Monday, May 9, 2011


Unfortunately for Marvel Comics, the character of Thor the God of Thunder in the Norse mythology is in the public domain. So the night after their big blockbuster to kick off the Summer line-up of super-hero movies opened in theatres, "Almighty Thor" debuted on the Syfy Channel. Another selection from Syfy's Saturday sleaze-fest......

I meant to record it, just for the Toobworld info it could provide - I need to know if it can be counted as part of the main Toobworld or punted to a different TV Universe (probably Earth Prime-Time/MOTW).

If it had to be banished, it would only be due to plot discrepancies, certainly not for recasting. The so-called gods of mythology are pan-dimensional beings with incredible powers who crossed over into Earth Prime-Time's dimension and were treated as gods by the local yokels. As such, they have the power to alter their appearances - Zeus did it at least twice, as seen during the run of 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys'.

Thor appeared in episodes of 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' and a 1988 TV movie about 'The Incredible Hulk'. (Now that version was the official Marvel depiction of the Hairy Thunderer.) In both, they were played by different actors but aht was just a case of shape-shifting over the centuries.

"Almighty Thor", had it stayed in modern times, could use the same splainin and be done with it. But from the promo blipverts, there looks to be an origin story that might clash with what has already been established, especially with regards to Odin. Again, I'll have to see it to make sure.....


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