The Rise Of Cinematic Universes

I'm sure it is only a matter of time...
I’m sure it is only a matter of time…

Recently, it was announced that a new Scooby Doo movie would launch a Hanna-Barbera cinematic universe.  We also know that the Men in Black/21 Jump Street movie is supposed to actually happen.

Basically, that means that anything can be a cinematic universe these days.  While sitting around the Gabbing Geek Editorial Office, I came up with a few of my own.  See them after the cut.  Hollywood, feel free to use these for a small piece of the gross.  Not the net.  I won’t be screwed over that way.

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Trailer Time: Warcraft Again?!


Yeah, this Warcraft movie is not some sort of illusion or practical joke.  It is coming.  See it after the cut.

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Trailer Time: Game Of Thrones Season 6

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So, since last spring, every Game of Thrones fan has been wondering if that one guy…you know the one, the one with the beard…was dead or not.

Well, we still don’t know, but there’s a trailer now which will still not tell you.  See it after the cut.  It’s a red band, so there might be some stuff you don’t want your kids to see.

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From Iron Throne To Iron Fist

And now, playing a master of the martial arts from a mysterious hidden Asian land...
And now, playing a master of the martial arts from a mysterious hidden Asian land…

Well, Marvel and Netflix found their Iron Fist.  They just tapped some guy from Game of Thrones.

What?  You don’t know him offhand from the photo above?  Don’t feel bad.  I love me some Game of Thrones and I had to look the guy up when I saw his name.  See after the cut for more.

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Game Of Thrones History Lesson

Game of Thrones

Longtime fans are well aware that George R. R. Martin based the non-magical conflict of A Song of Ice and Fire off the very historical War of the Roses.

Do you wanna know what those are?  Some nifty animation laid over a TED talk will give you the basic historical background needed to get where the show went and where it may be going.  See the video after the cut.

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Year Of Anticipation Correction


Last week, we here at Gabbing Geek ran a “Year of Anticipation” column discussing all the stuff we were looking forward to this year.

Well, one of those things probably isn’t showing up this year.

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Teaser Time: Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Fans have been wondering about whether that, you know, one guy really died in the last minute or so of the last episode of last season’s Game of Thrones.  I mean, there’s been speculation about this and that, denials and online snoopings, and Ryan walking around the Gabbing Geek offices telling us all we know nothing.

Say, is “snoopings” a real word?

Did this character live?  Beats the hell out of me.  But he’s featured rather prominently in the teaser HBO released.  See it after the cut.

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George R R Martin Still Sucks, Doesn’t Suck More

Did I just take my evil to 11?
Did I just take my evil to 11?

You can’t spell G R R Martin without Grr and that’s probably because he infuriates us all.  Between the book delays and the TV show passing the book series–he’s certainly given his fans enough material to be less than thrilled with him.  So when I saw he was working on a new Cinemax series I thought “Oh, great, another excuse for more Game of Thrones delays.  At least this one will skip the pretense of having a story and just skip straight to the nudity.  Because Cinemax.”

But it turns out the series is based on a novel he already wrote (The Skin Trade, all about werewolves) and he isn’t revisiting the work with new novels.  The most he did was approve the writer for the show from a number of interested candidates.  Bah.  No big deal.  He’s not any better, but he certainly isn’t any worse for cashing in on his current fame.

Skin Trade.  Who could’ve guessed that would end up on Cinemax?

Game of Thrones Wins Best Drama at the Emmys (Series Spoiler Free)

Game of Thrones

A Lannister always pays his debts.  Well it was finally time for the Emmys to give Game of Thrones a much deserved Best Series statue.  That happened last night.  Our reaction after the break.

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Podcast Reaction: Swords! Edition


This week on the podcast, there was Lego Talk, Marvel/Netflix talk, Choose Someone’s Own Adventure Talk that could have made the podcast suitable only for mature listeners despite the fact only truly immature listeners would enjoy that portion but probably came from Watson watching Anchorman recently, and then there was a sword spelling bee.

This led me to wonder…why do so many swords have names?

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