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Michael Norton writes...

Mr Weisman,
1) Did biblical events such as Noah's flood occur in the Gargoyles'Universe?
2) If the Noah's flood did occur, did the Gargoyle race survive on the Ark, or in some other way?

Greg responds...

I haven't given any specific thought to Noah. (Which is surprising, since my Torah portion at my Bar Mitzvah was on the guy, and those early influences usually stick with me.) There was definitely some flood, some basis for the legend in the Garg Universe, but I haven't worked out the details.

But now it's swimming around in my head, so ask me again in a few months.

Response recorded on February 01, 2000

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Siren writes...

Did you ever consider "cat-goyles"? If so, would they might have lived in South America or Africa, since they are the two continents with the most "big" cats?

Greg responds...

Again, what does this mean? I guess you could say Leo is a lionesque gargoyle. Does that count?

What's a cat-goyle?

Response recorded on January 31, 2000

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R. W. E. writes...

"Little Minds", sorry, you're right of course. So, who were/are the little-minded, and what was the foolish consistency which plagued them?

Greg responds...

Not telling now.

Response recorded on January 24, 2000

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Aaron writes...

Forgive me if this has been answered before, but does the Magus have a name or is he just generally known by his title?

Greg responds...

Both.

Response recorded on January 19, 2000

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Joxter the Mighty writes...

Following up the question I just asked, but not sure if this was related or not... Since you had intended to fit in every legend ever, how did you intend to fit in Beowulf?

Greg responds...

I had some Beowulf ideas. But they're pretty raw and unformed.

By the way, has anyone read the novel GRENDEL by John Gardner. (It's the Beowulf story from the monster's POV.) Always liked it.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000

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Aris Katsaris writes...

Had you planned to show us about any of Tom's journeys through the centuries (when he travelled every hundred years to check up on the clan)?

Can you tell us anything about the quests the Avalon must have sent him to (assuming you have thought about the issue ofcourse)?

Greg responds...

Yes and no. I had a few notions (which I won't go into now). On the one hand, given unlimited story telling resources, I would have told those tails. But in a real series, I don't know where they'd fit.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000

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Matt Dymond writes...

Resubmitting this one as required...

Is there any particular backstory as to why Elisa drives her particular make & model of of car (either within the context of the series itself, or a reason one of the writing staff wanted that particular car used?).

Greg responds...

No. We just wanted her to have a cool car.

Of course, knowing me, I might someday come up with a "story behind the car" story. But I don't have one yet.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000

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Joxter the Mighty writes...

Hey Greg,

You've said in the past you intended to fit in every legend and such ever made, right?

1. How would you have fit the men in black in? They are a real legend, but now Warner Brothers has a big ol' licensed series about them... Did you have any plans on this?

Greg responds...

No immediate plans for MIB. And what I said was that given enough time and enough episodes I'd fit in every legend, but that didn't mean I had a working plan to do that yet.

Response recorded on January 10, 2000

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*The Bride of Ringo* writes...

Hi again Greg,

While living in the clock tower, how'd the Gargoyles get food?

~The B of R

Greg responds...

Cautiously.

Response recorded on January 07, 2000

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Airwalker writes...

Would we have seen more of the Golem?

Greg responds...

Ultimately.

Response recorded on January 06, 2000

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Derek writes...

A long time ago (according to the archives) you said that you wanted to do a Gargoyles story involving scarecrows because they had a lot in common with gargoyles, but that you had trouble making it different from the Batman villian. But, you said someday you would crack the story. Have you?

Greg responds...

No.

But I haven't tried. I've been busy working on other shows, other projects. Gargoyles is like a hobby for me now. Which means that I rarely write anything down. Rarely do any of the hard work of writing. I do the easy stuff. I let the ideas come to me. Since the Scarecrow idea was never easy, it hasn't come to me. To crack that, I'd have to really dedicate time to it. And I haven't.

But someday...

Response recorded on January 06, 2000

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Adrienne. :) writes...

Bonjour again, Mr. Weisman!
1.) You said before that the world Gargoyle population is down to about 400, due to humans.....out of curiosity...if Demona had been less of a coward and warned the clan, would Clan Wyvern still exist in '94?

Thank you! :)

Greg responds...

I can't answer that kind of hypothetical, I'm afraid. It's a whole 'nother Universe you've set in motion. I'd have to think it through I guess. But this stuff doesn't interest me much.

That's why I lean away from Multiverses.

Response recorded on December 30, 1999

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Zeliard writes...

Good day/Good evening mr. Weisman

1)When the Hunters(Charles, Jason, Robyn, Jon) and the Quarrymen are wearing their masks/hoods, why can't we see their eyes?

2)If you had the chance to create only one of the spin-off (Timedancer, Bad Guys, Pendragon, Dark Ages, 2158, ) from your master plan, besides the Gargoyles main story, which one will you choose and why?

