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Viral Video: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Back for More Geek-tastic Adventures

As with “The Lord of the Rings,” the fantasy adventure saga “Game of Thrones” — the book turned into an HBO hit — is a favorite of the Silicon Valley geekosphere (Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is a huge fan, for example).

Thus its March return for a third season on the pay-cable channel is cause for celebration. Then war, of course, followed by much machinating.

Here’s a preview:

And here is a very funny “GoT” pie chart:

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”