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I know you had no say in TGC..but.. in an earlier episode, Hacker called Xanatos "one of the Illuminati's lower members" implying that he was only in it due to his money (and obviously his trip back in time). But on a TGC episode, he h ad one of the chairs in the main council! What level of the society did YOU plan to have him on. Thanks...
The stated implication is yours and not particularly accurate to my way of thinking. As you said, in my episodes he was a lower echelon member.
Mr. Weisman: How did you get Jonothan Frakes and Marina Sirtis to be on the cast of Gargoyles? Do you know what they're opinions of the show and their characters are? If so what are their opinions? Are there any episodes or characters that you regret doing?
They auditioned, and we cast them. I wouldn't presume to speak for them, but I think they like the show and their characters. And no, I don't have any substantive regrets about anything we did in the first two seasons.
Greg, I have a few straight-forward questions: 1. What other projects, animated or not, have you been involved in in the past, or are currently?
2. I finally found the Gargoyles Movie...took 2 months special order...I noticed, which I think is from The Awakening Part II, when Elisa is in the park with Goliath, a jogger passes by, runs in place, and remarks that he's never seen that statue there before, this seemed to be cut out of the "movie". There was also a part I recall when Elisa distracted the people chasing her, and Goliath, away from Goliath, she took her jacket off and hung it on a branch to knock out one of those people chasing her, was that also cut out, or am I thinking of another ep? 3. This jogger, is there some reason he shows up in quite a few of the episodes? Inside joke, or something like that? 4. I've noticed on the mailing list that there are different endings for some eps, or minor changes...what are these eps?
Thanx in advance for answering my questions :)
1. I've answered this in detail. Check out the archives for this page. But the short answer is that I worked at Disney in development for @five years.
Starting with Duck Tales, I worked in some capacity on every Disney tv cartoon right through to Mighty Ducks. Before that I worked at DC Comics, primarily on CAPTAIN ATOM. Recently, I wrote a single MiB episode. My newer projects haven't progressed far enough to talk about yet.
2. I've talked about this before. There are two versions of "Awakenings".
The five parter that aired on television, and the "movie" version which was used for the home video. For more details, check the archives for this page.
3. Combination inside joke and the practical necessesity that we don't constantly design brand new characters for the sake of a quick bit. As time progressed, it became fun to see characters (even minor characters) over and over. Fun for us, and I think more fun for you all too.
4. There aren't different endings per se. There are a percentage of episodes that had to air with some mistakes still in them. Sometimes these mistakes were at the end. Sometimes they were in the beginning or middle. I think maybe mistakes at the end are more noticible. We'd always try to minimize any "damage" in post-production, but sometimes they just had to go out with errors. When the corrected footage came in, we'd replace the mistakes with the new footage for subsequent airings.
Greg if Owen Burnett has a middle name what is it? Just curious.
I'd guess Alan. But I'd want to check that with Michael Reaves.
First, I'd like to thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us, as well as answering our questions! =D Now the questions! 1) Does Titania and Oberon have any biological children together? It would seem only.....well, proper to have an heir to the throne of the Fey and Avalon. 2) How did Oberon and Titania come to rule the fey? 3) Was there a leader before them?
4) We know that Titania married at least one human during the banishment, but what about Oberon? Thanx ever so much!
1. Yes. Although Oberon doesn't acknowledge the need for an heir.
2. Oberon overthrew his predecessor.
3. Yes. Oberon's mommy.
4. He's not the kind to kiss and tell. Well, actually, maybe he is. But I'm not. At least not today.
Hi, Why are there so many male gargoyles and so few females? And how can lex wear that loincloth?? His wings go all the way down his legs how does it stay on??? Is it magic?
Lex's wings are pierced.
Female gargs do seem to be rarer, I must admit. You could either attribute that to us Disney-folk not remembering to balance out the population. Or we could start attributing it to internal "universe" factors. In pre-modern times was egg-laying as dangerous for a female gargoyle as childbirth was for a female human? Is the ratio of male gargoyle births to female gargoyle births more like 3 to 1 as opposed to the nearly even 1 to 1 ratio we humans enjoy? Is there another possible explanation? Those are all real good questions. Let me give them some thought.
