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Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Westworld vs. Game of Thrones: Which HBO show did their publicity stunt better?
This week's Westworld spoiler stunt fooled a lot of people, but the show's fans seem to have enjoyed being pranked. "Overall, it seems the 'Westroll' event will be looked back on with a lot more fondness than another HBO publicity stunt," says Liz Shannon Miller. "It was just over a year ago that the network made a big announcement about the penultimate season of its flagship series Game of Thrones, specifically the date we could expect its return. Typically important but not earth-shattering news, HBO made sure we were paying attention — by literally burying the information in a block of ice." One of the reasons that one failed and the other succeeded is perhaps because David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thought the GoT stunt was "embarrassing," while Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have been building up to their Westworld stunt.
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 10:36PM EDT
George R.R. Martin makes the cover Esquire's China edition
The Game of Thrones honcho says there's "lots of text I cannot read. Those of you who can read Chinese... enjoy." According to Time magazine, Martin tells Esquire China he'll continue to write about Lady Stonehart, even though she wasn't used on the HBO series.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Here's a rare look at George R.R. Martin as a clean-shaven adult
"I give you the rarely seen, highly elusive, clean shaven adult GRRM circa 1972," the Game of Thrones honcho tweeted in honor of Throwback Thursday.
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
Syfy's first look at Nightflyers features George R.R. Martin
"Nightflyers is a haunted house story on a starship. It's Psycho in space," says Martin in the minute-long preview of the supernatural space thriller.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Showrunner of George R.R. Martin's Nightflyers departs over "creative differences"
Showrunner Daniel Cerone has exited the Syfy space drama. He'll be replaced by executive producer Jeff Buhler, who penned the first Nightflyers TV script.
Posted Tuesday 3/06/18 at 9:38PM EST
George R.R. Martin to take some time away from blogging
"All's good, boys and girls... lots of exciting things going on," the Game of Thrones honcho wrote on his blog. "LOTS of exciting things. Maybe too many. I am buried in work, so much that it is starting to overwhelm me. Even with my army of loyal minions. So I am going to step back from blogging ... for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back. In the near future, you'll likely see fewer posts here. And some of those will be by my minions." ALSO: Game of Thrones stars were spotted drinking with the the show's creators in a pub.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 12:25AM EST
Game of Thrones has unveiled the first final season poster
With the final season still at least 10 months away, HBO has unveiled a poster that announces the show is coming back in 2019. ALSO: George R.R. Martin was spotted at a Grateful Dead show in Mexico with an ESPN personality.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 2:08PM EST
Syfy officially picks up George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers, starring Gretchen Mol
The long-rumored space drama, which Netflix is co-producing, is based on Martin’s 1980 novella about eight maverick scientists and a powerful telepath who embark on an expedition of the solar system about a spaceship called "The Nightflyer."
Posted Wednesday 12/06/17 at 2:18PM EST
George R.R. Martin made sure that there was no whitewashing in his Nightflyers adaptation
When his 1980 novella was published, the female lead was drawn as a white woman when Martin intended her to be black. So Martin reached out to producers to make his opinions known about whitewashing, resulting in black actress Jodie Turner-Smith landing the female lead on the Syfy adaptation.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 6:27AM EST
George R.R. Martin revealed a drawing of the Nightlfyer from his Syfy’s Nightflyers
Here’s your first look at the mysterious spaceship that will be used to carry a group of researchers on the TV series based on Martin’s 1980 novella. Martin writes that the show has been “picked up for a full ten-episode season order, with a substantial budget, one that should allow them to create a show that looks as good as modern audiences expect.”
Posted Saturday 11/18/17 at 12:32AM EST
Enough with George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien!
TV networks should look to other fantasy novel series if they want to find the next Game of Thrones.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 10:02PM EDT
Report: Syfy orders George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers
Syfy has yet to officially confirm the proposed new series, based on Martin’s novella about a group of maverick scientists and a powerful telepath traveling aboard a ship called "The Nightflyer."
Posted Thursday 9/07/17 at 3:13PM EDT
A Game of Thrones fan has discovered a pattern for every major death
Has George R.R. Martin been consistent when it comes to killing off characters? PLUS: How Game of Thrones spoilers get made.
Posted Thursday 8/31/17 at 4:54AM EDT
Game of Thrones has “over-learned” from George R.R. Martin’s mistakes
“Game of Thrones just doesn’t have time for anyone who isn’t Jon, Daenerys, or the Night King anymore,” says Alex Shephard. “The show has shed George R.R. Martin’s most frustrating tics, which ultimately weighed his story down: his insistence on meticulous world-building, on resisting deus ex machina resolutions, and on subverting fantasy tropes. But in racing toward the end—in giving fans the resolution they have demanded — Game of Thrones has over-learned from Martin’s mistakes, taking the story too far in the other direction. PLUS: GoT’s sound designer explains how she got Undead Dragon’s scream, Isaac Hempstead Wright shoots down the Bran-Night King theory, Ranking every Season 7 episode, are ravens actually fast?, are Tormund and Beric still alive?, ranking every GoT season, is there a real-life feud between “Bronn” and “Cersei”?, Kristofer Hivju talks Tormund’s fate, Season 7 was when GoT broke all the rules, and Lena Headey reveals what Cersei really thought of Dany.
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Game of Thrones is like an impatient chess player who’s suddenly abandoned the rules
Jacob Brogan says the show's recent issues — such as the incoherent relationship between time and place — speak to GoT’s larger problem: “its inability to find a balance between its complex political maneuverings and the more familiar framework of heroic fantasy. In its early years, the series used the former to undermine the latter’s familiar progression—as it did when it killed off honorable patriarch Ned Stark—but those same tropes now threaten to overwhelm everything that once made the show compelling.” PLUS: An unauthorized GoT stage musical is coming to NYC, GoT seems to favor young beautiful women while older women don’t stand chance, why Jon Snow is a terrible leader, what the heck happened to Arya Stark?, the HBO hackers have revealed the Season 7 finale, do critics even matter when it comes to Game of Thrones?, Kit Harington looks like a young George R.R. Martin, and the recent complaints make Martin the real winner of Season 7.