest ‘Game of Thrones’ Season Four Trailer ‘Paying Debts’

- 03-19-14TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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The latest trailer for George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones season four has hit the Internet and it promises that there are many more people besides the Lannisters pay their debts. The kind of debts that gold can’t pay, but only through pain, suffering, and blood. (more…)

Check Out How ‘Game of Thrones’ Made it to the Small Screen with ‘Long Story Short’ Featurette

- 03-17-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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Season 4 of that strangely popular television series known as Game of Thrones is just a few short weeks from hitting the airwaves. As part of the endless barrage of marketing that seems to be the Hollywood way these days, the GoT team has put together a featurette entitled Game of Thrones: Long Story Short. Check it out below and learn a little bit about how George R.R. Martin’s book series made its way from paper to television. (more…)

Refresh You Memory of Season 3 with This 25-Minute ‘Game of Thrones’ Recap Video

- 03-13-14TV Posted by Jason McAnelly

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It’s been damn near a year since we last had any Game of Thrones to watch. Naturally, memories begin to fade and, perhaps aside from the infamous Red Wedding, you may not quite remember exactly all the details of what happened during season 3. Luckily, the folks in the Game of Thrones camp have put together this handy-dandy recap video. Get the entire season squished down into a mere 25 minutes. Check out the video below. (more…)

The BastardCast vs Tacos For Breakfast and The Transformers Of The Deep South

- 03-12-14Featured, Nerd Culture Posted by Team Bastard

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This time on The BastardCast, Jeremy and Jason are joined by regional tag team dead lift champions Chris Cummins (Den of Geek US) and Matthew Jackson (Blastr) to pump up the show. What do we talk about with our jowly and fur covered mouths that have worn the shame of gravy for longer than most men?

We talk about these things: (more…)