George R R Martin responds to Game of Thrones ending backlash 2 years ago

George R R Martin responds to Game of Thrones ending backlash

The man who created the series has had his say on the reaction that Game of Thrones' final season received.

It seems like an eternity ago that we were all bickering about whether or not we liked the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones.


The series was largely seen as one of the best TV series of all time, but the ending was polarising, to say the least.

So much so, that a petition was made to rewrite the final season with "competent writers", and at the time of writing, said petition has a total of 1,654,032 signatures.

A bit of an overreaction, don't you agree?

Well, Game of Thrones creator George R R Martin does anyway.

Speaking on an episode of the Maltin on Movies podcast, Martin addressed the backlash that the final season received, saying that he felt that it was "toxic".

He said: "The Internet is toxic in a way that the old fanzine culture and fandoms, comics fans, science fiction fans in those days, was not.

"There were disagreements. There were feuds, but nothing like the madness that you see on the internet."


Quite a calm, measured response, given the absolute shitshow that was the response to the final season of the iconic series.

You can listen to the episode of the podcast in question here.