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hi greg. i love your show of The Spectacular Spiderman.
So i just wanna know if you've gotten any data on the ratings for season 3?
if so i'd love to know how its doin
There are no ratings on Season 3 as there is no Season 3 for there to be ratings on.
Hey Greg why do you and other people always call the green goblin's comic look classic Halloween style the movie one armored and the ultimate one demonic, the ultimate one is monstrous but it's not demonic, the movie one is not Armored it's just a way of trying to reproduce the comics version, and the comics version is just classic, so i'm just asking why you guys just call it that? i'm just asking that?
Who exactly are these "you guys" you're referring to? I don't recall saying anything that would include me in that group. But in any case, you seem to be splitting hairs. For example, one person's monster is another person's demon. In this case you could view them as synonyms.
I have some more questions. 1. How old will Hutson live to be? 2. What is the year he will die?
I'm not revealing this stuff.
You stated Hobgoblin will be in season 3. Do you know who will voice the hobgoblin persona. I personally think Kevin Michael Richardson will do great. The voice he did for the Joker in Batman was incredible, and you do have him included on the show already so...Anyway can't wait for more Spectacular Spiderman.
We haven't discussed something THAT hypothetical.
One more I forgot to ask: How does the process of casting voice actors work? Do you have a specific actor in mind when a character is concieved? Is it an open audition process? Or does it vary from role to role?
We auditioned eleven roles at the beginning of the SpecSpidey process. After that, with the exception of Mark Allen, we didn't hold auditions, we just cast people. This usually involved a discussion between myself and voice director Jamie Thomason. And obviously, actor availability played a huge roll in whom we ultimately cast.
Me again, with just a few more Spidey questions:
1) Where/when/how did Tombstone get powers? I'm assuming he has powers (enhanced strength, durability, reflexes) (if this is Season 3/No comment territory, I understand).
2) In "Identity Crisis", where did Flash get a Spider-Man costume? How did he put it on with a toe-to-thigh cast?
3) How much does the average Mysterio machine cost? More specifically, how much money does Spidey burn through every time he destroys a robot or a homonculus?
4) How do you come up with story ideas? Is it like "It would be cool if..." or is it more like "This villain should show up" or "This facet of Peter/Spidey's life should be established"? Or does it vary?
5) Does popular television personality/presidential candidate Stephen Colbert exist in the universe of Spectacular Spidey?
1. No comment.
2a. At a costume shop. 2b. With difficulty and some ripping.
3. No idea.
4. It varies, but we build it. Most ideas are inspired by the source material and/or come out of character.
5. Is he public domain?
MI PREGUNTA ES LA SIGUENTE: HUBIERA SIDO POSIBLE QUE GOLIATH SE TRANSFORMARA EN HUMANO PARA ASI CASARSE CON ELISA Y ASI HACERSE REALIDAD SU SUEÃ'O COMO EN EL CAPITULO "PODRIA SER REALIDAD"? GRACIAS
My high school Spanish is pretty rusty...
"My question is the [?]: [??] posible that Goliath will be transformed to human for [??] with Elisa and [??] reality... ugh, I give up.
I'm afraid I can't be sure enough of your question to answer it well...
In a previous response you wrote, "I like to think we executed [The Spectacular Spider-Man Animated Series] well, but let's face it -- ANY Spidey show would do pretty well just by virtue of it being Spidey. I can't exactly take credit for the character's popularity. All I can do is strive to do him justice. It's for others to judge if we succeeded, though we succeeded well enough to satisfy me. I'm biased, of course, but my standards are pretty high."
In a very brief conversation I once had with Tom Defalco at a convention this year, he told me that it was his opinion that writers' particular runs with an established character come and go, but what the job of each writer is, regardless of the individual direction he or she wishes to take things, is to fully inhabit the character. I think this is in keeping with what you said. I just want you to know, my standards are pretty high as well and I think your show, as a portrayal of Mr. Peter Benjamin Parker, is a success no matter what the future holds.
Thanks. I appreciate it.
When the crimelords where fighting and attempting to call for backup why did Tombstone try calling for his Blackie? I mean Doc Ock called for Kraven and Silvermane tried to call Sable, why would he call a simple Bookie?
