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Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

by LuluBates April 22, 2001
The Jose Malina Interview

Hello, Dark Angel fans -- it is I, Lulu Bates, bringing to you a kind of dated interview with Jose Molina, a staff writer on Dark Angel. The reason it is kind of dated is because Mr. Molina could not train his typing monkeys to churn out episodes quickly enough and it took him a while to get back to me. So it's his fault, but we still love him for doing this at all.

Below is his official bio from the Fox website, just for your personal edification:

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jose Molina graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor's Degree in English. He came to Hollywood when he won the Television Academy's screenwriting internship, which placed him in the midst of the writing staff of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. After his internship, Jose lived in the assistant world for several years, working at Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox on such projects as The Iron Giant ["I love that movie, so he's okay in my book so far" -- Sars], Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. His first produced credit was on the short-lived ABC drama Strange World. A self-described "sci-fi geek" and a long-time fan of James Cameron's work, Jose was thrilled to get his first full-time writing job on Dark Angel.

And, look, he has his own IMDB entry!

And, finally, the interview; so any grammatical errors are entirely the fault of whoever was typing at the time. ["I've got your backs, hon." -- Sars] And feel free to insert your own pithy rejoinders to his answers, because I was too nice to be a smart-ass to someone who agreed to let me interview them.

Mighty Big TV: Feline DNA?
Jose Molina: Yup.

MBTV: No, really -- feline DNA?
JM: Yup.

MBTV: Was making Jessica Alba "in heat" just a lame attempt to reel in the pubescent horndog Nielsen family members who need more reasons to tune in every Tuesday night?
JM: Yup.

MBTV: Or did you really want to emphasize the sci-fi aspect of the show?
JM: That was definitely part of it. I mean, the girl's part cat. There are a lot of cool things you can do with that. I'm thinking of an upcoming story line where she can't resist a dangling piece of string on Logan's sweater. She pounces on it, the sweater unravels, and wackiness ensues.

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