That Game of Thrones Episode

Instead of watching President Shit for Brains read words off of a teleprompter, hence allowing him his moment where he finally becomes President of the United States, I caught up on the latest episode of Game of Thrones. I have some questions but there will be spoilers so scroll past this if you haven’t watched it yet. One more time:

What the fuck was that about? This zombienapping plan was so bad that I’m assuming that Daenerys’s new slogan is “Make Westeros Great Again.” I am bad at watching tv shows because I have a tendency to surf the web during it so sometimes I miss the finer points. But was Tyrion’s plan basically:

  1. Capture zombie and bring it to Cersei
  2. ???
  3. Profit

Even in the best possible scenario of this going down without a hitch, it’s not like Cersei has ever acted rational. What is the best case outcome? Is sending the King of the North out on some suicide mission the best use of your resources? And even if they did decide it was worth the gamble, shouldn’t you have your air support a bit closer to the action. In fact, why not just ride a dragon beyond the wall, swoop down and capture a damn wight like it was a goat. At the very least bring an emergency raven along with you to save Gedry a marathon.

This plan was so half-baked that they are lucky they weren’t all wiped out by that bear attack. We won’t even get into the distances covered, how long it took for Gedry to make it to the wall then to send out the ravens then for the dragons to come to the rescue. Well, kind of.

Everything just felt really clunky. Dany’s dragons are too powerful and they needed a way to balance the playing field a bit which is understandable. But did they need the Rube Goldberg machine to accomplish it?

The 5 Best (and 5 Worst) David Tennant Doctor Who Episodes

From Topless Robot.

I just finished Season 3 (The Martha Jones season) and thought it was the strongest up to that point. In fact, I am hesitant to go on to Season 4 because I’m certain that it’s all downhill from here. And since three of the five worst episodes listed here are from Season 4, it’s going to really take some effort to put the first dvd in.

And I do agree that Blink might be one of the finest Dr. Who episodes of all time and the Doctor is barely even in it.

68 Must-see Sci-Fi Sights Around the U.S.

From SciFiWire:

The Labor Day weekend is right around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to hit the highway for the last road trip of summer. And not just any road trip—a sci-fi road trip!

With this in mind, we tracked down the coolest destinations in every part of the country, everything from roadside attractions to legendary movie set locations, and marked them on a downloadable map available after the jump. Whether it’s scouting for UFOs in Roswell, a visit to the birthplace of Capt. Kirk or a trip to the locations used in The Dark Knight, there’s something for every taste.

(via Gerry Canavan)