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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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