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Watch Jason Momoa Slap the Shit Out of His Game of Thrones Animation

We all love a good behind-the-scenes story—especially ones that involve Jason Momoa kicking somebody’s ass because that’s what he was brought into this earth to do. HBO has given us a hilarious (and animated!) behind-the-scenes saga from Game of Thrones involving showrunner David Benioff, Momoa, and a seemingly…Read more...
Tags: Jason Momoa, Game Of Thrones, Animation, Db Weiss, Hbo, David Benioff, Emilia Clarke

George Lucas Helped Direct a Scene of the Game of Thrones Premiere

A George played a role in the return of Game of Thrones this past weekend. Just perhaps not the George you may have presumed.Read more...
Tags: Game Of Thrones, George Lucas, Hbo

This Brief Moment in the Game of Thrones Premiere Carried the Most Narrative Weight

The season eight premiere of Game of Thrones was a barrage of shocking reunions and reveals. It also showed Bran staring creepily at people. His face may have inspired a lot of memes, but one of his meetings was actually a big deal. Allow us to explain why Bran’s final reunion of the episode, while the shortest, ended…Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Bran Stark, Jaime Lannister

AT&T Screwed Up And Streamed Game of Thrones Hours Before Its Release

Some AT&T customers were able to watch the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones earlier than everyone else.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Game Of Thrones, DirecTV Now

Game of Thrones Returns With No Time to Spare (Literally)

It’s taken nearly two years, but the game is finally entering its final round. Last night’s long-awaited eighth season premiere was full of moments fans have been dying to see since the series began, and it advanced the story with ruthless efficiency towards its epic conclusion, too. So why did it feel so…Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Fantasy, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, TV Recap, Game of Thrones recap

Amazon's Oil Addiction, Black Holes, and Tiny Ancient Humans: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Wow, it’s finally here: The last season of HBO’s Game of Thrones premieres tonight. In a matter of mere minutes, viewers will have the chance to re-experience the magical world of Westeros, spending a final few episodes in the company of fan favorites like Dragon Owner, The Explosion Doer, Grizzled Conscience Man, …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Energy, Facebook, Astronomy, Hbo, Science, Technology, Television, Movies, Review, Video Games, Climate Change, Oil, Marvel, Conservation

Here's Your Spoiler-Laden Discussion Zone for Game of Thrones' Season Premiere

We’ve been waiting long enough, but at long last: Game of Thrones is back, for one last time. Want to hang out with fellow io9 commenters and discuss the season premiere in all its detail? You can do so at your leisure in this blog post, right here!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Open Channel

Westworld Welcomes Lena Waithe to Season Three

Westworld’s last season ended with the power dynamics between the titular park’s human guests and cybernetic hosts shifting in a radical way as the inorganic beings moved forward on their path to wrestling freedom from their creators. But for the show’s next season, in order to tell even…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Westworld, Lena Waithe

Don't like surprises? AI predicts who survives 'Games of Thrones'

If you are a "Games of Thrones" fan and appreciate the element of surprise, stop reading now. Students at the Technical University of Munich have developed an application to predict which character has the best chance to claim the coveted Iron Throne in the HBO hit medieval fantasy series about warring families. "We scraped the results from different Wiki pages and Wiki-like pages about the books and TV show and we took out data like gender and age of the characters," said student Christian Da...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Don, Technical University of Munich

Game of Thrones Language Builder David Peterson Is Working on Denis Villeneuve's Dune

The man who crafted the languages of Essos for HBO’s Game of Thrones is heading to Arrakis. Dothraki and Valyrian language builder David J. Peterson is doing language work for Denis Villeneuve’s highly-anticipated Dune. Now, how do you say “the spice must flow” in High Valyrian?Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Language, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Dune, Frank Herbert, David Peterson, David J Peterson, Denis Villeneuve, Dothraki, Jane Goldman, Valyrian

Enjoy the Game of Thrones Theme Played by an Army of Obsolete Computing Gadgets

If you’ve been online, watched TV, read a magazine, or even popped to the store to buy Oreos, you’re painfully aware that the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones gets underway this weekend. What better way is there to prepare for the inevitable death of your favorite character than by humming along with the series’…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Hbo, Science, Technology, Game Of Thrones, Oreos, Floppotron, Pawel Zadrozniak, Army of Obsolete Computing Gadgets

Saturday Night Live Envisions the Game of Thrones Spinoff Future, With Ice-T’s Help

Game of Thrones is nearly over, which means the spinoffs are coming. We already know more than one prequel is being planned to fill the dark fantasy quota in HBO’s programming. It’s a tricky transition to make; if a spinoff can work, Westeros can be parlayed from a setting for an iconic TV show into a multimedia…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Saturday Night Live, Kit Harrington, Ice T

The Latest Game of Thrones Teaser Is Just the Cast Looking Extremely Fashionable

Like, wow, these people clean up nice.
Tags: Fashion, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Kit Harrington, Kristian Nairn, Gwendolyn Christie

Everything You Need to Remember From Game of Thrones Season 7 in 90 Seconds

We’ve finally done it. We’ve now recapped the entire series of Game of Thrones so far, with season seven as the last hurdle before the Great War truly begins. With the eighth and final season just around the corner, now’s the time to get familiar with everything that’s happened. Check out our video above and post…Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, TV Recap, Game of Thrones recap, Game Of Catch Up

Game of Thrones Season 8 Is About to Begin, So Savor the Moment With This Art

It’s almost here. After almost two years of waiting, the final season of Game of Thrones begins April 14, which means you only have a few more days to bask in this moment before any character you love could be brutally murdered at any second.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Gallery, Game Of Thrones, Spoke Art

