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Why You Need To Be Watching ‘Game of Thrones’

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It is practically impossible to find a person in an English speaking country right now who hasn’t heard of Game of Thrones. The HBO show has taken western culture by storm in a way that is almost unrivalled by any other piece of modern popular culture. Based on the still unfinished series of novels by George R. R. Martin, the series has launched the fantasy genre into mainstream viewing in an almost unique way. (more…)

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Ok, folks, it’s been almost a year, and the wait has been brutal.  But there are only 5 more days!  After dashed hopes of holding Winds of Winter in our hands, Game of Thrones fans can finally have the next best thing: Season 6 of the HBO show.  It’s going to go where not even we diehard readers have gone before–we’ll all be as a blind as Arya is now.  And it’s kind of great!  Oh, the anticipation.  If the show is half as enticing as the latest trailer, fans should be pleased.  This new trailer, the last one before the season 6 premiere, promises death, war, romance, and more of Melisandre’s boobs.   (more…)

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The night is darker and still full of terrors in this latest Game of Thrones season six trailer. In fact, things look down right terrifying for a lot of our favorite characters. With only two weeks until the May 24th return of HBO‘s Game of Thrones, we’re going to see the Internet full of Game of Thrones hype and thankfully, as this trailer suggests, the show is going to deliver. (more…)

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If we have to be perfectly honest, we think it’s weird it didn’t happen sooner. Game Of Thrones took the entirety of nerdom (and a whole lot of normies) along for one heck of a ride since its very first aired episode and its high production values, as well as its associated publication drama, would give it tons of points to go over and add to the show’s already huge hype. Apparently, HBO thought so too, six years into the most successful grim and gritty fantasy series ever, which led them to announce…

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We’ve learned about the dynamics behind Daenerys’ dragons, and now we’re getting a closer look at the workings of a White Walker.  To be more specific, Game of ThronesYoutube channel uploaded a behind the scenes video of the making of the prostheses for the show.  The pieces aren’t only used exclusively on White Walkers, but it seems they undergo the most prosthetic-wise.  And after watching the video, you may notice that it looks almost as painstaking to stay in that getup all day as it looks to create it!  Prosthetic Designer for Game of Thrones Barrie Gower narrates the short video, which clocks in at just under 4 minutes.  He explains the artistic process behind creating the prostheses, from getting the briefing of a character, to creating a design concept that’s practical enough to be worn all day. (more…)

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Remember Westworld? It’s the new Jonathan Nolan show produced by J.J. Abrams that was supposed to debut on HBO later this year. Or maybe next year. The thing has been plagued by all kinds of rumors about costly reshoots, logistical issues, and filming sex scenes with real sex, but HBO has been steadfast in its support of the show, saying that the producers are merely trying to get Westworld right, and that they’re taking the extra time necessary to make it so. Now, Abrams has added his own voice to that line of defense saying in a new interview that it’s “never a bad move” for a project to take the time to get it right. (more…)

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Just the other day, it was reported that HBO would disallowing any advance screeners to press outlets, or anyone for that matter, for Game of Thrones Season 6. For those unaware, this is typically a tactic movie studios do when they’re not confident with their product and want to impede early negative press from the media. Never has this done by a TV Network – it’s unprecedented. And before you freak out, it has nothing to do with Season 6 sucking and everything to do with preventing spoilers. GoT is one, if not the highest, illegally downloaded TV series in history. With season 6 venturing into uncharted territory – going beyond the book series – the Network, cast, and creatives are trying their darnedest to keep a tight lid on things.

All the these efforts, and what happens? An actor goes and accidentally ruins things. (more…)

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Is it really that shocking that the folks over at Game of Thrones would make an unprecedented move? HBO has announced that no advanced screeners will be going out to any press outlets during season 6 of GOT. It’s a move sometimes pulled by film studios expecting poor critic reviews, but in the realm of major tv series, this is a first.  Especially after the first 4 episodes of GOT‘s season 5 found its way to torrent sites last year, it’s understandable that HBO would amp up their security measures. Plus, with all of the loose ends we were left with last season (mainly the fate of Jon Snow), it would be a shame if any plot points were spoiled. (more…)

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You gotta hand it to HBO. They always put every last drop of effort in everything they produce, even if some of their works never quite make it to the bitter end (Carnivale nerds, you may now nod your heads solemnly). With Game Of Thrones’ Season 6 just around the corner, the network has recently gone ahead and released a featurette video, showing the work behind the elaborate sets that have contributed into making the grim fantasy mega-hit of the decade…

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We’ve recently gone over the news of the inevitable delay of George Martin‘s latest installment in the hit grimdark Song Of Ice And Fire series, which vexed the author and legions of nerds alike. Its delay caused considerable controversy (and some conspiratorial whispers) about the possibility of the HBO series veering too far away from the source material, which was made worse by the cryptic and downright grim Season 6 teaser that was recently released. However, the author recently decided to ease his fanbase’s fears by making a pretty bold statement…

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