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"Threat of total annihilation from a seemingly unstoppable army of the dead for you. What is the show about power power? What it does to someone? How much we coveted? How it goes wrong in the wrong hands on how different is when you have. It is way coveting it. Lord, please nearest toward area is the mother of dragons. Army's raise dragons in his killed a lot of people in her twist to take the iron through. Sheer number of ways that people are killed gets incredibly. Pretty old school depending the dragon. Can eat people. They liked them before they always attraction meat cooked down these steps. Every her to the lesson. Actress maisy Williams is are you start teenager seeking revenge for the murder of her father. How many people have you killed? I've lost count. I think in the book she has like the highest kill count Williams was twelve when game of thrones started. She's now twenty two this was her first acting job. Wanted to be a downside. And then my second game thrones. And then exists there are actors all over the world right now listening to that screaming things I do. Love George or Morton is the novelist behind this murder and magic nineteen ninety six. He published the first in his series of books called a song of ice and fire for years Hollywood pursued him trying to turn his books into movies. They're pro choice inevitably to simplify though. Okay. These folks are too big. We have to cut it all down. I didn't want it simplified. So I said repeatedly the sexiest word Hollywood. No, that's the sexiest. But no, I don't want to do it until David Ben came along that earlier part of sequences, pure, CG, David, and Dan or David Benny off and Dan Weiss at the time, they were young screenwriters and novelists with no television experience, but they love the massive scale of more than story. I mean, no disrespect you were relatively novice in in this realm of television disrespectful. It's the fact I mean, we'd never produced anything never produced anything. But we thought we were facing with a real uphill. Battle of trying to explain to him. Why he should avoid all of these film offers and accept these two guys who never made a television show before in their lives. And really he just wanted to know if we knew the books, they knew the books cold and convince more than that of HBO signed on they would make an epic cinematic television series. That was true to his story. I knew that none of the conventional that works for ever gonna put this on without taking out all the sex and ninety seven percent of divide and making it a kiddie show on eight o'clock. I wasn't gonna let that happen. Agreed seeing it as a series about much more than just dragons indications magic. If you have a story that is about the human heart in conflict with itself about these very basic human emotions about love, and and Bishen and greed for power. It doesn't matter if there's a dragon it, or if it takes place on alien planet, or if it takes place in Faulkner's, Mississippi human stories are humans stories are human stories dresses is just furniture, I drink, and I know things that focus on the humanity of the characters is what appeal to Peter Dink Lynch. He plays Tyrian Lancaster, an outcast member of the ruling family of west. Dink Leauge was the first actor to sign on. Despite reservations about the genre. Dwarves in this genre. Always have pointy shoes and big beards and relegated to either comic relief or angry warriors without romance and human characteristics. Really? And that just doesn't attract me as an actor. But this guy Tyrian Lancaster has all of that. And then some. Dinka recommended Lena heat to play his sister cunning and ruthless surgery. Lancaster? I love the way she also happens to be an incestuous relationship with her other brother Jamie played by Nikolai, Koster WALDO, read the script. And then I was like who what I could remember half the couches confused names. You don't remember the names? I felt that who's gonna watch two twins dragons like I mean, I don't know. And then it showed all of that. Gave rose was shot in ten different countries. Dozens of locations many in remote, and desolate places hundreds of two members worked behind the scenes, and in all more than twelve thousand extras, we're used attention to detail was critical. Major battle scene sometimes weeks to shoot it had to be carefully choreographed. And then there are the dragon challenge was making them as lifelike as possible, especially when actress Emilia Clarke was supposed to be writing on them. Those seem start as per to like animation in a process called pre visualization. Clark was then filmed writing what in early episodes was a pretty low tech contraption you're writing on a hard green show. And then there was a poll I the end, and it was essentially like the dudes on the railway who. And I'm kind of trying to like bad has never. Stick and be looking around. Weird. However when edited together with special effects. Some of the most important sets. They actually built from the ground up