Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Super_Megatron, Nov 27, 2018.
Transformers writer Donald F. Glut joins the G1 Reunion at TFcon Los Angeles 2019
Wow he wrote a lot of good G1 episodes!
He thinks very little of the whole thing I thought.
Yes, bit surprised at this one. I like Don Glut’s Transformers episodes and many of the other things he’s written for, particularly his 1980s Spider-Man episodes, but he’s always had a very disdainful opinion of all the toy-based animated series he ever wrote for, specifically including Transformers.
As I recall, he said elsewhere the only reason he ever wrote for such series was for “$$$$”; maybe that’s also why he’s appearing at TFcon?
“\"No one, not even the story editors, looked at these scripts very carefully. I seem to remember the show being on a really tight schedule, and we had to crank these scripts out fast. I wrote some of them in a single day, first draft, and they went almost immediately to the storyboard artists after Bryce or an assistant gave them a rather cursory read. We were not trying to create art, just get them done fast, and get paid... None of the writing on this series, in my opinion, was good or passionate or, sometimes (my own included, like The Autobot Run) even adequate. But we got paid well for writing them fast.... I was never a fan of any of the characters.\"
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