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.
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.
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.
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?
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?