Monday, October 17, 2011


It’s from Game of Thrones … what do you think?”
I don’t know. If we’re going to start a fantasy sword collection —
and I’ve long thought we should —
is this really the sword to start with?”
What did you have in mind?”
Well, off the top of my head, I’d have to go with Excalibur.
It gives you the right to rule England.” Leonard:
“It’s a replica of movie prop.”
Fair enough –
It would give you the right to rule a replica of England.”
'The Big Bang Theory'

"What is wrong with you today?
Did they cancel 'Game of Thrones'?"
"Nothing is wrong, just do your job.
And they would never cancel 'Game of Thrones'.
 It's a crossover hit.
It's not just for fantasy enthusiasts,
they're telling human stories in a fantasy world."
'Parks & Recreation'

Both of those mentions of 'Game Of Thrones' happened on the same night. And they weren't the first time that the fantasy series has been mentioned in other television shows......

"Chuck: Chuck Versus the Family Volkoff (#4.20)" (2011)
Chuck is reading a book (presumably "A Game of Thrones") and he says "Eddard, you don't let your kids keep a direwolf. That's a terrible idea".

"Castle: Heroes and Villains (#4.2)" (2011)
When Castle's told the victim was killed by a sword, he says "That's so 'Game of Thrones'!"

With those last two references, it's geared more towards the book series by George R.R. Martin. O'Bvious with 'Chuck', since he's reading the book. But with 'Castle', I think it's because he's a novelist as well, maybe even knows Martin, and his mind would naturally lean towards the books first. But being a big kid at heart, I'm sure he's an avid follower of the TV series.

There's no Zonk here. I have no problem with there being a 'Game Of Thrones' TV show in a world that should be sharing the same dimension. (They aren't sharing the same world, however. It's the Toobworld Central stance that 'Game Of Thrones' took place in the distant past on Earth's twin planet Mondas.)

I've written about this before, and about where the televersion for Mr. Martin got the idea for those books within the TV world.

By the way, I made a fearless prediction in that post and I would have been right if it hadn't been for that meddling 'Castle':

So that's good enough for the book series; but what about any future Zonks that might mention the TV series? (And my prediction is that it will be 'The Big Bang Theory' that does it first.)

It may never reach the level of geekery mentions that 'Doctor Who', 'Star Trek', and 'The Twilight Zone' get in other TV shows, but I'm sure such Zonkish references to 'Game Of Thrones' will eventually rival 'Battlestar Galactica' someday......


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