There will never be another television show like Game of Thrones. But there will be plenty of stories inspired by the eight-season epic that begins its last installment on Sunday night. How did this sprawling geek cult classic become blockbuster appointment television? What has its success done to the niche fantasy roots that birthed George RR Martin's novels? How has television itself changed in the near-decade stretch since it debuted?
Oh, and who ends up on the Iron Throne? And why does that jock in your Facebook feed who called you a nerd in high school now know how to speak High Valyrian? Does this show signify a final victory for geek culture? And why aren't fans happy about that?
GUEST: Andray Domise, writer, The Globe and Mail