Oh, hey. George RR Martin gearing up to infuriate ANOTHER set of TV fans.

Isn’t that exciting?

Sources confirm to The Hollywood Reporter that the premium cable network is near a deal for a pilot order for a prequel set 300 years before the events of the flagship series that tracks the beginnings and the end of House Targaryen. Ryan Condal (Colony) and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will pen the script for the drama, which is based on Martin’s book Fire & Blood.

HBO declined comment.

H/T: ComingSoon.
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Bryan Cogman is trading one iconic fantasy world for another.

Cogman, who most recently worked as a writer and co-executive producer on “Game of Thrones,” has signed on to consult on the upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series at AmazonVariety has learned from sources. He will work alongside the writing team of JD Payne and Patrick McKay, who were announced to be developing the series for Amazon back in July.

Amazon declined to comment.

Via ComingSoon.
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The Atlantic gets the ‘record’ hilariously wrong on Aragorn, son of Arathorn.

Didn’t read the books, huh, Richards?

Imagine a man, one who lives in a stretch of vaguely frightening forest somewhere up north. And imagine that he wants to be your benevolent dictator. His pitch: Remove the current leadership. Destroy a neighboring nation and kill its populace. Then, conquer most of the continent. And somewhere in there, he’d also like to restore traditional values to the country, whatever that means. And he says he gets to do so because, 40 generations ago, some of his ancestors were in charge. His name is Aragorn, and he’s the good guy.

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Why a Bethesda Game of Thrones video game might be *wonderful*.

No, don’t throw your keyboard through the screen yet.  Let’s think this through: “Bethesda Game Studios, developer of Elder Scrolls and Fallout, could be working on a Game of Thrones project. There’s very little detail however, and it’s largely supposition at this point.” Why is this maybe not such a bad thing? I’ll tell you why.

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So I hear that they leaked the latest Game of Thrones season’s plot online.

Spoiler alert: a lot of people will slowly and painfully die in inventive ways for somewhat dubious reasons, there are a lot of breasts on display, and somewhere in the wilderness a lone Undead will take a single deliberative step southward. Or northward. Away from the colder part of the planet. Gimme a break, I don’t watch this show.

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Spoiler alert to the spoiler alert: I didn’t actually read the leaked Game of Thrones plot details. But I’ve picked up, shall we say, an idea of the gestalt to this show.

So, Angela Lansbury on Game of Thrones?

Well, that should be entertaining. What? No, I don’t watch the show. I am not exactly certain what the point of the show is supposed to be at this point – and no, thank you, I don’t need an explanation – and the older I get, the less I am entranced with gratuitous.  No, what appeals here are the potential mashups, splices, and general unblinking disbelief at the sight of Jessica Fletcher* no-doubt being literally drenched in blood on at least one occasion, and very possibly set on fire. Should be a thing.

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*Although she’s always going to be Eleanor Iselin to me.

QotD, You Win Or You Die edition.

John Hayward over at RedState, in the process of reviewing WITH EXTREME SPOILERS the latest episode of Game of Thrones, makes this point about how the universe does not care about how unfair life is to any particular candidate:

A prospective candidate who thinks himself above the unpleasantness of the modern electoral arena should save his prospective donors a lot of money and take a pass on running.

Yes, yes, I know: half of you are still getting over the fact that RedState is doing something like reviewing GoT from a conservative/Republican perspective: and the other half of you are startled that this is being done by somebody who isn’t me.  Personally, I’m just as happy to have other people be comfortable in their political geekery: it means that I’m winning.  Besides, I’m not watching that show right now, either.

#rsrh Wow. I hadn’t realized that George R. R. Martin was a gay-baiter.

Kind of depressing.

I am way too busy these days for long political rants.

But I would be remiss if I do not at least make passing mention of how depressed, disgusted, and, yes, angry I’ve become as I watch the ongoing attempts at voter suppression in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Iowa, and other states where Republicans and their Teabagger[*] allies control key seats of power.

…OK, it’d be kind of depressing if I had ever got around to reading Game of Thrones, which will probably now wait a while longer.  But, hey, I’m sure that he doesn’t want my dirty conservative money anyway, am I right? Or that of Newsbusters (H/T).  Heck, if George R. R. Martin was asked, he’d probably retort that the Right doesn’t read books anyway.

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