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Pop culture: The best of Game of Thrones on the web

Alice Darelle Writer

That’s it: Season six is over and HBO has said goodbye to fans for a (very) long time… BUT THE EXCITEMENT AND HYPE AROUND THIS POP-CULTURE  phenomenon doesn’t disappear between seasons. WE Discover the best of GAME OF THRONES from around the web

 

While we wait for season seven…

The announcement by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss that Game of Thrones will end in 2018 has disappointed many. But for the show’s creators, there was never any question about going beyond season eight: “We’re trying to tell one cohesive story with a beginning, middle and end. (…) We’ve known the end for quite some time and we’re hurtling towards it.

Season six had a special significance: For the first time, the creators had to go beyond the books written by George R. R. Martin: “It’s a strange phenomenon, we’re in this territory where you are walking on your own and can’t rely on the written material anymore,” Benioff said in an interview for Deadline.

In a flurry of announcements, HBO also announced a new director for season seven, which will feature only seven episodes. This summer, Matt Shakman will be filming alongside Alan Taylor (present on seasons 1 and 2), Jeremy Podeswa and Mark Mylod.

While the series—which has grown into a huge pop-culture phenomenon—has been the subject of some very serious scientific studies (notably at Stanford University, where a geology course uses a map of Westeros and Essos as a teaching tool), it is artists who are really throwing themselves into hijacking the series.

The Game of Thrones universe mapped by Miles Traer

While waiting for season seven and the return of the 21st century’s greatest fear—the spoiler—we’re distracting ourselves with fans’ humorous creations.

 

If Game of Thrones was a retro game

 

Russian animation studio Red Medusa presents Game of Throlls, which reimagines the series as… retro video games! Super Mario, Tetris, Mortal Kombat, Doom, Crazy Cars and more. Here are some of the best.

 

 

 

 

To watch all the videos, visit the Red Medusa YouTube channel

 

If the Game of Thrones actors had been in Star Wars

Since season four, Game of Thrones has had a touch of Star Wars about it, thanks to the presence of Gwendoline Christie—Captain Phasma in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens—in the role of Brienne of Tarth. This link inspired Canadian artist Andrew D. Tran to create a series of drawings entitled “Game of Star Wars,” which combines the two universes through portraits of the main characters.

 

“The Sith Knight King”; “Jedi General Daenerys, Mother of Rancors”; “Arya Stark, Jedi Padawan”; “Tyrion Lannister, the Imp Scoundrel”

 

If Game of Thrones had come out in the 90s

Two years ago on his YouTube channel, musician Mikolaj Birek revealed a fantastic montage of the series’ opening credits… 90s style. With synths, sepia tones and crossfades, he absolutely nails 1995.

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