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Game of Thrones fans are backing Australian high-jumper Brandon Starc in Rio Olympics

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Game of Thrones fans are backing Australian high-jumper Brandon Starc in Rio Olympics

Brandon Stark is a household name these days after the ever-increasing popularity of Game of Thrones, and no matter the crazy number of characters on the show, Bran Stark is far too important to not be given enough attention. Game of Thrones fans are known to go to any lengths to prove their loyalty to their fandom, and with the Olympics being all the rage these days, fans of the HBO fantasy drama weren’t behind in finding something related to Game of Thrones there as well.

As it turns out, an Australian high-jumper has just made his debut at the Olympics, and guess what his name is…that’s right, it’s Brandon Starc. Brandon Starc is the younger brother of Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc, and he has recently cleared 2.29m in his third and final attempt on Sunday night to qualify in 11th place for the high jump final. This led to support from Olympic fans across the world, but also from Game of Thrones fans since the athlete shares his name with Bran Stark of the show. Fans have been extending their support to the athlete and making Game of Thrones references left and right. Here’s what some of them said on Twitter post Starc’s victory:

Some other fans tweeted saying “Great to see him walking again,” referring to Bran Stark’s lost ability to walk. Another fan wrote, “Brandon Starc may be a pretty good high jumper but Brandon Stark is a better long faller.”

If that wasn’t enough, Athletics Australia also didn’t miss a chance to root for their athlete by making a Game of Thrones reference, with the hashtag  #HouseStarc. Here’s the tweet:

Let’s just say Game of Thrones fans don’t leave a single opportunity to express their love of the show!






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Game of Thrones Blu-ray has exclusive clips from “The Long Night”

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Game of Thrones Blu-Ray contains "The Long Night" Exclusive Clips!

It has been nearly seven months since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired. Now that the dust seems to be settling down on the show, the Blu-rays are out with some very exclusive content for its fans.

As reported earlier, Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection box set and Game of Thrones: The Complete Series Blu-ray and DVD sets, were released on December 3. Ever since the Blu-rays have been out, the deleted scenes have begun to hit the internet.

It turns out, if you have bought all the goodies of the show, you would have hit the jackpot with some never seen before footage from the show. As per Syfy, there is an exclusive clip from the mammoth battle sequence of “the long night” episode of season 8. The video is titled When Winter Falls.

In the video, Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) talk about their experiences shooting the episode.

Christie in the videos says “Oh my goodness, it was overwhelming, You’re on this huge set, it’s filled with smoke. It feels like maybe a 1,000 people on the set with extras, crew, and cast.”

Whether we liked the episode or not, even the most ardent critic of the show have been appreciative of the effort that went behind shooting it. Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, “The Long Night” required 55 days of grueling night shoots across 11 weeks.

Entire cast and crew have gone on record talking about their emotional and sometimes even exhaustive experiences of shooting for the show. The behind the scenes footage gives us a slight peek into that experience.

Have you got your hands on Game of Thrones Blu-ray and DVD sets? Let us know in the comments below!






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Kristian Nairn (Hodor) says Game of Thrones Season 8 criticism was undeserved

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Kristian Nairn feels the Game of Thrones criticism was undeserved

If you’re someone that defends Game of Thrones’ ending, you might not be alone. Kristian Nairn a.k.a. Hodor feels that the criticism of Games of Thrones final season was undeserved. Speaking recently at Northern Michigan University, Nairn joined the rest of the cast in the defense of the show. The popular HBO show ended its run earlier this year and received some extreme reactions from fans and critics alike.

He was quoted saying:

We’re all immensely proud of it, I know it was life-changing for all of us. I’m just sad that it’s over, I really am. And not just because I’m dead. […] I was very happy with the series ending, I understand why people were mad. But again I think deep down if people look into the motivation behind it I think they’re more just mad that it’s over.”

Nairn however, went on to add that because the show had stringent timeline for the final season, the makers had to let go off certain subtleties that they had shown in earlier seasons.

He said:

“I don’t think the criticism the show received was deserved.

I think the last season was excellent. My only qualm was that I felt that it could’ve been a little longer — I missed the Game of Thrones of old that paid such attention to small details — like a ten-minute dialogue scene. But, because the clock was ticking and they’re heading towards a conclusion, it lost a bit of subtlety and that was something people loved about the show, it was a show where even the small characters had a role to play.”

Every one who saw the show is always going to remember the Hodor character played by Nairn. He was one of the many actors on the show who had small but an influential character.

Do you agree with Kristian Nairn’s view? Let us know in the comments below!






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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

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Roku will stream the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season

Game of Thrones has ended, which means like any other finished TV show, it is now open for a ton of syndication possibilities, to maximise revenue post end of the show. The latest news on this scene is a great one for anybody looking to start watching the show, this late. Roku will be streaming the first season of Game of Thrones for free this holiday season. Read on!

Roku is doing this as a part of its second annual holiday streaming event, called the Stream-a-thon, which streams free television to anyone that owns a Roku device. On this years roster is the first season of Thrones, among other offerings from networks like Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, et al.

There will be other HBO episodes in the mix as well, from hits like Chernobyl and Barry. This festival is a win win for everybody involved, Roku gets promotion for its devices, the networks get subscriptions resulting from this promotion in the form of a free trial, and the viewer gets great devices and some free content.

So if you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for that friend of yours that doesn’t stream yet, and wants to get into it, especially Game of Thrones, you might want to get them a Roku device, most of which will be on offer prices for the holiday season. Be quick, though, as this Stream-a-thon will run from December 26, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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