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What planet does Game of Thrones happen on?
There are three problems with the setting of Game of Thrones:
It is it's own mystical fantasy world. Even the seasons are magical in nature (it's not about an orbit or whatever). The opening credits are also an artistic representation of the world (like a globe or atlas), so it doesn't have a mechanical sun. It's a regular spherical world. The guys who made the opening credits said that they just made it that way so they could do that cool pan-around thing that shows all the different cities. At first they thought of making it a flat map, but they kept coming back to "what's at the end of the map?" or having to show whether it was on a table, or what. So they came up with the idea for a super detailed mechanical globe kind of thing with everything mapped on it spherically to make camera movements easier.
OK, thanks for explaining that but is it a magical alternate reality Earth or is it like a Star Trek planet whose humanoid civilization is at the medieval stage of development?
I've looked everywhere I can think, I don't think it has a name!
For a long while I was under the impression that it was set in medieval Europe or something so the location has always confused me!
Apparently the writer has promised an explanation in the final story.
Apparently every American I know likes Doctor Who and I've never watched it... and I'm British!