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Author Topic: Was the Phantom Zone inspired by "A Christmas Carol?&qu  (Read 12920 times)
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2006, 04:32:02 PM »

To correct an error in this thread, neither John or Lionel Barrymore played Scrooge in a film; you must have Reginald Owen or Alistair Sim in mind.
Lionel did a special trailer for the Reginald Owen version, hence the confusion.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2006, 09:37:28 PM »

Lionel Barrymore regularly played Scrooge on the radio.  And Michael Barrymore is playing Scrooge in the new musical stage production.

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2006, 10:03:34 PM »

Lionel Barrymore regularly played Scrooge on the radio.  And Michael Barrymore is playing Scrooge in the new musical stage production.
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2006, 11:04:38 PM »

All this is interesting stuff - proof that the Phantom Zone, as a concept, has something of a pedigree and didn't just pop out of nowhere. With Superman, it's not unusual to have variations on an idea "flicker" years and years before the famous idea, the "original formula" shows up as we know it. There was a Supergirl prior to Kara in a 1940s issue. K-Metal came before Kryptonite, and so forth.

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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2006, 12:34:03 AM »

Great post, you are like the Bizarro-Julian with your facts and your logic Wink

Sorry, JulianPerez Kiss hey someone needs to give Kurt Busiek a reason to keep posting here  Wink


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