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Old September 27 2008, 11:09 PM   #64
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Re: "Planet of the Titans" Revisited

From The Art of Ralph McQuarrie

Organic Machine concept sketch.
They were talking about a great powerful brain in this huge machine which was guided by organic matter. I gave the machine arms and eyeballs on stalks. You can see a man working on a console controlling it in the foreground to establish scale.
No clue how this fits into the story....maybe Titans tech?

What struck me a moment ago (duh) is why "Titans" was selected as the name... since it was the Titan named Prometheus who brought fire to mankind. I'd gotten so rusty on my Greek Mythology that I had to have a dose of the metaphorical oil can to get the gears turning on that.
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Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones."
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