Feb 11

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Wendy Comments: Rascal Scooter … in space!

Published 1984

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.38 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Annals of the Time Patrol”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    And to think they laughed at Sir Clive Sinclair!

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    Can we get a Sir Mixalot tag for that space-scooter?

  3. Tat Wood Says:

    Still, fair play; he picked a dolphin that went with his ensemble rather than a red seahorse. The Genghis Khan wannabe did the same when stealing a wooden horse from the same merrie-go-round.

    If they do a TV series, this has to be the theme (esp. from 4.45 on)

  4. fred Says:

    I don’t think the Time Patrol quite grasps the purpose of a windshield.

  5. Bibliomancer Says:

    Senile Captain Time Patrol daydreams about his plus-sized Muslim girlfriend.

  6. Raoul Says:

    @Bibliomancer – Looks more like the girlfriend is normal-sized with a head three sizes too small.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Traveling through time just makes one so god-damned bemused.

  8. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Dad’s cardigan just doesn’t go with the Nebuchadnezzar beard-and-turban. Worst Hallowe’en costume in all of time.

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “When I was your age, we didn’t have those fancy time armbands, we had to drive around in time on Tempo-Vespas!”

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Laugh if you want to, but a gel Vespa is the best thing in the world for hemorrhoids.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Ah yes, I recognized this instantly, as it’s on the shelves here at Chez XN.

    As we see too often here, the content is better than the cover. There are flying scooter things, but they’re big enough for 2-3 people to ride and the windshields are. And our hero has an outward appearance of being a strapping chap of about 30, not someone who needs a Rascal because he’s had a stroke. The men are Very Manly Indeed.

    The rest of the characters are more or less in the book as depicted in the short stories and novelettes collected here. Apparently Walotsky didn’t feel up to illustrating the most striking image in the book — the waterfall at Gibraltar as the Mediterranean refilled 5 million years ago. Which has apparently been disproven since the stories were written, but it’s still a lovely sensawunda setting.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    At first I thought it was Anals of the Time Patrol, sequel to In the Moons of Borea.


  13. Ray P Says:

    Casey Kasem keeps his feet on the pedals and keeps reaching for the stars.

  14. Noel Says:

    I remember this from Quadrophenia. Especially the Mods vs. Mongol hordes scenes.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    I can’t help thinking of this

  16. Emster Says:

    To the Tune of Macklemore & Lewis’ Downtown:

    Downtime, downtime
    Downtime, downtiiiiiiime!
    He’s from a diff’rent time and place
    With a kinda smug look on his face
    On his space moped he can give chase
    Let’s see if that horse can keep paaaaace!

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