Great interview, Hotrod.
A couple of thoughts:
Alan Dean Foster wrote:(on his body of work) Well, let's see...there are about 75 original novels, seven short story collections, the novelizations of many other films (the first three Alien films, for example), the story for the first Star Trek movie, scripts for radio plays, film reviews, science and travel articles...have a look around.
I found his scripting radio plays interesting because I kind of go in for that sort of thing. Wonder what kind of shows he's done.
Alan Dean Foster wrote:(on his favorite character in both novels) I'd have to say Optimus Prime. He strikes me as the kind of leader who'd just as soon sit and contemplate the universe instead of having to always be in charge. If he was human, he'd always be heaving a deep, reluctant sigh before having to charge off and save somebody.
That sounds very much like Beast Machines' Optimus Primal.
Again, great interview, Hotrod!
My vote for the HOF goes to my favorite Transformer, Kup, to the Headmasters (who still need new figures that aren't just the characters without their master components) and to seibertron.com for for being the ultimate TF resource.