Author Archives: Jim Knipp

Game of Thrones S05 E07: The Gift

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Episode seven begins the Herculean process of pulling together about a thousand different plotlines as we charge relentlessly towards the final third of season five of “Game of Thrones.” Some surprises as we learn lots of characters are dancing ever closer to danger, the beginnings of a Greek tragedy unfold in the snow, an imperfect plan turns in a much anticipated direction, and a fan favorite meets his maker. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E06: Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken

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The second half of season five of “Game of Thrones” has hit the airwaves, and I can’t shake this sick, hollow feeling from the pit of my stomach. A slow burning affair, that very slowly ratcheted up the tension and ended on a heart-breaking note that will change many characters lives and may impact my ability to enjoy the show going forward. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E05: Kill the Boy

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We’ve reached the midway point of season five of “Game of Thrones,” and fittingly some very important characters make some very important decisions that have kingdoms hanging in the balance. We also get some some dark Bolton family history, a reminder of what makes the North great, and find out exactly what boy needs to die in an excellently focused, extremely tense and foreboding episode five. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E04: Sons of the Harpy

 

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Episode five of “Game of Thrones” covered a lot of ground.  We spend an inordinate amount of time on boats,  GOT transforms into a buddy cop show, creepy uncle returns, and a beloved character meets an untimely demise. Let’s all don our Bronn as therapist faces and discuss after the break!

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Game of Thrones S05 E03: High Sparrow

So much to talk about with this week’s Stark and Lannister-centric episode. We learn that schemers gotta scheme, there’s nothing more dangerous then a bored dwarf, and the remaining Starks (even the female ones) are equipped with balls the size of grapefuits.

...that's right, brass ones...

…that’s right, brass ones…

Find out why after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E02: The House of Black and White

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This week we catch up with some characters missing from episode one of “Game of Thrones,” someone gives herself a big promotion, some characters reunite, and we learn that sometimes the right thing to do is wrong in so many ways. Find out more after the break.

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Game of Thrones S05 E01: The Wars to Come

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It’s here! At last! After ten long months we have a new “Game of Thrones.” What new plots would be discover? What secrets would be revealed? What characters will be first to cross death’s door? And could episode one possibly live up to all the expectation? Find out after the break!

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recap

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Sunday, April 12th will be a busy day in the KnippKnopp household, as birthday celebrations  will be capped by the much-anticipated opening of season five of the GREATEST SHOW EVER!

...chill with the hyperbole, dude.  Have some Milk of the Poppy or something...

…chill with the hyperbole, dude. Have some Milk of the Poppy or something…

We’re  going to be hard pressed to top last season. Can’t remember last season? Let’s take a quick walk through all that occurred, right after the break.

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Jim Knipp On… Time Travel

...yeah, you and everyone else...

…yeah, you and everyone else…

Each week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

Something happened to me in the Seventies

Sometime after I was introduced to the world of convulsive horror that is Rankin Bass, but before I was infected with my omnipresent zombie obsession, Holly Marshall met her future-self in the “Elsewhen” episode of The Greatest Show in the History of the World.

...this one...

…this one…

Of course, neither Holly nor I knew it was her future self. But when we found out, well suffice it to say my seven-year old mind was blown. And when the episode ended with older Holly sadly telling young Holly to treasure her father and brother because they wouldn’t be around forever, I learned two absolute truths. I’ll tell you what they are after the break.

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Jim Knipp On… Rankin Bass

rankinbassEach week, one of Biff Bam Pop’s illustrious writers will delve into one of their favorite things. Perhaps it’s a movie or album they’ve carried with them for years. Maybe it’s something new that moved them and they think might move you too. Each week, a new subject, a new voice writing on… something they love.

Sometime in the early 1970s, I was introduced to true horror.  The vehicle of this introduction was not the movies Jaws (which made me afraid of the ocean), nor The Omen (which made me afraid of British people), nor any of the other horror masterpieces that I somehow was allowed to watch at the precocious ages between six and nine.  No, the horror genre was thrust upon me via the wonders of television, which opened a window to a world of elemental evils, mutated minions, and surly Santas.  Of course, the world I speak of is that of the Rankin Bass Christmas television special, the most frightening, twisted universe that humankind has ever uncovered.

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“You know, aside from this one…”

“But Jim,” I’m sure you’re saying.  “Those are classics, full of joy and Christmas Spirit!”  And I would respond: “Why are you talking to your computer screen?  You know I can’t hear you, right?”  Then I would add “You’re wrong!”  And I’ll explain why after the break.

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