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Author Topic: Guest Sci-Fi writers for Futurama who would you want to have be them?  (Read 453 times)
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RexSand

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« on: 06-11-2007 21:48 »

I think I would like to see Ray Bradbary write an episode for the show. He really should have written I fear the bot planet in my opinion.

Anyone else have anyone they would have liked to see write an episode?
FuturamaPac

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« Reply #1 on: 06-12-2007 10:11 »

I think Matt Groening should have written more. He made a good pilot.
Teral

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« Reply #2 on: 06-12-2007 15:17 »

Michael Piller, no contest.
germanfryfan

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« Reply #3 on: 06-12-2007 16:48 »

I don't really know. Well Matt Groening gave the idea to it all, but yes he should have written more himself.

Beside that: old Thread (ok, it's a poll, and short too...)
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 06-12-2007 17:59 »

Crappy old poll dies, this one lives.

Also, Terry Pratchett.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #5 on: 06-12-2007 19:01 »

My father.

He's a bestselling sci-fi author. Him working on Futurama would kick ass. X)
futz
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« Reply #6 on: 06-12-2007 19:13 »

Gary Larson

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« Reply #7 on: 06-12-2007 19:14 »
« Last Edit on: 06-12-2007 19:14 »

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
My father.

He's a bestselling sci-fi author. Him working on Futurama would kick ass. X)

Give us a name or I'm going to assume he's Kilgore Trout, in which case you'd be lying.
SonicPanther

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« Reply #8 on: 06-12-2007 20:03 »

Lol, well, he's written more fantasy than sci-fi, and since I'm paranoid I'll give you the name he's only written one book under, G.W. Tirpa.

His best seller is a Forgotten Realms book.
Officer 1BDI

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« Reply #9 on: 06-12-2007 21:56 »

Douglas Adams.

If he were still alive.  frown
David A

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« Reply #10 on: 06-19-2007 04:25 »

I'd say Isaac Asimov or Poul Anderson, but they're both as dead as Douglas Adams, so I'll say Robert Asprin, Piers Anthony, J. Michael Straczynski, or possibly Scott Adams.

 
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Originally posted by SonicPanther:
Lol, well, he's written more fantasy than sci-fi, and since I'm paranoid I'll give you the name he's only written one book under, G.W. Tirpa.

That book would be In Fluid Silence, then?

 
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His best seller is a Forgotten Realms book.

Well, now I'm curious.  Of course, if it's one of the more recent ones, then I probably haven't read it.

Speak softly. Drive a Sherman tank.
coldangel

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« Reply #11 on: 06-19-2007 06:55 »

Peter F Hamilton.
Neal Asher.
Greg Bear.
Ben Bova.
Stephen Baxter.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-19-2007 16:35 »

Timothy Zahn
SonicPanther

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« Reply #13 on: 06-19-2007 19:58 »

David: Yeah, that's the one. And the bestseller is aboutr two years old.
tyraniak

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« Reply #14 on: 06-20-2007 00:25 »

The re-animated corpses of Gene Rodenberry and Isaac Asimov
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« Reply #15 on: 06-20-2007 13:09 »

 
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Originally posted by tyraniak:
The re-animated corpses of Gene Rodenberry and Isaac Asimov
YECCHA!  eek
[*Hurk*]
‘Scuse me!
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RexSand

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« Reply #16 on: 06-25-2007 18:04 »

Always thought that Kurt Vonnegut Jr. could have done a good job too.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #17 on: 06-26-2007 04:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Officer 1BDI:
Douglas Adams.

If he were still alive.   frown

I agree.

See also: Any of JBERGES' fanfics, especially the last few.
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« Reply #18 on: 06-26-2007 07:48 »

Douglas Adams.

RexSand

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« Reply #19 on: 07-06-2007 20:05 »

What did Douglas Adams write if you dont mind me asking?
Organazation14

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« Reply #20 on: 07-06-2007 20:13 »

J. stewert Burns
DrThunder88

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« Reply #21 on: 07-06-2007 23:34 »

 
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Originally posted by RexSand:
What did Douglas Adams write if you dont mind me asking?

Most notably, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
SpaceCase

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« Reply #22 on: 07-07-2007 03:12 »

 
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Originally posted by RexSand:
What did Douglas Adams write if you dont mind me asking?
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Originally posted by DrThunder88:
Most notably, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
HHGttG is his best known work, but there's more; from the "Dirk Gently" series to "Doctor Who," and more. Have a look here.

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« Reply #23 on: 07-07-2007 13:34 »
« Last Edit on: 07-07-2007 13:34 »

I must agree with the likes of Adams, Piller, Asimov, and Vonnegut, although, unfortunately, they're all dead. Another that's dead that I'd like would be Rod Serling, though some of the Twilight Zone stuff isn't exactly fitting for Futurama so much.

One of the ones that hasn't been mentioned is Ronald D. Moore, who did some great episodes on TNG. Also, of the not so sci-fi/more comedy side, I'd go with Mel Brooks, one of the greatest comedy writers of all time; Robert Zemeckis, who didn't do too much writing, but Back to the Future was great and I wouldn't mind him doing guest directing; and Brad Bird and John Lasseter, who did some great stuff with Pixar.

And, on the side of writers writing more, like Groening, I'd like more Keeler, who is definitely one of my favorite Futurama writers; and DXC, whose episodes of both Futurama and the Simpsons I loved.
bend_her

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« Reply #24 on: 07-07-2007 13:49 »

If he were alive, Philip K. Dick. His rather whimsical style would suit Futurama well, methinks.
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« Reply #25 on: 07-11-2007 07:34 »

Why not Elron Huboard he was a famous sci-fi writer.......I think
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« Reply #26 on: 07-11-2007 11:03 »

L. Ron Hubbard was a sci-fi writer who founded Dianetics and Scientology. I doubt many fans would want the founder of Scientology to guest write, and I doubt he'd be able to guest write considering he's been dead for 20 years.
seattlejohn01

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« Reply #27 on: 07-12-2007 14:31 »

 
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Originally posted by bend_her:
If he were alive, Philip K. Dick. His rather whimsical style would suit Futurama well, methinks.

Yeah, I agree about this one.  Let's see, he wrote "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", which was the basis for "Blade Runner", right?
Chronigan
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« Reply #28 on: 07-12-2007 23:09 »

For a nice action episode Dan Abnett, for comedy  Terry Pratchett
bend_her

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« Reply #29 on: 07-13-2007 01:21 »

 
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Originally posted by seattlejohn01: Yeah, I agree about this one.  Let's see, he wrote "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep", which was the basis for "Blade Runner", right?

Yup, although the movie's significantly different. I was thinking more along the lines of "We can remember it for you wholesale". With lots of shippiness  big grin

 
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Surely you jest...   no no
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« Reply #30 on: 07-14-2007 02:31 »

I have to agree with Gene Rodenberry. That would be a wild episode.
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