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panix04
01-05-2007, 06:54 AM
I just can't find enough info to write profile's for the characters for land of the giants. I used to watch it on a Sunday morning as a kid but all i can remember is that the giant's were really big! I don't want to omit them because land of the giants was a bigger hot than star trek in its day, so it would be a shame not to include them in my mod.

djthefunkchris
01-05-2007, 07:13 AM
I don't want to omit them because land of the giants was a bigger hot than star trek in its day,

Blasphomy!!!

Carter
01-05-2007, 07:22 AM
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panix04
01-05-2007, 07:24 AM
don't forget that Star Trek flopped at 1st, it wasn't till after the show got dropped in it's 3rd series that it began to gain popularity through re-runs!

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 08:31 AM
Who are you using just those on the Spindrift or are you also using others who appeared like the one Larry Hagman played (giants too?).

panix04
01-05-2007, 08:42 AM
at the moment i have:

Steve Burton
Mark Wilson
Barry Lockridge
DAn Erikson
Valerie ames scott
betty ann hamilton
and Alexander B Fitzhugh

they all have one or two sentence preofiles at the moment 'borrowed, from there minipage on the BBC website. I will quite happily add any characters you can suggest as long as i can find a photo for them.

Incidentally, reading about all these cult sci-fi shows some of them sound really good! :)

Blasphemywebleed
01-05-2007, 09:26 AM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062578/

thats a profile on land of the giants, there are some pics from the series and also photos of the actors. I cant tell how good they are as i'm at work and the internets kind of dodgy today and not loading pictures.

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 09:39 AM
How are these Panix?

Steve Burton - Captain Steve Burton is pilot of the Spindrift and de facto leader of the group. He takes his responsibilty to his passengers very seriously and has frequently risked his life when the others are in danger. A practical man, his rational concerns often put him at loggerheads with some of his more headstrong companions.

Mark Wilson - Mark grew up with no money, but enough determination and intelligence to get through Cal-Tech and MIT, eventually becoming designer and consultant of space technology. He was Chairman of the Board of 17 companies before the age of 30 and was maknig trip to London to seal yet another multi-million dollar deal when the Spnidrift was transported to the "Land of the Giants". Not used to taking orders, he and Steve had their share of clashes, which sometimes escalated into full-blown fights but they were both fighting for what they felt was a greater good: getting all of them home safely.

Barry Lockridge - 11 1/2 year old Barry was on his way to stay with cousins in London after the sudden death of his parents. Always accompanied by his faithful dog, Chipper, Barry's curiousity and trustful nature have smoetimes led hmi into trouble. He has always looked past Cmdr Fitzhugh's faults and saw a very close friend, a relationship that they have maintained through thick and thin.

Dan Erikson - Flight Officer Dan Erikson is Steve's best friend and co-pilot. As the level headed one of the group, Dan often found hmiself playnig moderator between Steve and Mark. Dan is an extremely unflappable man, a trait which has frequently been put to the test by the abntics of Fitzhugh.

Valerie Ames Scott - Unlike Mark, Valerie grew up with plenty of money, being an heiress to a vast fortune. That wealth has proved of little use in her current situation but she has adapted far beynod the expectations of any of her companions. Often the centre of the action, her impulsive ad sometimes selfish actions may be a throwback to her wealthy past.

Betty Ann Hamilton - Betty is the stewardess onboard the Spindrift, a role she shows no sign of abandoning even now. Cook, nurse and general mother to the group, her abilities are often underestimated and underappreciated by the others. As an eternal optimist, she is able to keep the spirits of the others high even when things seem to be at their worst.

Alexander B Fitzhugh - "Commander" Fitzhugh is the group's resident thief and con man. He had just stolen $1 million and was escaping to London on the ill-fated flight aboard the Spindrift. Not exactly a man of action, he is more likely to hide behind one of the girls or shrink into a corner than fight to save anyone but himself. However over time he has developed a strong bond with Barry Lockridge and his care for him has at times led him to go against his own instnict for self preservation.

panix04
01-05-2007, 09:43 AM
superb work Flamebrain, did you copy that from somewhere? or did you write them yourself? If there are any important characters i have missed (or if there were any regular/notable giants) please let me know so i can expand on it.

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 09:45 AM
Half and half :) Only one I can think of is Inspector Kobek he was the recurring Giant that kept trying to catch them. Don't know if there would be a good enough pic of him though.

panix04
01-05-2007, 09:52 AM
Half and half :) Only one I can think of is Inspector Kobek he was the recurring Giant that kept trying to catch them. Don't know if there would be a good enough pic of him though.

I have a dodgy looking black and white one of him which im quite happy to use if you could come up with a profile for him.

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 10:04 AM
Cool, cool. I even found out how to spell his name! :)

Inspector Kobrick - Inspector Kobrick of the SID (Special Investigations Department) was charged with the task of tracking down and capturing the "little people". A stern professional, he developed a grudging respect for his adverseries through their displays of ingenuity and selfless compassion though he would never let his admiration stand in the way of duty. Kobrick expects the best of those around him and is not one to suffer fools gladly. He is convinced that the Sipndrift Seven are mere scouts for an army intent on invading his world a beleif that has allowed them to escape his clutches in the past.

panix04
01-05-2007, 10:11 AM
cheers for that flamebrain. Now that fed has a 7/1 face to heel ratio rather than the 7/0 it had before! I might put a couple of generic giants in there as a tag team just to even it up a little.

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 10:13 AM
You could always go with an Irwin Allen fed and lump in Lost in Space, Time Tunnel and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea but then it wouldn't really do much to redress the face/heel balance. But think of a Fitzhugh/Dr Smith tag team! :)

panix04
01-05-2007, 10:20 AM
i have put in lost in space as a seperate fed, again there was a shortage of heels (aside from Dr Smith) i put a couple of generic aliens in there (managed to find a couple used in the show) to balance it out a bit. I might have Fitzhugh as a heel. I seem to remember he was quite cowardly. I never saw time tunnel or voyage to the bottom of the sea. I used to watch The Invader's though.

flamebrain
01-05-2007, 10:25 AM
Flashback to the Invaders! I haven't seen that in an age, I loved how they died :)