History Franchise / DocSavage

6th May '17 11:46:06 AM Kalaong
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''Doc Savage'' has also had a RadioDrama, more than one ComicBook series, and [[Film/DocSavage a rather campy movie in 1975]]. He was [[ProtoSuperhero a big influence]] on later pulp and comic book superheroes, including Franchise/{{Superman}} (who borrowed, among other things, Doc's Arctic Fortress of Solitude), Franchise/{{Batman}} (who took on the renaissance man traits and the utility belt), Franchise/IndianaJones (Savage was a major influence on the archetype of the adventurous globe-trotting pulp hero) and maybe even the ComicBook/FantasticFour (go [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/48/ here]] for more information). A new movie is being prepped by Shane Black of ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' fame, with Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as the titular Man of Bronze.

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''Doc Savage'' has also had a RadioDrama, more than one ComicBook series, and [[Film/DocSavage a rather campy movie in 1975]]. He was [[ProtoSuperhero a big influence]] on later pulp and comic book superheroes, including Franchise/{{Superman}} (who borrowed, among other things, Doc's Arctic Fortress of Solitude), Franchise/{{Batman}} (who took on the renaissance man traits and the utility belt), Franchise/IndianaJones (Savage was a major influence on the archetype of the adventurous globe-trotting pulp hero) and maybe even the ComicBook/FantasticFour (go [[http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/48/ here]] for more information). A new movie is being prepped by Shane Black of ''Film/LethalWeapon'' and ''Film/IronMan3'' fame, with Wrestling/DwayneJohnson as the titular Man of Bronze.
Bronze, who is thrilled at the opportunity to play [[https://www.instagram.com/p/BGCDhYSoh0x/ "A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!"]]
28th Apr '17 11:08:45 PM foxley
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* ChuteSabotage: At the end of ''The Laugh of Death'', the BigBad tries to escape a fight on an airplane by jumping out with a parachute on his back. Doc's assistant Monk plunges a knife into the parachute pack as the villain is jumping, then innocently notes that the man's parachute didn't open.
12th Mar '17 8:31:31 PM Game_Fan
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* {{Lobotomy}}: In early stories, criminals captured by Doc received "a delicate brain operation" to cure their criminal tendencies. The criminals returned to society fully productive and unaware of their criminal past.

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* {{Lobotomy}}: In early stories, criminals captured by Doc received A common interpretation of what is done at Doc's Crime College but we never get the details beyond it being "a delicate brain operation" to cure their which cures criminal tendencies. The criminals returned to society tendencies and erases memories. Certainly its not an actual lobotomy as the subjects are fully productive functional afterward and unaware of with their criminal past.new skills are mentioned at one point as being in high demand.
12th Mar '17 8:24:13 PM Game_Fan
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* ShownTheirWork: In a relatively recent novel, Doc and his companions are chasing the villain through a plantation Doc owns, and the villain sets the crops alight so Doc will have to let him get away. Doc has his men keep going, and stays with them. It's a sugar plantation; sugar cane has no specific "ripe" period, and burning the cane is the first step in harvesting.

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* ShownTheirWork: Although the portrayal of foreign cultures usually ended up as caricatures Lester Dent (aka Kenneth Robeson) did put some real effort into learning about the languages. Many words and terms are accurate. For instance the language ''bod-skad'' comes up a few times. That really is the classical Tibetan word for the Tibetan language.
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In a relatively recent novel, Doc and his companions are chasing the villain through a plantation Doc owns, and the villain sets the crops alight so Doc will have to let him get away. Doc has his men keep going, and stays with them. It's a sugar plantation; sugar cane has no specific "ripe" period, and burning the cane is the first step in harvesting.
4th Mar '17 1:30:04 PM nombretomado
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** Doc Samson: Seemed to start out as [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] take on Doc Savage, except gamma-irradiated.

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** Doc Samson: Seemed to start out as [[MarvelComics Marvel's]] Creator/{{Marvel|Comics}}'s take on Doc Savage, except gamma-irradiated.
25th Feb '17 1:29:42 PM Game_Fan
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* LightningBruiser: Doc is nearly 7 feet tall, enormously muscular, and moves fast enough that few people can follow what he's doing in a fight.
25th Feb '17 1:18:45 PM Game_Fan
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* ThereWasADoor: Doc's immense strength allows facilitates this a few times. In ''The Meteor Menace'' he punches a hole in the ceiling because he expects gunmen to be watching the doors and windows.
21st Feb '17 7:59:05 PM Game_Fan
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* SuperSenses: Doc has the ability the hear even the slightest sounds as well as sounds beyond the range of normal human hearing. He has learned to discriminate smells like a bloodhound. He also has extraordinary vision such that, for instance, he can spot a person two miles away ''with his peripheral vision''.
20th Feb '17 9:14:11 AM Game_Fan
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* WealthyPhilanthropist: Doc has no need for money thanks to gold supplied by the Valley of the Vanished and thus donates anything of value he finds in his adventures to charitable works.
19th Feb '17 5:11:51 PM Game_Fan
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* MartialPacifist: Doc prefers to avoid violence but he's more than prepared to use it.



** Doc [[ThouShaltNotKill doesn't like killing]], and goes to great lengths to avoid it. His companions don't like lethal force either, but being less impressively-skilled than Doc, they sometimes do kill accidentally. Most often it's that Monk hit someone too hard, or Ham had to resort to his swordcane.

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** Doc [[ThouShaltNotKill doesn't like killing]], and goes to great lengths to avoid it. He even load his guns with special "mercy bullets" that cause unconsciousness rather than death. His companions don't like lethal force either, but being less impressively-skilled than Doc, they sometimes do kill accidentally. Most often it's that Monk hit someone too hard, hard or Ham had to resort to his swordcane.
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