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I think you mean Robert J. Sawyer instead of Robert Silverberg there MGK, though both are fine writers.

Also: Dinosaurs in space? Coooooooooool!!!!!

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Lister Sage said on December 3rd, 2008 at 9:26 am

They really should bring back Dino-Riders.

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It’s an old concept, true, but you sell your interpretation of it very well.

I’d read it.

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MightyFlub said on December 3rd, 2008 at 9:59 am

You had me at dinosaurs in space with lasers. The rest was just frosting.

It always gets me. There are countless concepts and ideas out there that would happily fit into Legion space *and* be utterly awesome and yet the writers we get seem unable or unwilling to use any of them. Even Shooter’s run which is the best the series has been for a while is still the same old wank.

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The way you set it up, it’s a bit like the Blight.

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Oh man, this stuff is cool. Must do an elementary school art lesson from Dino-riders.

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…and one of the young dinosaurs joins the Legion, right? RIGHT???

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Man, Brockway really kicked off a “let’s think about Dino-Riders again” thing, didn’t he?

I’m all for it! Dino-Riders in all comics!

One of the dinosaurs from the Legion Era sends some tech back in time somehow, and the dinosaur robot in the Batcave comes to sinister, laser-enhanced life!

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I’d buy it. Can you just start churning these things out? Please?

We’ll call it Legion FanFics. Like Harry Potter /slash, but with a decent plot and less male nudity. I will pay you real monies.

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Every time I think you can’t possibly top yourself with one of these, you do. Awesome.

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I remember having this, and some insect-headed guy. Maybe the T-rex too, it was ohmygodsolongago.

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Lister Sage said on December 3rd, 2008 at 2:21 pm

Seriously, somone needs to bring back Dino-Riders.

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The one thing I don’t understand is how an inconceivably intelligent race couldn’t figure out how to perpetuate themselves somehow. Hell, humans pretty much understand the rudiments of actual cloning *now* – you’d have to work pretty hard to convince me than any race that smart couldn’t outthink sterility.

Still, with a little tweaking, that’d be pretty awesome.

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Man, Im so glad Im not the only person who remembers Dino-Riders was made of awesome.

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Lister Sage said on December 3rd, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Tim O’Neil: There was a Stargate SG-1 episode which dealt with the Asgards, which are a clone race, dying off because of some flaw in their DNA. The problem being they needed a pre-cloning Asgard to examine the DNA and fix the error.

VoodooBen: And don’t you forget it.

I really can’t express enough how much they should bring back Dino-Riders. Actually is Tyco out of business? Cause that might be why they haven’t had a revival.

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Wow. I was in a (an extremely geeky) store just last week and saw that very Dino-Rider T-rex.

Also, cool idea. Become more famous so DC will consider hiring you.

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“The one thing I don’t understand is how an inconceivably intelligent race couldn’t figure out how to perpetuate themselves somehow. Hell, humans pretty much understand the rudiments of actual cloning *now* – you’d have to work pretty hard to convince me than any race that smart couldn’t outthink sterility.”

I’ll take a shot. While The First Ones did prove able to clone a living being, the cloning process could not produce a First One who had a connection to The Oneness. Instead they were left with unthinking, dangerous beasts which they naturally considered abominations. Not only do you get an easy out on explaining where The Oneness orignated (not even this species smarter than Brainiac 5 could figure out how it works!), but if you want to do a story arc later on in which the Legion beats up some angry dinosaurs you’ve got potential for a planet filled with these obscene castoffs.

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Clayton wins the explain-off due to future storytelling potential. Unless someone wants to top him.

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More! More!

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Abner Cadaver said on December 3rd, 2008 at 5:20 pm

Seriously, just start writing this shit as fanfiction and I’m sure there are a dozen excellent artists who read this site that would love to illustrate it.

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Or how about this – they *did* make clones that could successfully integrated into the Oneness, but something went wrong, and all the clones were corrupt and started to corrupt the race’s purity of thought. So, they were banished – the race would never condone capital punishment! – and afterwards cloning became the biggest possible taboo in their culture, sort of similar to how computers were outlawed in the Dune books because of the Butlerian Jihad.

When they do return to earth, the first thing Brainiac 5 asks is why they didn’t simply clone themselves. The question takes the First One’s by surprise, and the humans’ willingness to clone organisms inspires an almost religious loathing on the part of the First Ones. Imagine if *we* were to encounter another race that practiced ritual cannibalism and incest as par for the course of daily life… would we be well-disposed to share our ancestral home with them?

And then, of course, there are the original, corrupt clones, insanely intelligent but unconstrained by the First One’s overriding ethical code…

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Hey man. Have you ever heard of the Doctor Who baddies The Silurians/The Sea Devils?

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Very cool. I particularly like the bit about Brainy having to deal with an entire race of people smarter than him.

Don’t get me wrong. I like Brainy, but every once in a while he needs to be cut down to size.

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The First Ones left Earth a hundred and twenty million years ago, when just about every civilization worth mentioning that still exists was in its cradle or not even alive yet. (The Oans were only starting to consider building the Manhunters at this point – that’s how old we’re talking.)

It was my impression that the GLC was older than the solar system, and if that’s not the case, I’d prefer that it be so. If you really want to be honest about time on a galactic scale, you’ve got to abandon Terracentrism.

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I was also under the impression that the Manhunters were at least 3.5 billion years old.

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Yeah…

I kinda wish this was a real comic.

I would buy the hell out of it.

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. WOW.

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They’re psychic laser dinosaurs in space.

I feel time distortion would not be beyond them.

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Halloween Jack said on August 9th, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Reminds me of an illustration I saw in some kids’ dinosaur book of what a particular bipedal species with a relatively large brain and forelimbs might look like if they’d evolved into sentience. Dunno if it was intentional, but they looked a lot like the Greys of UFO anal-probing infamy.

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I’m sorry but I don’t agree with any of this. Yes I would like Dino Riders to come back with old classic series not new one. And if they’re going to make a movie out of it. I expect it to be very good. not like they have done with new Godzilla and new ninja turtle as they have ruined it completely. Sorry but I don’t think hollywoods or anybody that got a chance to create the new series or movies because people continiously failing.

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