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Old August 25 2013, 11:07 PM   #50
Greg Cox
Location: Oxford, PA
Re: John Christopher a Regular?

Mr. Adventure wrote: View Post
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What "fresh" perspective could a man from the 20th Century bring to a show about/set in the future?
Worked for Buck Rogers and Farscape.
One of the cool things about such characters is that aren't blase about the futuristic/alien wonders that the other characters may take for granted. In that sense, they're like audience surrogates in that they can voice the excitement and/or confusion the audience may be experiencing.

They can also keep things down-to-earth by adding a refreshing note of irreverence to the proceedings. "Keep back or I'm going to shoot you with, er, little glowing balls of light?"

That kinda thing.

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