In Episode 18 of the Six-Gun Justice Podcast, join Paul and Rich as they mount up on their horses Whirlwind and Hurricane and ride out with Zorro to battle injustice wherever it be found...
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I think the way to look at McCully's Zorro story is to see them as individual legends or myths about the character. The setting, character personalities and other basic premises remain consistent, but continuity between the stories becomes less important. To use a non-Western example--this is film director George Miller's outlook for the Mad Max/Road Warrior films he directs. The character and the setting of the films remain the same, but plot continuity between the films isn't considered an issue. Zorro can work the same way.ReplyDelete
It's a valid point of view, Tim, and a healthy one. This is supposed to be fun not some anal retentive process of making fictional realities fit together. It can't be done. Enjoy them for what each brings to the table. Dracula is a great example of this...ReplyDelete
The Lone Ranger radio series is another example. In 1943, there were intermittent episodes in which the Ranger met with various historical personalities (including the most epic team-up of all time--the Lone Ranger & Teddy Roosevelt). Most of these episodes fit just fine in the time frame of the traditional Wild West. But they did one in which--with explanation--the Ranger teams up with a young Kit Carson in 1926. Looking at the Ranger as a legendary figure without worrying about continuity makes this work just fine.ReplyDelete
That should have read "But they did one in which--with no explanation--the Ranger Teams up with a young Kit Carson in 1826." Sorry about that.ReplyDelete