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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 06-09-2005 15:07 »

Is it true?  That Matt Greoning only wrote "Space Pilot 3000", and then let David X. Cohen take over? 

Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 06-09-2005 15:40 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2005 15:40 »

Yes and no.

Yes, Matt's only writing credit is SP3k.

No, he didn't let Cohen take over.

Afterwards they left it to the writing staff of Futurama to write the episodes, while they busied themselves with vital and important executive producer stuff (whatever that is, mostly doing DVD commentaries).

David, having some experience as a writer from his Simpsons days, pitched in now and then (AOI) and wrote the occasional episode (like TWOF).
Fatdude

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« Reply #2 on: 06-09-2005 16:03 »

What exactlly do they do now other than take credit for the show, and record commentaries?
picard

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« Reply #3 on: 06-09-2005 17:31 »

maybe you should ask them, i think david gave his email address on one of the commentaries
Wooter

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« Reply #4 on: 06-09-2005 17:42 »
« Last Edit on: 06-09-2005 17:42 »

@ fatass: Well, my understanding is that after a rough draft of the script is written, it gets ent off to DXC for review. Also, he's part of the writing staff. Matt was busy with The Simpsons, as well, so he didn't have as much time as DXC. Oh, and they created the characters.
picard

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« Reply #5 on: 06-09-2005 17:47 »

hey its acually david s. cohen
Venus

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« Reply #6 on: 06-09-2005 17:53 »

Everyone who has the dvd box sets (which is most of us) already know that.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 06-09-2005 17:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Wooter:
Matt was busy with The Simpsons, as well, so he didn't have as much time as DXC.

Actually Matt does very little, actual work on the Simpsons. The showrunner is the day-to-day boss (used to Mike Scully, currently is Al Jean) of the show.

I guess Matt's work on Futurama was primarily managing and negotiations with FOX.
picard

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« Reply #8 on: 06-09-2005 18:04 »

sorry, but everyone all ways puts DXC when it should be DSC,i just thought you didnt know sry
DotheBartman

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« Reply #9 on: 06-09-2005 18:09 »

The showrunner makes all the decisions on the show.  They define its direction, decide what does and doesn't go into the episodes, basically run the whole thing.  The writers just write the show; they don't decide the show's direction or what goes into it.  They just contribute essentially, while the showrunners have to manage the entire show.  Groening and Cohen were the showrunners on Futurama, although I do get the impression from the commentaries that Cohen did the most day to day stuff, while Groening was (as Teral suggested) a little more concerned with dealing with Fox then Cohen was.

Groening also created the concept and primary characters, as well as the art design, but of course he fleshed all of that out and finalized everything with Cohen.
picard

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« Reply #10 on: 06-09-2005 18:13 »

yes, he drew up the characters, and started up with fox while david help...
Venus

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« Reply #11 on: 06-09-2005 18:51 »

 
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Originally posted by picard:
sorry, but everyone all ways puts DXC when it should be DSC,i just thought you didnt know sry

DXC is his 'stage name' it's what he registered as in the union.
picard

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« Reply #12 on: 06-09-2005 18:56 »

oh, ya he said that on the commentarias once, forgot
futz
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« Reply #13 on: 06-09-2005 20:16 »

Depends who hires and fires too.
winna

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« Reply #14 on: 06-10-2005 14:11 »

Matt Groening is magical.  David X is magical.

Futurama is magical.

My kitties are magical.

Magic.... is as they say it does.  propels the world forward, for the future's stand on life its very self!
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