Blackie has many skills, including coordination of "talent".
Why do you only have story arks for The Spectacular Spider-Man and not single episodes.
We have both.
Why is it that the lost footage (like Shocker's escape at the end of "Group Therapy") isn't being reinserted on the season sets?
I don't know.
Hello Greg, I would like to say The Spectacular Spiderman is one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen. The best Spiderman adaptation ever. (including the movies) I do have a few questions though...
1.) In Shear Strength Morris Bench made a cameo, not as Hydro-Man, so I was thinking he might be in Season 3 or something, but there was a question that stated something about the sinister syndicate and you said most of those villains aren't even spiderman villains. So I was wondering is Hydro Man declared a Spiderman villain or someone like fantastic four.
2. Just to clear things up, The correct answers to these questions are, You do like Carnage, Shocker is Montana on a creative decision, Kingpin is Daredevil's villain so you can't use him, and this is the best show ever, right.
3. Why did you make gwen well like me, ya know a geek. I actually prefer her this way, she still is beautiful and more likeable than someone who is completely perfect in every way shape or form.
4. Did you say Norman's body was found? How, because that Mr. Roman dude was at the airport unless he cloned himself. P.S not a big fan of the clone saga too confusing.
That's it basically, So thank you for Spectacular Spiderman and hope the following seasons are as great as the first two.
1. Hydro-Man is a Spidey villain.
2. Yes, to the first three. As to the fourth, I'll leave that to others to decide. But I am quite fond of it.
3. I've answered this before, but the short answer is Gwen was ALWAYS a brain. We're just seeing her in high school. For a fuller answer, check the archives.
4. No clones involved in this one. A body was found that was formally identified as Norman's.
One of the things I notice upon rewatching the series is the awesome background music- did the show have a composer, and if so, who?
The series wonderful composers were the Dynamic Music Partners: Lolita Ritmanis, Kristopher Carter and Michael McCuistion.
If the show is not renewed, would that be the end of TSSM, or could you possibly get away with dvd releases?
I can only do what they hire me to do.
Did you know there's actually an online petition to release the rest of the Gargoyles series on DVD? And the comments on Youtube seem to support it. Would you please consider it?
Don't you think I want them released? It's not up to me.
THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN is back!
Disney XD is bringing "new" second season episodes back starting Wednesday, October 7th. Check local listings for times! Tell your friends, spread the word, watch the episodes (especially if you're a Nielson Family)! It's good stuff, I swear!!
Greg, will there be a season 2 box set of the Spectacular Spider-Man. That would be cool, because the season 1 box set comes out July 28th.
I assume there will be.
Dude, Mr.weisman, I totally didn't read the archives and didn't realize how many people asked about season 3 of TSSM, totally sorry. But I was wondering how frustrating it is to deal with idiot fans like me on a daily basis?
I'm very nervous about the renewal of the show. I want a season 3! Any words of comfort?
As with everyone else who has posted a question concerning Spectacular Spider-Man, I wish to both congratulate and thank you from the very deepest reaches of my heart for creating what is the best adaptation of a superhuman into any other media as well as the greatest show on television. I have several questions/comments that I really hope you will answer.
1. When One More Day/Brand New Day came out in the comics, I completely gave up on Spider-Man. It was such a terrible plot, with so many holes and destructive ideas that the character seemed to die in front of my very eyes. But then your show came along. It was so perfect that I had to pinch myself. So thank you for bringing Spidey back to me the right way. And PLEASE, donât do anything like BND on the show, I know several good snipers.
2. I have been searching at least once a week to see if any episodes of Spectacular Spider-Man have been put up for purchase on ITunes. As of yet, they havenât. But if they were, aside from making many fans happy, it would increase the profits of the show and make it more likely for a 3rd, 4th or 5th season. If you have any power to that extent, please use it.
3. Doc Ock has been ridiculed by Spidey many times for mistakenly calling him an âinsectâ, but on your show he uses âarachnidâ, thank you from all the biology nerds out there.
