ROY THOMAS's introduction to the OMNIBUS volume, re-
printed as one of the bonus features in the back of this book. Roy
recalls seeing a rough cut of the film, wherein DAVE PROWSE's
voice hadn't yet been dubbed by JAMES EARL JONES, and
describes him as having a "thick Scottish accent". Well, slap
me with a wet kipper and call me 'Bob' - Prowse comes
from Bristol, and sounds nowhere near Scottish.
It reminds me of the time BOB HOPE's writers had
actress JILL St. JOHN describe SEAN CONNERY as
a "typical Welshman" in a show for a U.S. Air Force Base in
Madrid. I'm sure Sean wouldn't have been well-pleased, proud
Scotsman that he is. So what, if anything, have we learned from
this? One thing at least - Americans seem to be crap at distin-
guishing accents, simple as that. However, they have been
known to produce some very good comicbooks, so we
forgive them for their 'tin' ears. Big of us, eh?
Okay, back to the book. You can buy your very
own copy at your nearest FORBIDDEN PLANET.
Remember - last one there is a big girl's blouse!