Mr. Adventure wrote:
Nerys Myk wrote:
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.