There are many videos, both parodies and serious ones, that give a particular angle or treatment to the exceedingly-popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. As the start of season three nears, we’ve already broken down the real trailer, laughed at the mashup with The Princess Bride, and been blown away by the stunning Minecraft treatment.
Now, we get to see what might be considered the best of them all – the 1995 re-imagining of the intro. It starts off with an ancient lead in from HBO, then we launch into a perfect compilation of the previous two seasons.
Appropriate 90s music plays uncomfortably in the background. The common 90s intro theme of multiple shots of the characters as they’re introduced takes us through each. In most cases, they’re smiling, a major accomplishment in itself as there are few moments of joy in this dark series set in a land of turmoil.
If you didn’t know any better, you might think you were about to watch an episode of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys or Highlander.
Even the text of the titles are accurate. This was extremely well made.