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HBO’s Programming President Responds to Fan Backlash to ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

According to Insider HBO’s programming boss Casey Bloys has absorbed the (somewhat intense) fan reaction to Game of Throne’s finale. Insider sat down in an interview with Bloys, asking him his personal stance on the interview. When asked about the fan backlash to how the show ended, Bloys noted you have to take online reactions with a grain of salt but he noted the show has a ‘passionate’ fanbase and some hated it, while others liked it, and he noted this was normal for any big series reaching its conclusion. Some fans will enjoy the finale, some won’t, and he thinks this is a normal part of the process. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, had a plan for the very beginning. Some fans didn’t agree where the characters they loved went in the end but he believes they took the landing and managed a very difficult TV show all the way until the end.

 

Arya, Bran, and Sansa sit on three chairs in a row

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He further noted he was pleased with the water bottle situation, noting that it’s really great that fans are able to notice details like that and keep Game of Thrones in the media by talking about it in massive numbers. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, were very ‘smart, methodical, and bright’. They had been doing this for a long time and there were no debates about whether the ending was to be changed. Bloys said it was always intended to end this way, even in the early seasons.

Furthermore, he noted production for the spinoff is underway (no word of what the first spinoff will be). The pilot, however, will be shot in June and the script, he noted, looks ‘great’. He did, however, say he didn’t want to overdo it with the spinoffs, noting HBO has much fantastic content beyond just Game of Thrones and he hopes to be developing more original properties to go along with potential spinoffs.

In conclusion, he noted the show wasn’t a juggernaut when it came out and it took time to become a cultural milestone, ending with the highest rated show ever for HBO with this finale. Bloys hopes to find the eventual next big thing but you can’t force it. It just evolves naturally but he hopes to keep the same level of quality in Thrones to all HBO’s other shows.

 

 

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HBO's Programming President Responds to Fan Backlash to 'Game of Thrones' Finale

According to Insider HBO’s programming boss Casey Bloys has absorbed the (somewhat intense) fan reaction to Game of Throne’s finale. Insider sat down in an interview with Bloys, asking him his personal stance on the interview. When asked about the fan backlash to how the show ended, Bloys noted you have to take online reactions with a grain of salt but he noted the show has a ‘passionate’ fanbase and some hated it, while others liked it, and he noted this was normal for any big series reaching its conclusion. Some fans will enjoy the finale, some won’t, and he thinks this is a normal part of the process. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, had a plan for the very beginning. Some fans didn’t agree where the characters they loved went in the end but he believes they took the landing and managed a very difficult TV show all the way until the end.
 
Arya, Bran, and Sansa sit on three chairs in a row

Image via Insider

He further noted he was pleased with the water bottle situation, noting that it’s really great that fans are able to notice details like that and keep Game of Thrones in the media by talking about it in massive numbers. He noted the writers, Dave and Dan, were very ‘smart, methodical, and bright’. They had been doing this for a long time and there were no debates about whether the ending was to be changed. Bloys said it was always intended to end this way, even in the early seasons.
Furthermore, he noted production for the spinoff is underway (no word of what the first spinoff will be). The pilot, however, will be shot in June and the script, he noted, looks ‘great’. He did, however, say he didn’t want to overdo it with the spinoffs, noting HBO has much fantastic content beyond just Game of Thrones and he hopes to be developing more original properties to go along with potential spinoffs.
In conclusion, he noted the show wasn’t a juggernaut when it came out and it took time to become a cultural milestone, ending with the highest rated show ever for HBO with this finale. Bloys hopes to find the eventual next big thing but you can’t force it. It just evolves naturally but he hopes to keep the same level of quality in Thrones to all HBO’s other shows.
 
 
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Scotland’s First Space Pilot Took Children’s Book With Him Into Space!

On February 22nd, 2019, the first Scottish person went into space. His name was David Mackay and he was inspired at an early age when he was given a book in his small village back in the 60s. According to the BBC he was given the book Exploring Space  as a reward for his good attendance in Sunday school in 1964. David Mackay revealed he was inspired by the book to become a pilot and eventually travel into space. His first dream was fulfilled by becoming a test pilot and eventually, the second was also completed when he became the Chief Pilot of Virgin Galactic.

 

 

A spaceship flies low over the Earth's atmosphere in the vacuum of space

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Mackay joined the RAF in the 1990s and worked with them as a military/test pilot for sixteen years. After that, he flew an Airbus and Boeing 747 passenger craft before becoming Virgin Galactic’s Chief Pilot, helping to push the company forward to offer flights into space itself. When he took a ‘space plane’ out of Earth’s atmosphere, he guided it almost 56 miles above our planet. When he went up there, he took Exploring Space with him, showcasing the effect and great impact the book had on his life. Mackay’s journey is inspiring, showing the impact a book can have on you, no matter how big or small, and showcasing how one can follow their dreams from reading.

We hope to see Mackay continue to fly, journeying into the final frontier beyond the confines of Earth,  with his trusted childhood favorite by his side! Maybe someday, we’ll be flying on one of his space planes and journey upward on a galactic vacation!

Are there any books that inspired you at a young age? Tell us in the comments! Maybe you have a similar story to David Mackay.

 

 

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