Game Of Thrones -- Jon Snow Gets His Testicles Stuck In A Fake Dragon
A lot of fans couldn't have been more disappointed in the final season of Game Of Thrones if it had ended with footage of George R.R. Martin staring blankly at an empty Microsoft Word document while a sad Simon and Garfunkel tune played. But even the naysayers have to admit a whole lot of work went into the show, especially its visual effects -- from the army of White Walkers to whatever CGI they used to make the actors not look super bummed out all the time. But let's talk for a minute about the dragons -- or as they appeared on set, a big blue head on a stick propped up by a random grip.
HBOWe kind of like the show better now that we can imagine the dragons as cranky, grizzled teamsters.
This season featured several scenes wherein characters rode those majestic beasts, like The Neverending Story if someone used Falcor to inexplicably commit spontaneous mass murder. To accomplish this illusion, the actors simply sat atop what look like elaborate mechanical bulls in front of a green screen. If you think that doesn't sound too taxing, we refer you to Kit Harington's anecdote about how his "right ball" got "trapped" in said device, and he "didn't have time to say stop."
HBOMeaning that even as styrofoam placeholders, dragons can do the impossible and get Harington to emote.