4. I was absolutely blown away by the season 2 finale, and I cannot wait to see more Norman Osborn (Spideyâs #1 villain by far). I was wondering if you were thinking of giving him government status or power like he currently has in the âDark Reignâ storyline in Marvel Comics.
5. I realize that you wonât give out any spoilers, but I was wondering if you have some sort of hidden, future plans for Harryâs mom. Sheâs dead in the comics, so it crossed my mind that you may have a plan for her (Menace?).
6. In all official sources regarding Spider-Man, it is said that his webbing is several times stronger that steel, but in your show it is shown a substantially weaker. Hopeful he can make some upgrades to the serum and increase its strength.
7. Many TV series have gone on the air with their creators/producers harboring an idea for the series finale. Is this the case with you? If not, the death of Gwen Stacy seems perfect.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read my queries. If you have any questions or comments unfit for your forum, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck with season 3!
(PS: Sorry if some of my questions are found in the archives. I looked through as many as I could, but youâve been asked many questions.)
1. Uh... thanks?
2. I hear the first season IS now available on iTunes. I don't use iTunes, so I don't know much about it. But that's what I was told. (And, no, I had nothing to do with it and have no power or control over ... well, anything.)
3. You're welcome.
4. Not in the short term.
5. I do have plans for Emily.
6. Maybe... but why would I want to let him do that?
7. Peter graduates high school.
how to go on the show ruff ruffs man and be a contastent
And gobbledee-gook to you too!
Hello there Greg Weisman. I have a question about the "Reinforcement" episode of Spectacular Spider-Man. It was a great episode but there was something that confused me. What was the point of those 3 pair fights? I've already read your answer on how Doc Ock thought pairs would do better because it would exhaust Spider-Man and other members won't get in the way (you know, it was that question asked by a guy who didn't like Reinforcement). But I don't understand why they did it? Did they do it to try to destory Spider-Man or was that just to distract Spider-Man while Doc Ock would escape from Ravencroft?
It had nothing to do with the escape. That happened later.
The idea was to destroy Spidey if they could (and splitting up seemed like the best method given their previous experience), but to at least distract him at least temporarily from hunting down the "Master Planner" at the very least (which they succeeded in doing.
I was reading through the archives just a moment ago, when a question occured to me about Demona and her actions during "The Reckoning." You stated that the reason Thailog did not clone Angela was that he did not have the opportunity to get her DNA at that point because Demona controlled the release of the mosquito that took the blood samples and when Angela was around, she just didn't release it. But she DID release it when Elisa was around (hence Delilah). My question is: Why did Demona, who despises Elisa, want to steal her DNA and clone her? My understanding is that she didn't know Thailog was creating a female replacement for herself, but was cloning Elisa or making a hybrid human-gargoyle part of the plan Thailog and Demona hatched together? If cloning Elisa was part of their plan, what was the purpose of it? What justification did Thailog give Demona to convince her to capture Elisaâs DNA? If cloning her were not part of their plan, why would Demona snatch a blood sample from Elisa?
Demona controlled the release, but not who the mosquito stung. She released a mosquito once when Elisa AND a few gargoyles were present. She didn't anticipate that Elisa would get bit, nor what Thailog and Sevarius would do with the DNA.
Dear Mr. Weisman,
This is Grey Wolf, I was that shy 14 year-old at the 11th Gathering. Unlike a lot of people, Iâm not a whole lot LESS shy online. Sorry. But I do tend to express myself a bit better in writing than actual speech.
I got the news that this very well might be the last Gathering of the Gargoyles, and while Iâm bummed, this did give me the push I needed to write this comment/question/appeal. Here goesâ¦
Gargoyles really struck a cord with me. I realize you get that quite often, but thatâs because itâs true. I was (okay, maybe still am) a bit of an outsider-looking-in with a feverish love for stories. Having Aspergers Syndrome (a mild Autism Spectrum Disorder), watching cartoons gave me a better understanding of body language and facial expressions which are generally exaggerated for TV. I got into Gargoyles long after its original run, but between DVDs and bouts of insomnia, I grew to love it.
