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'Avengers: Endgame' and 'Game of Thrones' highlight peak-geek culture

(CNN)If you need further proof that the nerds have inherited the earth, look no further than this coming weekend, when "Game of Thrones" and "Avengers: Endgame" will wage separate battles for pop-culture supremacy.As it happens, the hugely anticipated war for the future of Westeros in the HBO drama will coincide with the release of the latest Marvel sequel, which will feature its own separate melee to save the universe from the clutches of Thanos.The 'Avengers: Endgame' directors kindly ask fans not to ruin the movie's endingBeyond a "peak geek" moment, the twin arrival of these events -- an overused term in entertainment circles that actually applies in these cases -- says something about both the "show" and "business" side of the media l ...