It is fair to say that all big film and television programs soon pick up a huge franchise which allows them to generate even more money for their product by selling the rights to merchandising, games, spinoffs and more. Companies pay thousands to get their hands on a franchise opportunity as it gives them the opportunity to piggyback off the popularity and sell loads of, well whatever it is they sell. But it doesn’t always go to plan as Game of Thrones recently demonstrated as whichcasino.com reports.
Eagled-eyed fans nearly went into meltdown when the fourth episode of the eighth season aired for the first time the other night. Twitter and Facebook lit up as it seems that the crew made a rather rookie blooper mistake when they left what appears to be a Starbucks cup on the table in the shot. Now, we are sure Starbucks will be rubbing their hands in glee at this free chance to join the GoT franchise, but whether it was deliberate or not, well the jury it out.
As the series is set in a fantasy land, then anything is possible, but it has always been portrayed as days of yore and indeed never features mod cons like supermarket, mobile phones and well, takeout coffee. Winterfell is stunning, but certainly not a modern, 2019 type place, so we have to conclude that they possibly did not mean to leave it there, or their prop person needs firing for creating a cup that is so clearly formed in the style of the modern coffee cup. What a blooper.
Also, the fact it is disposable is really not great for the environment, right? We are quite sure that Daenerys Stormborn would prefer her mug to be reusable, after all she is, as one fan put it “Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains” and as a tongue in cheek blooper reference to the out of place accessory finished with ‘and Drinker of Pumpkin Spice’ which is undoubtedly very witty.
Now, if you had paid all that money to be able to use GoT on your product, you might be a little bit irritated, but we are sure that Microgaming won’t be too upset. They are the software house that has the rights to make an online slot game which is branded by all the popular cast members.
It is has shot to popularity and is one of the most played slots on the internet at the moment, so we are pretty sure they are going to be ok with the slip up as they are enjoying popularity with their latest release. Of course, the game will attract loads of fans but being a slot game if you have never seen the show before you will still be able to play and enjoy the action, and may even find yourself heading to the telebox to see what else you have missed.
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