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Is there a taboo against using Nazis in cartoon shows? I know "Gargoyles" featured Nazis in one episode, but most cartoons, even when they have flashbacks set during World War II seem to do everything possible to not address the enemy as Nazis.
Take the new "Avengers" show for instance, they got rid of the Nazis in Captain America's past and replaced them with Hydra. Hydra was now conquering Europe.
Did you have trouble getting Nazis and swastikas onto MIA? And why are so many cartoons scared to say the word Nazi?
We had no particular problem that I can recall. I wasn't aware that other shows WERE having a problem with this. First I've heard of it.
I am really looking forward to Young Justice. My question is more of a personal one. Basically, how happy are you truly to be working on YJ? Yes, you're happy to have a gig again but are you really passionate about this show as you were for your past stuff? And do you feel YJ will have enough legs to get past 26 episodes? I know I can't wait to see it and I feel this has the makings of being something very special.
One final thing I want to touch on is that I want to applaud you on the script you did for Batman: The Brave and the Bold. I thought "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster!" was FANTASTIC! I really enjoyed it.
Thanks so much for all you do.
Thanks. Speedster was really the brainchild of the B&TB brain trust, James and Michael, but I was very proud to be handed the story and tried my best to do it justice. I was very pleased with how it came out. I'm glad you were too.
As for your Young Justice question... I'm resisting the temptation to find it insulting. I KNOW that wasn't your intent. (Though if you think about it, you might see why that's my knee-jerk reaction.) So, flat-out: I'm extremely enthusiastic and passionate about this series. I think we're doing great work, and I think/hope the audience will agree. There's no doubt in my mind that I could continue to do this series LONG after the corporate types decide they're through.
what is 7/100
A math question.
Recently watched "Long Way Til Morning"
And this is hopefully the first question that leads to what I hope to complete soon as a long essay on how fascinating Demona is as a character as well as her impact on her estranged clan "family".
In this we see three characters. All with relatively strong familial bonds. First we have the Father, Hudson. Then of course the rookery children Goliath and Demona.
My actual question is this:
What had to be going through Hudson's mind during all of this? I know he acknowledged the two as a mated pair, but in essence he had to save his son from his daughter. That could not have made him all too plussed.
Secondly, the dialogue in this last scene really shows how even now, they still have latent feelings of being family...
Hudson: "Give it up girl, you can't win.." Which even as a boy, first watching this I always received as a Father being parental in some way to his daughter.
Then there is Demona, who is as bananas as it gets. She, even in her tirade tips her hand. She, through raw, volatile emotion expresses she still has love for Hudson.
"I would have ended this quickly! Your pride will cost you your life!" Even though I know at this point in her life she is past redemption, I still feel that the way she exclaims these sentiments is a tell she doesn't want to HAVE to say them. She loves her rookery father. And in a way, still NEEDS him. As all grown children do once we reach adulthood. But nothing can stand in the way of her vengeance. The vengeance for her murdered family. Not even surviving FAMILY.
All too fascinating Greg, and thank you!
From watching The Gathering and other episodes with the Children of Oberon in it, and from your reveals on s8, it appears to me that the Third Race have a feudal-like system, with Oberon as the high king (more or less), and others as his subjects or vassals. I think you have said that there are various "subsets," such as the Aesir and the Egyptian gods.
Do these "subsets" or "pantheons" have any political or social reality in Third Race society? What I mean is, are they just convenient catagories for mortals to refer to this or that Child of Oberon as belonging to a mythological category, or are they actual groups who associate(d) with one another as such, who have something political, social, or cultural in common with one another?
Yes, it's a FEUDAL system. Odin reports to Oberon, but the Aesir report to Odin. And etc.
First off, really excited to see Young Justice! I've had a gaping void in my soul since JLU ended and am glad to see that one of my favorite writers/directors/creators is getting to work his magic on the DCU.
Now my question. In regards to the Young Justice series If the Green Lantern movie proves to be popular/succesful do you think you would be more inclined to include more characters from that franchise(perhaps on the team?) or give those already involved in the show more prominent roles or do you already have the future of the show mapped out to the extent that this would be a non-issue?
The movie won't have anything to do with it. Beyond that I'm not commenting.
i've heard that young justice is premiering in november. yay!! when will we find out the exact date that it's coming?
I KNOW the exact date, but I'm not allowed to tell for reasons that completely escape me. As soon as that changes, I'll let you know.
Hello. I was wondering if there were any plans to have the complete series of Gargoyles released on DVD anytime in the near future. I think it would be great if there were because I love the show. Thank you for your time.
I think it would be great too. But no plans that I know of. (You know it's not up to me, right?)
With "Requiem for a Scarlet Speedster" having now aired, I have a few questions about your involvement on it:
1. Was this an episode idea that James Tucker and/or Michael Jelenic came to you with, or did you come to them with it?
2. We know of your fandom of various heroes like Spider-Man, but what of Flash? Are you well-read on the speedster's history? And if so, what stands out as your favorite runs on the character? (Let alone WHICH Flash.)
3. In writing for another's series, how much effort do you put into tempering your own writing style so that it matches the whole show's tone?
4. Was there anything of note from your script that didn't make the final cut?
Thank you in advance for your answers. The episode was fantastic, BTW.
1. I think it was James' idea. But, yeah, in any case, James and Michael brought the idea to me. I loved it, though.
2. I do love Flash. (I love a lot of super-heroes, frankly.) I'm a big fan of Jay, Barry and Wally. I'm fairly well-versed in older stuff. Less so on the more recent stuff. I like a lot of what my buddy Cary Bates did with Barry. Gardner Fox's work on Jay was cool too. And I've always like Wally as Kid Flash. But also enjoyed some of Mike Baron's stuff when post-crisis Wally graduated to be Flash.
3. I try very hard to match the tone of any series I'm working on.
4. There was a bit from the outline (never scripted) that I really liked, where Joan serves Jay and Batman coffee in the Garrick kitchen and then leaves them alone to talk. I would have liked to have seen that. But in general, I was really THRILLED with how the episode turned out. The Death-Race episode was fun. But this one really worked for me. It's my favorite of the three B&TBs I worked on.
YJ Production Questions:
1. While Character designs were being made, did you have anything in particular you wanted to happen?
2. If you had to make another YJ show however you were forbidden to use the characters you are know, who would be in?
3. Have the voice actors met one another?
4.When will the pics on the walls at Comic-Con be scanned and online? It isn't really a spoiler anymore seeing as how us fans have spotted everything. Such as Cheshire :)
5. Who will be the characters of the team appearing in ep 1? (Not a spoiler, but a promotional statement now)
1. I... really don't know what you mean...?
2. I'm happy with the cast we chose.
4. The walls at Comic-Con?
5. Well, I'll mention those already spoiled: Mr. Freeze, Robin, Batman, Icicle Jr., Speedy, Green Arrow, Killer Frost, Aquaman, Aqualad, Captain Cold, Flash, Kid Flash, Superman, Superboy, Dubbilex, Guardian.