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As I have fallen in love with the Runaways, my questions shall be focused on them.
1) Ethical issues of their treatment at Star Labs- there are consent laws and various other examples of red tape that meant that Star Labs would need parental consent, along with the teens', in order to perform experiments. Was consent given, or did Star Labs keep the teens illegally?
2) How aware was the League/team of what was happening with the teens in Star Labs?
3)Relating to Tye's comment in 'The Hunt' about Nightwing only asking them to join the team then; why didn't Nightwing ask them if they wished to join the team earlier? (I can see some reasons, such as lack of control, but lack of experience shouldn't inhibit them as the team is partly to train teen heroes).
Thank you for your time!
1. Consent was provided by Eduardo Dorado Sr., Shelly Longshadow, Virgil's parents and Nate's foster-parents. Asami refused to provide any information about her background, beyond her name and the obvious fact that she was from Japan.
2. Yes. Keep in mind, the kids were being rigorously tested, but they weren't being tortured or experimented upon. It was far from ideal, but all concerned thought it was a necessary evil.
3. Nightwing may very well have asked them to join the Team as a matter of course, when Wilcox felt he had conducted all the necessary tests to make sure their powers weren't a danger to themselves or others (i.e. outside the kids' own control - as Nate/Neutron's had been).
I loved seeing the closet full of board games at Wayne Manor.
1. Was this in your script, or was it Chris Jones' idea?
2. Did the games belong to Dick, or were they from when Bruce was a kid? Or some combination of the two?
3. Do Bruce, Dick, and Alfred ever have time to play all those board games?
1. It was in my script.
2. Alfred bought them all.
Just a quick Queen Bee/ Bialya question- Bee, of course, presents herself as a monarch and I believe you've previously stated that if asked she'd describe Bialya as a constitutional monarchy (but that just about anyone else would call it a straight-up dictatorship). So is she the actual, hereditary monarch of Bialya, or is that propaganda she uses to make her regime look more legitimate?
A little from column A; a little from column B.
1. Is the reason for Jeff Bennett voicing T.O. Morrow and all his (male) androids a shout out to Star Trek? I know Brent Spiner played Data, his "brothers" and their creator.
2. What made you and your team decide to interpret Mongul and Despero the way they appear in the series? Despero is a galactic gladiator rather than a tyrant and Mongul isn't pure evil or petty as he tends to be portrayed.
1. Not particularly. Although it probably springs from the same impulse.
2. Despero has been so many things over the years, that we felt we had the freedom to make him what we needed. As for Mongul, my first exposure to the character was his original Wein/Starlin appearances. I believe we were consistent with those.
With the appearance of Dr. Cross in the series, I was curious about Dr. Mid-Nite. Does the original Dr. Mid-Nite, Charles McNider, exist in Earth 16? If so, was he ever part of the JSA and All-Star Squadron?.... and how long did he serve?
2. Yes and yes.
3. He joined the All-Star Squadron upon its formation in December of 1941. Then in 1945, when the A-SS disbanded, he joined the Justice Society of America and stayed a member until it disbanded in 1951.
Regarding Dexter, I still think Deb poisoned herself. I think having Hannah admit it was her was the actual red herring.
Hannah took the blame because Dexter had already betrayed her. What's done is done. Dexter wouldn't have believed her even if she said the truth. Why even bring it up?
She was already planning her escape. She doesn't need Dexter's help or acceptance. Now that she escaped, I'm guessing she will get revenge on Dexter, and when Dexter finds out about Deb's deception, it will be a turning point in the 8th season. You think this is plausible or do you think I'm reading too much into it?
P.S. I loved the season, but I would have liked to see a little more development on the fact that Debra helped Dexter kill Jordan Chase. Dexter should have brought it up every time she complained about his killing.
That thought has crossed my mind too.
Hey Greg a timeline question or threerather.
1. You have detailed timelines for Young Justice and Gargoyls, do you do this for everything you do even when you havent built the universe from scratch like in your Captain Atom comics or WITCH?
2. When did you start this trait?
3. You have time and time again noted that YJ has no "canon year" and that 2010 worked for Year Zero as a math thing. So does that mean season two being in 2016 by that reckoning was a coincidence?
1. Not everything, no. I have a Captain Atom timeline from way back, but I'm sure it has no relevance to current DC continuity anymore. I don't think I ever did a WITCH timeline in the strictest sense, but I did make an effort to keep track of the backstories, etc.
2. In elementary school.
3. Heh heh heh.
Peter David was kind enough to forward this link:
#2 out of 25. Not too shabby!
Dear Greg Wesiman,
1. I am a super super fan of most of your shows, only being fourteen my favorite is Young Justice by far it has captivated me into the world of DC Comics (I still like Marvel better :) ) in all seriousness what can we do to stop the Weisman curse, because it is there.
2. This is not really a question but still thank you for all the fan service I really do like Blue Beetle randomly taking off his shirt it makes my Saturday Mornings awesomer.
1. There is no curse. Please DESIST from advancing that rumor. There are specific circumstances behind the success - or lack there of - of every series I've worked on. MOST series don't last forever. I've had good runs of varying length on a number of shows. That's it.
2. You're welcome, I guess.
Hello Mr. Greg Weisman,
"The Hunt" was a good episode. Here are my thoughts about the episode and a an unrelated question
Thought #1 - I was happy that the Reach were seemingly exposed for their true intentions. Still, with Godfrey, I 'm still a little unsure. I'd imagine that Godfrey is probably some undercover agent working for Apokolips, but I'm going to wait and see.
Thought #2 - Thanks to Arsenal's behavior, he's off the Team and with the Runaways. I suppose the only good thing he's done is tell the Runaways about what Lex did to him and the true purpose of the rescue mission. I hope he doesn't do anything crazy…
Thought #3 - I'm glad that Nightwing and Miss Martian are dealing with their mistakes and I'm glad that Miss Martian is not angry at Nightwing about the whole undercover assignment that Kaldur and Artemis are doing. Still, I wonder how everyone might react if Nightwing eventually confesses the truth to everyone?
My question - Which possible character(s) from Marvel Comics would be similar (in terms of background, abilities, etc.) to your interpretation of Arsenal (the real Roy Harper) and why?
Thanks for taking the time to read this posting.
Though I'm happy to read your responses to our episodes, and I don't mind answering questions, PLEASE, PLEASE stop giving me essay assignments.
Why would I be able to answer this any better than you?