We began the year in the daily "As Seen On TV" gallery with the Roman emperor Nero, so I thought we should end 2009 the same way.....
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This was Nero reborn on another planet. So we can accept him as being the same as any official version of the fiddle-playin' version emperor. It's just that his new body - like all of those reborn on Riverworld - has been fine-tuned. And yet it is still recognizable to those who knew him in life.....
The Nero of the main Toobworld could be represented by the character as played by Christopher Biggins in 'I, Claudius'. But I like to think of all the characters in that fantastic min-series as being the "ghosts" in the memory of Emperor Claudius.
Then there's the Nero of 'Doctor Who' showcased on January 1st. Since the Doctor's time machine travels in Time And Relative Dimensions In Space, he could be a Nero from an alternate TV dimension should any Zonks arise from his portrayal.
Speaking of ghosts, as for the ghost of Nero who "appeared" in an episode of 'The Time Tunnel', no problem. All of the ghosts on Earth were transported to Riverworld to be reunited with the perfected clones of their bodies at some point in the near future.....
We who are about to blog, salute you!
And Happy New Year!