And copied from the show notes, some follow-up questions with Dan Jurgens thieved from the boards:
Panel Discussions: Will we ever see the Black Beetle arc finished? Will we learn the identity of Rip's mom? Will you keep Rani?
Dan Jurgens: Yes to the first and third questions, while the second is more likely to stay a mystery!
PD: In 52 it was stated that Rip Hunter is the foremost expert on time travel and has security in place to ensure that no one can tamper with or steal his equipment. You have shown further security measures being in place in Brave and the Bold #23. That being the case, how were Black Beetle and later the other Time Stealers Despero and Degaton, able to break into Rips' lab? Despero and Degaton even seemed shocked to see Rips' as advance as he is. Did they think his expertise was exaggerated?
DJ: It's safe to say that Rip's lab is generally impervious to be people of normal means. For time travelers, it's a bit of a different story.
Remember that Degaton and Despero were taken out of the past-- seeing equipment from a variety of eras would be a surprise, no matter how competent they thought Rip was. Remember also that they were likely sent there by the Black Beetle, rather than simply following their own agenda.
PD: I believe you once said that you didn't reveal everything about Booster's past as you prefer to leave some of it a mystery for future stories. In the first series I got the impression that there was more to Boosters' athletic past then we were being told. Particularly in a scene where Boosters' training on a pommel horse, and later in little touches of his fighting style in the art when he's not in a powered suit. Does his training exceed further than what's generally implied (which is usually just football training)? Does he have an unexplored background in things like gymnastics and self defense?
DJ: There's some truth to that, yes. But I think it's also safe to say that a few hundred years from now, college students in general and athletes in particular will be better conditioned. 25 years ago, universities didn't have training facilities nearly as grandiose as they do now. It's part of a continuum.
And, yes, Michael Carter had an interest in pursuing those athletic and fighting disciplines before he ever became Booster.