Comedy Roundup: Ozzy Man’s New Mega Quiz Video and More Quick Draw fun

Our favorite Aussie fan, Ozzy Man, has a new interactive “Mega Game of Thrones Quiz” video to help assuage our never ending thirst for GoT related content.  How far can you go in the Mega Quiz?

Also for our viewing pleasure, Vanity Fair has released the last three of the “Quick Draw Life of” Videos.  The videos for Joffrey, Robb and Ygritte are below the cut.

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New Game of Thrones Season 5 Teaser

A brand new teaser has surfaced on the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel.

This teaser is essentially a condensed version of the “The Wheel” trailer, but there is a small number of brand new shots, including some action from Hardhome, Meereen and Dorne.

With just over two weeks until the season premiere, do you think it likely that we will get another full-length trailer?

George R. R. Martin not writing a script for Season 6; Dornish cast interviewed

George R. R. Martin recently announced his cancellation of appearances at a number of conventions around the world, citing his dedication to finishing The Winds of Winter as the reason. BryndenBFish used this opportunity to take an in-depth scientific look at the prospects of the book’s completion, timely or otherwise.

Coming hard on the heels of that announcement, George has now released a follow-up entry on his NotABlog. In it, he hits back at reporting outlets and fans who misinterpreted his message to mean that he had cancelled all appearances, with the intent to finish Winds at the expense of all else.

Listen, please. I am skipping San Diego Comicon and World Fantasy Con… but as of this writing, I am still planning on making all of my other scheduled appearances. Okay? Clear?

I would prefer not to have to cancel anything, but that depends on how the work is going… And by “work,” I mean WINDS OF WINTER, of course… but not exclusively WINDS OF WINTER. When I say, “my plate is full,” I don’t just mean with WINDS.

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Kit Harington on Castle Black’s generational gap, and a new glimpse of Dorne

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In an interview with the Irish Examiner, Kit Harington publicly opened up for the first time about the late J. J. Murphy, who will appear as Ser Denys Mallister in Season 5.

It was sad… He was in a scene in episode three, so I met him then. He was an old gent, but he was very excited being on set. We had a good chat. It was a day that Peter Vaughan [Maester Aemon Targaryen] was also on set — two legends of the acting world — and they sat and traded stories.

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Why Queen Elizabeth didn’t take the Iron Throne, and more Game of Thrones interview and casting details

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Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers this week, mostly answering questions we’ve all heard dozens of times. But there was one interesting tidbit- the showrunners explain why the queen of England declined to claim the Iron Throne during her well-publicized visit to the set in Northern Ireland last summer.

“Apparently the Queen of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne,” says Benioff. “This is an esoteric rule we didn’t know about until that moment.”

“That’s the thing about the queen, she’s a stickler,” jokes Meyers.

 

More news and light spoilers below the cut:

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More stuff. Some wonderful, some weird.

logoFaBiAxey here, determined to serve once more (as all men must), bounding to you with a dearth of not-quite-news, some of which is bound to make you wonder why you even clicked on this page.

First off, the good: We lucky fools here in LA-LA Land will be getting an exclusive screening of Game of Thrones season 5 episode 1! On Thursday, April 9, GoT writer/producer Bryan Cogman, partnered with Larchmont Charter School, will be showing the season opener to a hundred or so fans at the United Talent Agency. Tickets are $40 and go to benefit Larchmont Charter. I will be going there, and will be asking some questions of Bryan Cogman, who will be fielding ‘em after the show. If you’re not in L.A. (I realize most of you are not), toss up some questions, and I’ll try to throw a few at the Cogmeister. If you’re interested in attending, here’s the link!

Secondly, a nice new interview with Kit Harington has surfaced (thanks, snuu!), courtesy of the Los Angeles Times and Emmy Contender Chat. It’s pretty meaty, a half-hour long, though no spoilers were given. (The interviewer tried.) Interview after the cut!

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Telltale’s Game of Thrones Episode 3: The Sword in the Darkness – A Review

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Apologies for the late-ish review. The episode was only released in Europe yesterday, and I didn’t have a chance to play through it until today. Unfortunately, despite some enjoyable moments, I didn’t enjoy “The Sword in the Darkness” nearly as much as the previous two episodes.

Telltale’s formula seems to be growing increasingly stale with this series – a pity and a surprise, since the simultaneously-releasing Tales From the Borderlands has the potential to be one of the studio’s greatest offerings.

I must admit, I am getting weary of Telltale’s constant shoving in our face of the fact that we’re playing a videogame. Many critical choice moments jerk the player right out of any immersion they may have had, as the choice is presented in such an on-the-nose manner. With the likes of The Witcher 3 coming out later this year, and considering what CD Projekt RED have claimed about their seamless plot-changing-choice integration, Telltale’s methods may well be highlighted for their archaic nature.

Contains full spoilers for the episode.

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Rattleshirt recast

Ross O'HennessyIt looks like the Lord of Bones will have a new face next time he appears on Game of Thrones, in season 5.

According to the Spotlight CV of actor Ross O’Hennessy, he will be taking over the role of wildling leader Rattleshirt. O’Hennessy is credited with the part for a Miguel Sapochnik episode. Sapochnik is directing episodes 7 and 8 of this coming season.

Rattleshirt was last seen escorting Jon Snow to Mance Rayder’s camp in the premiere of season three, “Valar Dohaeris.”

O’Hennessy most recently played the regular role of Commander Quattrone on Da Vinci’s Demons.

Thanks to Carne for bringing it to our attention.

There is one other casting confirmation, which I’ll tuck beneath a cut for spoiler reasons.

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Benioff and Weiss address their silence on cut Game of Thrones characters

D and D and EThere have been some noticeable and controversial character cuts from Game of Thrones, changes that fans of the books grumble over and debate with passion.

In a new article, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss talk with Entertainment Weekly about their decision to not address these decisions with viewers.

The quotes from Benioff and Weiss don’t contain spoilers; however, fans should be aware that the text and the photo at the EW site may be considered a spoiler, so follow the link with caution.

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