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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2005, 08:40:18 PM »

BTW, Zazura is a Cary Bates creation.

Reference: DC Comics Presents #82, June 1985.
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2005, 10:03:23 PM »

riddle me this....

How come in the Sliver Age they had so many Human looking aliens and humanoid aliens?

Scientifically speaking, the odds of even humanoid aliens is nearly impossible if not completely impossible.

Was it that they was just coping Star Trek ?

Most 50's sci-fi films had some pretty wacky looking aliens, which ironic enough would be more likely than Star Trek style aliens.
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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2005, 10:09:25 PM »

Answer in canon:

5 million years ago: The Great Humanoid Diaspora throughout the Milky Way Galaxy begins.
Green Lantern v.3 #35 (Jan. 1993)
 
In the DCU, most if not all humanoid races throughout the galaxy are due to world seeding dating from this time and event.

Star Trek had their own answer in ST:TNG but it essentially was world seeding by a common humanoid race, too.
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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2005, 11:49:44 PM »

Numerous humanoid species throughout a universe might be explained by the concept of parallel or convergent evolution.  In reality we have no idea how common humanoids might or might not be in our universe.  Science has barely begun studying the evolution of life on this earth.  


      In the Star Trek universe there were two reasons for the prescence of so many humans & humanoids.  Several billion years ago an ancient humanoid species explores space finds nothing like themselves.  They seed many planets, with special genetic material designed to develope humanoid species.  How many planets were seeded like that?  It was never established.  Later the preservers (who may be the same species who did the earlier seeding) have spread samples of various earth human tribes/ethnicities/cultures.  If the preservers & the earlier "seeders" are the same species, that means they have monitored earth.  And most likely many other planets.  They are probably also Gary Seven's benefactors/employers.  


       Scientifically speaking when we say something is possible/impossible, we base those assumptions on current knowledge & theory.  Is there intelligent life elsewhere in our universe?  I believe there is, but i don't know.  Half the time i wonder if there is intelligent life on this earth.  If we share this universe with other intelligent life, we will no doubt be surprised by the forms that life take.  Maybe we are the only humanoids, or maybe humanoids are the most common form of intelligent life.  Currently we have no way of knowing.
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2005, 12:11:26 AM »

The fossil record is rife with convergence, parallelisms...but when you look at the anatomy, many structures betray this...icthyosaurs have many features that indicate their reptilian heritage, camels and litopterns many others (litopterns have completely different braincases and the molar teeth are not selenodont like artiodactyls like camels for example)...so, I suppose its not IMPOSSIBLE, but its pretty dang un parsimonious...

Still, I like unlikely things, that's why I liked comics when I was a kid...

But WHY does the flame dragon have an opposable thumb or the thought beast project images from a third party's view?  Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2005, 05:02:55 AM »

Quote from: "MatterEaterLad"
But WHY does the flame dragon have an opposable thumb or the thought beast project images from a third party's view?  Cheesy

I don't have an answer to either of these questions, but I do have some questions of my own regarding Thought Beasts:
1) What did Thought Beasts ever think of other than eating someone/something? Obviously, there was a least one other activity they thought about, but thankfully the Comics Code kept that "off stage". But was a Thought Beast ever shown thinking about taking a nap, or rolling in the mud, or trying to steal cable from another Beast?
2) What kind of potential prey hangs around to watch the entire show? Gives new meaning to the term "in-flight movie".
3) Did the Thought Beast "need" for the prey to see its intentions? In other words, would a Thought Beast avoid eating something that didn't or couldn't see it? This would, of course, make a Thought Beast somewhat akin to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. It would have been interesting to see someone avoid being eaten by simply closing his eyes.
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2005, 05:58:31 AM »

So what was everyone's favorite version of Krypton?

1934 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales2/adventurestrip/
1945 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales3/birthOfSuperboy/
1949 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales3/return0/
1960 Krypton: http://superman.nu/returntokrypton/srtk/
1971 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales2/goldenfolly/
1973 Krypton: http://superman.nu/origin/
1979 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales2/world/1/
1981 Krypton: http://superman.nu/tales2/chronicles/1/
1986 Krypton Earth-2: http://superman.nu/tales2/e2-origin/

More Krypton fun:

http://superman.nu/tales2/worldofkrypton.php
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2005, 03:18:43 PM »

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How come in the Sliver Age they had so many Human looking aliens and humanoid aliens?


Because those were the easiest for the artists to draw?
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