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Battlestar Galactica Writer Has Advice For Game of Thrones Showrunners Over Finale Backlash

May 24, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The showrunner of Battlestar Galactica has some advice for Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as the internet’s new winners of the “Worst Finale Ever” award. Slate spoke with Ronald D. Moore, who was the creative force behind the iconic Sci-Fi Channel series and caught flack for the show’s finale in the same way Benioff and Weiss have been criticized as of late for how Thrones’ final run. Moore was asked for what advice he would have for the two in the wake of the criticism.

“Just keep your head up,” Moore said. “I think they created and produced one of the greatest TV shows of all time. And that will be the hallmark of the achievement. I think grousing about the finale will fade, and as time goes on, people will go back and see the show for the first time, years from now who have never experienced it, and I don’t think they’re going to think, ‘Oh my God that’s not the ending I wanted.’ I think they’ll go, ‘Oh, well, that makes sense.’”

He went on to say, “I think it will satisfy people. As a writer and a creator, that’s really all that you want. You just want to satisfy the audience, and you want to feel like we did our very best and we stuck the landing, as they say. And I think they did. I think they did a really good job.”

It is worth mentioning that this may not be the best comparison, as George R.R. Martin said in a 2012 interview that he “hated the ending of [Galactica even more than I hated the ending of Lost.”

The Game of Thrones finale aired last Sunday, and earned about a 6.5 from 411’s readers. You can see our full review of the episode at that link.