REVIEW: End of Month Reviews #71 - November 2009 [spoilers]

Andrew Perron pwerdna at
Fri Dec 11 19:40:16 PST 2009

On Fri, 11 Dec 2009 23:25:39 +0000 (UTC), Scott Eiler wrote:

> On Dec 11, 2:27 pm, dvan... at (Dave Van Domelen) wrote:
>> In article <2f0fb7c9-fcff-4a71-b557-0373d7186... at>,
>> Andrew Perron  <pwer... at> wrote:
>>>Oh yes.  I love, love, *love* shared universes.  I honestly don't know
>>>why they seem to be limited to comic books and licensed properties.
> Cinema cartoons are mostly shared universes too.  Bugs Bunny / Road
> Runner, Mickey Mouse / Donald Duck, and Hanna Barbera Laff-A-Lympics
> come to mind.

I suppose Looney Tunes and early Disney and such are the closest, ya.  I
was thinking more of ongoing stories in shared universes, though.

> Lots of science fiction series are "licensed properties", just because
> that's the main contractual way for a group of writers to share a
> universe.

Indeed they are!  ...nothin' to see here.

>>      Additionally, every so often two shows that aren't directly based on one
>> another will have a crossover, like when Martial Law and Early Edition had a
>> two-part story that started in one show and ended in the other.
> That, not a spinoff, is what I call a shared universe.

Not much sharing going on, tho.

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, hrm.

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