George R.R. Martin has responded to the divisive reaction to Game Of Thrones’ eighth and final season, calling the furious response from disappointed fans “madness.”
“The Internet is toxic in a way that the old fanzine culture and fandoms — comics fans, science fiction fans in those days – was not,” the Game Of Thrones author told the Maltin On Movies podcast. “There were disagreements. There were feuds, but nothing like the madness that you see on the internet.”
Game Of Thrones’ final six episodes were met with an underwhelming response by critics and audiences alike. In fact, the eighth season of the show scored just 58% on Rotten Tomatoes. In comparison, the second lowest score for the show was season one’s 91%.
During the interview Martin also joked that he expects teachers will grow to “hate” him, too, for introducing the world to the name Daenerys. “Kindergarten teachers are going to hate me, with the ‘a’ and the ‘y,’ when all these little Daeneryses start hitting school.”
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