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Donald F. Glut
Biographical information
Born

February 19, 1944

Nationality

American

Career
Occupation

Writer

Official site

Donald F. Glut's website

Donald F. Glut (born February 19, 1944) is a freelance writer and movie director. He wrote some Marvel Star Wars comics, as well as the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back novelization. He has written numerous film and television scripts including the animated series Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends, Transformers, G.I.Joe. More recently Glut became president of Frontline Entertainment, a producer of B-movies.

Star Wars bibliography

  • Star Wars 10: Behemoth from the World Below
  • Classic Star Wars: A Long Time Ago... Volume 1: Doomworld
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (novel)

External links


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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Donald F. Glut (born February 19, 1944) is an American writer and filmmaker. In addition to Transformers, he wrote many, many scripts for other '80s cartoons, including Masters of the Universe, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, and The Mighty Orbots. A noted dinosaur enthusiast, Glut has written several non-fiction books about dinosaurs. He also wrote the bestselling novelization of The Empire Strikes Back.

Glut's testimony regarding his The Transformers work is much more cynical compared to his peers. In 2001, he wrote:

"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."[1]

Following the 2007 live-action movie, he also explicitly admitted not liking the "half-hour commercials" he wrote for in the 1980s, admitting that he "did it strictly for the $$$". At the same time, he also confirmed that his primary inspirations when writing episodes for the G1 cartoon were "Japanese giant robot shows" and Toho's Godzilla, while "Megatron's Master Plan was based in part on the movie Meet John Doe.[2]

Contents

Episode scripts

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Generation One

External links

Footnotes

  1. Zobovor interview with Don Glut
  2. Don Glut comments on his work for the G1 cartoon at the Classic Horror Film Board
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