Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blast from the Past #546: October 12, 2007: Re: TMNT Write Up

Subj: Re: TMNT Write Up
Date: Friday, October 12, 2007 10:55:52 AM
From: Peter Laird
To:   Lloyd Goldfine


Just a few notes on your notes on my notes!

     <<PL: 3.) I think one goal should be bringing "CyberShredder" into the real, physical world, so that he can interact with the real physical Turtles. And I was just hit by THIS thought: What if one of the ways he tries to do this is to hijack the body of none other than our old pal Nano (Who, if I recall correctly, is now a member of the new Justice Force)? That could be interesting... and would allow us to bring back some of those fun JF characters.>>

"LG: I hesitate to involve Nano because 1) if Shredder has “assimilated” Viral’s powers and abilities he probably doesn’t need Nano, and maybe more importantly 2) everyone HATES Nano!"

Hey, I don't hate Nano! But more to the point -- does Viral have the physical powers of Nano? I thought she was just about taking control of existing electronic gizmos, while Nano can rebuild/reconfigure/reshape anything into any new type of physical thing he desires... which I thought would be perfect for ol' Shredhead.

     << 5.) Re: the following:

"LG: Not only are Casey and April back and ready to bust some bad guy butt, but a brand new, super advanced Turtle Lair is under construction (thanks to some hi-tech know-how Donatello garnered from the future), and, of course, there are all sorts of new heavy duty Turtle vehicles gearing up to roar down the streets of NYC and give the Foot a taste of some serious Turtle firepower!>>

    "PLI am almost afraid to make this suggestion, but... what if Serling comes back in time with the Turtles? He could be a comic foil, as well as some of the techno-muscle which would allow for the above-mentioned "brand new, super advanced Turtle Lair" and new vehicles Don makes. Or, if not Serling, maybe specs and schematics for MAKING a Serling-type 'droid which Don and the Turtles could use to help them make all this new stuff."

<< LG:I’ll leave it to you to make this call. >>

Okay. Then, unless you can make a compelling enough counter-argument (i.e. that it should be the actual Serling we saw in "Fast Forward"), then I think Don should just have specs and plans which he then uses to build a Serling-type robot -- not looking or acting EXACTLY like Serling, but enough so he can be annoying when needed. This also sets up an interesting (well, at least to me) bit of recursive time-travel stuff -- did the design that Don took from the future go on to BECOME the design he would take from the future? I love that stuff.

   "PL: 6.) Just as I was about to email this to you, I got this image in my head of Hun dressed as the Shredder. For some reason, this appeals to me. Perhaps Hun decides that he could be a better Shredder than the Shredder was, and makes his own suit of armor. This might play nicely into the idea we tossed around about the "War of the Shredders"."

<<LG:  Let us mull this one over.  There might be some fun in the following:  someone is rebuilding the foot organization.  Meanwhile the Turtles learn of the CyberShredder.  They ASSUME that it’s CyberShredder that’s putting the Foot organization back together, but --SURPRISE SHOCKER!-- it’s Hun, who’s dubbed himself the new Shredder!>>

That could be cool.

-- Pete

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