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One Thing the Game of Thrones TV Show Does So Much Better Than the Books

As an adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Game of Thrones TV series will always be compared to its source material. Given how beloved the books are, the show can usually only match them, more often falling short. But there’s one way that the show is kicking the books’… » 6/02/15 3:48pm 6/02/15 3:48pm

Trying to Make Game of Thrones Valyrian Steel Sword With Real Materials 

Nothing reigns consistently in HBO’s Game of Thrones (and George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” book series that inspired it) except Valyrian steel, a magical sword material. Valyrian steel is, of course, extremely not real. But materials scientist Ryan Consell took a look at its chemistry anyway. » 4/07/15 10:30am 4/07/15 10:30am

Holy wow, the full length trailer for Jupiter Ascending is incredible

All right. Okay. Wow. After getting teased with an itty bit of Jupiter Ascending, we now get to see the full trailer and it's all kind of fantasy sci-fi perfect. A battle for Earth, spaceships, machine porn, alien worlds, superpowers, guessing when Sean Bean will die, The Wachowskis, the movie seems to have it all. » 3/26/14 9:10pm 3/26/14 9:10pm

Get ready for Game of Thrones season 4 with this awesome HBO preview

HBO aired a special 15 minute preview for Game of Thrones Season 4 last night and it's now up on YouTube to whet your appetite for dragons, swords, thrones, fantastic looking people, armor, dresses, politics, lengthy diatribes and general awesomeness. But as fun as it is to see a little bit of Game of Thrones right… » 2/10/14 9:19pm 2/10/14 9:19pm

They Should Have Filmed The Hobbit in This 200,000 Brick Lego Rivendell

Alice Finch and David Frank clearly love the world of The Lord of the Rings as much as they love Lego, because you don't just cruise through an incredible 200,000 block build without a heaping helping of pure passion. This insane brick Rivendell is fandom incarnate. » 12/11/13 2:32pm 12/11/13 2:32pm

Techno-Fantastical Original Artwork, On Sale for Cheap

You might not know the name Matthias Adolfsson, but chances are that his artwork will look familiar. Not so much traditional steampunk as fantastical and techno-fantastical (I just made that last term up btw, so don't memorize it or anything), many of Adolfsson's original watercolors are on sale at his Etsy store.… » 10/10/08 10:10am 10/10/08 10:10am