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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 04:28:29 PM »

Excellent call, Telle.  The Old-Timer (later his real name was revealed to be Appa Ali Apsa) impersonated the Terran, Fellman Gordon, as you said.

I found it an interesting play on names that 'Fellman Gordon' sounds close to 'Fallen Guardian'.

And, yes, Fellman Gordon is arguably Eric McLuhan as you suggested, just as Asa Esaak is Isaac Asimov.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 04:52:45 PM »

Quote from: "Captain Kal"
I found it an interesting play on names that 'Fellman Gordon' sounds close to 'Fallen Guardian'.

Gordon Fellman is a Sociology professor at Brandeis, Maggin's alma mater:

Brandeis homages litter his work.  Hudson University, Ollie Queen and Dick Grayson's alma mater, is Brandeis in disguise.
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« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2005, 04:45:46 AM »

Funny, always thought Brandeis was a women's college. Embarrassed now.

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