Dave Galanter
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Subj: Re: Did the Dr Meet Superman Special really happen then?
Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 at 01:32:38 pm EDT (Viewed 46 times)
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The Dr though is used to having to deal with major league threats, so wouldn't bit those type of villains be right into his comfort zone?


Those type of villain yes, I said as much, the Star Trek Universe is similar they too will meet super-beings and pseudo-gods and have to deal with them. But that's an example of fitting a villain to meet the level the given genre is set at - you absolutely could have the Enterprise or the Tardis slip into Jack Kirby's Fourth World and have a story or two there. But if you shift the narrative to introduce Orion... it starts to fall apart very quickly. Orion is a one-man army, he does not need the Enterprise or its crew. The story therefore is shifted to him.

And that;s the problem with having a superman like The Ghost operating in the Doctor Who world: you wouldn't need the Doctor to stop a Sycorax invasion - The Ghost would do it. The Daleks have a scheme for hollowing out earth's core? No match for The Ghost. The Silurians are up to mischief again?? Forget it. A Daemon is awakening in Devil's End and threatening to end the World? Well he'll be taking a sore butt home once The Ghost gets through with him...

It's a different genre The Ghost belongs in, and it is one that the Doctor Who/Star Trek universes is largely incompatable with.



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