Cable and streaming services are locked in a big-budget battle for another epic fantasy smash By Wei-Huan Chen Updated 5:22 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 "The Mandalorian" is set to premiere on Disney+ Nov. 12, 2019 "The Mandalorian" is set to premiere on Disney+ Nov. 12, 2019 Photo: Disney Photo: Disney Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 "The Mandalorian" is set to premiere on Disney+ Nov. 12, 2019 "The Mandalorian" is set to premiere on Disney+ Nov. 12, 2019 Photo: Disney Which of these shows will be the next “Game of Thrones”? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The cultural phenomenon that was “Game of Thrones,” which aired its series finale this past Sunday, … [Read more...] about Which of these shows will be the next “Game of Thrones”?
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Gary Gerard Hamilton Associated Press Published 7:43 PM EDT May 17, 2019 New York –From wine to clothing to tours, HBO and retailers have cashed in through the years with “Game of Thrones” merchandise. “Thrones” is not only a huge international show but also a massive business, with all sides hoping to pad the bank during the show’s eighth and final season. “It’s thousands of products, just a lot of stuff all around the world,” said Jeff Peters, HBO’s vice president of licensing and retail. “We’re so busy we don’t stop and count.” Products include makeup, beer, toy collectibles and even high fashion collaborations. But while the show itself is a TV phenomenon, that doesn’t guarantee fans will flock to stores. “It’s certainly good to be lucky. But you don’t get to where the merchandising programs are with HBO and what they’ve done with ‘Game of Thrones’ … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ is ending, but will live on in merchandise
If the dragons in ‘Game of Thrones‘ – like Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion – wanted to fly in real life, they’d need much more muscle to push their tremendous weight off the ground. However, extra muscle means extra weight, which creates a dilemma considering the mechanics of flight. These fantasy dragons of Westeros would need a build similar to the prehistoric flying reptiles, called giant pterosaurs. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Following is a transcript of the video. Let’s face it. When it comes to “Game of Thrones,” we’re all here for the dragons – Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. After all, flying on dragonback is every fantasy nerd’s dream! Now, we know dragons are just that – fantasy. But if these colossal creatures did exist in our world, could they really get off the ground? If you looked toward the sky around 70 million years ago, you might have thought you saw a … [Read more...] about Why the ‘Game of Thrones’ dragons wouldn’t fly in real life
The final season of “Game of Thrones” premieres on April 14, wrapping up the popular series by George R.R. Martin that first aired in 2011. In preparation for the end, we had fans of the show discuss some of the most memorable moments from the first seven seasons. From “the red wedding” to “the purple wedding,” here are 14 scenes that viewers couldn’t stop talking about. Following is a transcript of the video. Kim Renfro: No! Ian Phillips: Hold the door! Chris Snyder: I can’t really look. A.C. Fowler: Ugh… That’s a great way to start it. Narrator: The first seven seasons of “Game of Thrones” were filled with lots of death, drama, deception, and, of course, dragons. Ahead of the final season, we’re going to count down some of the most memorable moments from the show. Warning: Spoilers are coming. Chris: One of Dany’s defining moments is when she kills the slave masters at Astapor. Meredith … [Read more...] about The 14 most memorable moments from ‘Game of Thrones’
Atlas Film Studios is a 322,000 square-foot studio in southwestern Morocco that is considered to be the largest film studio in the world. More than 200 major films and television shows have filmed there, including “Gladiator,” “Ben Hur,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” “The Mummy,” “The Passion of the Christ,” and, most recently, “Game of Thrones” and “Aladdin.” Located in a stunning red desert landscape, Atlas is often used for its dramatic landscapes, the relative cheap cost of production, and its promixity to the striking medieval ksar of Aït Benhaddou, also a popular filming location. I recently visited and it was a strange place strewn with the elaborate replicas of biblical towns, Egyptian temples, Tibetan monasteries, and more. It’s very weird, but definitely worth the visit. Think about any biblical or historical epic you’ve ever seen. There’s probably a barren landscape of … [Read more...] about I visited the world’s largest film studio, where Moroccan locals are cast as everyone from Osama Bin Laden to Jesus and the desert is littered with the wreckage of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Gladiator’