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Chris writes...

Hi Greg,

I am loving the run to the finale.

My question pertains to Red Volcano's habit of calling people "meatbags". Did you or the writers come up with that independently, or is it more of a reference to other media such as Bender in Futurama or HK-47 in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

I associate the term with HK-47 because he's a red-armoured droid assassin, but Bender is probably more widely-known (even though he doesn't use the term that often). So I'm just curious if it was a parallel invention, or a reference!

Greg responds...

Well, not the latter, since I was - at the time - completely unfamiliar with that. Bender probably was an unconscious influence though.

Response recorded on August 09, 2013