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    Is next years convention scheduled for Phoenix too?
    Glad you had a great time and a good trip.

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    I believe it will be in Arizona next year as well. Check out Arizona Doc Con on Facebook to get more info and see photos of this years convention.

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    When I was a kid, my father told about the type of stuff he read as a kid; Doc Savage, The Phantom, The Shadow and so on. I read as many as I could find. Now we have, Dirk Pitt (horrible). Those old novels were much better.
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    Doc Savage -the Philip Jose Farmer angle

    Check out books by Farmer on Doc Savage - a google search will tell you whether you'll find his views on the character worth reading. For what it's worth I really enjoyed them - he envisages links with Tarzan.

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    I love Doc Savage. Even enjoyed (through squinted eyes) the movie, more or less.

    I had no idea there was a convention. Hm. I've been wanting to visit Arizona anyway...

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    It's funny but all Doc fans were disappointed by the movie but we all own it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wolf View Post
    It's funny but all Doc fans were disappointed by the movie but we all own it.

    That's pretty much true.

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    Doc Savage. Batman. The Spirit.

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    I don't believe we'll see another DS movie because the character isn't a "brand name" like all those comic book heroes. Doc, like most of the pulp adventure characters, has slipped from sight for far too long.

    The level of science and the general understanding of the world we live in also is in conflict with the DS style. Though it was damn good "scifi" for the time, it really isn't any more. Our world holds too few mysteries (such a loss) and that damn blue marble photo (the beautiful shot of earth from Apollo 17) is a horrible thing in my mind. That and google earth are the end of the sort of earthbound mystery and adventure the pulps were known for.

    Possibly Doc needs to populate a hyper 1930s pseudo reality like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow ... now THAT would be a lot of fun.

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