So, he’s raised by aliens on another world then?
An interesting premise which could produce a fascinating study of culture vs. genetics…
…but until that novel arrives, we’ll have to settle for the likes of Balzan.
@ Rachel J: given that the Trek offering, by the woman who brought us Lamb Chop, was itself the Salem Witch-Hunts in space (unless I’ve got it muddled up with a different one) that raises all sorts of rights issues as well as resolving Patrick Allen playing not-Tarzan-at-all with dinosaurs.
@ Lulu – agreed, there is something whacky about that dino.
His tail seems to have been filled with helium. His “wings” look way to bulbous and heavy for anything but battering his own body. He has these oddly shaped claws, almost like a chameleon AND he is supporting his entire MASS on one weak looking claw/hoof/foot!! He looks more like a badly drawn symbol from some obscure middle eastern beer company than an alien.
Oh Balzan, my Balzan!!
Writer: “How do we steal the name of Tarzan and make it even manlier? What do guys like?”
Publisher: “Bars? Cars? Wars?”
Writer: “hmmm, Barzan? Carzan? Warzan? All good but it needs more (grabs groin) macheesmo…….BALLS!!! BALZAN!! Thats it!!”
Publisher: “I can almost hear the money piling in, genius!! (also grabs groin laughing maniacally)
@Dead Stuff, #4: He is indeed. Balzan has the Power of Golf Balls. One of which can be seen dropping from his left hand, so perhaps he’s a bit rubbish at being Balzan, but who cares? The Cat People have his back.
“The Lights of Zetar.” Hmmmmmmm . . . . I know I get hung up on this stuff, and duly flagellate myself for it, periodically, but—if Zetar is a “mountain of light” how can it have “lights”? Isn’t that like saying “the oceans of the Atlantic ocean”?
Clearly the suffix -zan means something. Tarzan, Balzan, … The evidence suggests little clothing and muscles. I must add a character to my next book – Bruce-zan, Carl-zan, Fred-zan, makes all the difference. No?