We’re nearing the end of an era.Most immediately, that means the end of Game of Thrones’ unforgettable 8-season run on HBO.More optimistically, perhaps we’re nearing the end of our society’s destructive dependence on single-use plastics.We’ll likely not see an end to rampant plastic waste in our landfills and oceans before Game of Thrones signs off this Sunday, but it’s still a worthwhile goal to see championed in SodaStream’s light-hearted new ad starring three actors from the show.In the spot, they seem to be facing an impending end, but as you can probably guess, there’s more going on here than just the fall of King’s Landing.Featured in the spot are Thor Bjornsson, who plays Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane and is also considered the (real) world’s strongest man; Hannah Waddingham, who played the unyielding Septa Unella; and Kristian Nairn, who played lovably simple Hodor.
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They've said goodbye to Game of Thrones, now they're doing the same with single-use plasticHafthor (Thor) Bjornsson, Kristian Nairn and Hannah Waddingham -- who played The Mountain, Hodor and Septa "Shame" Unella in the soon to be finished HBO megahit -- came together to spread SodaStream's environmental message by highlighting some everyday struggles single-use plastic bottles bring.It's a remake of a 2017 campaign from SodaStream, which is owned by PepsiCo and known for its DIY seltzer makers like the SodaStream Mix.We can all agree that it's a relief to see Bjornsson playing a role that doesn't involve any horrifying Cleganebowl ultraviolence, especially to the tune of Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli's Time to Say Goodbye."We are always looking for fun and exciting ways to convey the message that we can enjoy fresh sparkling beverages in a planet-friendly way," SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum said in a release."We encourage consumers to say goodbye to single-use plastic and hello to reusable solutions and as a bonus, they will also avoid unnecessary, painful schlepping."
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Good afternoon from day one of TNW’s annual tech extravaganza, taking place in Amsterdam’s trendy NDSM Wharf.All things considered, it’s pretty bloody lovely.Even if you’re not here, you can still take watch the festivities, and it’s all thanks to our livestream.Any minute now, our dulcet-toned Aussie crypto reporter David Canellis will start probing eToro founder Yoni Assia about all things decentralized.Oh, and Kristian Nairn will be there.There’s plenty more where that came from.
Or maybe we just needed a crypto-related segue into a more appealing topic — movie and TV characters falling to their deaths.So here’s the list (and yes, spoilers).We wouldn’t have had to say goodbye to our beloved villain and his snooty mixture of British poshness and a fake German accent if he’d only picked the right arm to hold onto.But worse, because Bambi’s mom was sort ¯_(ツ)_/¯.This one is a little controversial because Jack wasn’t really the one to let go — it was Rose.Bran Stark — Game of Thrones
The year is 2054, and humanity’s prospects are very bleak in the wake of a devastating virus.London’s become an unstable wasteland of junk peddlers and wild-eyed zealots, but one tough, determined woman keeps it together for her much younger brother—until he’s spirited away by an unknown foe.Liam Garvo’s dystopian proof-of-concept film Biopunk creates a vividly chaotic and realistic post-apocalyptic world in just a few short scenes.It also features a gruff but charming supporting turn by Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn—who you’ll recognise instantly, of course, but will also have a brief moment of disconnect listening to him deliver lines that aren’t simply “Hodor.” (His character does, however, refer to himself in the third person... a lot.)
Of all the softball questions Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor) tossed at his former Game of Thrones during Friday’s panel at Comic-Con International, the one that got the best crowd reaction was his query as to whether the cast would pursue more light-hearted material after leaving Westeros.“I’m desperate to do a musical,” replied Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), “Someone please put me in a musical.”Her castmates, ahem, noted the suggestion.Soon, Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Liam Cunningham (Davos), and Nairn himself had all co-signed the idea, saying they’d be happy to do some song and dance numbers after spending so much time roving, raiding, and raping in the Seven Kingdoms.Coldplay pulled together the cast for a satire musical a couple years ago, and there are even performances of the parody Game of Thrones: The Musical happening at Comic-Con this weekend.“[Peter Dinklage] thinks the entire last episode of the show should be a musical,” he said.
In past years, the season is usually over by July so the panel mainly looks back.This year, though, with the current season just starting, there wasn’t much the panel could talk about or show.So it became a pretty free-flowing, all-over-the-place conversation — with a few noteworthy moments.Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor, was the moderator and he went through a series of prewritten questions for the actors on hand, which did not include Maisie Williams (Arya), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), or Lena Headey (Cersei).On hand, however, were Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Liam Cunningham (Davos), Alfie Allen (Theon), John Bradley (Sam), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Issac Hempstead-Wright (Bran), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), and they all talked about a bunch of different things.Here are the most interesting things they said:
Do you have Homoschlepien roots?Well, Mayim Bialik of "Big Bang Theory" worries about you, because you're painfully primitive.What, you might ask, defines a Homoschlepien?It's someone who buys plastic bottles of water.It seems that if you buy plastic bottles of water, you are little more than a lumbering oaf.You might, though, be a lovable lumbering oaf if you happen to be Kristian Nairn -- Hodor from "Game of Thrones."
Caution: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" season 6.Some of us aren't done crying about it yet.Faithful Hodor protects his friends from an oncoming horde of wights.Chicken-obsessed fast food chain KFC released an ad on Monday that plays on our emotions to sell a new poultry dish in the UK and Ireland.Naturally, the ad is titled "Lunchtime is coming..."Hodor actor Kristian Nairn mans a cash register during the lunchtime rush as a crowd of hangry customers demand "chicken and fries."
Last summer, Pixar s Inside Out hit theaters paired with the introductory short film Lava, a story song about a lonely somehow male island that over millions of years finally finds a somehow female island to love.The film s panel on Thursday afternoon wasn t full of big-name stars, but directors John Musker and Ron Clements The Little Mermaid and co-writer Jared Bush—who already has a huge hit this year as co-director and co-writer of Zootopia—gave a fuller look at the mythic story, giving details about the production process and showing a few tantalizing new clips to go along with the first teaser released in June.Moana takes place 2,000 years ago, during a millennium-long gap when various Polynesian civilizations had ceased large-scale naval exploration.The directors focused on trickster demigod Maui because while we associate him with a Hawaiian island, he s actually a pan-Pacific figure, popping up in various mythologies.Clements and Musker took care to note that while on the research trip Miranda won an impromptu dance contest during a concert put on by locals.Nowhere is that sentiment better illustrated than through Moana s special, fantastical relationship with the ocean.
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