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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2005, 05:54:40 PM »

I believe Laurel is using Al Schroeder III's approach of reclassifying various stories as canon or not and interpreting those that don't fit in properly.  IOW, it's basically made-up interpretations with no actual canon book support.

No actual books state Krypton stories really took place on Daxam or vice versa.  It's not even in a lettercol response.
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2005, 01:15:37 AM »

*sob*  you hurt my feelings!!!!!!

but really, it's what my history book from my Legion classes say. :yup:
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2005, 03:33:07 AM »

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*sob*  you hurt my feelings!!!!!!

but really, it's what my history book from my Legion classes say. :yup:


Sorry, Laurel -- perhaps the facts got muddled during the last 1,000 years.  Maybe you should read Professor Kristen Wells' books from the 29th Century -- she seems to be a reliable source on Superman lore, though it appears Kristen spent more time MAKING history than actually recording it back in the 20th Century.   :wink:

Good luck at the Academy, but beware of snipers with kryptonite bullets and Manhunter impersonators!   :shock:
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2005, 12:36:24 PM »

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The easiest way to explain this was that Krypton did have a LIMITED space program.

Put weather control  satleites in orbit and colonize the moon of Weightor(added benifit of having a place to exile criminals).    Those rockets were designed to stay close to Krypton and used some form of energy collection panel(Solar Sailer from Tron comes to mind)

Now then, what Jor-El was probably testing was a new engine that could make the trip to Earth which means an FTL drive and a self-contained power source.


Except some of the tests Jor-El did make no sence in this regard. For example Krypto's rocket is knock out of orbit but if Krypto was only in orbit then what pray tell was Jor-El testing? And this was in Action #500 (1979) while DC was putting out digests with older stories like the one about Jimmy and the magic stick.
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2005, 04:27:57 PM »

Krypton's space program ended after Jax-Ur destroyed Weg-Thor.  that was when the science council made all space travel illegal.  Jor-El had to operate in secret.  As a member of the science council, he had little spare time.  He was lucky to be able to create the two prototype rockets (Kal's, 7 Krypto's) that he did create.
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2005, 06:11:32 PM »

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The easiest way to explain this was that Krypton did have a LIMITED space program.

Put weather control  satleites in orbit and colonize the moon of Weightor(added benifit of having a place to exile criminals).    Those rockets were designed to stay close to Krypton and used some form of energy collection panel(Solar Sailer from Tron comes to mind)

Now then, what Jor-El was probably testing was a new engine that could make the trip to Earth which means an FTL drive and a self-contained power source.


Except some of the tests Jor-El did make no sence in this regard. For example Krypto's rocket is knock out of orbit but if Krypto was only in orbit then what pray tell was Jor-El testing? And this was in Action #500 (1979) while DC was putting out digests with older stories like the one about Jimmy and the magic stick.


An engine that doesn't require solar collectors or anti-grav.  A fusion reactor powered rocket maybe.  He would want to reclaim the rocket and get readings on the engine, wouldn't he?
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2005, 07:02:42 PM »

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Quote from: "ShinDangaioh"
The easiest way to explain this was that Krypton did have a LIMITED space program.

Put weather control  satleites in orbit and colonize the moon of Weightor(added benifit of having a place to exile criminals).    Those rockets were designed to stay close to Krypton and used some form of energy collection panel(Solar Sailer from Tron comes to mind)

Now then, what Jor-El was probably testing was a new engine that could make the trip to Earth which means an FTL drive and a self-contained power source.


Except some of the tests Jor-El did make no sence in this regard. For example Krypto's rocket is knock out of orbit but if Krypto was only in orbit then what pray tell was Jor-El testing? And this was in Action #500 (1979) while DC was putting out digests with older stories like the one about Jimmy and the magic stick.


An engine that doesn't require solar collectors or anti-grav.  A fusion reactor powered rocket maybe.  He would want to reclaim the rocket and get readings on the engine, wouldn't he?


But according to other sources Jor-El woudl already have access to such knowledge.  The sister planet who was to visit them in a year and so on. Things just didn't make sense.
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2005, 07:47:53 PM »

You have to remember the planet was destroyed, so the history we get is best piece meal type. We know some space travel happened and at one point they even placed criminals in low orbit to serve sentences, then space travel was banned, and the Jor-el is working on it again. So somethings had to change from point A to point B to point C. but since all recors were lost it can only be pieced together as information turned up. all history is like that, not every bit survives thru the ages, example we know C Clombus discovered the new world (altho the people living there didn't know they were lost) but we don't know who made his hat, Minor point but an example. So it just makes sense to accpet something changed and the record of those changes is lost to explosion.
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