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totalnerd undercanada

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« on: 06-30-2010 00:03 »
« Last Edit on: 06-30-2010 00:05 by totalnerduk »

Who would you like to see a Futurama script written by?

I'd love to see an episode penned by Robert Heinlein... and I'm thinking that it would be awesome if there were an episode written by Steven Moffatt (does Doctor Who at the moment).

Jules Verne and H G Wells could probably have come up with decent episode premises, and I'm sure that an episode by Terry Pratchett would have people in stitches.

So... who would you like to put in the writer's chair?
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« Reply #1 on: 06-30-2010 00:05 »

Tolkien.  I'd like to see that man whip out a brilliant world to be only told in 22 minutes.  Then we will have two follow up episodes explaining the content.  Oh wait, that's not Futurama at all.

Give me myself instead.  I could take a crack at this.
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« Reply #2 on: 06-30-2010 00:07 »

D. Adams.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #3 on: 06-30-2010 00:08 »

D. Adams.

How could I forget Douglas Adams? Of course! A Futurama episode by him could well have been the greatest televisual spectacle ever produced.
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« Reply #4 on: 06-30-2010 00:11 »

Phillip Dick. 
vonboy
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« Reply #5 on: 06-30-2010 01:00 »

matt stone and trey parker?

at least they would make the episode in a week at 1/10th the cost, so if it's crap, no loss.
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« Reply #6 on: 06-30-2010 01:00 »
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« Reply #7 on: 06-30-2010 01:23 »

and I'm thinking that it would be awesome if there were an episode written by Steven Moffatt (does Doctor Who at the moment).

Please God no, Doctor Who is one of the most over-rated things on TV. The writing is simply awful and I can't believe that it's constantly praised as some of the best stuff on British television. If it was a tightly written show, I'd forgive the crappy acting, special effects and so forth, but the writing is probably the biggest offender so please, no, nowhere near my beloved Futurama or I'll cry.


I'd be interested to see any 'big name' writer's take on the show really, so long as it didn't become a common thing. Maybe one episode a season. It'd be nice for them to wheel out some of the all time great science fiction writers, or writers of the original series of Star Trek. Likewise, it'd be nice to see them wheel out some big name comedians. I don't really have a preference so long as we still get plenty of Ken Keeler, David X. Cohen, etc episodes.
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« Reply #8 on: 06-30-2010 02:11 »

Doctor Who is what it is. And what it is, is a pretty damn good show.
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« Reply #9 on: 06-30-2010 02:23 »

matt stone and trey parker?

at least they would make the episode in a week at 1/10th the cost, so if it's crap, no loss.

That's more to do with the animation in South Park than the writing, so if they wrote an episode of Futurama (unless they animated it the same way that South Park is animated) it would still cost the same and take the same amount of time to produce.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-30-2010 02:46 »

Doctor Who is what it is. And what it is, is a pretty damn good show.

I'd say it's about 40 minutes of a good show followed by 5 minutes of crap-tastic deus-ex-machina conclusion. I don't think I've ever seen an episode with a satisfying ending.
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« Reply #11 on: 06-30-2010 16:48 »

and I'm thinking that it would be awesome if there were an episode written by Steven Moffatt (does Doctor Who at the moment).

Please God no, Doctor Who is one of the most over-rated things on TV.

Moffatt also did Coupling, and a few other much cleverer shows than Doctor Who.
Doctor Who is what it is. And what it is, is a pretty damn good show.

I'd say it's about 40 minutes of a good show followed by 5 minutes of crap-tastic deus-ex-machina conclusion. I don't think I've ever seen an episode with a satisfying ending.

It's technically aimed at children. So I can forgive it those things.

Neal Stephenson would probably have a lot of fun in the Futurama universe... and Joss Whedon has a fifty-fifty chance of ruling or sucking.
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« Reply #12 on: 07-01-2010 08:34 »

He's Joss Whedon, he'd probably end up doing both.  In the same episode.

I wouldn't mind seeing an episode written by J. Michael Straczynski or Neil Gaiman.  Or Rumiko Takahashi, just to see what she'd do with Fry and Leela's relationship.
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« Reply #13 on: 07-02-2010 12:05 »

Richard Curtis would write a good Futurama episode.
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« Reply #14 on: 07-02-2010 17:34 »

Having read some of his sci-fi humor books I think John Swartzwelder could write a pretty entertaining episode.
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