Interview with Donald Glut

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  1. Shaun_C

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    Not really major per se, but still it's interesting from a nostalgia P.O.V.
     
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    Wow. The G1 cartoon did have writers. I always assumed that most of the time they found plots by drawing random words out of a hat and hoping for the best...
     
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    Don't be ridiculous, that's a crazy idea.

    They threw darts at a dart board with random words posted on it, duh. That's the professional way to do it.
     
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    Ahh. I lounge corrected, sir.
     
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    I actually know a message board Don Glut posts on, and I didnt even realize he was "in the biz" until now
     
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    Nnnooo, it was far more scientific than that - they would pull letters out of a scrabble bag and use the first they could think of beginning with that letter. The words would be placed in order that the first letters were pulled and the writers would go from there.
     
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    ^There was terrible confusion in the writer's workshop the day someone pulled out F-O-R-T-Y-T-W-O.
     
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    Wow. I always enjoyed the G1 show as a kid, and I still enjoy many of the episodes 20+ years later. Kind of takes the color out of it to find that the writers were just trying to pump out crap as fast as possible just to make a quick buck. Still like the shows, though.

    Thanks for the read, Shaun.
     
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    Voiceroy Trans-fo-mahs!

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    And here I always thought it was monkeys with typewriters...
     
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    Kind of adds credibility to the whole "30 minute toy commercial" aspect doesn't it :lol 

    Actually Thylacine2000 on Allspark linked to that interview saying he ALWAYS used quotes from that interview to take the piss out of G1'ers who would start with their "usual antics"

    But yeah it is kind of disheartening, guess it stands to reason GI Joe was most likely the same way too.

    *Hugs his Beast Machines DVD set* :D 
     
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    They used them for the '86 movie.
     

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