Yes, I must confess, it's me. It's always nice to hear that one's work is appreciated! I'll let you in on a little secret: The first draft of the "SubZero" script Randy and I wrote concluded with the cure and redemption of Mr. Freeze, just as you have suggested. I thought it packed a tremendous emotional punch, and conveyed a very positive message. Others at Warner Bros., however, felt otherwise, and we were told to revise it. Hence, it was even more disheartening to me to see the route they chose to take for Mr. Freeze in "Cold Comfort."bat313 said:Wow!!!!!!!! Theeeeeee Boyd Kirkland !!!!! Are you the real Boyd Kirkland, writter and director of many a batman episode???? Cuase if you are i'm a huge fan and it's an honor that you picked my post to help emphasize how you felt about this episode.
I mean it completey ruined what you guys had done in "SubZero" which was one of the greatest Freeze apearances ever!!!!!!! The character is excellent, and i know to have a super hero you need a super villian, but this guy deserved a break. How can batman live in a world where no villian is ever reformed???? It's dishartening and outrageous. One thing i never liked was that Batman villians are alwasy escaping, killing people, and so on. Freeze was the one great character that could have turned around, and even helped fight crime, that might be pushing it, but it woud have given batman some home that waht he does is not all for nothing. This episode is merely a sad a atempt to bring back a great villian. I mean i love seeing Mr Freeze as much as the next guy, but there is a million batman villians out there, and he if any of them, should have been the one to turn around.
And by the way, Mr Kirkland, of love watching X-men evolution, and think your are one of the best at character development!!!