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Delivery Boy
« on: 09-27-2004 20:33 »
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Does anyone know all the degrees that the writing staff had? I remember that David X. and someone else had Mathmatics PHDs of some sort, and another person (dang my bad memory...) had a Biology (?) PHD, what else was there?

Sorry if this has been asked before, I tried searching, but wasn't exactly sure what keywords to search for.

Liquid Emperor
« Reply #1 on: 09-27-2004 23:16 »

Back in March '02, David Cohen had this to say to Cinescape:

"Our staff should be doing something useful for society rather then writing science fiction comedy," says Cohen, who has a bachelor's degree in physics and a masters in computer science.  "I threw away a lot of education to be here, but I'm in the middle ranks of education of our writing staff.  Ken Keeler has a Ph.D. in science, our supervising producer Patric Verrone is politically active and an ex-lawyer, and Eric Kaplan has a masters degree in comparitive religion.  We all probably could have done more good for the world staying in our various fields.  Perhaps somebody here would have discovered a great theorem of some kind.  We had to stop one or the other and we stopped the other."

Delivery Boy
« Reply #2 on: 09-28-2004 01:11 »

Oops I guess I was wrong, anyway, thanks Do.

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DOOP Ubersecretary
« Reply #3 on: 09-28-2004 01:27 »

That's why Futurama is soooo great.  People who could have done "great" things threw it away to make a cartoon!!!

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 09-28-2004 01:32 »

In the area of biology, I think you may be thinking of David's parents.

Delivery Boy
« Reply #5 on: 09-28-2004 02:19 »

One of my favorite stories in the commentaries is about the high school science teacher who wrote an angry letter about the "Series Has Landed" being inaccurate, and how dare they misinform America's youth, etc. Little did she know the episode was writted by Dr. Ken Keeler, who went to great length to be accurate. That teacher is so burned.
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