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Game of Thrones: medieval weaponry, variable winters, and final-season anxiety

The books

Appreciating GRRM. And appreciating him double and triple as the show goes on.

The setting

The middle ages. The “dark ages” and how much is that a misnomer? Magic and dragons stagnating technological progress. Volcanoes beat dragons in rock-paper-scissors. Air force exclusivity. Ancient artillery. Ballistae and Scorpions and the peak of human weaponry until the weaponization of gunpowder.

Winter is coming

Figuring out ways to make the seasons less predictable. Unsatisfying suggestions in axial precession and funny orbits. The possibility of the interplay of biology with climatological processes.

Disappointment and Predictons

Trying to understand, as we reach the conclusion, why the show feels so unsatisfying now. Why every turn of events feels so unearned. Predicting who will get the throne as of “The Last of the Starks.”


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The Prestige : Episode 87

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What: Magic and obsession and Tesla and scifi all happen and it’s really just excellent.
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Huge Jackedman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson

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Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix

What: Dolor Umbridge shows up at Hogwart’s and Harry bands together a group of students in secret to form “Dumbledor’s Army.”
Directed by: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Gary Oldman

Featuring guest co-host
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