George R.R. Martin, the author of "Game of Thrones," has apparently inadvertently become embroiled in a war of words with "Lost" showrunner Damon Lindelof, reports EW.com’s Inside TV blog.
Martin, in an interview with The New Yorker magazine, said he "felt so cheated" when he watched the ending of "Lost." He added that he hopes the television version of his book, which will air on HBO later this month, won’t repeat the same mistakes, noting, "I want to give them something terrific. What if I f— it up at the end? What if I do a ‘Lost’? Then they’ll come after me with pitchforks and torches.”
Lindelof responded in a series of tweets, with comments such as, "I take issue with the fact that he coined ‘Pulling a LOST’ as empirically “f–king up the ending,” the article notes.
In an interview with EW.com, Lindelof noted, "I’m not entirely even sure that George Martin knows that he’s in a feud. When someone says something in an interview, the beauty of Twitter is that it’s a platform for instantaneous response. Unfortunately, he’s not on Twitter."
He added, "You can’t take it too seriously. We’re talking about TV shows; it’s not foreign policy. But when he uses phrases like “f—ing up the ending” or “I felt like someone dropped a turd on my doorstep,” you know: Look, ‘Lost’ is my baby, and you don’t put baby in a corner."