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Seventh One's the Charm: New Game of Thrones Trailer

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 24, 2011 |

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trailers | February 24, 2011 |

HBO is really working us into a fevered lather over this “Game of Thrones” series. I stopped counting at some point, but between trailers and teasers and behind the scenes featurettes, I think there’s something close to an hour of footage up here in our archives at this point. Today’s entrant? The geography of Westeros. If the next one is the mathematics of Westeros, I’ll start to suspect that this is disguised educational television. I’d not be upset at the education, but the deception, I watch PBS for fun after all.

So we don’t see too much new here, but the organization of it allows us to get a clearer idea of what we’re seeing. It all jumbles together in a trailer or even a behind the scenes thing, but this has got the organization of a power point. Now we’re looking at Winterfell. Check. Now we’re looking at King’s Landing. Check. I felt like taking notes, but in a good way.

The only real complaint is that it’s not April 17th yet. We’re thirsty, they’ve got a bucket of water, but they’re only giving us a teaspoon at a time. Have you seen fantasy nerds riot? It’s not pretty. And neither is the riot.

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Steven Lloyd Wilson is the sci-fi and history editor. You can email him here or follow him on Twitter.