When TV Shows Try To Save Money: The Bottle Episode

Why don't you guys just hang out here for the next 22 minutes or so?
Why don’t you guys just hang out here for the next 22 minutes or so?

Game of Thrones is a popular but ridiculously expensive show with a huge cast.  That “expensive” part comes into play more often than you might think.  While there is generally a huge set piece, often a battle scene, appearing around episode 9 out of a 10 episode season run, the show has to cut corners in other ways.  Think of how Peter Dinklage was conveniently knocked unconscious just before a battle scene in season one.  The book the season was based on does show Tyrion knocked out, but only a bit after the battle has started.  Or consider how King Robert’s eventually fatal hunting party was essentially four guys on foot.  No horses, and no entourage.  Or just how often characters seem to be on foot, even if they were on horseback at some point.  These are small ways the show has done things to keep costs down, and Game of Thrones is hardly the only TV show that does it, but there is one method that happens a bit more often than someone stealing the horses between scenes.

One such way is the bottle episode. Continue reading When TV Shows Try To Save Money: The Bottle Episode

Neil deGrasse Tyson Getting His Own Talk Show

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be hosting a weekly talk show this April that is based on his popular Star Talk podcast. Continue reading Neil deGrasse Tyson Getting His Own Talk Show

Cool Find: Heisenberg Is Groot Hoodie

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Check out this mashup hoodie of Groot and Heisenberg. By wearing this you’re saying – don’t F#$% with me. You’re not only the “one who knocks” you’re also GROOT. Enough said.

Get your very own Heisen-Groot over at Doperation.