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31/10/01: The Welcome Back/Hallowe'en Special!
Planet Earth was lost
in a big, blue
explosion from the
missile! How will
it all turn out?
Well folks, that's the resolution to last time's
episode when all you gullible puny Earthlings thought that your pathetic
planet was doomed! Well, actually your pathetic planet is doomed,
but that's another story...
I heard somewhere that one of the creators (perhaps the
producer?) of the sitcom Seinfeld died in the September 11 terrorist
attacks on the WTC. Well, I don't know if that's true or not, but I'm not
going to let a bunch of suicidal terrorists prevent me from using this
cartoon which was conceived well before these tragic attacks took place.
DISCLAIMER: Seinfeld getting blown to smithereens
by a Martian missile is not intended to symbolise New York being hit by
terrorists in aeroplanes.
I also hear that several TV series in the US are rewriting certain
episodes to avoid NY and aviation -related faux-pas-es (excuse my pronunciation) that might lose them
some ratings. I just can't wait for all these "lost episodes" of our favourite
(and non-favourite) TV shows to be someday aired when the WTC tragedy is
simply another exciting historical event, like the Titanic disaster,
merely another merchandising opportunity or inflatable bouncy castle for
kids to jump all over. (Yes, there are giant inflatable semi-sunken Titanics
appearing in carnivals the world over. Of course, by the time a semi-demolished
World Trade Center with a couple of aeroplanes poking comically out of it
becomes an inflatable attraction, I will be too old and senile to bounce
up and down on it like our grandchildren will be doing...)
Ahem - anyway, the last thing you want is to hear another
opinion on that matter, so ... Welcome back to GCW! Today (Hallowe'en)
signifies one year since I penned the first episode of GCW. This new series
has a lot of surprises in store for you, including ideas that I had wayyy
back at the start of it all and which have been patiently waiting for the
plot to develop in their direction.
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