We started out with a pilot that had Vikings attacking a Scotish castle in the year 994 and then after the fact discovered that such an event was historically accurate.
After that we made an effort. We did research into both history and mythology (of multiple cultures). I already had an extensive background in Shakespeare (and a number of other random disciplines).
And we planned ahead. A whole bunch or us. Myself, Frank Paur, Michael Reaves, Brynne Chandler Reaves, Cary Bates, Gary Sperling, Lydia Marano... etc [members of the Gargoyles
Personally, I had some long term plans. I was just careful about laying groundwork.
I spent years working in comics which was good training for the kind of episodically serialized tapestry that we
were creating. (I've also been watching All My Children on and off for nearly thirty years, which didn't
hurt.) Hill Street Blues was a big influence too.
And mostly, the stuff just wrote itself. I don't want to make it sound easy. But I had a definite sense that the Gargoyles Universe existed somewhere and that my job was to tap into it and discover what happened. Sometimes things just seemed right.
Nothing in my professional life, before or since, has ever given me as much pleasure.
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