Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Teen Titans Are "Go"!

The Teen Titans airs its newest episode, entitled "Go." this Saturday, December 17th. Here's how the network describes this episode: " How did ROBIN meet STARFIRE? What was BEAST BOY's first joke? Why did CYBORG build his Sonic Cannon? When did RAVEN first call the Titans her friends? Return to the very beginning and see how it all started – from the word "GO!"

The episode is written by Writer-Producer David Slack. Having just finished writing the direct-to-video "Teen Titans: Tokyo," this is David's only script in season five.

When the series first began the animated staff steered away from an origin story. So what made them go back and do in now? I asked David that very question! Here's his answer: "After I finished writing the Direct-To-Video, there was one episode slot left in season five. [Story Editors] Rob [Hoegee] and Amy [Wolfram] were kind enough to let me come in and write that episode. We originally thought the finale for season five was going to be in three parts - but it ended up being two. So we had this set-up episode - and then decided we didn't need it. It was eventually Rob who sold us on the fact, "We should do this now." We never wanted to do it just to do it. But as Rob mentioned, this really felt right within the arc. We expanded the group of Titans and the connections between them; This new generation of heroes is being threatened. So it seemed like the perfect time to look back on how it all started."

Rob Hoegee added, "Another thing was this: All season long we slowly were pulling our characters apart. So it made total sense to have an episode where it shows them all coming together for the first time."

Look for more on "Go" later this week!

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