If you were blown away by the first episode of Game of Thrones‘ final season then you weren’t the only one – and there’s good reason for it.
Iconic director George Lucas actually had a hand in directing the first episode of season eight, which explains why it turned out to be so darn good.
Vanity Fair reports that Lucas was paying a visit to the set, as revealed by a behind-the-scenes featurette on the first episode.
Show co-creator David Benioff said: “When we found out George Lucas wanted to visit, we thought maybe it was a practical joke. We were really excited and also nervous because it’s George Lucas.”
GoT director David Nutter, who took the helm on the opening episode, said the experience was simply “so cool” for him.
Offering advice to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow actors Emilia Clarke and Kit Harrington, Lucas reportedly said to Harrington: “That was great. No direction for you. I don’t really care about you. I don’t care what happens to you.”
Very funny, Lucas! Check it out in the clip below.
In celebration of the monumental television event that is the end of Game of Thrones, Sony has joined forces with HBO to offer PlayStation 4 users a bunch of free goodies to jazz up their gaming experience.
Right now, you can complete “video quests” to unlock a series of Game of Thrones character avatars and a “dynamic fire & ice dragon theme” for your console.
You won’t have long to complete the quests, and the goodies are – of course – exclusive.
Have you nabbed yours yet?
Right now, all bets are off as to who’s going to take the Iron Throne – or if there’s actually going to be an Iron Throne to take.
Game of Thrones continues, Sunday nights at 9 p.m. EST on HBO until its series finale on May 19.
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