This is another one of those state of mind questions, and probably a little stuoid too. In, Paris just how far would Demona have been willing to go with MacBeth to convince him that she really wanted him? Or is MacBeth the type of noble who waits until his wedding night to consumate his love for someone? I know there is no way you would have gone near this subject for T.V. I was just wondering how low Demona sink to get what she wanted.
Ever read "The Rules". I haven't, but I think they might apply to someone who's trying to trick someone else into marriage. For his part, Macbeth is an honorable man, but not a saint.
Hi, Greg! Thanks for all the great effort you've put into Gargoyles and answering our questions. Each question has some long and excessive comments with it, but I only need an broad answer for each section. (1) Did the Magus live in the castle with Katherine and Tom? (2)If so, did he isolate himself away from the two and the clan? We saw him in Avalon II eating with them, but he didn't seem very invovled and may have been just visiting. (3) Why didn't Katherine and Tom have any offspring? (4) Did they know how the Magus felt about Katherine and worry about his discomfort, (5) were they genetically incompatible, (6) was having children something they didn't mutually agree upon, or something completely different? Perhaps some sort of mix. Hmm...
(7) One last question, though very odd and may link itself to the previous question. Could Katherine and Tom have children, through science or sorcery someday? I'm not asking if you think it is possible, through magic or genetics, but if it is something that might be considered for Gargoyles in the future (optimistic, I am), not regarding individual beliefs and viewpoints. (If this part seems like an original idea, please dispose of it, Gore, so I can get some answers I'm waiting for. Edit it as you see fit or just pass it to the Master). Thanks a Bundle for your time.
I added numbers to your questions to make everyone's lives easier. PLEASE EVERYONE, if you're going to ask multiple questions in a single post, do NOT just list the questions as prose. Number them and use your return key between each question. THANKS.
1. I assume we're talking about Oberon's Palace in "Avalon" and not Castle Wyvern in "Awakening". If so, the answer is yes.
2. "Isolate" is too strong a word. He was an active third parent to the gargoyles, but he did give T&K their space, for his own sake more than theirs.
3. There's a story in that.
4. I think deep down Katharine must have known how the Magus felt. I don't think any of the three of them ever acknowledged it out loud. It had no influence on why they didn't have children.
6. I'm not prepared to go into this in anymore detail at this time.
7. Gore probably should have kicked this whole post. (He's not allowed to edit questions, just kick posts or forward them.) But he didn't, so I'm stuck with having seen it. Raymond, you knew question 7 was an idea when you posted it. YOU KNEW. You did it anyway. Please don't do that kind of thing again. Fortunately, I have no intention of giving Katharine and Tom any more children. Remember they've already raised thirty-six children. They've earned a bit of rest.
1.)Is a live action film REALLY going to be out ? and when ? 2.) And who will play the characters ? 3.) Do you think Speigberg might be interested in this movie ?
1. They ARE really WORKING on the script. No guarantees that the movie will happen though. The "when" is also up in the air, though I think the current target is summer 1999.
2. It's way too early in the process to know anything about casting.
Hi Greg - just another behind the scenes question that occurred to me. You said that Elisa's character design was based on Salli Richardson - did the same go for Xanatos and Jonathan Frakes? When was Jonathan cast, and whose idea was it? (Brilliant piece of casting, whoever's idea it was...) Oh, and a totally unrelated question. You said that a gargoyle's stone skin absorbs solar energy during the day. This gives the gargoyle the strength to fly, etc. Obviously they can go without being in the sun for at least one day without suffering noticeably for it (eg Broadway in 'The Silver Falcon'), so just how long can a gargoyle go without sunlight? And what would the effects of sunlight deprivation be, exactly? Thanks again!
No. Xanatos was fully designed before Jonathan was cast. Jonathan auditioned for the role. We cast him. It was a mutual decision between myself, Frank Paur, Michael Reaves, Jamie Thomason, Bruce Cranston and Gary Krisel.
I don't know the math on the sun thing. It hasn't been explored yet. Maybe someday.