Theranos’s Empty Promise to Cure a Fake Problem

It was hard to know if the proprietary technology worked, but not so hard to ask whether there’s any evidence that more blood testing was what the world really needed. In the new HBO documentary “The Inventor,” the notion of blood testing as panacea is presented as a given. This assumption underlies the filmmaker’s attempt to convince us that Holmes is not really such a bad person.
Tags: Hbo, Science, Holmes

These Game of Thrones Sneakers Aren’t Suitable for the Long Winter, But They Look Great

When preparing footwear in Westeros, one has to consider the weather. Is winter coming? If so, a nice pair of tennis shoes might not be the way to go. Even so, who doesn’t love some nice tennis shoes?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Adidas, Game Of Thrones, Sneakers, Westeros

The Game of Thrones Prequel Has Added Harry Potter Alum Miranda Richardson

“Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Rita Skeeter makes move from Hogwarts to Westeros!”Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, George Rr Martin, Hogwarts, Miranda Richardson, Jane Goldman, Rita Skeeter, Golden Age Of Heroes, Harry Potter Alum Miranda Richardson

There Are 432 Minutes of Game of Thrones Left

HBO has officially confirmed the runtime of Game of Thrones’ final season. Across six episodes, fans have just 432 minutes left to spend with Jon, Dany, and the rest of Westeros. Prepare yourselves...accordingly?Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Jon Dany, The Vagaries Of Time Itself

These Gorgeous Game of Thrones Storyboards Offer Just a Glimpse of a Massive New Book

As Game of Thrones comes to an end, many of us find ourselves looking back to the beginning. Why did the show become so huge? What were our favorite moments? How did it all happen? Like the show itself, those are rather large questions, but the “how” is getting a suitably large answer in a new book.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Insight, Game Of Thrones, Behind The Scenes, Exclusive, William Simpson, Storyboards

Game of Thrones' Amazing Prosthetics Get a Well-Deserved Spotlight in This Video Tribute

There are certainly many, many things to celebrate on Game of Thrones. The grandiose directing, sharp writing, intense performances, and gorgeous costumes are just a few elements that come to mind. But one that probably doesn’t get instantly recognized is the prosthetic work.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Prosthetics, Make Up

Everything You Need to Remember From Game of Thrones' Third Season in 90 Seconds

The final season of Game of Thrones is getting closer and closer, like it’s the ceaseless march of thousands of ice zombies coming to kill most of Westeros. Trying to catch up before it all comes to an end from April 14? io9's here to help with our handy-dandy season-by-season recap!Read more...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, TV Recap, Game of Thrones recap, Game Of Catch Up, Westeros Trying

George R.R. Martin Says There May Be 'Discrepancies' Between the Game of Thrones Finale and His Books

Yes, George R.R. Martin is still working on The Winds of Winter. Yes, that means A Dream of Spring will come eventually. But before that happens, we’re getting the eighth and final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. What will this spoil for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire series? Hopefully: not everything.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, A Song Of Ice And Fire, George R R Martin

HBO's Lovecraft Country Could Be Everything Green Book Wasn't

There are as many valid criticisms of Peter Farrelly’s Best Picture Oscar-winner Green Book as there are listings in Victor Hugo Green’s The Negro Motorist Green Book. But an upcoming adaptation has a lot more potential to tell the real story, even if there are Lovecraftian monsters involved.Read more...
Tags: Books, Hbo, Science, Mahershala Ali, Race, History, Racism, Oscars, Viggo Mortensen, Ku Klux Klan, Jordan Peele, Matt Ruff, Peter Farrelly, Lovecraft Country, Green Book, HP Lovecraft

This Game of Thrones-Themed Brunch Menu Goes Too Far, and Yet Also Not Far Enough

How much money would you pay to say that you ate meat loosely inspired by Theon Greyjoy’s severed junk?Read more...
Tags: Food, Hbo, Science, Gambling, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Theon Greyjoy

Breaking Down the Doom, Despair, and Big Dragon Energy of the Game of Thrones Final Season Trailer

At long last, it is here: our first proper look at the final episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones. And while it doesn’t really give us a lot to go on other than the fact that every single character on the show is contemplating their inevitable icy end, there’s still a few nuggets of information to parse.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Trailer Breakdown

The Game of Thrones Final Season Trailer Is Preparing Us for a Lot of Death

It’s the beginning of the end for Game of Thrones. And if our heroes fail, it might be the beginning of the end for Westeros full stop.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Winter Is Coming

Game of Thrones' Biggest Battle Ever Will Basically Be a Super Smash Bros. Bloodbath

Everyone is here. But also? There’s a good chance that a good chunk of them is also very dead.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, Iain Glen

AT&T Shake-Up Sends Two of Its Top Media Executives Packing

Plepler, who helped create some of TV’s most memorable programs over three decades at HBO, said Thursday he plans to step down as chief executive officer of the premium cable network. Levy, president of Turner Broadcasting, announced his departure Friday morning. “Hard as it is to think about leaving the company I love, and the people I love in it, it is the right time for me to do so,” the 60-year-old Plepler said in a memo to staff.
Tags: Hbo, Science, Levy, Turner Broadcasting, Plepler

HBO Chief Richard Plepler, Who Greenlit Game of Thrones, Steps Down Amid AT&T Takeover

The chief executive and chairman of HBO, Richard Plepler, is leaving the company amid changing tides following a recent AT&T takeover of HBO’s parent company, Variety reported Thursday. His departure will mark the end of a nearly 30-year career with HBO, during which time the admired company head spearheaded and…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Att, Streaming, Variety, Richard Plepler, HBO Richard Plepler

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