George R.R. Martin is still criticizing the last “Game of Thrones” season. He can’t understand the hate.

George RR Martin (73) still cannot understand the fierce criticism of many fans of the final “Game of Thrones” season. “I don’t understand how people can hate something they once loved so much,” the fantasy writer explained in an interview with the Independent. “If you don’t like a show, don’t watch it! How did everything get so toxic?”

The last season of “Game of Thrones” fell through with many fans. Logic holes and lovelessly ended storylines were among the points of criticism. Some disappointed spectators even demanded that the finale be reshot. Incidentally, unlike previous episodes, the final season is not based on the books by George R.R. Martin.

“‘Star Wars’ fans hate ‘Star Wars'”

The American generally sees a misdevelopment in the fan culture. “It used to be that if you were a fan of ‘Star Trek,’ you liked ‘Star Trek,'” he said in the interview. “Now it seems like half the people who call themselves Star Trek fans hate Star Trek, and the Star Wars fans hate Star Wars.” He also noticed a similar trend in the “Lord of the Rings” series “The Rings of Power”, which has not even started yet.

Martin defends the series writers who, to the annoyance of fans, deviate from the source material. As a writer, you’d go crazy if you didn’t change that somehow,” he said. “You want to tell something new and not tell the same stories over and over again.”

In the summer of this year, fan discussions could boil up again in the “Game of Thrones” world. The prequel series “House of the Dragon” starts on August 21 – based on a template by George R.R. Martin.