George R.R. MartinLatest News and Opinion
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.
Posted Wednesday 8/23/17 at 6:58PM EDT
George R.R. Martin says he’s too busy to watch Game of Thrones
Martin said in a recent interview that he's too busy writing and touring to watch the HBO series. “The book series and TV adaptation go their separate ways,” he said. “On the screen characters are killed right and left. About twenty of them have died already, which are quite alive to me and will appear in a new book.” PLUS: GoT did not show a pickup truck in this week’s episode, and here’s a Sansa-Arya theory.
Posted Friday 8/18/17 at 8:43PM EDT
Game of Thrones has ditched its evil streak to become risk-averse
A dark worldview is what defined the HBO series, with a ruthlessnesses that wasn’t just a gimmick, says Gwilym Mumford. “It felt consistent with the harsh and messy world that had been constructed, where shallow noblemen squabbled over their fiefdoms, while on the other side of the Wall an all-consuming force of unreasoning evil was preparing to wipe out everything,” he says. Not anymore: “Where once no one was safe, now its lead characters are wrapped in cotton wool, or even worse, able to be brought back from the dead like Jon Snow,” he says. “Moments of action pass by without any sense that anyone important is in any real danger: did we really think anyone significant would be burned to a crisp during Daenerys’ dragon assault on the Lannister forces? Did anyone expect the cliffhanger at the end of that episode to result in anything other than Jaime and Bronn surviving their plunge into a very deep-looking lake?”
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