Human civilisation is threatened by long-dead organisms, whether as White Walkers or petrol.
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in season 8 of Game of Thrones.
For all its queer characters, Westeros is a gender binary world.
‘Game of Thrones’ has taught audiences to never get too attached to any one character.
The vast majority of stories told in movies, in books and on television conclude with happy endings – and this has real-world political consequences.
Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and is one of the actors whose face is part of a new test of face recognition skills.
Facial recognition is a crucial skill, but difficult to test accurately. Researchers are taking advantage of the popularity of Game of Thrones to test the limits of our ability to identify a familiar face.
An early comics book writer inspired today’s TV writing. The Umbrella Academy (Netflix), based on the comic book by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, tops binge-worthy TV lists this month. Mary J. Blige plays Cha-Cha, an assassin that can travel through time.
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Our current golden age of TV storytelling is influenced by comic books, in particular, one writer: Chris Claremont pushed boundaries and gave audiences strong female leads and deeply involved dramas.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks to IMF managing director Christine Lagarde during the plenary session at the IMF and World Bank annual meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia recently.
Films can be used to help understand international relations concepts.
The HBO series can tell us a lot about how we view the Medieval world.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
I am robot.
It is time we talked about one of the most unsung motifs in American fiction.
Cloud services became popular due to the benefits they can offer to users, but their adoption can be opposed by IT departments.
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Linguist Alison Long helped translate a best-selling novel into the latest BBC television drama.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
Busloads of people rubber-necking their favourite movie location can be a pest, but fan tourism is a growing business.
What makes ‘Game of Thrones’ so popular?
A scholar argues that like many sacred books, the popular television show encourages men and women to reflect on their lives and choices.
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All men must die, so the young women have grown up to take control.
They are too well-behaved on Westeros – real-life queens often resorted to tears, temper tantrums and toilet humour.
Plotting total victory: Cersei in the Lannister war room at King’s Landing.
Who has the biggest map – and what are they plotting on it?
Classic conflict analysis can tell us whether there's a chance that the warring factions can reach a peaceful resolution. Probably not, is the answer.
In history, as in historical fantasy, women have an uneasy and dangerous path to power.
Not everyone got to see Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey ) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) in the opening season seven episode of Game of Thrones.
The problems some people had trying to watch Game of Thrones via the internet shows we still have a long way to go before we can live-stream major events to a mass online audience.