like hassle black which isn't a quarry outside Belfast actor kit Harrington who plays one of the central characters. John snow showed us around. But it's interesting that they built you feel like this is an actual castle. That's been here for hundreds of years. It's not some sort of CGI creation. That was always with rhines felt was amazing level of detail beyond the audience. See John snow was killed in black and then magically brought back to life. Other main characters weren't so lucky. Played by actor Sean bean appear to be one of the most important characters in the beginning of the series. Then he got his head shopped off before the end of season one, I could not believe you killed off Ned stark. I have to reputation of being exceptionally bloodthirsty in person. You don't seem very bloodthirsty Star Wars kills more people than I do. I mean the opening of Star Wars they unleashed the death star against the planet. All Doron who's living on all. That's should mean something. So I try to make you feel the death. I don't necessarily have more than the people try to make you feel more afternoon. Stark was killed all the actors realize their characters could be next. We get all the all the scripts in one package all the scripts for that season. Go to the end the last page of the last script of episode ten and go backwards to see if you are alive to see if I die. Yeah. You just wanted to heroic way. At least you don't wanna go out like offscreen like, hey, did you hear but? You don't wanna go out that way? Brutality in game of thrones has been controversial particularly scenes of sexual violence. Degrading treatment of women actors Wendelin, Christy, Liam Cunningham, and John Bradley say there's a reason for showing it all terrible things happen to some of the women on the show. This story is loosely based on the war of the roses on I would say Lun Lun that this is what has happened in history on this is not what needs to happen in the future. This is going on show written grownups violence. Disgusting. Yeah. We show the reality of this unpleasant, overly nature of what human beings are capable of doing. So the human beings now that the final season is about to start their plans to shoot a prequel series HBO intends to turn council. Black and other locations in Northern Ireland into tourist attractions props used in the show or still stored in a warehouse outside. Belfast dragon yet. It's only baby dragons for fan of the series. It's like visiting a shrine their stacks, dummy dead bodies from battles dragon head skulls one of kit Harrington's, most famous costumes, which weighs about thirty pounds. Yeah. Wow. Remember Ned stark who lost his head and season one. We found it. That's head. Oh my God. Perhaps the most iconic characters of all and game of thrones. Or white walkers. Supernatural villains who control an army of zombie like followers called white. Their look was created at the studio in Kent England, my Barry Gallagher and his team say I walk all the time. Made fun of all the time agreed to show us just how complex the make up for white walkers is comfortable enough. They separate pieces of silicone or painstakingly applied with glue the makeup paint fills in the details. The whole process takes about four hours the transformation is startling. I keep forgetting that. I'm just like a white Walker. You would think would you would feel this it actually after awhile just kind of feels like regular skin temperature. The patients will tell you and body temperature think he's quite easy to forget, you're wearing something like a second skin despite all the meticulous attention to detail and careful planning about halfway through the series. The thrones executive producers, Dan Weiss and David Benny off realized they had a problem. The TV show was catching up to the end of Georgia. Are Martin's books. Morton had promised two more novels to end the story, but he'd missed all his deadlines. He told the producers how he thought his books would end. But he didn't have all the details. So the final seasons Weiss and Benny off to produce the TV series from the beginning on their own decide how the game ends what is the feeling as a writer whose dreamed up all these characters all of a sudden to see taken in a direction that is not directly of your making Devon Danot on most popular TV show the world. I gave my baby effort AP Sion, and and it's not my baby anymore. But the books are still my baby end of last season. John snow in the mother of dragons United is some of the leading families in west rose to stop the advancing army of the day. Humans put aside their differences to save themselves or would breed and distrust the end of the seventeen. You the nice don't trust outside. We give till you. How it all ends? But this is how the final season again. Sixty minutes. There is in its entirety. Every Sunday at seven pm and again at one o'clock, Monday morning coming up on KCBS. Jennifer Hodges the effort to implement fire safety standards at a large homeless encampment. 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