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Why do you put the words 'Produced by Brandon Vietti & Greg Weisman' at the start of each episode (post theme song)? Why not just put them at the start of the end credits instead? The title, writer and director all change with each episode, so I understand why they have a place onscreen while the episode is unfolding, but the producer names are always the same and people don't really need reminding. I understand that you and Brandon Vietti most likely don't want your names to be overlooked, but I think viewers prefer there to be as little listed information onscreen as possible when the episode is playing (essentials like the episode title aside).
Well, see, it has nothing to do with "changing credits". All our credits change EVERY episode. (I mean there are a handful of people who work on everything, but most of our crew works on some episodes, but not all.) All you have to do is compare any two sets of end credits, and you'd see that.
But those credits at the end are shrunk and sped up and go by very fast, and we feel - and Warner Bros' supports us on this - that four people per episode deserve a bit more prominence, i.e. the writer, director and the two producers. So, yeah, that means Brandon and I get an Act One credit every episode, but I gotta say, I don't feel too guilty about it. We work VERY hard on this stuff, and we're very careful where we place the credits so that they're not too distracting. And INCLUDING the title, it's only four cards total. So... you'll have to learn to live with it, I'm afraid.
Why does Sportsmater call his daughters as "little girls"?
Does he love them?
1. He calls Jade "Little Girl. He calls Artemis "Baby Girl". He always has. It's just his thing.
2. He thinks he does. But I don't think he really knows what "love" means.
When asked how Lexington homosexuality will be portrayed in the future you answered:
âGargoyles is owned by Disney, and I'd be kidding you and myself if I didn't recognize that there are certain limits to what Disney will allow. My goal with Lex is to be honest and consistent in HIS portrayal. Not to be titillating (let alone pornographic). Frankly, I wish I had the freedom to be more forthright. Perhaps there's an element of cowardice in my middle ground position. I'll cop to that. But I'm just trying to tell stories honestly. I face restrictions. I live with those restrictions. What that means practically, is that few people beyond the hardcore fandom will see Lex's orientation as any kind of issue at all.â
I understand what you mean by that I truly do. I was just wondering if you face the same issues now. If any character were to appear gay to you in young justice could you accurately portray it now or are you faced with the same restraint?
Probably. Things have progressed... some. But almost not at all in anything perceived as children's programming.
Why couldnt Garth go to the dinner in the palace in Downtime? Is he not on good terms with Aquaman, after the refusal?
He's not on bad terms, but he wasn't invited for an INTIMATE dinner where Orin and Mera planned on telling Orm and Kaldur about the pregnancy.
First off let me start by saying that I love everything you're involved with. The top of the list being Gargoyles which I watched as a kid and have now rewatched with a MUCH better understanding of things. Anyways on to my question: Do you plan on doing a reboot of Gargoyles? My reasoning being that a lot of classic shows, such as Thundercats, are being(or have been) rebooted and I was wondering(hoping really) if there was any intention what so ever of rebooting gargoyles.
It's not up to me.
Who are Garth's parents?
If memory serves, their names are Thar and Berra. But that's canon-in-training, at best.
1. Is Vandal Savage a Cro-Magnon on Earth 16?
2. Are the sound effects for Doctor Fate based on the Dream Time in Gargoyles?
3. What field of science does the Atom specialize in on Earth 16?
4. Why does Artemis use a compound bow instead of a recurve bow?
5. Do Nabu and Klarion live in the same dimension when they are not in the physical world or did they live in separate dimensions?
1. Neanderthal, I think. But I'd have to do some research to confirm that.
2. I don't think so. Totally different sound house.
3. Molecular physics.
4. That's what she was trained on.
5. They're both extra-dimensional.
This series just keeps getting better and better. "Misplaced" finally gave us another episode where Klarion is the main villain, and brought back Doctor Fate for good - two things I'd certainly been waiting for. It also gave us a hint that each of the members of the Light has his own "crew", as it were - and that, as befits a lord of chaos, Klarion's bosts elemental power. The other side of this was really showing off Zatanna, and finally inducting her onto the team, albeit under circumstances no one would have guessed. All in all, one of my favorite episodes so far.
But even "Misplaced", with all its titanic magic - and I love that stuff, I'm a fantasy buff - can't beat the simple, paradoxically heart-warming beauty that was "Coldhearted". I know the crew was especially proud with this one; they have every reason to be.
It was great to get some more insight into the unfolding mystery that is M'gann, and "Image" really showed us some more of who M'gann really is - and I'm not talking about her "true" form. I had already suspected the White Martian bit, as had many; I am referring to the twist, that she actually hates her "true" form, and has adopted a new identity because that's who she wants to be. As she says to Superboy, "I do it for me." So the M'gann we've seen so far - in terms of personality - actually *is* the real M'gann. And I think that's great.
"Agendas" - well, this one was puzzling. The bit about the human DNA was a nice twist, which I did not foresee, even though others did (I honestly thought his Kryptonian powers were simply still developing). From there, the fact that Luther was the donor was foreseeable - and that he would try to butt-in as Superboy's father-figure, in Kal-El's absence, was the logical and expedient route for taking back Cadmus's super-weapon.
Those "shields" intrigue me, though. How is it possible that an electrical pulse or chemical mixture (I'm assuming it's not magic, since Lex said he developed them, and since magic generally does nothing good to Kryptonians) could "suppress" a good chunk of Superboy's genetic makeup - the delicate code that makes him look the way he does and forms part of the basis for who he is? I know, I'm supposed to suspend disbelief here - but this came so suddenly, so out of the blue, that I'm having trouble with that.
I know you don't really like this kind of question, and I'm sorry to bug you with it, but I really didn't get this and I would really like to. Where did the idea of the shields originate, and how do they work?
Thank you for your patience, and your amazing creativity that makes us love this series.
The idea originated in the writer's room from myself, Brandon Vietti and Kevin Hopps.
But I won't really be able to add anything to the pseudo-science stated on the show. The shields suppress the human DNA that's interfering (watering down) his Kryptonian powers. Not sure what else to say.
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I just got the word:
Hot Topic is selling Gargoyles t-shirts again.
God knows, I've got enough Gargoyles T-shirts to last months, but I'm going to buy another to demonstrate to Disney and it's licensees that the property is viable and popular.
At the very least, please help SPREAD THE WORD!