The Legend

This cave painting appears to be the first depiction of six immortal men whose immortality stemmed from this incident.The central figure has been known as a savage, a bloodthirsty conqueror, and a killer of his brother men. The other five men are the focus here, the two curious bystanders more so than the fleeing three men. You may be able to identify these men when I say that the three men from the other tribe were all rather short. One had a shaven head due to a ritual whose origins are lost in time, another was balding but with large tufts of hair on either side of his head, the last had a haircut that would one day be called the bowl haircut, also probably some ritualized style. Of course this information comes from other sources and cannot be seen from the cave painting. The two particular cavemen who are the subject of this group were ne'er-do-well's, probably low on the pecking order of their tribes and fairly inept at tool making or hunting. If it had not been for the falling meteorite that imbued them with immortality, they probably would have lived short violent lives. As Immortals they carried out this pattern of their lives. The pair was represented by numerous actors retelling their stories and jokes: Mutt and Jeff, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello. But the originals were actually Ollu and Buzsla.
Dennis Power-ImmortalBefuddled at the Wold-Newton site

Unbeknownst to the active participants in the foreground, there were also four persons in the area nearby otherwise occupied. There was the tribe's chief Shaman, The Wizard of Ugghh (W. C. Fields), the number 2 Shaman at this time tied up on the ground and being readied for sacrifice, Old Tumnus (Buster Keaton) and the latter Shaman's daughter and granddaughter, Cedar and Willow. Quite by accident these people were also passively granted Immortality. The two women were known to wander into and out of Ollu and Buzsla's lives throughout the ages and they were represented in later times by such actresses as Thelma Todd, Hillary Brooke, Christine MacIntyre, Leslie Easterbrook and Bobbi Shaw for the large and imposing woman Cedar; and ZaSu Pitts, Betty Grable, Jean Harlow, Vera-Ellen, Dorothy Provine and Teri Copley as the slighter and slightly forlorn woman Willow. On the Flintstones, Willow was represented as Wilma, and the women were joined by another Immortal (actually the daughter of Hercules, it was said), the darker-haired Beech, Betty Rubble on the Flintstones, most notably shown on films as Clara Bow and in cartoons as Betty Boop. The Wizard of Ugghh was created by Joe Kubert for Tor comics. The characters of Old Tumnus (Tunka), Cedar, Willow and Beech are all the sole property of Dale A. Drinnon

Friday, October 25, 2013

More Night Stalkers

Many viewers are not aware that the investigations started by Karl Kolchak
 eventually developed into the X-Files...


The Night Stalker type of adventures continue throughout the 1980s and involve Seabird, The Brunette Squad and Doctor Hooters, all of them in adjoining but separate series. Seabird in this  is the equivalent of the Nico Robin equivalent character who timetravels with the cyborg. The code name "Seabird" is specifically the one used by the character from the 1980s in this situation and as a member of the Society for Investigations and as an associate of Doctor Hooters. The base time for Doctor Hooters is also essentially the span of the 1980s and the Society for Investigations can be seen as a branch of UNIT operating in the 1980s (It is actually an alternate reality from the regular Dr Who universe and shuts down in 1991. During part of this timespan approximately 1984-1988 the main action focuses on an altered quantum universe from our universe where several Dr Who episodes take place and it is different from both our regular universe and the regular Dr Who universe. The existence of this alternate universe is undone as the result of one of the stories in it.).
 Seabird and Nico Robin
Seabird's solo advetures at this time are as a Psychic Detective and Occult Troubleshooter.
She has a Clairvoyant "Sixth Sense" that also acts as a "Danger Sense" and she is prone to hunches. The Psychic powers are written up as per the "Conspiracy X" Role-Playing Game.

Seabird, Time-traveler and Reality-surfer

During part of the action, the members of the Brunette Squad were paramilitaries, and during part of the action Seabird and Dr Hooters wore pink bodysuits as their uniforms which marks them when they turn up in other times and places. The pink suits are variations on one of the Challengers of the Unknown uniforms at the time the Challengers were associated wih Chickie (="Corrina") and they are a modification of the standard Doll Squad outfits black bodysuits the Doll Squad units wore as CIA Black Ops in the later 1970s specifically, and the regular Brunette Squad wore the Doll Squad suits. These outfits were in turn similar to, but slightly modified from SHIELD uniforms. 

Below the basic members of the Brunette Squad: Seabird far Left and  The Brigadier at Far Right. The Brigadier is their leader. At 5'8", Sieabird is a typical member of the Brunette Squad 
The tallest member is India (center) and she is over 6 feet tall.

The Society for Investigations was I particular concerned with the activity of Ultraterrestrials, trans-dimensional beings that can assume any form &therefore adapt themselves to human expectations.
The Ultraterrestrials frequently take the forms of creatures out of Mythology and "Monsters" of popular culture, hence the "Night Stalker" reference above.
One of the agents given the task of dealing with the agents directly is Sainted Sylvia, a daughter of Captain James T.Kirk while he was shipwrecked during time travelling for many years, She deals with Ultraterrestrials which manifest as traditional demons and vampires and she is the local Vampire-slayer. She has had to travel to the Utraterrestrial's native dimension on occasion and she wears one of the Skull's Blood rings, which she mistakenly believes to have been Dracula's ring.

Seabird (in her "Mystery Machine" van) along with Sainted Sylvia.

Doctor Hooters at this time goes the HPB + HPL route, dealing with a past approximating Madame Blavatsky's system of Thesophy and including H P Lovecraft horrors in the geological ages of Earth's past. So she covers a lot of ground in Time-travelling as well as having a "Hometime" set of adventures where she does not travel much in time but stays in one time and fights monsters and alien invaders  of a wide variety (Something like the defunct TV show Outer Limits)

Doctor Hooters and Lady Penelope Sheffield,
Dr Hooters. Two of her typical outfits are the "French Maid" outfit and the "Fox Hunter" outfit with a top hat. She is wearing the top hat below, other pictures show the red coat that goes with the outfit

Lady Penelope Sheffield as Dr Hooter's "Watson" in this set of adventures. LadyPenelope Sheffield is an offshoot of the other Penelopes discussed in an earlier blog entry:
As in the other characters here, her main period of activity was in the 1980s

Doctor Hooters also has her stories pairing with Former Zombie "Trash"
 and with Rocker-1 in this period.

And there are a couple of extended Atlantis/Atltech   stories
And with her co-"Eve" Jasmine, Last Princess of Atlantis, an ongoing series
Doctor Hooters is also accompanied by her aide, Nurse Barbara (Nurse Babs)

And there was a maxi-series featuring Woman of Mystery Stevie and Brigid The Warrior Goddess Ninja along with Doctor Hooters that connected up to another trans-dimensional epic that ended up erasing their "Home" dimension and at least two others.



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