On "improving" WB's 'Artemus'

- WB script doctors Seaman & Price

On their contributions to the film's "Artemus Gordon" character: "We wrote a kooky, effete inventor who's pretty nutty and is reminiscent of the Artemus of the TV show, so I think we injected a lot of the life into that character."

definition of "effete":
(American Heritage Dictionary)
  • 1) Depleted of vitality, force, or effectiveness; exhausted.
  • 2) Marked by self-indulgence, triviality, or decadence.
  • 3) Overrefined; effeminate.
  • 4) No longer productive; infertile.

  • Read an excerpt from Seaman & Price's final draft script.