It’s Thrones Almost All The Way Down: A Sci-Fi Video Roundup

Curated by Carl  Slaughter:

(1) Why Dragons Halt Progress

(2) Brann is coming into his own as the new Three Eyed Raven.  This has set the fan theory wheel spinning.  Emergency Awesome goes into debunk mode.

(3) “The Iron Bank will have its due.”

Like the Wall, the Citadel, and Winter, the Iron Bank has character level significance in “Game of Thrones.”  Rulers and  businessmen that don’t honor their agreements with the Bank discover their rivals and enemies backed by the Bank.  The saying “The Iron Bank will have its due” is as common as “A Lannister always pays their debts.”

  • Oleena to Tywin:  “Wars are rather expensive.  The Iron Bank will have its due.  How their love to remind everyone.  Almost as much as you Lannisters with your debts.”
  • Tywin to Oleena: “I’m not worried about the Iron Bank.”
  • Oleena to Tywin:  “We both know you’re smarter than that.”
  • “One stone crumbles and another takes its place and the temple holds its form for a thousand years or more. And that’s what the Iron Bank is, a temple. We all live in its shadow and almost none of us know it. You can’t run from them, you can’t cheat them, you can’t sway them with excuses. If you owe them money and you don’t want to crumble yourself, you pay it back.”  –  Tywin Lannister

(4) More than one video essayist analyzing Game of Thrones, namely Secrets of the Citadel, Game of Theories, The Last Harpy, and New Rockstars, has concluded there is at least a very strong possibility the Mother of Dragons has a traitor in her inner circle.  The Last Harpy makes a compelling case that Missandei is a faceless assassin.

(5) While The Three Eyed Raven was training Bran, The Why had a theory that was confirmed by the “Hold the door” scene.

(6) “Who is Jon Snow’s mother?”  During an extensive interview with George R.R. Martin, the television show’s producers, David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss, won his endorsement with their answer to this question.  And how would Jon Snow discover and prove his identity?  Secrets of the Citadel delves deep into the theories and evidence.

(7) Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss discuss the pivotal “The Queen’s Justice” episode

(8) Possible stories for HBO’s 4 Game of Thrones spinoffs.

(9) GOT cast sings songs about GOT, Liam Neeson narrates

(10) Game of Thrones cast interviews

(11) Tyrion quotes

(12) Game of Thrones literate, but not worldly literate.

(13) Emilia Clarke plays “Where’s my ____ ?”

(14) Underrated MCU superpowers

(15) Young Justice gets a third season. (No video)

(16) Cancelled Batman Beyond movie

(17) The awesome Justice League movie that didn’t happen

(18) Spiderman: Homecoming post credits scene explained

(19) Vic Mignogna interview. Vic Mignogna produces and writes Star Trek Continues, and stars as Captain Kirk.  He spent $150,000 of his own money on his “love letter to Star Trek.”

“To some Star Trek fans,” Mignogna said, “Star Trek is about fighting Klingons, firing phasers, flipping open communicators, and beaming down.  That is Star Trek in the most narrow sense.  Star Trek is about characters.”

No, Continues doesn’t have Khan, Sarak, or Mudd, although it does have a precursor to Troi and a guest appearance by Q actor John de Lancie.  Continues production nearly replicates TOS in almost every respect  –  characterization, uniforms, sets, camera work, music, and most importantly, scripts.  Continues makes most other fan productions look like glorified cosplay.

(20) Star Trek’s vision of a godless future.

(21) Tag and Bink

(22) Women Who Didn’t Love Wonder Woman Support Group — an anti Wonder Woman movie support group comedy skit.

(23) Superhero party, Saturday Night Live

(24) Missy:  She’s not The Doctor.

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