Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Actress Margot Kidder, best known for her portrayal of Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve's Superman, has died. She was 69.

As expected, many of the tributes to Ms. Kidder will focus on her role as Lois Lane.  But for Toobworld, we're going in a different direction.

In 1971, she played Ruth the barmaid in the town of 'Nichols', opposite James Garner as Sheriff Nichols.  Two decades later, she played a cameo role as Margaret Mary in the movie continuation of Garner's star-making role of 'Maverick'.  

But that's the order in which they occurred in the Real World timeline.  In Toobworld, the order is reversed.  'Nichols' is clearly established as beginning at the beginning of World War I, 1914.  As for "Maverick", I think it has to be circa 1906.  I believe Bret Maverick had sired a son out of wedlock back in the late 1860s.  This would be Mel Gibson's character of Bret Maverick Jr. in the movie.  

So Ms. Kidder's character of Margaret Mary showed up first in the Toobworld timeline.  And being older, and resembling Ruth so closely, it is my contention that Margaret Mary is Ruth's mother - widowed and estranged from her daughter.

Good night and may God bless, Ms. Kidder......

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