The Next Game of Thrones Will Be In Space

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and I don’t mean the books

Consider our media landscape as tides under pale moonlight, ebbing and flowing between trends that capture our collective imagination. The early 2000s were dominated by fantasy heavyweights like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia, the success of each paving the way for more injections of that unbound genre. Producers looking for the next big thing paid attention, and this wave soon washed over our televisions, producing shows like Merlin, Camelot, Legend of the SeekerSpartacus, and the marginally successful Game of Thrones.

But now that tide is changing again, swinging back towards another genre commonly left to high school library shelves. The last year in cinema has been dominated by science fiction- The Last Days on Mars, Europa Report, Prometheus, Ender’s GameElysiumStar Trek, Guardians of the GalaxyGravity, and recently Interstellar, are all part of a rising tide in space opera appreciation.

And in 2015, television will be catching up.

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Rust and Marty Enjoy Some KFC

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The True Detectives Join the Colonel Club

INT.  CAR – LUNCH – ESTABLISHING

RUST COHLE and MARTY HART are digging into the new KFC 18 Piece Family Special for $29.99. MARTY is eating quickly, rotating the drumstick as he bites off big chunks of chicken. RUST picks as his more gingerly, pulling off small bits of skin and meat with his fingers.

MARTY
Bucket’s gonna go cold if you don’t pick up the pace.

RUST
It’s already gone cold, they just warm it up.

MARTY
Told you we shoulda got burgers.

RUST
It’s all the same.

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