Wednesday, April 01, 2009

As seen on The Artful Writer!

I first heard about The Robotard 8000 on Craig Mazin's blog. It seemed appropriate to note on April Fool's Day. I don't know if the script itself is a joke, but there are jokes in it. They are puerile, politically incorrect, and pretty damn funny. But even if you can't get past the lowbrow humor, "Balls Out" is worth a download for the writing. Which I thought was really good. One of the best examples of "voice" I've read in a while, if you are trying to get a hold on that concept. And otherwise demonstrating a super-lean and economical style that I continue to aspire to.

Oh, and one month to Nicholl (now with online submissions!) and Silver Screenwriting. Start your engines.


  • Woo, thanks for the kind words, homie. I'm a prominent member of therobotard8000 and we worked VERY hard on that voice. The writers who combine to make "the somewhat awesome comedy writing machine" known as therobotard8000 literally fought all the time to come up with a style that was unique to all of us.

    Always nice to see someone appreciate that aspect specifically.

    By Blogger Benjamin, at 10:55 PM  

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