Plot is an important part of storytelling, âcause without plot, thereâs no story. But more important than a good plot, are good characters. Thanks for not making me settle for one or the other : ) Obviously, the Manhattan Clan holds a special place in my heart. Hudsonâs slow adjustment to 20th century life mirrored my own reluctance for change. Broadwayâs optimism had to have touched even the hardest cynic. Brooklynâs lust for adventure and ambition hit the romantic explorer within me. Goliathâs somewhat solemn demeanor and true desire for whatâs best for the clan made him somewhat of an idealistic leader to me. Bronx, a character in his own right, was a reminder that our âprimitiveâ selves, full of loyalty and courage, should not be buried too deep. Lexingtonâs cautious curiosity was so like my own desire to interact with a world that, at the same time, was so intimidating to me. Elisaâs idealism for as a police officer and acceptance of the gargoyles made for a great hero figure for a young girl to follow. Angelaâs inability to understand just WHY everyone canât (wonât?) get along was something I shared (share).
I could go ahead and list every character from the show, but that would more or less be stalling, because I have two specific characters in mind for this post: Puck and Oberon. Yeah, I know, theyâre not actual gargoyles AND theyâre also Shakespearian characters--- yet, I wouldnât love them so much (maybe not have learned of them at all) if it werenât for Gargoyles and your characterization of them.
Puck had a sense of humor, something I had to LEARN. He was childish, antagonistic, playful, and FUN. I can only wish I had the same wit and carefree state of mind. Granted, Iâm a bit more mature than he is (thank God), but still; Puckâs pretty darn awesome.
Oberon scared the frig out of me at first. Something with THAT much power and THAT much ego went against everything I ever learned about the balance between power and responsibility. But deep down, heâs not such a bad guy; justâ¦ sort of a baby (oooh, donât tell him I said that!). His hissy fits would have been comical if they werenât so dangerous, and didnât have such dire consequences. In my meekness, maybe I envied his self-confidence.
I can forgive them their moral lapses on the basis that they seemâ¦. adolescent, almost? (Like I should talkâ¦) It seems the not-so-nice things they do are more out of impulse than malice. Intent means SOMETHING, right?
Okay, now to my point. Obie and Puck seemed pretty tight in a Midsummer Nightâs Dream, and even after the DEBACLE The Gathering Parts I and II, youâve hinted to the idea that they still care for each other.
Alright, Iâm a softie. Puckâs banishment at the hands of someone he loved (you have to feel some affection for the person you serve to be a good servant, right?) was absolutely heart wrenching! Okay, I felt a little bad for Oberon, too. He felt betrayed, and frankly, banishing his servant is gonna come back to bite him in the rear sooner or later. I cried, and MAN was I ticked it wasnât resolved (even addressed!) before the series was canceled. If ever I wanted a particular story finished, that would be it. Itâs literally been nagging me for over three years now, at LEAST. (Yay OCD...)
I asked you at the Gathering in Pigeon Forge whether Oberon would ever forgive Puck or not. I remember you smiled and said that âEver is a really long timeâ, but that he hadnât by 2198, and Iâd have to wait and see.
Iâm willing to wait and see, but the comic being canceled, and the idea that this could be the last Gathering of the Gargoyles has kinda disheartened me. Not that Iâm going to give up on hoping; nobody can get rid of me THAT easily.
The question Iâm going to ask you is: Will Puck and Oberon EVER be friends again?
I can wait âtill the Gathering in August, if you like. I can even wait longer than that for an answer, say 2015, but I really am hoping for an answer. In fact, Iâd like to hear/read/watch the story; but I realize Iâll have SERIOUS wait for THAT.
So, is it okay if I ask you at the Gathering?
By now, of course, the Gathering has come and gone, and we discussed this. And the answer hasn't changed much: Puck is still banished in 2198. But that doesn't mean that he and Oberon are at odds, per se. Beyond that...
"Harlan Phoenix writes...
So, what's Midtown High student Greg Weisman like?
I know you're kidding, but I'm not quite getting the joke."
Ah, that's fine. I was making a little gag about the minor cameo you had with your name on the Midsummer Night's Dream cast list in season 2 of Spidey. I thought it would've made a fun candidate for a Smart Ass Response.
Life is full of disappointments.