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1.Any chance you could grab Mark Hamill to play Carnage? Carnage has always been one of my favorite Spidey villains and one of my favorite villains in general and we all know Mark Hamill has the best animated Joker so I recommend him.
2. What the heck is going on with Kingpin? Is it fixed so you can use him? I mean the Daredevil movies are going nowhere so they seriously shouldn't hog him and let you borrow the rights. We don't need a lot of him like in the 90's series just for a season. Speaking of the 90's series when the James Cameron Spider-Man movie fell through they got to use Electro so do whatever it takes to get him. Don't give up
3. Will there be any other heroes in Spectacular Spider-Man? Again I don't mean like in the 90's series where the was a whole bunch of guest heroes. Just one like hopefully Daredevil he is best friends with Spidey after all. I heard a rumor that Thor was supposed to guest star in Season 2 but didn't. Was that true and will he appear in a future season? Just Wondering
1. Let's see if we get any more episodes first, before we discuss casting, 'kay?
2. I have no news on this front either.
3. There was NO truth to the Thor rumor. I've answered this HUNDREDS of times. Check the archives.
Is there going to be to a Spectacular Spider-Man video game?
I don't know. Is there?
Just wanted to say I love The Spectacular Spider-Man, and consider it the most true interpretation of the character in any media outside the comics. Spidey has been my favorite fictional character pretty much since my first issue at the age of 6, a reprint of Amazing #2, and is one of only two comic characters I grew up on (the other being Archie), so he holds a pretty special place in my heart.
I did have a few things I was curious about though:
1) What was your motivation in basing the burglar parts of the origin in "Intervention" on the movie version rather than the comics? To me, Peter refusing to stop the burglar out of pure selfishness and self-righteousness makes his comeuppance (in the form of Uncle Ben's death) more powerful than him doing so to screw the promoter over for not getting paid. However, I'm torn about Ben's death via carjacking vs. break-in. The break-in never geologically made sense, and I love that Ben dies waiting for Peter outside the arena (in essence, it adds another layer of him dying BECAUSE of Peter). But I still feel the carjacking takes away the sheer randomness of the break-in... sure, it's unlikely the burglar would break into Peter's home of all places, but that unlikelihood gives me a sense of this being fate as consequence for Peter's inaction. What was your take on each?
2) Was there a reason we have yet to see spider-tracers, and is this something you'd like to include in (potential) future seasons?
3) Do you have a plan in mind for how Peter developed his web fluid? I've always been one of the ones who found it unlikely that a teenager, even one as intelligent as Peter, was capable of singlehandedly inventing the stuff, although I vastly prefer the mechanical webshooters. I really love the Ultimate explanation for this, in that Peter based the fluid on his father's work for an experimental adhesive.
4) For that matter, are you able to say whether Peter's parents in this series are scientists or S.H.I.E.L.D. agents? I would assume the former, based on Eddie's explanation of how his and Peter's parents died.
5) I'm a little confused on Vulture's motivations as a villain. He started just wanting to get revenge on Osborn, and joined the Six to get rid of his opposition Spider-Man, both of which make sense, but then he's suddenly blowing up a facility in "Shear Strength" and helping Doc Ock take control of the underworld in "Accomplices" and "Gangland." Have Vulture's goals and plans broadened since the pilot?
Again, thanks for a great show, thanks in advance for any answers, and best wishes on getting another season!
1. There's something to be said for Spidey being simply too arrogant to stop the burglar. But that's still in there with the movie version, and the motivation seems less random to me. And frankly, I think the carjacking is a huge IMPROVEMENT to Spidey's origin. Put's much more of the blame on Pete's conscience.
2. I do eventually have plans to intro the spider-tracers.
3. I have a VERY specific idea for Spidey's web-fluid.
4. Dad was a scientist.
5. I think for better or worse he's tied his boat to his buddy Otto's pier.
I've been a big fan of Spectacular Spider-Man from the beginning and truly belive it's the best rendition of the character in ANY medium.
I'm happy to report that I've bought my copy of Season 1. Additionally, I've been on various forums that I visit to report of its release, several people have already made plans to buy it if they haven't already. So, I very much hope these efforts will help bring about a third season.