Greg responds...

1. Technology.

2. Questions on separate topics must be posted separately.

Response recorded on December 29, 1999

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Niner writes...

Dear Mr.Weisman,
I have a kazillion questions but I'll try to keep from going over five.

1)What did you have planed for a)Max Loew and the Golem?
b)Cuchulain?
c)Natsilane?

2)Would King Arthur have recruited any more new knights besides Griff?

3)Would Sora, Taro, Vinnie, Talon, or the Pack have appeared in "Bad Guys"?

4)Finnaly, would the Clones become more intelligent or would they stay dirt stupid?

Thank you very much.

Greg responds...

These are kinda all on separte topics, but....

1a. No immediate big plans, but I had some adventure stuff in mind.

1b. Adventure and romance.

1c. See 1a.

2. Eventually, but not right away. I didn't want the cast of a quest show to grow too big or unwieldy.

3. Sora and the Pack definitely. Taro & Vinnie, maybe. Talon. Doubtful. (At least not in my immediate plans.)

4. They were never dirt stupid. They were dirt ignorant. There's a huge difference. And in my plan, they would have been educated.

Response recorded on December 16, 1999

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Derek writes...

This is kinda a silly question-
You said Gargoyles would eventually include every known myth and legend. Would Santa Claus have been in Gargoyles at all? Told you it was silly, but still...

Greg responds...

Absolutely.

Man, have I got a story to tell...

I'm not kidding, here.

Response recorded on September 21, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

Do alternate/parallel realities (you know, worlds where history went a little differently like What if the South won the Civil War, stuff like that) exist in the structure of the Gargoyles Universe? Is it a Universe or a Multiverse?

Greg responds...

Multiverses are so much fun, but like unrestricted time-travel they are subject to massive abuse.

The short answer is, I haven't decided definitively, but I'm leaning toward a "NO".

I'd never want to, for example, cheapen the Magus' death by introducing the Magus from another dimension. And isn't our Demona quite enough fun, so that we have no need to meet the so-called Good Demona from a parallel world.

Of course, I suppose it could help explain GOLIATH CHRONICLES. Hmmmm....

Response recorded on September 21, 1999

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Aris Katsaris writes...

I don't believe this breaks the story idea rule. It's a question meant to understand the limits of the "eventually including every myth" idea. Were you planning to include characters from ballads? (Such as Robin Hood, Tamlin or Thomas the Rhymer) From fairy tales such as Alladin? From stories which though not strictly religious would have religious controversy such as Faust?

Greg responds...

Yes. Given enough time and episodes, everything was fair game.

Response recorded on August 23, 1999

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Aris Katsaris writes...

1) Is there faster-than-light travel or faster-than-light communications in the Gargoyles universe? If so, why is Nokkar so isolated from the rest of his species and uninformed about the status of the war?

2) What about technological time-travel? Can it exist? And if yes, has it been discovered by any of the species mainly involved in the space war?

Greg responds...

1. The second part of question 1 has no bearing on the frs part. Whether or not there is faster-than-light travel and/or com doesn't explain or not explain Nokkar's isolation.

2. I don't see why Technology driven time travel can't exist. But I had no immediate specific plans to give it to any of the three main species involved in the space war. Individuals on the other hand....

Response recorded on August 22, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

You mentioned that eventually Vampires would have appeared in the Gargoyles Universe. Would they be "live at night only ala Interview with the Vampire" or would they be more like "extremely weak but can function in daylight ala Bram Stocker's Dracula"?

Greg responds...

At this time, I'd prefer to keep my options open.

Response recorded on August 21, 1999

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Airwalker writes...

1. Which is the oldest of the three races in your mind?
2. In HERITAGE, when Raven in Gargoyle form first introduced himself to Goliath and Angela had five fingers. Later when he again appeared as Gargoyle, he had four fingers. Was this an animation error or was it done on purpose as a sort of hint to Raven's true identity?
3. Who designed the Golem? In all the legends I read of the Maharal's (Rabbi Loew) Golem, he was a huge giant but of Manlike proportions, not like he was in the episode, but more like a taller version of Bane from BATMAN & ROBIN.

Greg responds...

1. Probably the Gargoyles. I know that comes as a surprise. The obvious answer is the Children, but I have this notion that the magic that birthed them needed a longer gestation time.

The Gargoyles, on the other hand, strike me as very symbiotic with the planet. The first sentient race Earth gave birth to. (Well, the second technically, but we're only counting the three that are still hanging in.) In many ways, tragically, their time has clearly passed. Humanity is ascendant. But Gargoyles aren't dead yet. And ironically, though it was largely humans who wiped out their race, it is also humans who will help to save them in the future. Though many will be dragged kicking and screaming toward that destiny.

Response recorded on August 21, 1999


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