Paul Dini (kingofbreakfast) wrote,
Paul Dini

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Night Ramblings

A wild and windy night here in Burbank. A couple of panels from our stables have already blown loose and I thought I saw our VW sailing overhead toward Griffith Park about an hour ago. Yet, through it all, our neighbors goddamn noisy wind chimes refuse to blow down. Ah, well.

Strangeness pervades these days. There's something unnerving in the air and it isn't just my old Cabriolet. Many people have taken to stopping me on the street, accosting me in bookstores, waylaying me in movie studios or bushwacking me in restaurants. Through pinched and worried lips they ask one thing: "Paul, what is happening with Justice League Unlimited?!?" To which I respond: "Who ARE you people?"

Still, this tells me two rather disturbing things: 1. That I am much easier to visually identify than I would like to think, and 2. Lots of folks, few of them children, are obsessed with the fate of a kid's cartoon series, albeit the best one currently produced for US TV.

In general I am not qualified to speak about what may or may not be going on with JLU (that's the province of Bruce Timm, James Tucker and Dwayne MacDuffie) but because so many people keep asking me what is going on, I have provided what few answers I feel confident in giving to some of the more frequently asked questions I have received:

Q. When are the new episodes coming on?
A. I don't know.

Q. When will the Vixen action figure be out?
A. I don't know.

Q. Who is in the Supergirl episode that you wrote besides Supergirl?
A. I promised I wouldn't say, but as the working title was "Supergirl and the Legion," that should give you a clue.

Q. Will the prime-time airing of JLU be letterboxed?
A. I don't know.

Q. Will there BE prime-time airings of JLU?
A. I assume so, but as I have no divine knowledge of Cartoon Network's schedule for the coming year, I'll say I don't know.

Q. Will the Vixen figure be offered on a solo card or in the three-pack with Dr. Fate and Hawkgirl only?
A. I don't know.

Q. Is CN planning more episodes of JLU beyond this season?
A. I don't know.

Q. How about Teen Titans?
A. I don't know.

Q. Would a write-in campaign guarantee more episodes of those series?
A. I'm not sure the folks who make those decisions can read.

Q. Will there be a Krypto cross-over on JLU or vice-versa?
A. Krypto (or a version of him) was on JLU last season in the very cool "For the Man Who Has Everything" episode. As far as a JLU appearance on Krypto's show, I'd have to give that a big N-O.

Q. Will Jack and Kate ever get it on?
A. Kindly confine your questions to animation only, please.

Q. What's up with Claire's baby?
A. See above.

Q. Will there be a ten inch Vixen action figure?
A. You don't get out much, do you?

Q. How about a Huntress, Zatanna and Star Spangled Kid three-pack?
A. See above.

I hope those answers clear up a few things, most importantly, that as far as the future of JLU stands, I have no idea what's going on. I do know I plan on enjoying the show when it finally airs in the US. Hey, I'm a fan, too.

Today's Reading: "Wimbledon Green" by Seth. I read a preview of this book over the summer and was anxious to finally sit down with the whole thing this weekend. I found it a very funny and creative series of loosely-connected vignettes about the greatest comic book collector in the world, an odd little character who may or may not be someone named Wimbledon Green. On the surface Green seems to be a better-spoken, more affable, certainly wealthier version of the Simpsons Comic Book Guy...then again, he may not. Rather than give away any more I encourage you to seek out the book and give it a read for yourself. It's great fun.
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