Game Of Thrones' final season cost twice as much as the last 2 seasons 

Just last month, Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke claimed she didn’t know anything about what was going to happen in the show’s series finale, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau at least seems to have a much better idea of what’s going on. Speaking with Variety, he said that showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff “couldn’t…

Here's how to tell a good fantasy language from whatever it is that Jabba does

By the h’bhor of Vaksis, fantasy languages can be a great way to bring a sense of believable mystery to fictional worlds. Whether Game of Thrones’ guttural Dothraki, The Lord of the Rings’ lilting Elvish, or the garbled throat-clearing of Star Wars’ Wookie-talk, hearing characters speak in made-up tongues helps…

Game Of Thrones' The Mountain is now officially the world's strongest man

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the 29-year-old Icelandic actor/professional bodybuilder who plays mute wall of muscle Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game Of Thrones, has never been the kind of guy you want to pick a fight with at a bar. Now, though, he’s got a title to match his 6'9", 400-pound physique: The World’s…

George R. R. Martin announces release date for new book that's not The Winds Of fucking Winter

It’s a long-standing irony of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series that there are more trolls writing these books—i.e., one—than there are actually featured within them, with author George R.R. Martin apparently delighting in his continued efforts to mess with people whose only sin was loving his work, often to the…

Game Of Thrones showrunners recorded the audio commentary for Rick And Morty's "Pickle Rick" episode

Though your personal preference may vary, Szechuan sauce and “I’M PICKLE RICK” are easily in the top five most-circulated bits and quotes from Rick And Morty season three. The former took on risible life outside of the show, while the latter has had its Breaking Bad parallels broken down by co-creator Dan Harmon. The…

Amazon's Lord Of The Rings prequel might be the most expensive TV show ever made

Last fall, we reported that Amazon had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s renowned fantasy saga, The Lord Of The Rings, a move that’s seen by many as a bid to establish its own Game Of Thrones-style ratings juggernaut. We also noted the hefty price tag, which Amazon recently confirmed was $250 million. Now, after…

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HBO is prepared to spend a shitload of money on Game Of Thrones spin-offs

Dragons and ice zombies and ice-zombie dragons aren’t free, as HBO would like to remind fans of its wildly popular (and frequently pirated) fantasy series Game Of Thrones. Specifically, the premium network seems to be stressed about the budgets for the one or more spin-offs—sorry, “successor shows”—currently being…

Game Of Thrones fans accost Eugene Simon in the bathroom far too often

Although Eugene Simon has had a handful of other roles—most notably playing Albert Einstein’s son in Genius and Sean in the recent horror movie The Lodgers—he’s recognized most often for playing Lancel Lannister in Game Of Thrones. And it’s becoming a problem, especially when fans recognize him in the bathroom.

The Lodgers’ Eugene Simon believes in psychic phenomena, but draws the line at ghosts

Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon’s new project, The Lodgers, has the characteristics of an old-fashioned, supernatural horror film: a period setting, a crumbling family estate, a set of mysterious twins, and, of course, ghosts. But Simon isn’t a believer in the supernatural, as he tells us in this snippet from our…

The Lodgers’ Eugene Simon explains why the film stands out in the horror genre

Game Of Thrones star Eugene Simon’s new project, The Lodgers, has the characteristics of an old-fashioned horror film: a period setting, a crumbling family estate, and a set of mysterious twins. But, as Simon tells us, there’s a bit more going on beneath the surface. In the video above, Simon, explains to us why the…

Internet, start your Game of Thrones-Altered Carbon shared-universe engines

It’s pretty easy to see shades of Game Of Thrones in Netflix’s new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, which explores a world in which consciousness has been digitized. For one, the streaming juggernaut has funneled boat loads of cash into the show. For two, there are a shit-ton of characters and they’re all killing and…