by Jill Pantozzi | 5:03 pm, April 23rd, 2014
Game of Thrones
by Rebecca Pahle | 2:03 pm, April 23rd, 2014
It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means: It’s time for Jill and Rebecca to share their favorite moments from Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains.” You already know one major thing we didn’t like (expect a more in-depth post about our thoughts on that tomorrow), but for now let’s focus on the positive. Like Podrick Payne. Adorable son of a gun.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:47 am, April 23rd, 2014
Some of us were super bummed when we found out Ed Skrein, the actor who played Daario Naharis in Season 3 of HBO’s Game of Thrones, was going to be recast for Season 4. Even more so when we realized they were giving Daario 2.0, Michiel Huisman, the same costume as Skrein, but not that same overall look. From what I’ve seen so far, reactions to Huisman have been mixed and while the actor has talked about the possible confusion for viewers before, he’s now discussing his role in the most recent episode, “Breaker of Chains.” Read on for what he had to say as well as something Jon Snow, aka Kit Harington, might actually know about the future of the series.READ MORE
Here’s What the Writer and Director of Game of Thrones‘ Controversial Rape Scene (Plus GRRM) Have to Say About It
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:45 am, April 22nd, 2014
Even if you don’t watch Game of Thrones, you’re probably at least vaguely familiar with the controversy surrounding the most recent episode, “Breaker of Chains.” Tl;dr—a sex scene that is widely read as consensual in the books was changed to be rape. It’s all the entertainment corner of the Internet’s been able to talk about so far this week, and rightfully so: Aside from being messed up on its own, the scene serves as a crystallization of this extremely popular, critically lauded show’s problem with using sexual violence against women for shock value.
Since “Breaker of Chains” came out, director Alex Graves, co-showrunner David Benioff (who also wrote the episode with D.B. Weiss), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and George R.R. Martin himself have all spoken out about the scene. What they have to say will probably make you angrier. Fair warning.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, April 21st, 2014
by Rebecca Pahle | 11:46 am, April 21st, 2014
by Kristy Puchko | 11:45 am, April 21st, 2014
How do you follow up an episode that was sure to cause pure elation throughout the fandom of Game of Thrones? That was the unenviable task ahead of David Benioff and D.B. Weiss in penning episode three. Which character committed the most horrendous act this week? Who had the best line? Let’s dive in.
Note: We’re trying something a little new for this season of Game of Thrones. We ask that you please keep your comments to all the recaps spoiler-free. We’ll put up a spoiler-welcome open thread for the book readers immediately after each recap goes up. It’s here. Let’s go talk about the changes to the scene where the thing happened.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 12:00 pm, April 20th, 2014
Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Orphan Black, Gravity, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Saga, and more high-quality SF/F than you can shake a stick at. That certainly covers a whole bunch of our post tags.
The Hugo Awards honor both pros and fans alike, and as usual, the 2014 nominees provide a superb checklist of things to read, watch, and enjoy. The winners will be announced on Sunday, August 17 at Loncon 3 (aka the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention).
The full list of nominees is available below. And should you need to gush about your favorites, mention absent works you feel are deserving (*cough* Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady for Best Related Work *cough*), or…ah…have a measured discussion about nominees you may object to, the comments are here for your disposal.READ MORE
by Becky Chambers | 4:30 pm, April 19th, 2014
by Becky Chambers | 1:30 pm, April 19th, 2014
There are few things we nerds love better than wearing our hearts on our shirts. If you’re in the mood for some new duds, Tom Trager’s t-shirt shop has you covered (literally and figuratively). He’s got offerings for a variety of fandoms, including Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Buffy, Adventure Time, and lots more. We’re assembled a few of our favorites.READ MORE