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Erlik movie... no, not a ytpnig error

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  • Erlik movie... no, not a ytpnig error

    Back in the 1970s I recall a news item in NEL's Science Fiction Monthly... the August issue in, I think, 1975... there was another item about George Lucas's up-coming "juvenile gang-rumble against fascist oppressors of the galaxy", The Star Wars [sic]... and it had a cover illustration of a robot whose eyes emitted heat rays by Jack Kirby... ah, no, it was July 1974! (http://www.sfcovers.net/Magazines/SFMB/SFMB_0007.jpg)

    Anyway, this news item was about Mike working on a script based on the Eternal Champion books. The protagonist's name was Erlik... or maybe Erlic.

    What went awry with that project, Mike?

    Gr.,
    Ant

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    Re: Erlic movie...

    Originally posted by Ant
    ... no, not a ytpnig error.

    Back in the 1970s I recall a news item in NEL's Science Fiction Monthly... the August issue in, I think, 1975... there was another item about George Lucas's up-coming "juvenile gang-rumble against fascist oppressors of the galaxy", The Star Wars [sic]... and it had a cover illustration of a robot whose eyes emitted heat rays by Jack Kirby...
    Ant
    A wee typo still crept in there, Ant. The artist would perhaps be Josh Kirby, but certainly not Jack.

    Meanwhile, back at the question... :)

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    • #3
      Re: Erlic movie...

      Originally posted by GuyLawley
      The artist would perhaps be Josh Kirby...
      Ouch! It certainly was. :oops: An egregious error, and strange... for I never have been a Marvel Comics fan.

      Cheers,
      Ant

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      • #4
        Re: Erlic movie...

        Originally posted by Ant
        Originally posted by GuyLawley
        The artist would perhaps be Josh Kirby...
        Ouch! It certainly was. :oops: An egregious error, and strange... for I never have been a Marvel Comics fan.

        Cheers,
        Ant
        AHHHH, but you shoud be.

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        • #5
          Re: Erlic movie...

          Originally posted by McTalbayne
          ...but you shoud be.
          These ytpnig errors are clearly infectious...

          Should I? Well, I've enjoyed the Spidey and X-Men movies, but no, I've never got into the comics themselves. Although I do remember a boyhood friend getting the first issue of Thor, sometime in the 1960s... ?

          Anyway, back to the plot...

          Mike: What did happen to the "Erlik" movie?

          mfG,
          Ant

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          • #6
            Since Mike hasn't deigned to answer, maybe Steeplechaser knows... ?

            Cheers,
            Ant

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            • #7
              erm...

              o.O I think Mike and Steeple are the same person Ant....

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              • #8
                I wrote a script for John Goldstone, who had worked on The Final Programme and was a producer of the Python films. Must have been
                around 76. I called it Stormbringer but it was basically The Eternal Champion. John failed to find financial backing for it. Jim Cawthorn had done a bunch of illustrations which went with the script.

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                • #9
                  Re: erm...

                  Originally posted by strangelonewolf
                  o.O I think Mike and Steeple are the same person Ant....
                  Um... I was being facetious...


                  Mike - Do the script and illos survive?

                  Ciao,
                  Ant

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                  • #10
                    -shrugs- 8O :?

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                    • #11
                      I think I've been proof-reading too much; I was reading 'StrangeLoneWolf' as 'Strangle One Wolf'. Blimey, I nearly called the RSPCA. Coffenwolf? :oops:

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                      • #12
                        Yes, it still exists. I have one copy. I think Jim has a copy, too. The illustrations were done in a sort of duochrome process. It starts in the present world and has what at the time was a bit of a twist. Most people could probably guess the twist end, these days.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Perdix
                          I think I've been proof-reading too much; I was reading 'StrangeLoneWolf' as 'Strangle One Wolf'. Blimey, I nearly called the RSPCA. Coffenwolf? :oops:
                          8O Now why would I want to strangle myself or my favorite animal????? o.O though yea I think you have been...or you're working too much -nods-

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                          • #14
                            "Strom-burger"? That's bound to be a reallly tough meat patty, being over a century old at time of death. :twisted:

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stromburger
                              Yes, it still exists. I have one copy. I think Jim has a copy, too. The illustrations were done in a sort of duochrome process. ...
                              I guess it's unlikely to see antemortem publication... ?

                              Gr.,
                              Ant

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