GAME OF THRONES might arguably be the best television series of all time. If anybody disagrees with me on that statement, I will gladly reject their opinion and stick with my own.
GEORGE RR MARTIN (who authored the series that GAME OF THRONES is based from) took to his blog earlier today with one fairly massive critique of the show. While he seems to largely approve of most of what is filmed, there seems to be on thing he has a disagreement with: the design of the Iron Throne. So much so that he had an artist depict what it actually would have looked like. Described much differently in the books than is presented on screen, it becomes fairly clear why they made the change for practicality reasons. I do like the simple symbolic nature of the show’s throne, but this one takes it who a whole new level of creepy and awesome.
And here it is:
According to Martin: “This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few. This Iron Throne is scary. And not at all a comfortable seat, just as Aegon intended.”
Keep up to date with George RR Martin’s blog here. And then patiently wait for another 300-some-odd days for GAME OF THRONES Season 4.