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Game Of Thrones Season 2: On Set In Iceland, And See Some Muppet Inspired Mash-Ups
The first season of HBO's Game of Thrones captivated audiences. A rare genre cross-over, the fantasy has inspired a rabid fan following and, in turn, a whole lot of people anxiously awaiting its second season return on April Fool's Day. In the meantime, those obsessed with George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" series and the television show it spawned, have been coming up with alternative and fun ways to express their GoT love and growing anticipation for its return.
However, to help tide us over, HBO has just released a video journal from the chilly Iceland set. In order to recreate the circumstances North of the Wall, fake snow wasn't going to cut it, so the production had to find a more snow filled and suitable location, hence Iceland. The journal features co-creator David Benioff as well as frequent director Alan Taylor describing how important it is to shoot on location whenever possible and limit the use of CGI or creating landscapes in post-production (even though they did a fantastic job doing just that in the first season). Jon Snow, Sam Tarly, Commander Mormont, Grenn and (our first look at) Qhorin Halfhand also give their two cents on shooting in the real life 'Frost Fangs.'
As an added treat, since we got Game of Thrones inspired Valentine's Day cards yesterday - which if you haven't printed them, cut them and handed them out yet, well, you just don't like love - today we get a sweet mash-up of the fantasy series with The Muppets.
Artist Yehudi Mercado, has done an amazing job of not only creating the rad and impeccably illustrated mash-ups but also perfectly matching the characters from the two fictional universes. I mean, pairing Beaker and Dr. Honeydew with Peter Baelish and Varys is brilliant - or should I say Petyr Beakish and Dr. Varys Honeydew. I've included a few above and below but they can all be found at Super Mercado's Game Of Thrones Muppet Page, where you can also purchase them in poster form.... tempting.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO Sundays on April 1, 2012.
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