Sorry, I had to wipe my drool off my keyboard. I started salivating about 30 seconds into this 10-minute look at HBO’s Game of Thrones, which meant a full 9 minutes, 30 seconds of saliva dripping onto my laptop. I don’t think you can blame me; I mean, while this is technically a behind-the-scenes/making-of, there’s so much new footage of the show and the sets and the characters that I highly recommend putting a towel or maybe some saran wrap down first before you hit play.
Seriously, the fact that HBO is doing this show still astonishes me, because they’re probably the only ones who would film every part of the books, as well as have high enough production values that it doesn’t look like… well, Legend of the Seeker or something. I’m ready to call this a genuine Nerd Miracle, people. I still can’t believe it’s happening.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.