Damon Lindelof, one of the producers and writers of Lost, had a turn yesterday when he learned of GRRM’s remarks in the New Yorker concerning his concerns for his series:
Martin knows what it’s like to be provoked by a serial entertainment. He experienced it himself as a faithful viewer of “Lost,” the ABC adventure series about a group of castaways trapped on a mysterious island. “I kept watching it and I was fascinated,” he recalls. “They’d introduce these things and I thought that I knew where it was going. Then they’d introduce and I’d rethink it.” Like many “Lost” fans, Martin resented the series’s mystical ending, which left dozens of narrative threads dangling. “We watched it every week trying to figure it out, and as it got deeper and deeper I kept saying, ‘They better have something good in mind for the end. This end better pay off here.’ And then I felt so cheated when we got to the conclusion.”
In response to this, Lindelof tweeted, “George RR Martin is terrified of “pulling a LOST” by ending Game of Thrones shittily. In related news, my therapist just hit the jackpot.”
He goes on to both lament the phrasing ... and officially launch salvos in a feud against George R.R. Martin:
Take sides in the #MARTINFEUD!
NOTE: Don’t take this too seriously!