Finally, one big question. Everyone else is jumping on the "will bring in Character X" but the answer is usually "Nuh uh! We can't because that character had a movie and we don't have the rigths." Which brings me to:
When will we see Moon Boy and Devil Dinosaur? Season 8? 9?
<sigh> I don't even have a funny comeback or smart-ass remark.
I know Disney owns the rights, My Question is -
Do you know of any developments with these charaters for another series or Movie?
I ended up watching the Show as re-runs on Disney Channel & fell in Love. I'd love to see these characters in something new!
Thanks for your Time.
Ken Deemer - A Fan of the Show
No, not at this time. For a more expansive answer, please check the archives.
Gargoyles and Politics
I know that you generally like to keep politics out of this site, which is why I hope that this question isn't too out-of-line. All the same, I'm very interested in the role that politics plays in the "Gargoyles" universe.
What, generally, are Elisa's political views? Does she belong to a particular political party? And does she discuss politics with the Manhattan Clan at all?
For that matter, how politically literate are the various members of the Manhattan Clan, particularly Goliath and Lexington? Do they read any political texts? For that matter, does Hudson ever catch "60 Minutes" or any similar shows on television? How much do Elisa's political views (assuming that she shares them with the Clan at all) color their political viewpoints?
I'd also be greatly interested in any information you would be willing to share regarding the politics of other human characters in the series, most particularly Xanatos, Fox, Matt, Renard, and especially Macbeth. For that matter, what does Demona think of human politics (I expect that I can guess the answer to this one, but still)? :)
If you can't tell, this is coming from a prospective Politics major who to some degree or another views all things through a political lens. If you wish to leave these things up to the viewer then I would completely understand, but any information at all would be tremendously appreciated.
Thank you very much for your time, and I eagerly await the widespread release of the two remaining Trade Paperbacks. I've been trying to spread word of them (and of the DVDs) in the Comments section of Gargoyles-related YouTube videos; every little bit helps, I hope.
Based purely on stereotypes of ethnicity and labor and location, I'd guess Elisa's a democrat.
I don't think politics is something that would attract Lex's attention much. I would think that Hudson, who prefers Celebrity Hockey to 60 Minutes, would feel lost rather quickly in political discussions. Goliath is all about the classics. I don't think Elisa's proselytizing much.
Xanatos seems like a likely Republican. At least fiscally. (Don't really see him or Fox as social conservatives.) Matt must be a Dem. Renard is probably a Republican. Macbeth... I don't think he's an American citizen. Demona... come on.
Will there be a 4th season of gargoyles
I hope so.
I've been loving Spectacular Spider-man, and I've got questions about two of the most important villains:
1. In "Final Curtain", Osborn says that the version of the Green he took prevented the same kind of instability that Harry exhibited- but throughout the episode Norman exhibits instability of his own, albeit more tightly controlled. Was he wrong about the formula not making him nuts, or did aquiring superpowers simply give him an outlet for pre-existing psychosis?
2. In his first appearance, Tombstone was shown to be able to easily defeat an off-guard Spider-man. Later on, he shows no real pain from taking a bunch of the Goblin's weapons in the back and is shown to be able to go toe-to-toe with three opponents who were all enhanced in some manner. Do you see him as having some degree of superstrength, or simply as a very well trained combatant with a high pain threshold? Or was it deliberately ambiguous?
3. Just for fun- what exactly was going through Tombstone's head when Venom crawled in through his window? Sure, this is a guy who never loses his cool and finds a way to make use of everyone, but still- a hideous perversion of Spider-man isn't something one sees every day:).
1. I'll leave that for your interpretation.
2. Deliberately ambiguous.
3. No, it isn't.
I've heard that the radio play at the Gathering this year will be (or was, by the time you read this) a crossover between "Gargoyles" and "The Spectacular Spider-Man", which apparently you wrote. If this is true and you did indeed write it, I wonder how you felt about writing that encounter between two sets of characters you've worked on. (I do suspect that it wasn't hard to get them to meet, since both series are set in Manhattan!)
It was fun, but, frankly, a brutal chore as I did not have nearly enough time to write the script.
My brothers and I are impressed by the fluid animation in Spectacular Spider-Man. We imagine it must be very expensive. How much does it cost to do those cool action scenes?
I can't spit out a number for the action scenes in a vacuum. SpecSpidey had a fairly standard "per episode" TV Animation budget. We tried to get as much bang for our buck as possible.