[LMB] TSK - Echoes

Joel Polowin jpolowin at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 24 18:00:39 BST 2019


Damien Sullivan <phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:
> The ones who rant about Klaus have been Zola, Tarvek, Tweedle, and
> Othar.  Aristocrats and a madman.  Master Payne respects him.  Nameless
> villagers... get portrayed as suspicious and fearful, and Klaus doesn't
> seem to have invested much in public services beyond peacekeeping,

Klaus can take a joke, even enjoys a good satire at his own expense.  But
when some normal person makes a joke about him -- say, in a stage performance --
the general reaction is to hunker down then sidle away before something
like lightning hits.

> so if Wulfenbach forces show up it's because something's already wrong.
> Kind of like Gandalf in Lord of the Rings: he may be here to help but
> it's hard to be happy to see him.  (Unless you're a hobbit-child.)

See also: starship Enterprise, and the TARDIS.  At least to the
genre-savvy, and a few people in the Who-niverse seem to be getting
that awareness.

Joel


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