Hasslein Blog: SNEAK-PEEK... A Matter of Time: The Back to the Future Lexicon


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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

SNEAK-PEEK... A Matter of Time: The Back to the Future Lexicon

by Rich Handley

Sneak-peek time! Here's a sample entry from A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon, coming in mere weeks. This entry comes from issue #1 of Harvey Comics' Back to the Future comic book series.

Robot City: A domed station located in the Asteroid Belt of Earth’s solar system, on a large rock between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. When Verne Brown showed an interest in robotics, his father, Emmett Brown, took their family on a journey to the year 2585, to visit Robot City so that Verne could see the technology in action. Upon arrival, the Browns discovered a robotic revolution in progress against the local political leader, Governor Tannen, and the lazy human citizens who oppressed the machines. Sympathizing with the robots' plight, Verne convinced them to stop attacking humanity, and helped them overcome slavery by reprogramming them to ignore any human commands they deemed unworthy of following. Following the rebellion, the robots vowed to make Tannen and other humans exercise more and eat better, and to spend less time watching holovision.

NOTE: The android and robotic citizens of Robot City included a number of iconic characters from science fiction TV series and films, including Mecha-Kong (King Kong Escapes), R2-D2 (Star Wars), Twiki (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century), Robby (Forbidden Planet), Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Woody Allen’s robotic household butler (Sleeper), as well as a drone similar to Silent Running’s Dewey, Huey and Louie models.



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