I posted the Jeff Wayne track earlier, but it’s gotten me thinking about how a remake of War of the Worlds might work. Conceivably, in this day and age on Earth, there are enough weapons to fend off an attack from alien invaders (unless they have more powerful weapons and just make a pre-emptive strike). So to be honest, I don’t think it would work that well.
And so my creative mind began to work.
On Terra-Kal, the home of the elves from Black Mask & Pale Rider, it’s very much a steampunk setting harkening to a Victorian era with aspects of magic. The world is populated by nothing but elves, elves of every skin colour and culture that in some way shape and form mirrors Earth but continues to have their own culture as well.
So, with that in mind, Martians wouldn’t really work. But I’ve already revealed something in my other series, Rocket Fox, that the Vulpine Science Guild is studying a distant planet near the Lupine Sector of Space. Without actually saying it in the story, I’ve hinted that the planet the Vulpine and Felanus are studying happens to be Terra-Kal.
As is mentioned a few times, there is a great enemy which effects the entire sector; The Raptory. An ancient enemy of the Critainians, they are evolved Velociraptors who, like their tri-horned relatives, began to build great space faring vessels and began to venture into the unknown. But not with the intent to explore, but to conquer.
Forgive me, but sometimes I just need to batter these ideas around a bit, and maybe someday this will see the light of day. For now, I still have more of the first few stories of Black Mask & Pale Rider, and Rocket Fox to complete.